BIOGRAPHY

Nancy Luneau Herbst attended The Montserrat School of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts in the 1970s, majoring in Fine Art.

 

In the 1980s, she lived in Boston and worked as a Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer and began taking watercolor classes with the late Mr. Kaji Aso (1936 – 2006) at his studio “Nature and Temptation”, and due to his great influence, has been painting almost exclusively in that medium ever since.

 

After moving to Tempe, AZ, in the 1990s, she studied drawing and painting at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, which helped launch her from student to exhibiting artist and teacher (and lifelong student).

 

Nancy Herbst is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS), and the Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), and is a juried member of the Arizona Artist Alliance (AAA). She has been a member of the Waterworks Artists Critique Group since 2013.

Her paintings have been in solo and group exhibitions locally, regionally and nationally and have won several "Best of Show" awards, most recently in Arizona Watercolor Association's Fall 2015 show. Her work hang in homes and workplaces of many collectors throughout the United States.

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Nancy L. Herbst, NWS, WFWS, AWA, AAA
 

RESUME


National Watercolor Society (NWS) Exhibitions
      September 2012 – Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition (RMNW) – Acceptance                     
      Fall 2013 – National  Watercolor Society (NWS) Annual Open Exhibition – Acceptance, and Signature Status Attained (NWS)
      February – April, 2017 – The National Watercolor Society “Portrait and Figure Exhibition” – Invited Participant

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) Regional Exhibitions
      May 2009 – Acceptance
      June 2013 – Acceptance
      April 2014 –Acceptance
      June 2016 – Acceptance, and Signature Status Attained (WFWS)
      May – June 2018 – Acceptance
      May 2019 – Acceptance
      June 2020 - Acceptance

Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) Exhibitions and Awards
     Spring 2005 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance
     Fall 2007 Membership Exhibition – Award of Merit
     Fall 2008 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award
     Fall 2009 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award, Juried Membership Attained
     Spring 2010 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance
     Fall 2010 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award
     Spring 2011 Membership Exhibition – Best of Show
     Fall 2011 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance
     Fall 2011 “Best of AWA” Exhibition – Acceptance
     Spring 2012 Membership Exhibition – Award of Excellence
     Fall 2012 Membership Exhibition – 
Coatimundi Membership Level Attained
     Fall 2013 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award, Silver Signature Status Attained (AWA)
     Fall 2013 Membership Exhibition – Best of Show
     Spring 2014 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance, Royal Scorpion Membership Level Attained
     Fall 2014 Membership Exhibition – Award of Excellence
     Spring 2015 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance
     Fall 2015 Membership Exhibition – Best of Show
     Spring 2016 Membership Exhibition – Acceptance
     Fall 2016 Membership Exhibition – Juror’s Choice Award
     Spring 2017 Membership Exhibition – Best of Show
     Fall 2017 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award
     Fall 2018 Membership Exhibition – Merchant Award
     Spring 2019 Membership Exhibition – President’s Choice Award
     February – September 2021 – “Just Add Water: Paintings From the Arizona

               Watercolor Association” at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Museum,

               Gold Signature Status Attained

Scottsdale Artists’ School “The Best & the Brightest” Group Exhibitions
     February 2001 – Acceptance
     February 2002 – Acceptance
     February and March 2003 – Acceptance
     February 2006 – Acceptance (Painting Sold)
     October and November 2007 – Acceptance
     October and November 2008 – Best of Show, Watermedia
     January – March 2010 – Acceptance
     January – March 2011 – Honorable Mention
     January – March 2012 – Honorable Mention
     January – March 2013 – Acceptance
     February through April 2013 - 30th Anniversary Show - Acceptance
     January 2014 – Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award of Excellence
     January 2015 – Honorable Mention

Waterworks Artists Critique Group Exhibitions
     January 31 – March 7, 2015 - Chandler Center for the Arts - "Eye of the Beholder" Exhibition
     March 24 – May 20, 2017 – The Vision Gallery, Chandler - “Fragments” Exhibition
     November 5 - 28, 2021 – The Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery – “Altered Focus” Exhibition

Miscellaneous Shows, Honors, and Awards
     2011 – Sundust Gallery, Mesa, AZ – Best of Show
     April 2018 – “Splash 20: Creative Compositions” – Inclusion in Book
     February 2019 – “Voyage Phoenix Magazine” Interview and Digital Publication Inclusion

Solo Exhibitions
     1995 – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
     1999 – Open Studio Exhibit – Tempe, AZ
     2002 – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
     2003 – B-Side Gallery @ Wet Paint Art Supply, Tempe, AZ
     2003 – Bobbie’s Florist, Tempe, AZ
     2004 – Northern Trust Bank, Sun Lakes, AZ
     2010 and 2011 – Pita Jungle Restaurants in Arizona:
           Tempe
           Chandler
           Mesa
           Scottsdale
           Arcadia
           Desert Ridge
           Glendale
           Arrowhead
     2011 Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
     Inner Vision Yoga Studio, Tempe, AZ

Professional Organizations
     National Watercolor Society - Signature Member (NWS)
     Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - Signature Member (WFWS)
     Arizona Watercolor Association – Golden Signature Member (AWA)
     Arizona Art Alliance – Juried Member (AAA)
 
Critique Group
      Waterworks Artists – Current

 

 

"Purple Majesty"  Private Collection

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"Blue's Hideaway"     Watercolor Frame: 24" x 32"            $1,500 

"Eve of Becoming"     Watercolor

Frame: 33" x 25"              $1,600

 

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"Time Warp Tapestry"     Watercolor

Frame: 44” x 36”                   $2,500