Tacoma art beat


The Tacoma Arts Commission is gearing up for what the city declares every November as ‘Tacoma Artists’ Month”; this will be their third year. No solid information yet, but I do remember from last year they had all kinds of events, open studios and special exhibits dedicated to promoting the arts in their town.

Currently Tacoma Contemporary (TACO) has an open call to artists interested in window installations.

Victoria Adams, a painter who shows in Seattle’s Winston Wachter gallery gets some coverage in the Tacoma News Tribune for her olfactory senses and apparent addiction to turpentine and linseed oil.

When Adams was young, a neighbor gave her his leftover paint-by-number pots, which she stored in a shoe box. She’d crack open the pots one by one, sniffing the exotic stuff.

Ventilation systems be damned!

(I always thought the smell of coffee and turpentine was far superior to Chanel #5 myself.)

Blog of a Tacoma poet who visits art museums.

Of course Tacoma Art Museum has The Hudson River School: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art up right now as well.

Here is something to explore, Tacoma has a variety of art venues – yet I’m having a tough time finding websites for some of them though.

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Looks like Microsoft’s art curator Michael Klein is giving up his curatorial position and moving back East.

Here is a short profile from last spring calculating Klein’s influence on the corporate collection.