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PCA&D alumna and admissions counselor Nicole Duquette ‘08 - A Life in Art & Design

December 12, 2013

Three illustrations by PCA&D alumna  and admissions counselor Nicole Duquette '08 are part of "The South's Best Road Food" in the November 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine (print edition, pages 51-56, Vol. 48, No. 11).

Southern Living magazine found Nicole via her website while doing research for the article. She worked closely with the magazine's assistant art director, Tim Kilgore, and was asked to create three custom-illustrated maps about the South's heavily traveled roads during the holidays.

Nicole writes that the "...art team was clearly focused on what pit stops and tourist attractions they wanted to feature. Some of the highlights featured restaurant specialties such as Peanut Butter Crock on I-20 (from Weidmann's restaurant, which has been around since 1870). Weidmann's is known for serving peanut butter out of a handmade earthenware crock. Such an interesting tradition!

"One of my favorite drawings features the Dr. Pepper Museum in Texas along I-35 and the world's largest frying pan along the I-40."

This is a truly significant job for Nicole. She's busy with other work across the nation, as well.

This past year she focused on developing illustrations of all 50 states, has been selling prints wholesale, and has been consigning with a number of shops across the country. She has an Etsy shop and recently connected with AllPort Editions, a greeting card company in Portland, Oregon. AllPort is licensing a number of Nicole's map designs for greeting cards and these designs will be part of AllPort's collection at the National Stationary Show (in New York City) in May 2014.

PCA&D's rigorous curriculum prepares its students for a life in art and design. That's why our graduates are strong thinkers, strong makers, strong communicators.

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At today’s Artist Talk at PCA&D, Sharon Core encouraged PCA&D students to be patient. “There’s no shortcut,” she said as she described the painstaking research and meticulous effort she uses her photography to recreate and interpret still life painting by artists including contemporary painter Wayne Thiebaud, 19th-century artist Raphaelle Peale, and floral artists from 1606 through 1907. Sharon Core is a NYC-based photographer whose experience as a food stylist and inspiration from contemporary artist Wayne Theibaud, inspired her turn painting from photographs the “other way around.”  This image by Sharon Core, is “Early American, Strawberries and Ostrich Egg, 2007.” 23 x 17 inch Chromogenic Print. Also pictured: Sharon Core, center, with Lexa Buechler, senior photography major, left,  and Eric Weeks, PCA&D Chair of Fine Art & Chair of Photography, right.


Artist talk by Sharon Core, NYC-based photographer, who replicates “…still-life paintings from the time before her own chosen medium was even invented.” January 29; free and open to the public. http://pcad.edu/event/artist-talk-sharon-core/


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