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 email@example.com for more information.
Kris Vermeer | Internationally Known Artist
October 6 through January 5th, 2019
Kris Vermeer is an internationally known visual artist who lives in Tacoma, WA. Her love of ancient cultures and petroglyphs has been integrated in her creations since 1985. Her work is collected by several Nobel Prize winners, David Attenborough, and can be found in permanent displays in public areas like Point Ruston, Las Vegas Airport, Emerald Queen Casino as well as private collections. Kris is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of mediums from fused glass, metals, to acrylic paintings that incorporate sand and she designs and builds steel sculptures. Kris enjoys being a mentor and has been an artist in residence for Tacoma Schools since 2012 teaching classes to children and adults through the Arts Impact program.
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
Jennevieve Schlemmer | April 2019 through June 2019
About Jennevieve Schlemmer: She has an extensive background in sculpture, public art, and fiber arts. But her main love is drawing. She loves to play board games and RPGs and enjoys the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay and Iain M Banks. You can find more of her work at Jennevieve.com and Short Leg Studio.
Julia Russell, Photographer | July through September 2019
Masha Fikhman, Artist | October through December 2019
About Masha Fikhman: Masha Fikhman is a Tacoma based artist originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She takes inspiration from nature, animals, music (like ABBA and Beach House), and interplanetary hamsters. While primarily a painter, she also enjoys experimenting with different art materials such as clay, resin, and fiber arts.
The cat lady series came from an idea of hairstyles as cats or cats as hairstyles. The biggest challenge with this series was figuring out a way to position each cat in a way that still made sense as a hairstyle. My goal is to show women and their cats as a strong willed pair to be reckoned with.
Besides art making, Masha also enjoys collecting plants, dancing, disco balls, naps, and laughing at her own jokes.
To Be Announced, Photographer/Illustrator | January through March 2020
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