We are excited to announce that we expanded our space!! The 700+ sq ft former Sanctuary store became available and we decided to take a leap of faith and make our presence more viable on The Avenue. The former 510 sq ft gallery is a bright space with lots of room for creating art, art supplies, wall space for displaying student art, storage of art inventory and other events. We now use the new area for solo and group shows as well as our office area. In it's previous life it was an art gallery so there is gallery lighting in place, it has a huge front window and a balcony space that is yet to be determined. Please visit the new Nichols Berg Gallery to see our new spaces and re-purposed studio space.
We are also please to announce the addition of the talented and creative Clarissa Shanahan to our gallery family. Many of you have met Clarissa in the gallery and especially at opening receptions helping wherever she is needed. Clarissa is an accomplished artist, television and cinema set designer/artist, art educator and writer. Clarissa's main function will be to lead various workshops as well as assisting with show and opening preparations. Please welcome Clarissa.
As part of the mission of our gallery, it is a place for everyone to create art and have the opportunity to show their art in a gallery setting. We will be offering workshops in printmaking, encaustic and other mediums. We will also offer other opportunities for individuals or groups to have events or salons in our space. Please check out our Class tab to see a full list of classes and workshops and to register.
The Nichols Berg Print Art Studio is equipped with a Whelan Press with the capability to accommodate plates that are 22”x30”. The studio will be made available for small group and individual print workshops including monoprint, wood block and linoleum block print, dry point and paper lithography. Currently we are not set up for etching, lithography or screenprinting. We provide various papers, inks, solvents, Plexiglas plates of various sizes and tools for a fee. Besides print art, the studio will also have materials and equipment for encaustic painting and other mediums.
The Nichols Berg Art Gallery is designed for small installations with a track and cable art hanging system. Throughout the year we will rotate exhibitions on a monthly basis featuring local and regional artists of varied mediums, student artists, art educators and those who participate in our workshops. We welcome submissions at any time. On-going, we will feature other art-related gift items, cards, books, supplies and we are an authorized dealer of Story People sculptures, prints, cards, books and other StoryPeople items.