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.**
Join us for this month’s Art Walk at the 253 gallery featuring Benjamin Davis!
His current show, “Icons and Idiots,” touches upon the American Icon and its psychological effects. Each piece is set on repurposed canvas.
Benjamin is a new member of the 253 Collective who specializes in oil, cartooning, chalk art, and cut paper. Check out his full bio here – Benjamin Davis.
We hope to see you Thursday evening for the opening of this fabulous show where you can view or purchase artwork and meet the artist.
253 Collective Gallery, 1902 Jefferson Ave – Thursday, January 19th from 5pm-8pm
The 253 Collective is partnering with Duchess of Downtown for the 2016 Tacoma Art Bus Holiday Shopping Tour! The Art Bus takes off from Downtown Tacoma on December’s Third Thursday Art Walk and tours several local shops. Tickets are $20 and include the tour, gift bag, and pizza at Cafe Vincero. Enjoy a festive bus ride to our gallery to meet our artists and purchase holiday gifts – original paintings, prints, cards, photography, and handmade jewelry. We’ll see you soon!
Barbara is an artist whose work strives to reflect emotion through color and texture. She began painting at a young age and embraced abstract techniques as a way to turn internal experiences into visual art.
Her first show in June 2015, Meet Me in Tulum, was inspired by a yoga retreat in Mexico and is about reconnecting with self and embracing the wonder of everyday life. For more on this show and to view recent paintings, visit http://www.barbaraserry.com.
Barbara will be showing a mix of old and new work as the featured artist in May 2016.
She lives with her husband, Phil, and dog, Ringo, in Tacoma, WA.