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

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


“The Way Home” by John Wise

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One of our 253 Collective member has a painting called “The Way Home” that will be on exhibit at the Tobey Jones Senior Juried Art Show.

The opening reception and award will be at 5:00 on November 10Th.  All the works will be on display for viewing from noon to 4:00 on the 11Th,12Th, and 13Th.  You can get more info, directions, etc,  at franketobeyjones.com.
Then it will be on display at the Tacoma Art Museum November 17Th to December 4Th.
Come check it out!