Nancy Wowak


Pastel Artist

For me, it’s all about creating. It’s being attuned to the inspiration that nature provides, and intuitively, patiently, and creatively, letting go and seeing where that leads. Color and light are what inspires me. It is an ongoing endeavor to capture it artistically yet technically and to bring out the spirit of my subjects using the glorious medium of pastels. Striving to evoke an emotional response and awareness to the everyday beauty that surrounds us, Nancy Nowak paints in the representational style with an impressionist flair. A graduate from Cleveland Institute of Art, with a BFA degree, Nancy has exhibited her pastel paintings throughout the country and has won numerous national awards. She has been featured in Pastel Journal Magazine multiple times, along with receiving 1st place in the Pastel Journal Magazines’ Top 100 (2016) for her landscape. Nancy has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies, is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, and Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society. Nancy is a full-time professional artist and resides in Suwanee, GA. She teaches classes and workshops.

Morning Reflection, Pastel, 11″x14″, $695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waters Edge, Pastel, 12″x16″, $1,200

 

Forest View Creek, Pastel, 11″x14″, $795

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017 4th IAPS Master Circle Juried Exhibition

2017 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention landscape

2017 American Impressionist Society Juried Small Works Exhibition

2017 “Paint Duluth” Plein Air Event – 2nd place and Peoples Choice Award

2017 North Gwinnett Arts Assoc. Plein Air Event – 1st place and Peoples Choice Award

2017 Southeastern Pastel Society Juried Exhibition- Exceptional Merit and Member’s Choice Award

2016 Southeastern Pastel Society Juried International Exhibition- 3rd Place

2016 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition

2016 Pastel Journal Top 100 – 1st Place – landscape

2016 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance 2016 UArt

2016 Online Juried Show -Terry Ludwig Award 2016 Pastel En Perigord Exhibition, France

2016 IAPS 28th Juried Exhibition

2015 IAPS 25th Juried Web Show 2015 National League of Pen Women Exhibition- 1st place (pastel category)

2015 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition 2015 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention

2015 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Show – Exceptional Merit Award

2015 Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibition

2015 article in Pastel Journal Magazine-Finding Your Voice– Feb.’15 issue

2014 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention

2014 John’s Creek Art Center “Summer Serendipity”-Best in Show

2014 IAPS 24th Juried Web Show

2014 Southeastern Pastel Society International Juried Show -3rd Place

2014 Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibition- 3rd Place (Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award)

2014 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance

2013 IAPS 23rd Juried Web Show 2013 Gwinnett Parks Plein Air – 1st Place

2013 IAPS 22nd Juried Exhibition – Honorable Mention 2013 Kudzu Open Juried Exhibit- 2nd Place

2013 CFMC Artist Festival – Honorable Mention

2013 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance

2013 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Juried Show – Exceptional Merit

2012 IAPS 22nd Juried Exhibition Web Show – 2nd Place 2012 Appalachian Pastel Society International Juried Show 2012 Gwinnett Plein Air Challenge Finalist – Top 10

2012 Arts on the Creek Juried Show 3rd place

2012 Southeastern Pastel Society International Juried Show Merit Award

2011 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Juried Show

2011 Arts on the Creek Juried Show 2010 Arts on the Creek Juried Show Best In Show

2009 Small Works Juried Show 2nd place

IAPS (International Assoc. of Pastel Societies) Master Circle Member Signature Member of Pastel Society of America Member of American Impressionist Society Member of Excellence -The Southeastern Pastel Society

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