Nina's Latest Commission Paintings

Nina is thrilled to have completed a two large-scale painting commission for a private residence.  The paintings, measuring 9' X 5' and 7' X 5' are companion pieces and will be installed together.  These works represent the largest paintings Nina has worked on to date!

 Prairie Commission Oil on Canvas 7' X 5'

 Prairie Commission Oil on Canvas 7' X 5'

Prairie Commission Oil on Canvas 9' X 5'

Prairie Commission Oil on Canvas 9' X 5'

"ARTISTS' HOMES & STUDIOS" BOOK SIGNING & OPENING

Nina Weiss/Art Endeavors is pleased to announce a book signing & opening event in honor of the new publication; "Artists' Homes & Studios".  Nina's work and studio is featured in this new publication; with photography by Evan Kane.  She is proud to host three artists also included in the book at this Opening event;  Terrence Coffman; Cheryl Holz; and Wade Aldean.  March 13th; 6:00 - 9:00 at the Art Endeavors studio.  Books will be available for signing!

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NINA WEISS HIDDEN/PROTECTED SHOW IN THE NEWS

Myrna Petlicki reports on Nina's latest show for the Sun-Times Media group.


HIGHLAND PARK ARTIST’S FASCINATION WITH THE MIDWEST COMES THROUGH

Nina Weiss loves to travel and everywhere she and her husband go, the Highland Park artist finds scenes to photograph. When she returns home, Weiss captures those images in oil.

The walls of her bright Highland Park studio — a bicycle ride away from home for this trim, fit artist — are covered with her gorgeous landscapes. Visitors are transported to far away places like France and Ireland and as near home to the Chicago Botanic Garden and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, where Weiss is having a one-person show called “Hidden/Protected” through Dec. 23.

Weiss works with a dark palette, creating warm images that are both faithful to her settings and unique. Her love of nature is obvious in every piece. Her works also reflect what Weiss calls a major influence, the German Expressionists.

The native New Yorker, who earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, first came to the Midwest to study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned a K-12 art education certification. “I started biking around and getting out into the Midwestern landscape,” Weiss said. “I was stunned at how vast it was.”

Her fascination with the Midwest hasn’t waned. “I spend a lot of time out in the cornfields and biking around, and do a lot of road trips,” she said.

Although her landscapes have a comfortable familiarity, each piece reflects Weiss’ unique style.

“They’re not pretty little landscapes, which I never set out to make,” Weiss said. “I can’t help the way that they come out. I paint the way I feel and what I see. Some people like them and some people actually do think they’re too dark.” These images are reflective of Weiss’ feelings about the landscapes she captures. “Nature is really powerful,” she declared. “It’s not benign and pretty.”

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MET COLORS: ART LICENSING

Nina has been invited by the prestigious art licensing company Met Colors to join their stable of artists for art licensing opportunities.  The Oklahoma based company will develop Nina's landscape painting images for reproduction use by large retailers in the USA and Europe.

Upcoming Solo Show

November 9 - December 23, 2014

SOLO SHOW Hidden/Protected:  Paintings by Nina Weiss
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods IL  
Opening Reception Sunday November 9th; 1:00pm - 3:00pm 

www.brushwoodcenter.org 

This series of landscape oil paintings by artist Nina Weiss depict nature with colors intense, lush and dramatic. Her work travels beyond traditional ideas of a green landscape, as she teases out the complex colors of nature, creating layers of contrast, line and form. Through her paintings, she celebrates hidden natural landscapes that are often ignored or overlooked in urban environments. Her work provides the viewer with a contemporary look at the traditional genre of landscape.

Free.  No registration required. Exhibition runs November 9 - December 23. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sundays 1 - 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Botanic-Perspective Diptych

Botanic-Perspective Diptych


TOASTING & TOURING TO HONOR NEW ART PURCHASES

Nina is honored to be a part of the Warren-Newport Public Library District’s upcoming “Toasting & Touring” event highlighting the library’s sponsored spaces and new artwork.  She will be on hand for a private reception with donors and trustees, followed by a public  meet and greet from 1:00 - 3:00pm on Sunday; October 6.  The library acquired two of Nina’s paintings:  “Frozen River” (50” X 72”) and “That Day” (40” X 60”) for the newly designed space.  The two large-scale landscape paintings are now on permanent display in the adult Fiction and Reference room.

NINA’S WORK CHOSEN FOR COOK COUNTY LAW LIBRARY RE-DEDICATION

On September 26th, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and the Cook County Law Library will rededicate the Law Library to another 50 years of service.

Following the re-dedication ceremony, in collaboration with the Illinois Artisans Program, Illinois State Museum, the Law Library will also be unveiling a new art display in the Law Library. Featured Asans: Lisa Goesling, Tina Leto, Didier Nolet, Mary Jo O’Gara and Nina Weiss.

The 6 month exhibition will remain on display through March 9th, 2014. The public can view the exhibition Monday-Friday 8:30am-9pm in the Cook County Law Library, Daley Center Floor 29. All visitors to the Daley Center are required to go through security on the first floor.

NINA WEISS PART OF NATIONAL PARKS ON-LINE GALLERY LAUNCH

  An on-line gallery for the National Parks Artists in Residency Programs has been launched!

Please visit the website and the gallery  “Signature of Place” to see Nina’s plein-air painting  “Little Moose Island II” from her three-week Residency at Acadia National Park in Maine.

 

Nina Weiss | Little Moose Island II | Oil on canvas | 36" x 48"

THE ARTISTS AT 3150 OPEN HOUSE

Come visit Nina’s studio; say hello; enjoy the work, have a snack and hear about upcoming classes and workshops! October 19, 2:00 – 8:00

3150 Skokie Valley Rd.  #12  Highland Park IL

Studio Grand Opening

Nina Weiss/Art Endeavors

Studio Grand Opening

.....and extraordinary art sale!

Friday November 9th 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

3150 Skokie Highway (41) Highland Park Suite #12


Celebrate the opening of my new studio, teaching, and creative meeting space.  Studio art clearance sale with one time extraordinary pricing!  New art book "100 Artists of the Midwest" and "Art in Hand" playing cards available for sale.  Information on instruction and classes!

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Please call to arrange private showings if unable to attend!
  • Questions?  Please contact Nina: 847.840.0527

 Hope to see you there!

 

Driving directions from the south:  make a u-turn off Old Elm. 

Thru courtyard, last studio on your right!

LOCATION IMPULSION

Opening June 7th, Christopher Gallery, Prairie State College Featuring Nina Weiss, Bonnie Peterson & Michael X. Ryan

Location Impulsion

NINA WEISS PRESENTS the WEDNESDAY NIGHT PAINTERS

Please join us in celebrating the paintings of the Wednesday night studio painting group of the North Shore Art LeagueAPRIL 27th – MAY 4th

OPENING Friday April 27th OPENING 7:00 – 9:00

Glencoe Congregational Church 725 Pine Street Winnetka, IL 60093