NEA Studio Residency Grant

I am thrilled that I have been awarded a 2015 NEA Studio Residency Grant from Women's Studio Workshop (WSW). This grant supports a six-week residency in WSW's letterpress studio where I am currently creating work in the medium of letterpress. I hope you will join me, @leslienicholsart, on Instagram where I am posting images and sharing my residency experience. The residency dates are September 21-October 31, 2015. 

In conjunction with my residency, a solo exhibition of my work is on display at the Women's Studio Workshop Gallery from October 1-October 30, 2015.

Zion National Park 2015 Artist-in-Residence

Zion National Park has selected Leslie Nichols to serve as the park's April 2015 Artist in Residence. Her project will depict the images and stories of various people that "make" Zion National Park. She will spend the month of April immersed in the park collecting materials to create portraits.

The Artist-in-Residence program at Zion honors and continues a long tradition of artists using their work to facilitate a conversation on the value of nature and preservation. Leslie is excited to bring her unique work to  this tradition which began in the early 19th century with Hudson River School painters and Transcendentalist writers like Thomas Cole and Henry David Thoreau.