Nichole DeMent mixed media encaustic artist



Nichole's personal artwork in traditional photographic mediums and avant garde mixed media encaustic processes has been awarded, reviewed and featured in publications such as PhotoMedia. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections such as Swedish Hospital's Art Collection. View her work in person at SAM Gallery.

In addition to being a working artist, she has worked for both non-profit and commercial galleries and co-owned a studio & gallery in the heart of Seattle's art district for six years with her partner, Stephen Rock.

She has taught photography with a fine art focus at Pacific NW institutions such as Pacific Lutheran University and Photographic Center Northwest. Her passion to share ideas and advise artists continues in her position with Artist Trust as Program Manager for the Creative Career Center.

2002 BA, Photography and Art History major, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA


March 31 and April 1, 2012 Encaustic + Photography Workshop with Nichole DeMent , Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA
Spring 2012 Creative Mixed Media in the Digital Age, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA
November 2011 Encaustic & Photography Workshop, Instructor, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA
September 2011 Artists and Technology Today, Guest Lecturer ArtEAST, Issaquah WA
August 2011 Photography& Art for Print and Web, Guest Lecturer, Artist Trust EDGE program, Seattle WA
October 2010 University of Washington, Guest Lecturer, Seattle, WA
October 2010 Encaustic & Photography Workshop, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
July 2010 Finding the Thread Workshop, Rock|DeMent, Seattle, WA
March 2010 Seattle Central Community College, Panel Discussion "Photography Today," Seattle WA
February 2010 Shoreline Community College, Guest Lecturer "Artist & Curator," Seattle, WA
July 2009 Western Washington University, Guest Lecturer "Print as Creative Tool," Bellingham, WA
February 2009 Seattle Central Community College, Panel Discussion "Photography Today," Seattle WA
2006-present Photographic Center Northwest, Instructor, Seattle WA
Fall 2006 Pacific Lutheran University, Adjunct Professor, Tacoma WA
Nov. 2005 Pacific Lutheran University, Guest Lecturer "Photo Expressionism," Tacoma WA
April 2004 White Center Community Youth Program, Digital Photography Team Mentor with Graham Nash and Aperture Foundation, White Center WA
2000 - 2003 Youth in Focus, Volunteer Mentor, Seattle WA

"Seattle art happenings: Loretta Pettway at Greg Kucera, a salute to the 619 Western building artists" The Seattle Times, 20 August, 2011.
Shay, Steve. "Nichole DeMent leaves ArtsWest" West Seattle Herald, 12 August, 2011.
Upchurch, Michael. "Ready, set, disconnect: ArtsWest's 'Unplugged Challenge'" The Seattle Times, 11 July, 2011.
"They left prints: group exhibition at Rock DeMent" The Seattle Times, 3 March, 2011.
Art Zone by Nancy Guppy, The Seattle Channel, Seattle. 25 February, 2011.
Long, Jeffrey. "Morris Graves centennial: the show, the séance,", 26 Aug., 2010.
"PCNW Photographers: Volume II," Photographic Center NW Publication, ed. Ann Pallesen, 12 Dec., 2008.
Koster, Amanda. "EGO at Rock|DeMent" Vision Magazine (China), October, 2008.
"Portfolio, Nichole DeMent: Creative Subconscious," PhotoMedia Magazine, 27 March, 2005.
Hackett, Regina. "Hugh Lentz's Photos Would Deliver More as Billboards," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 27 Dec. 2004.