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A walk around Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is quite simply a study in world renowned art. From the walls to the grounds, art of various mediums: paintings, sculptures, furniture, glasswork and historical artifacts are showcased for guest enjoyment. Our founder, Joseph A. Hardy III, has always shown a great appreciation for art and an even greater passion for sharing his personal collection with others.

To book an art class or to tour the collection, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957.


Art Collection Tours

Art Tours

Piece of the Berlin Wall with an American flag banner draped over top.

Consisting of over 1,000 individual pieces, the multi-million dollar Hardy Family Art Collection graces all aspects of the resort. The collection includes artists such as Fernando Botero, Clarice Smith, Giampaolo Seguso, Frederic Remington, Tiffany Studios, Frank Stella, George Hetzell and more.

Tours: Wednesday & Sunday: 3:30 pm 
Wine Tours: Fridays at 5 pm $25 per person

Important Details: Based on resort occupancy. Please ask about private tours that can be arranged.

 
Audubon Viewings

Guests can view a page from our Audubon collection each day in the Hardy Library. Private viewings of this world-renowned book are available.

Viewing: 24-hours advanced reservations required for this private tour.

 

Outdoor Sculpture Tour

This 60-minute driving tour in an open-air cart begins at the Chateau Lafayette and highlights 25 of Nemacolin’s top sculptures throughout property, including works by Fernando Botero, William Barrett, Glenna Goodacre, Jim Rennert and others. The tour culminates at Reflection, Nemacolin’s newest space housing dozens of contemporary paintings and sculptures.

Rate: $30 Per Person
Tours: 24-hours advanced reservations required for this private tour.

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Indoor Curator's Tour

This in-depth tour begins with a complimentary glass of wine while we share with you the history of the Hardy Family Art Collection. Beginning in the Chateau Lafayette lobby, you will be escorted through the resort to view some of Nemacolin’s hidden art gems.

The Nemacolin Clublevel Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the exhibition, Jim Inzero's Encaustic Landscapes and Florals, by reserving a Curator’s Tour. For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Clublevel Gallery, please contact the Amanda Shane at art.department@nwlr.com.

Jim Inzero

Wax manipulator, Jim Inzero, reflects on his lifelong attraction to the shore and the movement and serenity in his work conveys the gratitude and bounty expressed by the ocean environment.  As well, Inzero is constantly inspired by the connection he feels to the people around him, which allows for a unique opportunity to express energy and emotions in a way that ultimately will always begin and end at the horizon; the horizon in which he feels represents the meeting place for the highs and lows of life.  Jim comes to the ‘canvas’ free of preconceptions and open to possibilities.  

Rate: $30 Per Person
Tours: By reservation only

Important Details: Both specialty tours are typically led by Nemacolin's Art Curator. Reservations are required.


Art Classes

Class: Button & Bead

Create a leather wrap bracelet in the style of Chan Luu in this 90 minute instructor guided workshop. Pick your own style of leather, buttons, and beads, for your own customized bracelet. Includes all necessary materials and a glass of wine. 

Rate:  $60 Per Person
Hours: 
Friday: 1:00 pm
Location: Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Upgraded bracelet items available for purchase. 

Class: Pinot and Paint

Flex creative muscles you never knew existed during this 90-minute, instructor-guided painting event. Have fun, relax, and take home your own positively wonderful acrylic on canvas masterpiece.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Thursday & Friday: 3:00 pm, Saturday: 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Location: Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Shuttle service is available.

Class: Snap! Phone Photography 101

Try this hands-on smartphone photography class geared towards individuals with an interest in exploring smartphone photography as an art form. Zoom in with fun lenses and discover the many editing options available through some of the most advanced photography apps available.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Saturday: 5 pm - 6 pm
Location: Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Guests must bring their own smartphone or tablet with camera and phone or tablet charger. Additional apps may be purchased through app store. Class is recommended for guests ages 10 and older, who already have a smartphone or tablet with camera. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Shuttle service is available.

Open Studio

Open Studio welcomes guests to relax, destress and experiment at their own pace or participate in guided art activities led by Nemacolin’s Art Instructor.
Seasonal Art Project: Essential Oil Bracelets

Rates: 30-Minute: $25 | 60-Minute: $40 | 90-Minute: $60 | 120-Minute: $80 | Seasonal Art Project: $25 
Hours:
 Friday: 10 am - 12 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations required. Open to guests of all ages. Shuttle service is available.


Kids Art Classes

Class: Pinch Perfect

Using our fine motor skills and our pinching fingers, guests ages 2-4 years old will create seasonal tissue paper assemblages.

Rate: $20 Per Child
Hours: Fridays 9am - 10am
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 2-4. One adult parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the class. It is recommended that toddlers wear clothes that can get messy! Shuttle service is available.

Class: Crafty Collages

A multitude of materials are available for our guests ages 5-10 for creating crafty seasonal collages! Friends can expect to cut, glue, paint, and color during this 90-minute open ended art session.

Rates: $30 Per Person
Hours:
Fridays 10:30am - 12 pm
Location:
 Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 5-10. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: KUMIHIMO BRACELETS

During this 90-minute guided class, guests ages 10-12 will learn the Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo to make colorful bracelets for themselves, friends or family.

Rates: $50 Per Person
Hours: Fridays 1-2:30pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10-12. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: LOOPS AND THREADS

With the use of a special hand loom, guests ages 13-17 can enjoy step-by-step instruction on how to begin knitting their own scarves in this 90-minute guided art class.

Rates: $50 Per Person
Hours: Fridays 3-4:30pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 13-17. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: LITTLE PAINTERS

Geared towards our guests ages 2-4 years old, Toddler’s are welcome to the studio to explore paint alongside their parents. Using our finger’s and hands we will paint fun seasonal images and learn about painting through play.

Rates: $30 Per Child
Hours: Saturdays 9am-10am
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 2-4. One adult parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the class. It is recommended that toddlers wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: PAINTS AND SHAPES

Using tempera paints and geometric shapes, our guests Ages 5-10 years of age will create colorful seasonal paintings!

Rates: $50 Per Person
Hours: Saturdays 10:30-12pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 5-10. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: BUDDING ARTISTS

Tackling acrylic paints, our artist guests ages 10-12 dive into their own seasonal acrylic on canvas painting masterpieces.

Rates: $50 Per Person
Hours: Saturdays 1-2:30pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10-12. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: PENCIL AND PAINT

Pencil and Paint is an acrylic on canvas painting class perfect for teens who love art! Guests ages 13-17 can enjoy step-by-step instruction or tackle an image on their own during this 90-minute art experience.

Rates: $50 Per Person
Hours: Saturdays 3-4:30pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 13-17. Adult parent or guardian must be present for drop-off and pick-up from the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: SENSORY STATIONS

Sensory play can facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. During this one-hour session, guests ages 2-3 years old can travel between different sensory art stations, exploring diverse art experiences.

Rates: $30 Per Child
Hours: Sundays 9am-10am
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 2-3. One adult parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the class. It is recommended that toddlers wear clothes that can get messy!

CLASS: KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Open Studio welcomes guests of all ages to pick their own project and create art to their heart’s content! Instructor’s are available to give step-by-step instruction or to simply supply the artists with their materials.

Rates: 30-Minute:$25 | 60-Minute: $40 | 90-Minute: $60
Hours: Sundays 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Location: Kids Art Studio (located next to PJ's Ice Cream Parlor)

Important Details: Reservations are required. Adult parent or guardian must be present for duration of the class. It is recommended that guests wear clothes that can get messy!


Museums & Gallery

Nemacolin Gallery

Hallway of gold framed paintings of landscapes.

It’s no secret that the Hardy family enjoys collecting fine art. Located in the Chateau Lafayette and along the halls of the Chateau Signature boutique, this gallery space is dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists from around the globe and change throughout the year.

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

Important Details: The gallery is open 24 hours a day for viewing. Purchases can be made through Chateau Signature, or through the Front Desk after hours.

Woodlands Auto Toy Store

Collection of brightly colored vintage cars.

The Woodlands Auto Toy Store features a unique aspect of the Hardy Family Art Collection by displaying a wide variety of rare and antique automobiles. View the Collection >

Hours: Daily: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Important Details: Please contact Security at 724.329.6121 for entry. The Auto Toy Store is located across from the Airplane Hangar and next to the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

Nemacolin Shell Collection

Display of sea shells.

Shorelines around the world are all covered with nature's treasures and now hundreds of these precious shells have been placed on display here at Nemacolin. The sampling of shells in this collection reflects the diversity of mollusks and contains specimens of four classes of mollusks: Gastropods, Bivalves, Scaphopods, and Cephalopods. 

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

Important Details: Located on the first floor of the Lodge near the Tavern restaurant.

Pride & Joy Airplane Hangar

Green vintage airplane

Located at the end of Nemacolin's airstrip, the Pride and Joy Vintage Airplane Hangar is open for the public and includes a private collection of vintage planes, including a 1931 Pitcarin PA-8. This rare and classic plane, fully restored and airworthy was once in the collection of the late movie star and Hollywood icon Steve McQueen.

Hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Important Details: Please contact Security at 724.329.6121 for entry. The Airplane Museum is located at the end of the airstrip behind the CaddyShack.


REFLECTION

Situated at the peak of the resort, Reflection is filled with contemporary artwork and presents scenic views of the property and beyond. Reflection hosts select art classes as well as various wellness classes for the mind, body and spirit.

Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm

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For more information on Nemacolin's art collection and classes, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957.

 


NEMACOLIN GALLERY: AUTUMN AIR

The Nemacolin Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the current exhibition, Autumn Air, through November 28, 2019. 

A hike through the outdoors during the fall season has inspired this new collection of original pieces by artists Claire Hardy, Annie Simcoe, Lorrie Anne Minicozzi, and Kurt Pfaff. Claire, Annie, Lorrie, an Kurt present a vibrant and warm compilation of leaves and lovers reminiscent of a beautiful Autumn afternoon.

For purchasing, please contact Amanda Haymans at art.department@nwlr.com or 724.329.6316.

Autumn Dance
Lorrie Anne Minicozzi, mixed media

Dusk
Kurt Pfaff, oil on canvas

Fall With Me
Claire Hardy, oil on canvas

At the Overlook
Annie Simcoe, handmade paper and free motion stitching

 


MEET THE ARTISTS

CLAIRE HARDY | Sewickley, PA

For Claire Hardy, painting goes beyond making a likeness of the subject. It is also about recording the sense of the place, the feel of the atmosphere and the emotion the scene evokes. What's more, the subject may only be a starting point in the process of seeking how to manipulate paint to create a convincing illusion of atmosphere and light. She works directly on the canvas sculpting the paint to uncover the rightness of a composition and a harmony of colors. She is captivated by expressive color, descriptive brushwork, and soft edges. 

ANNIE SIMCOE | Accident, MD

Annie Simcoe is a paper artist, working, and living in western Maryland with her husband and two dogs. She hand crafts all of her papers from plants such as cornhusks, iris leaves, and rye grass. The vibrant colors come from fabric dyes added during the paper-making process. Each plant fiber takes the dye differently giving unique colors and textures. Once the papers are dry, she pieces them together and “sketches” on them using her sewing machine. The inspiration for Annie’s work comes from her background as a geologist, life events, and the landscape of rural Maryland and West Virginia.

LORRIE ANNE MINICOZZI | Pittsburgh, PA

I grew up on the beachy shores of Long Island and attended both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Stony Brook where I barely studied art at all.  I am largely self-taught and thankfully exploring new ideas every day.  I spent many years in the majesty of Colorado where I enriched my skills, studied the landscape, taught in my home studio and sponsored local seminars.  I have always been a vastly traditional realist and am motivated by the brilliant works of Caravaggio, Durer and Rembrandt.  I prefer dramatic contrast and raw, emotional composition.  I crave the bold control and fine detail that using a graphite pencil provides and portraits are my passion.  When I create, whatever the medium, I not only try to convey a story by capturing that moment in time – I strive to intimate what comes next.  I relocated to Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 2016 and work and teach in my home studio.  The lush verdant landscapes of North Park have captivated me and I find myself sketching under a shady tree weekly.  I am a proud member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, The Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and the Cranberry Artist Network.  

KURT PFAFF | Pittsburgh, PA

Kurt Pfaff is a Pittsburgh based oil painter that has been professionally producing artwork since 1977. Many of those years was working as a graphic designer, illustrator and advertising agency owner. But Kurt has often remark that painting has always been a source of great exhilaration. “I lose time when I have a brush in my hand.” Mr. Pfaff’s paintings display creative investigations on several levels. Taking inspiration from many well-known artists of the past such as John Singer Sargent, Kurt explores interesting composition and color theory while embracing a loose impressionistic technique with both brush and palette knife. “I’m trying to create texture, raw energy and spontaneity along with depth through strong contrast and vibrant color while drawing on my experience as an illustrator to tell stories.”

 

For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Haymans at art.department@nwlr.com.

 

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