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Nicholas Mariano



58 Nicholas Mariano, Peppers, photography, 26″x36″

Nick Mariano is an award-winning photographer, who has won both local and national awards for his photography. He is a member of numerous local arts groups and displays his photography at several galleries in the Myrtle Beach area. He is also a published book author of both for top photography and several fictions and non-fictional novels.

His art awards and jury entries include:

2019-Juried into the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Fine Arts League of Cary, NC.

Juried into the “Wildlife” art show at the Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA.

Finalist in the Cultural Center of Cape Cod’s “Wanderlust” photo contest.

Juried into the WACG 20th Annual Juried Show at the Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC – 3rd PLACE OVERALL WINNER

Ribbon Winner in the Seacoast Arts Guild’s Fall Art Show

2018-Juried into and Ribbon Winner at the 23rd Annual Fine Arts League of Cary, NC Juried Exhibition

Juried into the Animal Kingdom Art Competition

Ribbon Winner at the WACG Fall Art Show in Myrtle Beach, SC

3rd Place- Photography Division-Contemporary Arts Galleries Figurative/Portrait Art Contest

2017-Ribbon Winner-Small Works Exhibit-William H. Miller Gallery Myrtle Beach, SC

Juried into the 2018 ARTFIELDS Competition in Lake City, SC

Juried into Contemporary Art Gallery Online Water/Seascape Art Exhibition

Juried into the Fusion Art “Cityscape” Show

Juried  into “Cityscapes” of the Impasto Art Gallery, Longmont, CO

Juried into the 2017 Wilmington Art Show, Wilmington NC

Juried into the WACG 20th Annual Juried Show the Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC

Juried in the National Juried Exhibition in Hilton Head, SC

Juried into the Animal Kingdom Competition at The Fusion Art Gallery in Palm Springs, CA

2016-Ribbon Winner, Seacoast Art Guild Spring Photo Show

Juried into PhotoSpiva 2016 Exhibition, Joplin, MO

Juried into the 2016 Summer Edition of Studio Visit Magazine

Juried into the FALC 21st Annual Juried Exhibition in Cary, NC

Juried into the Waccamaw Annual Juried Exhibition, Spring 2016

Juried into the 34th Annual Spring Art Show, Wilmington, NC

Juried into the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery “Human Nature” Show

Curator for ViewBug Photo Website

Receive 2nd Place Prize in the Contemporary Art Gallery for the Annual Portrait Photo Contest.

Received 1st Place Prize (Photography) in the Contemporary Art Gallery Animals Photo Contest.

Juried into “The Sea-Above and Below” at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

Juried into the “Fur, Feathers and Fins” Show at the Annmarie Art Gallery in Dover, MD

Juried into the Small Works 2016 Art Show in Florence, SC

Juried into the 311 Gallery 2016 Photography Juried  Art Show in Raleigh, NC

Juried into the Art for Animals & Awards Winner, Charity Art Competition in Palm Springs, CA

Juried into the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery’s “Animals 2016 Show

Juried into the 2016 Small Workshop at the White River Valley Museum, City of Auburn, Washington

2015– First Place Overall Winner-WACG Annual Juried Exhibit, Myrtle Beach Art Museum

Ribbon Winner Fine Arts League of Cary, NC 20th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Ribbon Winner in the Professional Arts Category WACG 2015 Fall Show

Ribbon Winner CIEL Gallery National Juried Exhibit

2014-Ribbon Winner-Seacoast Artist Guild Fall Show

Honorable Mention-New York Center for the Arts “Animal” Exhibition

Ribbon Winner-WACG Fall Show

2013-3rd Place Winner-South Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Summit Photography Contest

2012-Ribbon Winner-Seacoast Art Guild Fall Show

Juried into the following art shows:

2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 Wilmington Art Show; Art League of Hilton Head 2015 & 2017 Biennale National Juried Exhibition; 2014 ARTFIELDS Show; 2014 Florence Art Alliance Fall Show; 2014 Greenville, SC Artists Guild Fall Show; 2013 WACG Art Show at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum; 2015 LithaMoon Gallery Juried Show, Greensboro, GA; 2015 Juried Photography Exhibition-Franklin Arts Center, Bernard, in MN; 2015-Juried into The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Art Show in New York City; 2015 Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Small Works 2015

2016-Solo Exhibitor City of  North Myrtle Beach Government Center

2015-Solo Art Exhibit at the Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC

2015-CUBA Photo Exhibit, MISC Gallery, Murrells Inlet, SC

2016, 2015 & 2014-Artist-in-Residence for the State of South Carolina State Park Services

Field Contributor for Nature Photography Magazine

2014-Published “Masai Mara-A Photographic Safari” and “Masai Mara Revisited” -Available on

Published a photo book: “Bikers & Bikes –  2015 Bikers Week”

Published a photo book and photo calendar: “Visiting Cuba”

Has held a number of benefits shows for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and continue to promote saving African wildlife and banning the sale of ivory throughout the world

View Nick’s artwork on his website ViewBug, and Facebook

View Nick’s written and photographic books on his website:

Nick’s photo and written books are available exclusively on


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.