Nicky Oberholzer

Nicky Oberholzer

Nicky Oberholzer

A native of Seattle, Nicky Oberholtzer has become known for her versatility in stone and other media. A graduate from Seattle Pacific University with a dual degree in Fine Arts and Russian, Nicky pursued a career in stone sculpting despite spending the first 30 years of her life trying to pretend she wasn’t an artist.
A veteran of twenty-five Northwest Stone Sculptor Association Symposia, Nicky began as a student and was subsequently chosen as an instructor. She was a board member and secretary for the NWSSA for two years, and helped set up and run many events. She also served as the administrator of the NWSSA’s presence at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center where she was responsible for the overall quality of content and presentation, marshalling as many as 40 artists and their sculptures, as well as leading instructive demonstrations for the public. 
She has attended six sessions at the prestigious Marble/marble Colorado symposium, the California Stone Symposium three years in a row, four years at the Thetis Island Carving Symposium in Canada and the Indiana Stone Symposium. 
Nicky has taught in venues ranging from schools, to Woodcraft supply and the Woodcarving Center in Everett and various symposia events. She currently teaches privately at her studio in Seattle.
She also was chosen to be a juror for the Washington State Fine Arts Show six times, and has juried other local art shows including the Kenmore Art show.
She is involved in the hanging of the Washington State Fair Fine Arts Show. She has twice exhibited in the largest United States sculpture show, in Loveland, Colorado. In 1996, she attended as an Art Representative for twelve Inuit stone carvers from the Northwest Territories of Canada, who were the featured artists of the show.
Nicky has worked in widely varying sizes including larger sculptures, two of which can be seen in The Wenatchee Art on the Avenue show: a 6’ granite octopus and an assemblage flower piece. She also has a marble sculpture titled “Crescent Moon Rising” purchased by Oregon City, Oregon as part of the permanent Oregon Trail historic site.
When not sculpting, Nicky has worked in other media, including pastels, basket weaving, watercolors, oils, ceramics, beading and stained glass. In her spare time she reads and enjoys her family and gardens.

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February 13, 2017