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HONORS/AWARDS

SOLO EXHIBITS:

2020: Invited to have a solo exhibit of 150 paintings and drawings at Wells Fargo Advisors on the 18th floor of 999 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA (next to the Sheraton Hotel). Just after the works were hung, the Covid-19 virus caused the Wells Fargo Advisors to close their doors to the public.

All 150 paintings are now ON SALE at low prices. Prospective buyers can view the List of Available Paintings where you will find instructions on how to search for the one or more paintings you like. When you decide what you wish to buy, contact Nancy (757-535-3659) to be able to see and purchase the painting(s) now. Also, call if you have questions.

2019: Oct. 15-Dec. 31. Solo Exhibit at Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists-Virginia Beach.

2019: Month of May. Solo Exhibit (20 Whimsical Birds) - For Arts Sake Gallery. Henrico, VA

2019: Month of May. Solo Exhibit #2 (Playful & Abstracts) Bayside Library. Virginia Beach.

2019: Month of April. Solo Exhibit #1 (Whimsical Birds) - Bayside Library. Virginia Beach, VA

2017: Month of August: Solo Exhibit called “Whimsical Art” at Meyera E. Oberndorf Library, VA Beach, VA

2016: September thru November: Solo Exhibit (30 works) at Brock & Company. Norfolk, VA

2016: March & April: Solo exhibit (29 works) at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA

2016: February: Solo exhibit at Borjo Coffeehouse (30 works)

2015: Month of December: Solo exhibit and Book Signing at The Artists Gallery, VA Beach, VA

2015: March through June: Solo exhibit at Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA

2012: May 21-August 21, 2012 Solo exhibit - Virginia Children’s Museum, Portsmouth, VA

PAINTINGS PUBLISHED:

Five Whimsical Bird paintings published in Inspiration: International Art Book (2018).

Five Whimsical Bird paintings published in Inspiration: International Art Book (2017).

Published all my “Whimsical Bird” paintings completed prior to October 2015, with text, in my book WHY I LOVE TO PAINT BIRDS. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2015.

Four paintings in STATE OF THE ART--ARTIST’S BOOK VOL. III, published by Galleria Aberta and Art VIP Gallery in Carcavelos, Portugal. July 2015.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 9. New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, 2014.

Four paintings in THE ARTISTS GALLERY: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS. Created by Maggie Kerrigan and Sandi Snider. Virginia Beach, VA: 2014.

Painting, “Mosaic Wings and Crown,” in THE ARTISTIC TOUCH 6, edited by Chris Unwin. 2014.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 6. New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, late 2012.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 4. New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, early 2012.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL 2. New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, 2011.

HONORS:

“The Markets of Otavalo” selected for Latin American exhibit at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Virginia Beach, VA. Fall 2018.

Juried into the D’Art Center as an Associate Artist for wall exhibits. March 2017.

“Ecuador Remembered” won the competition to be on the cover of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association newsletter for the month of March 2016 and then in the calendar for 2017.

Selected, as a 2012 Tidewater Art Alliance award winner, to display for one year three paintings in Senator Mark Warner’s Office in Norfolk, VA.

Four paintings selected for BEST OF AMERICA: LANDSCAPE ARTISTS. Williamsburg: Kennedy Publishing Company but company went bankrupt before publication. Recession 2008-09.

SPEECHES and TALKS:

Talks about art and being an artist with two different groups of children, ages 6-12. One July 30, 2019 and the other August 6, 2019. D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” for Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists-September 10, 2017.

“Paths to My Whimsical Art” at Morningside-Williamsburg – August 18, 2017.

“Paths to My Whimsical Art” at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library – August 2, 2017.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” for CHAS (Cape Henry Audubon Society). May 17, 2017.  Updated Version.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” at Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach-February 16, 2017.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” at Windsor Meade of Williamsburg-October 14, 2016.

INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND STATE EXHIBITS:

"Lives of Birds" accepted for the 2021 Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibit in Portsmouth, VA. The exhibit took place from June 12th to September 12, 2021 at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (400-420 High St.). Internationally known artist Linda Baker was the juror.

"Bird Watching" from the Birdland Series accepted into a national exhibit organized by the Georgia Watercolor Society in Atlanta, Georgia.  The exhibit was in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from March 14 to April 26, 2020.  The juror was Linda Baker, AWS, NWS, TWSA, GWS.

“Birdland” in the September 2019 statewide exhibit of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. The juror was Nancy Stark, artist.

“Birdland” in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2019.     

“Birdland” in annual Virginia Watercolor Society exhibit in Salem, VA. Juror: Kathleen Conover. 2018.

“Wow! Harpy Eagles Are REALLY Big!” accepted in 2018 for the Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibit (statewide) of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. The juror was M. Stephen Doherty, artist, teacher, editor-in-chief of American Artist magazine for 31 years, and currently editor of Plein Air magazine.

Three Whimsical Bird paintings and “Birdland” square painting in 2018 Gloucester Arts Festival (regional exhibit- 25 artists selected from the 75 who applied) Month of June 2018. The juror, Jeff Harrison, Curator Emeritus of the Chrysler Museum, said of my Whimsical Birds:

“Creating an entire world is an uphill battle for any artists, but Nancy Topping Bazin has done just that, populating a whimsical realm of fantastic feathered creatures, a world of brilliant color and bold, semi-abstract patterns. It’s a charmed place of pure imagination that offers hours of joyful contemplation.”
“’Uh Oh! Who Is This Guy?’” in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2018.

“I Know You’re Bigger Than I Am, But Still . . .” -- online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2017.

“Chicken Dance” - online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2016.

Five recent whimsical bird paintings juried into the 13th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, sponsored by Upstream People Gallery in Omaha. Curator: Lawrence Bradshaw. July 1-13, 2016.

Five of my whimsical bird paintings juried into the 12th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, sponsored by Upstream People Gallery in Omaha, NE. Curator: Laurence Bradshaw. July 1 – 31, 2015.

“Four Seasons,” accepted into a juried online exhibit of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Juror: Linda Kemp. 2015.

“Bird Watchers” in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists. March 1 – Sept. 20, 2015.

Painting “Order and Fluidity” selected in statewide competition for Virginia Artists 2013 (121 works selected from the 761 submitted). Juror: Lise Swensson, Executive Director of the Hickory Museum of Art in NC. Exhibited at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, July 18-Aug. 18, 2013.

MOST RECENT AWARDS:

--73 total by Dec. 14, 2019

2019 AWARDS

June 6, 2019 – “Dancing Cranes” won First prize in Professional Watercolor and “Daydreaming” won Second Prize in Professional Drawing at the PrimePlus 2019 ArtFest. Juror: Susan Bernard, Former Director of the Norfolk Art Commission and former Executive Director of the D’Art Center.

March 15, 2019 – Honorable Mention for Body of Work at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach Art Center. Juror: Lynne Sward, Artist.

2018 AWARDS

July 2018 -- At the All Media exhibit at the For Arts Sake Gallery in Henrico, VA, Nancy received an Honorable Mention for her whimsical bird painting “Affectionate Siblings.” Juror: Kim Hall.

June 1, 2018 – Merit Award for artwork in the Gloucester Art Festival at Arts on the Main Art Gallery.  Juror: Jeff Harrison, Curator Emeritus of the Chrysler Museum. Mid-Atlantic regional exhibit.

June 7, 2018 – “Patterned Landscape” won Third Prize in the Professional Mixed Media Category at ArtFest 2018 sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.  The jurors were Dorothy Coakley and Debra Burrell, Norfolk Arts.

April 4, 2018 – Award of Merit for “Beauty Lies Beneath” in exhibit by Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists at Cape Henry Collegiate.  Juror: Jeff Warden, Chair of Art Department and Director of the Phillips Gallery at Cape Henry Collegiate.

2017 AWARDS

November 9, 2017 – Second Prize and Members’ Choice Award for “’You May Be Bigger Than I Am, But Still . . . ‘” in exhibit by Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists at Wells Fargo Advisors.  Juror: Pamela Barcita, teacher at Tidewater Community College and book illustrator.

September 1, 2017-Award of Excellence for “Landscape Variations” in exhibit at The Artists Gallery.  Juror: Michael Curry, Former Director of the American Theater.

June 8, 2017 ArtFest 2017 sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.

“Contemporary Scene” - Third Prize in Professional Mixed Media Category

“Sometimes Beauty Just Is” - Third Prize in Professional Watercolor Category. Juror: Sheena Jeffers, Arts Integration Director, Young Audiences

“Four Seasons” Honorable Mention in Professional Watercolor Category. Juror: Sheena Jeffers. Arts Integration Director, Young Audiences

2016 AWARDS

June 9, 2016 ArtFest 2016 sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA:

“Time Travel” - First Prize in Professional Acrylic Category

“Birds of Paradise” - First Prize in Professional Watercolor Category

“The Overseer” - First Prize in Professional Drawing Category

“The Italian Village” - Second Prize in Professional Mixed Media Category.

Juror: Dr. Barbara Laws, Norfolk Public Schools Senior Coordinator for Art; Vice Chair of the VA Coalition for Fine Arts Education, a member of the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities, VA Art Education Association past president and current Policy Chair.

2015 AWARDS

August 7, 2015 “Copper Highlights” Third Prize in The Artists Gallery’s exhibit called “Textures.”  Juror: Connie Miller, Curator at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

June 11, 2015 “The Musician and the Dancing Beast” Second Prize in Professional Drawing Category at the 2015 ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus.  Juror: Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.

June 11, 2015 “Who ARE These People?” Third Prize in the Professional Acrylic Category at the 2015 ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus.  Juror: Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.

April 9, 2015 “Hurry to Safety” Honorable Mention at the spring exhibit of the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists.  Cape Henry Collegiate School.  Juror:  Jeffrey Warden.

Feb. 6, 2015 “Hot Pot Personalities” A “Judge’s Mention” at the “Seeing Red” exhibit at The Artists Gallery.  Juror:  Tannie Herbertson

2014 AWARDS

October 18, 2014 “Four Seasons” A Second Prize Popular Choice Award from the employees at Wells Fargo Advisors.  Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists’ Fall Exhibit - Oct. 18, 2014 - Jan. 9, 2015.

September 28, 2014 “Destruction and Rebirth” awarded Second Prize at the Peninsula Watermedia Society exhibit at the American Theater in Hampton, VA

August 1, 2014 “Birds of Paradise” awarded an Honorable Mention by Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.  This painting was in a Tidewater Art Alliance exhibit at the D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA. 

June 26, 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Cat Land” in the Professional Drawing category at the ArtFest exhibit at PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.

June 5, 2014 Second Prize for “Frog Admiring Feathers” in the category of professional watercolorists at the Senior ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.  Juror: Thomas Murphy.

June 5, 2014 Third Prize for “Cat Land” in the category of professional  drawings  at the Senior ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.  Juror: Thomas Murphy.

April 3, 2014 Second Prize for “Mosaic Wings and Crown”  The Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists spring exhibit at Towne Bank, Pavilion I in Virginia Beach.  (April through June)

Feb. 8, 2014 First Prize awarded by employees of Wells Fargo Advisors (Dominion Tower, Norfolk, VA) for “Tall, Medium, and Small” The Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists winter exhibit Feb. 8 – March 28, 2014

Feb. 8, 2014 Honorable Mention for “Life in Arizona” Juror: Ray Hershberger.  Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists winter exhibit (Feb. 8-March 28, 2014)

Plus 42 awards from 2003 - 2013.                                            Updated 7/2021

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