Starting April 19, the gallery will be featuring the art of Hollie Fadem.
Statement from the artist on her show:
“A chaotic melding of colors gives my mind peace. Painting is an outlet, art is my release. As I’m creating, darkness starts fading. My emotions become bold and my mood stabilized. I hold that awareness very close to my heart.
The inspiration for my artwork comes from emotions, experiences, and my surroundings. My family has always supported my interest in expressing myself through art, in whatever form. I have also been influenced by urban street art and the statement it projects.
I love combining different mediums, such as, acrylics with melted crayons and adding small detail with sharpies. I have veered away from using traditional canvases, by upcycling old bookcases, underlayment, and scrap wood. The textures represent the layers of experiences and hardships I’ve overcome.
Art is always up for interpretation. There is no wrong or right answer when admiring a masterpiece. I would like to inspire others to create with their feelings and let go of self-doubt. I encourage anyone to come be a part of my “judgment-free zone” On April 19th. The universe and its changes motivated my recent art pieces that will be for sale. I will have an “Inspiration Station” set up with mini canvases you can paint and take home with you. I am looking forward to seeing you, till then, peace & love.”
Artist Reception on April 19 from 5pm-8pm.
My recent paintings are inspired from the road trips with my wife this past year. Our travels brought us from metropolis to metropolis and the grand landscapes in-between them. I describe my compositions as abstractions of landscape, architecture, and space. The geometry of these places provides a structure in which I explore color, texture, and the illusions of space and time. Seeking to find order out of chaos, I strive for images that convey and promote a sense of peace.
Artist Reception and the opening of this new show starts on March 17 from noon-5pm.
“As a fine art photographer, I enjoy and respect the art in all its forms. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest all of my life and couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else. My respect for my home country is reflected daily in my patience and dedication to the craft of photography. I shoot landscape and adventure photography, portraiture, real estate, and product photography.”
“The arts exhibit will feature some of my favorite shoots from my adventures last year in Tacoma, in the Olympics and Mt Rainier.”
Davin Maki, Davin Maki Photography
SALE! SALE! SALE! Been looking for a bargain on original art? Needing something amazing to liven up your walls? Look no further than the 253 Collective Gallery’s SUPER SUMMER SALE!
Our artists are overstocked with art and looking to unload some inventory! This is a perfect opportunity for you to pick up some fantastic artwork at Rock Bottom Pricing!
Sale begins July 20th and goes until Mid-August!
253 Collective Gallery
1901 S. Jefferson St. Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Join us for this month’s featured artist opening on the Tacoma Art Walk! Rita Andreeva has created a beautiful collection of varied mediums. Enjoy refreshments and a viewing of her most recent work this Thursday, May 18th 5-8pm!
Our collective of artists is in need of a logo update! We’re excited to announce our first logo competition to see what our local community has to offer. The winner of the contest will receive an artwork of their choice valued at up to $150. The contest runs from May 15 – June 12th and the winner will be announced at the end of June. See rules below to participate!
- The logo must contain “253 Collective Gallery” or “253 Gallery”.
- Provide both a TIFF and JPEG of the logo.
- Email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s it! The gallery will be using our new logo for signage, business cards, social media, and event banners.
We are pleased to feature new artist, Chelsea Brown, during this month’s Tacoma Art Walk. Join us Thursday, April 20th 5-8pm to see this exciting collection of drawing and collage!
A sample of Brown’s work…
“Posture” Stripped down of all excess and resting on another language, posture expresses vulnerability.
“Alice in Wonderland” Peering into the unknown, Alice feels like she is falling down the rabbit hole, but she is in control this time.
“Are You Cussing with Me?” The fox holds an unknown power in its gaze, taunting and intriguing the viewer.