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Rick and Janet NICHOLSON BLOWN GLASS EDUCATION IN GLASS AND METAL Eugene Glass School - Eugene, Oregon - 2006 Studies with Karen Willenbrink-Johnson The Pilchuck School - Seattle, Washington - 2003 Studies with Dino Rosin The Corning Museum of Glass - The Studio - Kiln Casting - 2000 Studies with Lucartha Kohler Sierra College - Rocklin, California - Creative Designs in Metal - 1996-1999 Studies with Jim Devore The Pilchuck School - Seattle, Washington - 1996 Studies with Fred Tschida and Brian Pike The Pilchuck School - Seattle, Washington - 1985 Studies with Richard Marquis and Therman Statom The Pilchuck School - Seattle, Washington - 1981 Studies with Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach University of Southern California - Los Angeles, California - 1979-1981 Studies with Don Hartman ___________________ Rick and Janet??s dedication to glass blowing is evident in the excellent quality of their work. The emphasis in their small studio is on creativity and innovation. Each piece is a free-hand expression of the excitement and risk-taking only found in an experimental glassblowing studio. Following his university education, Rick Nicholson operated a pottery studio full time in southern California from 1974 to 1981. Janet left her photography job in 1979 to freelance and create designs on Rick??s clay forms. They were married the same year, and their artistic collaboration began. By 1982, they were called to concentrate on glass alone and settled on 9 acres in Auburn, California. Their work involves figurative sculpture, sculptural lighting and elegant, asymmetrical bowl and vessel forms. Many works have been commissioned for hotels and private residences internationally. Rick??s studies in metals, hot sculpting and glass casting have allowed the work to take a new direction. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Art in Public Places - The Hart Center, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission - Sacramento, California, 2006 California Works - Merit Award - Sacramento, California, 1997 Crocker Art Museum Art Auction - Sacramento, California, 1991-06 Governor??s Mansion - Sacramento, California, 1999 Hewlett Packard - Sacramento, California, 1999 KVIE Art Auction - First Place Craft, Jurors?? Award - Sacramento, California, 1995-06 Los Angeles International Airport - California Glass 1999 Oakland Museum Collector??s Gallery - Featured Artist - Oakland, California, 1999 Pilchuck Glass School, Gala Auction - Seattle, Washington, 1994-97, 2005-06 SOFA - Mowen Solinsky Gallery - Chicago, Illinois, 2005-06 The White House - Christmas Ornament - Washington, D.C., 1995, 1997 SELECTED GALLERIES Arlene Siegel Gallery , Ltd. - Santa Fe, New Mexico Artique Gallery - Lexington, Kentucky Avalon Gallery - DelRey Beach, Florida Bennett Gallery - Placerville, California Carol Saunders Gallery - Columbia, South Carolina Coast Galleries - Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur, California Compliments - Kennebunkport, Maine Don Muller Gallery - Northampton, Massachusetts Dayle Dunn Gallery - Half Moon Bay, California Gallery One - Naples, Florida Georgeo??s Collection - Laguna Beach, California Glass Reunions - Key West, Florida Glass Expressions - Topeka, Kansas Hoypoloi - Chicago, Illinois, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Idyllwild Gallery - Idyllwild, California Kelas - Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii La Kae Galleries - Scottsdale, Arizona Mowen Solinsky Gallery - Nevada City, California Mole Hole - Ft. Myers, Florida Panache - Mendocino, California Petri??s - Sausalito, California Pismo - Denver, Colorado Return to Paradise - Honolulu, Hawaii Scherer Gallery - Sedona, Arizona Seekers Glass Gallery - Cambria, California Smith-Klein Gallery - Boulder, Colorado Studio 41 - Benicia, California Trinkets - Ketchikan, Alaska Topeo - New Hope, Pennsylvania Unique Accents - Northbrook, Illinois Vespermann - Atlanta, Georgia W Gallery - Sacramento, California PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Glass Art Society - Pilchuck Society American Craft Council - Art Council of Placer County Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California PUBLICATIONS Feature Spot - PBS - Channel 6 - 1995/96 Feature Spot - Channel 7 - 2001 California Postcard - CBS Affiliate - Channel 10 - Feature 1992 The Guild 1,2,5,7 - Gallery Edition: 1994 - Designers Edition and Handbook: 1998 Sierra Heritage Magazine - Feature Article, March-April 1989; September-October 1992; Front Cover, November-December 2000 Guide to the Arts - Feature Article and Front Cover, Summer 2004 Foothills Magazine - Feature Article 2004 Inside Roseville Magazine - Feature article, Summer 2005
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