The Art Scene Queen: Nicole Royse

nicole royse 01Okay, okay, I know it’s more than a little self-aggrandizing to give an award to our own arts editor… but, the way I see it, if you’re in the local arts community and you don’t know Nicole Royse, you might be doing something wrong. This artist, writer, curator, wife, mother of three, and snappy dresser seems to juggle it all with a casual elegance and an ever-calm demeanor. I get anxiety just thinking about her day planner.

Nicole works harder than just about anyone to promote artists within her home state. When she’s not hanging artwork for a show at the MonOrchid or attending exhibitions held at other galleries, you can find her writing or raising her brood of young artists in the making.

In addition to managing her own blog on the arts, she writes for Arizona Foothills Magazine, LocalRevibe, and North Valley Magazine while connecting us to artists to feature weekly here at YabYum. It boggles the mind. Learn more about Nicole and all her endeavors through her website here.


Check out our prior Art Scene Queen Awards:

2014 – Daniel Funkhouser
2013 – Beatrice Moore
2012 – Jen Deveroux