Event Dates: 10/5/2011 - 10/29/2011
Reception: 10/1/2011 5::30-8:00pm
Location: Anchorage Farm and Chroma Projects
Partnering with the Piedmont Environmental Council in support of their Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, I am creating painted portraits of farm animals from regional farms. These farms are on the forefront of the sustainable food movement and exemplary for their humane treatment of animals.
A preview of the paintings and fundraiser for the Buy Fresh, Buy Local program will be held October 1 at Anchorage Farm followed by the Farm Use Exhibit at Chroma Projects on the downtown mall in Charlottesville the month of October.
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Nelson Gallery Juried Exhibition
Event Dates: 8/5/2011 - 8/31/2011
Reception: 8/5/2011 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Nelson Gallery
Phone Number: 540-463-9827
27 West Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
Event Dates: 7/9/2011 - 11/6/2011
Location: Asheville Art Museum
The show, Color Study, takes as its starting point mid-century gestural painters and color field artists of the 1960s. It will include work by Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, George Bireline and Frank Stella. It will then go on to explore various trajectories since 1960 and will include a number of contemporary regional artists. Nancy's painting Color Field Goat will be included in this exhibition.
Four Seasons, Five Senses : New Paintings by Nancy Bass
Event Dates: 3/1/2011 - 3/27/2011
Reception: 3/4/2011 5:30-7:30pm
Location: McGuffey Art Center
Phone Number: 434-295-7973
201 2nd St. N.W.
Charlottesville,, Virginia 22902
Introducing a new body of work, Four Seasons, Five Senses includes explorations of Renaissance subjects through a modern interpretation with cows and Color Fields. This exhibition will be held in the Main Gallery of McGuffey Art Center.
New Waves 2011
Event Dates: 2/10/2011 - 3/25/2011
Location: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Phone Number: 757-425-0000
2200 Parks Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
New Waves 2011 is the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia's annual multi-media juried exhibition. As the leading contemporary art institution in Virginia, CAC provides an opportunity for Virginia artists to gain professional and public recognition.
Event Dates: 5/18/2010 - 8/22/2010
Location: Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art
by Nancy Bass
“Nancy Bass: Abstractions of the Virginia Farm”
May 26- August 22, 2010
Abstractions of the Virginia Farm approaches farm animals with fresh eyes and a colorful palette. Nancy Bass abstracts the traditional landscape, literally or figuratively, to emphasize the personalities of her loyal farm animals. Bass says that her artworks, whether “bold bands of color or idyllic visions of the Virginia landscape reflect our agrarian past yet disrupt traditional animal painting and seventeenth-century landscape conventions.” Nancy Bass lives on historic Anchorage Farm in Southern Albemarle County, Virginia, where she and her husband have raised cows for 30 years. Known by their first names in the paintings, these beloved animals are the center of the artist’s works. Happy cows inhabit their Virginia farm.
This exhibition is comprised of three bodies of work that Bass has recently made the focus of her attention; the color field series, the herd series, and the farm series. The Farm Series is comprised of representational pieces hung in groups with the void between canvases serving as the abstraction to reinforce the discontinuity of herself and her animals to their natural surroundings. In the Color Field Series, Bass reflects on these changes and the misconceptions of farm life that many hobby farmers come to experience, as farming traditions erode and give way to a fragmented landscape. Yet, her paintings do not reflect harsh realities that struggling farmers face. Bass turns to her animals as subjects of inspiration in the Herd Series. She paints her stock in their best light, taking advantage of the range of expression that comes from working with these animals on a daily basis. Her subjects often make direct contact with one another and/or the viewer. They demand your attention, your consideration.
text by Amanda Mobley, Assistant Curator
Fetching Art Night
Event Dates: 4/30/2010 - 4/30/2010
Reception: 4/30/2010 5:00-10:00pm
Location: Glave Kocen Gallery
Phone Number: 804-358-1990
1620 W Main St
Artists chosen from throughout the United States who subject matter is various animals will be represented. This event will be catered with delicious food, wine, beer, spirits, and a delightful dessert.
Art at the Mill
Event Dates: 4/24/2010 - 5/9/2010
Reception: 5/2/2010 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Burwell-Morgan Mill
Phone Number: 540-955-2600
2010Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Event Dates: 4/2/2010 - 4/30/2010
Reception: 4/2/2010 5;00-8:00pm
Location: Academy of Fine Arts
Phone Number: 434-528-3256
600 Main St.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
"For and About Women" 2010 National Exhibit
Event Dates: 2/28/2010 - 3/26/2010
Reception: 3/5/2010 6:00pm
Location: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Phone Number: 540-373-5646
813 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401