Nancy is a painter and sculptor currently living in Tucson, Arizona. She works in all media. Her work is in private and permanent collections including the Grand Canyon Art Museum, the Zion National Park Art Museum, and in the Northwest Urgent Care Facility in Marana, Arizona. She is a signature member of the American Plains Artists, Associate Member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, and has been listed in Who's Who in American Art since 1989.

    Nancy was born in Newport Arkansas. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. At the university she taught foundations and figure drawing. Nancy exhibited at the "Arts for the Parks Top 100" in Jackson Hole in 2006, and is currently in the traveling exhibition of "Paint the Parks Mini 50" in 2007 and 2008. Her work was in the "Grand! The Art and Wonder of Arizona's Magnificent Canyon Exhibition" show in 2007 and the "Cowgirl Up" invitational art show in 2008 and 2009, at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona. Nancy received the "Zion National Park Superintendant's purchase award" at the "A Century of Sanctuary" art exhibit at the St. George Art Museum in St. George, Utah. Nancy was also in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 "Paint America top 100". Nancy received a grant from the Creative Artist Public Services Program in New York. Over the last three decades Nancy participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, including solo shows in Massachusetts, New York, and Arizona..


I use the human figure, animals and landscapes for inspiration. I place a
strong emphasis on the abstract quality of each composition, using the dynamics
of light, attempting to reveal something more than just the image.


NANCY J. DENZLER – website , email

EDUCATION: Studied w/ Robert Brubaker, Phillip Elliot, Tony Patterson, Dwayne Hatchett, Seymore Drumelvitch, Shelly Berlin.
    1978  MFA (Sculpture), State University of New York at Buffalo
    1976  BFA (Painting & Sculpture), Magna Cum Laude, State U. of NY@Buffalo, Cert. in Art Ed, grades K-12, NY St
    1970  Pontiac Art Association, Pontiac, Michigan
    1968  Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Zion National Park Museum Permanent Collection     Northwest Urgent Care Facility, Marana AZ, Permanent Collection
Grand Canyon Art Museum, Permanent Collection


RECENT ARTICALS:  Desert Leaf, June, 2011 (see links) -The following links contain 3 individual pages of a recent article about me
in Desert Leaf magazine titled NANCY DENZLER:  Art for the Parks.

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2011 – present Tucson Plein Air Painters Society, Associate Member       2007 – present Signature Member, American Plains Artist (APA)
2004 – present Tucson Pima Arts Council                     2003 – present Oil Painters of America
1998 – present Who’s Who in American Art

Sculpture, Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, and Drawing, taught private groups since 1971; painting demonstrations, critiques, and
lectures; conducted workshops and served as a Judge for various art associations in New York, Ohio, Kansas, and Mass. Her work is
located in corporate, institutional, private and museum collections.
    1979 Instructor SUNY at Buffalo; foundations drawing, figure drawing
    1978 Conducted “Artist in the School” program at Kensington High School, Buffalo, New York
1977 & 1978 Graduate Teaching Assistantship SUNY at Buffalo; foundations drawing, figure drawing, sculpture, foundry


      2011  Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Exhibit at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ.

2009 to 2011  University Medical Center / Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ.

2003 to 2011  Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show, the 33rd, 35th, 36th , 37th, 40th and 41st,.

2004 to 2011  The Empire 100 Western Art Show

2009 to 2010  Invitational: Modern Masters Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon.

2009 to 2010  Invitational Paintout: In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Zion National Park, including exhibits at Zion
         Museum, Bingham Gallery, & Maynard Dixon Studio Gallery

      2010  American Plains Artists Exhibit at Lincoln, Nebraska

      2010  Paint America, Top 100 Art Competition

      2010  Paint America, Mini 50 Art Competition

      2009  10th Annual "Empire 100" Western Art Show Tucson, AZ.

      2009  University of Arizona Museum of Art, "Fresh Paint" Tucson, AZ.

      2009  Tucson International Airport, T. I. Program, Tucson, AZ.

      2009  Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ., Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Plein Air Exhibit

      2009  University Medical Center "Flower Power" Event / Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ.

      2009  University Medical Center / Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ.

      2009  American Plains Artists 25rd Annual Exhibit at the Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas

      2009  Solo Exhibit, Max Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008 & 2009  "Cowgirl Up" Invitational Exhibition, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg AZ

      2008  Zion National Park Centennial Art Exhibit: A Century of Sanctuary, St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah. Parks Superintendant Purchase Award

      2008  Paint the Parks, Top 100 Art Competition

      2008  American Plains Artists 24rd Annual Exhibit at Midland, Texas

      2007  American Women Artists at LeKAE Gallery, Juried Competition Exhibition

      2007  American Plains Artists 23rd Annual Exhibit at Loch Vale Fine Art in Estes Park, Colorado

      2007  Paint the Parks, Mini 50 "Mini" Art Competition

  2007-2008  Red River Valley International Juried Art Show, Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Tx, Best Western Art Award, 2007

      2007  "GRAND! Art & Wonder of Arizona's Magnificent Canyon Exhibition", Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg AZ

      2006  37th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show. Also, the 33rd, 35th, and 36th.

      2006  20th Annual Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

      2006  American Academy of Equine Art, Juried Art Show, Lexington, Kentucky

      2006  4th Annual Western Heritage Art Invitational, Duncan, Oklahoma

2006 & 2007  Art Splash, National Juried Art Show, Graham, Texas

      2006  Marana Arts Council, 2nd Annual Founders Day Fine Art Invitational, Marana, AZ. Peoples Choice Award

2005 & 2006  Luminaria's Del Pueblo Sculpture, Public Art Commission, Tucson, AZ, ARIZONA MONSOON I & II

  2003-2005  American Plains Artists 17th Annual Juried Exhibit

      2005  American Plains Artists Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum, 1st prize & Honorable Mention

2004 & 2005  Breckenridge 13th & 14th Annual Juried Show

      2004  Oil Painters of America, Western Regional

1996 & 1998  Copley Society of Boston, New Member Show 1996, 2nd show, 1998

1980 & 1994  Solo Exhibition, Recent Works, Nancy Denzler, Barn Workshop Gallery, Danvers, MA

      1983  Portrait Sculpture, Contemporary Points of View, State University of New York at Buffalo

      1983  Drawings, 25 Regional Artists, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

      1982  The Art of the Human Condition, Boston Visual Artists, Union Gallery, Boston, MA

      1982  Fashion Technical Institute Invitational, New York, New York

      1981  Caps at the State Museum, Albany, New York

      1981  Sculpture Invitational, Montserrat School of Visual Art, Beverly, MA

      1980  Caps Awards Exhibition, Niagara Community College, Sanborn, New York

      1980  Recipient of Artists Fellowship from Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS), New York

      1979  Associated Art Organization of West New York, Inc.; juried exhibit, Second Award

      1979  Noho Gallery Invitational, New York, New York

      1979  Invitational Group Show, Associated Art Organization of West New York, Inc.

      1979  Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

      1979  Solo Exhibition, Symbolism & Form, sculpture and painting, Patterson Art Gallery, Westfield, New York

      1978  Recent Sculpture, Solo Exhibition, AC Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1976 & 1977  Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York