Niki Butcher is an artist whose mediums include oil paint and photographic film, but she is much more than the supplies she uses. She is a mother, loyal partner and wife of Clyde, historian, documentarian, conservationist, and passionate protector of the environment. She is an engaged community activist with an overarchingly positive outlook on life. A creative spirit who loves all things Bohemian and quirky, Niki revels in the enjoyment of revealing a hidden story through her artwork. She sees the world in vivid colors and expresses herself through art and dialogue with those she meets.
Featuring over 60 images created over five decades, DAYDREAMING, Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted Photography, invites you to see the historical, beautiful, and sometimes quirky aspects of our world through the eyes of a thoughtful optimist. Through her black and white photography, Niki captures places and people that stand out as beautiful, unique, endangered, and authentic. What sets her work apart is her use of color as she breathes life and imagination into these photographed scenes, creating a picture of life far beyond what a camera could capture. DAYDREAMING lets viewers experience a world that adds a bit more color, a good dose of humor, and an infusion of positivity.
Contents and Size Requirements
The exhibit includes 67 framed images ranging in size from 11” x 14” to 40" x 56". Included are image labels, interpretive panels, and a multimedia program featuring Niki hand-painting an image. Artifacts include an in-progress painting, palette, and vintage postcards. Cases are to to be provided by the borrower.
A fun backdrop mural complete with props taken from Niki's images creates a 3-D "selfie station." Add you museum's hashtag to #NikiButcherDaydreaming to promote the exhibit at your location and let visitors celebrate the joy in Niki's painted photography.
Files for mural-sized prints are available for marketing or additional graphics.
The exhibit requires 300-400 linear feet.
Security and Price
The Exhibition requires minimum security which includes being placed in a limited access gallery space. The exhibition area must be locked and secured during closing hours. Alarms and/or guards during closed hours are preferred but not required.
Environmental requirements include no direct sunlight and functioning fire-protection systems in the exhibition, staging, and storage spaces. Constant temperature and relative humidity conditions should be maintained in accordance with professional museum standards.
Price: Please call for pricing and custom delivery for a 12-week booking.
2010 - present
2010 - present
This .pdf document includes a description of Niki and her background as well as the exhibition contents, including titles and sizes.
Available Dates and Current Bookings
July 2022 - February 2023
Clearwater Main Library
March 2023 – May 2023
Sanibel Island, Florida
June – September 2023
November 2023 – February 2024
Now booking 2023-2026
Please call 941-486-0811
Ask Teresa for available dates!