Tara McDermott : Event Schedule

Anacortes Arts Festival
Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Show

July 28 - Aug 5

I'm thrilled to have an additional 2 works from the Coenosium series selected for inclusion of the Anacortes Arts Festival. Juror Michael Monroe, Director Emeritus for the Bellevue Art Museum, selected 70 artists out of 222 applicants. I'm sure it will be a killer show and I can't wait to see what other works were selected.


Open Studios
Inscape Arts Building, 815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, Washington 98134

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Come visit art at the source! My studio at the historic Inscape Arts building will be open for one day only along with many other artists throughout the 5-story building. Parking is available behind the building. See what I've been up to, look at newly created works, and enjoy a day of art. I'm located on the third floor in studio #305 with my studio-mate Susan Cole. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a food truck onsite as well. This is a great opportunity to see a ton of art as dozens of other artists will be open. I'll have prints and cards available, along with original art and framed photos. 


City of Kent Summer Art Exhibit
Kent City Hall, 400 W Gowe St, Kent WA 98032

June 6 - August 22

Two of my Coenosium series of botanical images have been selected for the City of Kent's Summer Art Exhibition, among more than 50 other works. This will be on display June 6 - August 22 at the Centennial Center Gallery at Kent City Hall. There will be a reception on June 6 evening, and exhibition hours are 8am - 5pm M-F. I've been really impressed by the City of Kent's art collection and looking forward to seeing my work in the same location.  


Chase Gallery, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA 99201

Exhibition: April 2 - June 28

‘Flourish' is a group show of work by Melinda Hurst Frye, Tara McDermott, and Meggan Joy; three female photographers from Seattle, Washington, whose work revolves around the narrative of the natural world.As each photographer's approach to the subject matter varies, so does the resulting work. Tara McDermott's images are refined portraits of nature; the photographs are made with a vintage film-based Hasselblad medium-format camera which she uses to isolate simple details found in her environment. Melinda Hurst Frye combines scans and photographs to build scenes of our immediate spaces, inhabitants, and cycles, constructing larger than life insight to the ecosystems around us. Meggan Joy takes the traditional documentary medium of photography and forces it instead to depict her surreal subjects, digitally collaging individual photographs of various flora and fauna together to create her unfamiliar world.

Each artist uses their surrounding environment as a visual language, swirling together narrative, study, and tension. While the methods and intentions vary, the three bodies of work share a common thread between medium and subject matter that keeps their imagery cohesive and fundamentally related. ‘Flourish' provides an opportunity to plainly view the comradery and contrast between these different creators, their work, and unique visions, as well as challenge the viewer to contemplate the significance of their various approaches to the natural world.