About Nancy


Nancy DuVergne Smith
West Newton, MA
Phone: 617-823-9474: | Email: nancydsmith22@gmail.com
| Web: nancyduvergnesmith.com


Artist’s Statement

Watercolor stops and starts time.

With any subject matter, applications of paint transform each other and migrate over the picture plane. The resulting art is a visceral, enigmatic, and vital burst of life that leaps from the artwork into the eyes, brain, and very cells of the viewer. For me, form and watercolor are expressions of this life force.

Every day my brush is wet is a good day.


Selected Exhibitions
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA, Bodies exhibition, 2021
Village Bank, Newton Centre MA, two paintings on exhibition. 2020-21
Newton Art Association, Art Works for Good, 2020
Newton Art Association, Annual Awards show, Shelter in Art, and Bonnar shows, 2020
Mosesian Center for the Arts Show Watertown MA We the People, 2020
Newton Art Association show at Piano Craft Gallery Boston, 2020
Newton Watercolor Society, Water exhibition, 2019
Newton Open Studios, 30 paintings, 2019
Natick Senior Center, solo show, 2019
Mosesian Center for the Arts show, Watertown MA, Five Star Regional, 2018—Honorable Mention
Massachusetts State House, Senator Cynthia Creem’s office, two paintings on view, 2018-19
Newton Watercolor Society, Water exhibition, 2014—Honorable Mention
Newton Art Association Annual Awards Show, James King Bonnar show, multiple years.
Motherbrook Center for the Arts, Dedham MA
Newton Art Association, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute show, 2019
MIT, Artists Beyond the Desks, 2003
Kingston Gallery, Boston MA, photography show, 1992
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian MS, competition, 1982
Museum of Fine Arts Alexandria, Egypt, group show, 1981

Teaching Experience
Waterscapes: Sparkle and Shine, Newton Watercolor Society workshop, 2020
Wellesley College, lecturer first year writing program, 1989-96
Writing for the Web, day-long professional education workshops, nSight, 1998-2009
Radcliffe Seminars faculty, Writing for the Web, 1997
Trinidad and Tobago Literature Project, writing/internet instructor, 1996
English as a Second Language, American Cultural Institute, Alexandria, Egypt, 1981

Professional Career
MIT, Editorial Director, MIT Alumni Association, other positions, 1998-2018
Wellesley College, Editorial director, writing program lecturer, 1983-1995
New Age Magazine, Managing editor, 1978-80
New Orleans States Item, Meridian Star, MIT, et. al., reporter, freelance writer

Non-Profit Boards
Co-president, board member, Newton Arts Association, 2016-
Board member, Artists Foundation
Board member, treasurer, National Writers Union

Education
BFA, Painting, Newcomb College of Art, Tulane University
ALM, Master’s in English and American Literature, Extension School, Harvard University.