Bruce and Nancy Nordloh Neville are not only serious artists, but also serious about marketing their work through outdoor exhibits that peak during summer months. They both do outdoor shows into October in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, northern Ohio, and Kentucky.
Summerfair at Coney Island is a cornerstone of their exhibition program. This three-day event attracts artists from all over the country 300 juried artists accepted. The couple take part in the show every year. Bruce shows his watercolors and watercolors on canvases while Nancy shows her watercolors and oils. Clients gravitate to these pieces. Both artists have won awards in past years at Summerfair and Nancy continued this streak by capturing second place in the painting category this year. The win guarantees her space in the show next year.
Nancy reports “Sales are usually good at Summerfair, especially for our plein air works. We experience many repeat art patrons. For us, showing our work results in sales.”
Bruce started off the show season winning the Duveneck Award at the Duveneck Show in Covington.
For the past three years they have given a two-day watercolor workshop at Bay Harbor Michigan yacht club. This July events attracts a large number of students to this scenic spot.
This makes for a busy summer for this artist couple. Nancy says, “It is hard work, but we love what we do.”