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Nordic 5 Arts

A Nordic Expression in the Arts

Founded by Kati Casida in 1993, Nordic 5 Arts is an international organization of professional artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nordic 5 Arts presents a unique Nordic/Scandinavian expression in the visual arts and contributes to the diversity of the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The organization also promotes ties with contemporary Nordic arts, culture, and design.

Who We Are

Nordic 5 Arts is comprised of professional artists, primarily of Nordic/Scandinavian descent and artists born in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Nordic 5 Arts is open to all artists and supporters of the arts with a connection to, or appreciation of, Nordic expression in the arts. Supporting members with an interest in Nordic arts, culture, and design broaden and enrich our membership. Nordic 5 Arts also maintains close ties with its international members residing full or part time abroad.

What We Do

The artist members of Nordic 5 Arts share, network, collaborate, and collectively exhibit their artwork. Nordic 5 Arts also promotes educational events for the general public including art and museum related lectures, dance performance, and poetry.


Nordic 5 Arts sponsors exhibitions of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramic, book, and textile arts. Traveling exhibitions reach a broader audience through collaboration with other art and cultural organizations.