2011 - Southwest Art Magazine Award - American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit. Juror: Scott Christensen
2011- The Alfred & Mary Crimi Award of Excellence - Audubon Artists National Juried, hosted by Salmagundi Club, NYC
2010 -Best NC State Fair Scene - 2010 - (Judge - Curator Secca Museum Winston NC)
2009 - National Audubon Artists, NYC Salmagundi Club- Sept 2009 Jack Richardson Award
2009 -First Place Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit -2009 - (Lennox Campello Judge)
First Place - Durham Art Guild 46th Juried Show- Fall , 2000.
Purchase Award -Watercolor Society of NC Fall 2000 Juried Show, Manteo, NC.
Daniel Smith Award Of Excellence-- Spring Juried '99 NC Watercolor Society. - (Judge Dean Mitchell renowned watercolorist)
First Place-- NC State Fair '98 Juried Show/Best NC Scene.
Best of Show & 3rd Place Oil-- Fine Arts League of Cary, NC Holiday Show, '98.
First Place & 2 Honorable mentions Spectator Annual Photography Contest, NC '96.
Honorable Mention - Charvin Paints PLein Air Painting national contest - Online - 2009
Honorable Mention -Visual Art Exchange Juried Travel show in Raleigh - 2007
Honorable Mention --Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Members Show 2003,2005,2007
Honorable Mention --Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit 2001
Juried Exhibits (Partial List)-
National: The American Impressionist Society's Annual Juried Exhibit, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel by the Sea CA, 2011 -(see award)
National: Audubon Artists National - Annual Juried Exhibit - Salmagundi Club NYC 2011 (see award)
National: Audubon Artists National - Annual Juried Exhibit - Salmagundi Club NYC 2009 (see award)
National: " Visual Statements" Danville Kentucky through May 2001
National: "Dimensions 2001" Assoc. Artists Winston Salem , Spring 2001.
National: "A Sense of Place" Assoc. Artists Winston Salem , Fall 99.
National : Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Fall/99.
International: "Works on Paper" 2 paintings also featuring works by masters;
Picasso, Chagall, Rivers, DeKooning and more. Galerie L'Asietique Scottsdale, AZ , 2001
International: Animals In Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -2001-(won award)
International: Watercolor Art Society-Houston 23rd International Exhibition,2000.
International : "Year 2000 Design & Spirit" Green Tara Gallery, Chapel Hill , NC 2000.
International: Charvin International oil paints on line juried competition (won award)
NC: North Ridge Country Club Annual Juried Gala - 2010
NC: 2010 - Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit (won award) -Judge Lenny Campello
NC: Marriott Renaissance 5 Star Hotel, Raleigh - by Invitation- 2009 -2010
NC: Visual Art Exchange -many juried exhibits from Figurative to Travel themes 2001-2006- (won awards)
NC: 2 paintings (over 600 entries) Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibit 2001
NC: Durham Art Guild 46th Juried Show- Fall , 2000 (won award)
NC: Watercolor Society of North Carolina - Fall , 2000
NC: Raleigh Fine Arts 22nd Annual Exhibition, 2000.
NC: "Traditional Painters" Durham Arts Council, NC 6/2001
NC: Watercolor Society of NC Spring '99.
2011 - Solo -Let's Hit the Beach - Nicole's latest Beach People art at Caffe Luna in downtown Raleigh
2010 - Solo- A Journey with Nicole on Canvas - highlighting a year of new works
2010 - 2 Person -Nicole's Beach People at Carteret Contemporary Gallery in Morehead NC - June-July
2009:Performing Arts On Canvas -Oct-Nov 2009- Capital Bank Corporate Plaza, Raleigh
2009: Figurative & Still Life: Nicole's Studio & Gallery- Raleigh
2008: Painting NC impressions in En plein Air (artists from the book) -Capital Bank Corporate Plaza, Raleigh
2008: Anchors Away Sep-Oct.Capital Bank Corporate Plaza, Raleigh
2008: "Italia" - Select Group exhibits at Carteret Contemporary in Morehead City (5 artists)
2006: 2 Person: Recent Works - with Eric McRay - at Nicole's Studio
2006 - Back to the Beach - Carteret Contemporary Gallery in Morehead City
2005: 2 Person: Water Works - Nicole Kennedy & Bob Rankin at New Elements Gallery in NC -- June 2005
2003: 2 Person Italy, New Elements Gallery Wilmington, NC/ July -August 2003
2003: Solo: Cardinal Club in Raleigh, NC Feb-April, 2003
2002- Featured artist at Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst
2002: Solo: Tales Of Tuscany" Nicole's art highlighting Tuscan villages -/2002
2001: "The Waiters of San Marco " Nicole's Italian waiter series
2001: Showcase of Charleston & Savannah. New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC. Feb-March
2000: "The Color Of Italy" at 2000: Solo Green Tara Gallery Chapel Hill NC Summer 2000
1999:"Along The Coast" From Naples to NC exhibit at Beach Cafe in New York City, Oct-Dec'99
Selected Articles/Interviews/Media- Click Link to go to article.
Lumina News 2012- by Miramar McNaughton - Highlights Nicole's recent national art awards -2012
American Art Collector -American Impressionist Society Section -2011
American Art Collector - Nautical Feature Section - 2011
PBS North Carolina- 1/2hr special Sept 2011- Art and tastes of Raleigh
American Art Collector - Figurative Section - 2010
Cover Jerry's Artarama Catalogue -2009
Raleigh Digest- Sept 2008
Midtown Magazine -Premiere Issue on Duke Raleigh and Artwork (Nicole's)2007
Raleigh News & Observer - 2007
Metro magazine 2007
Artists and Art Galleries of the South 2007
Wake Living - North Raleigh to taly in 20 Minutes - 2006
Southern Living 2004
Wrightsville Beach Magazine -The Secret Beach Artist -2004
Cover of Wilma Magazine 2004
Sanford Herald - Carolinian -2002 - Double Page Spread Feature
Spectator Magazine 2000
Galleries & Ongoing Exhibits :
•Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City
• Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel By The Sea, CA
• Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery
• Caffe Luna, Downtown Raleigh (ongoing Italy)
• Capital Bank Plaza
Some Corporate & Private Collections:
• Shanahan Law Group, Raleigh - Both office buildings
• Capital Bank, Raleigh (all new branches, over a dozen works)
• Capitol Financial Solutions
• Duke Raleigh - Two large Commissions and over 60 fine art prints ofof Nicole's work - dozens of works by Nicole's artists
• Marrriott Renaissance Hotel - Raleigh - Fine art prints of Nicole's works and art exhibits
• Art on Loan to Copenhagen for USA Ambassador to Denmark, (Art In Embassies Program) )
• Capital Investments, Raleigh, NC
• Womble & Carlyle
• State Of North Carolina Dept. Of Insurance, 4 paintings, Raleigh
• Nags Head Chamber Of Commerce, NC (Purchase award WSNC)
• Whitley& Jenkins Law Firm, Raleigh
• Davis Reconstructive Surgery, Raleigh
• Wake Med West, Cary
• Governor Beverly Perdue -2008-
• Governor Jim Hunt
• Raleigh Mayor Meeker
• Dr. Marvin Malecha- Dean of Design at NC State
• Elizabeth Trump (The Donald's sister)- NYC
1982-1995 - Vice President/Associate Creative Director/ Art Director at several NYC ad agencies:
Grey Advertising, Campbell Mithun Esty, Saatchi & Saatchi, and others. Created, art directed (and in many cases wrote)
& produced TV commercials and print ads for national consumer brands. Worked with many commercial TV direct in the US and abroad.
Member : Associate Member: Oil painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Audubon Artists Org, American Allied Artists,
Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Fine Arts League of Cary, Duke Raleigh Art Guild
Workshops Attended with Nationally acclaimed painters and instructors\:
• Rick McClure, John Poon, Lori Putnam, Don Hatfield, Gregg Kruetz, Dominic Vignola,
Perry Austin, Dawn Whitelaw and AIS plus OPA Master signature member, Quang Ho.
1976 -79: Parson's School of Design/New School NYC • '80-'82 School Of Visual Arts NYC.
•Apprentice to Michael Gallagher ( MFA Yale - abstract illusionist/expressionist -museum collected Whitney/Guggenheim) in SoHo,