Laura Nerness
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  • Windom, MN
  • United States
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Organization or Business Name
Laura Nerness Art & Photography
Contact Email
laura@nerness.com
Website
http://www.lauranerness.com
Art Interests
Arts Ministry, Drawing, Education, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography
Artist / Personal Statement
There is always more. This is a truth that motivates and draws me forward as a person and as an artist. It is a continuous inspiration, as well as a common theme in my artwork. It compels me to take on the role of an explorer in life. If there is more, than I cannot stay where I am. I must place my heart in a posture to grow, and my hands in a position to create.

Life is full of opportunities to connect, listen and love one another. As a photographer, I love getting to know my clients - what they love and what they're passionate about. It is truly an honor to witness and capture life, those precious fleeting moments, the spontaneous wonder of a child or laughter and love present on a long-awaited wedding day.

In all that I see, whether visible or hidden, there is a glimmer of light. There is a wisdom, strong and noble, resting in the most simple and humble of places. There is a hidden glory, patiently waiting to burst forth. There is a joy present, even in the deepest of sorrows. There is more to every story, even ones that seem to stop short. These are realities that my heart sees and spills over into visual expressions, such as painting, photography and drawing.
Accomplishments / CV
EDUCATION
2010-2013, Augustana College, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2011, Studio Arts Center International (SACI) Florence, Italy
2008-2010, Rhema Bible Training Center, Missions
2004-2007, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, AA

EXHIBITIONS
2012 Juried Student Invitational, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Sioux Falls
2011 Photography Student Exhibition, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
2011 2D Student Exhibition, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
2011 Student Art Show, Florence Gospel Fellowship, Florence, Italy
2011 Juried Student Invitational, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
2008 Nobles County Art Show, Worthington, MN
2007 Cottonwood County Student Art Show, Remick Art Gallery
2005 Cottonwood County Fair, Windom, MN
2004 Cottonwood County Fair, Windom, MN

HONORS & AWARDS
2012 Palmer/Esther Eide Scholarship
2008 Uncover Award for Art, Minnesota West Magazine of Art and Creative Writing
2007 Best of Show, Cottonwood County Student Art Show, Remick Art Gallery
2005 Art Show Merit Award, Minnesota West Community College
2005 Sweepstakes Champion, Cottonwood County Fair

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Laura Nerness liked Naomi Friend's photo
Mar 5, 2014
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Jan 25, 2014
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Jan 25, 2014
Laura Nerness and mary jane miller are now friends
Jan 25, 2014
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Lake Como, Italy

"Thank-you Len!"
Sep 19, 2013
Len Cicio commented on Laura Nerness's photo
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Lake Como, Italy

"A beautiful surreal vision!  Love how the blues really move like in a dream and the softness of the 2 people in the front.  Very soothing.  You can feel how much love and peace is in the landscape and the 2 people just soaking it all…"
Sep 19, 2013
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