The artistic collaboration of Jonathan & Valerie Nicklow began shortly after their marriage in

1996. Using a process they pioneered, they create oil paintings on low relief ceramic slabs.  They

have participated in numerous gallery shows and art festivals across the country and have also

had the honor of serving on jury panels for many art exhibits. Their work is in numerous

collections, including the Smithsonian Institute.



Jonathan Nicklow   BFA in Painting, Cum Laude, Savannah College of Art & Design

              Valerie Nicklow   BFA in General Sculpture Studies, Maryland Institute, College

                                                          of Art, Internship with the Baltimore Clayworks



2006  “Forms of Dialog”   North Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood CO

           “Colorado Clay” Foothills Art Center, Golden CO

2005  “Question Reality: Surrealism in Contemporary Art” AA Gallery, Morehead University

           “Pirate Group Show” Chigne, France

           “Snowball in Hell” Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle, WA

           “Beadwork IV: The Beaded Figure” national touring exhibit with Beadwork magazine

           “Colorado Art Open” Foothills Art Center, Golden CO

2004  “Preview Show” Reston Arts Center, Reston VA

           “Evergreen Invitational” Evergreen Art Center, Evergreen CO

2003  “Custom Culture” Green Door Gallery, Kansas City MO

           “High Octane” City Arts Center, Wichita KS

2002   Lapis Gallery, Denver CO -- Solo show

           Lincoln Cultural Center, Fort Collins CO

2001  “Recent Works” Gallery I, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO

           “Art Market” Main Gallery, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada CO

2000  “Extreme Ceramics” A.R. Mitchell Museum, First Gallery, Trinidad CO -   Solo show

           “San Angelo National Ceramic Competition” San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

1997  “Supporting Members Show” Core New Art Space, Denver CO

1994  “Painting ‘94” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA


                    HONORS & AWARDS

Wheeler Family Award - “Colorado Clay”, Foothills Art Center 2006

           Best of Show, Sun Valley Art & Craft Festival, Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2005

           Best of Show, Art Market Place Jury - Utah Arts Festival 2004

           Juror's Award- Plaza Art Festival, Kansas City 2004

           Best in Show - Art in the Park, Memphis 2003

           Best of Show, Artist Choice - Utah Arts Festival 2002

           Award of Excellence - Arts, Beats, & Eats Festival, Pontiac 2002

           First Place in Painting - Disney's Festival of the Masters, Orlando 2002

           Best of Mixed Media 2-D - Bayou City Art Festival, Spring, Houston 2002

           Significant Artist Award - Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver 2002

           First Place in Mixed Media - Castle Rock Fine Arts Festival 2001

           First Place in Mixed Media - Golden Fine Arts Festival 2000

           Best of Show - Arlington Arts Center - juror Donald Kuspit

Smithsonian Institution

           Purchase Award - Savannah College of Art & Design