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.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO )
     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
     "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 www.nordstrom.com 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 www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is
 publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
     CONTACT:  John Bailey
               Nordstrom, Inc.

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.

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