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 for more information.

Now Featured 

Lorraine Toler & Lynne Farren | "Aloof and the Woof!"

June 2nd through October 6th, 2018 


About Lorraine: 

"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."


About Lynne:
"A maker of many kinds of art including collage,assemblage, artwear and painting.... Lynne Farren is inspired by everything including cats and quotes about cats. She paints cats in a whimsical and colorful style with added quotes to show their quirky and funny side."

"People who don't like cats haven't met the right one yet."........ Quote by Deborah Edwards.

Upcoming Shows

Kris Vermeer | October 6 through January 5th, 2019

About Kris Vermeer: "My love of ancient cultures is present in the work I create.  I am thankful to work in a variety of mediums."  

Visit: Kris Vermeer's site

Carolyn Osborne | January 5th through March 2019

About Carolyn: 

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 and Short Leg Studio.

Julia Russell, Photographer | July through September 2019

Masha Fikhman, Artist | October through December 2019

Past Artists

Stadium High School Illustration Department

Student Artwork 

Sarah Gil

Starheadboy - Dave Bloomfield

Amanda Gamble


Nadine Hamil, Founder of Artful Dreamers Studio

Liz Leines


Zane Leines

Nori Retherford

Inline image 1

Gary Johnson

Riki Thompson

Lara Grauer

Carolyn Schneider | Standing Stones Photography & Design

Alexis St. John


Jennevieve Schlemmer

Carol Meckling

Jennifer Bloom

Gerald Wiley

Alexis St. John

Michaela Eaves

Carolyn Burt

Keely Willoughby

Sandra Offutt

Mark Larson


Janyce Sukow

Lynne Farren

Roxanne Burns

Katie Lisko

Linda Hummel

Summer Kozisek

Cathy Fields

Ellen Miffitt