The Store showcases a curated collection of innovative items from over fifty leading Seattle designers and artists as well as found objects and antiques, taking inspiration from the values and history of the Frye Founding Collection. Products and installations in the Store are ever-changing and we invite you to visit often.
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Isamu Noguchi / Qi Baishi Beijing / 1930
While en route to Japan for his first time since childhood, Isamu Noguchi paid an unexpected visit to Beijing (then called Peking) from July 1930 to January 1931. His encounter with a Japanese businessman and art collector, Sotokichi Katsuizumi (1889-1985), exposed the young artist to Katsuizumi's small collection of scrolls by the poet, seal carver, and traditional ink painting master Qi Biashi (1864-1957). Noguchi was entranced by what he saw, and asked to be introduced to Qi Baishi whom he observed and studied with.
$40.00 128 pages, 11 x 9.25 in. Color, paperback, 2013.
Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai
A 76-page catalogue, published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai, the first exhibition in the United States to explore artistic and intellectual exchanges between Chinese artist Teng Baiye (1900–1980) and his American contemporary Mark Tobey (1890–1976). Essays by Frye Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and scholar David Clarke consider Teng's influence as both a cultural interpreter and an artistic practice and–through Tobey–on the discourse on abstraction in midcentury American art.
80 pages, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. Color, paperback, 2013.
Meet the Makers
The Frye Art Museum Store features Pacific Northwest-based designers and artists in a series called Meet the Makers.
Valentine's Day Jewelry Trunk Show
Join us in the Museum Store for a trunk show featuring the popular work of Portland–based designer Natalie Joy. Natalie creates intricate and thoughtful jewelry with a contemporary edge. Find just the right piece in for your Valentine.
Jewelry Trunk Show
This Jewelry Trunk Show will feature a few of the multitude of emerging Pacific Northwest jewelry designers whose unique, wearable pieces are available in the Museum Store. These talented accessory-makers are inspired by the Pacific Northwest climate, their heritage, and the collaborative and supportive local design community.
Rachel's line of jewelry is inspired by movement and flexibility. Each handmade piece is crafted to be lightweight, durable, and unique. She lives and works in Seattle, WA. She will be demonstrating her craft in the Store.
Sarah's work reflects both the Midwest landscape from her childhood and her interest in the underlying structure of natural objects. She moved to Seattle in 2006, where she is currently teaching and working out of her West Seattle studio.
F A R I S
Influenced by city life and growing up in Seattle in the nineties, Faris Du Graf began her jewelry line out of the curiosity to create. The line is both streetwise and architectural, reflecting an intuitive modernist sensibility and an appreciation for the balance and beauty found in juxtaposed forms and elements.
For Sallyann Corn and Joseph Kent, the challenge and excitement of working on projects in a vast variety of scales and subjects led to the founding of fruitsuper design in 2008. The duo will be displaying their new line of outdoor products in anticipation for Spring.
Ria Leigh, ceramics artist and co-owner of Capitol Hill retail experience Kaleidoscope Vision, will be in the Store. She will be painting her unique custom ceramic bracelets.
Ampersand As Apostrophe
Ampersand As Apostrophe is a fashion accessories brand known for its eco-friendly ways and innovative approach to design. Detroit native, Jessica Park launched the brand here in Seattle and now sells her bags at boutiques around the country. Creative minimalism and a timely sense of humor define her label. Jessica will be cutting patterns for her Buffalo Parcel bags in the Frye Museum Store.
Grain is dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Chelsea Green and James Minola work to unite current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques in their Bainbridge Island studio. Chelsea and James will be making a new product, wire Electric Love Rings, in the Store.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Jean Lee and Dylan Davis will demonstrate their craft techniques. With a mix of resourcefulness and nostalgia, Ladies and Gentlemen builds objects considering yesterday's values reinterpreted for current times.
Meghann Sommer will demonstrate jewelry making. Each piece of &c. jewelry is one-of-a-kind, imbuing its own values and properties on its wearer.
Mw [Moment Magnitude] artist and curator of the Museum Store, Charlie Schuck will welcome visitors and offer insight on the unique items that he chose to stock.
Pollner is a multimedia artist and designer working in ceramics whose porcelain fortune cookies and axe are featured in the Store. Originally from Gdansk, Poland, she currently resides in Seattle.
Store and Museum Hours11–5, Tues–Sun
Contact:206 432 8201