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Welcome to Tacoma Arts Month

Celebrating 21 years!

Arts Events

Arts and culture programming to fill October

Opening Party

Launch Arts Month at STAR Center on Oct. 5!

Studio Tour

Meet 54 artists in their studios on Oct. 15 & 16!

AMOCAT Arts Awards

Honoring vision, dedication, and action in our community

Arts at the Armory

Interactive artist market on Dec. 10 & 11!

Arts Events image: Snippet of 2022 Tacoma Arts Month Events calendar, learn more here: tacomaartsmonth.org/events.
Opening Party image: Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.) dance performance at Kaleidoscope, the Tacoma Arts Month opening party, in 2019.
Studio Tour image: A young community member engages at the studio of Jenifer Davis, South Tacoma Artists Collective, 2019 Tacoma Studio Tour.
AMOCAT Arts Awards image: Left to Right: 2019 past AMOCAT Arts Award winners: Community Outreach by an Individual – Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark, Community Outreach by an Organization – Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Arts Patron – Tacoma Creates Campaign.
Arts at the Armory image: Attendees at 2021 Arts at the Armory.

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22 hours ago
Tacoma Arts

Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 11 of 15)! The following artists work with sculptures and block prints.

💠 Katherine Hogan creates wire sculptures using a looping technique that creates tension while producing a sense of grace and fragility. Her work uses light as a medium. katherineahogan.com

💠 Katie Dean is a printmaker who loves vibrant color combinations and natural themes as the foundation for her work. Her primary mission is to enhance people's lives through the beauty that inspires her. katie-dean.com

💠 Taylor Cox/Coxswain Press is a small letterpress printing and book arts studio. With a focus on limited edition art prints, greeting cards, and artist books, each item is thoughtfully crafted by hand. coxswainpress.com

💠 Denise Williams works on various shells, oysters, cockles, scallops, and driftwood. She embellishes her artwork with beads, sea glass, wine corks, jewelry, glass pieces, bells and other fun found things.

Images courtesy of Katherine Hogan, Katie Dean, Taylor Cox, Denise Williams

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 11 of 15)! The following artists work with sculptures and block prints.

💠 Katherine Hogan creates wire sculptures using a looping technique that creates tension while producing a sense of grace and fragility. Her work uses light as a medium. katherineahogan.com

💠 Katie Dean is a printmaker who loves vibrant color combinations and natural themes as the foundation for her work. Her primary mission is to enhance peoples lives through the beauty that inspires her. katie-dean.com

💠 Taylor Cox/Coxswain Press is a small letterpress printing and book arts studio. With a focus on limited edition art prints, greeting cards, and artist books, each item is thoughtfully crafted by hand. coxswainpress.com

💠 Denise Williams works on various shells, oysters, cockles, scallops, and driftwood. She embellishes her artwork with beads, sea glass, wine corks, jewelry, glass pieces, bells and other fun found things.

Images courtesy of Katherine Hogan, Katie Dean, Taylor Cox, Denise Williams

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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2 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 10 of 15)! The following visual artists work with paint.

🎨 Gillian Nordlund intends to make work that is encouraging and approachable and recognizes the ridiculousness of our shared human experience. instagram.com/oh_mygeegee

🎨 Rachel Heimbigner creates imaginative, realistic oil paintings. She finds inspiration from marks using various silicone materials. rlhfineartist.com

🎨 Dion Thomas is a conceptual artist with a multimedia background and a vast arsenal of creativity, Neon's range is unlimited in scope and broad in spectrum. neondionart.com

🎨 Johnny Crespo's painting has been his chosen expression for many years. He creates art pieces of landscapes, animals, and people.

🎨 Freyja Knott Freyja began to draw at a really young age. Now, at 8, Freyja loves to draw and paint more than any other medium.

🎨 Juan La Torre mainly consists of acrylic and oil paintings of great thinkers and doers throughout history, as he appreciates thoughtful, caring people who do good for humanity. latorreartstudio.square.site

🎨 Josh Harriman is a printmaker and painter currently living and working in Tacoma, WA. He makes printed clothing based on his drawing and designs. joshharrimanstudio.com

🎨 Jaeda Reed, a lifelong Western Washington resident, is currently living and working in Tacoma's Eastside. A lover of all things haunted, her work is heavily influenced by ritual and folklore. rosyghost.com

Images courtesy of Gillian Nordlund, Rachel Heimbigner, Dion Thomas, Johnny Crespo, Freyja Knott, Juan La Torre, Josh Harriman, Jaeda Reed

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 10 of 15)! The following visual artists work with paint.

🎨 Gillian Nordlund intends to make work that is encouraging and approachable and recognizes the ridiculousness of our shared human experience. instagram.com/oh_mygeegee

🎨 Rachel Heimbigner creates imaginative, realistic oil paintings. She finds inspiration from marks using various silicone materials. rlhfineartist.com

🎨 Dion Thomas is a conceptual artist with a multimedia background and a vast arsenal of creativity, Neons range is unlimited in scope and broad in spectrum. neondionart.com

🎨 Johnny Crespos painting has been his chosen expression for many years. He creates art pieces of landscapes, animals, and people. 

🎨 Freyja Knott Freyja began to draw at a really young age. Now, at 8, Freyja loves to draw and paint more than any other medium.

🎨 Juan La Torre mainly consists of acrylic and oil paintings of great thinkers and doers throughout history, as he appreciates thoughtful, caring people who do good for humanity. latorreartstudio.square.site

🎨 Josh Harriman is a printmaker and painter currently living and working in Tacoma, WA.  He makes printed clothing based on his drawing and designs. joshharrimanstudio.com

🎨 Jaeda Reed, a lifelong Western Washington resident, is currently living and working in Tacomas Eastside. A lover of all things haunted, her work is heavily influenced by ritual and folklore. rosyghost.com

Images courtesy of Gillian Nordlund, Rachel Heimbigner, Dion Thomas, Johnny Crespo, Freyja Knott, Juan  La Torre, Josh Harriman, Jaeda Reed

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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3 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 9 of 15)! The following artists work with mixed media.

💠 Cora Wells/Craftopia is a community of crafters dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for artists and crafters of all ages and experience levels to learn, grow, relax and create. craftopiawa.com

💠 Devonna Celeste Currah is a mosaic artist inspired by nature who paints in recycled crockery, glass, stone, shell and her hand-rolled and glazed porcelain.

💠 Claire Edwards is a Tacoma-based artist that works with acrylic, pastels, oils, ink, and multimedia collage to create scenes or feelings of nature. claireparrishart.com

💠 Darcy Jones is an artist who works mainly with beads and wire but who likes to take off in various directions and create all sorts of wonderful things with different media. etsy.com/shop/SerialCrafterInk

💠 Hugo Cruz-Moro is influenced by the memory of a neighbor building a Ferris wheel by wiring sardine-tin “seats” to the rimless spokes of a bicycle wheel balanced on a wooden frame. hmoro.me

💠 Hadiya Finley's main focus is the female figure. She has studied to develop an innate sense of the body's form to make figures from the inside out. barefootbird.com

💠 David Bader enjoys creating objects using discarded and found materials.

💠 Elizabeth Cadwallader uses a variety of mediums; she makes jewelry using shells from the PNW, stones and chains, and handcrafted candles made from soy and paraffin waxes.

Images courtesy of Cora Wells, Devonna Celeste Currah, Claire Edwards, Darcy Jones, Hugo Cruz-Moro, Hadiya Finley, David Bader, Elizabeth Cadwallader

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 9 of 15)! The following artists work with mixed media.

💠 Cora Wells/Craftopia is a community of crafters dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for artists and crafters of all ages and experience levels to learn, grow, relax and create. craftopiawa.com

💠 Devonna Celeste Currah is a mosaic artist inspired by nature who paints in recycled crockery, glass, stone, shell and her hand-rolled and glazed porcelain. 

💠 Claire Edwards is a Tacoma-based artist that works with acrylic, pastels, oils, ink, and multimedia collage to create scenes or feelings of nature. claireparrishart.com

💠 Darcy Jones is an artist who works mainly with beads and wire but who likes to take off in various directions and create all sorts of wonderful things with different media. etsy.com/shop/SerialCrafterInk

💠 Hugo Cruz-Moro is influenced by the memory of a neighbor building a Ferris wheel by wiring sardine-tin “seats” to the rimless spokes of a bicycle wheel balanced on a wooden frame. hmoro.me

💠 Hadiya Finleys main focus is the female figure.  She has studied to develop an innate sense of the bodys form to make figures from the inside out. barefootbird.com

💠 David Bader enjoys creating objects using discarded and found materials.

💠 Elizabeth Cadwallader uses a variety of mediums; she makes jewelry using shells from the PNW, stones and chains, and handcrafted candles made from soy and paraffin waxes.

Images courtesy of Cora Wells, Devonna Celeste Currah, Claire  Edwards, Darcy Jones, Hugo Cruz-Moro, Hadiya Finley, David Bader, Elizabeth Cadwallader

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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5 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 8 of 15)! The following artists work with fabric, fiber arts, and textiles.

🧵 Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow is a fabric artist and beader.

🧵 Linda Finley designs beautifully embroidered and embellished gifts and decor for the special people in your life, for celebrations and the home.

🧵 Elizabeth Gallagher started Cloud&Co, a small business that focuses on pet products such as collars, leashes, bandanas & much more. cloudandcostudio.com

🧵 Holly Knoll started Left Corner Goods out of a desire to get away from her computer and use her hands to create artful pieces for the home. leftcornergoods.com

🧵 Miranda Hemlee is a multi-disciplinary fiber artist working from her studio in Tacoma.

🧵 Nicole Turner's materials are scrap fabric and reclaimed and upcycled items, which are then thoughtfully remade into heirloom quilts, handbags, 2-D art pieces, and handwoven garments. thequiltedline.com

🧵 Hans Iverson's work is cut and sewn by hand, color and heft, yielding lively yet practical items. LutherLeather.com

🧵 Chelsea Pratt is a self-taught non-binary artist. They create relief prints and textile pieces influenced by their political beliefs and the natural world. blackpressmarket.com

🧵 Diane Katz has satisfied her creativity since 1991, designing, hand-dyeing, and creating one-of-a-kind fashions. dianekatzdesigns.com

Images courtesy of Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Linda Finley, Elizabeth Gallagher, Holly Knoll, Miranda Hemlee, Nicole Turner, Hans Iverson, Chelsea Pratt, Diane Katz

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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Meet the Arts at the Armory Artists (Part 8 of 15)! The following artists work with fabric, fiber arts, and textiles.

🧵 Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow is a fabric artist and beader.

🧵 Linda Finley designs beautifully embroidered and embellished gifts and decor for the special people in your life, for celebrations and the home.

🧵 Elizabeth Gallagher started Cloud&Co, a small business that focuses on pet products such as collars, leashes, bandanas & much more. cloudandcostudio.com

🧵 Holly Knoll started Left Corner Goods out of a desire to get away from her computer and use her hands to create artful pieces for the home. leftcornergoods.com

🧵 Miranda Hemlee is a multi-disciplinary fiber artist working from her studio in Tacoma.

🧵 Nicole Turners materials are scrap fabric and reclaimed and upcycled items, which are then thoughtfully remade into heirloom quilts, handbags, 2-D art pieces, and handwoven garments. thequiltedline.com

🧵 Hans Iversons work is cut and sewn by hand, color and heft, yielding lively yet practical items. LutherLeather.com

🧵 Chelsea Pratt is a self-taught non-binary artist. They create relief prints and textile pieces influenced by their political beliefs and the natural world. blackpressmarket.com

🧵 Diane Katz has satisfied her creativity since 1991, designing, hand-dyeing, and creating one-of-a-kind fashions. dianekatzdesigns.com

Images courtesy of Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Linda  Finley, Elizabeth Gallagher, Holly Knoll, Miranda Hemlee, Nicole Turner, Hans Iverson, Chelsea Pratt, Diane Katz

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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5 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Calling all WA arts and cultural organizations – register for ArtsFund’s information session webinar to learn more about applying for the Community Accelerator Grant, and share with your networks.

Webinar Date: Friday, December 9, 11 am – noon
Registration: www.artsfund.org/accelerator/

Washington state nonprofits with a 3-year average budget of $25,000 or greater, whose primary mission is to produce or support arts and cultural activities are eligible. The program will be open for application January 4-31, 2023. Funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Community Accelerator Grant will provide unrestricted grants for cultural nonprofit organizations across Washington state in amounts of $2,500 to $25,000.

Please share widely!

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Calling all WA arts and cultural organizations – register for ArtsFund’s information session webinar to learn more about applying for the Community Accelerator Grant, and share with your networks. 

Webinar Date: Friday, December 9, 11 am – noon 
Registration: https://www.artsfund.org/accelerator/ 
 
Washington state nonprofits with a 3-year average budget of $25,000 or greater, whose primary mission is to produce or support arts and cultural activities are eligible. The program will be open for application January 4-31, 2023. Funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Community Accelerator Grant will provide unrestricted grants for cultural nonprofit organizations across Washington state in amounts of $2,500 to $25,000. 

Please share widely! 

#grant #opportunity #funding #artsfunding #artsgrant #culturegrant
6 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Meet the Arts at the Armory artists (Part 7 of 15)! The following visual artists work with paint.

🎨 Sheila Fore-Williams' lifelong desire is to share her take on beauty through art in diverse forms. Encouraging legacy through art is her dream. allthingsartpossible.com

🎨 Steven Grice draws and paints in a developed style processing a plethora of influences into a salad of personal allegories that endeavors to both comment on our world and to be somewhere else. sweetlygrotesque.com/paintings

🎨 Teri Mori is a surrealist artist working in oil and acrylic on canvas. She works with images that communicate deep spiritual and emotional subjects that are difficult to communicate in words.

🎨 Teonna Manson-St.Ours is a world-traveled artist born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Her art can be described as colorful and multidimensional, focusing on many prominent figures meant to uplift and inspire. stoursart.com

🎨 Ryan McDonald is a Tacoma-based artist whose medium of choice is paint. He gravitates towards stories with a complex past and an uncertain future. mcDonaldGallery.com

🎨 Tonya Kelly is a local artist in the Tacoma community who is very interested in sharing her artistic creations in any way possible. She is the owner and creator of TK.Lite.Designs.

🎨 Terry Bader was influenced by artist parents Bill and Lorraine Phillips and became an art educator and painter with a degree in art from the University of Washington.

🎨 Joe Gallagher is a visual artist born and raised in Tacoma, WA. At a young age, he wanted to be a cartoonist and won multiple state competitions with elaborate pictures of characters. joegallagherart.com

Images courtesy of Sheila Fore-Williams, Steven Grice, Teri Mori, Teonna Manson-St.Ours, Ryan McDonald, Tonya Kelly, Terry Bader, Joe Gallagher

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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Meet the Arts at the Armory artists (Part 7 of 15)! The following visual artists work with paint.

🎨 Sheila Fore-Williams lifelong desire is to share her take on beauty through art in diverse forms. Encouraging legacy through art is her dream. allthingsartpossible.com

🎨 Steven Grice draws and paints in a developed style processing a plethora of influences into a salad of personal allegories that endeavors to both comment on our world and to be somewhere else. sweetlygrotesque.com/paintings

🎨 Teri Mori is a surrealist artist working in oil and acrylic on canvas. She works with images that communicate deep spiritual and emotional subjects that are difficult to communicate in words. 

🎨 Teonna Manson-St.Ours is a world-traveled artist born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Her art can be described as colorful and multidimensional, focusing on many prominent figures meant to uplift and inspire. stoursart.com

🎨 Ryan McDonald is a Tacoma-based artist whose medium of choice is paint. He gravitates towards stories with a complex past and an uncertain future. mcDonaldGallery.com

🎨 Tonya Kelly is a local artist in the Tacoma community who is very interested in sharing her artistic creations in any way possible. She is the owner and creator of TK.Lite.Designs.

🎨 Terry Bader was influenced by artist parents Bill and Lorraine Phillips and became an art educator and painter with a degree in art from the University of Washington.

🎨 Joe Gallagher is a visual artist born and raised in Tacoma, WA. At a young age, he wanted to be a cartoonist and won multiple state competitions with elaborate pictures of characters. joegallagherart.com

Images courtesy of Sheila Fore-Williams, Steven Grice, Teri Mori, Teonna Manson-St.Ours, Ryan McDonald, Tonya Kelly, Terry Bader, Joe Gallagher

Check them out at Arts at the Armory! See the complete list of artists at
tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory.
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