New Group Envisions NETT Gain for Artists

10 May

Looking to share your portfolio, further your professional skills and opportunities, or simply rub elbows with other artists? Then check out NETT (New Emergence of Tacoma Talent), a once-monthly gathering hosted by Tacoma’s B2 Gallery at 711 St. Helens in downtown Tacoma.

This group offers a semi-structured agenda (including open-studio sessions twice a month) and “a very professional place for any and all motivated visual artists to stop by” and network, says organizer Rebekah Slusher. According to their mission statement, NETT “will be offering monthly challenges to our members – something to give incentive for practice and completing new pieces. For those who meet the challenge, publicity will be given.” New challenges will be announced at each meeting and also on the NETT Facebook page; membership is open at any time.

“To begin with, our first meetings will be an open door for artists to come in and tell us what they want out of the group. Please bring snacks and/or beverages if you are able. Espresso will be provided. As we grow, we will have some materials (easels, still-life objects, etc.) for you. But for now, bring whatever you want to show off and work on.

“Drop in and help make this group exactly what Tacoma needs!”

NETT is meeting tomorrow night, May 11, 6-11 pm:
6:00 – Meet and greet
6:30 – Announcements, new happenings, personal project sharing, etc.
7:10 – Structured group critiques (and showing of challenge pieces)
8:00 – Work on projects and share portfolios. During the meeting, there will also be a film screening in the gallery’s theatre: Art City offers a behind-the-scenes look at the work of some of the 21st century’s most groundbreaking artists as they discuss the creative process and more.
NETT will also meet at B2 Gallery on Saturday, May 12, 11 am-2 pm, for an open-studio day.
Search for NETT on Facebook and “Like” it to receive updates. For more info or to subscribe to the mailing list, click

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