Denise Wallace Jewelry

CONGRATULATIONS!

March 2020: WINNER 2020 Heard Museum Indian Fair:

Best of Class, JEWELRY & LAPIDARY and First Place, Belts:
       Denise Wallace (ALEUT): "Yup'ik Dancer Belt"

First Place, Necklaces:
       Denise Wallace and Dawn Wallace : "Seal Spirit Necklace"

Denise Wallace (Chugach/Sugpiaq, b. 1957) is a contemporary artist inspired by a timeless connection between her people and the northwest coast of North America. Thousands of years have passed since humans found a home in this region, yet the link between animals, plants and the environment continues, and the themes of Denise Wallace's jewelry are as rooted in history as they are inspirational for the future.

Denise first grabbed our attention in the 1980’s with jewelry built with unmatched skill, and designs that were uniquely synthesized from the beauty found in the history of her people. Equal to her skills as a designer and metalsmith, the lapidary art of Denise’s husband Samuel Wallace (1936 - 2010) found an outlet in these forms as well, and the two together created a body of work that has been appreciated as jewelry, art, and cultural iconography. Included in private and public collections around the world, “Denise Wallace” jewelry is worn, displayed, coveted and admired. Many awards, accolades and sold-out shows later, they have been featured artists in national television broadcasts, books, magazines and museum retrospectives.

The Long Ago & Far Away Gallery in Manchester, Vermont, has been representing the Wallaces since 1988, and our first solo show with them was in 1991. Since that period, much has changed - Denise and Samuel closed their studio in Santa Fe to relocate to Hawaii and their two children, Dawn and David, have grown into their own roles as award-winning artists. A great loss for all of us was the passing of Samuel in 2010.

We are pleased to present for sale a selection of vintage Denise and Samuel Wallace Jewelry created over the last twenty years. Each piece is in pristine condition and is an artistic representation of a culture that has existed for millennia. We look forward to discussing the pieces included in the collection below, all of which are here in our Vermont gallery and ready to find a new home with you.

As always, we appreciate your questions and comments.

Grant and Betsy Turner. Owners
               Long Ago & Far Away Gallery
               Manchester Center, Vermont

Please sign up for our mailing list and we'll keep you informed about updated availability of jewelry by this artist. For those of you in Arizona, Denise will be a featured artist at the 2020 Heard Museum Indian Art Fair in downtown Phoenix on the weekend of March 7 & 8, 2020. You can find more information about this event here:  2020 Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market

You can get an overview of the way Denise and her family work by viewing this 2007 segment of Craft In America (PBS) which tells their story. 

LINK TO VIEW DAWN WALLACE JEWELRY

Yup'ik Dancer Belt by Denise And Samuel Wallace (1997)
Yup'ik Dancer Belt by Denise And Samuel Wallace (1997)
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Spirit of Driftwood Earrings by Denise Wallace
Spirit of Driftwood Earrings by Denise Wallace
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Woman In The Moon Earrings by Denise Wallace
Woman In The Moon Earrings by Denise Wallace
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Woman In The Moon Ring by Denise Wallace
Woman In The Moon Ring by Denise Wallace
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Woman In The Moon Bracelet by Denise Wallace #67 of 200
Woman In The Moon Bracelet by Denise Wallace #67 of 200
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Fisherwoman's Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Fisherwoman's Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Female Sea Otter Pin or Pendant by Denise Wallace
Female Sea Otter Pin or Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Woman-In-The-Moon Ring by Denise Wallace
Woman-In-The-Moon Ring by Denise Wallace
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Seal Design Pendant (with removable inner seal) by Denise Wallace
Seal Design Pendant (with removable inner seal) by Denise Wallace
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Killer Whale Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Killer Whale Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Walrus Shaman Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Walrus Shaman Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Mother Seal with Baby Pendant by Denise Wallace c.1988
Mother Seal with Baby Pendant by Denise Wallace c.1988
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Killer Whale/Wolf Transformation Bracelet by Denise Wallace
Killer Whale/Wolf Transformation Bracelet by Denise Wallace
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Fisherman Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Fisherman Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Fetish Earrings by Denise Wallace
Fetish Earrings by Denise Wallace
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Dancer Necklace by Denise Wallace
Dancer Necklace by Denise Wallace
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Woman In The Moon Pin/Pendant w/door by Denise Wallace
Woman In The Moon Pin/Pendant w/door by Denise Wallace
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Woman in the Moon Earrings by Denise Wallace
Woman in the Moon Earrings by Denise Wallace
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Half-Man Half-Animal Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Half-Man Half-Animal Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Singer Earrings by Denise Wallace
Singer Earrings by Denise Wallace
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Yup'ik Bird Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Yup'ik Bird Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Fetish with Triangles Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Fetish with Triangles Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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Caribou Hunt Ring by Denise Wallace
Caribou Hunt Ring by Denise Wallace
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Dollmaker II Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#3/5)
Dollmaker II Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#3/5)
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