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Award and Exhibit Honoring Pierce County Artists, Join us for Opening Reception

13 Sep

Left: “Strata Discs” by Mindy Barker. Right: “White Ashes 2” by Kenji Stoll. Photo by Kris Crews.


Join us for the opening reception of the 2017 GTCF Foundation of Art Award Exhibit. The award winners will be present, along with live music, appetizers, and the premiere of a video highlighting past award recipients sharing stories and lessons from working as artists in Pierce County.

Third Thursday, September 21, 2017
5 PM – 9 PM – Free and Open to Public
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205, 
Tacoma WA
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this award, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has honored ten Pierce County visual artists with a prize, and opportunity to participate in the 2017 exhibit. On display at the Spaceworks Gallery, the exhibit includes artworks from this year’s winners, along with all the past winners. The exhibit runs September 4th through October 19th, 2017.

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GTCF Honors 10 Pierce County Artists with 10th Foundation Of Art Award

14 Jul

Tacoma, WA – Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will honor ten Pierce County visual artists for the 10th Foundation of Art Award in recognition of the growth of the local arts community since the Award’s inception. This year’s awardees span a wide range of artistic mediums, from painting and sculpture, to fabric and letterpress.

The following artists will showcase their work at a dedicated Spaceworks Gallery show and receive $1,000 each: Mindy BarkerHeather CorneliusTodd JannauschJanet Marcavage, Gillian Nordlund, Nicholas NylandChandler O’Leary, Saiyare Refaei, Kenji Stoll, and Chandler Woodfin. The awardees’ art will be on display at Spaceworks Gallery from September 4 to October 19, 2017. Continue reading

Spaceworks Announces Round 10 Artscapes Installations

11 Sep
Creativity, Literacy, Love

Write@253 Installation

Spaceworks Tacoma is excited to announce a new round of Artscapes installations on display until the end of December 2013. Nine new installations will brighten otherwise vacant spaces in downtown Tacoma, featuring work presented by artists Nathan Braunfeld, Brett Carlson, Priscilla Dobler, Elizabeth Gahan, Jeremy Gregory, Kristin Giordano & Mindy Barker, Kelly June Mitchell, Scott Scoggin and Write@253. The range of projects is expansive and includes literary, film, performance and visual art.

Scott Scoggin

Artist Scott Scoggin

A new venue for Spaceworks is in the lobby of the Old Post Office located at 11th and A Street. Six meticulous “Meta-tinations” by Brett Carlson fill two long display cases along with tin scraps showing his art-making process. And Scott Scoggin celebrates a year’s worth of poster design in ten display cases throughout the lobby in a show called “Whew!” Scott will also host a one-night pop-up show on Third Thursday, October 17, featuring live music and refreshments.

Downtown on the GoSpaceworks and Downtown On the Go (DOTG) partnered up for this round of Artscapes to transform three sides of a vacant building at the corner of South 11th and Market Street. Artist Jeremy Gregory has created a block-long mural on South 11th Street entitled “A to B”. The community writing center Write@253 has filled an alley with poetry by Tacoma children. And on Market, artists Kristin Giordano & Mindy Barker beckon, “Humans, Join Us!™” with a crew of animals, some one-story tall, on roller skates and skateboards!

Elizabeth Gahan

Color Wave installation

The steadfast Artscapes location of the Woolworth Windows at 11th and Broadway and Commerce offers four installations to contemplate. Nathan Braunfeld presents a cross section of the Sierra Nevada with gradual moving lighting that represents the rotation of the earth. A simple and stark white installation will be transformed with color by artist Priscilla Dobler during a five-day performance in a Woolworth Window (October 14-18). Kelly June Mitchell begs “remember that you will die” while enjoying a beautiful visual sight of huge pink flowers. A “Color Wave” of cut-up political signs adorns one window by Elizabeth Gahan. Plus, across from the windows on Broadway sits The Tollbooth Gallery, which has a rotating roster of films by Tacoma filmmakers curated by Kat Ogden, on view outdoors 24/7 (well, it’s down for repairs, but will be up and running soon).

Mindy Barker

Artist Mindy Barker

Artscapes applications were reviewed in July by a talented and devoted selection panel of: Katy Evans, Metro Parks, Post Defiance and Spaceworks Steering Committee Member; Judi Hyman, TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine Operations Manager, Downtown Merchants Group President and DOTG Board Member; Holly Knoll, Rescue Mission Creative Director; Elise Richman, Artist and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound; Mike Sweney, ArtsWA Program Manager and Tacoma Arts Commissioner.

Kelly June Mitchell

Detail of Memento Mori installation

Locations and support for Spaceworks Tacoma are provided by property owners A Street Associates LLC – Pat Rhodes, Bristol Equities – Steve Rose, Lee Noble, Seven Seventeen Investors LLC, University of Washington Tacoma, and AT&T; funders include The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts and Ovation TV.


Spaceworks Tacoma Announces Round 6 Rollout!

21 Mar

Bird sculpture by Elise Richman at the Woolworth Building.

We’re proud to announce the next round of artists to rock the Woolworth Building and satellite spaces in downtown Tacoma! Artists Kyle Dillehay, Lance Kagey, Phoebe Moore, Chandler O’Leary and Elise Richman; and environmental and geotechnical consultants, Landau Associates, have begun installing works that will be on exhibit through June 30, 2012. Michiko Tanaka will present a new video installation at the Tollbooth Gallery on Broadway, April 10 through August 31, 2012. Spring is in the wings – see new art at the Woolworth Building and at the corner of 950 Pacific!

“Foundation of Art Award” Reception, Nov. 30, 5-7p.m.

31 Oct

A paper sculpture by Jessica Spring.

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) invites you to join in celebrating its fourth annual Foundation of Art Award. The Community Foundation, in conjunction with Spaceworks Tacoma and sponsor Safeco Insurance, is hosting an exclusive exhibit featuring works by each of the 2011 Foundation of Art Award nominees. The three-month exhibit, running from early November through January in the Chamber of Commerce Building at 11th St. and Pacific Ave., will showcase work by Jennifer Adams, Sean Alexander, Nick Butler, Lynn DiNino, Oliver Dorris, Kristin Giordano, Ellen Ito, Matt Johnson, Rick Lawson, Nicholas Nyland, Elise Richman, Peter Serko, and this year’s winner, Jessica Spring. Congratulations to these outstanding Tacoma artists!

"Hanging Sphere" by Kristin Giordano.

In addition to the exhibit, The Community Foundation will host a reception on November 30, 2011, from 5-7p.m.  The highlight of the reception will be the unveiling of Jessica Spring’s art work, Ingrained, which was created for this award. Spring is an amazing letterpress artist and printmaker, and a co-founder of one of Tacoma’s favorite art extravaganzas, Wayzgoose. You can find out more about the opening here.

Glass art by Oliver Dorris.

In 2008, The Community Foundation established the Foundation of Art Award to recognize the positive influence art and culture has on the local community and economy. This annual $7,500 prize honors professional artists living and working in Pierce County, and includes a commission for an original work of art. Previous recipients are Chris Sharp (2008), Jeremy Mangan (2009) and Lisa Kinoshita (2010). To learn more about the 2011 Foundation of Art Award nominees and to view their portfolios, please visit: www.gtcf.org/artgallery. And come join us in honoring the artists on Nov. 30!

"Whiskas" by Nicholas Nyland.

The Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization that has been serving Pierce County since 1981, “collaborat[ing] with individuals, businesses and community partners to initiate change and develop solutions to longstanding challenges.”

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