Tara McDermott : Resume


2015  Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists, Port Townsend, WA

2005  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Washington

Solo Exhibitions

2008  Globe Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2007  Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake, WA.

Group Exhibitions


Studies in Nature: Photographic Views, Harris Harvey Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Unusual Views, Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA.

Personal View, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.



Organic Forms, Aljoya Thornton Place, Seattle, WA. Curated by Anna Macrae.

Seattle Emerging Arts Fair, Seattle, WA. Juried by Judith Rinehart (Gallery Manager at Winston Wächter Fine Art).

Essence, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA. Juried by Michael Monroe. Winner: Wallie Funk Award.

Kent Summer Art Exhibit, City of Kent, Kent, WA.

Emerge, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Flourish, Chase Gallery, (3-person exhibit), Spokane, WA.

INTERSECTIONS: Natural, Intuitive, Intentional, (4-person Encaustic invitational), Blakely Hall, Issaquah, WA.



Botanical Show (3-person exhibit), Koch Gallery, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA (June),

Color, F-Stop Magazine, Issue #83, June. Online.

Lynnwood City Hall, Lynnwood, WA (Oct/Nov).

Dreams of Being, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA



Alchemy, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.  

Expressions Northwest, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juried by Patricia Watkinson. 

The Seven Seas, Don't Take Pictures Magazine. Online.  

Wonder-Full, F-Stop Magazine, Issue #75, February. Online.  

Rhythms of Nature, Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA. Juried by Anna Macrae and June Sekiguchi. 



Multiple Facets, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Lines, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct, VT. Juried by Rebecca Senf (Norton Family Curator of Photography/Phoenix Art Museum).

Landscape, Plates to Pixels (online). Juried by Chris Bennett (prior Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography 2002 to 2014).

CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA. Juried by Greg Robinson (Executive Director of Brainbridge Island Museum of Art).



Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA. Juried by Margaret Bullock, Aaron Hartzell, and Colleen Maloney.

Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juried by Todd Johnson.

Blue, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.



Artists of Artech, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA.



Featured Exhibit, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.



Photographic Center NW Members’ Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA, Juror: Scott Wallin.

Apples to Zinfindel, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA.

Resonance, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Juror: Paul Kopeikin (Honorable Mention).

Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA, Juror: Stacey Green.

Juried Exhibition, City of Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA, Juror: Greg Bell (Honorable Mention).

Featured Exhibit, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.



Featured Exhibit, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA.

BFA Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.

School of Art Open, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.



Outsite, Capital Hill Arts Center, Seattle, WA.

Works on Paper, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.



School of Art Open, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.

16"x20" Invitational Student Exhibition, Regional SPE Conference, Seattle, WA.

Public Art

2011  City Panorama, Seattle, WA (photographic artworks installed on 2 separate Metro bus shelters across King County (Rainier Ave & Dexter Ave locations)


2014 – now       Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005 – 2013     SAM Gallery, Art Sales and Rental, Seattle, WA

2006 - 2007     Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA


Group Health, Tacoma, WA (Imagined Places)

Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA (Coenosium)

Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA (Coenosium)

Private Collections, WA; OR; Southport, NC; and Vero Beach, FL (various).


2018  Pastiche, Issue #4, pp. 45-48. Print.

2016  F-Stop Magazine, Issue #75, Wonder-Full. Online.

2015  The Hand Magazine, Issue #9, p. 34. Print.

2007  Visual Codec, “One Shot 2006” flipbook. Print.

2007  Renascent Volume 3 – Photography, pp. 40-47, and cover. Print.


2008          Photolucida

2007          Review Santa Fe
2007          Critical Mass (finalist)