Artists find inspiration in many different places. Artist Pam Niccum, whose works in fused glass, draws from everyday life for inspiration.
Her objects are created by fusing pieces of glass together in a kiln.
“Inspiration comes from everywhere,” Niccum said. “I have created pieces based on current events, something I see in nature, thoughts during a run or a conversation. Dreams are also an abundant source of ideas.”
The Carmel resident is one of 350 artists who will showcase their work at the 53rd Annual Somerset CPAs and Advisors Penrod Arts Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Newfields in Indianapolis.
“It’s an honor to be chosen for Penrod,” Niccum said. “The quality of the work from the other artists is also very high, and that makes for a better show. The artists are all of the same stature. The crowd is also really fun and dedicated art lovers.”
Niccum describes her work as contemporary. She also creates commissioned pieces.
“My work is unique, and all my pieces are one-of-a-kind,” Niccum said. “Guests may come and see something they like but not in the colors I used. They’ll ask if I can create it with a different color scheme, so a lot of my work is custom orders.”
Niccum has participated in Penrod since 2006.
“It took a while for me to have enough pieces and develop enough confidence in my work to apply,” Niccum said. “It’s such an honor, and it’s thrilling. It doesn’t matter how many times you apply. It validates all the hard work.”
Tickets are $15 and are available at penrod.org. View Niccum’s work at @pamniccumglass on Facebook.