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Fredericksen selected for arts conference in Richmond
Ferrum resident has worked with jewelry for 25 years
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Courtesy Photo: Every piece of Nell Fredericksen’s jewelry is unique. She works mainly in gold but also incorporates platinum and silver to enhance the beauty of the gemstones and diamonds.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nell Fredericksen of Ferrum has been selected by the Virginia Commission for the Arts to display and represent the Jewelry category at the annual Art Works for Virginia Conference.

The conference will be held Jan. 29 and 30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The two-day conference is dedicated to artists and artisans, art supporters and art consumers. Country singer Kathy Mattea will be the keynote speaker and performer.

The conference will focus on eleven categories of art. The artists selected, like Fredericksen, were drawn from Professional Juried Artists, mostly from the Artisan Center for Virginia. Each Artist Ambassador is invited to attend the conference and provide an exhibition of her work for discussion and sale.

As the Artist Ambassador in Jewelry, Fredericksen is featured with her own works and will host the works of fellow jewelers, Ali Wieboldt and Sara Muse.

Fredericksen has worked with stained glass and pottery, as well as gold and fine jewelry, for more than 25 years. She is the owner and proprietor of Sugar Grove Studio and serves as a board member of the Rocky Mount Center for the Arts.

Fredericksen is also a member of 'Round the Mountain at Heartwood in Abingdon, and her studio is on the White Lightning Artisan Trail for Franklin County. She is a member of the Bald Knob Artists.

She teaches stained glass in her studio and at the Rocky Mount Center for the Arts and teaches metalsmithing at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd.

Fredericksen is the Women's Leadership Conference Coordinator for Ferrum College and teaches a Holocaust course at the college. She also leads the Wall of Remembrance Project at Ferrum.

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