Upcoming Events

What Will These Hands Make? Book Tour 2020

Past Events


  • October 4, 2019 – Paper Exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, I’ll be part of a group show.
  • November 2, 2019 – Lacey Library APPLE FEST . I will be reading Apple at noon? and signing books.
  • November 9, 2019 – University of Washington Bookstore, Conversation with Melanie Falick celebrating her new book “MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Were Meant to Live”, published by Workman. I am one of the artists featured as well as Jay T. Scott, my partner.
  • November 16, 2019 – from 2-6PM Land Gallery , Portland- Artshow! The originals of the 2020 calendar will be exhibited as well as odds and ends of the year of making.
  • Winter issue of Orion – My last Broadside for them. Poem by Ilya Kaminsky.
  • December 5, 2019 – Stonington Gallery’s 40th Anniversary Exhibit. I am honored to be in this show alongside contemporary Coast Salish artists.
  • December 14, 2019 – Crafty Wonderland Calendar and Book signing, 12-2pm. Portland Convention Center.
  • February 25, 2020 – “What Will These Hands Make?” – publication date. Artshow of illustrations and events at Browser’s Bookshop, Olympia.


The Great Chicken Escape and The Golden Thread Events!
  • April 18, 2018 at 10:15am Olympia Timberland Library Toddler Storytime- with Michael Dempster singing. More
  • April 20th, 2018 at 5-6:30 Book Party and Art Show Browsers Books, Olympia I’ll show original papercuts from The Golden Thread More
  • Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Copperfield’s @ 3:30/4pm Petaluma
  • Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 9:45am – Cutest Little Chick contest at Butter & Eggs
  • Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Bay Area Book Festival BABF in the afternoon in-booth signing
  • Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 2pm at Diesel Books
  • Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 7:30 – Book and Art Talk at Booksmith’s The Bindery, San Francisco
  • May 3rd, 2018 –  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.
  • June, 2018 – Exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum.

  • 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

The publisher made this nice video about the process.

Interviews and Articles


Nikki McClure by Dicky Dahl.