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,
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.