Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fast Upcoming Etegami Workshop!


photo credit: Andria Kaskey

I will be leading an Intro to Etegami mini workshop this coming Saturday February 10, 2018, at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pennsylvania. I am told it is nearly fully enrolled, but I am pretty sure we could squeeze in another person or two. If you are interested, don't delay! The more the merrier.

photo credit: Andria Kaskey

This is a quick, fun, three-hour introduction to the art of etegami. You can click here to read an excellent account of what one of these workshops is like, blogged by a talented artist who took the class a few years ago. People who have taken previous etegami workshops, or are already etegami adepts, are also welcome to attend, but may be more interested in taking next month's short workshop, Continuing with Etegami, which will be held on March 17th.

Friday, December 22, 2017

PAFA Etegami Workshop

On December 2, 2017  I was happy to lead an Etegami Workshop through the continuing education department at PAFA, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I was very lucky to get a great group of students and we had a lot of fun and made a lot of excellent etegami. People learned to carve their own hanko (signature stamps) as well. A great day and a pleasure to be back at PAFA!

This studio space was absolutely perfect for group etegami.

A small sampling of some of the beautiful work from the workshop. 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

December Group Show

I have four paintings in the new group show at F.A.N. Gallery in old city Philadelphia! The opening reception is tomorrow, Friday December 1, 2017, 5-8 p.m! All are welcome. The show is up through December 30th. 🌟
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For more information: https://www.thefangallery.com/

F.A.N. Gallery

221 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-5155
fan@thefangallery.com

Buzzfeed List

Very pleased and surprised to be included in a Buzzfeed list "100 Facebook Portraits." My piece, titled "Signifier," is number 79 if you're scrolling through, and was inspired by and modeled for by my friend, artist Marie Manski. Many thanks to Buzzfeed writer Didi Menendez for including me! 
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Read the full article here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j24n68


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Summer Show in a New Gallery

"Pink Roses with Mints", oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches
I'm tickled pink to have been invited to be in "Summer Paintings" at F.A.N. Gallery in Old City Philadelphia! I have four pieces in the show.
July 7 - August 19, 2017
Opening Receptions:
Friday, July 7, 5-9 PM
Friday August 4, 5-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 to 6 PM
F.A.N. Gallery
221 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-5155
fan@thefangallery.com


At the fun first opening reception with fellow artists Rachel Constantine (l) and Susan O'Reilly (r!) There's another reception on Friday August 4 if you missed the first one.
For more information on this show please see: https://www.thefangallery.com/


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