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Nancy Bossert

 

Art Statement

 Sentimental views, creative twists, speaking visually, allowing the viewer’s to create their own narrative seem to be constant as I approach the canvas.  My methods in the creative process use a wide realm of materials and techniques.  These materials include oil, acrylic, gesso, mixed media, pencil, encaustic, textiles, stoneware and more.  The approach and final product demonstrates my commitment to excellent craftsmanship, overall harmony, tonal palette, fluid imagination, and strength in knowing materials.  These factors mirror in my love to share knowledge in the teaching process.  Where, in teaching, I find creativity is the most difficult element to nurture in  individuals. Through teaching I can create so many more pieces in my head and reinforce the insights that kindle the unique.

 

 Thinking outside of the box is my normal as I paint, draw, and sculpt with a different perspective approach, using materials in a unique way, and combining the unusual.  As I approach the abstract subject my work takes on a dream like quality of fractal, non objective movement on the canvas.  Abstract works and figurative works will be created with brush and or palette knife.  These two dominant genres in my repertoire both include hints of Hope imagery.  My figurative works demonstrate a keen knowledge of the human form and in some pieces may slip in and out of realism, but always with the insight of becoming the visual poem.  

 

 My work may seem diverse, but there is method to my madness in creating with this approach.  I eliminate a mechanical process which would trivialize my subject matter and materials through repetition.  The use of visual and tactile texture becomes a common thread within all my executed works. With texture, love of a well balanced composition, harmonious palette, unity of elements, and excellent craftsmanship, Fine Art is created and taught. Look closely at my paintings and you will observe fibers, stoneware pieces, and likewise you will find painting and fibers in my stoneware.  Even small buttons and pendants are created to be utilized, not only for standard uses, but to be fed into works defining a new purpose.

 

If you expect one thing from me, you will not advance with me.

 

 

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Bossert studio, Easton, PA

Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA

Glen Anthony Designs, Bethlehem, PA

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Exhibition list:

Nancy Bossert

 

740 Newlins Road East

 

Easton, PA  18040

 

nancybossert@gmail.com

 

610-253-6016

 

Education:

 

Kutztown University, B.S. 

Northern Illinois University, M.A.

 

Events:

 

Constantly active in the art market and gallery scene. I cannot fit all exhibitions into this space. I provide and support work for numerous causes. One in particular is "The Chemo bag". I also belong to fiber arts groups in which I have a body of wearable fiber arts; including Hats, wraps, poncias, headbands, and more. I also have a stoneware line. These above areas are also collectable and carried in galleries.
I have one open studio event a year, "From My Hands to Yours". 
I also taught for DeSales University from 1987 - 2012, all fine arts and art history.
I teach private and semi private classes in my studio, and have been doing this since 1978. I specialize in college portfolio preparation
I welcome any comments and questions

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

 

 

 

Selected one Person Exhibitions:
1977 - Northern Illinois University
1977 - Studio 202, Lancaster, pa
1980 - Williamsport area Community College
1984 - Sloan Gallery, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
1991 - "Silent Surroundings" connexions Gallery, Easton, PA
Wilcox Gallery, Lancaster, PA
1992 - Bixler Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA
1994 - Angels and Guardians, Snow Goose, Bethlehem, PA
1995 - DeSales University, Center Valley PA
New Works, Bossert, Bixler Gallery
1996 - Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Eagles Nest Gallery, Nazareth, PA
1998 - Snow Goose Gallery, bethlehem, PA
Multiple Choice Gallery, Montgomery Area Community 
2002 - Glen Anthony Designs, Bethlehem, PA
2004 - Project Blue, Easton, PA
Auradell Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA
2005 - Drawing Inspiration, Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA

Selected Group, Juried and Invitational Exhibitions:

1977 - Northern Illinois University Traveling Exhibition
Williamsport Area Art association annual
1978 - Women in Art, Chicago, Illinois
1982 - 14th Annual Drawing Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, PA
1982-83 - Lock Haven University Invitational, Lock Haven, PA
1992 - Grace Ehler Exhibition, College Hill, PA
Gallery Council Exhibition, The Gallery Center for the Arts, Easton, PA
Artists of the Gallery, Bixler Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA
1993 - Lehigh Valley Hospital Invitational
Bixler Gallery Opening Exhibition, 560 Broadway, Soho, New York
Bixler Gallery - Sonesta, Portland, Maine
All Pennsylvania Juried Exhibition, Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA
1994 - Erogenous Expose' Juried, Bach & Company Art Gallery, Emmaus, PA
Sixth Juried Painting Exhibition, Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA - Painting award
To Enchant (Blue) Invitational, Bixler Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital Invitational, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Smaller Works Exhibition, Faulty Beagle Gallery, Kunkletown, PA
Rotunda Juried Painting Exhibition, Bethlehem Pennsylvania - 1st, painting award
1995 - Texas National '95 Juried Exhibition, S. F. Austin State U., Nacogdoches, TX
Faulty Beagle Exhibition, Kunkletown, PA
Pocono Manor Invitational, Pocono Manor, PA
Bossert & Todak New Work
2009 - Ace juried exhibition, covered face recline, best of show
2011 - The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley Featured Artist Exhibition, 2011
2012 - Ace Exhibition Juried Fall 
Group show award through Allentown Art Alliance
2013 - Group show awarded by Allentown art alliance,
Nazareth center for the Arts
Juried Plaid Exhibition, Easton, PA, Best of Show
78th annual Lehigh Art Alliance,Hope Abounds, Best of Show, 1st Place
Lehigh Valley Art Alliance,1st Annual Simply Abstract Juried Exhibition 2013
Honorable mention for Clay River Bridge
The 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Morning Call /Baum School of Art
2nd Place, Pond Treasures 
Bethlehem Palette club, Hope Abounds – 4th place, Waiting 
2014 - Bethlehem Palette Club, juried exhibition, banana factory
May I carry the Icon, won best of show, 1st place
Simply Abstract Juried Exhibition, Rotunda, Bethlehem PA., Best of Show, Possessing the Question 
Also accepted into this juried exhibition was “Mother May I”
Lehigh Art Alliance, 79th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition “Disregarded” UGI award, Muhlenberg College, Also accepted was: “Beyond Wearing the Dragon”
8th annual Juried exhibition, Baum school of art and Morning Call: Flow of Magnolia, 1st place
Polyphony of Spirit and Grace, 2 person show, Nancy Bossert and Gini Illick, 945 Studio, Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh Valley Art Alliance juried Exhibition
Bethlehem House Gallery, group show, 4 artists, Bethlehem, PA
2015: Primadonnas : Painters and Potters of the Valley and Beyond, Santa Bannon Fine Art Gallery Bethlehem, PA


Publications:
2013 - Lehigh Valley Style Magazine, Nancy Bossert, An Emphasis on Composition and Texture, by Steve Piccione
2014 – Visual Language Artist Interview with Nancy Bossert, Vol.  3 No 6 June 2014