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Home: 1515 S. Garry Rd., #4, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Studio: P.O. Box 161, Marshall, WA 99020
Home: 509-255-6302 Studio: 509-926-1256 Cellphone: 509-362-5296
Rikn@ArtsEnrich.com or rikn@sisna.com

EDUCATION
1978, MA, Eastern Washington University
1972, BA, Whitworth College
1965-68, Central Washington University

HONORS & AWARDS
2004, Named Inquiring Mind 2004-06 program series speaker for presentation of “American Quilts/American Voices,” sponsored by Humanities Washington, Olympia, WA
2001, Juror's Choice 2nd Place, Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit, Gresham, OR
2001, Juror's Honorarium, Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show, Spokane, WA
2000, Judge's Honorarium, Art On The Green Juried Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID
1996, Blue Ribbon, 18th Annual Washington State Quilters Show, Spokane, WA
1983, Purchase Award, Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004, Sanctuary, Kohler Gallery, Whitworth College, WA
2004, Sirens (for Kurt Vonnegut), The Catacombs, Spokane, WA
2001, Piece By Piece, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
1984, The Illuminated Alphabet, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL
1983, Durer's Letters, Deerfield Public Library, Deerfield, IL
1972, Silver Buffalo, The Box Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2004, The River and the Great Gorge Park, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
2003, Sustainable Connections, City Space Gallery, City of Seattle, King County and the Design Resource Institute, Bank of America Tower, Seattle, WA
2003, Showing Our Metal, Third Street Gallery at City Hall, Moscow Arts Commission, Moscow, ID
2003, 35th Annual Art On The Green Juried Show, Citizen's Council for the Arts, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2003, 46th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
2003 Juried Art Exhibit, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR Raw Space Exhibition, Downtown Gallery, Spokane, WA
2002, 4th Annual Art In Port Townsend Juried Show, Fort Worden Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, PA
Westmoreland Arts National Exhibit '02, Founders Hall, Westmoreland County CC, Youngwood, PA
Annual Juried Regional Show, Allied Arts Association, Richland, WA
America The Beautiful: A Commentary In Quilts, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
Gallery Artist' Show, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA
Works From The Heart, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
2001 Rik Nelson & Janet Still, Lynnwood Library Gallery, Lynnwood, WA
Annual July National Exhibition, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC
Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
Raw Space Exhibition, City Terminal Gallery, Spokane, WA
Works From The Heart, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
2000 Trashformations: Recycled Materials in Contemporary Arts & Culture, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK; Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO
Off The Bed An Onto The Wall, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
Art On The Green Juried Show, Citizen's Council for the Arts, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Works From The Heart, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1999 Annual Northwest International Art Competition, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
Works From The Heart, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1998 Spokane Sampler: An Inland Northwest Juried Art Exhibition, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1996 A Taste of Country, 18th Annual Washington State Quilters Show, Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
Spokane Sampler, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1995 Annual Pacific Northwest Lewis-Clark Juried Art Exhibition, Lewis-Clark Center for the Arts & History, Lewiston, ID
ANA 24, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1994 Bridging The Gap, Tower Gallery, The Heritage Museum, Libby, MT
1992 The North Coast Collage Society National Juried Exhibit: Collage, Corbin Art Center Guild, Spokane, WA; Governor's Gallery, Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA; Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA; North Light Gallery, Everett Community College, Everett, WA
1989 10th Annual Paper In Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Lake County Artists: Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1988 Lake County Artists: Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1987 Lake County Artists: Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1986 7th Illinois Regional Print Show, Northwestern University Gallery, Evanston, IL
1984 13th Biennial Michiana Regional Art Competition, Century Center Art Center, South Bend, IN
Lake County Artists: Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1983 Lake County Artists: Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
1982 Red Wedge Destruction-Construction Show, WPA Gallery, Chicago, IL

COMMISSIONS
2004 Helping Hands Change The World, sponsored by Spokane Arts Commission, Spokane, WA
2004 The Odd Saga of Lester & Esther, sponsored by Summit School PTO, Spokane Valley, WA
2004 Morning Star, sponsored by First Day Spokane, Spokane, WA
2002 It's About Time For…, sponsored by First Night Spokane, Spokane, WA
Around The World, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
Stars & Stripes & Starllight, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
Butterflies At The Crossroads. sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
The HUB!, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
Diversity-Democracy, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
2001 Character Counts!, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
Grizzly Paws/Best Friend, sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Spokane, WA
Bumbershoot Concrete, One Reel Productions, Seattle Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Hoopfest Haiku , Spokane’s Children’s Museum, Spokane, WA
Visual Poetry In Action, Earth Day, Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA
2000 Waste Not, Want Not, Cheney Recycling Center, Cheney, WA
Nike Meadow Flowers, created for the BEST Partners, Spokane, WA
BEST Awards trophies for winners of the inaugural BEST environmental awards. BEST Partners were: Avista Utilities, City of Spokane (Spokane Regional Solid Waste System), Journal of Business, Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, Spokane County, Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority, Spokane Transit, Transportation Choices Coalition, and Washington State Department of Ecology.


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