Award and Exhibit Honoring Pierce County Artists, Join us for Opening Reception

Left: “Strata Discs” by Mindy Barker. Right: “White Ashes 2” by Kenji Stoll. Photo by Kris Crews.


Join us for the opening reception of the 2017 GTCF Foundation of Art Award Exhibit. The award winners will be present, along with live music, appetizers, and the premiere of a video highlighting past award recipients sharing stories and lessons from working as artists in Pierce County.

Third Thursday, September 21, 2017
5 PM – 9 PM – Free and Open to Public
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205, 
Tacoma WA
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this award, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has honored ten Pierce County visual artists with a prize, and opportunity to participate in the 2017 exhibit. On display at the Spaceworks Gallery, the exhibit includes artworks from this year’s winners, along with all the past winners. The exhibit runs September 4th through October 19th, 2017.

More Exhibit Information

Each of the 2017 awardees receives $1,000 award and will display their art at Spaceworks Gallery from September 4 to October 19, 2017.

  • Mindy Barker
  • Heather Cornelius
  • Todd Jannausch
  • Janet Marcavage
  • Gillian Nordlund
  • Nicholas Nyland
  • Chandler O’Leary
  • Saiyare Refaei
  • Kenji Stoll
  • Chandler Woodfin


The nine past winners of the award will also be represented in the art show, including

  • Chris Sharp (2008)
  • Jeremy Mangan (2009)
  • Lisa Kinoshita (2010)
  • Jessica Spring (2011)
  • Oliver Doriss (2012)
  • Shaun Peterson (2013)
  • Elise Richman (2014)
  • Christopher Paul Jordan (2015)
  • Sean Alexander (2016)

Artwork will be available for sale. For more exhibit details and photos visit the current exhibit page:

This year, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation partnered with Spaceworks Tacoma to produce the 10th Foundation of Art Award gallery exhibit. The selection panel for the 10th Foundation of Art Award included Amy McBride, Sean Alexander, Jeremy Mangan, Elise Richman, and Christopher Paul Jordan.

We’ll see you there!

21543837_1945824752333606_640808486105075300_oScreen Shot 2017-07-10 at 1.44.59 PM.png950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205
Tacoma, WA
Monday – Friday 1 – 5 pm
(Third Thursday 1 – 9 pm)