© Nancy Jacey


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Nancy Jacey is a native of Richmond, Virginia and had a love for drawing and illustration from a young age. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (more commonly known as Virginia Tech,) in 2002, and earned her MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. She is a recognized member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and the International Guild of Realism. Nancy is an award-winning published artist. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector (April 2020 issue), To The Point (June 2020 issue) and Northern Virginia Magazine (January 2020 issue.) Other notable publications are Color Magazine, the Richmond Times Dispatch and The Directory of Illustration. In her free time, she teaches classes at her own studio, The Jacey Gallery, in Richmond, Virginia.

Artist Statement: Go big. Despite what appears to be the current trend of murkiness and minimalism, I prefer minutia and meticulousness. I work in acrylic, oil, and colored pencil. Details are important. That is why I prefer to create large-scale, photo realistic works that focus on oft-overlooked characteristics. With that in mind, my process is admittedly a painstaking one, especially with my preference for Prismacolor pencils. Some have critiqued this as a form of over analysis, but in pursuing the precision of specificity, I find that the best way to emulate the world and capture things in a photo-realistic manner is to not cut corners, but rather to seek out as many minute elements as I can find. My colored pencil works often take hundreds of hours to complete. This is because, to me, each portion of a composition—no matter how small or seemingly insignificant—is just as important as any other part.

RECENT JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2020 "6th Annual Figures and Faces" September Online Exhibition, Fusion Art
2020 CPSA 28th International Exhibition, Colored Pencil Society of America, Juror Chris Valle
2020 "People" Gallery Ring
2020 "Created in Isolation" Light Space & Time
2020 Spring Salon International Exhibition, The International Guild of Realism
2020 "Flowers" January Online All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2020 Explore This 16! International, Colored Pencil Society of America, Juror R. Lynn Whitelaw
2020 "Landscapes" January Online Juried Exhibition, Fusion Art
2019 "OPEN" September Online All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2019 "Botanicals" August Online Juried Exhibition, Light Space & Time
2019 In the Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, VA
2019 Winter Juried All-Media Show, Crossroads Art Center, VA
2018 Fall Juried All-Media Show, Crossroads Art Center, VA
2016 "3rd Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition." The Montpelier Center for Arts
and Education," VA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019/2020 Vulcan Muse Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, VA
2018 Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery, VA
2017 Richmond Times Dispatch Gallery, VA
2017 Paul R. Kramer Gallery, VA
2016 C’est Le Vin Art Gallery, VA
2016 Midway Gallery, VA
2016 General’s Ridge Vineyard, VA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Chasen Galleries. VA
2019 Chasen Galleries, VA
2019 “Art with a Point,” Allure Art Gallery, VA
2019 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, VA
2019 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, VA
2019 Crossroads Art Center, VA
2018 Crossroads Art Center, VA
2018 Allure Art Gallery, VA
2017 United Network for Organ Sharing, VA
2016 Glouster Arts on Main, VA
2016 Montpelier Center for the Arts, VA
2015 Destination Gallery, VA

AWARDS
2020 Emerald Award, “People,” June All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2020 Top 20 Artist and Honorable Mention, “Created in Isolation,” Light Space & Time
2020 Finalist, “Flowers,” January All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2020 Crystal Award of Merit, “Flowers,” January All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2020 Finalist, “Landscapes,” All Media Exhibition, Fusion Art
2019 8th Place (Top 15), “Botanicals,” Art Exhibition in Painting & Other Media, Light Space & Time
2019 Special Merit, “Botanicals,” Art Exhibition in Painting & Other Media, Light Space & Time
2019 Finalist, “OPEN” All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring
2019 Crystal Award of Merit, “OPEN” All Media Exhibition, Gallery Ring

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VA
The Jacey Gallery, VA
Jacey Vineyards, VA