About Jimmie

Jimmie Nord, an artist from Northern California, works out of his studio/garage in Eureka, CA. He works mainly in wood and metal. His work is a playful look into construction and the tools and equipment that are used. He pulls his ideas from past work experiences such as construction and working with the U.S Forest Service. He moved to Louisiana to attend Louisiana State University where he was given the opportunity to teach sculpture classes and facilitate support demonstrations for students in the metal and wood working labs. After receiving his Masters of Fine Art from LSU, he moved back to Eureka in 2014. Currently, Jimmie is a lecturer at Humboldt State University teaching 3D and 2D Foundations, Professional Practices, Ceramics, and Special Topics in Sculpture. He is also a board member of Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Education

2014 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA Masters of Fine Arts Sculpture

2010 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA Bachelor of Arts Sculpture and Ceramics

Solo Exhibitions

• Hanson Howard Gallery. Ashland, OR (2019

• Cloverdale Art Alliance. Cloverdale, CA (2019)

• Humboldt State University Library. Chalice, Arcata, CA (2018)

• Morris Graves Museum of Art. Elevated Topography. Eureka, CA (2017)

• Eureka Zoo, Invitation, Earth Day Celebration, Eureka, CA (2016)

• Playschool, MFA Thesis show, Glassell Gallery Baton Rouge, LA (2014)

• Invitation US Bank Arcata, CA (2011) 

• Constructed Movement, Foyer Gallery Humboldt State, Arcata, CA (2010) 

• Invitation Edwards Jones Investment, Arcata, CA (2009)

• US Bank Arcata, CA (2009)

• How Do You Explain Pollution?, Foyer Gallery Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2008) 

• Art Night, McKinleyville Gallery, McKinleyville, CA (2008)

Group Exhibitions

• Global Livingston Institute. Invictus. Entusi, Uganda (2019).

• Morris Graves Museum of Art. Members Exhibition. Eureka, CA (2018)

• Humboldt State University. HSU Art Department Faculty and staff show, Arcata, CA (2018)

• Lake Tahoe Community College. HSU Art Department, South Lake Tahoe, CA  (2017)

• Humboldt State University. HSU Art Department Faculty and staff show, Arcata, CA (2017)  

• 60th Redwood Art Association Anniversary Exhibition RAA Gallery, Eureka,   CA (2016)

• 56th Annual Redwood Art Association Fall Exhibition RAA Gallery Eureka,     CA (2015)

• Graduate Student Invitational Exhibition, Baton Rouge, LA (2014)

• Invitational, Taylor and Poisa law firms, Baton Rouge, LA (2014)

• Louisiana Graduate Student Show, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA (2014) 

• Fresh Meat Invitational First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA (2010)

• E-Squared Invitational E-Squared Gallery Eureka, CA (2010)  

• Juried Student Show Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2009)

• Juried Tea Pot Show Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2009)

• Juried Sculpture Walk Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2009)

• Humboldt Art Councils Junque Arte Exhibition & Competition Morris Graves   Museum of Art Eureka, CA (2009)

• Juried Tea Pot Show Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2008)

• Juried Sculpture Walk Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2008) 

• Juried Student Show Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2008)

• Invitational Arcata Recycle Center Arcata, CA (2008)

• Alumni Invitational Show College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA (2008)

• Humboldt Art Councils Junque Arte Exhibition & Competition Morris Graves   Museum of Art Eureka, CA [3 pieces] (2008)

• Sculpture Walk Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2008)

• Student Show Humboldt State University Arcata, CA (2008)

Awards

• The Humboldt Arts Council. Members’ Exhibition. Second Place. for UniHouse. (2018)

• 60th Redwood Art Association Anniversary Exhibition – Best in Show (2016)

• 56th Annual Redwood Art Association Fall Exhibition – Award of Merit (2014)

• Humboldt State University Ceramics The Laundry Award (2009)  

• Humboldt Art Councils Junque Arte Exhibition & Competition - 3rd Place Art, "Squilt" (2009)

• Martin Wong Outstanding Ceramic Award HSU (2009)

• Doc Marchi Outstanding Sculpture Award HSU (2009)

• Fortuna Rotary 19th Annual Art & Wine in the Park -First Place Sculpture Award, Chelonia Netteddas (2008)

• HSU Student Juried Exhibition Maris Benson Beginning Sculpture Award, Angler Trash (2007)

• Morris Graves Museum of Art Junque Art Show Best in Show Award, Chelonia Netteddas (2007)

•World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race 3rd Place Art, "Stag Party" (2006)

•World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race Racers Choice Award, "Revenge of the  Nerds" (2004) 

Commissions

• Wood Sculpture for Nicholson's "Cuckoo for Redwood 2" (2017)

• Wood Sculpture for Boomer's "Elevated Sierras" (2016)

Arcata Fire Station – Restoration on 115-year-old bronze Bell that was relocated back into the bell tower of the fire station (2015)

• Arcata Fire Station – Restoration of two plaques that have been mounted back on the front of the Fire Station (2015)

• City of Arcata – Plaza Beautification Project Permanent Bronze Sculpture, "The Grasp" (2008)

• Bronze Sculpture for Goff's "The Gift" (2007)

• City of Arcata – Plaza Beautification Project – Permanent Sculpture “Torsos” (2007)

Lectures/Workshops

• Freshwater Elementary Charter School, Eureka CA, World of Work. Guest speaker for 7th and 8th grade. (2017

• Elevated Topography, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA "Family Art Day and Found Object Workshop" (2017) 

• Elevated Topography, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA "Art Talk" (2017)

• Unveiling the Mask, Zane Middle School, Eureka, CA "Arts Integration" Eureka, CA (2016)

• Fundamentals of 3D Design, Redwood Art Association, "Art Lecture Series" Eureka, CA (2015)

• Junk Art Closing Lecture, Morris Graves Museum of Art, "Art Talk" Eureka, CA (2015)

• Support Demonstrations for Tool Use and Safety in the Wood and Metal Shops, Louisiana State University, "Ongoing Demonstrations for Students" (2012-2014)

• Found Objects, Trinidad Elementary School, Trinidad, CA "Guest Artist" Trinidad, CA (2008)

• Found Objects, Manila Friends of the Dunes Summer Camp,"Guest Artist", Manila, CA (2008)

Curatorial Projects

• HSU & CR, Painting Students Show, Redwood Art Association (2018)

• All about the Dogs, Redwood Art Association (2017)

• Shadows, Redwood Art Association (2017)

• Let's Radio, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA (2013)

• A Site For Sore Eyes, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA (2013)

• Art Collective, Elevator Project, Baton Rouge, LA (2012

• Art-Cade, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA (2012)

• Fluxs Switch, Elevator Projects, Baton Rouge, LA (2012) 

Exhibitions Juried

• Veterans center, Veterans art show, Eureka, CA (2019)

• Veterans center, Veterans art show, Eureka, CA (2018)

• Ink People for the Arts, Maskibitions, Eureka, CA (2017)

• Azalea Festival Art Show, Brookings, OR (2017)

• Humboldt Steelhead Days, "Just My Type Letterpress", Eureka, CA (2017)

• Junk Art Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA (2015)

• World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arcata, CA (2010)

• Sculpture Walk, Humboldt State, Arcata, CA (2009)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

• Artnauts, Artist Collective, Bolder, CO (2019

• Board Member and Permanent Art Collection Committee of Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA (2016 to 2019)

• Redwood Art Association, Eureka, CA (2014 to 2018)

• Art and Arbor Committee, Arcata, CA (2016 to 2017)

• Art Advisory Committee, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2012 to 2014)

• Elevator Projects, Art Collective, Baton Rouge, LA (2012 to 2014)

• Humboldt State University Sculpture Club President, Arcata, CA (2009 to  2010)

• Humboldt State University Sculpture Club Vice President, Arcata, CA (2008  to 2009)