Niki J Sands: Las Vegas/Nevada - Born in Detroit, Michigan to Greek parents in 1960, Nikiís Passion for the Mediterranean is evident in many of her works, exhibiting vitality and a vivid use of color while still maintaining a certain softness. An emerging artist, Niki paints elusively, yet constructively with both oils and acrylics. She enjoys experimenting with various styles and techniques. Nikiís work is collected throughout the United States as well as Canada and Europe. Her Gallery /Studio is located downtown in the Arts District at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. and Main Street, suite 105A
Two of Niki's paintings were used in the movie 'Red Herring' a murder mystery produced by Cohencidence Productions to be released Spring 2010.
Niki's Painting 'Maybe Angels is on the book cover of 'Helping Substance-Abusing Women of Vulnerable Populations: Effective Treatment Principles and Strategies by author: An-Pyng Sun
May 18, 2010 - One night group exhibit hosted by Design Minds - Las Vegas World Market Center, Las Vegas NV
March 2010 to present - Dezion Gallery of Fine Art- Springfield Utah, Zion National Park Utah
April 15, 2010 - The Stirling Club at Turnberry Towers, Las Vegas NV - Art and Wine Event
April - August 30, 2010 - Bistango Restaurant Gallery, Irvine California, Featured Artist 11 works on exhibit
March 2010 - One night event to benefit Red Cross Earthquake Relief - Place Gallery, Las Vegas NV
September 12, 2009 to present - ďSex on the StreetĒ Erotic Heritage Museum, LV, NV
September 19, 2009 -Weim and Wine Charity Event - Marquis Home, Las Vegas, NV
May 2009 - June 2009 - Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Spring Art Affair Juried Competition - Neonopolis, Las Vegas, Nevada
April 25, 2009 - DineArts Artistsí Exhibit - Fly Lounge, Las Vegas, NV
February 26, 2009 - Expose - Hosted by Up all Day - Caramel Lounge/ Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV - Solo Exhibit
February 24, 2009 - Hosted by DineArts - Benefit for Aids Walk - La Madonna Restaurant - Solo Exhibit
February 2009 to present - The Arts Factory, Las Vegas NV - permanent gallery/studio
August 2008 to Oct. 2008 - Triq Lounge in the Steve Wyrick Theater, Planet Hollywood - solo exhibit.
March 2008 to present - Canyon Ranch Spa ArtWalk, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
March 2008 to Sept. 2008 - R.E. Tapas Kitchen and Lounge, Las Vegas NV - Solo Exhibit
Jan 2008 to Mar 2008 - Aldo Allen Gallery of Fine Art, Cubist/Figurative series, Henderson, NV
December 2007 - Loews Hotel, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV - Group Exhibit
November - December 2007 - City Blend Coffee, Henderson NV - Solo Exhibit
November 2007 - April 2009 - Sharon Gainsburg Gallery, Las Vegas, NV - (Arts District)
June - December 2007 - Art Encounter Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
May - Sept 2007 - Edward and Edward Contemporary Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV (Arts District)
May 2007 - Festival of the Arts, The District at Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV
March 2007 - Contemporary Arts Collection Juried Exhibit, Las Vegas, NV (Arts District)
April - June 2000 - Las Vegas Museum of Art Juried Exhibit Art Round Up, Las Vegas, NV
Niki J Sands, on September 8th and 9th, 2006 was exhibited at the 'World Gourmet Summit' at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, this special event was open to the public that featured world renowned chefs and wines from across the globe
'I believe an artist bares his/her soul when painting. I truly paint from within; my art is inseparably bound up with my personality and soul.'
'Painting has been a strong focus in my life and as I continue to create as an artist I hope to bring a smile to someone‚Äôs face or perhaps a connection of some sort, to me that is true success.'