Therein lays the paradox of process and the value of constraint. By forcing herself to abide by the confines of process, Nixon forces herself to explore in a more focused and minute manner. Instead of each canvas being an entirely new conversation, it represents but a slight variation on the theory, each shedding new light on the general proposition.
Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan
Gallery 221@HCC Interview
May 24, 2017
Uploaded by HCCFlorida on 2017-05-24.
Building a Dream: Preview of CONSTRUCT Group Art Exhibition
April 27, 2017
The Gallery AIA show is more than an art show. For artist-curator Nathan Beard, it’s the strengthening of a vision to connect art communities. opens with a reception Friday, April 28 4:30-7:30 p.m., in conjunction with Tampa’s Fourth Friday.
mchapel projects opens its doors
March 15, 2017
In 2012, Marianne Chapel and her husband, Bill, packed up everything they owned. The important possessions found a new home in a storage unit. The rest, they sold at a yard sale. For the next three years, they traveled the world, living in a new country every few months.
SRQ Magazine March 2017 by Phil Lederer
March 8, 2017
At the Arts and Cultural Alliance the legacy of the John Ringling Towers lives on.
SRQ MAGAZINE | MARCH 2017
IN GIVING BACK
Upcoming Group Exhibitions
January 29, 2017
I am pleased to announce three upcoming regional group exhibitions: SARTQ’s Red at the Palmetto Art Center in Palmetto, Fantastic Ekphrastic at Soft Water Studios in St. Pete, and Organic Geometry at the newly formed mchapel projects in Sarasota.
Each show presents all new work, including the 20th painting in my Zuhanden series for SARTQ’s Red, opening next week at the Palmetto Art Center. Organic Geometry is a 4-person show at Sarasota’s newest contemporary art space, mchapel projects, and will include newly enlarged works from my Assent series as well as the the debut of a new (functional) series. I am also thrilled to be part of this year’s Fantastic Ekphrastic at Soft Water Studios in St. Pete where Zuhanden 14 has been studied and interpreted by philosopher and poet Sabrina Dalla Valle. Her writing, along with that of 15 other visual artist/author combinations, will be shown/performed live by local performers.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or need more details. If you are unable to attend a show, I am happy to arrange a private studio visit. For more information about me or to see my full portfolio, visit lainenixon.com or learn more about my process on instagram.
Palmetto Art Center, February 10 – March 9, 2017
Opening reception is Friday, February 10, 6-9pm
907 5th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Softwater Studios, February 24 – March 11, 2017
Two live performances each night: February 24 – 25, 2017, 5:30 and 8:00pm
(exhibition remains on display through Second Saturday St. Pete Art Walk on March 11)
Click here for tickets $25 (doors open at 4:30pm / limited seating)
515 22nd St. South, St. Pete, FL 33712
16 visual artists’ pieces as interpreted by 16 local writers, presented in dramatic readings by captivating local performers! Fantastic Ekphrastic has been heralded by Creative Loafing as a “unique melding of the visual, performance and literary arts.”
mchapel projects, March 17 – March 25, 2017
Opens Friday, March 17, 2017, 6-9pm
On view March 18, 22, 24, and 25 from 1-5pm
2061 Princeton Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
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Creative Capital Interview
January 12, 2017
Abstract painter and Professional Development Program alumna Laine Nixon recently applied for and won her first major arts grant: the John Ringling Towers Fund Individual Artist Award. When she talks about her recent win, Laine stresses the lessons she learned through Creative Capital’s “Grantwriting for Artists” webinar and was kind enough to share the top tips she walked away with that helped push her application over the top.
Zuhandens featured in “Artists to Look Out For”
December 12, 2016
Published by Starry Night Programs
Purchase from Lulu here.
John Ringling Towers Fund Award
October 24, 2016
No, that’s not a 12 year old boy. It’s me!! This award marks my first successful grant application. Thank you Creative Capital for a great webinar on the topic by Tracie Holder (to be offered again in the near future).
About the Award: The John Ringling Towers Fund Individual Artist Award was designed to recognize practicing, professional, creative artists residing in Sarasota County through monetary fellowship awards. The program provides support for artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability to continue to produce work. The award includes a significant cash reward as well as a three-week residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat.
I won the award for a proposal to further develop my Assent series, a series of constructed paintings made from watercolor and gouache on cut paper. I will be scaling up the process used to make the tiny 6″x4″ paintings to 12 times that size, or 6 feet x 4 feet. More to come as the series develops.
Process Zuhanden 15
October 14, 2016
Small Works review – Herald Tribune
August 15, 2016
The opening exhibit in blank slate gallery’s new space features 12 artists who were given an unusual challenge. Think small. Most artists, nudged out of their four-foot-canvas comfort zones, created new work for the space. And many of them leaned on each other as they created their ideas.
Small Works review – Observer
July 27, 2016
SARTQ’s new exhibition explores the big impact of smaller works | Arts and Entertainment | Your Observer
Bigger isn’t always better. Whether you’re dining in a cozy café, watching live music in a small theater or enjoying a beer in a quaint dive bar, there’s something to be said for the intimacy that’s often found in the small scale. IF YOU GO: SARTQ: Small Works Opening Reception When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
SARTQ SMALL WORKS exhibition at [blank] slate gallery
July 7, 2016
[blank] slate gallery
538 south pineapple avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Process Zuhanden 12
May 16, 2016
Process Zuhanden 11
April 11, 2016
SARTQ Print Exhibit
January 14, 2016
SARTQ Print Exhibit
January 28 – March 05, 2016
Opening Reception: January 28 / 5-7pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL
November 11, 2015
Englewood Art Center
350 S McCall Rd
Englewood, FL 34223
Hours: Tues 9am-9pm and Wed-Sat 9am-4pm
November 3 – December 16, 2015
LBKCA Residency – from sketch to installation
October 20, 2015
October 1, 2015
Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228
October 9 – October 30, 2015
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Here and Now
September 11, 2015
photos by Erin Kahn, GodSpeed Photography
Day residency at Longboat Key Center for the Arts
August 29, 2015
SARTQ Here and Now installation night
August 22, 2015
Photo by Nick Reichert, Observer Media Group.
SARTQ opens “Here and Now” at the State of the Arts Gallery
August 15, 2015
Studio Visit Magazine volume 29
July 25, 2015
Here and Now
July 18, 2015
State of the Arts Gallery
1525 State St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Defining Abstraction SNN Gallery Guide
July 14, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design
Curator Tour: Wednesday, August 5, 11:30 am
May 19, 2015
Women Contemporary Artists Member Exhibition Opens May 15 at Selby Gallery
May 17, 2015
Installation at RBC Wealth Management
May 15, 2015
April 2, 2015
More info: See the Photo Gallery from This Week In Sarasota. Read about the artists at Sarasota Visual Art. Meet Natalya Swanson, Artist Liaison for The Ringling Underground. Or, click on the first image to see The Ringling’s write up.
SARTQ Print Party
Mar 22, 2015