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Reviews

 

Nancy Stark of Roanoke, Virginia, came across one of her best painting subjects purely by accident. She was watching trains with her husband, an avid train watcher, and was struck by the distinct shadow patterns and bright sunlight on the train cars.
— Lynne Moss Perricelli - Watercolor Magazine Winter 2007

Most of us have bits and pieces gathering dust in a drawer or box, just waiting for someone to give them new life as a visual reminiscence on a canvas or board. Beginning with what many of us might discard, Stark organizes all that into snug little compositions with just a few colors, initiating stories that might have been overheard at a family reunion. As we see the completed piece, it is easy to recall the stories of our own families or friends.
— Nancy Newhard - Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center

Incredible work!
— Caro Chase

 

PRESS

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Article
Features

La passion du rail, Practique des Arts No 114 31janvier/28Mars 2014
The Best Paintings of 2014, Watercolor Artist February 2015
2008 Best in Show, Watercolor Artist February 2009
Getting Down the Essentials, Watercolor Magazine, Winter 2007
Painting History in a Lavish New Light, CITY Magazine, March 2007

 

Book
Features

Two Yellow Rockers was selected to appear in Best of Watercolor: Painting Light and Shadow, Rockport Publishers
Yesterday's News graces the cover of Remembrances, a published collection of newspaper columns from Rockingham County, Virginia

 

Collections

 

Public Spaces

Carilion Clinic Foundation
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Home Town Bank
Rockingham Memorial Hospital
Augusta Medical Center
CapCo Machinery
Blue Ridge Community College
Numerous Private Collections 


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A Rolling Canvas was selected in 2018 for the Roanoke, Virginia Art on the Bus Program, appearing on the side of a Valley Metro Bus

 
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Memberships

I have been awarded signature memberships in:

American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
Southern Watercolor Society
San Diego Watercolor Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Virginia Watercolor Society
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Missouri Watercolor Society

 

Exhibitions + Shows

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Solo Shows

Bluefield Art Center
Bluefield, West Virginia
November/December 2018

Lynchburg Academy of Fine Art
Lynchburg, Virginia
January 2013

This Century Art Gallery
Williamsburg, Virginia
May 2013

O. Winston Link Museum
Roanoke, Virginia
October/November 2010
March 2007

University of Virginia Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia
July/September 2010

Shenandoah Valley Art Center
Waynesboro, Virginia
March/April 2008

Logan Gallery
North Cross School

Roanoke, Virginia
January 2008

Alleghany Highlands
Arts and Crafts Center

Clifton Forge, Virginia
August/September 2008

R.R. Smith Center for Art and History
Staunton, Virginia
July/August 2007

Abingdon Arts Depot
Abingdon, Virginia
August/September 2006
 

 

 

 

Group Shows

Signature 9 Gallery
Roanoke, Virginia
2004 - 2015

"Five Artists, Five Friends, Five Years"
Chuck Mathena Center
Princeton, Virginia
July/August 2009

Gallery Representation

Lindor Arts
Roanoke, Virginia

Market Gallery
Roanoke, Virginia

 

Recent Awards

 

2018

  Orange Crush   2018 Blick Art Materials Purchase Award  National Watercolor Society San Pedro, California

Orange Crush
2018 Blick Art Materials Purchase Award
National Watercolor Society
San Pedro, California

  On The Near Track   2018 Ralph Smith Memorial Award   Virginia Watercolor Society Salem, Virginia

On The Near Track
2018 Ralph Smith Memorial Award
Virginia Watercolor Society
Salem, Virginia

 
 

2017

  Resting On His Sails   2017 James R. Wilkins Outstanding Achievement Award   Virginia Watercolor Society Winchester, Virginia

Resting On His Sails
2017 James R. Wilkins Outstanding Achievement Award
Virginia Watercolor Society
Winchester, Virginia

  Sidelined Again   2017 Award of Excellence  New River Art Show Floyd, Virginia

Sidelined Again
2017 Award of Excellence
New River Art Show
Floyd, Virginia

  Yard Work   2017 Blick Award  Missouri Watercolor Society St. Louis, Missouri

Yard Work
2017 Blick Award
Missouri Watercolor Society
St. Louis, Missouri

  Come Sail Away   2017 First Place Mixed Media  Expressions, Piedmont Art Center Martinsville, Virginia

Come Sail Away
2017 First Place Mixed Media
Expressions, Piedmont Art Center
Martinsville, Virginia


2016

  The Space Between   2016 Morris Shubin Memorial Award  American Watercolor Society New York, New York

The Space Between
2016 Morris Shubin Memorial Award
American Watercolor Society
New York, New York

  Rusting in Roanoke   2016 Juror's Choice Award  Central Virginia Watercolor Society Charlottesville, Virginia

Rusting in Roanoke
2016 Juror's Choice Award
Central Virginia Watercolor Society
Charlottesville, Virginia

  Old REO   2016 Award of Merit  Virginia Watercolor Society Gloucester, Virginia

Old REO
2016 Award of Merit
Virginia Watercolor Society
Gloucester, Virginia

 

 

PAST AWARDS

2014

High Winds Medal, American Watercolor Society, New York, New York
Third Place, Virginia Watercolor Society, Lynchburg, Virginia
Gold Medal Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Hyattsville, Maryland

2013

Best in Show, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, Virginia

2012

Fourth Place President’s Award, Virginia Watercolor Society, Hampton, Virginia
Allen Ingalls Palmer Watercolor Award, Taubman Museum Art Show, Roanoke, Virginia

2011

Jack Richeson Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Bethesda, Maryland
Air Float Award, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Air Float Award, Alabama Watercolor Society, Tuscumbia, Alabama
Second Place, Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, Virginia
Blair Wiley Fishwick Award, Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, Virginia
Honorable Mention, Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, Virginia
Second Place, Central Virginia Watercolor Show, Charlottesville, Virginia
Award of Merit, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Virginia
Waterworks Award, Lynchburg Art Show, Lynchburg, Virginia

2010

Best in Show, National Juried Art Exhibition, Lynchburg, VA
Second Place, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Show, Charlottesville, VA
Blue Grass Country Award, Southern Watercolor Society, Madisonville, KY
Air Float Award, New England Watercolor Society, Gloucester, MA
Award, Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Bethesda, MD
Award, Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition, Glen Allen, VA
Don Andrews Award, San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA
Painting Award, Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA
Judges Choice Award, Virginia Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA
N.B. Handy Award, Lynchburg Outdoor Show, Lynchburg, VA
Honorable Mention, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

2009

Second Place, Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA
International Exhibition Director’s Award, San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego CA
Sarrvik’s Award, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Show, Lexington, VA
Merit Award, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, VA
Honorable Mention, Virginia Watercolor Society, Lorton, VA
Art Commission Award, 30th Annual City Art Show, Roanoke, VA
Judge’s Choice Award, Virginia Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA
Best in Show, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Show, Charlottesville, VA
Award, Pikes Peak Watercolor Exhibit, Pueblo, CO

2008

First Place 40th Anniversary Award of Excellence, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit, Golden, Colorado
Visions Critique Group Award, San Diego Watercolor Society Show, San Diego, CA
Award of Distinction, Virginia Watercolor Society Show, Roanoke, VA
Lou Pinto Memorial Award, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, VA
Southern Photo Award, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Show, Lexington, VA
Bendann Art Gallery Award, Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Show, Bethesda, MD
Third Place, Montpelier Regional Show, Montpelier, VA
First Place, Fine Arts Center New River Valley, Pulaski, VA
First Place Painting, Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA

 

2007

Best in Show, New River Art, Blacksburg, VA
Award of Merit, Virginia Watercolor Society
Second Place, Smith Mountain Lake Art Show, Moneta, VA
Third Place, 10th Annual Show, Alexandria, VA
Honorable Mention, Dimensions, Winston-Salem, NC

 

2006

Best in Show/First Place Oil and Acrylic, Virginia Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA
Best in Show, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Show, Charlottesville, VA
Best in Show, Smith Mountain Lake Art Show, Moneta, VA
Airfloat System Award, National Watercolor Society Show, Fullerton, CA
Award of Excellence, Roanoke City Art Show, Roanoke, VA
Jack Richeson, Gold Palette Award, National Show, Southport, NC
Second Place, Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA
Third Place, Dimensions, Winston-Salem, NC

 

2005

Best in Show, Smith Mountain Lake Art Show, Moneta, VA
First Place Watercolor, Virginia Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA
First Place Watercolor, Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA
Honorable Mention, Southern Watercolor Society Show

2004

Judges Choice, 40th Annual Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, VA
Members Award, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Show, Charlottesville, VA
Honorable Mention, 7th Annual National Art Exhibition, Montpelier, VA

 

2003

Second Place Watercolor, Virginia Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA
Third Place, Smith Mountain Lake Art Show, Moneta, VA
Nell Beyers Honorary Award of Excellence, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Show, Lexington, VA
Award of Distinction, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, VA
Bowles Award for Watercolor, 39th Annual Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, VA
Elinor Hopkins Award, 39th Annual Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, VA