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Curriculum Vitae

1970   Shuler School of fine Art

1975  Maryland Institute of Art

1985  B.F.A. Maryland Institute of Art




2014   Art + Love,  SBTC Gallery , Santa Barbara, CA 

2013   Confluence, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, Juror Peter Frank, Montecito, CA

2012   BULL, SBTC Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2011   Art in the Parks, Channing Peake Gallery, First Place Award, Santa Barbara, CA

2011   Love and Proteges, SBTC Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA          

2011  The Rooster Show, SBTC Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009  The Nature of Things, SBTC Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009  100 Grand, Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, S.B. CA

2008   EDGE, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA , Curator, Ro Snell

2008   Eyes Open, Galerie Eye, Carpinteria, CA

2007   Grantitude, Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery. Santa Barbara, CA

2007   American Surrealism, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2006   Wildling Museum Studio Tour, Santa Ynez, CA

2006   Santa Barbara Studio Artists, Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA         

2005   William Colville Foundation Grant Exhibition, Montecito, CA


Collectors   (partial listing)


Lawrence Davanzo, CEO Wilshire & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Parks Department, Santa Barbara, CA

Christine Mason Miller, Author, Moving Water, River Hills, WI

Karen Michaels, MFT, Sedona, AZ

Francie White, CEO, Central Coast Treatment Center, Paso Robles, CA

Kathleen Duval, MFCC, Santa Barbara, CA

Beverleigh Blair Cochran, Naturalist, Environmental Activist, Baltimore, MD

Mike & Brooke Carhartt, Owner, Vintner, Carhartt Vineyards, Los Olivos, CA

Mark & Mary Kirkhart, CEO, DesignARC, Los Angeles, CA

Brent and Susie Freitas, CEO, Eye of the Day, Garden Design Center, Carpinteria, CA

Tekla Sanford, CEO, Sanford Winery, Santa Ynez, CA

Morgan Clendenen, CEO and Vintner, Cold Heaven Winery, Los Alamos, CA

Petrina Mitchum, Author, Hollywood Hoofbeats, Santa Ynez, CA

Michael Recchiuti, CEO, Recchiuti Confections, San Francisco, CA

Lucinda Brown, Lucy Brown Design, Bainbridge Island, WA

Glen & Heloise Chase, Ojai, CA

Jim & Marybeth Vogelzang, CEO, Vintners, Vogelzang Vineyards, Montecito, CA

Brian & Sue Kelly, Bozeman, MT

Anna Bunting, Santa Barbara, CA

Sabine Blanchard, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor, Santa Barbara, CA

Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton Porter, Baltimore, MD

Mikaila Von Osborne, Acupuncturist, Santa Barbara, CA

Helene Segal & George Konstantinow, Santa Barbara, CA

Irene & Mark Kovalik, Santa Barbara, CA

Vivianne Belasario, Montecito, CA

Colby Centrella, Landscape Designer, Santa Barbara, CA 

Dan Gerber, Author, Santa Ynez, CA

Anne Marie Cepkauskas, Animal Advocate, Montecito, CA

Kay Schofield, Santa Barbara, CA

Robin Burrows, Poet, Santa Ynez, CA 

Mark & Cheri Swank, Cheri Bi Bi Salon, Santa Barbara, CA

Nancy Merrill, Artist, Port Townsend, WA

Pam Yost, Santa Barbara, CA

Robert & Amber Navarro, Los Alamos, CA

Gabriel & Tanya Roche, Santa Ynez Valley Wine Club, Santa Ynez, CA

Michelle Gysan, Internet Marketer, Santa Barbara, CA

Anne T. Smith, Boston, MA

Katie Elliott, Austin,TX

Cristina Young, Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Napa,CA



2011   First Place Award , Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Channing Peake Gallery,  Art in the Parks, Santa Barbara, CA 

2007-08   Santa Barbara Arts Fund, William T. Colville Award





“Nature, Visited and Revisited”, Review, 2007


In a way, Taliaferro sets the thematic stage with her varied takes, and varied tactics on the subject of nature… Her paintings offer twists on landscape art norms. She zooms in for macro views of windswept grasses and thistles in larger paintings and then inversely paints broader expanses of landscapes on small canvases. Scale is effectively tweaked. “ — Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press Review


“EYES OPEN”, Review, 2008


Moving from the great outdoors to indoor pursuits, Nancy Taliaferro shows skillfully painted variations on the still life tradition. Pots, dishes, and eggs are cast adrift and afloat in dreamy, indeterminate space in these paintings, which suggest a portal into and out of domestic reality.”  — Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press


 “Fashion as Art”, Review, 2011


In Nancy Taliaferro’s small enticing paintings of fabric and footwear, she shows sensitivity to light, shoes, fabric, and the symbolic link thereof. Though the wee-est art pieces in the show, Taliaferro’s paintings carry a big, cool charisma, and serve as an important part of the show’s collective, expressive whole." — Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press



“Bullish on Impact”, Review, 2012


For all the twists and turns of media in the show, what leaves the strongest impression here -at least to this cow painting aficionado-is its painting component. Take, for example, Nancy Taliaferro’s “Home on the Range”, an unexpectedly graceful and slightly loony image of a proud bull and a gleaming Airstream in the background, a double dose of iconic American subjects.” — Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press

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