Schaenexw (Salmon) Run, 2019

Dan Friday
(American | Lummi Nation, born 1975)

Location: Washington State University, Pullman


Northwest Lummi artist Dan Friday’s ‘Schaenexw (Salmon) Run’ is an installation of nine blown and sculpted glass salmon fish. The artwork is inspired by Indigenous Peoples' traditional ways of life and cultural connections to plants and animals. In his own words, “Salmon and fishing have been a way of life for people of the Northwest since time immemorial. From the reef nets of the Salish Sea to the dip nets, traps and weirs of the Plateau, many tribes are known as the Salmon People.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State University.


Dan Friday is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle-based glass artist. The themes and images of Friday’s work are often drawn from his Coast Salish heritage and are solidified in the world of glass art.
Friday studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington, and at South Seattle Community College. He has spent the last twenty-five years creating his own work, and also working with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, and Preston Singletary. He has taught at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Haystack Craft Center in Maine.

MediumGlass with steel hardware
Dimensions4 ft x 2 ft x 8 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC2019.028.007
Acquisition MethodCurated Selection
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State University
Artwork LocationWashington State University
Terrell Library, lower level atrium (140 Glenn Terrell Mall, Pullman, WA, 99164)
WA CountyWhitman
Site TypeUniversity
AddressWilson Road and NE Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99164
Geo. Coordinates46.731316 | -117.163629
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