Nuss in Annapolis
Barbara Nuss
painting on Duke of Gloucester St.
during Paint Annapolis
By painting landscapes directly from nature and still lifes from studio arrangements, I learned the nuances of color and light on every imaginable subject from the rolling hills of the countryside to the delicate petals on a peony.

From 1983-1996 I taught still life and landscape painting in my studio and from 1998 through the present day I share my landscape painting skills through area plein air workshops.

I credit my artistic development to my B.F.A. from Syracuse University, the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, my experience as a graphic artist and illustrator, various workshop instructors, and my students.

I am a member of the Salmagundi Club New York, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (signature member), Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism (artist member), the Baltimore Watercolor Society (artist member), the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (artist member), American Women Artists, National League of American Pen Women, and am past president of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

My paintings may be seen at American Painting Fine Art in Washington, DC

  • Salon International: Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas 2013, 2014
  • 2nd Place Award, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) Fall 2013 OnLine Exhibition; Award of Excellence, Spring OnLine Exhibition, 2013
  • OPA (Oil Painters of America), Eastern Regional Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2013
  • OPA, Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI, 2013, 2014
  • Award of Excellence: Online Exhibition, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS), 2013
  • Salmagundi Club, New York City: 18th & 14th Annual Open Exhibitions: 1991, 1995; Members' Annual Exhibition, 2011, 2012, 2014; Thumb Box Exhibition, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
  • Best in Show, 2012 Paint It! Ellicott City Plein Air Competition
  • Best Landscape Award, 2010 Best of America Exhibition, NOAPS (National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society)
  • 2010 Paint the Parks, Top 100 (3 paintings): 2010
  • National Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Top 100: 1989, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2006; Top 200: 1990, 1993, 1996, 2006
  • Oil Painters of America National Exhibition: 2000 (Gallery Americana, Carmel CA), 2001 (Zantman Art Galleries, Palm Desert, CA); Regional Exhibition: 2002 (Brazier Gallery, Richmond, VA), 2004 (Barnsite Art Studio & Gallery, Kewaunee, Wisconsin), 2008 (Richland Fine Art, Nashville TE)
  • National League of American Pen Women MD State Conference: Best of Show Award, 1999, 2003
  • Washington Society of Landscape Painters: Best of Show Award, 1998, 2005
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibitions: 1989, 1990, 1996 (Holbein Award), 2005
  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters (MAPAPA) "Paint Annapolis 2004," Award of Excellence; "Paint Annapolis 2005;" "Paint Annapolis 2006," Award of Merit (Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD)
  • State Department Arts in Embassies Program: 1994-1996 (Vatican, Rome), 2003-2005 (Ankara, Turkey), 2007-2009 (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Artist's Magazine Still Life Competition Finalist: 1996; Landscape Competition Finalist: 2003
  • Listed in Who's Who of America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women, 1991 through the present.
  • American Painting Fine Art, Washington, DC
  • Andrei Kushnir/Michele Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
  • Troika Gallery, Easton, MD
  • Strathmore Hall Art Center, North Bethesda, MD
  • Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MD
  • Washington County Arts Council Gallery, Hagerstown, MD
  • Grand Style Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Art League Gallery (Torpedo Factory), Alexandria, VA
  • Penn State University, State College, PA
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Silver Spring, MD
  • Bendann Galleries, Towson, MD.
  • Arti et Amicitiae American Landscape Exhibition, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
  • Mill Atelier Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TE
  • Barnsite Art Gallery, Kewaunee, WI
  • Brazier Gallery of Fine Art, Richmond VA
  • Hilligos Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
  • University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
  • The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
  • Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
  • Illuminaria Fine Art; Chatham, MA
  • Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TE
  • American Painting Fine Art, NYC and Washington, DC
  • Gallery Americana, Carmel, CA
  • Zantman Art Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
  • Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
  • Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Troika Gallery, Easton, MD
  • Grand Style Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Bendann Art Galleries, Towson, MD
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
  • Atrium Gallery Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Art Showcase of 100 Maryland Artists, Baltimore, MD
  • Strathmore Hall Art Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
  • The Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC
  • The Meeting House Gallery, Columbia, MD
  • Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • National Park Service Headquarters, Washington, DC.
  • Author of Secrets to Composition, (the paperback version of 14 Formulas for Painting Fabulous Landscapes) published by North Light Books, 2012
  • Author of 14 Formulas for Painting Fabulous Landscapes published by North Light Books, 2004
  • Article in Artist's Magazine on composition, 2014
  • Contributor to Painting the Elements, Weather Effects in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor, published by North Light Books, 2006
  • Two landscape paintings included in Art from the Parks, a publication by North Light Books
  • A landscape painting included in How did you Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes, a book published in June 2004 by International Artist Publishing
  • Paint Annapolis 2004 painting on cover of Exclusively Greater Annapolis 2006, a book benefiting Historic Annapolis Foundation published in September 2006 by Jordan Publishing Co.
  • Landscape painting included in Rock Creek Park by Gail Spilsbury, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore MD
  • Plein air landscape workshops with John Philip Osborne and Ross Merrill

    Last updated: 12/21/14

    Email: barbara@barbaranuss.com