The Northwest Mystics Exhibition at B2 Gallery

TACOMA, WASHINGTON USA – The Northwest Mystics Exhibition to feature the works of Northwest Masters associated with the Northwest School and Hood Canal Colony who developed the Northwest Modern Art Movement.

Guy Anderson, Elton Bennett, Kenneth Callahan, Waldo & Corwin Chase, Mary Froderberg, Morris Graves, Orre Nobles, Mark Tobey, James Washington and many more…

The exhibition features a special tribute to Zoë Dusanne (1884-1972), an extraordinary catalyst and modern art figure who helped to introduce the world to, what would become the Northwest Modern Art Movement.

“There is only one real reason to collect — the aesthetic one. If you collect for your sensuous enjoyment of colors and forms, for the deepening of your spiritual values, that collection becomes in time a living whole” (“Notes on Making a Collection”) – Zoë Dusanne

Artist: Morris Graves. Cup That Holds Nothing. Tempera. 12 ½ x 9. 1943

“Many persons in Seattle do not realize what a great debt Northwest art owes to Mrs. Dusanne. Perhaps more than any other person here, she broke down provincial resistance to modern art and introduced bold contemporaries to persons who hadn’t dared to endorse artists who hadn’t been dead at least fifty years” (“Coming Up”)  – Louis R. Guzzo, Art critic, ca 1964

There will also be a series of Gallery Talks. Dates to be Announced.

Exhibition runs Thunow through Saturday, January 25, 2014
Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm, with Extended Hours:  5-9pm ~ 3rd Thursday Tacoma Art Mingle

The B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios is your newest art gallery, creative space, and frame shop in Tacoma’s historic theater district. B2’s mission is to play a unique role in the South Sound’s cultural landscape, and become pivotal to the continued growth of Tacoma as – “the Northwest’s emerging Art City”. We look forward to meeting you and exploring your artistic interest.

Gary & Deborah Boone, Co-Directors