Exhibitions

Nicole’s artwork has been on continuous exhibition for more than a decade, and often these exhibits include readings/exhibitions of her poetry and other writings.  Below is a slide show sharing photos of exhibitions, openings, media, licensed products, published books (poetry, philosophy, art, how-to and children’s books), parade floats, and much more.  In addition to the traditional slide show that follows, you might also enjoy Nicole’s “Memory Ball” – this whirling, twirling ball is a fun way to visually see how “Memories make the World go Round!”

M. Nicole van Dam art at Santa Barbara City Hall for Nearly a Decade

Artimagination : August 23, 2016 9:30 pm : Exhibitions, Nicole's News Hot Sheet

A great memory is having my art at Santa Barbara City Hall for almost a decade – from around 2006 until August 2016, encompassing several mayors and city council members over many years.  My artwork “Voting Booth” was the first thing a visitor to the Santa Barbara Mayor & City Council office would see when entering the office (see the artwork on the square wall). The artwork was accompanied by an explanation of what the art meant:

My artwork "Voting Booth" first thing visitors would see at Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & Councilmen's Office

My artwork “Voting Booth” first thing visitors would see at the Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & City Council Office

I took a quick video:

THANK YOU SANTA BARBARA FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR MY ART!

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TV Interview Being Filmed July 6!

Artimagination : June 28, 2016 5:01 pm : Exhibitions, Nicole's News Hot Sheet, The Artist's Thoughts, Writer's Corner

Exciting News – I just learned last night that I will be interviewed July 6 by the engaging George Alger for the award winning Ventura Cable Channel 6 TV – which is the number 1 weekly community cable tv and web series!  What an unexpected treat!  I guess it’s time to get my hair done :)  Many thanks to Christine for her kindness and generosity and belief in my artwork and writing, to create this lovely memory and opportunity for me.  This will definitely be an experience for the Memory Gallery!

Here is my “On the Set” artwork – when I painted it, I did not expect to find myself on a set!

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My “Tempo” Show Coming Soon at the iconic Ojai Art Center!

Artimagination : June 28, 2016 4:39 pm : Exhibitions, Nicole's News Hot Sheet, Writer's Corner

I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to present a show featuring my writing and art at the lovely Ojai Art Center in July (Saturday July 23 at 2pm).  I will be sharing a blend of my art paired with my writing and other creations, largely based on my book, “Tempo – the Rhythm & Rhyme of the Artist.”  I also plan on bringing some of the lovely licensed products to share.  It will be fun to meet with the audience and share inspiration and learn from one another about life.  It was very meaningful to me to be recognized as an artist and writer in the lovely town of Ojai, with its many talented creatives!

Here is one of the flyers for the show:

M Nicole van Dam flyer for Christine2

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Named One of 5 Creatives You Should Know

Artimagination : December 10, 2014 10:31 pm : Exhibitions, New Nicole Artworks, Nicole's News Hot Sheet, Romantic Destinations, Scapes, Water Features

I just received the most FUN email today – I’ve been chosen as one of 5 “Creatives You Should Know” by the Creative Network Blog (sponsored by StudioVox). It’s such an honor – the article is so well written and includes four other wonderful artists. For my part of the article, the author chose to include my new “The Golden Gate” artwork and my fairly recent “Reading on the River Thales” artwork.

The Golden Gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For “The Golden Gate” artwork I wanted to capture the picturesque San Francisco city scape along with the watery excitement and beauty that surround the famous Golden Gate Bridge.  I lived in San Francisco for a wonderful summer and still visit there with my husband when we get the chance.  The Golden Gate is my most recent work, so to have it chosen to be featured in the article is important to me and very meaningful.

Reading on the River Thales

The “Reading on the River Thales” artwork is my watery tribute to philosopher Thales of Miletus, whose theory was that all things contain water. Thales predates Aristotle (and was admired by Aristotle).   Thales was a true independent thinker and is often considered to be the first to attempt to explain the world around him without reference to mythology.   As a result, Thales is sometimes referred to as the father of science and the first true mathematician.  Since I admire independent thinkers, and Thales was apparently quite a courageous one, this artwork seems like a fun tribute.

Such fun to have both these artworks selected!  Here is a link to this lovely article, and thank you all for your support!
https://studiovox.com/blog/archive/2014/12/04/creatives-you-should-know-xvii.aspx

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Nicole’s Artist Boots at the MovieGuide Awards!

Artimagination : February 27, 2014 9:10 pm : Exhibitions, New Nicole Product Updates, Nicole's News Hot Sheet

Fun fun fun! The rainboots with Nicole’s art were selected to be gifts given to the celebrities at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit to be referred to as a “modern day Monet.” Watch this video and share Nicole’s smiles!

M. Nicole van Dam Artwork and Boots Honored Backstage Movieguide® Awards Gifting Suite from RealTVfilms on Vimeo.

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

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Hot off the Presses: M. Nicole van Dam Rain/Garden Boots on Fox TV!

Artimagination : April 17, 2013 3:42 pm : Exhibitions, Gardening & Animals & Inspirations, New Nicole Product Updates, Nicole's News Hot Sheet

I just learned that the Good Day TV Show on Fox TV did a segment that shared the rain/garden boots based on my artwork with their viewers – luckily they posted it on YouTube so I can share the video here – how fun!!!
Enjoy!

The two boots in the video, plus two other designs, are all available on Amazon

Fun, fun, fun!

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Newly Released Limited Edition Artworks on Their First Exhibit

Artimagination : September 3, 2012 3:52 pm : Exhibitions, New Nicole Artworks, Nicole's News Hot Sheet

A few weeks ago, M. Nicole van Dam got another call for an exhibit of her artwork – since there are already so many exhibits of her artwork going on concurrently, this meant releasing a Limited Edition series for several of Nicole’s works: Lion’s Paradise, Bench at Giverny, Meubles de Jardin, and Nature’s Kitchen. Also on exhibit are Nicole’s popular Gondolier of Venice (accompanied by Nicole’s poetry) and Lake of Dreams (Le Lac de Reves)(also accompanied by poetry). On its second ever exhibition is Jester (selected by Nancy, the owner of Hip Vegetarian Restaurant, where the artwork is displayed – Nancy discovered Nicole’s artwork through Dr. Kenneth Kafka, a supporter of Nicole’s art). Sailing and Chef at the Farmer’s Market are also on display, both adding color and fun. Voting Booth is also on display, along with Nicole’s poem on politics and a writeup about the painting – perfect for this politcal season! Nicole also owes a BIG thank you to her ever-patient, supportive and wonderful hubby – who hung every painting in the exhibit with his expert eye! As background on Lion’s Paradise, this lively artwork was inspired by Ginni and Chad Dreier’s lovely Ginger and Chadwick lion exhibit at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Here are some photos of this latest exhibit:

Gondolier of Venice (with poetry), Bench at Giverny, Meuibles de Jardin, the Jester, and Sailing

The Jester's 2nd exhibit

"Chef at the Farmer's Market," "Lion's Paradise" and "Voting Booth"

"Lake of Dreams" and poem

"Voting Booth" and its writeups reflected in the mirror - we thought that was intriguing!

"Gondolier of Venice," "Bench at Giverny" and "Meubles de Jardin"

The pretty seating area outside the restaurant

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Bank of America requests M. Nicole van Dam to Exhibit Artwork

Artimagination : August 22, 2012 5:07 pm : Exhibitions, Nicole's News Hot Sheet

Bank of America contacted Nicole recently asking her to once again display her art – and here are the photographs – the pieces currently exhibited at Bank of America include the ever-popular “Summer Afternoon,” “Cello Fantasy,” “Voting Booth,” “It’s Spring,” “Flowers & Song,” “Country Rose,” and “Flower Celebration.”  Nicole also included a write-up of “Voting Booth,” and we decided to display that photo right above the bank’s community board – seemed appropriate for voting season!  Many thanks to Bank of America for their continuing support of M. Nicole van Dam artworks.  Currently Nicole’s art is on display at more than 6 public venues, which is an unusual accomplishment for most artists.  Nicole also just received a request for another new exhibit to start on September 2, so details on that upcoming exhibit to follow shortly.

"Summer Afternoon" adds some banking cheer

"Cello Fantasy" adds some artistic flair to serious business

"Voting Booth" fittingly displayed right above the Bank of America Community Board

We guess Nicole's art must be pretty safe here, by the safety deposit banks!

Two Bank of America executives hard at work below Nicole's cheery art

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Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit Fun News

Artimagination : July 31, 2012 7:32 pm : Books of Art & Poetry & Philosophy, Exhibitions, Nicole's News Hot Sheet, Writer's Corner

This morning I met wonderful, ever-patient and supportive (and excellent musician) Debbie at Santa Barbara’s beautiful and historic City Hall, and we added my “Lake of Dreams” and “Mission at Santa Barbara” artworks to join “Voting Booth” and “Summer Afternoon” there. I hope you enjoy the pictures – I forgot to bring a camera but thankfully Debbie had her cell phone! What did we do before cell phones?

"Lake of Dreams" with pretty, patient Debbie, who posed holding my "Tempo - The Rhythm & Rhyme of the Artist" book


Debbie, taking a moment in her busy day to smile, with "Mission at Santa Barbara" in the background


Artwork which has been exhibited at Santa Barbara City Hall to date:

"Cello Fantasy" - one of the first of my works to be exhibited at Santa Barbara City Hall


Flower Celebration, also one of the first of my artworks to be exhibited at Santa Barbara City Hall


"Summer Afternoon" - one of the first of my artworks to be exhibited at Santa Barbara City Hall - and currently there :)


"Voting Booth" - currently on exhibit


"Mission at Santa Barbara" - currently on exhibit


"Lake of Dreams" - currently on exhibit

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Slide Show of M. Nicole van Dam Exhibits, Press Clippings, Fun Projects, Community Service

Artimagination : March 29, 2011 8:30 pm : Exhibitions, Gardening & Animals & Inspirations, New Nicole Artworks, New Nicole Product Updates, The Artist's Thoughts, Writer's Corner

Here is a slide show of some of the many exhibits, press clippings, community service, and fun one-of-a-kind projects for Impressionist artist’s M. Nicole van Dam’s artwork from recent years. Look at the lifesife baby elephant floats for Santa Barbara’s famous Summer Solstice parade, as well as photos of some fun unexpected things. Thank you for supporting Nicole’s art, and enjoy the show!

Memory Gallery

Photos from a few of the various gallery and public exhibitions, openings, one-man shows and receptions, press and reviews, fundraising and creations of Impressionist artist, poet and author M. Nicole van Dam.

[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_nicolestudiopaintinglaughing.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam asked to pose for Brooks Institute students
As part of the famous Brooks Institute of Photography, various Brooks students have contacted Nicole and asked her to pose for class projects. Here she is posing with her Leonberger dog for wonderful photogrpaher Briana, who Nicole subsequently hired several times.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_pressmontecito.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
The Montecito Journal did a lovely article on M. Nicole van Dam, including full color photos.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_weddingdress1.jpg]Nicole's Wedding Dress
Nicole designed and painted the fabric for her wedding dress, with lace imported from France.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_jen-lilley-pete-julienne-22nd-annual-movieguide-awards_jen-lilley-and-pete.jpg]Actress Jen Lilley at the 22d MovieGuide Awards holding M. Nicole van Dam's Artist boot
The rainboots with Nicole’s art were selected to be gifts given to the celebrities at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit when one of the participants referred to Nicole as a “modern day Monet.” Watch the video in the Memory Gallery of this blog and share Nicole’s smiles!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_violin.jpg]Unique Violin Created to Support Fundraising
All the proceeds from the sale of this violin, at a Santa Barbara Symphony live auction, went to support the Santa Barbara Symphony. 4 other violins/cellos were auctioned off, but Nicole's violin brought almost double what all the others raised for the Symphony. It was purchased by the President of a well-known bank, whom Nicole had never met before.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_elephants.jpg]Elephant Artwork for the Santa Barbara Solstice Parade
One of Nicole's favorite memories was being asked to direct the painting design of these delightful elephants that accompanied then Mayor Harriet Miller en route the Santa Barbara Solstice Parade. Nicoel walked alongside as a monitor, soaking up the sights and sounds of the parade from a unique (and proud) vantage point.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogcloseupbutterflybra.jpg]
"Bodacious Butterfly" is a bra created and donated for breast cancer fundraising by M. Nicole van Dam. This and several other bras created by Nicole's Creativity Central group will first be used as centerpieces and then auctioned off to the highest bidder at the CMH Gold Dust Gala in March 2013. Funds raised go to provide uninsured and under-insured women with mammography and cancer-related surgical procedures.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_marysmary.jpg]Chef and Owner Mary of Mary's Secret Garden
Mary's Secret Garden, a famous Central Coast vegetarian restaurant, has elected to decorate the entire restaurant in Nicole's art and poetry. Since Mary's is Nicole's favorite vegetarian restaurant, this is a heavenly match for Nicole. This exhibit commenced in early 2011 and has continued as of 2012.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_cityhallvotingboothdeb.jpg]Voting Booth Artwork at Santa Barbara City Hall
M. Nicole van Dam's painting "Voting Booth" recently joined Nicole's other artworks at Santa Barbara City Hall. Lovely Debbie poses to make the moment fun.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutcontemplevepoemsummeraft.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3crowd2.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
The March 3, 2006 Gallery Reception was a huge success, attended by hundreds of people throughout the evening, including the then Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum, the former Mayor Harriet Miller, and many other notables and press. It was a dream come true and one of Nicole's favorite memories.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogconquestcountry.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006 - 2012
"Country Rose" and "Roses of Conquest" - part of an ongoing exhibit, 2006 - 2012, of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit is an example of the many businesses that choose to enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day for many years.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_coucharea.jpg]2011 Waiting area at Chevere decorated with M. Nicole van Dam artworks
Waiting area decorated with M. Nicole van Dam artworks at Chevere, Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_toeishlineupcroppedmore.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artwork boots
Line Up of boots using the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutcellopoemcountryrose.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork, 2011
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_feb2011nicolepix.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Featured Artist at a 2010 Art Gallery Show
Nicole stands here by some of her artwork on display when she was the featured artist at a 2010 gallery show.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofacellofantasy.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012 (works were also exhibited at Bank of America in 2011)
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_farmersmkt_0.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam
This is a wonderful gardening and rain boot based on the M. Nicole van Dam "Chef at the Farmer's Market" artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogcheflionvoting.jpg]Chef at the Farmer's Market, Lion's Paradise, and Voting Booth (with writeups)
M. Nicole van Dam's Chef at the Farmer's Market, Lion's Paradise, and Voting Booth (with writeups) on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogwaitingroom1_0.jpg]Dr. Kenneth Kafka's office decorated with M. Nicole van Dam artworks
Dr. Kenneth Kafka chose M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks to decorate his waiting room, 2010 - present.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_remax2.jpg]Montecito Exhibition
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled to be asked to be the sole artist at a special month-long show and reception entirely sponsored by the Montecito Remax. This marked Nicole's first solo show.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_presscovers.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
M. Nicole van Dam has enjoyed some lovely press coverage of her art and exhibits, for which she is quite grateful!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodplate.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_swanduetandflowercelebration.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks at Chevere, 2011
Swan Duet and Flower Celebration Impressionist artworks at Chevere, Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_missionwithdebbiecropped.jpg]Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit
Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofaexecutivewall.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012 (works were also exhibited at Bank of America in 2011)
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bloglakeofdreams.jpg]Lake of Dreams (with poetry)
M. Nicole van Dam's Lake of Dreams (with poetry) on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodbee2.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_incadink1.jpg]Children's Book Author, Illustrator & Narrator
M. Nicole van Dam has authored (in Seussian rhyme) and illustrated a delightful children's book, and in addition to being published it was licensed and is available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (and that version is narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne and M. Nicole van Dam).
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospaintersyellowlightsunandmoonmontageflowercelebration.jpg]Sharing the Joy
Working with others on a canvas/project Nicole designed. Nicole's artwork hangs in the background.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_remax6.jpg]Montecito Exhibition
Then Mayor Marty Blum with her husband Dr. Joe Blum. M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled to be asked to be the sole artist at a special show entirely sponsored by the Montecito Remax. This show marks Nicole's first solo show.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_halleryremaxharriet.jpg]2005 Montecito Reception
Former Santa Barbara Mayor Harriet Miller standing by M. Nicole van Dam's "Mission at Santa Barbara" artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_lakeofdreamswithprettydebbie.jpg]Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit
Santa Barbara City Hall Exhibit, ongoing from approximately 2006 until the present.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofavoitingboothfittinglyabovecommboard.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012 (works were also exhibited at Bank of America in 2011)
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bloggondolierbenchmeubles.jpg]Gondolier of Venice (with poetry), Bench at Giverny, and Meubles de Jardin
M. Nicole van Dam's Chef at the Gondolier of Venice (with poetry), Bench at Giverny, and Meubles de Jardin on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_fulllength.jpg]Full Length view of half of the Chevere exhibit, 2011
View of half of M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011. Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bonjourbootallviewrgb.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour artwork boots
Detail on the boot using M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour artwork
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_feb2011showvotingbooth.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Featured Artist at a 2010 Art Gallery Show
Nicole's Voting Booth painting and poetry in this art gallery exhibit, which featured Nicole's poetry and prose as well as her artwork much taken from "Tempo - The Rhythm and Rhyme of the Artist."
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutsidepaintingsandppoetrylinedup.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_marysfullwall.jpg]Mary's Secret Garden
Mary's Secret Garden, a famous Central Coast vegetarian restaurant, has elected to decorate the entire restaurantin Nicole's art and poetry. Since Mary's is Nicole's favorite vegetarian restaurant, this is a heavenly match for Nicole.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogcellomissionspa.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006-2012
"Cello Fantasy," "The Mission at Santa Barbara," and "Spa Day" - part of an ongoing exhibit of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit has been ongoing 2006-2012, an example of the many businesses that enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_cityhallentrance.jpg]Santa Barbara City Hall Entrance
M. Nicole van Dam artwork has been exhibited continuously at Santa Barbara City Hall for several years now., commencing approximately 2006 through the present.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutsidecityempeesettingup.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street. Here the City Employees patiently pose as Nicole takes a picture for the site.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofaguessmyartsafehere.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012 (works were also exhibited at Bank of America in 2011)
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gondolierandmom.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011
"Gondolier of Venice" and "I Love You Mom" Impressionist artworks by M. Nicole van Dam at a 2011 exhibiti at Chevere, Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_wed.jpg]Nicole's Wedding Dress
Nicole designed and painted the fabric for her wedding dress, with lace imported from France. She also painted her husband's tie.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_wordpressmontage.jpg]Some of the books of M. Nicole van Dam
Nicole's art is the subject of "M. Nicole van Dam, A Retrospective 2010" while Nicole's art is thoughtfully woven with her poetry and philosophy in "Tempo - The Rhythm & Rhyme of the Artist." Nicole is also the author and illustrator of "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini, Magician in Training" and its companion book, "The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini."
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogwaitingroom2_0.jpg]Dr. Kenneth Kafka's Office, 2010 - present
Dr. Kenneth Kafka chose M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks to decorate his waiting room, 2010 - present.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodbee.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3diana.jpg]Proud Painting Owner Diana Poses by her M. Nicole van Dam Original
Proud "Mission at Santa Barbara" original painting owner Diana poses by her prize - two people tried to purchase this painting at the same time!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_marysrightside.jpg]Mary's Secret Garden
Mary's Secret Garden, a famous Central Coast vegetarian restaurant, has elected to decorate the entire restaurantin Nicole's art and poetry. Since Mary's is Nicole's favorite vegetarian restaurant, this is a heavenly match for Nicole.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_cityhallbldg.jpg]Santa Barbara City Hall
M. Nicole van Dam artwork has been exhibited continuously at Santa Barbara City Hall for several years now.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_boots-for-grand-gallery.jpg]Two of the various Garden and Rain Boots based on M. Nicole van Dam artwork
Several of M. Nicole van Dam artwork's have been used as the basis for many products - always a THRILL! Here are two of the lovely boots created to date, Hummingbird Friends and Butterfly Fantasy!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_pressscene3.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
M. Nicole van Dam has enjoyed some lovely press coverage of her art and exhibits, for which she is quite grateful!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_settingup.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam's artworks waiting for exhibition at Chevere, 2011
The most daunting process of hanging an exhibit in a space as large and diverse as Chevere is the moment when all the artowrks are lined up, waiting for some keen eye to decide where to place them on the walls. Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_nicolefashionshow.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam asked to Model for Fashion Show
For several years Nicole was asked to be one of the models for a lovely annual fashion show in Santa Barbara.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_remax5.jpg]Montecito Exhibition
Then Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and her husband Dr. Joe Blum with Nicole. M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled to be asked to be the sole artist at a special show entirely sponsored by the Montecito Remax. This show marks Nicole's first solo exhibit.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_feb2011jaaazzzz.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Featured Artist at a 2010 Art Gallery Show
Nicole's Jaaazzzz painting was the focal art for this art gallery exhibit, which featured Nicole's poetry and prose as well as her artwork much taken from "Tempo - The Rhythm and Rhyme of the Artist."
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_coverartweb.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam book -
M. Nicole van Dam book - "Exploring the Successful You."
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_spaday.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011
M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artwork Spa Day at Chevere, Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_remax4.jpg]Montecito Exhibition
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled to be asked to be the sole artist at a special show entirely sponsored by the Montecito Remax. This show marks Nicole's first solo exhibition of her work.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_nicolestudio1.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam asked to pose for Brooks Institute students
As part of the famous Brooks Institute of Photography, various Brooks students have contacted Nicole and asked her to pose for class projects. Here she is posing with her Leonberger dog for wonderful photogrpaher Briana, who Nicole subsequently hired several times.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_stagearea2longviuew.jpg]Stage area at Chevere, decorated in M. Nicole van Dam artworks, 2011
Stage area at Chevere, decorated in M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks, 2011. Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_settingupgalleryshowfeb2011.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Gallery Exhibitions
Nicole was asked to be the featured artist, and recite her poetry, at a 2010 gallery exhibition.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_frontlineuphueadjustedweb.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artwork boots
Line Up of boots using the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_weddingdress2.jpg]Nicole's Wedding Dress
Nicole designed and painted the fabric for her wedding dress, with lace imported from France.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3.jpg]2006 Gallery Reception - Preparation Stage
Here is a photo taken of the Santa Barbara Artimagination Gallery before all was ready, showing the grand entrance!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutsideswanpoemhealing.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_missionandhummingbirds.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011
"Mission at Santa Barbara" and "Hummingbirds and Missing Pieces" Impressionist artworks by M. Nicole van Dam at Chevere, 2011. Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_cityhalldebvotingbooth.jpg]Voting Booth Artwork at Santa Barbara City Hall
M. Nicole van Dam's painting "Voting Booth" recently joined Nicole's other artworks at Santa Barbara City Hall. Lovely Debbie poses to make the moment fun.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bloggondolierbenchmeublesjestersailing.jpg]Gondolier of Venice (with poetry), Bench at Giverny, Meubles de Jardin, Jester, and Sailing
M. Nicole van Dam's Gondolier of Venice (with poetry), Bench at Giverny, Meubles de Jardin, Jester, and Sailing on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_stagearea.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011
M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at the performance stage area at Chevere, 2011. Waiting area decorated with M. Nicole van Dam artworks at Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_everyonehavingfunatdifferentthings.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Art & Poetry on Exhibit at a Creativity Session
M. Nicole van Dam Art & Poetry on Exhibit at a Creativity Session - Nicole loves sharing the joy of creating with others.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospwinter.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_fundraisingmask2010.jpg]Mask Donated for Maritime Museum Fundraising Event
Nicole donated this mask, which was exhibited with one of her poems, for a Santa Barbara Maritime Museum fundraising event. She created the mask as a 3 dimensional scuba adventure, with each side revealing new secrets and even a hidden treasure!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_fundraisingmask1.jpg]Mask Donated for Maritime Museum Fundraising Event
Nicole donated this mask, which was exhibited with one of her poems, for a Santa Barbara Maritime Museum fundraising event. She created the mask as a 3 dimensional scuba adventure, with each side revealing new secrets and even a hidden treasure!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogcountryconquest.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006 - 2012
"Country Rose" and "Roses of Conquest" - part of an ongoing exhibit of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit has been ongoing 2006 - 2012, an example of the many businesses that choose to enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day for many years.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospbed.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogvotingboothinmirror.jpg]Voting Booth Reflections!
M. Nicole van Dam's Voting Booth and associated poetry and writeups reflected in a mirror while on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_webkennyplaying2.jpg]Dr. Kenneth Kafka joining Nicole in a Musical Creativity Therapy Session
Dr. Kenneth Kafka joining Nicole in a Musical Creativity Therapy Session, with Nicole's art in the background.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_sailing.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artworks at Chevere, 2011
M. Nicole van Dam Impressionist artwork Sailing at Chevere, 2011. Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_weddingdress3.jpg]Nicole's Wedding Dress
Nicole designed and painted the fabric for her wedding dress, with lace imported from France.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_saddle1.jpg]Unique Saddle Created to Support Fundraising
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerytone.jpg]2007 Gallery Reception
Photos taken from another reception hosted by a gallery owner at her request.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofalongview.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bloglionsparadisefirstexhibit.jpg]Lion's Paradise 1st Exhibit
M. Nicole van Dam's Lion's Paradise on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogoutdoors.jpg]Lovely outdoor seating area at the Hip Restaruant exhibit
Lovely outdoor seating area at the Hip Restaurant exhibit, 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerytone2005wall2.jpg]2007 Gallery Reception
Photos taken from another reception hosted by a gallery owner at her request.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_pressscene2.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
M. Nicole van Dam has enjoyed some lovely press coverage of her art and exhibits, for which she is quite grateful!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogsummer.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006 - 2012
"Summer Afternoon" - part of an ongoing exhibit of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit has been ongoing 2006-2012, an example of the many businesses that choose to enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day for many years.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_lotsoflaughcelebrateprojectwelldone.jpg]Sharing the Joy
Nicole loves to work with others and help them achieve creative bliss!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_fundraisingmask2.jpg]Mask Donated for Maritime Museum Fundraising Event
Nicole donated this mask, which was exhibited with one of her poems, for a Santa Barbara Maritime Museum fundraising event. She created the mask as a 3 dimensional scuba adventure, with each side revealing new secrets and even a hidden treasure!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bonjour.jpg]
Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospouthealingwintercellopoem.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_pressscene.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
M. Nicole van Dam has enjoyed some lovely press coverage of her art and exhibits, for which she is quite grateful!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogflowersandsong.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006 - 2012
"Flowers and Song" - part of an ongoing exhibit of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit has been ongoing 2006 - 2012, an example of the many businesses that enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospautumn.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_maryspoetryonwall.jpg]Poetry on Exhibit at Mary's Secret Garden
Mary's Secret Garden, a famous Central Coast vegetarian restaurant, has elected to decorate the entire restaurantin Nicole's art and poetry. Since Mary's is Nicole's favorite vegetarian restaurant, this is a heavenly match for Nicole. This exhibit started in early 2011 and is ongoing as of 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospbonjour.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_ojaiholiday2010.jpg]Holiday Home Tour
M. Nicole van Dam had the treat of participating in a Holiday Home Tour that helped raise money for the Ojai Music Festival.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_lelacdereves.jpg]Le Lac de Reves (Lake of Dreams) at Chevere, 2011
Chevere is Nicole's favorite South American restaurant. This restaurant, of approximately 3000 square feet, is decorated entirely in Nicole's Impressionist artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogkennysettingup_0.jpg]Dr. Kenneth Kafka's Waiting Room
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospiloveyoumom.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_nicoledogstudio.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam asked to pose for Brooks Institute students
As part of the famous Brooks Institute of Photography, various Brooks students have contacted Nicole and asked her to pose for class projects. Here she is posing with her Leonberger dog for wonderful photogrpaher Briana, who Nicole subsequently hired several times.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blognatureskitchen1stexhibit.jpg]Nature's Kitchen 1st Exhibit
M. Nicole van Dam's Nature's Kitchen on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodsparrow.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodcoasters.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospleonberger.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospleonebergs2.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoldbuildingpoetrytoo.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
Nicole is delighted when her poetry and prose is exhibited along with her artworks, as in this hospital setting.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3crowd1.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
The March 3, 2006 Gallery Reception was a huge success, attended by hundreds of people throughout the evening, including the then Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum, the former Mayor Harriet Miller, and many other notables and press. It was a dream come true and one of Nicole's favorite memories.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogvotingboothandwriteups.jpg]Voting Booth and associated poetry and writeups
M. Nicole van Dam's Voting Booth and associated poetry and writeups on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodbee3.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoldspaceitsspringpoetry.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
Nicole is delighted when her poetry and prose is exhibited along with her artworks, as in this hospital setting.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bloglongview.jpg]Ongoing Exhibit 2006 - 2012
An ongoing exhibit (inside an elegant, several thousand square foot valuable Santa Barbara commercial space) of the Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam at a Santa Barbara business. This exhibit has been ongoing 2006 - 2012, an example of the many businesses that choose to enjoy M. Nicole van Dam's artworks as part of their day for many years.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutsidesummeraft.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hallerymar3pat.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
Philanthropist Pat standing with Nicole and Nicole's "Flowers & Song" artwork, that was also licensed as a Santa Barbara Symphony program book cover.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospoutsideswanup.jpg]Public Exhibitions of Poetry and Artwork
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled when the City of Ventura asked her if they could exhibit M. Nicole van Dam artwork and poetry as part of the newly constructed Cancer Center. Here you can see the artworks hanging in the exterior windows so that they can be viewed from the street.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_presssbnewspress.jpg]Press Coverage of M. Nicole van Dam
M. Nicole van Dam has enjoyed some lovely press coverage of her art and exhibits, for which she is quite grateful! This is from the Santa Barbara News Press.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hallerymar3paintings.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
M. Nicole van Dam paintings on exhibit.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hosppassionflower.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed, architecturally beautiful, Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hallerymar2marty.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
Then Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and Journalist Gloria Montano with Nicole and Gloria's escort.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerywaterfountain.jpg]2008 Gallery Reception
M. Nicole van Dam's "The Water Fountain" at the 2008 Artimagination Gallery Reception.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_2010arttourspiralstair.jpg]Our House as an Art Gallery for the Art Tour
Our House as a Gallery for M. Nicole van Dam art for the Art Tour
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_hospspaday.jpg]Public Collections
Nicole's artwork that was acquired by a hospital for its newly constructed Cancer Center.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_prodstamps.jpg]Licensed Products
M. Nicole van Dam feels it to be a special honor to create designs on request that ultimately can be shared around the world as a variety of products.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_remax.jpg]Montecito Exhibition
M. Nicole van Dam was thrilled to be asked to be the sole artist at a special show entirely sponsored by the Montecito Remax. This show marks Nicole's first solo exhibition.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogkennynic.jpg]Exhibition at Dr. Kafka's Office
Ongoing rotating exhibit at Dr. Kafka's Ojai office.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_saddle2.jpg]Unique Saddle Created to Support Fundraising
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3lindamichael.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
Nicole's dear friends Linda and Michael, at the reception.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallerymar3rosemarci.jpg]2006 Artimagination Gallery Reception
Nicole's dear friends Marci and Rosemary, at the reception.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_gallery2008.jpg]2008 Gallery Reception - Preparation Stage
Here is a photo taken of the Santa Barbara Artimagination Gallery before all was ready, but it was quite a spread!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_galleryfoodlin.jpg]2008 Gallery Reception - Preparation Stage
Here is a photo taken of the Santa Barbara Artimagination Gallery before all was ready, including Nicole's dear friend Linda.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_2010arttourswan.jpg]Our House as a Gallery for the Art Tour
Our House as a Gallery for M. Nicole van Dam art for the Art Tour
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_bofasumaftcheeryplacetobank.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America, 2012
M. Nicole van Dam artworks on exhibit at Bank of America 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_blogjesters2ndexhibit.jpg]Jester
M. Nicole van Dam's Jester on exhibition at Hip Restaurant, September 2012
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_nicolestudiopainting.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam asked to pose for Brooks Institute students
As part of the famous Brooks Institute of Photography, various Brooks students have contacted Nicole and asked her to pose for class projects. Here she is posing with her Leonberger dog for wonderful photogrpaher Briana, who Nicole subsequently hired several times.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/memory-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_toelineupweb.jpg]M. Nicole van Dam artwork boots
Line Up of boots using the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam

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A great memory is having my art at Santa Barbara City Hall for almost a decade – from around 2006 until August 2016, encompassing several mayors and city council members over many years. My artwork “Voting Booth” was the first thing a visitor to the Santa Barbara Mayor & City Council office would see when entering the office (see the artwork on the square wall). The artwork was accompanied by an explanation of what the art meant:

My artwork "Voting Booth" first thing visitors would see at Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & Councilmen's Office

My artwork “Voting Booth” first thing visitors would see at the Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & City Council Office

I took a quick video:

THANK YOU SANTA BARBARA FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR MY ART!

Below is screen show of some of Nicole’s blog posts on a variety of things that might interest you – you can click on whichever post interests you to read the full post – ENJOY!

 

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