Native American Pipe Stolen from Folk Life Festival in Seattle, Washington, Memorial Day Weekend, 2009
This morning a local artist contacted me to help get the word out about a piece of stolen art, a stone and brass pipe done with northwest coast form line design. He had sent it to the Seattle Folk Life Festival with one of the co-owners of the Devil Fish Gallery here in Sitka. Someone lifted it off her table sometime over the weekend.
He made the pipe several years ago and it was featured in a small exhibit here at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Devil Fish Gallery as well as an exhibition in New Zealand. I’ve attached a picture of the pipe. The pipe has a stone bowl (both the dark and the reddish color) and the stem is brass. Dimensions: 3.5 L (bowl only) x L 4″ (stem) x H 2″. The pipe has been exhibited at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Devil Fish Gallery in Sitka as well as an exhibition in New Zealand.
The case number and contact info with the Seattle PD is #09-177600 and an email contact is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the artist, Dave Galanin, at 907-738-9486, or Cass Pook from the Devil Fish Gallery who took the pipe to Seattle at 907-738-1255