The Nichols Berg Gallery and art studio is currently closed. We hope to reopen sometime later this year in a new location in Chestnut Hill. Please check back with us for updates. Thank you for your business.
While many of the artists connected with the Nichols Berg Gallery are from the Philadelphia area, several upcoming shows include artists from Boston, New York City and the Pacific Northwest. The studio will be offering workshops on printmaking, encaustics, painting and drawing as well as discussions and salons on various art and writing topics.
Gallery owners, Scott Nichols and Steve Berg, along with their10 year old son Henry, recently moved to Philadelphia from Seattle and found that most homes did not have the potential for an art studio space large enough to accommodate a press, tables, drying racks and storage. So they opted to explore a separate studio space apart from their home. During their search, they located a small commercial space just three blocks from their 1860’s Chestnut Hill home with not only potential as an art space, but also large enough to open it to the public as a small art gallery.
In June of 2011, the Nichols Berg Gallery had the opportunity to expand into an adjacent space with a beautiful front window right on the Avenue across from the Chestnut Hill West Station Newstand. This expansion now allows larger shows and a dedicated space for workshops.
Scott and Steve have been avid collectors and supporters of emerging artists of the Pacific Northwest and are excited about the vibrant and growing art community in the area.
"Neither of us is an expert in the field of art or of running a gallery for that matter." Scott, a lawyer and Steve, an HR professional, are self taught, combined with classes and workshops at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. "What we bring is a love of art and the creative process and building community around both."