Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New magazine article


An article I wrote has just come out in the June 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. Pages 50-55 (it's actually the centerfold...woo hoo!) My piece explores and discusses the newest work of artist Alexandra Tyng (which will be on view exhibition at Dowling Walsh Gallery, opening June 2, through June 25th.)

Hope you get a chance to read it!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Etegami Workshop this coming Weekend


ETEGAMI WORKSHOP (all levels)
Nancy Bea Miller
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May 13, 2017
Session: Spring
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Member: $39.00 | Non-Member: $45.00
More info: http://public.mainlineart.org/public/ClassDisplay.faces
Etegami is a kind of Japanese-inspired folk art that combines ink and watercolor paintings with words, on postcards. They are meant to be sent but can be cherished as a visual diary as well. The motto of Etegami is "Clumsy is fine. It is good to be clumsy." making it a fun way even for people with no art-making experience to find success and have fun. Additionally, it's a refreshing art excursion for accomplished artists as well. Truly, the art of Etegami meets you wherever you are!

Interest in Etegami is growing, world-wide and there are numerous international shows and clubs to enter and join, if the Etegami bug bites deep! For a great illustrated intro to etegami read this article: https://beyond-calligraphy.com/2017/01/10/introduction-art-etegami/


Materials needed for etegami are simple and few. If you have any watercolor supplies, even left over from childhood, and a Sharpie marker or two, then you're all set. If you have a bottle of waterproof ink too, that's a plus, but I have lots of ink and other equipment to share. Every level of experience is welcome in this fun, relaxing and energizing class! 



With an etegami inspired by Dragon Fruit and Ursula K. LeGuin.

If you'd like a student's perspective on what happens in a typical etegami workshop a recent student surprised me by writing a nice long blog-post about our class! Here it is:http://andria-drawingnear.blogspot.com/2016/09/etegami-japanese-mail-art.html 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New One-Person Show!


NANCY BEA MILLER
Paintings

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 13
5:30 until 8:30 pm
Exhibition continues to April 29

GALLERY 222
222 East King Street
Malvern, PA  19355
610-608-6636

Hours: Wed thru Sat 11-5
Sun thru Tuesday by appointment

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art Watercolor videos

Here's a cool thing that happened recently. I got asked to be the demonstration artist for four technique videos made by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for this exhibition:


How watercolor became an American phenomenon
March 1, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Shooting video like this was something completely new to me, and it was exciting, a truly fascinating process. I have new appreciation for every Art Video I've ever seen, now that I understand more about what goes into it. Such a lot! The paper conservation staff and the video people were prepared, professional and ready for everything, and the day flew by. The videos turned out GREAT!

Painting in front of a whole bunch of cameras
Taking a short break while they set up the next shot.
Curator Kathleen A. Foster at the opening reception.






My husband and I enjoying the reception.
Thrilled to be a tiny part of this fantastic show!
Quick shot of one of the four videos
starring my right hand. It was
 weird but cool overhearing people
commenting on the videos!























This show is a must-see for anyone who loves Watercolor. It's almost like undergoing a series of wonderful shocks, seeing iconic painting after iconic painting, there on the wall right in front of your eyes! Plus an amazing "back up choir" of stellar works never seen before. And if you go, give a little nod to the video kiosks. Explaining a bit about the watercolor process was a brilliant idea and I could see that it really deepened the enjoyment of the show for many people. Maybe some viewers will even be inspired to start painting! 

For more information on the American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent exhibition:
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/851.html


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Faculty Show Poster Girl

I'm delighted to share that my piece "Painting Girl" was chosen as the Poster Image for the current MC3 Faculty show.
Image: "Painting Girl" o/c 36 x 24 inches Nancy Bea Miller 2014

It's fun, and a little startling, to see my image on posters, and flyers tacked up around campus. Gives that feeling of, "Wherever you go, there you are." LOL! It's a terrific show, the faculty at MC3 are really great, and it's interesting to see the alumni invitees excellent work mixed in as well!

Montgomery County Community College
ART FACULTY AND INVITED ART ALUMNI SHOW
Invitational - All Media
Wednesday, February 1, to Friday, February 24, 2017


Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

Fine Art Gallery
340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 

Fine Arts Center Gallery

Located at the Central Campus in Blue Bell, the Fine Arts Center Gallery is free and open to the community.
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. // Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. // Closed Saturday & Sunday

Saturday, September 17, 2016

INSIDE OUT exhibition

I'm very happy to have a few pieces in this show:
























INSIDE OUT 
An exhibition on perception
Carver Gallery 
September 20 - October 28th
Gallery Talk: September 20th 1-2 pm
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

938 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21204  phone 410-887-2775

"Lemon Surprise" oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Classes and Workshops

I'm teaching in a number of different venues right now:

1) Watercolor Painting at Montgomery County Community College, main campus. The class is currently full with a waiting list but you never know! ART 222 at https://www.mc3.edu/academics/courses/1055-art 

2) Etegami Workshop at Main Line Art Center. This should be really fun! Ink, watercolor and quotations. One day only, Saturday September 24, 1-4 pm. For more information and to register:  http://public.mainlineart.org/ 

3) Critique Group at Main Line Art Center. Starts next week: Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm September 13 - November 15. http://public.mainlineart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces?rst=1 (note: someone renamed it "Critique Club" in the prospectus, which sounds a little silly, but no worries, it's still serious, yet supportive, group critique!)

4) Private one-on-one Instruction, ongoing in my Manayunk studio. My availability for this is extremely limited, and I'm already pretty booked up, but I have been considering hosting a group Life Class in my studio. If this is something you might be interested in shoot me an email ASAP and I'll put you on the list to be contacted if/when I do go ahead with it. Space will be limited and I'll go down the list on a first come - first served basis.  

contact: info@nancybeamiller.com