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NANCI ERSKINE
Painting / Drawing / Monotypes
home- 970 224(dash)2553    cell- 970 402 (dash) 7621
E-Mail: nerskine@comcast(dot)net
Website: erskinestudio.com

EDUCATION
MA/ MFA University of Iowa 1987/1988
BFA University of Oregon 1983 Cum Laude
Portland Museum School 1971
Lewis and Clark College 1968-70

AWARDS / GRANTS
Creative Capital Workshop Grant, Beet Street/Creative Capital Foundation, April 2012
Honorable Mention – Rocky Mountain Biennial, (juror- Jan Ernst Adlmann), April 2004
Individual Artist Fellowship, Painting – Colorado Council on the Arts, March 2002
Merit Award – Colorado 2002 Juried Exhibition, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 2002
Individual Artist Fellowship, Drawing – Colorado Council on the Arts, January 1998
Instructional Innovation Award, Eighth Mary Scott Lecture Series, Colorado State University ,
November 1998
Merit Award – “Drawing From Perception”(juror- Rackstraw Downes) 1998
Professional Development Grants 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
Career Enhancement Grants 1995, 1996, 1997 / Instructional Development Grants 1996, 1998

COLLECTIONS
Elizabeth Hotel, Fort Collins, CO
1st Bank, Headquarters, Lakewood, CO
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, (SLC) Denver, CO (commissioned piece)
Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO (commissioned piece)
Kaiser Permanente, Fort Collins, CO
American Century Investments, Denver, CO
Safeco Insurance Corporation, Redmond, WA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Seattle Arts Commission Print Collection, Seattle, WA
Stonybrook School, Stonybrook, Long Island, NY
University of Oregon -Art and Architecture Building, Eugene, OR
Mundt McGregor Law Firm, Seattle, WA
Art in Public Places, City of Fort Collins, CO 2008, 2010 and 2011 commissions
Numerous collections in US, Canada and Europe

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 Pierce College, Tacoma, WA
2006 Davis and Cline, Ashland, OR
2005 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
          Cornell College, Luce Gallery, Mount Vernon, IA
2003 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Toxic Beauty”
2002 Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2000 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Dangerous Terrain”
1999 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO – monotypes/paintings
1998 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO – drawings
          Foothills Unitarian Church, Fort Collins, CO – paintings
1997 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA “Other Regions-New Paintings About Place”
          Pierce College, Tacoma, WA “Nanci Erskine -New Paintings”
          US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO- “Expanse of Nature”, Drawings
1995 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Directions Gallery
1993 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 Stonybrook School, Stonybrook, Long Island, NY “Looking Homeward”
1990 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, Claypool/Young Gallery
1988 Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA Esvelt Gallery,
1988 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Eve Drewelowe Gallery
1985 Maude Kerns Gallery, Eugene, OR

SELECTED SMALL GROUP / JURIED / INVITATIONAL
2015 Annual Contemporary Art Survey, Lincoln Center , Fort Collins- juror, Dean Sobel
2014 Curfmann Gallery, Colorado State University, “Contemporary Colorado”
         juror -Nora Burnett Abrams- MOCA Denver
        “Aria” Artworks Loveland, 6 women artists
        “Must Love Art”, CCC-Fort Collins
2013 Kanon Collective, Denver, CO – “Botanicals”
          Studio 12 Gallery, Denver, CO – “Scapes”
          Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO – “No Place Like Home”
2012 Gallery Bleu, Fort Collins, CO (2-person) “Concealed/Revealed”
          Pierce College, International Print Exchange, Tacoma, WA – “Heads Up”
          Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO “Studio Tour Sampler”
          Spark Gallery, Denver, CO- “Guilty Pleasures”, William Biety, juror
          Core New Art Space, Denver, CO- “Spirituality”
2011 Poudre River Ars Center, Fort Collins, CO “Art for Conservation”Legacy Land Trust
2010 Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO “Art for Conservation”
2009 Denver International Airport and Capital Building, Denver, CO“Creative Capital”
2008 Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO “Art for Conservation”
           Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA – upstairs gallery
2007 Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO“Small is Beautiful”
2006 Armstrong Hotel, Fort Collins, CO “Art @ the Armstrong”
          Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
          Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA – selected gallery artists
2005 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO“Small Gems”
          Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO “Art for the Arts”
          Hixon Interior Design, Fort Collins, CO
2004 Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO “Rocky Mountain
Biennial” (3pcs. juror Jan Ernst Adlmann) – Honorable Mention

           Gallery East, Loveland, CO “Landscape Legacies IV”
2003 Improv Gallery, Fort Collins, CO “Landscape Legacies III”
          Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO “Architectural Echoes” ( 7 pieces)
2002 City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Key Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Printworks 2000”

          Gallery East, Loveland, CO “The Art of Protected Places”
          Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO “Maker/Collector”
          Republic Plaza, Denver, CO“Colorado Excellence in the Arts- 2002 Fellowship
Winners”

         Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO “Colorado 2002-Juried
Exhibition of Contemporary Art”- Merit Award 

2001 Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, WA“Landscape and Life”
          Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO“Landscape Legacies”
2000 Harper College, Palatine, IL “Small Works: 23rd National Exhibition”(2pieces)
           Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA “LaGrange National XXI
Biennial”

           Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH “Works on Paper” (3-person)
1999 Harmony Park Gallery, Fort Collins, CO “First Biennial FATE Exhibition”
          Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA “En Plein Air”
          Republic Plaza, Denver, CO “Black and White”
          University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, WI. “Painting Invitational” (4-person)
1998 Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO “Landscape-Inscape”(3-person show)
          Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO; “Artist Fellowship Touring Exhibit”
          Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO; Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Golden, CO;
                and Cortez Center, CO (July 4 through October 31)
          Wright State University, Dayton, OH “Drawing from Perception II”- Merit Award
               (juror- Rackstraw Downes)
          Truman State University, Kirksville, MO “10th Annual National Art Competition”
              (juror- Faith Ringgold)
          Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO “Faculty Show”
1997 Republic Plaza, Denver CO “Landscape/Cityscape” (3 pieces)
          Bowery Gallery, New York, NY “National Juried Show” (juror- William Bailey)
1996 One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO “Small Works Show”
          Bowery Gallery, New York, NY “National Juried Show” (juror- Gabriel Laderman)
          Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA “XIX LaGrange National”
          Kaiser-Permanente Hospital, Denver, CO “Business and the Arts”
          Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA “A Collective Endeavor”
              (curator- Chris Bruce, Henry Art Gallery)
         One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO “Colorado /Wyoming Biennial”
1995 Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN “Cheekwood Nat’l Contemporary Painting”
               (juror- Robert Ryman)
         Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR “LePetit II”
         Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO “Faculty Show”
         Bowery Gallery, New York, NY “National Juried Painting “ (juror- Jane Freilicher)
         Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA “Landscapes”(3-person)
1994 One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO “Pencil to Paper”(invitational)
1993 Courtyard Gallery, Washington Studio School, Washington, DC “Landscapes” (3-      person)
1992 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA “Landscapes” (4-person)
          Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI “Invention of Childhood” (Invitational)
          Muscarelle Museum, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
        “American Drawing Biennial III” (juror- Jack Beal)
1991 Olin and Smoyer Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA “Drawing: The Figure”(juried)
         Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA “25th Anniversary Show” (6 pieces)
         Whitehall Gallery, Williamsburg, VA “Annual Small Works on Paper” (juried – 5 pieces)
1990 Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL “Art at the Big Ten”
              (juror- Neal Benezra, curator Hirshorn Museum, Washington, DC)
          Ashland Area Art Center, Ashland, KY (10 pieces)
1989 S.A.S. Gallery, Spokane, WA (5 pieces)
1987 Furman University, Greenville, SC “Graduate Drawing from Iowa”
1986 Museum of Art, Iowa State University, Ames, IA “Iowa College Salon”
1985 Hult Performing Arts Center, Eugene, OR “Art in the Vineyards”
1984 Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA“West Coast Works on/of Paper”
         Southern Oregon State College,“West Coast Print, Painting, Drawing”
         (juror – Terry Melton, NEA)

GALLERY REPRESENTATION (former)
Francine Seders Gallery Ltd., 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 1989 – 2009
Davis and Cline, Ashland, OR 2004 – 2007
G2, Scottsdale, AZ
Diane Nelson, Laguna Beach, CA
Hooks/Epstein, Houston, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
•Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Drawing- Intro to Graduate Level , Graduate Painting & Drawing Summer Program in Italy- Drawing, 1996, Exhibitions Committee
1993-1999 Assistant Professor / 2001, 2002, 2006 – instructor

•Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA Painting and monotype workshops, individual critiques, gallery talks.
2001 March – Visiting Artist

•Southern Methodist University, Taos, NM- Visiting Artist Landscape Painting
1997- summer

•The College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Painting, Life Drawing I and II 1990-91 – Assistant Professor

•Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 2-D Foundations, Drawing I, Painting I, II and III;
Western Art History Survey, Summer Term 1990- DrawingI-IV 1989-90 – Instructor

•Artreach Program, Spokane WA Artist in the schools, sponsored by Spokane Art School
Beginning Adult Drawing, Chewelah, WA, Talented and Gifted Program, Chewelah, WA 1988-1989

•University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1988 Painting I and Life Drawing II
(teaching assistant w/ Ben Frank Moss

PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES / GUEST ARTIST

2001 Guest Speaker – Art Forum, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
Guest Speaker- Marquis Lecture Series, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Guest Speaker – University of Iowa, Graduate Painting Program, Iowa City, IA
1999 F.A.T.E. Program Co-Chair (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) Biennial Conference-
Session Co-leader “Classroom Climate/ Feminist Pedagogy”
1998 Visiting Artist. The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO – Senior Studio Critiques
1997 FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, Biennial Conference, Richmond, VA
Panel Member, “Creating Community in the Foundation Year”
Southern Methodist University, Visiting Artist- Summer Landscape painting session
1996 Colorado State University, MFA Graduate Students
1995 College Art Association, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Panel member “The Gypsy Artist-Educator”
Directions Gallery, Colorado State University, Gallery Talk
1993 Colorado State University, MFA Graduate Students
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
1991 Stonybrook School, Stonybrook Long Island, NY
1990 Morehead Treatment Center, Morehead, KY
Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Miami University, Oxford, OH
1989 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2015 Art Enrichment – BASE camp, Fort Collins
2013-2015 PSD Art Room / 4th Grade Reading volunteer, Putnam Elementary
2007-2012 Patient Care Volunteer, Pathways Hospice, Fort Collins, CO
2008- present Events Committee, Legacy Land Trust, Fort Collins, CO

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