The Judge

Nancy Tankersley

Recent Shows:
2017 – American Impressionist Society Annual Exhibition
2016 – American Masters Exhibit, invitational fundraiser, Salmagundi Club, NYC
2016 – Salmagundi Club, Nautical Theme Exhibition, New York, NY
2015 – Waterfowl Art Festival, Easton, MD
2015 – American Impressionist Society 16th Annual Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 – Oil Painters of American, Eastern Regional  Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN
2014 -Portraying the Human Spirit, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2014 – American Impressionist Society 15th Annual Exhibition, Denver, CO.
2014 – South Street Art Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Easton, MD
2014 – Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds Ford, PA two person exhibit
2013 – Oil Painters of American Eastern Regional Exhibit, McBride Gallery, Annapolis (October)
2013 – American Impressionist Annual Exhibition 14th Annual Exhibition, Gallery M, Charleston, SC (Oct. 2013)
2013 – Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2011 – The American Impressionist Society 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA

Plein Air Events
2018 – Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival Nova Scotia
2016 and 2017 – Door County Plein Air
2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 Plein Air Richmond
2016, 2015  Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
2015 Telluride Plein Air
2014 and 2017-En Plein Air Texas
2009 and 2010- Sedona Plein Air
2008, 2009, 2010,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016,  2017 and 2018 –  Plein Air Easton
2008 and 2010 -Wayne Plein Air

Shows Juried:
2018 – Beverly Street Studio Plein Air, Staunton, VA
2018 – Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL
2016 – Long Beach Island Foundation Plein Air Plus, Long Beach NJ
2015 – Canandaigua Plein Air – Awards Judge, Canandaigua NY
2013 – October/November Juror – Plein Air Salon sponsored by Plein Air Magazine
2011 – Easels in Fredrick Awards Judge –
2010 – Dueling Brushes Event, Awards Judge, Paint Annapolis
2010 – Maryland Federation of Art, Awards Judge, January members show
2009 – Maryland Mountains Plein Air Jurist and Awards Judge, Cumberland, MD
2008 – Out and About, Plein Air Competition, Awards Judge,Norfolk, VA
2007 – National League of American Pen Women, Gaithersburg, MD
2007 –  Maryland Pastel Society, Rockville, MD
2007 and 2008 –  Gunpowder Falls Plein Air Competition, Monkton, MD
2006 –  Chesapeake College Open Competition, Wye Mills, MD

Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Member
American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Washington, DC

Nancy Tankersley began her career as a portraitist but entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. Currently as she searches for the unpredictable, Tankersley moves between landscape, figures and still life. Incorporating non- traditional tools , supports and technologies for her paintings she remains faithful to her impressionistic style.

Active in the current plein air movement, and a founder of Plein Air Easton, she travels worldwide participating in competitions, judging and teaching. In 2018 she was invited to be an instructor and demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and released her first instructional video with Lilliedahl Videos. In 2016 and 2017 she was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Recent honors include Best of Show at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia International Plein Air 2018, Best of Show at the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2017 and the Dickinson Award for Best Painting by a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society 2016 Annual Juried Exhibit.

She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society for Marine Art, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and also holds memberships in the Washington Society for Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Club. Founder and Director of the Easton Studio, a workshops facility begun in Easton in 2010, the artist mentors and teaches workshops and also sponsors workshops by nationally known painters.

Miami University, Fine Art 1967-69
U. of Calif., Santa Cruz B.A. 1975
Numerous workshops with various artists including Ken Auster, Carolyn Anderson, Kim English, Quang Ho, Jon Redmond

2018 – Bold Brush Award, June, Fine Arts Studio Online Competition
2018 – Best Architectural Painting, Easton Plein Air
2018- Best of Show, Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, Nova Scotia
2017 – Life on the Farm Award, Plein Air Easton
2017 – Best of Show, Lighthouse Artcenter Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, Florida
2016 – Dickinson Signature Member Award, American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit
2016 – Best Painting by a Maryland Artist, Plein Air Easton
2016 – Plein Air Richmond, Honorable Mention
2015 – Oil Painters of America Eastern Exhibit, Award of Excellence
2015 – American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention
2015 – Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD Members Show – Best Landscape
2015 – Door County Plein Air Quick Draw, Artist’s Choice Award
2014 – En Plein Air Texas, Award of Excellence for Capturing the West Texas Light
2014 – Plein Air Richmond, Gamblin Award
2014 – January Finalist in Raymar On-line Competition
2013 – Plein Air Easton, Second Place
2013 – Plein Air Richmond, Third Place
2012 – Finalist, February Bold Brush Competition
2011 – Jane Shannanhan Offutt Memorial Award, Excellence in Painting in the Realist        Tradition   Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.
2010 – Finalist, Fine Art Studios Bold Brush on-line competition
2010 – Vasari Award for Excellence in Oils, Plein Air-Easton! Quick Draw   Competition
2010 – Honorable Mention, Wayne Plein Air Festival
2009 – A. Brittain Banghart Award for Excellence in Painting the Figure, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2008 – Best in Show and First Place in Professional Category, Chesapeake College Open Competition, Wye Mills, MD.
2007- A. Brittain Banghart Award, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2006-  Artist’s Choice Award, for painting River Bend Paint-out, Great Falls, VA
2006- Directors Award, First Place. Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
2005 – Award of Merit, Urban Landscapes, Art League, Alexandria, Va
2005 – Equal Award, Art league, Alexandria, VA
2005 – Finalist, Raymar National Art Competition
2004 – Kirstein Award, Best in Show, Art League
2000 – First Place, Patrons Show, Art League, Alexandria, VA.

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