Nola Tresslar

Nola has shown her art in over 155 art shows since 1998 (10 one-woman shows), with approximately 90% being juried shows, throughout the Northwest, Arizona, California, New York, Japan, and China. Recipient of many arts awards and represented presently by galleries in two states.   Art work in private collections – United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, & China.   Art work in corporate collections – Bank of America, Labor Ready Corporate Headquarters, City of SeaTac (6), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Franciscan Hospice House, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, China Foreign Affairs Office, Yangzhou, China.

Artist Statement
Art has always been a passion of mine. I love the many facets I can explore in the Sumi, Collage and Mixed Media areas of the Art domain. When I am painting I try to infuse my personal energy, spirituality and inspiration into my art. My inspiration may come from something I’ve seen, heard or felt. Abstract paintings and collages are my favorite areas, because of my love of texture, handmade papers and found objects that can be incorporated into a piece of art. I enjoy using Sumi ink in traditional Asian paintings and also I find it interesting to find new ways and methods to mix this ancient medium with other mediums.

Education/Background
Studied Art Education at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA 1959 – 1962…..Real Estate Appraiser – 18.5 years…..Owner, Founder and Head Designer of a gift manufacturing and designing company – 10 years…..Director of Marketing for US West Education Foundation…..Founder and Executive Director for Northwest Baby TALK….Fund Developer for Child Abuse Prevention Resources…..Conciliator/Arbitrator…..Studied with many well known artists (locally, nationally & internationally known) with many art classes & workshops in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Florida, & Hawaii

Exhibitions, Awards, Collections, etc.
She has shown her art in over 170 art shows since 1998 (10 one-woman shows), with approximately 90% being juried shows, throughout the Northwest, Arizona, California, New York, Japan, and China

Recipient of many art awards
 Barnes & Noble Award, three from Western Washington Fair (Fine Arts), the Traditional Award from a Japanese Sumi Master, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Merit awards, Honorable Mentions, Most Original, etc. ….

Published photographer – locally, nationally and internationally…..

Represented presently by – Lakewood Gallery, Lakewood, WA, White Dove Gallery, Lakewood, WA , Full Moon Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA, The Desert ART Source, Palm Desert, CA, State of The Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA, Creative Forces at the Murano Hotel, Tacoma, WA

Art work in private collections – United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, & China

Art work in corporate collections – Bank of America, Labor Ready Corporate Headquarters, City of SeaTac (6), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Franciscan Hospice House, City of Tacoma, WA portable collection, Pierce County, WA portable collection, China Foreign Affairs Office, Yangzhou, China

Television

  • 9-2002 My art and I appeared in a documentary on local public television (KBTC)
  • 7-2003 My art appeared on national television (HGTV) “Kitty Bartholomew –You’re Home”
  • 5-2006 Two pieces of my art on Comcast TV for a week
  • 5-2007 Appeared on “The Creative Process” Comcast Cable Show – (Showed how to stain papers)
  • 12-2007 Appeared on “Cityline” to talk about our artist exchange and cultural tour to China in October 2007

Juror

  • Juror for the 2003 Western Washington Fine Art Show (Mixed Media)
  • Juror for the 2003 Peninsula Art League’s Membership Show
  • Juror for the 2013 South Hill Artists Member’s Show
  • Juror for the 2014 Mayfest Art Show at Lakewold Gardens, Lakwood, WA

Websites www.sumi.org  ι  www.pacificgalleryartists.org  ι  http://nola.nobullart.com

Commissions – Private clients, Interior Designers, Next Church (3D Prayer Wall)

Public Projects – “Suitcase Sightings” -Tacoma, WA (2005)

Art Affiliations (past & present)

Puget Sound Sumi Artists, Northwest Collage Society, National Collage Society, Pacific Gallery Artists, International Society of Experimental Artists, Tacoma Arts & Crafts Association, and Rainier League of Artists.

“Life Happens!” — “Suffering is Optional”……Nola V. Tresslar