UPDATE: “An Abstract Coupling” has been extended to view through December 15th!
The 253 Collective Art Gallery is proud to present this unique fine art show opening on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-5pm through November 10th.
There will be an Artist Reception during the Third Thursday Art Walk on October 18th from 4pm-8pm.
Here’s a little information on the featured artists…
Diana Carey developed a passion for the creation of metal forms while studying at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Each piece is unique and is discovered as she dreams it, there is no direct path from one piece to the next. Once she starts working on the piece she moves with it as it starts taking shape. She wants the metal to flow, the pieces to be light and airy, counterbalancing the rigidity of the steel she is working with. As Diana works on her sculptures she continues expanding the artistic expression of her dream visions.
The sculptures are there to be touched and appreciated. Touching the sculptures can move a person along the same wavelength as the piece and the artist who created it.
Jonathon Gorman recieved his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting And Drawing from The University of Washington, School of Art. His recent work examines the connection between our “sense of self” and our “sense of place”. Gorman constructs complexities in texture, form and color that convey emotional tensions transfixed in space and time.
Jennifer Moore will be our featured artist through Saturday, October 13th with her new show titled “Two”.
“Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.” Paul Cezanne
While contemplating the concepts behind my art, I noticed the emerging theme of “Two”. It is a theme which has appeared in many forms. It’s in the comparisons between old and new, raw and refined, natural and man-made. It’s found in the contrasts between dark and light, coarse and smooth, perception and reality. “Two” is in the balance created from the duality of pressure and ease, adding and subtracting… control and abandon.
Meet Jen Moore in person Saturday, October 6th from 12-5pm or Saturday, October 13th from 2-5pm.
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.
This month’s featured artist is Barbara Serry! She’ll be showing her fourth solo exhibition opening on the night of Tacoma Art Walk on March 16th. “Wild Love” is a showing of her most recent work made during the first few months of being a new mom. The paintings exude images of nature and the female form. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Family and friends are welcome!
Check out a preview of Barbara’s work online at http://www.barbaraserry.com or Instagram @barbaraserry. **All available work will be showing until April 17th.**