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Barbara Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush. She holds a BA in History and Fine Arts from the University of Rochester and an MS from Alfred University . She was a faculty member of Parsons School of Design for many years and has taught seminars at Pratt Institute, throughout North America, Europe, and Asia . She has served as a juror and director of the American Watercolor Society. She is the author of Watercolor From the Heart (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1993) and Watercolor the Creative Experience (North Light Books, 1979). Her work appears in many publications and collections, among them the Butler Institute of American Art, IBM, and Citicorp. She resides in Napa Valley in northern California .
American Watercolor Society; National Academy of Design, NYC; International Invitational Watermedia Exhibition, Jiangsu Provence Art Museum, Nanjing, China 2010 and 2007; National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic; Hudson River Museum; The Katonah Museum; Lincoln Center, NYC; Sarah Lawrence College; Tweed Museum, MN; Allied Artists of NY; The National Arts Club, NYC; Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; Audubon Artists, NYC; Mainstreams, Marietta College, Ohio; NY Society of Illustrators; Purdue University, IN; Willamette University, Salem, OR; Northern Arizona University Art Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ; Wm Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA; F. Dorian Gallery, San Francisco; Napa Valley Museum, Bard College, NY, Sterling Vineyards, Clos Pegase Winery.
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Citicorp; IBM; Banco de Crefisul, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT; CBS; Westinghouse; Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, White Plains, NY; First National City Bank, NYC; McGraw Hill, NYC; Margrit Biever Mondavi, Napa Valley, CA; The Napa Valley Heritage Foundation
JUROR: SELECTED LIST
American Watercolor Society; National Watercolor Society, members exhibition, CA; Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Watercolor West; Oregon Watercolor Society; Alabama Watercolor Society Exhibition, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Arizona Aqueous XVII, Tubac Center for the Arts; New England Watercolor Society national exhibit; Sierra Watercolor Society, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; South Carolina Watermedia Society; Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society national exhibition; Georgia Watercolor Society national exhibition; Southwestern Watercolor Society; St. Louis Artists Guild multimedia exhibition; Hawaiian Watercolor Society; Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Art Museum of S. Texas, Corpus Christi (co-juror Millard Sheets) Albuquerque Museum; Whatcom Museum of History & Art Northwest International Art Competition Bellingham (co-juror Howard Fox); National Arts Club; Audubon Artists; San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition. (co-juror Keith Crown)
Elected to Membership: American Watercolor Society in 1979, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Audubon Artists, Artists Equity, NYC Board of Directors, 1978-1981); Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (US representative and panelist); Finalist, Roy Acuff Chair Professorship of Excellence in the Center for the Creative Arts, Austin Peay State University , Clarksville TN.
Guest Demonstrator: American Watercolor Society ( National Academy of Design) and National Watercolor Society,
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS WHICH INCLUDE HER WORK: