Gifted Artists Share Their Diverse Vision

Nordstrom Exhibit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

SEATTLE, April 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During the month of May, Nordstrom is showcasing a vibrant array of compelling work from nine Asian American artists. These artists are coming together from communities in San Francisco to Taipei City and Austin to Hawaii with one common goal: to celebrate diversity and share their interpretations of the beauty of Asian American culture. Nordstrom selected this talented group of artists to share their work reflecting Asian Pacific American-inspired themes in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The exhibit will be displayed in the windows of select Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com throughout the month of May.

Now in its fourth year, the exhibit celebrates both accomplished and up-and-coming Asian-American artists. Their award-winning art has appeared in magazines, books, board games, galleries and ad campaigns, and their biographies are as different as their techniques and media.

"We are thrilled to bring the work of these talented artists to our stores again this year," said Amelia Letcher, diversity affairs director. "We hope that the exciting window displays will continue to raise diversity awareness and understanding among Nordstrom customers and our communities as a whole."

The exhibit will feature pieces by 9 artists:
-- MalPina Chan, Olympia, Wash., Red Envelope, 2006
-- Grace Chen, Oakland, Calif., On a Lazy Spring Day, 2008
-- Jui Ishida, Long Beach, Calif., Bedtime in India, 2007
-- Pearl Ling, Waianae, Hawaii, Mo'olelo for the Essence of Being One, 2002
-- Tristan Longstreth, Phoenix, Ariz., Rare Beauty, 2008
-- Naoko Morisawa, Lynnwood, Wash., Kuhio, 2007
-- Sherwin Parayno, Austin, Tex., Buddha #1
-- Yihsin Wu, Taipei City, Taiwan, Fantasy at Work -- Office, 2007
-- Adrienne Yan, San Francisco, Calif., But I Don't Want to Answer Anymore, 2008

Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at the following Nordstrom stores: San Francisco Centre, San Francisco; Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine, Calif.; Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Downtown Portland, Portland, Ore.; Southcenter, Tukwila, Wash.; Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif.; Ala Moana, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Downtown Seattle. The exhibit can also be viewed online throughout the month of May in the Nordstrom e-gallery at http://www.nordstrom.com.

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 159 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 105 full-line stores, 50 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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Nordstrom, Inc.
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04/21/2008
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