Denise Wallace Jewelry

Alaskan Native artist Denise Wallace will be in Vermont for the opening of our show "New Jewelry... Vintage Masterpieces" on Thanksgiving Weekend.

This show will feature new jewelry by both Denise and Dawn Wallace and is the kick-off event for our winter season. All of the items in the show will be available in the gallery and online.  The preview will be online for viewing at 9:00am Friday, November 24th. and the show opens - and sales begin - at 5:00pm Eastern Time, on that day. Please contact us ahead of time with any questions and we will be happy to help. At the time of the opening, please call by phone as our ability to keep up with emails is limited due to the high level of activity. We look forward to this amazing show!

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
"Bag Fastener Seal Design II" Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
"Bag Fastener Seal Design II" Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
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"Yup'ik Dancer I" Pin/Pendant by Denise and Samuel Wallace
"Yup'ik Dancer I" Pin/Pendant by Denise and Samuel Wallace
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Caribou Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace
Caribou Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace $ 3,850.00
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Cufflinks, Denise Wallace Transformation Design
Cufflinks, Denise Wallace Transformation Design $ 2,000.00
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Denise Wallace Iman-Shua II Pendant (#1/5)
Denise Wallace Iman-Shua II Pendant (#1/5)
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Dollmaker II Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#5/5)
Dollmaker II Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#5/5)
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Ring, Denise Wallace Caribou Hunt
Ring, Denise Wallace Caribou Hunt $ 1,675.00
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Seal Hunt Ring by Denise Wallace
Seal Hunt Ring by Denise Wallace
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Seal Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#28 of 100)
Seal Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#28 of 100)
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Tlingit Woman Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#2/5)
Tlingit Woman Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#2/5)
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Woman-In-The-Moon Earrings (Clips) by Denise Wallace
Woman-In-The-Moon Earrings (Clips) by Denise Wallace
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Yup'ik Dancer II Pendant by Denise Wallace (#2/5)
Yup'ik Dancer II Pendant by Denise Wallace (#2/5)
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Yup'ik Dancer III with Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (2007)
Yup'ik Dancer III with Mask Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (2007)
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