I have THREE books out in April!!!

The Great Chicken Escape and The Golden Thread Events!
  • April 18, 10:15am Olympia Timberland Library Toddler Storytime- with Michael Dempster singing. More
  • April 20- 5-6:30 Book Party and Art Show Browsers Books, Olympia I’ll show original papercuts from The Golden Thread More

California events
  • Friday April 27th: Copperfield’s @ 3:30/4pm Petaluma
  • Saturday April 28th: Cutest Little Chick contest at Butter & Eggs @ 9:45am;
  • Saturday April 28th:Bay Area Book Festival BABF in the afternoon in-booth signing
  • Sunday April 29th: Diesel Books @ 2pm
  • Monday April 30th: Book and Art Talk at Booksmith’s The Bindery @ 7:30pm, San Francisco
  • May 3rd, Pete Seeger’s Birthday. Lincoln Elementary Library Benefit Sing-a-Long and Storytime. With Michael Dempster leading the songs as we read The Golden Thread. All proceeds will benefit Lincoln Elementary Library.
  • Exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum extended until June 2018.

Past Events
  • Through December, 2017A Life in Balance, exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum of my work and process. I will be there for events June 17, 2017.
  • September, 2017 – an exhibit in at the NW Maritime Center.
  • 2017 Calendar out now! – THRIVE. Available at buyolympia
  • December 10, 2016 – Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR. (I don’t really live there!! It will just feel like it by then.)
  • December 1, 2016 – Forest Show at Stonington Gallery, Seattle. I will be part of a group show about forests.
  • November 19, 2016 – Calendar originals artshow at Land Gallery, Portland 6-9
  • November 19, 2016 – Wild Arts Festival, Portland Oregon. I will be signing and hanging out with a room full of writers and artists. 12-4.
  • November 12, Findlay, Ohio at the Mazza Museum Winter Conference, Findlay University.
  • November 5, 2016 – Wordstock, Portland, OR. I will be reading at 11am at the Portland Art Museum.
  • October 4, 2016 – 20 years of paper cutting! Apple was first made 20 years ago. (I will have a special sale of signed Apple books available at buyolympia very soon!)
  • October 4, 2016 – Tegamisha, Tokyo. I will be showing some new work here. I won’t be there sadly, but my papercuts will be as well as a pop-up store for buyolympia.
  • September 23, 2016Mystic Seaport opens new Thompson Gallery. I designed entry hall artwork. It is 15×60 feet!


  • All in a Day (by Cynthia Rylant) and Mama, is it Summer yet? will be released as board books in 2017!
  • Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I did the poster for this year’s Festival and will have an exhibit in September 2017 at the NW Maritime Center.
  • The Golden Thread by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Nikki McClure, published by Balzer& Bray is due out summer of 2018
  • Chickens on the Run!, an up dated version of The Great Chicken Escape to be published by Cameron & Company due out Spring 2018

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Nikki McClure by Dicky Dahl.