Nicole White Kennedy - Resume

Awards (click here to view the images)
2016 – Women Painters of the Southeast – Outstanding Figurative – Dot Courson Judge
2016 – National Oil & Acrylic painters of America Online juried show– Award of Excellence
2015 – Richeson Annual Miniature –Honorable Mention
2011 - Southwest Art Magazine Award - American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit.
Judge: Scott Christensen
2011- The Alfred & Mary Crimi Award of Excellence - Audubon Artists National Juried, hosted by Salmagundi Club, NYC
2010 -Best NC State Fair Scene - 2010 - (Judge - Curator Secca Museum Winston NC)
2009 - National Audubon Artists, NYC Salmagundi Club- -award: Jack Richardson Award of Excellence
2009 -First Place Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit -Lennox Campello Judge)
2000 - First Place - Durham Art Guild 46th Juried Show- Fall
Purchase Award -Watercolor Society of NC Fall 2000 Juried Show, Manteo, NC.
Daniel Smith Award Of Excellence-- Juried '99 NC Watercolor Society. - (Judge Dean Mitchell)
First Place -- NC State Fair '98 Juried Show/Best NC Scene.
Best of Show & 3rd Place Oil-- Fine Arts League of Cary, NC Holiday Show, '98.
First Place & 2 Honorable mentions Spectator Annual Photography Contest, NC '96.

Honorable Mention - Charvin Paints PLein Air Painting national contest - Online - 2009
Honorable Mention -Visual Art Exchange Juried Travel show in Raleigh - 2007
Honorable Mention --Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Members Show, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, (2009 winner 1st place)
Honorable Mention - Animals in Art - Baton Rouge

Juried Exhibits Settings (Edited)
2016 - National Oil & Acrylic Painetrs Fall Online Showcase - (Central Park Classic)
2016 – American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibit Oct – Howard Mandeville Gallery, Kirkland Wash
2016 – Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibit – VA – (see awards)
2016 – National Oil & Acrylic painters Online Exhibit – (see awards)
2015 – American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibit Oct – Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 – Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibit – Oct – Eckert & Ross Fine Art, Indiana
2015 - Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Juried Exhibit - 2 Paintings -Blue Ridge Mnt Art Assoc
2014 - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional -Eisele Gallery, Cincinatti
2014 - Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Juried Exhibit- Magnolia Gallery,Georgia
2013 - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional - McBride Gallery, Annapolis Maryland -October
2013- Women Painters of the Southeast - Imagine Gallery, Nashville TN
2011- The American Impressionist Society's Annual Juried Exhibit, Carmel by the Sea CA, (see award)
2011- National: Audubon Artists - Annual Juried Exhibit - Salmagundi Club NYC (see award)
2010 - Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit -Judge Lenny Campello (1st Place award)
2010 - North Ridge Country Club Annual Juried Gala - 2010
2009 - National: Audubon Artists - Annual Juried Exhibit - Salmagundi Club NYC 2009 (see award)
2009 - Charvin International oil paints on line juried competition - Cannes, France (Honorable mention)
2011 - Visual Statements juried show- Danville Kentucky
2001 - Animals In Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -2001- (won award)
2000 - Durham Art Guild 46th Juried Show- Fall , 2000 (won 1st Place)
2000 - "Year 2000 Design & Spirit" Green Tara Gallery, Chapel Hill , NC
2000 - Watercolor Society of North Carolina - Fall (Purchase Award)
2000 - Raleigh Fine Arts 22nd Annual Exhibition
2000 - Watercolor Art Society-Houston 23rd International Exhibition, Rhode Island
1999 - Rhode Island Watercolor Society Annual Juried exhibit
1999 - Watercolor Society of North Carolina - Fall (Daniel Greene Award of Excellence) - Dean Mitchell Juror

Exhibits - Gallery/Corporate Settings
2016: 2 Person - Carteret Contemporary Art Gallery, Morehead City, NC –with Jimmy Craig Womble
2015: Life in The City – With Dan Nelson & Bert Sult – Oct ’15 – Nicole’s Art Gallery
2015: 2 Person-Travels with Nicole Kennedy and Judy Crane - Nicole’s Studio & Gallery -March
2015: Group - with Dan Beck, Alia Bermani, others - the Human Touch - Figurative- Feb
2014: Back to the beach annual— Group Carteret Contemporary Gallery, Morehead City
2014 - 2 Person - Dan Beck & Nicole Kennedy - "The Human Touch" Feb - Nicole's Art Gallery
2013 - Group - Back to Summer - Carteret Contemporary Gallery Morehead City, NC - June
2012 - Solo - The Carolina Ballet on Canvas - Nicole's Studio & Gallery - Nov -(see media coverage)
2011 - Group - Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel By The Sea, CA - Nautical themed exhibit
2010 - 2011 - 3 Themed Exhibits at Capital Bank Corporate Plaza - Raleigh
2010 - Marriott Renaissance at North Hills - Select artists works to kick off the 5 star hotel's opening
2010 - Solo- A Journey with Nicole on Canvas - highlighting a year of new works - Nicole’s Gallery
2010 - 2 Person -Nicole's Beach People at Carteret Contemporary Gallery in Morehead NC - June-July
2009: Figurative & Still Life: Nicole's Studio & Gallery- Raleigh
2008: Painting NC Impressions in En plein Air (artists from the book) -Capital Bank, Raleigh
2008: Anchors Away Sep-Oct.Capital Bank Corporate Plaza, Raleigh
2008: "Italia" - Select Group exhibits at Carteret Contemporary in Morehead City
2006 - Back to the Beach - Carteret Contemporary Gallery in Morehead City
2005: 2 Person: Water Works - Nicole Kennedy & Bob Rankin at New Elements Gallery in NC -- June
2003: 2 Person Italy, New Elements Gallery Wilmington, NC/ July -August 2003
2003: Solo: Cardinal Club in Raleigh, NC Feb-April, 2003
2002- Featured artist at Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst
2002: Solo: Tales Of Tuscany" Nicole's art highlighting Tuscan villages -/2002
2001: "The Waiters of San Marco " Nicole's Italian waiter series - Nicole's Studio & Caffe Luna
2001: Showcase of Charleston & Savannah. New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC. Feb-March
2000: "The Color Of Italy" at 2000: Solo Green Tara Gallery Chapel Hill NC Summer 2000

Selected Articles/Interviews/Media- Click Link to go to article.
2016 - Fine Art Connoisseur - to publish Surfing Sisters in the Nov-Dec issue
2016 – Art Guide Now – Feature page on Nicole, her art and gallery
2014 - American Art Collector - Image for "Women Painters of the Southeast" Issue 4/2014
2014 - Art Guide of the Carolina's - featured Nicole's BeachPeople
2013 - Over 10 paintings published in "Painting NC a Visual Journey" by Kimberlee Maselli - Fine art hardcover book
2012 - NC Art Guide - Cover and Feature on the Carolina Ballet on Canvas (link to come)
2012 - The Raleigh News & Observer - Feature on the Carolina Ballet on Canvas - Arts & Living Sections- Wed, Friday and Sunday sections
Lumina News 2012- by Miramar McNaughton - Highlights Nicole's recent national art awards -2012
American Art Collector -American Impressionist Society Section -2011
American Art Collector - Nautical Feature Section - 2011
American Art Collector - Figures 2010
PBS North Carolina- 1/2hr special Sept 2011- Art and tastes of Raleigh
American Art Collector - Figurative Section - 2010
Cover Jerry's Artarama Catalogue -2009
Painting North Carolina, Impressions in en Plein Air - by Kim Maselli - Hardcover Fine Art book - 2008
Raleigh Digest- Sept 2008
Midtown Magazine -Premiere Issue on Duke Raleigh and Artwork (Nicole's)2007
Raleigh News & Observer - 2007
Metro magazine 2007
Artists and Art Galleries of the South 2007
Wake Living - North Raleigh to taly in 20 Minutes - 2006
Our State - Magazine of NC- HIghlighting Nicole's Italian artwork and Caffe Luna- Italian themed feature - 2005
Southern Living 2004
Wrightsville Beach Magazine -The Secret Beach Artist -2004
Cover of Wilma Magazine 2004
Sanford Herald - Carolinian -2002 - Double Page Spread Feature


Galleries & Ongoing Exhibits :
Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City
• Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel By The Sea, CA
Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery
Caffe Luna, Downtown Raleigh (ongoing Italy)
• Capital Bank Plaza

Some Corporate & Private Collections:
• Capital Bank, Raleigh (all new branches, over a dozen works)
• Duke Raleigh - Two large Commissions and over 60 fine art prints of Nicole's work
• UNC Hospital, Hillsborough, NC - several large works
• The Greater Greenville Community Foundation
• Shanahan Law Group, Raleigh - Both office buildings
• Capitol Financial Solutions
• Marrriott Renaissance Hotel Raleigh - Fine art prints of Nicole's works and art exhibits
• Art on Loan to Copenhagen for USA Ambassador to Denmark, (Art In Embassies Program) )
• Womble & Carlyle
• State Of North Carolina Dept. Of Insurance, 4 paintings, Raleigh
• Nags Head Chamber Of Commerce, NC (Purchase award WSNC)
• Whitley& Jenkins Law Firm, Raleigh
• Davis Reconstructive Surgery, Raleigh
• Wake Med West, Cary

Former Career
1982-1995 - Vice President/Associate Creative Director/ Art Director at several NYC ad agencies:
Grey Advertising, Campbell Mithun Esty, Saatchi & Saatchi, and others. Created, art directed (and in many cases wrote)
& produced TV commercials and print ads for national consumer brands. Worked with many commercial TV direct in the US and abroad.

Exhibits Judged By Nicole Kennedy
• 2014 and 2015 - Landfall Foundation - Landfall Country Club - over 200 paintings and 3D annual exhibit
2015 - Cary Art Center Annual Plein Air paint out - (with Dan Nelson)
Nicole has judged various exhibits over the years with Fine Arts League of Cary and Visual Art Exchange, both art organizations in Wake County


National Art Organization Affiliations
Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Portrait Society of America, Women Painters of the Southeast

Master Painter Art Workshops Education
Quang Ho, Kim English, Albert handell, Dan Beck, Dawn Whitelaw, Robert Liberace, Lori Putnam, John Poon, Peggi Kroll Roberts, Stephen Early, Rick McClure, Perry Austin, Gregg Kruetz

Education
1976 -79: Parson's School of Design/New School NYC • '80-'82 School Of Visual Arts NYC.
•Apprentice to Michael Gallagher ( MFA Yale - abstract illusionist/expressionist -museum collected Whitney/Guggenheim) in SoHo,
NYC '77-80.




Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery
719 N. Person St. Raleigh NC 27604
(click here for directions)
 919-838-8580
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday: By Appointment and by chance • Wed-Fri 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Sat 12:00 - 4:30 • Closed Sunday-Monday
e-mail: nicole@nicolestudio.com