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Refreshing New Work – 253 Collective at Towers this Friday

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253 Collective Group Show

Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA
6 – 7 p.m., Live painting demonstration by artist John Wise
Newest member Lisa Mereddy brings a fresh approach to landscape painting and says, “I enjoy painting with brushes and painting knives sometimes mainly focusing on texture.” Come to the group show this Friday and view the collective styles of a local coop.

For more information email 253Collective@gmail.com

What beautiful clouds – 253 Collective at Towers this Friday

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253 Collective Group Show

Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA
6 – 7 p.m., Live painting demonstration by artist John Wise
What beautiful clouds, that’s what you may think when you see paintings by John Wise. John paints clouds, seascapes, and what he observes in nature. Come to the opening reception this Friday to see the work of all the 253 Collective members and watch John demonstrating acrylic painting techniques.

For more information email 253Collective@gmail.com. Read the full Press Release.
www.253Collective.com

253 Collective Group Show at Tower Coffee Bar and Grill

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253 Collective Group Show
Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA
6 – 7 p.m., Live painting demonstration by artist John Wise

253 Collective artists and Tower Bar and Grill showcase art and highlight local businesses at group show

Tacoma, Wash. — Artists from the 253 Collective and Tower Bar and Grill owner Debbie Portzer, will hold an opening reception for the 253 Collective Group Show on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Tower Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue in Tacoma. The group show aims to highlight and celebrate local artists and businesses, and will feature a variety of art pieces from members of the collective from February to March.

John Wise, a 253 Collective member, will perform a live painting demonstration during the reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Wise, who specializes in creating breathtaking landscape scenes in acrylic, teaches workshops locally, and was a featured artist in the Tacoma Art Museum’s winter exhibit, Franke Tobey Jones Senior Art Show.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of artwork during the reception will be donated to charities
chosen by artists in the collective.

For more information email 253Collective@gmail.com. Visit us online at www.253Collective.com, Like Us at 253 Collective on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About 253 Collective
In 2009, Tacoma visionary Linda Danforth founded the 253 Collective. The collective is a cooperative of local artists whose goal is to provide a retail location for artwork while keeping the cost to each artist as low as possible. Each artist pays a monthly membership fee, and has an assigned job (marketing, art rotation, etc.). There is no commission collected on anyone’s work, so artists receive the full payment when their work is sold. Visit www.253Collective.com for more information.

About John Wise
John Wise is no stranger to showing and selling his work in galleries. He has painted landscapes, cloudscapes, and seascapes. He paints what he sees, or what he remembers, mostly in nature. “Almost all of what I paint comes from inside my head,” said Wise. For more information visit www.john-wise.fineartamerica.com

About Towers Bar and Grill
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill opened December 2011. Located at 1101 Tacoma Ave. Towers is an offshoot of Tower Coffee which began seven years ago. This bistro offers all the comforts of home; solid breakfasts, french toast, omelets, a full array of lunch choices, salads, homemade soups, burgers and a full bar with beer, wines and spirits. Enjoy a beautiful downtown Tacoma and Mt. Rainier view in a location that accomodates large groups or intimate special occasions. Open Monday thru Friday. 253-212-1357.

Welcome New Member, Lisa Mereddy!

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We welcome new member Lisa Mereddy!
About Lisa: Born and raised in Oregon I’ve lived in Texas and Colorado before moving to Washington in 2011. I’ve have a BA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver Colorado.

Though I’ve painted since I was a child I began to focus on landscapes in oil late 2010. My muse is nature and I live to explore and try to capture her beauty. I enjoying painting with brushes and painting knives sometimes mainly focusing on texture. At times I also enjoy working in a Alla Prima method. 

253 Collective is open today 2-11-2012,

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253 Collective is open today 2-11-2012, until 5pm. Remember to stop by during our opening reception Fri, Feb. 24th from 5-8pm at Tower Coffee Bar and Grill. http://ow.ly/d/uWZ

253 Collective Group Show Fri, Feb. 24

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Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA
6 – 7 p.m., Live painting demonstration by artist John Wise

253 Collective artists and Tower Coffee Bar and Grill showcase art and highlight local businesses at group show

Artists from the 253 Collective and Tower Coffee Bar and Grill owner Debbie Portzer, will hold an opening reception for the 253 Collective Group Show on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue in Tacoma. The group show aims to highlight and celebrate local artists and businesses, and will feature a variety of art pieces from members of the collective from February to March.

John Wise, a 253 Collective member, will perform a live painting demonstration during the reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Wise, who specializes in creating breathtaking landscape scenes in acrylic, teaches workshops locally, and was a featured artist in the Tacoma Art Museum’s winter exhibit, Franke Tobey Jones Senior Art Show.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of artwork during the reception will be donated to charities chosen by artists in the collective.

For more information email info@253Collective.com. Visit us online at http://www.253Collective.com, Like Us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Are you an artist? We’re looking for you!

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We’re looking for you! Are you an artist that would love to show and sell your work at a retail location? We have openings at the 253 Collective artists cooperative. If you are interested in joining the collective contact us for more information. Email info@253Collective.com or visit http://www.253Collective.com.

Welcome New Members!

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Welcome newest 253 Collective members Brynn Rydell and Kathy Bauer.

Visit The 253 Collective Today

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Come view the work of the eclectic artists of the 253 Collective. A winter show reveals their interpretations of an enigmatic quote  “…the color of winter is in the imagination.” New artwork includes pieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil and photography. You’ll find lots of great holiday gifts, come out and support local Artists!

Visit the 253 Collective today, the gallery is located at the University of Washington Tacoma campus, 1901 Jefferson Ave. During normal business hours the collective’s work is viewable in the hallways and through the windows of the campus building.  On Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 5 p.m. the shop in suite 100 is open, staffed by collective member artists. During Tacoma’s Third Thursday art walk the collective is open from 4 – 9 p.m.

1901 Jefferson Ave. (Across from The Swiss)
Email: Info@253Collective.com

Happy Holidays! from
The 253 Collective Artists
www.253collective.com
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Please note: The 253 Collective is closed Saturday, December 24 on Christmas Eve and Saturday, December 31 on New Years Eve.

The Color of Winter | Dec. 15th, 3 – 8pm

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December 15th, 3-8pm | 1901 South Jefferson,  Tacoma WA. Join the eclectic artists of the 253 Collective as they reveal their interpretations of an enigmatic quote about winter.“…The color of winter is in the imagination.”

New artwork will include paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil; as well as photography.

Unveiling and opening reception on December’s “Third Thursday Art Walk”, December 15, 3 – 8 p.m.

Show runs December 15 – January 30
1901 S. Jefferson Suite #100, Tacoma WA 98402

www.253Collective.com