BIO: Nickie Hennevelt was born and raised on the edges of Lake Okeechobee. Nickie has been creating art since she was very young with her first art sale at the age of 9 years old. Graduating from Clewiston High School where she took nearly every art class (2-D and 3-D) available and decided that she was going to work in the arts. Nickie studied art and design at Palm Beach State College in the 90's. Her passion for art somewhat was placed on hold after the birth of her 2 children now ages 21 and 20. In that time, Nickie while taking care of her children she created art not only with the kids but also painted small things around the house and commissions by word of mouth. She also started pursuing photography taking photos for family and friends and capturing her love of nature.
Nickie currently works full time as the Director of Administration and Finance for the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a local non-profit fundraising for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Nickie and her husband, Freddy have owned and operated their own art gallery in Northwood Village, Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts for over 5 years and have supported many artists. While Nickie still takes photographs, paints and makes mixed media works of art she also organizes and local art events.
Nickie enjoys volunteering her time in the community. Nickie was a co-founder, organizer and tour guide for the Historic Northwood Village ArtX Artwalk and Guided Tours for over 3 years. Nickie is a founding member of Art Synergy, Inc. She is the event coordinator for Northwood Village Art Night Out held on the last Friday of each month. Nickie is also the founder and creative director of Tiny Doors West Palm Beach. Recently Nickie has started a blog called NikPikz where she post about her love of gardening art, creative lifestyle, and does a fun live cooking show on Facebook.
Nickie also teaches art in many mediums at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach in Studio 411. All art classes are Free to the public. Nickie teaches adults and teens at the Library from painting, sculpting to mixed media classes. You will find Nickie in Studio 411 on scheduled Tuesday evenings teaching Cricut Creation Classes, Wednesday evenings teaching the open studio nights where 20 students get to sign up for one of many art stations: acrylic painting (3 seats), pastels (3 seats) or watercolor (3 seats), or cricut creation stations (5 seats), Sewing (1 seat), Sizzix machine instruction (1 seat) and complete a project station (4 seats). Nickie also teaches on scheduled Thursdays and once a month for teens on Saturdays. To see the full schedule of classes and event Nickie is teaching at click on Events above we have our Fall 2019 (Sept - Dec) schedule is out.
Nickie keeps pretty busy but also there are many other projects she helps with around Palm Beach County, Nickie loves to help others in all different ways. Making It Happen is her way of life.
If you have any questions or would be interested in helping in Nickie's ventures please give her a call 561-215-1634. Please text a message if she is unable to answer the phone.
2019 Nominated for Nonprofit Professional of the year with Nonprofits First Hats Off award.
Upcoming Art Shows:
Mid-Mod: Nickie Hennevelt's 1st Solo Show
Opening night Tuesday, May 5, 2019 7PM - 10 PM. Show run dates will be May 1st - 31st, 2019 at Harold Coffee Lounge.
Art exhibits and art shows:
2011 to 2017- As co-owner of Hennevelt’s Art Gallery I have exhibited and sold my work at our gallery continuously during that period: West Palm Beach, FL
March 2016 – “Northwood Village Fine Art” show at the Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at the Center for Creative Education: West Palm Beach, FL
March 2016 - Macy’s Palm Beach Gardens: in connection with Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at the Center for Creative Education: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
March 2016 - TINYworks at ActivistArtistA Gallery: Boynton Beach, FL
May 2016 - duo art show “May the Froth be with You” at Harold’s Coffee Lounge: West Palm Beach, FL
March 2018 - duo art show “Monsters and Fairies” at Harold’s Coffee Lounge: West Palm Beach, FL
May 2019 - June 2019 7th annual Nerdcore art show. Slushbox Gallery: West Palm Beach, FL