Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Nancy S. Cockerham — Painter



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  Nancy Cockerham


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Artists Bio:

Nancy has a MA in Art from USF, Tampa. As a working artist, she's had invitational exhibits at the Boca
Museum of Art, Discovery Center & Broward Art Center, Lake Wales Art Center, Ridge Art Center in
Winter Haven, and Arts on the Park, in Florida. Her work has won numerous awards and has been accepted in prestigious competitions such as the Hortt, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Society of Four Art, Palm Beach, Multi-cultural Exhibit and Fine Arts Competition in Winter Haven, St. Petersburg Art Center and the Daytona Beach Museum of Art. She recently won the Elizabeth Morse Genius in the Florida Artist Competition at the Daytona Beach Museum of Art. Nancy teaches art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL.

Artist Statement:

As an artist, I like to use materials to create images of substance, depth and emotion. The enigmatic form invites the viewer to examine the emotion of the subject matter as well as their own perception of their place in society. The element of mystery begs the viewers to contemplate their meanings. The titles assigned to the artworks reveal something of the artist’s connection with them. Art should reflect the inner emotions of the artist’s experiences and views.


Professional artist with a Master’s degree in art from the University of South Florida
Served on the Charlotte–Mecklenburg Art Commission Committee to make selections for Art in
Public Places, Charlotte, N.C.

Featured on 30-minute prime time television as “Guest Artist” of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art,
“Light Sculpture in Today’s World”
Wrote and developed Art Program for Performing Arts School in Ft. Lauderdale and innovative
Art Programs for gifted children in Florida
Serves on the Cultural Arts Board of Polk County

Recent Awards:

2012      Mixed Media Competition – Ridge Art Assoc. – Award Of Excellence
2011       Fine Arts Competition, Ridge Art Assoc. – Second Place
2010      Renovations Ridge Art Assoc. – Best In Show
2010      Florida Artist Competition – BIG ARTS – Honorable Mention
2010      Blanc Et Noir – Arts On The Park – Award Of Excellence
2009      Fine Arts Competition – Arts On The Park – Award Of Distinction
2009      Florida Artist – Leepa/Rattner Art Museum – Best Of Show (Elizabeth Morse Genius Award)
2008      Generations – Ridge Art Assoc. – Second Place
2007      Florida Artist Competition – Daytona Museum Of Art Best Of Show (Elizabeth Morse Genius Award)

Group Competitions:

Annual Hortt Competition – Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Society of Four Art Competition, – Palm Beach, FL
Boca Museum of Arts Annual Competition– Boca Raton, FL
Art in Broward – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
National Media Competition – Winter Haven, FL
Fine Arts Competition – Winter Haven, FL
May Exhibition – Arts on the Park – Lakeland, FL
Florida Artists Group 57th Annual Exhibition – Daytona Beach Museum of Art – Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Artists Group 58h Annual Exhibition – Leepa/Rattner Museum –Tarpon Springs, FL
Florida Artists Group 60th Annual Exhibition – BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery – Sanibel Island, FL
Florida Artists Group 61st Annual Exhibition – Maitland Art & History Museum – Maitland, FL
Florida Artists Group 62nd Annual Exhibition – Ringling College of Art and Design – Sarasota, FL

Solo Exhibitions:

Boca Museum of Art – Boca Raton, FL
Tilghman Art Gallery – Boca Raton, FL
Discovery Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Palm Beach Junior College – Palm Beach, FL
Kligerman & Pergola Art Galleries – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Lake Wales Art Center – Lake Wales, FL
Ridge Art Association – Winter Haven, FL
Polk State College – Winter Haven, FL
Pasta Gallery – St. Augustine, FL