Joan Joachims's Little French Ladies Traveling in the Time of Quarantine

“In March, all the doors and windows slammed shut, and outdoor travel was banned. The little French ladies had been quite content on their shelf, but now they squirmed. The bird pitcher’s squawked stories were no longer amusing. They sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard. It was clearly time to travel, around the house.”

Written, illustrated, and narrated by Proctor Art Gallery artist member Joan Joachims, The Little French Ladies Traveling in the Time of Quarantine is a charming series that follows the journey of household statuettes as they find adventure during a pandemic. See the original series of paintings all through October 2020 only at Proctor Art Gallery.


Tacoma Weekly: July Artist Showcase

“Third Thursday in July will be a night to remember at Proctor Art Gallery. The July Artist Showcase on July 18, 5-8 p.m., will feature watercolorist Bonnie Cargol, intuitive painter Michelle Osborne, and sculptor Lorelle Parker. Take a look at this month’s theme wall “Into the Night,” enjoy refreshments, and meet the local artists who have created all new work for July.”

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Tacoma Weekly: Proctor Art Gallery Profile

“In the heart of the Proctor District is a must-experience treasure trove of art called Proctor Art Gallery at 3811 N. 26th St. Featuring artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest (but mostly the local area), the gallery is full of paintings, jewelry, sculptures, mixed-media and more, all beautifully displayed with a keen eye for showcasing each collection at its best.”

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Proctor Art Gallery Featured on City of Tacoma's Business Matters Spotlight

“Part of the success of the gallery is that we interface with the customer. They get to hear about the insight that the artist had in creating that piece, and when they do take it home it means a lot more to them. That’s something you won’t find when you buy online.”
—Pamela Phelps

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