Artist Nancy Wagstaff

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Nancy Wagstaff studied art at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, then worked approximately twenty-two years as a free-lance package designer/illustrator.  For the last fifteen years, she has pursued her interest in fine art.  Her travels into the high desert of Oregon and road trips to remote and emptier parts of the west are the source and inspiration for her paintings.
“Although the subject matter for my paintings might seem disparate, it is united by a sense of the not too distant past that we, as Americans, share.  I am drawn to objects and scenes that not only speak of another time and place, but that ask the viewer to contemplate
their unexpected beauty and the role they play in our collective consciousness.”
She is a member of the Oil Painters of America (Associate) and a member of the California Art Club (Artist).
Exhibitions and Awards
California Art Club 108th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
California Art Club 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
California Art Club 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
California Art Club 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, ("Lark") , St. Augustine, Florida 

California Art Club Exhibition, "Rural Places and Urban Spaces", ("Sunset Silos"), Pasadena, CA
May Finalist, 8th Annual Raymar Fine Art Competition
Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Carmel, California
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Topeka, Kansas
Favell Museum Invitational Art Show and Sale, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition  ("Where Did You Go, What Did You See?"), Fredricksburg, Texas
Body of Work: Figurative Works from the California Art Club ("New American Gothic"), San Francisco, CA
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition ("Green Embrace"), Evergreen, Colorado
Salon International 2011 ("Suspended Animation", awarded Jury's Top Fifty), San Antonio, Texas
Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 2011 ("Red Trike"), Scottsdale, Arizona
Silicon Valley Open Studios, Atherton, CA
California Art Club "A Century of Landscapes" ("Yellow Silos") ("Desert Solitude"), San Francisco, CA
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