Nancy Mabes
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  • Fayetteville, NC
  • United States
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Southport Seascape

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"Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for reaching out to me and commenting on my work. Your work is beautiful and I love what you have written about it. I have mostly spoken about my work and faith in church settings but plan to do more of it in the…"
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"Hi Nancy, Thank you for reaching out. I have mostly spoken about my work in regard to my faith in a church setting but am hoping to do more speaking soon. I did have a more general interview published this year which you can find…"
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"I had to see who painted those beautiful, haunting paintings! There is something so powerful here. Is there any online content (video, transcript or interview etc.) of your public speaking regarding these amazing paintings? I'd love to learn…"
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An Insignificant Life?

"Thank you so much for your thoughtful and informative response. I will definitely be looking into this. I enjoy being intentional in my artwork and often move or arrange elements to create a more pleasing composition. Any books you recommend or…"
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"I like this painting and the statement you wrote regarding its meaning. Now I want to know more about symbolic realism! Thank you for posting this photo. Blessings to you."
Mar 21, 2016
Stephanie Boda commented on Nancy Mabes's blog post Kinston CCA 35th National Exhibit
" A little behind times ,but Congratulations ! A peaceful piece ,beautiful . Blessings, Stephanie Boda "
Mar 11, 2016
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Kinston CCA 35th National Exhibit

I submitted 3 of my current paintings to the 35th National Exhibit at the Kinston NC Community Arts Center.  Valley Hay Field was accepted! My good friend, teacher, and mentor, Robert Way, also submitted 3 works, they were all accepted and one of the paintings won a merit award! Way to go Bob!See More
Feb 20, 2016
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When The Whales Call

"I really like your paintings.  Thanks for posting them! Especially enjoy the whales and the small figures in the big beautiful world."
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Contact Email
mabesart@aol.com
Art Interests
Drawing, Education, Painting
Artist / Personal Statement
My artwork primarily depicts the familiar landscapes that surround my home and studio. The pond, the big holly tree in the pasture, the hay field and barns are all places I see nearly every day. The mountain waterfall and coastal scenes are beloved summer destinations my family has vacationed at every year since I was a child. Painting is my way of connecting with and honoring the land and my personal history.

Painted on location and in the studio from field studies and reference photos, these images develop through a series of layers. Thin washes are layered underneath thicker applications of oil paint which may be scratched, scraped or scumbled to reveal the colors below. Glazes, which settle into the crevices and brush marks, are applied last, emphasizing texture and enhancing color.

It is the more subtle and poetic depths of life and beauty that I am after, and a connection with the Divine. I believe there is a meaningful, universal visual “language” that we all speak. This visual language transcends the spoken word and is understood because we all share the experience of seeing the world through our eyes. I paint realistically because I want my paintings to communicate clearly with people across time and culture.
Accomplishments / CV
Artist/Educator

Master of Education UNC Greensboro 1990
Bachelor of Arts Studio Art UNCGreensboro 1986

Awards and Exhibits
2016 March, Painters’ Progress II,
Cape Fear Studios,Fayetteville, NC. Second exhibit of paintings produced by the artist and FTCC students.

2014 National Juried Art Exhibit and Competition, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC
2014 Annual National Juried Art Competition and Exhibit

2009 February, Painters’ Progress, Olde Town Gallery,Fayetteville, NC. Exhibit of paintings produced by the artist and FTCC students.

2003 Two person show, Pieces from the Heart,with jeweler Larkin Pfeffer, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

1999 Recipient of Regional Artist Project Grant from the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council

1998 Instructor of the Year, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), Continuing Education

1998 First Place, Professional Division, 21st Annual Juried Artist Competition and Exhibit, Arts Council of Fayetteville, for “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.

1998 Raleigh Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibit, Gaddy Hamrick Art Center, Meredith College

1998 People’s Choice Award, Figuratively Speaking exhibit, Arts Council of Fayetteville, for “Night Swim”.

Professional Experience
1998 – present Art Instructor Fayetteville Technical Community College, including classes in: oil painting, drawing, color theory, and creativity

2005 – 2007 Administrator Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

2002 – 2003 Education Director, Cape Fear Studios,Fayetteville, NC

Affiliations/Collections
2016 Supporting Member, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

2016 Member NC Museum of Art

2016 Member CIVA Christians In the Visual Arts

2016 Jury Member, Freedom Christian Academy, student exhibit, Fayetteville, NC

2015 Jury Member, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

2013 Jury Member, Freedom Christian Academy, student exhibit, Fayetteville, NC.

1990-2010 Exhibiting Member,Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

1998 First South Bank, corporate collection, "Island Sentinel"

Publications
2014 Outreach NC, Volume 5, Issue 4 “Broaden horizons with lifelong learning”.

2009 “A studied progression”,The Fayetteville Observer, February 6.

2005 “Children’s art is focal point of auction”, The Fayetteville Observer, August 19.

2002 “Paintings depict passion for North Carolina nature”, The Fayetteville Observer, January 11.

1998 “Visual Rhythm”, Fayetteville Observer-Times, April 16.

1998 “Emerging Artists and Community Favorites Featured at Maxwell Street Galleries”, Up & Coming Magazine, April 15-28.

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Kinston CCA 35th National Exhibit

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 1:39pm 1 Comment

I submitted 3 of my current paintings to the 35th National Exhibit at the Kinston NC Community Arts Center.  Valley Hay Field was accepted! My good friend, teacher, and mentor, Robert Way, also submitted 3 works, they were all accepted and one of the paintings won a merit award! Way to go Bob!…

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At 11:02am on February 10, 2019, Jean Sbarra Jones said…
Hi Nancy,
Thank you so much for reaching out to me and commenting on my work. Your work is beautiful and I love what you have written about it.

I have mostly spoken about my work and faith in church settings but plan to do more of it in the future.

I do have an interview that was published of a more general nature .
I am not sure if this link will work because I am on my phone but could send it to you privately.
I see that you are in Greensboro. I am planning on attending the “Breath and Clay” conference and one of my works will be in the Gallery.
This is the link:
http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/check-jean-sbarra-joness-artwork/?fbclid=IwAR19iYAIfzNBeuFAYMdWtUg4s6xIpGa_dMcT8CASErsMG6qckk6H0TAJ53I
 
 
 

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