Matt Johnson – for receiving one of seventeen 2009-2010 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) grants.
Started in 1999, the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) is a biennial program to support individual artists who reside in Tacoma in their creation of new artwork.
...details at www.tacomaculture.org/arts/funding.asp
Jeremy Mangan – who currently has a show at The Helm gallery in Tacoma and an upcoming solo show at the Telephone Room in June.
March 19 - April 9, 2009 at The Helm
"...my current work is a series of drawings and paintings of barn or shed-like structures elevated and supported by stilts. I hope these images allude to the strength, usefulness, and beauty, but also the hubris, precariousness, and ridiculousness, of human ambition."
...more at www.thehelmgallery.com/?page_id=155
Nicholas Nyland – who currently has a show at the brand new OHGE Ltd. gallery in Seattle.
Nowhere, Anywhere, Everywhere
New work by Nicholas Nyland
March 21 - May 9, 2009
"Nowhere, Anywhere, Everywhere includes works in a range of media (painting, works on paper, paper mache and ceramics) that are a world apart."
...read and see more at www.ohgeltd.com/Ohge_Ltd/Past/Entries/2009/3/26.html
Elise Richman – who currently has a show with four other artists at SOIL in Seattle.
Forces and Formations
Kevin Bernstein, Jonathan Bucci, Claire Johnson, Chauney Peck, Elise Richman
April 1 - May 2, 2009
"Natural forces and formations provide a jumping off point, a reference that inspires each artist’s highly personal visual logic and evocative manipulation of materials."
...read and see more at http://soilart.org/archives/apr2009
Gala Bent – who currently has a show at Gallery4Culture in Seattle for the month of April.
April 2 – May 1, 2009
"In a dozen or so works on paper, Bent has produced an enchanting primer on the role of imagination in our understanding of reality."
...more at www.4culture.org/publicart/gallery/2008_2009/bent.htm
Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky – who have an upcoming show at Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma.
April 23 – May 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23rd 6-10 pm
Fulcrum Social/Artist Talk: Sunday, May 10th 6 pm
"Phantasm Chasm uneasily unites some of the failed opportunities, tragic events, and myths in Tacoma’s past."
...more at www.fulcrum.oliverdoriss.com
All of these artists were nice enough to be a part of the Telephone Room's Hello! show (February 18 - April 30, 2009).
Viewable by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.