Nancy Satin moved to Boston from New York in 1974. She studied pottery and glaze chemistry with Trudi Curtis at Clay Design II in Marblehead, and in 1978, she established her own studio and won an Honorable Mention at the Marblehead Festival of the Arts. She participated in A Member’s Show of New Works at the Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston and won an Honorable Mention at the Swampscott Arts Association. Her whimsical pottery was sold by the Quadrum Gallery in Chestnut Hill and Jubilation Gallery in Newton Centre. She had her first solo exhibition at the Newton Free Library and another at the Calypso Cafe on Tremont Street in Boston. Her work was in the Goodfellow Catalog of Wonderful Things for Home & Office in 1985, and until 1987, she was represented by the Judith N. Wolov Gallery at the Boston Design Center. Life intruded, and Nancy spent the next eight years manufacturing women’s belts in her own company in Waltham, called Fashion Technologies.
After selling her business in 1995, Nancy started experimenting with new mediums for her art. She studied at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA, until 2006, exploring stone carving with Bart Uchida, drawing with Duddy Fletcher, and both dry & oil pastels and painting with Jill Pottle. She began her long association with the Acorn Gallery & School of Art in Marblehead, MA, in 1998, starting her life as an oil painter the next year, under the tutelage of Debra Freeman Highberger, then Jack Highberger and Alexis Baliotis. She continues to study at the Acorn ongoing. Coming of age in the 60’s, much of Nancy’s work shows how much she has been influenced by the art of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, John Wesley and Alex Katz.
Nancy’s drawings and paintings were included in various student shows at the DeCordova Museum from 1996-2006. She reestablished her connections with the Marblehead Festival of the Arts, exhibiting sculpture, drawings and paintings every summer since 1996. She won an Outstanding Work in 2002. The Swampscott Arts Association has awarded her a First Place, a Second Place, 2 Merit Awards and an Honorable Mention since she started exhibiting there in 2000. Nancy’s work has been shown at the BallenIsles Art Expo, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, every January since 2006. On November 29, 2011, a solo exhibition of 24 of her contemporary oil paintings opened in Palm Beach, FL, at John DeMedeiros on Worth Avenue. From March to September of 2012, her still life, Life Is Just a…, was included in an exhibition at the Lynn Museum in Lynn, MA, celebrating the 115th anniversary of the Museum and Historical Society. Several of her works are on exhibit at the Acorn Gallery in Marblehead, MA, every summer. In the 2012 Adult Student exhibit at Acorn, a juried show that year only, she was awarded Second Place for Blowin’ in the Wind. In October, 2013, Nancy’s work was exhibited at a Pop-Up Gallery at Loft 227 in New York, with over 150 art lovers attending the opening reception. In 2014, in addition to the annual BallenIsles Art Show in January and the Marblehead Arts Festival in July, Nancy’s work was selected for an exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum in Tequesta, FL, called Best of the Clubs, opening on November 17th and running until January 10, 2015. Her work was in the 2015 BallenIsles Art Expo, the 2015 Marblehead Festival of the Arts and the 2016 BallenIsles Art Expo and will be shown in July at the 2016 Marblehead Festival of the Arts.
Nancy Satin has studios in Boston, MA and Palm Beach, FL.
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