Nancy Tankersley


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 2018,2019 and 2020 she was invited to be an instructor and demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and released two instructional videos 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. In 2019 she was selected to be the Featured Artist at the 49th Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland.
She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society for Marine Art, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and is a juried member of the Washington Society for Landscape Painters. 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, Douglas Fryer
2022- Artist’s Choice Award, Tilghman Paint-out, Plein Air Easton
2021 – Best Painting by Maryland Artist, Plein Air Easton
2021 – Finalist, Bold Brush Competition, January
2020 – Second Place, En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, Texas
2020 – Best in Show, Oxford Paint-Out, Plein Air Easton
2020 – Honorable Mention, American Impressionist Society Small Works Exhibit, Fredericksburg, Tx
2018 – Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society National Annual Juried Exhibit
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
Recent Shows:
2022 – American Impressionist Society 23rd National Exhibition, Mary White Gallery, Boulder, Co.
2022 – National Oil and Acrylic Society National Exhibition – Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, WY
2022 – National Juried Small Works Show – AIS
2022 – Best of American Small Works Show – NOAPS
2021 – Washington College Culture and Environment Center, Solo Exhibit
2021 – Waterfowl Festival
2021 – American Impressionist Society National Show
2020 – Waterfowl Festival Virtual Exhibition
2020 – American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Illum Gallery, Utah
2020 – Two Woman Show with Jill Basham, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2020 – American Society of Marine Artists 18th National Juried Exhibition
2019 – Waterfowl Festival, Featured Artist, Easton, MD
2019 – American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition
2018 – American Impressionist Society National Juried exhibition

Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Member
American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Washington, DC

Gallery Representation:
Anderson Fine Arts, St. Simon’s Island, GA
Gallery 330, Fredericksburg, TX
Trippe Gallery, Easton, MD

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