Thursday, November 12, 2015

Article - "We Speak"

Just out: my article in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine on the "We Speak" show currently at the Woodmere Art Museum. Take a look if you can get hold of one. The reproductions are so beautiful. And go see this show if you're in the Philadelphia area. It's truly amazing, humbling, and inspiring!

We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s

Woodmere Art Museum
September 26, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Artists Eliza Auth (l) and Nancy Bea Miller (r) judging "100 Years of Art" at Harcum College  photo credit: Amy Shumoski
I was delighted to be invited to judge Harcum College's exhibition, 100 Years of Art, along with artist Eliza Auth. The work was extremely varied in every way making this a tough judging challenge! I especially appreciated having a co-judge to discuss the choices with. I've been invited to judge several other shows this past year, solo, so this colleague process made a nice change!

The show looks wonderful in the Marlo Little Theatre, which has been turned into a light-filled chapel of art with the help of perfectly proportioned temporary walls. It looks like it was meant to be an art gallery, although we were told it usually is used for lectures, musical recitals and yoga classes!

100 Years of Art
September 17 - October 22, 2015
Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre
Opening Reception & Awards - Thursday, September 17, 5:45pm - 9pm
Exhibit Open for Self-Guided Tours - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am - 1pm and Wednesdays, 5-7pm through October 22

The jurors were requested to exhibit a piece of their own, and here is mine:

Big Magnolia, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, 2012
For more information on the show:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Panel at PAFA

Life & Work and & Art & Family: Is a Balance Possible?
A Panel Discussion with Michael Kowbuz, Nancy Bea Miller and Susan White
Wednesday, July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Hamilton Auditorium
PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Presence  oil on canvas  2014  24 x 30 inches   Nancy Bea Miller
This panel discussion will range over the issues artists confront when they integrate their studio practice into a life that may include work obligations, the pull of close relationships, and the everyday distractions of Netflix, yard work and answering emails. We’ll discuss time management, studio set-ups, and maintaining supportive connections with art communities.
Michael Kowbuz is the co-founder of Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio and the Director of Continuing Education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Nancy Bea Miller is a painter, photographer, and author. She currently teaches art at Montgomery County Community College and the Main Line Art Center.
Susan White lives in Philadelphia and currently teaches Non-Toxic Printmaking Methods in the Book Arts/Printmaking Department at The University of the Arts and in the Visual Studies Department at Drexel University where she teaches
Space/Time and Printmaking. Susan White has also served as the Assistant Director of The Print Center; a non-profit arts organization which focuses on printmaking and photography.
Wednesday, July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Hamilton Auditorium
PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Freedom Gallery

I'm honored to be in this great show for a great cause:
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More about this show (it's getting good press!) can be read here.

To see an on-line gallery of the artwork click this link.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Whitemarsh Art Center Plein Air Day!

Whitemarsh Township Plein Air Paint Out

I am scheduled be the judge for this fun-sounding plein air painting event sponsored by the Whitemarsh Art Center, this coming Saturday May 16. For more info or to download the registration form click here.  Should be a fun day and there is a surprisingly serious amount of prize money (cash) on offer!

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Saturday, May 16th, paint from 8-4. Raindate Sunday, May 17th
Juried - CASH awards

Awards reception Saturday, May 23rd, from 4-5:30pm
Juror: Nancy Bea Miller

Paint anywhere in Whitemarsh Township, Chestnut Hill College Campus or Morris Arboretum.
Plus, added this year, the Borough of Conshohocken.
Up to two entries per person.  All medums welcome.   Ages 18 and up.
Cash prizes!
1st prize=$500
3rd= $100
People's Choice=$100
Honorable Mention=$50

Come paint!
Cash prizes and opportunities to exhibit and sell your work.
Paint anywhere in Whitemarsh Township, the Borough of Conshohocken, Maple Acres Farm,
The Morris Arboretum, and Chestnut Hill College.

All mediums welcome. Submit up to 2 pieces. Ages 18+
Questions? email

Saturday, May 16th, paint from 8 - 4pm
Drop off at 5:00pm to the Art Center, 100 Cedar Grove Rd, Conshohocken

Jurying begins at 5:30pm
Awards announced at 6:30pm. Open to the public.

AWARDS RECEPTION on May 23rd, from 4 - 5:30pm

Pre-Registration REQUIRED.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Magazine feature

My painting Painting Girl (oil on canvas, 36 x 24", 2013) is featured (detail) in the new issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (April 2015), page 122.

You can see the full size version of the painting on my website:

Friday, February 6, 2015

Women Artists of Philadelphia

My work is included in this group exhibition:
Women Artists of Philadelphia
February 6-28, 2015
Artists' House Gallery
57 North Second Street
Philadelphia PA  19106
Opening: Friday Feb 6 5-8 pm
Reception: Sunday Feb 8 2-5 pm

Josh Marsh o/c 24 x 20 

Gerbera and Peaches o/c 16 x 24

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Faculty Exhibit MC3

Mia in Profile o/c on panel NBMiller 2014
I have two pieces in the Faculty and Invited Alumni exhibit at Montgomery County Community College in Bluebell, PA.  The show opened Monday, January 26, and continues through Friday, February 13. 
A special "Meet the Artists" reception will be held Wednesday, February 4, 5-7 p.m. Music and Light Refreshments will be served. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Fine Arts Center
Montgomery County Community College
Central Campus
340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA  19422

Montgomery County Community College
Fine Arts Center
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 - 215.641.6300

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Teaching Winter/Spring 2015

~Yes, there's a whole lot of teaching going on this semester~

1) My Figure Drawing class at the Main Line Art Center is on Thursday nights, 1/22/15-3/12/15,  6:30-9:30 pm.  As usual, we will explore many different mediums and methods, and people are free to draw using the materials of their choice: charcoal, graphite, pastel, etc. On request, the class is now open to water media painting too! All levels welcome. Info here:

If you'd like to see an album of student work from the past class or two here's that link:

2) I'm teaching an introductory Watercolor Painting class at Montgomery County Community College. As some people know, these classes are open to all Montgomery county residents and can be taken not just for credit, but as "continuing education" at a very reasonable cost. There's also no pre-requisite for people not taking the class for credit. This semester the class runs January 21-May 12, Monday & Wednesday, 12:55-2:55 pm, on the Bluebell, PA campus. You can get the registration info on the MC3 website:  Look for Watercolor Painting ART*222*EC (20720)

3) I'll also be teaching an Art History class at Montgomery County Community College, but it is already full.

4) In addition, I am teaching a mixed level Drawing 1 & 2 class at Montgomery County Community College. This class is also fully enrolled.

Thanks for your interest!

PPAP show in the Press!

The Artists in the show: Lexi Thomas, Niloofar GH, Nancy Bea Miller, Mike Manley, Alina Osipov Sentman, William Sentman, Jen Polillo, Charles Newman

The Philadelphia Plein Air Painters show at the Newark Arts Alliance has been receiving some excellent press:

The Newark Post

Plein Air Collector

Philadelphia Plein Air Painters Blog

"White Horse" plein air painting 2012 oil on canvas 18 x 24  Nancy Bea Miller

Group Exhibition in Delaware

Philadelphia Plein Air Painters at NAA

This group show features works by artists in the Philadelphia Plein Air Painters. Artists exhibiting: Niloofar GH, Mike Manley, Nancy Bea Miller, Charles Newman, Alina Osipov, Jen Polillo, William Sentman, Lexi Thomas.
"The Philadelphia Plein Air Painters is a group of students and alumni from the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, who have come together through their love of chasing light and painting on location in the outdoors. Although each artist has his or her own individual voice and painting style, the group’s work as a whole shares a common passion for careful observation of color and light, as well as the academic painting tradition.
Urban, suburban, seaside or country–everything is a subject for their brushes and palettes." ~NAA
On view: January 6, 2015 – January 31, 2015.
Reception:  Friday, January 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Suite 102
Market East Plaza
Newark, DE 19711    
(302) 266-7266