Cedar House Gallery a First Nation’s owned and operated business located in Ucluelet, BC. We specialize in Nuu-chah-nulth art, from the First Nations on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
The Gallery is owned and operated by artist Tlehpika Hjalmer Wenstob and his family. Hjalmer is Nuu-chah-nulth from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, as well as Norwegian and English ancestry. Most days, you will find Hjalmer carving in the gallery, with his family around and his two little kids, Cinkwa and Huumiis, running around the shop. Huumiis is the Nuu-Chah-Nulth word for red cedar, although the actual translation means 'to give to life,' and the gallery's Nuu-Chah-Nulth name - Huumiis Maas (pronounced Who-Mees Ma-As)- translates to Cedar House or Huumiis's house.
Come by to share stories, art and conversation - there's always something new on the go.
For more information, here are a few newspaper stories on the gallery: