Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma art galleries’

Sumi Quest Opens at the American Art Company

amerartThe American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is showcasing  an exhibition titled “Sumi Quest: Multimedia Based Sumi Tradition.” A reception for the show, on view through October 26,  is October 7 from 2-4pm at the gallery. Established in 1889, the gallery mixes contemporary works of art on paper (etchings, silk-screens, and collage) with paintings,sculpture, art quilts, contemporary expressions in wood, and baskets.

Northwest Pastel Society Exhibit Opening at American Art Company in Tacoma Today from 2-4pm

CaptureNorthwest Pastel Society presents their 31st Annual International Open Exhibition at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma. A reception to meet the artists and juror, Jacob Aguilar, is May 6 from 2-4pm.  Featured in the exhibit, on view through June 10, are 50 artists from across the United States and Canada.

2017 Senior Art Show at the University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound’s “2017 Senior Art Show opens Wednesday, April 27, from 5 -7p.m. at the Kittredge Gallery,  N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence Tacoma, and everyone is welcome. This free exhibition is the highlight of the year, showcasing graduating senior art students’ thesis work.

The artworks on view offer a lively and engaging opportunity to see a variety of pieces by these emerging artists. Each of the 14 students has created a body of work that shows their skills and ideas. The show is on view through May 13.

Kathy Gore Fuss opens show at Gallery 301 in Tacoma tonight

gal301Gallery 301 at 301 Puyallup Avenue in Tacoma’s Dome District, opens for Tacoma’s Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm with a solo show of oils featuring the work of Kathy Gore Fuss. The show runs through July 19. Shown: Spring Bower.

Blue is in at B2B in Tacoma

B2 Fine Art Gallery, 711 St. Helens Avenue in Tacoma, is showing “Azul” through March 2 with an opening January 17 from 5-9pm.


Exclusive Irish glass exhibit at Traver Gallery Tacoma

travertacoma Traver Gallery , 1821 E Dock Street in Tacoma, serves as the only United States venue for “Engaging with Glass,” the first comprehensive survey of Irish glass art in over a decade. The reception for the artists is April 21 from 5-7pm, and the show runs through May 27. The exhibition brings together a broad spectrum of work in glass, ranging from beautifully executed decorative objects to conceptual installation pieces incorporating video elements. Irish artists working at home or abroad, as well as foreign artists living and working in Ireland, are included in the exhibition, which was juried by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian Collections at the National Museum of Ireland and Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. Seattle artist Paula Stokes, whose work is included in the show, was instrumental in bringing the exhibition to the United States. Shown: Roisin de Buitlear, Tambour – Limerick Lace Series.

“Yours, Mine and Ours” at Traver Gallery Tacoma

travertac A unique body of collaborative painted ceramic works by renowned artists Jeffry Mitchell, Cappy Thompson, and Dick Weiss called “Yours, Mine, and Ours” will be on display at Traver Gallery  Tacoma, 1821 E. Dock Street,  March 3 – April 15. A preview reception with the artists is on March 3 from 5-7pm. Shown: Cappy Thompson, Dick Weiss & Jeffry Mitchell, WARLI TREE AND SKULL.

Currently showing around Puget Sound

gallerycygnus Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, is showing “Natural and Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art” through February 26. The show is part of the ever-evolving tradition of representing the history, mythology, identity and ownership for the people of the coast. Individual artists in this show work within this context, but they also exhibit a wide range of style and expression. Shown at the left: one of the pieces from the show.


On view through February 11, Seattle artist Neal Fryett presents new photographic, video, and sculptural work in the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012. The tangram, a dissection puzzle comprised of seven parts, serves as the foundation for Fryett’s studio compositions, basic geometric shapes crafted from walnut that when arranged and rearranged become a study in still life, balance, and history. The gallery is located at 620 Market Street in Kirkland.


The Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St. in Tacoma, showcases contemporary works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro through February 11. DiPietro works in egg tempera, a centuries-old painting medium created by mixing powdered pigments with egg yolk and water. The resulting paints dry quickly to a matte finish and allow for thin, smooth layers of color and tight control of details. DiPietro will offer a demonstration of this technique following a gallery talk on his work on Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.. An opening reception will be January 25 from 5-7pm at the gallery. Concurrently showing is the work of photographer Eirik Johnson.


The SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is featuring a group of artists whose work has been impacted by relocation or travel. In connection with the show, which is influenced by the upcoming SAM exhibit, “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” is an installation in the gallery’s University Street window by Dan Hawkins. The show is on view through February `11.


theislandgallery The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing a special collection of Lynn Mizono’s wearable art through February 15.

Northwest Pastel Society Annual International Open Exhibit at the American Art Company in Tacoma

amerart On view through December 31 at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is the Northwest Pastel Society’s 25th International Open Exhibition featuring 77 artists from across the United States and Canada.

The New Mystery Jewelry at Sandpiper Gallery

Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N.30th. Street in Old Town Tacoma, opens “The New Mystery Jewelry” on September 17 in a reception from 2-5pm. The show, a one-person show of body adornment by sculptor Lynn Di Nino, runs through October 21.

Dual exhibits open at Traver Gallery Tacoma September 17

travertac Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100, celebrates dual  exhibits with an artists’ reception September 17 from 4-7pm. On view is Randy Walker’s “Revolve” and “Animal Spirit: Felines and Canines” featuring works by Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen. Shown by Randy Walker.

One year anniversary celebration at Mavi Contemporary

mavi Mavi Contemporary Art in Tacoma celebrates one year tomorrow night, August 18, from 5:30-8:30pm. The reception officially opens the exhibition featuring the work of William Quinn & Michael  Loos. Mavi says, “Come  meet Michael  Loos who has come all  the way from Italy to attend this opening and anniversary celebration!” Shown: Natural Selection by Michael  Loos.

Celebrating 40 years of Pilchuck at Traver Gallery Tacoma

travertac Celebrate 40 years of Pilchuck Glass at Traver Gallery Tacoma, located on the Thea Foss Waterway adjacent to  the Museum of Glass,  through September 11. On view are works from  prominent glass artists who studied or taught at Pilchuck. Also  on view is “Mark Bennion: Kaleval,.” a solo exhibition featuring a selection of new fresco paintings and steel sculptures by Vashon Island artist Mark Bennion. Bennion has shown his work across the United States, Canada and Europe since 1968. He has recently exhibited at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma as well as the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. A reception for the artists is August 7 from 1-4pm.

Carmen Vetter and Lino Tagliapietra at Traver Tacoma

travertac Carmen Vetter’s “Fill” is on view at the Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100. Also showing is world-famed glass master Lino Tagliapietra in a show called “Voglio Ballare Tutta La Notte.” Both exhibits will be up through August 21. Shown: Carmen Vetter, Swale (detail), 2011

Shakov and Wooten exhibit at Sandpiper in Tacoma

A show featuring photographs and wire sculpture by Tacoma husband and wife artists Vladimir Shakov and Chris Wooten opens from 2-5pm on July 23 at the Sandpiper Gallery, 22221 N. 30th Street in Old Town Tacoma. When the artists aren’t teaming up to produce artworks they are working on their own individual means of artistic expression.  The exhibition will be on view through September 3.