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Tag: Rachel Dotson


Get your asparagus, both real and printed, at the Proctor Farmers’ Market Saturday

Not all of the vegetables will be edible at this Saturday’s Proctor Farmers’ Market. Artist Rachael Dotson will be signing her newest print “Asparagus” there.

Dotson is known around Tacoma as a public muralist. My colleague, Rosemary Ponnekanti, has written about Dotson and her murals before.

Dotson will be at the Proctor Farmers’ Market Merchandise Booth on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to sign her third print in a series.

“Asparagus” joins the Market’s earlier print releases: “Corn” and “Tulip.” The trio are replicas of Dotson’s large exterior murals on 27th Street.

The prints

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Mural dedication for two new Ruston murals

The Ruston business district will host a dedication ceremony for two new murals recently installed on cafes along North 51st Street, Tacoma. An undersea mural representing the natural beauty of Point Defiance, painted over the summer on plywood panels by artist Mary Mann and students of Point Defiance’s Science and Math Institute high school, is mounted on the south wall of the Antique Sandwich Company café, while a mural of flowers was painted directly onto the wall of Don’s Ruston Market by artist Rachel Dotson in August.

Both artists will be at the dedication ceremony. The murals

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New mural for Proctor Farmers’ Market to be unveiled this Saturday



Yay, Tacoma has another mural! Tacoma has a strong mural tradition (Old Town, Kings’ Books, 6th Ave Farmers Market, People’s Park, and all the “ghost” ones downtown, for starters.) But it’s always good to have more – and the Proctor district is getting another one this Saturday, thanks to a neighborhood grant and artist Rachel Dotson.

Dotson is an established muralist around town: She’s the artist who painted the historic scene on the side of the Waterfront Museum on Dock St, and all the giant portraits around Auburn. Now she’s turning her hand to art nouveau. Her Proctor

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