Friday, July 24, 2015

Nancy Teague Featured On

What a wonderful surprise to find my artwork highlighted on Empty Artists can submit their work but it does not mean it will be featured.

A big thank you to Cassie Rief for her encouraging critique!

Below is a copy of her write up.

Nancy Teague: Colorfully Expressive Acrylic Abstracts

"Nancy Teague’s impressionistic paintings are reflections of a fleeting moment or fanciful thought. Her loose, carefree style has garnered many awards and gained her acceptance in several prestigious art fairs, including the Cherry Creek Art Festival in Denver and the Coconut Grove Art Festival in Miami.

Beach Fronts is a great example of the moments Nancy captures in her abstract paintings. You can see lovely hints of a sultry day at sea, as long piers jet out into the crystal clear deep like mirages in a desert and buoys ride the gently lapping waves.

The colors Nancy picked to depict the ocean is bright and cool—perfectly reflecting the sea’s qualities. Haphazard, multi-colored squiggles are etched into the horizon, creating additional movement that complements her spontaneous paint strokes.

Moving from water to land, when I view City Parks, below, I see it as if I am in an airplane, high above the ground. Clouds cover part of the scenery, and the only thing higher is a sliver of blue sky, which you can see on the horizon.

A dazzling display of various greens peek out through the clouds, brightening the entire painting. It’s easy to imagine people strolling lazily through the park, jogging, or walking their dogs on a beautiful summer day.

As for this final painting, in her blog, Nancy say’s Blues Band

will move you with color and rhythm, and I have to agree. I love the complimentary blue and orange hues that create their own “bluesy” energy. Sections are carved out of the strip of blue in the middle of the painting, and it’s easy to imagine individual musical instruments, like a drum set or oboe, filling the empty space. The orange patterns above look like individuals in the band—I can’t help but visualize them grooving along to their music as the crowd listens in delight."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nancy Teague Participating UNL 19070-1973 Alum Artists Exhibition Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

How special to participate in the University of Nebraska Alum Artists Exhibition for 1970-1973 Art graduates.

The show is being displayed at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall on the UNL campus, Lincoln, NE.

Opening Reception was June 5th 5:00-7:00pm and a Closing Reception will be held August 7th 5:00-7:00pm.

My painting, "Ice Breaker" is part of the Exhibit.

"Ice Breaker" Acrylic 36x36 © Nancy Teague

"Ice Breaker", along with forty two other 1970-1973 UNL Artist Alums, at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, through August 7, 2015.

The Opening Reception had a great turn out of artists and art aficionados. Pete Pinnel, Professor UNL Department of Art, spearheads these Alum Exhibits. He gave an informative talk about his vision for these Alum Exhibits. What a great idea Pete!

Professor Pinnel also shared that many past and present UNL Art Professors will be present at the Closing Reception on August 7th. He said, "Be sure and attend the Closing!" Mark your calendar. Mine is.

This Exhibit can be viewed Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm. Admission is free. The Eisentrager-Howard gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall (one block east of 10th and T Street Lincoln, NE). Due to no summer UNL classes please stop by the Art Department Office (Room 120 Richards Hall) for access to the show.

Here is a list of the participating artist:

  • Anna Anderson
  • Karen Blessen
  • Rod Bouc
  • Tom Bouse
  • Susan Brasch
  • Mary Bruns
  • Jim Butler
  • Mary Butler
  • Mary Chaney
  • Jan Christensen
  • Margaret Conway
  • Bob Culver
  • Lynn Dance
  • Barbara Durham
  • Susan Eckenwalder
  • Ben Gibson
  • Marcia Goldenstein
  • Gretchen Hancock
  • Lawrence Hernandez
  • Chad Keel
  • Bernie McNally
  • Ron Milhoan
  • Ron Nordyke
  • Phil Perry
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Martha Pettigrew
  • Sheryl Piere
  • Max Reis
  • Tex Richters
  • Tom Riesing
  • Steve Ryan
  • Dee Schaad
  • Patricia Schulz
  • Melanie Schwartz
  • Jody Shields
  • Linda Stych
  • Mary Tanner
  • Nancy Teague
  • Shelley Thornton
  • Jan Weishaar
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Steve Yates
  • Dave Young

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nancy Teague Gallery Grand Opening at The Burkholder Project

Join Nancy at the  
Grand Opening of Nancy Teague Gallery  
at The Burkholder Project 719 P Street, Lincoln, NE
 on Friday May 1, 2015. 

Grand Opening hours 5:30pm-8pm

View her newest Expressive Abstract acrylic paintings. Here's a few.

Exit To Adventure 36x36 Acrylic

Follow Yellow Brick Road and More 30x30 Acrylic
The Plot Thickens 36x36 Acrylic

Nancy Teague Gallery is open weekly M-F 10am-4pm Sat 9-3pm, located at The Burkholder Project, 719 P Street, Lincoln, NE.

For a personal viewing with Nancy at her gallery contact Nancy at

See more work at

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blues Band by Nancy Teague and How Many Blues In A Blue Band

How many blues can be in a band?

How many Blues can a Blues Band play?

Even though my acrylic painting of Blues Band is a play on words - it can move you with color and rhythm.

Blues Band 30x48 Acrylic Nancy Teague
Check out the details of the painting in this video to see if it isn't so!

Hope you enjoy this fun painting.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nancy Teague Participates In UNL MEDICI Fundraiser

MEDICI 2015, the University of Nebraska Art Department's fundraising event experienced a packed audience on the evening of February 26 2015, at the UNL Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.
Medici UNL 2015 with Dan Howard Painting
This artsy event attracts art collectors from across Nebraska.

In previous years, Medici funding has purchased equipment such as the large electric kiln in Ceramics, a safer table saw and large lathe in the Fabrication Space, cameras, and a large-format vinyl cutter for the Digital Lab.

Last year MEDICI 2014 had a record fundraiser of more than $23,000.  This helped fund a new lighting studio for Photography. This year, MEDICI is planning to help with raw materials (bricks and steel) for its Kiln Construction course and pay for studio upgrades in Painting.

Medici also helps sponsor the UNL Visiting Artists Program, which brings nationally noted artist, scholars and critics to the Lincoln campus.

For the 2015 Medici fundraiser twenty artist had donated major artworks for sale.  Two works of art were available by silent auction - a Dan Howard painting and a glass piece by Omaha's Therman Statom.

In addition, sixty-five artist donated $100 art pieces for purchase.
Medici UNL 2015 - A few of the $100 Artworks for sale
Among the sixty-five, I was honored to be asked to participate. I am tickled to say that my painting, "A Tad Tickled", was quickly purchased!

"A Tad Tickled" 8x8 Acrylic on Canvas

©Nancy Teague

For more information on the Medici event go to the MEDICI website.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nancy Teague Painting In Octagon 2015 National Exhibit

Good news! My painting "Make A Splash" was accepted in the Octagon Center for the Arts National All Media Exhibit in Ames, Iowa.

Make A Splash Acrylic 36x36 (c)Nancy Teague
 This painting reminded me of the spontaneous playfulness of children.

Did you ever jump into a puddle and make a splash when you were little?
Puddles are just waiting to be jumped in by children.
Oh, the vibrant colors of delight that explode in such child-like fun!
Of course mom doesn't think so, knowing that puddles can create stains.

If you dared to jump in, wasn't it fun?
If you saw someone do it, didn't you want to follow suit?
What fun reflections we are made to be. Hence the double splash.

Unfortunately, in our 'grown-up' life
we fall into busy, distracted, or worn out,
so we don't play and make splashes.
This painting is a reminder to play and participate in a part of the fullness of life.
Splash! It does a body good!

Okay, back to the exhibit.

From 323 nation-wide submitted entries the juror selected 65 pieces of artwork for the exhibit. Octagon Center for the Arts' 2015 National Juried All-Media Exhibition will be on display through April 5th.

The juror's comment on the show - "The sheer number of entries in and of itself is a powerful indicator that this competition serves an important role as it gives many artists an opportunity to showcase their work.  I was impressed by the dedication and commitment of all the artists who entered." Juror Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

The opening reception was Friday evening on January 23rd.  The Gallery was packed!

An artsy good night was had by all.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Artist Carol R. Thompson Chosen by Nancy Teague for "Artists Choosing Artists" at The Burkholder Project

The Burkholder Project uses the month of January each year to have its resident artists select outside artists with whom to exhibit side by side.

This year I am delighted to have Carol R. Thompson as my guest artist.

Carol does engagingly serene, elegant, and sometimes humorous still lives. Her striking artwork can be seen at her website, here.

Recently she stretched beyond her still lives and did a wide open landscape. I love the  simplicity of her composition in "Orange Truck". The vastness with 'two passing'  expresses an interesting mixture of loneliness, endurance, and beauty.
"Orange Truck" 36x48
© Carol R. Thompson

The piece I will be showing alongside Carol's is my new painting, "Transport". Hey, they are talking about similar things!
"Transport" 40x30
© Nancy Teague

Artists Choosing Artist"
Friday Night Gallery Walk Opening Reception
January 9, 2015
The Burkholder Project
719 P St
Lincoln, NE

Join us if you can - lots of unique guest artists showing alongside The Burkholder Project Artists!