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Object of the Week – “More Time Expected”

“My pieces are meant for dialogue, for discussion, for thinking about…That’s my ultimate goal.” Thomas Haukaas In More Time Expected, ledger, beadwork, and doll artist Thomas Haukaas (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) depicts more than twenty horses, with their knees bent, simulating forward movement across the picture plane.  The horses vary in color and adornment with some moving … Continue reading Object of the Week – “More Time Expected”

Object of the Week – Untitled

Marsha Burns has spent much of her career capturing people whose existence is self-defined. Working in Seattle in the 1970s, she focused on creating figure studies and nudes in her studio. Her models, usually friends and acquaintances with androgynous qualities, posed in a mostly empty setting in various states of undress accompanied by select objects … Continue reading Object of the Week – Untitled

Portraits Under Quarantine: An Interview with Steven Miller

Seattle based (and TAM collection) artist Steven Miller has been spending much of his time during the stay at home order creating a new series of work informed by the circumstances of the lockdown: Miller has been making photographic portraits of people as they self isolate in their homes. TAM spoke with the artist about … Continue reading Portraits Under Quarantine: An Interview with Steven Miller

From Despair to Hope- What We Can Learn for Today from Our Own Forgotten Stories

In Tacoma Art Museum’s new exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Art of the 1930s, explores how in 1930s the US federal government appreciated art and artists as critical to economic and social recovery. As we navigate through the repercussions of COVID-19, what can we learn from the ideals of the New Deal that can be applied … Continue reading From Despair to Hope- What We Can Learn for Today from Our Own Forgotten Stories

Object of the Week – “Waiting Lady #291”

“I love creating open stories in my artwork” writes Seattle-based artist Saya Moriyasu. By using figurative elements, like those visible in “Waiting Lady 291,” and broad, yet informative titles, Moriyasu creates an implied story that connects with the viewer. This approach also provides enough material to encourage interpretation and allows the viewer to understand a … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Waiting Lady #291”