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We started as neighbors with small office space studios at Tidewater Studios in 2009.  

Don Hilderbrandt was resurrecting his carrer as a watercolorist after a successful career as urban planner and landscape architect, having traveled and lived internationally as well as across the United States.

Nanny Trippe was rediscovering her eye through the lens and presenting her passion for photography after many years away from the art world.

We discovered we had both portrayed the same well-known local oak tree in our respective mediums. A show exhibiting our tree pieces was presented at Tidewater Studios. The response was so positive about how well our work complemented each other, we decided to open Trippe-Hilderbrandt Studios-a gallery as well as working studio in 2010. A preferred location became available in the fall of 2013 and we moved across the street to 23 N Harrison St,, the current location, and evolved into Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery and invited  the featured artists to exhibit. The gallery has wonderful large windows providing great natural light and plenty of viewing space for the artwork.

Don has since moved to the Pacific Northwest but still maintains an artistic presence in the gallery. In 2018, the gallery became known simply as The Trippe Gallery.

Sadly in February 2024, Don passed away and will be greatly missed by me and all his artist friends and collectors.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to the gallery!

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce."

Karl Lagerfeld
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