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Nacy Ping- Robbins

Active Artist

My primary interest in painting is to create new visual worlds through abstract art. In the course of pursuing this interest, I get a great deal of satisfaction from manipulation of color, shape, line, and texture. Sometimes the process can be lengthy and require contemplation, and sometimes the work simply emerges from under my hands, much as a song appears to a songwriter. An abstract piece should provide a source of stimulation, visual and
intellectual, on the part of the observer. I want the viewer to keep returning to the work, searching for new viewpoints or new features they may find in the presentation. This is especially true of densely textured pieces. If the viewer
gets everything they can out of one or even just a few viewings, then I have failed
to some extent. Early training was under Charles Regan and in classes in school (won first
place in 8th grade show), as well as touring the great museums of Europe in my
twenties. Luana Williams’ portrait workshop and extended workshop study with
Bob Rankin make up my recent art education. Since returning to painting in 2007 after a career in music, I have kept busy participating in opportunities offered by the following art organizations from time to time:

** Art@123 in Wilson, 2011-2019 ongoing exhibits
Bel Air Artisans in Rocky Mount
Cary Gallery of Artists
Clayton Arts Center

Edgecombe County Arts Council in Tarboro
Fine Arts League of Cary
Goldsboro Arts Council
Harnett County Arts Council in Lillington
Lenoir County Arts Council in Kinston
Nash County Arts Council in Nashville
Seaside Arts Council at Crystal Coast
Swansboro Arts Council

Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh (member 2008-2016)
Wilson County Arts Council (2020: my new whirligig abstracts for sale)

White Heron Galleries in Dunn (now closed)

Juried and open show participation in recent years:
2009 - Unfettered group show at Visual Art Exchange (VAE), Raleigh

Small Treasures group show at Cary Gallery of Artists
2010 - Animals in Art group show at Wendell Chamber of Commerce
(won honorable mention)
Mountains to the Great Plains solo show at Harnett County Arts Council
2011 - Music and Art: Food for the Soul solo shows at Lowe Gallery and Nash
Art Center
2012 - Hidden Secrets solo show at Zynique Gallery in Wilson
Abstract Fantasies solo show at Bistro on Third in Smithfield
2013 - solo show of new abstracts in pairing with other artist at Clayton Art
Center (see video at web site)
group show at Emerald Isle sponsored by Swansboro Arts Council
solo show of abstracts at Royal Bean Coffee House in Raleigh
solo show Favorite Scenes at Zynique Gallery in Wilson
2014 - solo show of beach and marine scenes at Crystal Coast Country Club
solo show Village Scenes near Frankfurt, Germany at Zynique Gallery
group show Move at VAE (won second prize with State Fair canvas)
2015 - group show Eggsistentialism at 311 Gallery, Raleigh
ROYGBIV and WERD shows at VAE, Raleigh
2016 - accepted into Overland Gallery, Kinston
accepted into The Exchange, Kinston
solo show Imaginings at Lowe Gallery, Wilson
Biennial show at Wilson Art Center, Boykin and Lowe galleries
My Daily Commute show at VAE, Raleigh
Edgecombe Arts Invitational show, Tarboro
WAAA show at Knightdale Town Hall
WAAA show at Nash Arts Center, Nashville
2017 - featured artist-of-the-month (March), Kinston Arts Council
Wilson Community Improvement Association show, May-July
(first prize for Whirligig Fantasy)
2018 - two shows at Kinston Art Center (3 rd prize in spring show for Abstract 51)
Featured artist-of-the-month (October), Kinston Arts Council
Solo show at Queen St. Deli in Kinston (summer)
Solo show at N.C. Center for Economic Development in Piedmont
Solo show at Eye Center in Wilson
2019 - Solo show at 217 Brew Works at Whirligig Park in Wilson, month of September

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