Nancy Satin moved to Boston from New York in 1974. She began studying 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, MA 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 continued to study at the Acorn with Aj Rombach until the end of 2018, when she and her husband moved from Swampscott, MA to Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 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 from 1996 to 2018. She won an Outstanding Work in 2002 and the People’s Choice Award in Senior Art in 2018. 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 exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum in Tequesta, FL, called Best of the Clubs, from November, 2014 to January, 2015; she exhibited there again from March to April of 2017 and again in 2018 and 2019.
In April of 2017, two of her works, Dancing With the Stars and Film Noir, were included in the Special Merit Award Category of the Figurative Art Exhibition at the Light Space & Time Online Gallery. In September of 2017, she was one of the 40 artists who received Special Recognition, and two of her paintings, Closeup and Pipe Dreams, were included in the 7th Annual “Open” Art Competition—Painting & Other Media, at lightspacetime.art. In October, she won a Special Merit Award for Aquarium in their Seascapes Art Exhibition and received Special Recognition in the Painting & Other Media category for Modern Family, on view online for the month of October, 2017. Out of Reach was recognized with a Special Recognition Award in the Nature 2017 Art Exhibition in November. The new year brought her a Special Merit Award for Madeleine at 15 and Special Recognition for Haven’t I Seen You Here Before? in the All Women Art Exhibition at the Light Space & Time Online Gallery, while Looking for Love won Special Merit and Rising received Special Recognition in their Figurative 2018 Art Exhibition. Rising Again, her black and white version of the grisaille, Rising, won Special Merit in a non-themed Vacation Special Art Competition, and Reach won Special Merit in an Open Art Exhibition. 2019 brought Special Recognition for Diva in the 8th Annual All Women Art Exhibition and for Madison & 33rd l circa 1952 in the 9th annual Cityscapes Exhibition. Visit lightspacetime.art for slideshows of their current exhibitions.
Nancy Satin has a studio in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
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