As artists, your involvement is critical to our success. We rely on this event to provide general operating funds that ensure the success of our exhibitions, care of our permanent collection, and support for our art education and therapeutic art programs.


"This year, The Nicolaysen Art Museum (The NIC) will celebrate 52 years since its founding, 30 years at our current location and extraordinary programs that fulfill our mission of being a cultural anchor of our community and state."

-Ann Ruble,The Nicolaysen Museum Executive Director

As with the past two years, The NIC’s auction will be a juried exhibition.  We have invited award-winning illustrator Zac Pullen, artist and educator Linda Ryan, and the owner of Scarlow’s Gallery and NIC Board President, Claire Marlow, to serve as our guest jurors. They will choose up to 45 works for our Sparkle Bash and up to 90 pieces for the Diamond Ball. Works selected for the Ball will be included in a silent auction, however up to four may be chosen as “Best of Show” and sold in the live auction.