matter! is a contemporary fine art gallery featuring original artworks from over 100 artists using recycled and reclaimed materials; sculpture, garden art, furniture, lighting, jewelry, paintings and other wall art. If you have questions about an artwork or artist, need help buying a gift, or want to learn about artworks on the way, email or call! And if you're anywhere near Olympia, WA - come visit! We're open everyday. Check out a slideshow of some of the stuff at matter!
To shop now, you can browse by category or by artist on the matter! website. Have fun! matter! was started by these fascinating people:
Owner & General Manager: Jo Gallaugher
Jo has 20 years business experience and a long-standing love for artworks incorporating reclaimed materials. She holds an MBA from University of California Irvine, and a BA in Political Science from University of Washington. Jo has primarily concentrated on west coast artists while gathering works for matter!, but has begun to expand geographically. She is continually on the lookout for artists creating beautiful artworks with repurposed materials.
Photographer & Art Accomplice: Bob Snell
Bob was trained as a commercial photographer, but quickly decided mainstream commercial photography wasn't for him. In addition to being the sole art photographer for matter!, he has done several photography shows featuring his original works... choosing everything from stripper shoes to metropolitan skylines as subject matter. His goal is to honestly capture the crazy inventiveness inherent in all that is human.