Join Cullom Gallery for its final pop-up event hosted at studio e on Saturday, January 23. The event marks the end of an eight-year era, in which owner Beth Cullom has established herself as a loyal supporter of the arts and a unique collector of contemporary and traditional woodblock prints and works on paper.
Beth Cullom opened her first gallery in 2007 in Pioneer Square, occupying a small space in Davidson Galleries’ mezzanine. It was no surprise when her success there led her to open a larger, independent gallery space on the ground floor of the Panama Hotel Building in the summer of 2010. This is where I personally had my first experience with Beth Cullom and Cullom Gallery, and also where the Seattle arts community became real for me. Her specific style of Japanese woodblock prints and other contemporary works drew me in, and Cullom Gallery became my first and favorite stop on the Pioneer Square Art Walk.
After eight years in business–six as a brick-and-mortar location and two as a pop-up gallery–owner Beth Cullom has decided to close operations in order to devote more attention to her family and health. Cullom has transformed how we view the traditional gallery setting and our conceptions of art, successfully increasing her collection’s accessibility via her pop-up events in venues ranging from bars to hotel lobbies. Cullom states, “My ties to the community of collectors, colleagues, and artists became deeper and broader. And based on customer feedback, it was also clear that removing hierarchy and formality, commonly associated with visiting an art gallery, was a welcome change for many potential customers.”
The event at studio e on January 23 will be the final exhibit in Cullom’s two-year string of “mobile showings.” The “table top” show will feature pieces by Tokyo-based Ryohei Tanaka, who works in a cut-paper technique. Seattle artist Robert Hardgrave, a Cullom Gallery staple, will also have works on display. If you have a specific work in mind, please contact Beth Cullom directly—this truly is the final opportunity to see and purchase art from Cullom Gallery.
Cullom Gallery’s Final Pop-Up at studio e gallery
When: Saturday, January 23, 1-6pm
Where: studio e gallery (609 S Brandon St.)