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Artist Tracy Ference


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Biography



 
Tracy Ference was born and raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania. She earned a BS in Psychology from Penn State University and attended graduate school at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA. Married shortly after college, she started a family with her husband and began moving around the country with his career. In 2003, while living in Texas, she took the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream to study art and has been painting and studying since. While not formally trained, she attended workshops with some of the best portrait artists in the country. Some of her most influential teachers have been:  Nancy MacDonald, Quang Ho, Robert Liberace and Dawn Whitelaw.   In addition, studying the works of the masters such as Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Nicolai Fechin are a continued source of knowledge and inspiration.
 
 
Professional Awards:
 
Accepted into the Pastel Society of America Annual show September 2019
International Association of Pastel Societies Biennial show - Prix de Pastel award June 2019
Pastel Societies of North Carolina Statewide show, Third Place, May 2019
Informed Collector Bold Brush Painting contest, Outstanding Pastel February 2019
International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), finalist June 2019 show 
Gateway International Painting Contest, finalist November 2018
Portrait Society of America Member show, finalist November 2017
Pastel Societies of North Carolina Annual Show - Award of Excellence, May 2018
Pastel 100 Pastel Journal - Honorable Mention, April 2018
International Association of Pastel Societies 31st Juried Exhibition, Founder's Award, December 2017
Portrait Society of America Member show, finalist November 2017
Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition - Best in show, November 2017
Informed Collector Boldbrush show - Outstanding Pastel, November 2017
Portrait Society of America International Show, First Honor, April 2017
Finalist in January 2017 Art Muse Contest
Finalist in the Portrait Society of America's Member show, December 2016
Best of Show-Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, Blue Ridge, Georgia, October 2016
Finalist in June 2016 Art Muse Contest
Winner of the BoldBrush [...]

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