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Decision to join art circuit has paid off for Bryan Prize winner Nicole Vanover
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:05
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Nicole Vanover, winner of the 2012 Bryan Painting Award, in her vendor tent at the Black Swamp Arts Festival. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Painter Nicole Vanover’s 4-year-old son loves to help at his mother’s booth at art fairs, including the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
“My son really tries to help set up,” the artist said recently in a telephone interview. When it comes to sales though, she’d prefer he go with his father to the youth arts area.
“He tries to sell all my work for $1,” Vanover said.
That’s quite a bargain for the photorealistic acrylic paintings that won her the Dorothy Uber Bryan Painting Award at the 2012 Black Swamp Arts Festival. (The award has been retired in favor of a 2D award sponsored by the festival committee.)
Vanover, with husband and son in tow, will return to the festival with a booth in The Masters Gallery Sept. 7 and 8.
Her son, she said, is part of the reason she started working the art fair circuit last year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:18
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