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Recent News

December 8, 2000

We are in the process of updating the site to reflect our current inventory. Most of our art pieces have found their way into the homes of various collectors throughout the world, but there is still an ever changing inventory available... please email if you have any requests!

All of our prints are available, though Damian George's Power of Unity is selling extremely well, We have 2 copies available at this time.

December 9th, 1999 We would like to give thanks to everyone who participated in our survey. We have been overwhelmed by your positive comments and new ideas. Some of you will see your input implemented into the site. We have received word that our moon mask commission from Stephen Bruce is due to arrive any day now. This piece is special to us at Coastal Arts, as we all, somehow, share a personal affinity for moon masks, and we all favour Stephen Bruce’s work (thus, our choice of commission). Upon viewing many pieces in Stephen’s large body of work, we identified specific designs that we shared an appreciation for, and had planned to pass our preferences along to Stephen, as he requested. But in the end, when we spoke to him about creating this piece, we ended up simply asking for, "a moon mask". We decided against any constricting demands that may stifle his creativity. Having complete faith in his abilities we left it at that. Who knows what innovations await…
October 28th, 1999 We are proud to announce that renowned Haida, artist, Clarence Mills has designed a new logo for us, entitled Raven Moon. A miniature-low resolution representation of this design is located at the top left hand corner of our home page. A series of limited edition prints of this design will be made available soon. Clarence is now ready to accept commissions through Coastal Arts on items ranging from jewellery to monumental sized totem poles. Contact Ben@coastalarts for more information. If you have visited our home page recently you will have noticed the addition of our Inuit Gallery, which currently features soapstone carvings by Ootova Alhoona and Pauloosie Talpannie. We plan to expand this gallery in the coming year. Check back soon, or join our mailing list to keep up to date with all the new developments at Coastal Arts.
September 28th, 1999 Ben’s September expedition to Alert Bay has proved to be profoundly rewarding. It is from this resent trip that Coastal Arts is pleased to announce the acquisition of a very special piece: Thunderbird Headdress by Vincent Shaughnessy. A magnificent Kwakiutl mask which has actually been danced in the sacred potlatch ceremony. To view this piece, click here, and for more information on the potlatch that celebrated the opening of the new big house in Alert Bay, click here. Ben was also fortunate to meet many of the renowned carvers in Alert Bay, such as Stephen Bruce and master carver, Bruce Alfred who creates the finest bentwood boxes on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Another visit to The U'mista Gallery and Cultural Center’s permanent collection of rare Kwakwaka’wakw artifacts is always an extraordinary experience; well worth the trip alone. Unfortunately, there was no time to visit Port Hardy this time around. Another, more extensive expedition of Vancouver Island is being planned for early in the New Year. This will include stops in Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino and Meares Island. Destinations that are sure to bring more incredible pieces to the Coastal Arts Gallery.

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