Nancy L. Vance


About the Artist

Nancy has always been an artistic person with a creative drive. In high school, an honorable mention at the local art fair drove her interest in pursuing art. She dabbled in many different mediums over the years, but later focused on fiber art and studied with many nationally known fiber artists. She enjoyed the challenge of national competitions and was juried into many shows receiving numerous awards, but felt too confined in that medium and returned to painting in 2005. 


She enjoys painting in oils, but pastels are still her favorite medium. Adding to the challenge of painting, she enjoys time spent painting 'en plein air’ (painting in the open air) which combines two of her favorite things – being in nature and creating art. 


Nancy has studied with local teachers Joe Lombardo, Jim Glover, Charles Rowland, Meredith Martin, Stan Pierce, and with nationally known artists Mike Beeman, Ray Hassard, Stan Sperlak, Kim Casebeer, and Michael Chesley Johnson. And of course, she learns much from painting alongside all her painting buddies. 

Affiliations include the Central Ohio Plein Air group, Worthington Area Art League, Ohio Plein Air Society, and Ohio Pastel Artists League.  


Nancy has exhibited since 1997 all over the US. Recent exhibitions awarded many honorable mentions, viewer's choice, 3rd place, 1st place, and Best in Show ribbons. She has numerous paintings in private collections and is seeking gallery representation.  

Recent Awards

2018 Juried (2 oils, 1 Gouache) Ohio Plein Air Society exhibit, Springfield Museum of Art.

2018  3rd Place (pastel)  "View to the Sunny Side", OPAL exhbit

2018   Honorable Mention (pastel) "Glensevern Inlet Fog",  OPAL exhibit

2017    Honorable Mention (oil) "Spring Clouds"; Worthington Area Art League

2016    Honorable Mention (photograph): "Buckeye Repose"; Worthington Area Art League

2016    Juried (2 pastels): Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio Pastel Artists League 

2015    Viewer's Choice (pastel): "View to the Sunny Side": Ohio Pastel Artists League 

2015    Juried (oil): "Checkmate"; 71st Ohio Annual Exhibition 

2014    Best of Show (oil): "Checkmate"; Worthington Area Art League

2014    Juried (pastel) "River Snag"; 70th Ohio Annual Exhibition

2014    Viewer's Choice (pastel): "Pretty Pear"; Ohio Pastel Artists League 

2014    Honorable Mention (pastel): "River Snag"; Worthington Area Art League 

2013    Honorable Mention (pastel): "Beets Me"; Worthington Area Art League

2012    3st Place (oil): “Hot Pink Roses”; Central Ohio Plein Air

2010    1st Place (oil): “Fall at Scioto Park”; Worthington Area Art League


2018  Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio)

2017  Gallery 22, Delaware OH 

2016   Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH 

2014, 2015   Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville OH

2013-17 Church at Mill Run, Worthington Area Art League exhibit, Hilliard OH

2005-18 High Road Gallery, Worthington OH

2009-18 McConnell Art Center, Worthington OH

2006, 2014 Inniswood Metro Park, Innis House, Westerville OH

2011, 2017 Gallery at Worthington United Methodist Church, Worthington OH

2008, 2010, 2014, 2017 The Arts Castle, Delaware OH

2009, 2013-18  Sunbear Studio, Alexandria OH

2006-2014 Motorists Mutual Gallery, Columbus OH

2006, 2009 Anthem Insurance Gallery, Worthington OH

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