El Amor Ahora (Love Now) Exhibit at Nordstrom to Showcase Work of Hispanic Artists During Hispanic Heritage Month

Exhibit to Feature Works Inspired by Artists' Interpretation of Love

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) will present El Amor Ahora (Love Now), a bold and inspiring exhibit of artwork from a group of talented Hispanic artists. For the fourth year in a row, artists from around the world reflect their unique and personal ideas of love in a series of paintings and illustrations. The exhibit is on display in 15 select Nordstrom stores from September 15 - October 15, 2006.

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The first "Love Now" exhibits debuted in 2003, celebrating Black History Month with a collection of photographs from African-American photographers, and Hispanic Heritage Month with artwork by Hispanic painters and illustrators. Both exhibits celebrate diversity and artistic expression.

"We hope that customers will join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this unique collection of artwork focusing on the theme of love," said Delena Sunday, executive vice president, Human Resources and Diversity Affairs. "At Nordstrom, our goal is to continually find creative ways to celebrate diversity. Through this exhibit, we hope to showcase the visions and work of this exceptionally talented group of Hispanic artists."

The exhibit will feature 23 artists:

Cristina Acosta, Bend, Ore.
Juan Alonso, Seattle, Wash.
Lamberto Alvarez, South Lake, Texas
Lee Calderon, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Ricardo Campagnoli, Kent, Wash.
Laura Lopez Canp, Seabrook, Texas
Irene Carranza, La Jolla, Calif.
Luis DeLatoree, Chicago, Ill.
Tatiana Escobar, Signal Hill, Calif.
Oscar Gimenez, Barcelona, Spain
Edward Gonzales, Corrales, N.M.
Yolanda Gonzalez, Alhambra, Calif.
Jose Rogriguez Guerra, Seattle, Wash.
Jonathan Luciano, New York, N.Y.
Carlos Marrero, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ed Martinez, Kent, Conn.
Eric Montoya, Seattle, Wash.
Claudia Olivos, Arlington, Va.
Timothy Fernandes-Parsons, Bend, Ore.
Atilio Pernisco, San Gabriel, Calif.
Joe Ray, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mariana Sola, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Luisa Vera, Barcelona, Spain

Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at the following Nordstrom stores: Downtown Seattle; Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Wash.; Horton Plaza, San Diego; Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Salem, Ore.; Park Meadows, Littleton, Colo.; Main Place, Santa Ana, Calif.; Valley Fair, San Jose, Calif.; Dallas Galleria, Dallas; The Galleria, Houston; Barton Creek Square, Austin, Texas; Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, Fla.; Garden State Plaza, Paramus, N.J.; Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and Pentagon City, Arlington, Va.

An e-gallery of the exhibit, with images and information about the artists, can be found online at from September 15 - October 15.

About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 156 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 99 Full-Line Stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one freestanding shoe store and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also operates 34 Faconnable boutiques in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

John Bailey
Nordstrom, Inc.

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