Over the next month, we will be featuring the artists that were awarded grants through the Essex County Artists Fund. The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Greg Nikas – Newburyport
Learn more: @sweethaven_gallery / sweethavengallery.com
Creative Practice: I’ve been a professional photographer for 35 years and have owned Sweethaven Gallery in Newburyport, MA for 11 years.
Artist Statement: I represent 9 artists, Their work spans woodcuts, paintings, wood sculpture, bronze sculpture, and photography.
About Sweetwater Gallery: Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. Our philosophy is art is personal. We work closely with our clients to ensure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home. If you live within 15 miles of the gallery, part of our personalized service includes a visit to your home if necessary, to help you decide on size and placement. In some cases and with some restrictions, we will also assist in the installation of your piece.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex County Artist Fund, please do so here.
If you would like to support the Essex County Artist Fund and artists like Greg, please donate here.