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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 Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  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, 1958-  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)
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 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 Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.single11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-single11
Online Media:

37c Tlingit Sculptures single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3873c
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 24, 2004
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
American Indian Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2005.2003.111.3
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d6add1d2-85fb-49f1-a99b-8ac10cfc0f36
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2003.111.3
Online Media:

Proud raven, panting wolf : carving Alaska's New Deal totem parks / Emily L. Moore

Title:
Carving Alaska's New Deal totem parks
Author:
Moore, Emily L (Emily Lehua)  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Totem poles--History  Search this
Parks--History  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103875

Maquette for Tlingit, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hudson, Robert 1938-  Search this
Medium:
Welded, assembled and painted steel
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1980.49.18
Date:
1979
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Study--Maquette  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08580741
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_112697

Sitka National Monument, Alaska : visitor's guide

Author:
Mount McKinley Natural History Association Sitka and Glacier Bay Branch  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Sitka National Historical Park (Sitka, Alaska)
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Call number:
E98.T65 S58 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813725

The most striking of objects : the totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park / Andrew Patrick

Author:
Patrick, Andrew  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Sitka National Historical Park (Sitka, Alaska)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700469

Carved history : the totem poles & house posts of Sitka National Historical Park / [compiled by Marilyn R. Knapp, with the assistance of Mary P. Meyer ; edited by Susan F. Edelstein ; pen and ink ill. by JoAnn George]

Author:
Knapp, Marilyn R  Search this
Meyer, Mary P  Search this
Edelstein, Susan F  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Alaska Natural History Association  Search this
Physical description:
[28] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Northwest Coast of North America
Sitka National Historical Park (Sitka, Alaska)
Date:
1980
©1980
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034499

Silent storytellers of Totem Bight State Historical Park / by Tricia Brown

Author:
Brown, Tricia  Search this
Subject:
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Alaska
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Totem Bight State Historical Park (Alaska)
Date:
2009
Topic:
Totem poles--History  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1071955

The Seattle totem pole / Viola E. Garfield

Author:
Garfield, Viola Edmundson 1899-1983  Search this
Physical description:
[20] pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Coast of North America
Date:
1980
©1980
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1074058

Carved history : the totem poles & house posts of Sitka National Historical Park / [compiled by Marilyn R. Knapp, with the assistance of Mary P. Meyer ; edited by Susan F. Edelstein ; pen and ink ill. by JoAnn George]

Author:
Knapp, Marilyn R  Search this
Meyer, Mary P  Search this
Edelstein, Susan F  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Alaska Natural History Association  Search this
Physical description:
29 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Northwest Coast of North America
Sitka National Historical Park (Sitka, Alaska)
Date:
1997
1997, c1979
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Call number:
E98.T65 K57 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_916826

The box of wisdom totem pole [videorecording] = Koo.tēe.āa K̲óos.géi Da K̲éit

Title:
Koo.tēe.āa K̲óos.géi Da K̲éit
Author:
Alvarez, Steven Wounded Deer  Search this
Stanton, Jonathan  Search this
Blanchett, Stephen  Search this
Jackson, Nathan  Search this
Alaska Native Heritage Center  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Nathan  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (ca. 17 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Alaska
Anchorage
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Call number:
Video 001027
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920226

Carved history : the totem poles and house posts of Sitka National Historical Park / Sue Thorsen, Marilyn R. Knapp

Author:
Thorsen, Sue C  Search this
Knapp, Marilyn R  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Alaska Geographic Association  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Northwest Coast of North America
Sitka National Historical Park (Sitka, Alaska)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Totem poles  Search this
Haida sculpture  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Call number:
E98 .T65 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988183

Tlingit, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hudson, Robert 1938-  Search this
Medium:
Welded, assembled, and painted steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States General Services Administration Art-in-Architecture Program 18th & F Streets Washington District of Columbia 20506
Located Courthouse & Federal Building Atrium Anchorage Alaska
Date:
Modeled 1979. Installed July 25, 1980
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002823
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_5174

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