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About the Artist

Dan Friday (Shoreline) is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle-based glass artist. He has spent the last twenty years working for artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, Preston Singletary, and many others. Dan's themes and images are drawn from his Coast Salish heritage and are solidified in the world of glass art. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School and the Haystack Craft Center.

Dan has had residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Burke Museum in Seattle, the Corning Museum in New York, and the Dream Community in Tai Pei, Taiwan. He is a recipient of the Bill Holm Grant and the Discovery Fellowship through the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). His work can be seen in Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe; Stonington Gallery, Seattle; Ainsley Gallery, Toronto; Habatat, West Palm FL; Schantz, Stockbridge, MA; and in many collections around the world.

Dan received 2018 GAP Award funding to help with production costs of his Sxwole: Reef Net project, a large-scale installation that was accepted into the Bellevue Art Museum's Glasstastic show.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

The Reef Net project is pushing me. It has been a learning process. As the Coast Salish people move to preserve and revive their traditions, it brings me much fulfillment to explore these teachings. I am grateful for the GAP Award funding.

Dan Friday