AOC Gallery, formerly Art on Center, is reorganizing to become an artist’s collective space. The gallery at 608 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma, in a handy adjustment of acronym, will become Artists’ Owned Collective, involving member artists in gallery administration and decisions as well as regular display of work.
The gallery will become the first solely fine-art independent collective in Tacoma. RampArt gallery shares its space, while Jet Artist Cooperative is more a working art-craft studio.
Similar fine art collective galleries in Seattle include SOIL and Shift, both in the Pioneer Square district. AOC will run with an advisory board, and plans to make the switch from private business to collective in December with a large group show, says current gallery director Catherine Swanson.
AOC’s initial artist group includes Swanson, Betty Sapp Ragan, Bea Geller, Chip Van Gilder, Jason Sobottka and Trinda Love, but is looking for up to 20 members. Interested artists should send three images of their work or a Web site link to email@example.com by Oct. 9. For more information, call 253-627-8180.
Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568