David Boxley Tsimshian Northwest Coast Artist
noteworthy commissions

David primarily produces his artwork on a commission basis, and has accepted commissions from organizations, individuals, companies and governmental bodies.
General information regarding arrangements for requesting commissioned work is provided by David: Requesting a Commission. General information regarding making arrangements in requesting commissioned work can be found: Requesting a Commission.
Please contact David Boxley directly regarding commissioning works.


  • Selected Honoree-Visual Arts, First People's Fund, South Dakota, Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award. Honors and celebrates exceptional American Indian artists who embody Collective Spirit - "that which manifests self-awareness and a sense of responsibility to sustain the cultural fabric of a community."
  • 24 ft Totem Pole replica of 1st Totem Pole raised 30 years ago in Metlakatla, Alaska. August 2012


  • 22 ft. Tsimshian Totem Pole, National Museum of the American Indian permanent collection, Washington DC, traditional raising in January 2012
  • Mask Carving Class, National Master Arts Initiative: Artist Teaching Artist Grant Award, Longhouse Education & Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College
  • m'algyax (Tsimshian Language) Translation, Sealaska Corporation
  • Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art visiting researcher award


  • Humpback Whale Clan Hat, Tiny and Davina Barril, Olympia, Wa.
  • Large Killerwhale mask/headdress, Joe and Nancy Kovalik, Blaine, Wa.
  • Refurbished 20 foot totem pole for Dr. Warren Guntheroth, Seattle, Wa. Pole then raised in lobby of University of Washington, Business Tower, Seattle, Wa.


  • Octopus Mask, Donald Gralla
  • Totem Pole, Reilly
  • Panel, National Indian Health Board & Hobbs Straus, Dean and Walker, Portland, Ore


  • Carved Panel, Rabbit Creek Fire Station, Anchorage, Ak.
  • Large Bent and carved box, Frontis family, Seattle, Wa.


  • Bentwood Box, Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Raven Rattle, John Aumann
  • Bentwood Chest, Jan Bowersox
  • Canoe Box, Jack Creighton
  • Bear Panel, Eric Schoff
  • Two Panels, Gerald Orlob
  • Six Masks, Icy Straits, Hoonah AK
  • Owl Mask, Peabody Museum, Salem, MA


  • Eagle Transformation Mask and new song, Tillicum Village Tours, Seattle WA


  • Shaman's Rattle
  • Bentwood Book shelf (private commission)
  • Two Box Drums, Yakutat Tribe, Yakutat, Alaska. Completed as demonstration in Yakutat, and presented to the community at Potlatch.


  • Speaker Stick for the Office of the Mayor of Seattle, Seattle Arts Commission
  • Articulated mask, commissioned by Haida Feastware, Dorthy Grant
  • Eagle Panel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, Portland OR


  • Best of Show, Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis IN June 1999
  • First Place, Northwest carving, Indian Art Northwest Show
  • Box Drum, Anchorage Museum of Industry and Art, Anchorage AK
  • Totem Pole, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage AK
  • 24 ft Totem Pole, The American Indian College Fund


  • Mask wall, Epcot Center, Disney World FL


  • Consultant and teacher for the S'klallam Tribal Long House Totem Pole Project


  • 8 ft Sun Mask, Quintana Spring Show, Portland OR


  • Masks, Boxes, Paddles and other traditional art objects (17 total), Southeast Alaska Visitors Center, U.S. Forest Service, Ketchikan AK


  • Raven Transformation Mask, Ancient Traditions Gallery, Anaheim CA


  • Raven mask, articulated beak, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA
  • Killerwhale Panel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder, Washington, D.C. 1990
  • Chief's Speaker Stick, 1990 Goodwill Games, U.S. Bank, Seattle WA
  • 4 ft by 6 ft Carved Panel, Raven Brings the Light, Dr. Guntheroth, Seattle WA


  • Mask purchased by the Governor of Alaska as a gift for the Emperor of Japan
  • Panel, Four Clans & The Sun, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder, Washington D.C.
  • Seven various pieces selected for purchase by Seattle City Light Portable Works Project; Seattle WA


  • Transformation Mask, Mental Illness to Peace of Mind, Denver CO


  • Carving gift for Mayor of Chongging, China selected by Mayor of Seattle WA


  • Panel, Four clans, Church of Metlakatla AK
  • Artwork selected by Mayor of Seattle WA for President of West Germany


  • Artwork selected by Mayor of Seattle for gift given to the King and Queen of Sweden

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