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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.

Nancy Teague

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2017 Gallery 1516 Omaha, NE - 2017 Nebraska Artist Biennial - showcasing the best in Nebraska  Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017

2017 Mark Arts, Wichita KS, National All Media Exhibition  Sep 8-Oct 15, 2017

2017 Commission for Fair Haven, Birmingham, AL. Diptych - each 96"x60"x1". Acrylic on Canvas. Installed Oct 2017.

2017 Strecker Nelson West Gallery "In The Mind's Eye" Group Show. Aug 25-Oct 28 2017

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  - 72"x96x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas. 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


The Reader Omaha, NE "A Bone Creek To Pick" July 2017, on the Bone Creek Museum Sesquicentennial Show

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

Corporate Collections 

Liberty Hospital   Liberty MO

Norterre  Liberty MO

Fair Haven   Birmingham AL

KSU College of Business Administration   Manhattan KS

Doane College   Crete, NE

Burlington Northern  Overland Park, KS

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