Camille Nordgren

As an artist, I am deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest, where I was born and raised. Growing up, I was taught the value of re-using, fixing, making, bartering, and trading, which instilled in me a deep sense of resourcefulness and creativity. Both sides of my family were makers, with engineers on one side and a well-known saddle and leather craftsman and silversmith on the other.

My upbringing and family history have had a profound impact on my art, inspiring me to delve deeper into the way things work and to create beautiful pieces that reflect my love for the natural world. I am constantly exploring new materials and techniques, using my creativity to find beauty in unexpected places.

As the Manager and Curator at Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edison, WA, I am able to share my passion for art with others, curating exhibitions that showcase the work of talented artists from around the world. It is a privilege to work with such a talented and diverse group of artists and to help bring their work to a wider audience.

 I am inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the creative energy of the artists around me. My art is a celebration of this beauty and a reflection of my lifelong love for and career in the arts.