Neva ​Scott's Story

I was ​born and raised in a small, remote town in Southern Nevada. I always wanted to be an artist. I was 65 before I could turn my full attention to that endeavor. After the children were raised and educated and I retired from being a Realtor and a shopkeeper,  (Nest Feathers , 10 years) I began to teach myself to make art. 

I'm grateful to the lovely Alicia Tormey who taught me the basics of en caustic.  Manipulating wax and resin with a blowtorch is a pretty sweet way to create.

Inspired by Joseph Cornell, Orphan Pamuk, Louise Nevelson, and Kurt Schwitters, whose Merzbarn I hunted down in Cumbria and who is quoted as saying when he saw Marcel Duchamp's urinal displayed in a German museum, "objects shown out​ of context startle the viewer," I began to gravitate toward assemblage. The artists above used whatever was lying around to make assemblages in their day.  I am a Grandma, I make assemblages out of abandoned toys. On a different level, the plastics I re-purpose are kept out of landfills and oceans. 

When imagining a new piece of art , I summon up a mix of contrasts; clarity and chaos, exactness and freedom, control and randomness, precision and free flow.  

A bit of background for Neva Scott

October 2019 – Upcoming Solo Exhibition 

Gallery at the Park

89 Lee Blvd

Richland, Washington 99352

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Spring 2019 – Selected for Publication in Salaan Magazine

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January 26, 2019 – 12th Annual Juried Show

Collective Visions Gallery; Selected by Juror Gary Faigin

331 Pacific Avenue

Bremerton, Washington 98337


December 7, 2018 – Winter Show

Palos Verde Art Center; “Pencil Explosion” Selected by Juror Dan McCaw

5504 Crestridge Road

Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275


December 1, 2018 – Winter Exhibition

Verum Ultimum Art Gallery; “French Doors” Accepted by Jennifer Cutshall

3014 NE Ainsworth Blvd

Portland, Oregon 97211

verumultimumgallery.com

November 29, 2018 – December Exhibition

REACH Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail

Richland, Washington 99352

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November 2018 – It’s Political

Las Laguna Art Gallery

577 S. Coast Highway A-1

Laguna Beach, California 92651

www.laslagunagallery.com


July 2018 – Allied Arts Association Annual Juried Art Show

Gallery at the Park; People’s Choice Award for “French Doors”

89 Lee Blvd

Richland, Washington 99352

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March 2018 – Vintage at the Ridge

Kennewick, Washington

www.go2kennewick.com

  



July 27, 2017 – Art in the Park Juried Show

Howard Amon Park

Richland, Washington

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July 7, 2019 – Redmond Arts Festival

Town Center

Redmond, Washington

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July 2016 – Allied Arts Association Annual Juried Art Show

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2013 and 2014 – Continuous Exhibition at MOSSWOOD

Neva Scott’s Art Gallery and Studio

The Parkway

Richland, Washington 99352

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This old roller skate spoke to me...

​ It was a prank gift at a company Christmas gift exchange.  I thought it was wonderful.  I combined it with odds and ends from a dismantled microscope and soon it was an assemblage piece that pleased me.