NancyJeanette Long Fine Art

Meet NancyJeanette Long


About NancyJeanette Long

NancyJeanette always knew she wanted to be a painter. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, NancyJeanette Long's artistic career began at an early age when she began painting with her mother. "I can still see the reproductions of Renoir, Picasso and Klee that covered the walls at home," says NancyJeanette. "My mother never received art instruction, but she had "the eye" of an artist." Her early influences included Picasso, Renoir and Matisse for their daring use of color and line to communicate beyond the surface of objects in our everyday world. This interest in communication of "inner subject" became an integral part of her own work.

NancyJeanette attended Texas Christian University, University of Texas, Indiana University and East Tennessee State University, where she studied languages and received advanced degrees in French, Slavic Linguistics, and Early Childhood Education and took "a few art classes along the way". After completing her degrees, she began a formal study of art at University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

Her early work concentrated on oil and pastel paintings which were shown in local galleries and art fairs. She has studied and taken workshops with Tom Powers, Charles Reid, Everett Kinsler, Anne Emerson Hall, Diana Tomo, David Boyd, James Richards, Laura Lanford, Ingrid Christiansen, and Maggie Siner. She taught art at the Heritage School in Newnan, Ga for over a decade and has taught art workshops and classes at several local studios in the Atlanta area. She is currently teaching at the Monroe Walton Center for the Arts in Monroe, Georgia

Today she works in acrylics and pastel, enjoying their freedom and versatility that allows experimentation with color, texture and application. Her works have received awards in numerous national juried art shows and her work regularly appears in exhibitions throughout the Southern region of the United States.

Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Mar-Apr, 2024 - "Virginia Avery Memorial "Reflections" Juried Art Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville, GA
  • Jan-Mar,2024 - "Renewal", Juried Exhibition, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA,
  • Dec, 2023 - "Heritage Alumni Exhibition", The Boyd Gallery, Newnan, GA
  • Nov-Dec, 2023 - "MWCA Instructors Exhibition", Invitational Exhibition, The Roe, Monroe, GA.
  • Nov - Dec, 2023 - "Small Works", Exhibition, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • Aug - Oct, 2023 - "Looking Forward", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Charles Young Walls, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, First Place: "Green Cow. Blue Fence."
  • Sept, 2023 - "National Juried Art Show", Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA
  • Aug - Oct, 2023 - "Regional Art Show 2023", Juried Exhibition, Monroe Walton Center for the Arts, Monroe, Georgia Second Place "Valentines Date"Honorable Mention: "I Think They Are Plotting Something"
  • August, 2023 - "2023 NOAPS Associate Member Online Exhibition", National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, www.noaps.org
  • July - August, 2023 - "Art at the Avenue", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Kathy Forbes, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Marietta, GA, Honorable Mention: "Allison and a Chicken"
  • July - Sept, 2023 - "Metro Montage XXIII", Juried Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia
  • May, 2023 - "2023 NOAPS Spring International Online Exhibition", National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, www.noaps.org
  • May - July, 2023- Tiny Art Show, Exhibition, Monroe Walton Center for the Arts, Monroe, GA
  • May - June, 2023 - "2023 28th Biennale Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Aline Ordman, Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, SC, Honorable Mention: "I Think They Are Plotting Something"/li>
  • May - June, 2023- 2023 Fine Arts Exhibition: "Small Changes", Juried Exhibition, Decatur Arts Festival

Past Awards

  • "Farm to Table", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Bill Leavell, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Honorable Mention: "He's A Dark Horse">
  • "Inspired", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Shane McDonald, Grandview Avenue Gallery, 2nd Place: "I Think They Are Plotting Something"
  • "MWCA Members Show"2nd Place 2D category "Tuesday's Child"
  • "Renewal", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Marie Mathews, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1stPlace: "Into the Stretch"
  • "Online International Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters
  • "Juried Regional Arts Show", Juried Exhibition, Judge: Beth Sale, Monroe Walton Center for the Arts, Monroe, GA, 1st Place, "Studio in Blue"
  • "Art at the Avenue, SCAA Natonal Juried Invitational Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, Charles Young Walls, Juror, Avenue at West Cobb, Marietta, GA, 1st Place, "Leopard on Green"
  • "Inspired", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Donna Krueger, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 3rd Place, "She Wears the Sky on Her Back"
  • " 47th Juried Exhibition", Miranda Lash, Juror, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA, Merit Award "Valentines Date"
  • "MWCA Members Show", Juried Exhibition, Jurors, Jack D. and Amanda Burk, Monroe Walton Center for the Arts, Monroe GA, 1st Place 2D category "Silver Beau"
  • "Reality or Abstraction", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Bill E. Leavell,Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention "It's Clear Now"
  • "Small Works", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Dolores Kennedy,Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention "Pinky Pete"
  • "2021 National Juried Art Exhibition", Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County,CAC, Douglasville, GA, Honorable Mention "Horse Race Study I" ,4th Annual Mary Ann Carney Merit Award "With Lemon, Please!" 
  • "Farm to Table", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Carl Linstrom,Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Second Place "Three Ducks" 
  • "Renewal", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Wesley Terpstra, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Second Place "Studio with Blue" 
  • "Animal Instincts", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Karen Lowe, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention, "Good Night Rooster"
  • "Reality or Abstraction", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Erin Bailey, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention "Tranquility Beach"
  • "East Meets West", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Charles Young Walls, Grandview Avenue Gallery - Atlanta, GA, Third Place "Appaloosa Autumn"
  • "Renewal", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Wesley Terpstra, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Second Place "Studio with Blue" 
  • "Reality or Abstraction", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Deloris Kennedy, Grandview Avenue Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention "French Blue"
  • "Celebration of Art", National Juried Exhibition, Artists of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas,Honorable Mention "Valentines Date"
  • "Animal Instincts", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Bruce Bobick, Grandview Gallery, Second Place "Silver Beau"
  • "61st Annual Juried Show", Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Museum of Art, First Place Acrylic "French Blue"
  • "61st Annual Juried Show", Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Museum of Art, Best in Show "The Pink Umbrella"
  • "32nd National Juried Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Ann Cockerill, South Cobb Art Alliance, Pat Vaugh Cultural Arts Center, Special Award "He's a Good Dog"
  • "FALC's 24th Annual Juried Exhibition", Juried Exhibition, Cary, North Carolina, Honorable Mention "The Elephant in MY Room"
  • "Spring Fling", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Linda Mohan, Binders Limelight Gallery, Honorable Mention "The Gravel Road"
  • "Synchronicity", Juried Exhibition, Juror, Alan Tiegreen, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, Second Place "Sunday in the Park"
  • NOVIS National Open Visual Arts Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council, Douglas County- Honorable Mention "Red Red Rooster".
  • "Animal Instincts", Juried Exhibition, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta Honorable Mention "Elephants in MY Room"
  • SCAA 31th National Juried Exhibition, Charles Young Walls, Juror, South Cobb Arts Alliance- First Place "French Blue".
  • GAA 60th National Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL- Second Place Acrylic Painting "Pelicans".
  • "GAA 59th National Juried Exhibit" - Hank D. Herring, Juror, Gadsden Art Museum, Gadsden, AL, First Place Acrylic Painting "Red Storm Rising"
  • "Synchronicity" Juried Exhibition - Jim Chapman, Juror, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Third Place "Natalie on Tuesday"
  • "Dogwood" Juried Exhibition - Margaret Dyer, Juror, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA, Honorable Mention "Valentines Date"

Galleries

Professional Organizations

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
  • Georgia Watercolor Society
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Atlanta Artists Center - Member of Excellence
  • Monroe Walton Center for the Arts
  • Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville / Douglas County
  • Madison Artists Guild