At Met Vet, we love to support our community and we enjoy featuring the artwork of local artists in our facility and invite you to stop in to peruse the quarterly rotating collection.
We have a spacious lobby/waiting room and 3 exam rooms, all of which are equipped with a hanging rail display system. Depending on the size of your work, roughly 6-20 pieces can be displayed. If you are interested in showing your work at our clinic, please let us know! You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lorraine Toler & Lynne Farren | "Aloof and the Woof!"
June 2nd through October 6th, 2018
"My name is Lorraine Toler and I am an artist residing in Tacoma Washington. I studied oil painting, acrylic painting and photography in the Fine Arts Program at Washington State University.
I have many diverse sources of inspiration from the last queen of Korea to a wasting disease of the Pacific Northwest Sea Star population. My driving force and common thread is finding a subject, reading and researching the subject and then interpret the story with a narrative of images.
I recently discovered that I also delight in painting pets. I have always been a pet person, so it is a natural progression. Like many, I anthropomorphize my pets and they always become part of my family. During the process of painting an animal it is like getting to know a new friend. It is always an honor to paint a much loved pet.
My primary medium is acrylic paint. My style and process is influenced by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and the evocative way he interpreted themes of life, death, and family as well as the contemporary California artist Hung Liu and the way she paints Chinese History and her own personal experiences of oppression in an authoritarian society. I strive to create in the way that these artist do. I admire the way that they tell a story through a single piece or a series. I admire art that can make your smile, or cry."
Kris Vermeer | October 6 through January 5th, 2019
Carolyn Osborne | January 5th through March 2019
Carolyn Osborne is a Tacoma born artist. She has created art, almost constantly since about the age of five. (However, one of her first drawings was at the age of two with a pink crayon on her mom’s dining room wall).
Carolyn is primarily self- taught when it comes to her art. She did attend the Art Institute of Seattle just after her daughter was born in 1990 for Layout & Production Art. In the early days she worked exclusively in watercolor, acrylic, ink and charcoal. Specializing in the human form, she would have 2 art shows per year for many years, through adulthood. Later she decided to buy a kiln and continues to also work in fused glass. Carolyn creates jewelry and other glass art. With the passing of her brother, she began Sacred Embers memorial works.
Her painting has gone through many waves. Depending on her mood, Carolyn loves to create realistic charcoal and watercolors but also has delved into the mixed media arena with abstracts of great color and texture.
Carolyn resides in Fircrest and works on her art when she is not in her shop, Creative Forces in Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.
Visit: Sacred Embers
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