Great Meadows Foundation Grant

Thank you to Great Meadows Foundation for awarding me an Artist Professional Development Grant! I am thrilled for the opportunity to attend the Wayzgoose 2017 at the Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin and meet letterpress artists and designers from across the globe.

GREAT MEADOWS FOUNDATION ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Great Meadows Foundation is pleased to announce the award of 15 grants to artists in the Kentucky region through the fourth round of the Artist Professional Development Grants program. Supporting artists from across the state, the grants will enable recipients to travel to visit major conferences, exhibitions, visual art festivals and biennials, and to connect with professionals in the field whose expertise can help them develop their practice.

Grantee artists in this cycle are: Matthew and Mitchell Bradley, Louisville; Darrenn Canton, Louisville; Janet Creekmore, Covington; Gaela Erwin, Louisville; Linda Erzinger, Louisville; Steve Heine, Louisville; Vallorie Henderson, Louisville; James Russell May, Louisville; Karine and Matthew Maynard, Lawrenceburg; Carrie Neumayer, Louisville; Leslie Nichols, Bowling Green; John Harlan Norris, Lexington; Vian Sora, Louisville; Alyson Thiel, Louisville; Melanie VanHouten, Frankfort.

Grantees were selected with the advice of an external reviewer, a professional in the field from outside the region. The amount of support given in the 15 grants totals $40,100.- with individual awards ranging between $1,100.- and $4,900.-. Grantee artists will be enabled to travel to American cities such as Los Angeles (CA), New York (NY), Phoenix (AZ), Portland (OR), Reading (PA), and Two Rivers (WI), as well as to France, Germany, Spain, and Italy in pursuit of their proposals.

In response to the ambition of Kentucky’s contemporary artists and their desire to more actively engage with people and events in the national and international scene, Great Meadows Foundation’s Artist Professional Development Grant program now accepts applications three times a year. The next cycle deadline is midnight on Sunday November 19, 2017, for travel in the period January 9 through June 30, 2018.

See www.greatmeadowsfoundation.org for more information

Director's Cut Award at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

"Any Name You Please" won the Directors Cut award in New Impressions 2017 at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum!

Leslie Nichols Any Name You Please

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, production, and printing of wood type. New Impressions is an international, juried exhibition to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. From this age-old tradition, Hamilton strives to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing.

This is the third year of the New Impressions juried exhibition. Work on display is from 34 different letterpress artists from 9 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Spain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, and Italy.

Following the presentation at Hamilton, the show travels to School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington where it will be on display from September 1 - October 30, 2017.

2017 Calendar

  • April 15 - Exhibition opens
  • June 17 - Exhibition reception and awards, 5-7pm (and Open House from 1 - 5 pm)
  • June 30 - Exhibition closes at Hamilton
  • September 1-October 31- Exhibition on display at School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington

Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Lindsay, Typewritten Ink on Paper, Leslie Nichols

Lindsay, Typewritten Ink on Paper,
Leslie Nichols

Leslie Nichols' work will be on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art July 9 – September 24, 2017.

Two of Leslie Nichols' typewritten works were selected for the Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art hosted by the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama. The Red Clay Survey “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art through a selection of works in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. This year’s juror is Gerry Bergstein.

1,500 works from 11 states were entered and after two-round jury process, 81 works selected for the show The works in The Red Clay Survey typically range in style from the traditional to the avant-garde and encompass painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fine craft, photography and mixed media works from artists throughout an 11-state region. These works reflect the multifaceted state of today’s art.

Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
July 9 – September 24, 2017
Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville, Alabama

"Face to Face" at LeMieux Galleries

Ebony, Typewritten ink on paper

Ebony, Typewritten ink on paper

LeMieux Galleries is pleased to present a group show entitled FACE TO FACE during June and July of 2017.

The exhibition will feature LeMieux Galleries artists as well as some new faces to the gallery.  Artists include:  Leslie Nichols, Kate Samworth, Shirley Rabe Masinter, Nathan Durfee, D. Lammie-Hanson, Jessica Strahan, Matthew Hance, Alex Podesta, Aron Belka, Benjamin Samback, Matthew Hance, Amy Guidry, David Lambert, Logan Magee, Lizette Toto and Philip Gould.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, June 3rd from 6-8 p.m., and will run through July 29, 2017. LeMieux Galleries is open Monday-Saturday from 10-5:30 and by appointment.

Le Mieux Galleries
332 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States

New Impressions travels to NERAM in Armidale, Australia

Leslie Nichols, Typeface, Handset Wood Type Letterpress

Leslie Nichols, Typeface, Handset Wood Type Letterpress

New Impressions, a traveling exhibition of letterpress printing, is on display at The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM).

New Impressions is an international juried exhibition from the Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The display showcases creativity and exploration of the artform of letterpress printing techniques and features artists from Australia, Europe and America. The aim of this project is to encourage artists to use this age-old tradition in challenging and inspirational ways to continue the love of printing. Leslie Nichols' print Typeface is on display in this traveling exhibition.

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is a living museum of national significance located in Armidale in the heart of the New England North West region of New South Wales.

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
A NERAM Print Room Exhibition:
New Impressions
Armidale, Australia
Feb 11—April 30, 2017

Evansville Museum Purchase

Leslie Nichols Zion National Park

"In the Cool of the Canyon" is now a part of the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum. This typewritten work on paper was awarded a Member’s Purchase Award at the 58th Mid States Exhibition.

I made "In the and Cool of the Canyon" as an Artist-in-Residence for Zion National Park in Utah. Each element, including the text, the portrait subject, and the background color, come from time I spent in the archives, on the trails, and interacting with people in the park. My partner, artist Mike Nichols, joined me to hike some of Zion’s most iconic trails including The Narrows, a hike following the Virgin River, where this pose was captured. Hand-printed layers of acrylic paint form a subtle field of color for the text and figure to emerge. To create the image, I typed artist and explorer Frederick Dellenbaugh’s words published in a 1904 edition of Scribner's Magazine describing the "immense prodigality of color" of Zion Canyon.

EVANSVILLE MUSEUM
"58Tth Mid-States Art Exhibition"
Evansville, IN
Dec 10-March 5, 2017

Uncommon Materials

Pia (Butler 1988)" 9.5 x 9.5,” Typewritten Ink on Paper

 

LeMieux Galleries is pleased to present a group show entitled Uncommon Materials during the month of October 2016. The exhibition will open with a reception on Art for Arts’ Sake, Oct. 1st from 6-9 p.m., and will run through October 29, 2016.

Uncommon Materials explores the work of artists from across the US who use unusual methods and materials in their work. From thread to typewriters, the artists featured push the boundaries of traditional art making methods. The exhibition will feature LeMieux Galleries artists as well as some new faces to the gallery. Artists include: Theresa Honeywell, Shannon Landis Hansen, Patricia Rodriguez, Stephanie Metz, and Leslie Nichols. Leslie Nichols will exhibit new typewritten works from her Textual Portrait series in Uncommon Materials.

 

New Impressions features work by Leslie Nichols

Leslie Nichols, Typeface, Handset Wood Type Letterpress

Leslie Nichols, Typeface, Handset Wood Type Letterpress

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum will exhibit Leslie Nichols's print Typeface in the exhibition New Impressions. This international juried exhibition will showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. Following exhibition at Hamilton, the show travels to Design College Australia in Brisbane for a one-month display

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to wood type preservation, study, production, and printing with their collection of of more than 1.5 million pieces of wood type and blocks. From this age-old tradition, Hamilton strives to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing.

NEW IMPRESSIONS

HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM
Two Rivers Wisconsin
May 11-June 30, 2016

DESIGN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA
Brisbane, Australia
Fall 2016