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Winter is Coming!

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We hope you enjoyed the summer art events of the region!  From art walks to festivals, Tacoma and the South Sound were an exciting place to be.  If you’re happy to see that autumn is upon us and winter is on its way, it’s not too early to take a look at local art to warm your home (or friends and family) for the holidays.

We have seen a few of our artists go and a new artist join. Please help us welcome Kelly Marie Falk to our collective.  Kelly will be showcasing beautiful oil paintings of landscapes and animals.  We still have a few artist vacancies, so if you know of a budding artist/maker, send them our way!

Thank you for your support and patronage!


Kerry duVent-new member at 253 Collective.

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Kerry duVent is a self-taught international photographer and artist. She is also an international musician and an author. She lives in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States and draws breath and inspiration from the water, the trees and the mountains around her, finding opportunities, always, to return to nature, listen and respond to her.

In any form of art the experiences and philosophies of the artist shape their work. Kerry’s experiences have been fairly difficult ones, having survived domestic violence and homelessness. She got through it by disciplining herself to always look for what is beautiful in the world and in people; to listen for where laughter and love abounds; to turn what was often brutal into what is lovely. It is this philosophy of seeking and believing in beauty and goodness that has kept her believing in herself and in life. It has led her to expressing the soul of things rather than the form of things in acrylic, oil and gouache as well as through the lens of her camera, through music and through writing. It is the expression of what is within, the emotion of the moment, the playfulness, the joy and the unexpected that imbues her work.



River's Mouth Surrender, No Surrender