Sale on canvas prints! Use code ABCXYZ at checkout for a special discount!
August 31st, 2020
Water is an exciting new exhibit at Vesterheim from Nordic 5 Arts that explores our
world’s most essential natural resource as a source of survival, life, and livelihoods.
Nineteen contemporary artists with ties to the Nordic countries have created works that
respond to the theme of water. Some artists reflect on immigrant journeys by ship or
plane across the Atlantic Ocean. Others reflect on the state of water in the face of
climate change and the relationship between the Nordic countries and water.
Founded by Kati Casida in 1993, Nordic 5 Arts is an international organization of
professional artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nordic 5 Arts presents a
unique Nordic/Scandinavian expression in the visual arts and contributes to the
diversity of the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The organization also
promotes ties with contemporary Nordic arts, culture, and design. Nordic 5 Arts is
comprised of professional...
March 13th, 2019
"Nordic Light” exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs, textiles, video art, and sculptures in ceramic and stone.
Participating Members of Nordic Five Arts—Tracey Benson, Colette Crutcher, Ulla De Larios, Olivia Eielson, Ellen Faris, Pam Fingado, Marc Ellen Hamel, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Maj-Britt Hilstrom, Debra Jewell, Karen Olsen, Pernilla Persson, Diane Rusnak, Helene Sobol, Barbara Stevens Strauss, Helena Tiainen, Jenny Wantuch, and Lee Williams.
Nordic Five Arts is a group of professional artists born in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and American artists of Scandinavian descent. Connections to that heritage are expressed in their work through a deep feeling for landscape, a bond with the cycles of nature, and an elegant design sense. In this exhibition they explore the theme of Nordic Light.
Painter Helena Tiainen says: “My spirit is particularly drawn to the long days and magical nights of the Midsummer time, Juhannus in Finland....
February 14th, 2018
Finnish born artist and Berkeley, CA, resident, Helena Tiainen, will be participating in the "Nordic Voyage: A Sense of Place" exhibit with other members of the Nordic 5 Arts Group. This exhibit theme is about the direct or ancestral immigrant experience from the Nordic countries to the United States as presented in the artworks of Nordic 5 Arts artists. There will be an Opening Reception for this exhibit on March 1, from 7 to 9 pm, and this exhibit runs from March 2 until April 7, 2018. The location is the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center and the address is 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton, CA. Gallery hours are Wed - Fri, 12 - 5 and Sat 11 - 3. For more info see www.firehousearts.org. Photo: Let It Shine by Helena Tiainen
December 11th, 2017
Helena Tiainen is participating in The 'Us' show at the Coker Main Gallery at Blue Line Arts located at 405 Vernon Street in Roseville, California. The 'Us' show is an artistic reflection on our diversity with thirty participating artists born around the world and now living in the United States. Helena Tiainen is participating with two of her paintings, Synchronicity and Openly Green. This beauty of diversity celebration exhibit will be up from December 1st, 2017 through January 13th, 2018. Opening reception on December 16 starts with five Artist Talks at 5 PM and the Art Reception follows from 6 until 8:30 PM. There are altogether five galleries at the Blue Line Arts, all with their individual exhibits, so there is plenty of art to see and enjoy! For more info you can call 916.783.4117 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at the Blue Line Arts website.
December 4th, 2017
Adobe Art Gallery presents Nordic 5 Arts Runes Revealed Mixed Media Group Exhibition from 12/2/2017 until 1/13/18 at 20395 San Miquel Avenue, Castro Vallery, CA. Helena Tiainen is participating with three of her acrylic paintings on stretched canvas: Learning to See, Inspired and The Gift with another 24 artists each exhibiting one or more works inspired by the runes. There is something for everyone in this exhibit. Come and see the works in person! You can find out more about the traveling Runes Revealed Exhibit at www.nordic5arts.com. Previous exhibits have taken place in Pacifica, San Pablo and Seattle. The participating artists are showing new as well as previously exhibited works.
November 29th, 2017
Helena Tiainen is participating in the Nordic 5 Arts Select Works mixed media exhibit with her acrylic painting titled Peace and Flow. This exhibit will hang from November 30, 2017 until January 5, 2018. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM at PHOTOCENTRAL Gallery located at 1099 E Street in Hayward, CA 94541. Many members of the Nordic 5 Arts group are exhibiting one or more pieces of art in this show. More information is available at photocentral.org and at www.nordic5arts.com.
August 29th, 2016
You still have time to go and check out the mixed media art exhibit titled Runes Revealed by Nordic 5 Arts at the Scandinavian Cultural Center located in the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. This exhibit will hang until September 23, 2016 at 12180 Park Avenue South. If you are interested in Nordic cultures and fascinated by the Runes, this is an exhibit of interest to you. The participating artists give their contemporary interpretations of the Runes in the form of art, ranging from the magical to the practical. Helena Tiainen is participating in this exhibit with two of her acrylic paintings, Learning to See and Inspired. You can find out more information at http://nordic5arts.com/pages/exhibitions.html.
September 9th, 2015
The original acrylic painting titled "Good Morning!" by Helena Tiainen will be offered for sale in a silent auction to benefit Coalition on Homelessness, COH of San Francisco, on September 10, 2015. There will be hundreds of artworks and crafts by local artists and artisans in this auction and this is your opportunity to obtain one or more pieces at a fraction of the retail price while also supporting the worthy cause of advocating for the homeless and eliminating homelessness in San Francisco. For more details and place and time: http://www.cohsf.org/
August 30th, 2015
Artist Helena Tiainen is now working in collaboration with San Francisco based sustainable fashion company VIDA. She has just launched her first collection with VIDA and is looking forward to collaborating with this socially conscious company whose sales benefit the makers of the products by offering education, such as reading, math and writing to the workers in India and Pakistan who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be educated. You can learn more about VIDA by clicking on the website link shopvida.com/collections/voices/helena-tiainen, where you can also view the current collection by Helena Tiainen and more. You can pre-order scarves and tops from this collection by August 31, 2015. After this date a new collection will be launched. So, if you see something that you want here, order it now. A total of three pre-orders are required in order for any product to go into production. Please, spread the word!
June 24th, 2015
Artist Helena Tiainen is participating with two of her paintings, "Learning to See" and "Inspired", in the Nordic 5 Arts "Runes Revealed" Group Exhibit at the San Pablo Art Gallery in San Pablo, California. You are all invited to the opening reception on July 25, from 1 until 3 PM and the exhibit itself will be up from July 25 until August 23, 2015. The gallery is located at 13831 San Pablo Avenue, Building 4, San Pablo, CA 94806 and is a part of the City of San Pablo Community Services. The gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 4 PM. You can also call Anne Austin at 510 882 8673 to arrange for a private viewing appointment. Please, call during weekdays.