NANCY NOBLE GARDNER

Born in Washington, D.C., Nancy graduated Cum Laude from Clark University and the School of the Worcester Art Museum in 1968. In 1971 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, where she studied photography, printmaking, and art therapy. This was followed by a Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute in 1975, and a Master of social Work degree from Hunter College in 1978.

Nancy has been a seasonal resident of Martha's Vineyard since 1953, and 2010 marks her tenth year with the juried Vineyard Artisan's Fetival. She travels extensively in Greece and had solo exhibitions in Athens in 2003, and at the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra, Greece, in 2004. Her photographs are shown in galleries in Greece, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, the Berkshires and Saratoga, New York.

In 2001, Nancy won 1st Place, Color Photography, Art In The Park, Saratoga, New York. She has won nine awards in the Martha's Vineyard All-Island Art Show, including Best In Show, four blue ribbons, three special recognition awards and an Honorable Mention. In 2002, she was awarded second place in Interpreting Landscape, a national show juried by Sandra Carpenter, editor of Artist Magazine. 

Nancy's images were selected for the Best New Products category at the 2003 National Stationery Show in New York City, and she is a recipient of an Alden Trust Scholarship and a 2004 grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Nancy is affiliated with the Jaynes Gallery/Danita Delimont Stock Photography. Her work has been featured in Vineyard Style, Cape Cod Life, The Washington Post, and Odyssey Magazines.

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

As I create an image, I celebrate and pay homage to my subject.

It is my way of saying "thank you" for the perfect, momentary gift.

My lens  is the window to another world, where

visual subjects mingle with feelings and memories,

and metphors are born.

Like dreams, I photograph to transcend, rather than record.

When I am fortunate, my images venture beyond words,

and become a mirror of my soul.

AFFILIATIONS PAST AND PRESENT:

Bougainvillia Gallery.......................................Myconos, Greece
Dublin - Kahn Gallery .....................................Great Neck, New York
Dragonfly Gallery ..........................................Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery ......................... Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Featherstone Center for the Arts.......................Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Fulton Street Gallery.......................................Troy, New York
Froebel Gallery...............................................Albany, New York
Gallery 100 ...................................................Saratoga, New York
Carrie Haddad GalleryHudson, New York
Harrison GalleryWilliamstown, Massachusetts
Herring River Gallery.......................................Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Historical Archives Museum .............................Hydra, Greece
Kennedy Studios............................................Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Martinez Gallery .............................................Troy, New York
Louisa Melrose GalleryFrenchtown, New Jersey
Old Sculpin Gallery .........................................Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Peritexnon Gallery...........................................Athens, Greece
Smithy-Pioneer GalleryCooperstown, New York
Train Station Gallery .......................................West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Vineyard Artisans ...........................................Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
NOA Gallery.........................................Acton, Massachusetts

EXHIBITIONS:
2015
Dec.2014-February
Spectrum Theater, Albany, NY.  Solo show.
Feb. - April
Art de Cure Gallery. Spring for a Cure. Albany, NY
March
Bethlehem Library. Solo show. Delmar, NY.
April
Voorheeseville Library. Voorheeseville, NY. Solo show.
May 15-17
St. Sophia Greek Festival Albany, NY
ongoing
Gay Head Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
June - Sept.
Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA. Member's Gallery.
Aug. 3
All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Nov.
The Wine Bar. Albany, NY Solo show.
2014
Dec.2013-January 2014
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY. The Fluidity of Representation. With G.Masline and G. Malin.
January-March
Photo Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY. Best of 2013.
April
Bethlehem NY Art Association.
May 16-18
St. Sophia Greek Festival Albany, NY
April-June
Art de Cure Gallery, Albany, NY. Silent Auction and group show.
June-September
Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA. Member's Gallery.
July-August
Vineyard Artisan's Festival, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
July 12
Arts District Stroll, Martha's Vineyard, MA. Lucinda Sheldon Gallery.
July 13-27
 Keep the Lighthouse in Sight. Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Gay Head Gallery.

August 4
All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
August 7
Vineyard House Fundraiser. Water Tasting. Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
2013

Nov- March
Art de Cure Metamorphosis
Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013
Spectrum Theater, Albany, NY. Contemplation. Solo show.
March -June
Art de Cure Gallery. Spring for a Cure. Albany, NY
March
Bethlehem Library. Solo show. Delmar, NY
May 16-19
St. Sophia Greek Festival Albany, NY
May
Bethlehem Library group show, Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, NY.
May-September Pine Hollow Arboretum
July - August Thursdays
Vineyard Artisan's Festival, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
June-Sept
Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
July 13 Arts District Stroll, Lucinda Sheldon Gallery, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
June
Albany Institute of History and Art, Gala Art Auction, Albany, NY
2012
January - April
Art de Cure Gallery, Starry Night, Albany, NY.
April - August  
Art de Cure Gallery, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Albany, NY.
May 18-20
Greek Festival, St. Sophia Church, Albany, NY.
June 17
Albany Institute of History and Art, Gala and Silent Art Auction, Albany, NY.
June - September    
Old Sculpin Gallery,  Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July 14
Art District Stroll, 4 - 7pm, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. Photographs shown at Lucinda Sheldon's Enamels.
July - August Thursdays
Vineyard Artisans Festival. Grange Hall, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July 1
Hospice Jubilee , Wesley Hotel Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts.
May - September     
Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands, NY.
2011
FebruaryPhoto Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY. Best of 2010.
MarchSanford Public Library, Loudonville, NY Solo Show.
MarchOld Chatham Country Store Gallery, Old Chatham, NY. Solo Show.
April 29 - June 27Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY. My Lens, 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
May 13 - 15Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Albany, NY.  42nd Annual Greek Festival.
July - August TuesdaysFeatherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Featherstone Flea and Fine Arts.
July - August ThursdaysVineyard Artisans Festival, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
2010
April 16Art de Cure. American Diabetes Association, Albany, NY.
May 15-17Greek Festival, Saint Sophia Church, Albany, New York.
July 10 and  August 14Arts District Gallery Stroll (Lucinda Sheldon's Studio), Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July - August ThursdaysVineyard Artisans Festival. Grange Hall, W. Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July - August TuesdaysFeatherstone Fine Art and Flea. Featherstone Center For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
June - SeptemberOld Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Exhibition September 4 - 11. Reception September 5. 
August 2 - 16West Chop Club, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
ongoingIsland Art Gallery, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
ongoingEdgartown Scrimshaw Gallery, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
November 5 - 7Holiday Show. Women's Club, Albany, New York.
November - FebruaryArt de Cure Gallery, The Endocrine Group,  1365 Washington Ave. Albany, NY. Opening and Artisan Fair Nov. 12, 5 - 7
2009
March 6 - April 23 Icons Old and New. Visions Gallery, Albany, New York.
May 15 - 17Greek Festival, Saint Sophia Church, Albany, New York.
May 22 - 24Friends of Family Planning Show. New Agricultural Hall, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July - August ThursdaysVineyard Artisans Festival. Grange Hall, W. Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
June - SeptemberThe Atrium, Troy, New York.
July - August TuesdaysFeatherstone Fine Art and Flea. Featherstone Center For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August 3All - Island Art Show, The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August 16 - 27Carousel. Featherstone Center For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
June - September Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show August 15 - 22.
AugustWest Tisbury Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
OctoberJava Jazz Cafe, Delmar, New York. Solo Show.
NovemberHoliday Show. Women's Club, Albany, New York.
DecemberSpectrum Theater.Albany, New York. Solo Show.


2008
January 16 - Feb. 26 Spectrum Theater. Albany, N.Y. Solo Show.
Feb. 22-24 New York State Museum. New York in Bloom. Floral slide presentation and educational photographic exhibit.
April Lark Street Business Improvement building, 245 Lark Street, Albany, N.Y. First Friday reception, April 4. Solo Show
May 15 - 17 Greek Festival, Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. Albany, N.Y.
May  Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
May Vanguard Showhouse (Albany Symphony Orchestra benefit)
May 23-June 18 Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
June 8-17 Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
July, August and Labor Day Weekend Vineyard Artisan's Festivals. Thursdays, 10-2. Grange Hall, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July and August Featherstone Flea and Fine Art. Most Tuesdays, 9:30 -2, weather permitting. Featherstone Center for the Arts. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
July 26-August 9 Photographer's Show. Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August 4 All-Island Art Show. Martha's Vneyard, Massachusetts.
August 16-Sept. 4 Chilmark Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show. 
November 7 and 8 Holiday Show. Women's Club, Albany, New York. 


2007
February Froebel Gallery, Albany, NY. Blooming In February.
March 3 - April 24 Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, NY. Greek Icons. Solo Show.
May Froebel Gallery, Albany, NY. Flowers. Solo Show.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
May Vanguard Show House.Brunswick, New York. Albany Symphony Orchestra fund raising event.
June Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
June-Labor Day Vineyard Artisans Festivals, West Tisbury, Massachusetts. Thursdays, and Labor Day Festival, August 31-September 2.
July 21-August 4 Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, Massachusetts. Photography Show with Alison Shaw,Louisa Gould, Ben McCormack.
August 6  All-Island Art Show. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
July - August    Martinez Gallery, Troy New York. Landscapes.
November 9-11 Holiday Show, Women's Club. Albany, N.Y.


 2006
April 28 - May 21 Capital Repertory Theater, Albany, New York. Solo Exhibition. In association with Ovid's Metamorphoses.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
June 3 Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, New York. Flowers.
June 11, 18 and 25 Vineyard Artisan's Festivals, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. 10 am to 2 pm, indoors (Sundays).
June Featherstone Center For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
July Vineyard Artisan's Festivals, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. 10 am to 2 pm, indoors (Thursdays).
July 22 - August 5 Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show with Alison Shaw, Louisa Gould and Ben McCormick
August Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York. Greek Images.
August Vineyard Artisan's Festivals, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. 10 am to 2 pm, indoors (Thursdays).
August 5 Featherstone Center For The Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Fund Raiser.
August 7 All Island Art Show, The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.
September 1 - 3 Labor Day Vineyard Artisan's Festivals, Martha's Vneyard, Massachusetts.
December Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, N.Y. Lens Gumbo.
December Gallery 100, Saratoga, N.Y. Significantly Small.
December Spectrum Theater, Albany, N.Y. Solo Show.
December - January Martinez Gallery, Troy, N.Y. Group Exhibition.
December Daily Grind, Troy, N.Y. (Flower Plaques). Group Show.


 2005
Ongoing Artifacts Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Greek Photographs.
Ongoing Herring River Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Flowers.
Ongoing Peter Coes Gallery, Cummaquid, Massachusetts.(Cape Cod) Flowers.
Ongoing Louisa Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, New Jersey. Flowers.
Ongoing Gallery 100, Saratoga, New York.
February Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York. Member's Show.
April - December Train station Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Flowers.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusets. Flower Show.
June 30-Sept. 9 Martinez Gallery, Troy, N.Y. Summer 2005 show.
June - August Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
June - Labor Day Vineyard Artisans' Festivals, Thursdays and Labor Day weekend, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
July 8-August 26 North Pointe Cultural Arts Center, Kinderhook, NY. Three Perspectives. (Greek Architectural Photographs).
July 10-17 Featherstone Center For the Arts. Benefit Auctions and Gallery.
June - Labor Day Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show,July 9-15.
June - Labor Day Firehouse Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show, July 30-August 5.
Ongoing Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Seashore Photographs.
August 1 All - Island Art Show. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August 20-26 Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
September Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, New York. Opening Exhibition.
November Cyclics Exhibition, Schenectady, N.Y. TBA.
December Gallery 100, Saratoga, New York. Small Works.
December Saratoga county Council on the Arts, Saratoga, New York. Solstice Show.
December Exposed Gallery of Art Photography. Lens Gumbo Redux.


2004 
Ongoing Artifacts Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Images of Greece.
Ongoing Herring River Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Flowers.
Ongoing Peter Coes Gallery, Cummaquid, Massachusetts.(Cape Cod) Flowers.
January Featherstone Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Warm Things in Cold Places.
February Saratoga County Council on the Arts. Saratoga, New York. Images of Greece.
March Albany Institute of History and Art. Benefit Auction.
March Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson, New York. Juried Show.
Seasonal Train Station Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Flowers.
Ongoing Louisa Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, New Jersey. Flowers.
Ongoing Gallery 100, Saratoga, New York. Flowers.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
June Featherstone Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show, Photography Show
August Firehouse Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Solo Show.
Seasonal Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
August All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. First Place, Color Photography, and the Old Sculpin Award.
August Atelier Trillium, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
September Historical Museum and Archives, Hydra, Greece. Solo Exhibition.
October Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. Second Place.


2003
January Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
February The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
March Les Bohomes, Troy, New York.
March Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, New York.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
May National Stationery Show, Javits Center, New York City. Best New Products Category.
June Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
July Guggenheim Gallery, Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville, New York. Solo Show.
July Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
July The Smithy, Cooperstown, New York.
August Firehouse Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Photography Show.
July Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York. Solo Show.
August All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. 1st Place, Color Photography and the Ruth Bogan award.
September Peritexnon Gallery, Athens, Greece. Solo Show.
October Columbia County Council on the Arts. Arts Walk.
October Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York. Voyagers and Voyages.
December Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, New York. Holiday Show.


2002
February Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York. Interpreting Landscape. 2nd Prize.
March Columbia County Council on the Arts. Hudson Opera House, Hudson, New York.
2002 Juried Show.
April Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York.The 24th Mohawk - Hudson Regional Exhibition.
April Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. Group Show. 1st Prize.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
Seasonal Train Station Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Seasonal Bougainvillia Gallery, Myconos, Greece
Seasonal The Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show July 6-20th.
June Gallery 100, Saratoga, New York. Garden Show.
July The Smithy, Cooperstown, New York. Solo Show.
July The Firehouse Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Solo Show.
August All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. 1st Place, Color Photography and the Anne Culbert Creativity Award.
September Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York. Solo show.
November Spectrum Theater, Albany, New York. Solo Show.
November Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York.
 November  Otter Hook Gallery, Delmar, New York.


2001
January Saratoga Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga, New York. Positive / Negative.
February Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York. Nature and Wildlife. National juried show.
March Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. 3rd Prize.
March Phidias Gallery, Troy, New York. New Works.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
May - August Pleshakov Music Center, Hudson, New York. FLOWER. Solo Show.
July Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York. 66th Annual National Exhibition.
July Firehouse Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August All-Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Best In Show and 1st Place, Color Photography.
August  Shaw Cramer Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
August Art in the Park, Saratoga, New York. 1st Place, Photography.
August Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair. 2nd Place, Professional Photography.
September 50th Outdoor Art Show, Schenectady, New York. Honorable Mention.
September Schenectady Museum , Schenectady, New York. Best of the Stockade Show.
September Space 36 Gallery and Hallspace Gallery, Chatham, New York. Solo Show.
November Martinez Gallery, Troy, New York.
November Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. 2nd Prize.
December Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York. Solo Show.


2000
March Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York. Marking The Millennium. National juried show.
April Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. 1st Prize.
May Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Flower Show.
July The 22nd Mohawk - Hudson Photography Regional Exhibition. Albany, New York.
November Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, New York. 3rd Prize.
November Adams Street Gallery, Delmar, New York.


   

 

 

Great Grandmother Marietta Hall Gardner...gardening runs in the family.

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