Archive | January, 2016

Mural Artist Roster – Call to Artists

29 Jan
Tahoma Associates, 1545 Tacoma Avenue South. Artist: Mindy Barker. 2014.

Tahoma Associates, 1545 Tacoma Avenue South. Artist: Mindy Barker. 2014.

The City of Tacoma is now accepting applications from experienced artists or artist teams, working in any artistic style, to lead or assist with the design and implementation of outdoor painted murals in Tacoma in 2016 – 2018. Artists selected through this call to artists will be added to the 2016-18 Mural Artist Roster and may be selected for one of several projects, including murals with the Tacoma Murals Project and other mural opportunities.

6th Avenue Speed Wash, 1318 6th Avenue. Artist: Jeremy Gregory. 2014.

6th Avenue Speed Wash, 1318 6th Avenue. Artist: Jeremy Gregory. 2014.

Community groups approved for a mural in their neighborhood through the Tacoma Murals Project will select an artist for their site from the 2016-18 Mural Artist Roster, with a limit of one mural per artist. Approximately five mural sites will be selected in 2016. Murals at these sites will be painted in spring and summer 2016.

From time to time, the City of Tacoma may have additional opportunities to design and implement outdoor painted murals. The location, scale, timeline and needs for these opportunities will vary by project. When an opportunity arises, the City will consult the 2016-18 Mural Artist Roster to select a lead artist appropriate for the project.

Detail of 43rd Street Bridge, E. 43rd St. & E. C St. Artist: David Long. 2013.

Detail of 43rd Street Bridge, E. 43rd St. & E. C St. Artist: David Long. 2013.

Artists selected from the roster will work with the community to design and implement high quality, temporary, outdoor painted murals to strategically revitalize and beautify Tacoma. Mural designs will be based on the lead artists’ aesthetics and on input from the communities regarding themes or messages. Assistant artists will be paired with a lead artist, as needed. The City will provide mentorship to artists selected from the roster who do not already have extensive outdoor public mural experience.

Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave. Artist: Chelsea O’Sullivan. 2013. Photo by Chelsea O’Sullivan.

Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave. Artist: Chelsea O’Sullivan. 2013. Photo by Chelsea O’Sullivan.

Lead artists selected from the roster will be paid at a rate of $30 per hour for mural meetings, design and implementation. Assistant artists selected from the roster will be paid at a rate of $15 per hour for mural meetings and implementation.

Applicants must be professional artists, 18 years or older, and reside in Pierce county. The deadline for submissions is midnight on March 7, 2016.

Twenty seven murals have been completed between 2010 and 2015. To see photos of these murals, visit the Completed Murals page on the City’s website.

Full project details, and the application, is available online. For additional information, please contact Naomi Strom-Avila at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5191.


If you are part of a community group and have a specific outdoor wall in your neighborhood that you would like considered for a mural in 2016, please check out the companion Tacoma Murals Project Call to Community Groups.  Applications from community groups are due by March 14, 2016.

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Classical Strings Solo, Duo, Trio

28 Jan
Maria Sampen, violinist

Maria Sampen, violinist

For the closing event of its 11th season, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to have the fabulous violinists Maria Sampen and Tim Christie returning to Slavonian Hall. Maria and Tim will perform a wide array of solo and duet numbers for violin or violin and viola by 19th century composers M. Haydn and Mozart; 20th century Italian composer Luciano Berio; and 20th century Russian violinist and composer, now living in Germany, Aleksey Igudesman.

Tim Christie , violinist

Tim Christie , violinist

This will also be an opportunity to hear and meet cellist Alistair MacRae, who has recently

joined the music faculty at University of Puget Sound. Alistair will join Maria and Tim in a performance of Beethoven’s Trio in G Major.

We are fortunate to experience this level of music-making in our community. Let’s fill Slavonian Hall for these great musicians! All ages are welcome.

Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is supported by:
Slavonian American Benevolent Society
Tacoma Arts Commission
John Connelly Law Offices
Dr. Nicole Ancich, DMD
Ted Brown Music Co.
Kathy Manke, The Spar
Gingko Forest Winery Tasting Room
SAI

 

Making space for creativity

26 Jan

creative spaceJoin us on February 1 for the City of Tacoma’s next Monday Mixer networking event which will be about adaptive re-use and creative space! You’ll learn about actual live/work and creative space projects that are currently being built in Tacoma. You’ll also learn about a new City ordinance supporting work/live development. Developers and artists will discuss how work/live developments will support a growing creative sector while providing ground floor vitality in Tacoma’s business areas.

At this event, there will be representatives from the Station Artists’ Lofts, Valhalla Hall, the Kellogg Sicker and Pochert buildings, and several other affordable and mixed-use projects that will be ready for leasing soon. There will also be representatives from new artists’ community spaces and incubators like the Carpenters Building, FEAST Arts Center and Spaceworks. Key staff from the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will also be in attendance, along with various community leaders.

What: Adaptive Re-use and Creative Space Monday Mixer
Where: 1120 Creative House, 1120 Pacific Avenue, 2nd floor
When:
 February 1, 2016 @ 5 – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free!

Light refreshments will be provided. Your RSVP is requested to Chrisy Vindivich at cvindivich@cityoftacoma.org.

Apply to Artscapes

22 Jan

Spaceworks Tacoma

Seeking-apps-banner.jpg From left: mural by Angela Larsen, Tollbooth video installation by China Faith Star, and storefront window installation by Becky Frehse.

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking artists and artist teams from the Pacific Northwest who:
• Can develop a site responsive, temporary, public art display.
• Can successfully and fully activate a public space that is visible 24/7.
• Is an experienced artist seeking a unique location to exhibit artwork.
• Can create an enticing destination-quality visual display for passersby.

ARTSCAPES DESCRIPTION
Artscapes temporarily places 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, mural, or multi-media art installations in storefront windows, outdoor spaces, and an outdoor video gallery in the City of Tacoma. The program offers an artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work. Since launching in 2010, Spaceworks has commissioned 125 art installations! Click here to view them all.

ELIGIBILITY
• Any individual artist or…

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Accordion Tuesday

12 Jan
Bonnie Birch

Bonnie Birch

TONIGHT!!! On January 12, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town rings in the New Year by celebrating the accordion- in a few of its many guises.

Toby Hanson

Toby Hanson

Four Northwest accordionists will play for in Slavonian Hall, featuring several distinct styles of music the accordion excels at – in the right hands. Bonnie Birch, Toby Hanson, Murl Allen Sanders and Lyle Schaefer will perform jazz, classical and old-time/old-country.

Join us! All ages are welcome.
Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

 

Murl Allen Sanders

Murl Allen Sanders

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Classical Tuesdays in Old Town through Arts Projects funding.

 

 

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