PLU Showcases Tacoma art talent

Hege Fatland

Guest Writer

fatlanha@plu.edu

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Ingram Hall is known as Pacific Lutheran University’s one-stop-shop for all things art. This fall the University
Gallery showcases a collection that is not only unique but produced by fellow Tacoma natives.

Until Nov. 11 the University Gallery in Ingram Hall is presenting special art from the Tacoma community as part of the eighth annual Foundation of Art Award Exhibition at PLU.

The Foundation of Art Award Exhibition is extra special this year because it has been recognized as one of the most important art awards in the South Sound.

“It’s the first time that we have an exhibition that’s not our own,” University Gallery Director Heather Mathews said. “[The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation] have had it in lots of different places around Tacoma, and this year it worked out that we could host it, which is exciting for us since we have not been able to do it before.”

The Foundation of Art award is meant to represent the best new art in the city, and this year’s show proves to be different than those of the past.

“They seem to have younger artists this year, [more] recent art by up and coming artists,” Mathews said.

The University Gallery usually has six shows a year, and two are Landscapereserved for PLU students. With the other four shows, PLU tries to bring in people or org
anizations from the community.

Artists like 2015 winning artist Christopher Paul Jordan will be featuring his artwork in the gallery as part of the Foundation of Art Award Exhibition.

Christopher Paul Jordan is a former PLU student, and is a known name to the Tacoma community. Jordan will receive a $7,500 award as the winning artist this year for his art piece.

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