Art work part of the collection by Ali Beletic
It can be tricky these days to find authentic, unique, artist-created works in department stores. Either it’s been mass-produced into oblivion and very obviously not special, or it's boring and void of a greater message. While everyone’s taste in art is different, it’s great to have local options for obtaining high-quality art. From Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 2, Nordstrom has partnered with popular online contemporary art purveyor, Tappan Collective to bring guests amazing art curations with a local focus.
Art work part of the collection by James Needham
The exclusive collaboration has launched in select Nordstrom stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as online. Stores in Chicago, New York, San Jose, South Coast Plaza, Austin, and Toronto, along with two locations in the store’s home state of Washington, Seattle and Bellevue, are carrying the curated collections.
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“Almost like a love letter to each city, the collections were curated specifically for each location, an encapsulation of place, through color, subject, and memory,” says the founder of Tappan Collective, Chelsea Neman Nassib.
Tappan Collective is a unique digital storefront for purchasing art from the latest artists. Gone are the days of browsing through art in galleries and at art shows, the shop makes it incredibly easy to purchase trendy and current artist-created artwork online. The collective has a solid roster of artists who they regularly promote, support, and sell for, and who now have featured in this collaboration collection.
Art work part of the collection by Firoozeh Neman
“The curation highlights a wide range of artists, from portraiture to sculpture to neons. We really wanted to show a wide breadth of work for the Nordstrom audience to not only highlight the diversity that Tappan offers but also to celebrate the bold choices of Nordstrom and their clientele,” says Nassib.
Art work part of the collection by Satsuki Shibuya
Up-and-coming artists like Luke Chiswell, James Needham, and Marleigh Culver are regulars on the Tappan Collective website and have impressive social media followings of their own. This collaboration is particularly noteworthy because of its bridge between artists, their personal creative social media followings, and the masses of Nordstrom and its art-loving shoppers.
Art work part of the collection by Danny Lane
“We are incredibly proud to partner with Nordstrom on this Pop-In Experience. We believe everyone should have access to fine art, and our mission at Tappan is to showcase exceptional emerging and established talent through digital content, dynamic projects, and strategic partnerships. Nordstrom’s history of incredible brand partnerships as part of the Pop-In series is a testament to the loyalty and trust they have created with their customers. We cannot wait for everyone to experience the Pop-In @ Nordstrom X Tappan,” says Nassib.
Art work part of the collection by Tycjan Knut
Check out Nordstrom X Tappan Collective’s full online collection here.
Photography by: Courtesy of Tappan Collective