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Nancy Topping Bazin, 2018


NANCY TOPPING BAZIN’S art is displayed continuously at the D’Art Center (740 Duke St., Norfolk), The Artists Gallery (608 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach), and The Gallery Shop (420 High St., Portsmouth).  From 2007-2011, Nancy was one of the five Managing Artists at Pembroke 4 Art Gallery.  She has had solo exhibits at the Virginia Children’s Museum, Riverview Gallery, The Artists Gallery, Borjo Coffeehouse, Brock & Company, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, and the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library of Virginia Beach.  In 2017, her painting “Bird Watchers” was one of 43 works selected (out of 500) to be enlarged on commercial vinyl for a Drive Through Art Gallery on Sewells Point Road in Norfolk, VA.  She was also one of 12 outstanding Hampton Roads artists to be invited to display their work at the Peninsula of Fine Arts Center during the December 2017 Painters and Photographers Week in the Center’s holiday Art Market Series.  From January through June 2018, she had eighteen paintings at Wells Fargo Advisors in Norfolk.  She was juried into the June 2018 Gloucester Arts Festival exhibit by Jeff Harrison, curator emeritus of the Chrysler Museum.  She also had a painting accepted into the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild in Charlottesville and two others in an All Media Exhibit at For Arts Sake Gallery in Henrico, VA.

Jurors have given Nancy seventy awards for her paintings.  Her art has been published in eight international books and included in several international exhibits.  In 2015, she published her own book Why I Love to Paint Birds.

Nancy switched to art after teaching literature and women’s studies at universities for 38 years, mostly at Old Dominion University.  Her art is often described as unique, intuitive, happy, fun, and, most of all, whimsical.

Contact her for PowerPoint presentations about her art.

                                                                                                  --June 2018