Bold - Subtle
Reflections and Connections
My work is rooted in the reflections and connections that happen in our relationships, our actions, and our desires. These reflections and connections come from our true identity and origin.
The spontaneity of life, the joy, the sensitivity, the playfulness, the hope, the fullness are springboards for my abstract expressions.
My color palette is planned to some degree, but the beginnings of my work leap from the unknown. With risk, enthusiasm, and uninhibited creative movements like a child, I start. What a piece will ultimately look like is an unknown adventure and that adds to the fun of my abstracts. As a sense of lively order and direction arise this makes way for occasional intentional strokes that help complete the painting. My additional delight is the use of complementary colors and subdued colors – they bring a punch and dulled softness, respectively.
Such fullness of life we were made for and from! This abundance I have encountered and want to visually express. If the viewer is uplifted in one way or another, then a small touch of fullness has happened. In this I am thankful.
My Abstracts generally fall into one of three groupings – Adventuresome Abstracts, Restful Abstracts, or Relational Abstracts.
Nancy Teague grew up in western Nebraska. Her youthful years included horseback riding, fishing, hiking in nearby bluffs, ice skating, piano, flute, art, Exchange Student to Australia, student government, working in her mom’s bookstore, and helping clean her dad’s law office. Her two brothers, a sister, and Spotty the dog made for many memorable interactions.
Teague graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.F.A. in Education. Upon graduation she became employed in the Lincoln Public Schools as a Junior High Art teacher. She loved her students. After three years of teaching, Teague began her art career in painting.
Her husband, family, friends, and faith are keys in her life. The icing on the cake would be her seven delightful grandchildren.
For several decades Teague painted realism, focusing on the effects of natural light on close up perspectives of ordinary, often discarded, objects. Later in her career she shifted to abstracts due to a deeper understanding of life and eternal purpose that released a well spring of joy which spilled over onto her canvas.
Teague has shown in several nationally recognized art fairs, such as Coconut Grove Miami FL, Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver CO, and Plaza Art Fair Kansas City MO. She has won numerous awards and has work in corporate and private collections across the country.
2017 Bone Creek Agrarian Museum 150 artworks for 150 years Nebraska Statehood. May 22-July 29, 2017 The Reader article 'A Bone (Creek) To Pick'.
2017 Leopold Gallery & Art Consulting Kansas City, MO - Four Person Show April-May 2017
2017 Still Point Art Gallery "It Isn't Easy Being Green" Competition - Online Exhibition Spring 2017
Winter 2017 Art Move Issue Ten- featured artist review by J. Fatima Martins
2016 Commission for Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Executive Conference Room. Diptych (Acrylic on Canvas 72"x96") installed August 2016
2016 Still Point Art Gallery "The River" Competition - Online Exhibition Aug 2- Oct 31, 2016
2016 Mark Arts Wichita, KS - Abstract National Exhibition July 8 - Aug 28, 2016
2016 Bryan East Campus (Lincoln NE) The Gallery - Solo Show - Aug 1-28, 2016
2016 Strecker-Nelson Gallery Manhattan, KS - Group Exhibition - Jan 15 - Feb 27, 2016
2015 Still Point Gallery "Simplicity" Competition - Online Exhibition Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2015
2015 Medici UNL Art Department Fund Raiser and Exhibit - Feb 2015
2015 Bold Brush Online January Competition FAV15%
2015 Octagon Center For The Arts National Juried All-Media Exhibition
2013 Still Point Gallery "Winter Splendor" Exhibition - 'Award for Best Painting or Drawing - "Wintry Cardinal Wheeeee!" acrylic Nancy Teague - Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
2012 NOAPS Annual 'Best of America' Exhibition Dunnegan Gallery of Art Bolivar MO Oct-Dec 2012
2012 Still Point Gallery Online Exhibition "Elements of Art: Texture" - Fall 2012
2012 Richard Schmid 17th Annual Fine Art Competition/Auction Bellvue, CO Sep 2,2012
2012 International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) 4th Annual Online Open Competition/Exhibition May 2012
2012 Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, CO 25th Annual 'Art & Soul' Exhibit Feb 2012
2011-2012 Ruminate Magazine Visual Art Prize - Honorable Mention "Have A Chair"
2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 1st National Juried Art Show and Competition Scottsdale, AZ Apr-May 2011
2010 BoldBrush Online Painting October Competition - Best of Show "Bug In The Grass" - Oct 2010
2010 NOAPS Signature Artists Exhibit Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery Estes Park, CO Jun-Jul 2010
2010 National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) "Best of America 2010 Exhibit Dunnegan Gallery of Art Bolivar, MO Sep-Oct 2010
1996,1995,1994,1993,1992 National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society 'Best of America' Exhibit Osage Beach, MO
1995,1994,1993,1992,1991 Art in the Woods - Seven State Competition Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS
1993,1992 Fred Wells Exhibition - Twelve State Competition Elder Gallery Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
1991 Images of Nebraska Touring Exhibit, Metropolitan Arts Council/America Express Omaha, NE Jun-Oct 1991
Still Point Arts Quarterly Spring 2017 "It's Hard Being Green" Competition
Art Move Magazine Issue Ten Winter 2017 "Nancy Teague's Creative Liberation" - Review by J. Fatima Martins
Still Point Arts Quarterly Winter Edition 2015 "Simplicity" Competition
Still Point Arts Quarterly Fall 2014 Issue No. 15 "Earth Water Fire Air: Our World in Abstract" Competition
Still Point Arts Quarterly Spring 2013 Issue No. 9 "Ordinary Everyday Objects" Competition
Still Point Arts Quarterly Fall 2012 Issue No 7 "Elements of Art: Texture" Competition
Ruminate Magazine Winter 2011-2012 Issue 22
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KSU College of Business Administration Manhattan KS
Doane College Crete, NE
Bennett Martin Public Library Lincoln, NE
Burlington Northern Overland Park, KS
Integrated Marketing Services Omaha, NE
Oliver & Shopen Insurance Agency Overland Park, KS