About Marsha Nelson

As a self-taught artist for my earlier life, I have always enjoyed art.  In the past fourteen years, I’ve pursued my art interest with new dedication and passion. I took eleven art courses at Jacksonville State University.  Since 2011, I’ve been privileged to be a student in master oil painter John Lonergan’s atelier in Birmingham.

 

I am a representational painter whose favorite mediums are oil and watercolor.  In 2018 I achieved Signature Silver Membership in the Watercolor Society of Alabama.  It has been gratifying to receive recognition for several of my paintings juried into Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) exhibits.

 

I am very grateful God has blessed me with a measure of artistic talent, as well as the incredible gift of my wonderful husband.  Gordon always shares the excitement of my art journey, offers me constant support, very good critiques, and now his new expertise as my personal webmaster.  I couldn’t do what I do without him! 

Nunnally’s Noble Street Frame and Gallery represents me as a member of East Alabama Artists, Inc..

I highly recommend taking your framing needs to Nunnally's as they do the best work anywhere.  Tell my friend and fellow artist, Landon, that I sent you. You will be very pleased with his expert help. 

WSA Newsletter Editors 2017 - 2019 

From Fall 2017 through Summer 2019, Gordon and I were Newsletter Editors.

https://watercolorsocietyofal.org/newsletters/

 

Current Event

2019 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried  

Jemison - Carnegie HERITAGE HALL MUSEUM

200 South St. E., Talladega, AL  

September 15 - November 8, 2019 

September 15, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Events

2019 WSA 78th Annual National Exhibition 

June 2 - August 2, 2019 

"Wuhan, China - 2008" Accepted 

Alabama Center for the Arts 133 2nd Ave NE, Decatur, AL  35640 

FoVA (Friends of Visual Arts - JSU) May 2019 

Donation: "Daylilies" 

 

SOLO EXHIBIT at the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF ANNISTON - CALHOUN COUNTY

108 East 10th Street, Anniston, AL 

September through October, 2018 

WSA Members Showcase Exhibit  

Jemison - Carnegie HERITAGE HALL MUSEUM

200 South St. E., Talladega, AL  

September 16 - October 19, 2018 

September 16, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

My painting, "Santenay, France," was accepted in the ... 

WSA 77th Annual National Exhibition 

JULE COLLINS SMITH MUSEUM OF FINE ART
AUBURN UNIVERSITY

AUBURN, AL

MAY 20 - JUL 29, 2018 

During the Opening Awards Ceremony, I received Signature Silver Membership

 

Featured Artist

I was invited to be the featured artist at …

Leeds Theatre & Arts Center

July 2 to August 4, 2017

8140 Parkway Drive

Leeds, AL

I was honored to be the featured artist at …

Nunnally’s Noble Street Frame & Gallery

May through October, 2017

1014 Noble Street

Anniston, AL                   

Exhibitions, Awards, Donations

2019 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried – Merit Award 

2019 WSA 78th National Exhibition 

        Juried  

2018 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried, 2 pieces accepted 

2018 WSA 77th National Exhibition 

        Juried - Received Signature Silver Membership 

 

2017 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried, 2 pieces accepted 

2017 WSA 76th National Exhibition 

        Juried

2016 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried – Awarded Certificate of Recognition for 1 of 2 pieces accepted

2016 Jacksonville State University Visual Arts Society Exhibit

2016 JSU Visual Arts Society Spring Gala -- Donation to Silent Auction

2016 WSA 75th National Exhibition

Juried – Patron Fine Art Award and Received Signature Bronze Membership

2016 Open House for Jacksonville State University Home of the President

I was one of several artists invited to donate a work to be displayed in a permanent collection in the new president’s home. 

 

2016 Littlehouse Galleries - Students of John Lonergan Exhibit 

 

2015 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried – President’s Award  for 1 of 2 pieces accepted

 

2015 RAFT (Raising Awareness Fighting Trafficking), Ripon, CA

Donated 7 pieces to their silent auction fundraiser

 

2015 WSA 74th National Exhibition 

Juried

 

2014 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried – Merit Award for 1 of 2 pieces accepted

 

2014 Jacksonville State University Visual Arts Society Exhibit

 

2014 JSU Visual Arts Society Spring Gala – Donation to Silent Auction

 

2013 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried

2013 JSU Visual Arts Society Exhibit

2013 WSA 72nd National Exhibition

Juried — Received Signature Membership

 

2012 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried — Merit Award for 1 of 2 pieces accepted

 

2012 WSA 71st National Exhibition

Juried -- Patron Fine Art Award

 

2012 Littlehouse Galleries - Students of John Lonergan Exhibit 

2011 JSU Visual Arts Society Exhibit

2008 JSU Visual Arts Society Exhibit

 

2008 29th Annual Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition 

Juried – Visual Arts Society Award

 

2007 WSA Alabama Members Showcase

Juried — Honorable Mention

 

2007 28th Annual Mini-Works Exhibition 

Juried — President’s Purchase Award

 

2007 JSU Visual Arts Society Spring Gala & Art Auction – Donation

 

2007 JSU VAS Exhibit

 

2007 JSU Student Exhibit 

Juried – First Place, Watercolor; Honorable Mention, Watercolor

 

2006 JSU VAS Exhibit

 

2006 JSU Visual Arts Society Spring Gala & Art Auction – Donation

 

2006 27th Annual Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition 

Juried

 

2006 JSU Student Exhibit 

Juried – First Place, Acrylic; Honorable Mention, Watercolor

2005 26th Annual Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition 

Juried

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