Art, Daily Life, Shopping

Walnut Creek Neiman Marcus Artwork – Meet the Artists


Artist: Judith Foosaner
Title: Breaking and Entering #12
Year: 2012
Medium: acrylic on paper on canvas
Location: Contemporary – 2nd floor

As noted a couple of days ago, there is plenty of local artwork permanently on display around the new Neiman Marcus store in Walnut Creek. On the press preview tour some of the artists were at the store so I was lucky to able to take photos of four of the artists with their artwork in the background. It was really great to be able to talk with them about their commissioned pieces and how the Neiman Marcus curator was able to place each piece in the most appropriate spot.

A couple of things to be aware of, this artwork is on permanent display, it does not get rotated out over time. Also, in deference to the artwork, Neiman Marcus does not display merchandise in front of the art. That’s pretty incredible as they lose out on display space, but it’s great for the shopper who can appreciate the art better.


Artist: Kim Squaglia
Title: Bespoken
Year: 2012
Medium: Acrylic, oil and resin on panel
Location: Men’s Furnishings – 1st floor

Check out two more artists after the jump


Artist: Deneane Niebergall
Title: Supranatural 112
Year: 2012
Medium: acrylic on wood panel
Location: Children’s department – 2nd floor


Artist: Freddy Chandra
Title: Confluence
Year: 2012
Medium: Acrylic paint, UV-stabilized resin and varnish on cast acrylic panels
Location: Designer – 2nd floor

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  • Elizabeth Mackey

    I didn’t get to properly look at all the pieces. I was annoyed with some of the people there messing things up, like I already see spots on the rugs 🙁 Some nerd touched one of the beautiful Stella McCartney pieces and stained the sleeve. Then I saw one too many ladies with their little dogs. Some of the dogs were walking around in there. I could just see one of the male dogs hiking their leg up and peeing on something potentially. Why do they allow people to bring dogs in there???

    Otherwise I was very, very impressed with the store. You were so lucky to be able to see it before the sea of humanity showed up! It has such a nice feel to it, and I love the acrylic butterflies. Are those permanent I wonder or will they come down. I see some potential problems with maybe teenagers grabbing them etc.

    Can’t wait to go back when things tame down a bit.

    • Thanks for your insights on the opening day crowd. Hopefully it’ll calm down in a few weeks. Wow, I didn’t know you could even bring dogs in a department store other than seeing eye dogs. I imagine they’ll fix things up as they definitely pay a lot of attention to the little things it seems.

      I believe those butterflies will come down, they are only there for new openings from what I gather. Glad you liked it, I’d like to go back and look at more art pieces as well as try the cafe at least once.

      I really enjoyed being able to get on the press tour and take photos and explore without having people look at me like I’m nuts, I can’t believe I got invited, so props to the PR people for that. The highlight for me was being able to meet the artists and talk with them about their work and how it came about.

      • Elizabeth Mackey

        I see women constantly bringing dogs into Nordstroms, and for the most part they are carrying them, but when I was at the NM opening, there were so many, it was almost odd, and to see them walking around was just too much! I’m sure they will clean things up also, I just get mad at people having no respect for things that are not theirs.