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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
David, Joe  Search this
Feddersen, Joe  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry)  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Preston Singletary

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
David, Joe, 1946-  Search this
Feddersen, Joe, 1953-  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis, 1972-  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry), 1916-  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone, 1892-1977  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David, 1953-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 sound files (3 hr., 48 min.), digital, wav)
55 Pages (Transcript)
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 March 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Singletary speaks of his family background, especially his Tlingit heritage and his grandmother; his early interest in music; his job at the Glass Eye Studio in Seattle; his formative years as a glass blower in Seattle and at Pilchuck Glass School; his early styles and processes in the modern Venetian tradition; his interest in Tlingit motifs; early mentors including David Svenson, Joe David, and Tony Jojola; collaboration in the studio with other glass artists and other native artists who work with various media; his interest in the modernist primitivist art movement; the character of significant exhibitions and commissions; his collaborative project with David Svenson and native Alaskans on the Pilchuck Founders' Totem; how he met his wife in Sweden; descriptions of his processes and techniques, including lighting techniques; his retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Smithsonian's Gustave Heye Center in New York; current and future directions of his work; the character of his studio, including the contributions of his assistants; collaborations with other native artists including Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, and Maori jade carver Lewis Gardiner; his interest in Jungian psychology and shamanism; his relationship with critics, collectors, and dealers; and his involvement with native communities. Singletary also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky, Napoleone Martinuzzi, David Svenson, Keke Cribbs, Joe David, Tony Jojola, John Hauberg, Richard Royal, Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, Brian Jungen, and James Luna.
Biographical / Historical:
Preston Singletary (1963- ) is a Tlingit glass artist in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 memory cards as 8 digital sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 48 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Native American artists  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.single11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93a552326-ac2d-4da5-8db1-9f7c95018195
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-single11
Online Media:

Tlingit Art - Notes from Catalog - American Museum of Natural History

Collection Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
Undated
Collection Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
John Canfield Ewers Papers
John Canfield Ewers Papers / Series 11: Personal
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a2638885-175e-4e88-8ada-858bf59cae84
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-35-ref529

Wooden Carved Pipe Bowl

Collector:
Capt. Frederic Forsyth  Search this
Donor Name:
Thomas S. Forsyth  Search this
Length - Object:
8.2 cm
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Southeast, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
5 Jul 1927
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
097396
USNM Number:
E337354-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/344eccf76-8d8e-4568-a674-51983c0a3d6f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8398422

Buckskin Shawl/Mantle

Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Donor Name:
James G. Swan  Search this
Culture:
Haida  Search this
Object Type:
Robe
Place:
Long Island / Howkan, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Collection Date:
1875
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004730
USNM Number:
E20807-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35c0cf1de-b54a-4513-a9c5-ccc0908ec667
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8358359
Online Media:

Old Museum--Sitka 1899

Creator:
Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909  Search this
Subject:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Sitka (Alaska)
Date:
1899
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Arts  Search this
Community life  Search this
Museums  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3691]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308127

Preston Singletary : Raven and the box of daylight / [authors Miranda Belarde-Lewis, John Drury]

Title:
Raven and the box of daylight
Author:
Belarde-Lewis, Miranda  Search this
Subject:
Singletary, Preston 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
143 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2019
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Storytellers in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107151

Jennie weaves an apprentice / by Clarissa Hudson

Author:
Hudson, Clarissa  Search this
Physical description:
50 pages : color illustrations, plates ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
2006
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Chilkat textile fabrics  Search this
Hand weaving  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114697

Alaska - Cultural Destinations

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_a8f337c32a1e11ca2e491ae7c65e4a56

Tlingit : alte indianische Kunst aus Alaska : Meisterwerke aus der Kunstkammer des Zaren Peter des Grossen, Museum für Anthropologie und Ethnographie der russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg, Russland / herausgegeben von Judith Rickenbach ; [Autorenverzeichnis, Aldona Jonaitis ... et al]

Author:
Rickenbach, Judith  Search this
Jonaitis, Aldona 1948-  Search this
Museum Rietberg  Search this
Muzeĭ antropologii i ėtnografii im. Petra Velikogo (Kunstkamera)  Search this
Subject:
Muzeĭ antropologii i ėtnografii im. Petra Velikogo (Kunstkamera)  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 T56 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_627083

A proposed glossary of spruce root basketry terms / by Peter L. Corey

Author:
Corey, Peter L  Search this
Alaska State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
7, [1] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1995
1988
[1995]
Topic:
Basket making  Search this
Haida baskets  Search this
Haida art  Search this
Tlingit baskets  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Call number:
TT879.B3 C76 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_684480

Instrument of change : Jim Schoppert, 1947-1992 : retrospective exhibition

Author:
Schoppert, Jim 1947-1992  Search this
Anchorage Museum of History and Art  Search this
Subject:
Schoppert, Jim 1947-1992 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1997
Topic:
Indian artists--Biography  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.S35915 A4 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546516

Art of the northern Tlingit / Aldona Jonaitis

Author:
Jonaitis, Aldona 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 188 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 J65 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279942

Tlingit, their art, culture, & legends / Dan & Nan Kaiper

Author:
Kaiper, Dan  Search this
Kaiper, Nan  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest coast of North America
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1978
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Legends  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 K3X
E99.T6K3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120474

How to carve a Tlingit hat / Richard A. Beasley (Deex̲wudu.oo) ; foreword by Rosita Worl (Yeidiklas'ok̲w; K̲aa haní) ; project essays by Kathy Miller (Teet Tláa) ; edited by Kathy Dye (K'ei Joon) ; principal photography by Mark Kelley

Author:
Beasley, Richard A  Search this
Worl, Rosita  Search this
Miller, Kathy  Search this
Dye, Kathy  Search this
Kelley, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 77 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Topic:
Tlingit wood-carving  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit Indians--Clothing  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 B447 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001775

Sharing our knowledge : the Tlingit and their coastal neighbors / edited by Sergei Kan with Steve Henrikson

Title:
Tlingit and their coastal neighbors
Editor:
Kan, Sergei  Search this
Henrikson, Steve  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 523 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Pacific Coast
British Columbia
Pacific Coast (North America)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Languages  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Indians of North America--Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America--Languages  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038278

Design units on Tlingit baskets / by Erna Gunther

Author:
Gunther, Erna 1896-1982  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Tlingit baskets  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Basketwork  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 G86 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904191

Leengit atooẃoo

Physical description:
38 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
C1974
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Crests  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E99.T6 L44 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_917067

Tammy Garcia : visions in glass : a collaboration with Preston Singletary / [photographers, Russell Johnson, Pat Pollard ; writers, Nina Anthony, Benjamin Rose ; editor, Will Palmer]

Title:
Visions in glass
Author:
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Singletary, Preston 1963-  Search this
Anthony, Nina  Search this
Rose, Benjamin 1973-  Search this
Palmer, Will  Search this
Blue Rain Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Singletary, Preston 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
50, [1] p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Pueblo art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.G37 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928314

Preston Singletary / Blue Rain Gallery

Author:
Singletary, Preston 1963-  Search this
Blue Rain Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Singletary, Preston 1963-  Search this
Blue Rain Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
45 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
2005
[2005?]
Topic:
Tlingit art  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.S46 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928315

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