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artist , educator

Nancy Blanchard Honea, American artist, educator. Recipient Best in Show awards Louisiana Tech University, 1984, 1st merit award, 1986; purchase award Georgia Council for Arts, 1986, also others; named Artist of Year Atlanta branch National League American Pen Women, 1995.


Honea, Nancy Blanchard was born on February 4, 1945 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of Hiram James and Vadie Kathryn (Fleming) Honea.


Student, Mercer University, 1964. Student, Emory University, 1978. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1995.


Administrative assistant for leukemia research Emory University, Atlanta, 1973-1980. Owner Honea Fine Art Studio, Stone Mountain, Georgia, since 1980. Instructor portrait workshops, since 1982.

Instructor portrait painting Spruill Center for Arts, Atlanta, since 1985, International Workshop, Italy, 1996. Instructor portrait painting Atlanta College Art, since 1993, advisor Shute scholarship fund, since 1993. Resident portrait painter Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1981, The Lodge at Vail, Colorado, 1982.

International painting China, England, France, Mexico, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows Georgia Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Atlanta, 1979, American National Bank, Chattanooga, 1983, Hunter Museum Art, Chattanooga, 1983, Macon (Georgia) Little Theater, 1988, Picasso Cafe, Atlanta, 1988, Brown & Spiegel, Atlanta, 1991. Exhibited in group shows Birmingham (Alabama) Museum Art, 1978, North Texas State University Art Gallery, Denton, 1979, Asheville (North Carolina)) Museum, 1983, Shenandoah College and Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia, 1985, Bellarmine College, Louisville, 1985, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1986, Macon Museum Arts and Sciences, 1986, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1986, North Arts Gallery, Atlanta, 1988, Portrait Society Annual, since 1987, Southeast Pastel Society International, 1989, 90, 92, 96, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Atlanta, 1988, Georgia Mountains Srt Museum, Gainesville, 1992, Southern Bell Center, Atlanta, 1993, Atlanta College Art, 1996, American College Art, Atlanta, 1996, Avery Gallery, Marietta, 1996, also others. Represented in over 200 corporation and private collections throughout United States and foreign countries.


Member National Museum Women in Arts (charter), Southern Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of America, Georgia Watercolor Society (merit award 1984), Kentucky Watercolor Society, Portrait Society Atlanta (charter 1980, president 1985-1987, executive board, board directors, advisory board, merit member since 1991), Alabama Watercolor Society (juried member), Southeastern Pastel Society (Member of Excellence since 1992, Honorable Mention award 1990, 96), Alpha Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, hiking.


Married Thomas T. Bragg, Junior, August 16, 1964 (divorced 1973). Children: Elisabeth Paige Cummings, Kristen Fleming Watanabe.

Hiram James Honea

Vadie Kathryn (Fleming) Honea

Thomas T. Bragg

Elisabeth Paige Cummings Honea

Kristen Fleming Watanabe Honea