Curriculum Vitae for Daphne Wynne Nixon

Daphne Wynne Nixon
Daphne Wynne Nixon


Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut: Bachelor of Arts Degree – Fine Art/Graphic Design.  Studied under Alvin Eisenman, Richard Burton, Andrew Forge, Robert Reid, Bernard Chaet, Vincent Scully

SACI (Studio Art Center International): Florence Italy – Second Semester Junior Year Abroad – Art History, Human Anatomical Drawing, Graphic Design, Oil Painting, Italian Language

The Art Students League of New York:  Certificate of Completion – Figure drawing and Painting.  Studied under Harvey Dinnerstein, Xavier Gonzalez, Nelson Shanks, Michael Burton, Andrew Fogarty

Studio Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece, summer program in outdoor painting & figure drawing

Ted Seth Jacobs Art School, Les Cerqueax sous Passavant, Loire Valley, France: Realistic Painting Summer Program

Rijksmuseum: Amsterdam, Holland – Individual study of Vermeer and Frans Halls

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2022  “International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Exhibition”, October 20 – December 20

2022  “American Art Collector Magazine” article about the “International  Guild of Realism Fall Salon Exhibit”, Nov’22, page 129 article “A Fall Extravaganza” in the Art Show Preview section.

“American Art Collector” 11/2022, pg.129

2022 Oil Painters of America:  “OPA Fall Salon Online Exhibit Fall Gallery”

2021 California Art Club Show, “Excellence In Traditional Fine Art: Renewal & Rebirth”, Virtual Exhibition, March -June

2021 “Art Studio Tour of Monterey Exhibition” at Pacific Grove Art Center Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, April 2- April 29, 2021 from 12-5.

2020  Monterey County Artist Open Studio Tour, Lion Springs Lavender Farm, Carmel Valley, CA, May 9-10 & May 16-17, 11-5 PM each day (postponed due to Corona Virus Pandemic)

2020 “Art Studio Tour of Monterey Exhibition” at Pacific Grove Art Center Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, April 3-June 3. (Event postponed due to Corona Virus Pandemic, new date TBA).

2019 Newspaper article: “Painting Can Be an Exact Science” about the artist, Daphne Nixon, by Dennis Taylor in “The Carmel Pine Cone Newspaper” November 3rd, 2019, page 21-29.

Please click to see entire article here.

2019  Sausalito Art Festival, Booth 640, Labor Day Weekend 8/30 – 9/2, Sausalito, CA, Sat. & Sun, 10AM-7PM and Monday, Sept. 2 from 10AM – 5PMimg_4604

2019  International Guild of Realism Winter Salon Online Exhibition, March – June

2018   LPAPA “14th Annual Best of Plein Air” Show in the Daily Brushwork Online Gallery thru July 23rd at, “Two Ships Passing in the Light”.

“Two Ships Passing in the Light” 11″ x 14″, oil by Daphne Wynne Nixon

2018  First Place Award  at “A TOAST TO THE COAST” juried exhibition with the Central Coast Plein Air Painters at: Wargin Wines Tasting Room, 11 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA. July 6th – Aug. 31st.F620F6A3-5752-489C-A49C-F50E2CCDBACD

2018 “Carmel Magazine”, Spring/Summer 2018 edition, Article: “A Collective Gallery in Carmel Valley”, painting featured on page 166

2018  OPA “Oil Painters of America Salon Show of Traditional Oils“, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI, June 22nd – December 1, 2018

2017  Capitola Plein Air, New Brighton School Performing Art Center, November 5th, 11:00 – 5:00, Capitola, CA

2017  Winfield Art Gallery: “12th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition”, Sept. 23-Oct. 23rd, on Dolores between Ocean & 7th St., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

2017  Illume Gallery of Fine Art: OPA “Oil Painters of America: Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils Juried Show”, Nov. 10th – Dec. 9th, Saint George, UT

2017 Walter Lee Avery Gallery, Seaside City Hall, CA, Sept. 4th – October 26th

2017  “Monterey County Open Studios Tour”; Lion Springs Lavender Farm, Carmel Valley, CA : Sat & Sun, Sept. 23-24th, 11:00am -5:00pm

2017 Third Place Award“Colorful Destinations” Art Exhibit by Coastal Peninsula Plein Air Painters, June 9th, 2017 – June 2018, Monterey County Building, Lobby Gallery, Salinas, CA

2017  California Art League Juried Show, “Whimsy”, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center Art Gallery, Oxnard, CA.

2017  Artists’ Choice Award“Pop Up and Paint Out Santa Cruz”  plein air event exhibit, Plaza Lane, Santa Cruz, CA, Friday, June 2nd.

2017 Carmel Valley Art Association Gallery, Carmel , CA

2016  California Art Club Exhibition: “A Plein Air Perspective” Millard Sheets Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2016  “Paint the Peninsula”:  a week long plein air, paint-out competition in the Olympic National Park to be held at the Port Angeles Fine Art Association, Port Angeles, Washington, August 21-28.

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2016  “Oil Painters of America 2016 Western Regional Juried Exhibition”, The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona: November 4th – 30th, 2016.

2016  “Salon Show of Traditional Oils”, OPA (Oil Painters of America), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana: September 30th – October 29th, 2016

2016  “Best of America” Exhibition, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society; Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA:  September 3 – October 3rd, 2016

2016 “11th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition”, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado: August 26 – September 17, 2016

2016  “Reflections in Water”, California Art Club exhibit at St. Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA, June 5 – August 28, 2016

2016  National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Spring On-line Juried Show

2016  American Women Artists Juried Show

2016  “Honorable Mention”  award, California Art League Juried Show, “Art in a Free Society”, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Oxnard, CA.

2016 Los Altos Art & Wine Festival, July 8-9, Los Altos, CA

2016  Master Works Museum Tour from theInternational Guild of Realism; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, Feb. 6 – Jun. 11

2015-16  8th Annual  “Art About Agriculture” Juried Show, Santa Paula Art Museum, CA, Nov. 14, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016

2015  “Capitola En Plein Air” Juried Show and Exhibition, Esplanade Park, Capitola, CA, Nov. 7-8, 2015

2015  Master Works Museum Tour, International Guild of Realism, The R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA; and the Appleton Museum of Art, Oscala, FL, May – October

2015  OPA “Oil Painters of America” :  accepted as a member of OPA.

2015  The Pence Gallery: California Art Club’s “The Beauty of the Seasons” Art Exhibit.  Opens May, 8th, 2015, in Davis, CA.

2015 “Paint the Village” Paint Out, Carmel Valley Village, CA at the Quail and Olive Gallery

2015  International Guild of Realism(IGOR): Juried into the guild as a professional member.

2014 “First Place Award” for the painting, “Dora’s Secret”; and also “A Day Off” was juried into the exhibit at the California Art League, “Summers Past” exhibit, The Historic Blinn House Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2014  California Art League (CAL): Juried in as an exhibiting member.

2014 Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 10th Annual Best of Plein Air,  for the painting, “The Weeds and the White Tower” at the Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2014  California Art Club, “Quintessential California”, Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center, Santa Paula, CA.  June 28-November 2, 2014

2014  “Texas Spirit Art Show”, National Juried Art Competition, Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham, Texas.  Opens June 7, 2014

2013  “Jeffrey Sipp Memorial Award for an Oil Painting” National Arts Club Gallery, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 117th Juried Show, Gramercy Park, New York City

2013  PAWA (Plein Aire Washington) “Paint the State Parks” Juried Show, American Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2013  Santa Cruz Art League National Juried Show, “All Those Figures”, Santa Cruz, CA

2013  “2nd Place Award”: American Women Artists Juried Show for Associate Members, for an oil painting in “Southwest Art Magazine”July 2013 issue.

2013  Gallery 110:  3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, February – April, Seattle, Washington

2012  Light Space and Time Gallery:  Special Recognition Winning Artist in the November “Seasons Exhibition”.  Show online.

2012   Award Finalist in the “Artist Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition” for the painting, “Mercury Lounging” in the Portraits/Figures Category: December 2012 Issue of magazine.


2012  Second Place Award for Best Oil Painting, “Oscar Gagliani Memorial Award”, The Haggin Art Museum, July 5th – September 2nd, Stockton, CA

2012  “Best in Show Award”, The Peninsula Art League Juried Art Show, Gig Harbor Civic Center, Gig Harbor, WA

2012  14th Annual Port Townsend Art  Show, Port Townsend, WA

2012   Two Waters Art Alliance Juried Show, April 7th – May 26th, Lakebay, WA

2011 Harbor Maritime Museum: Gig Fest Maritime Art Exhibition, June, Gig Harbor, WA

2011 Gallery Row Art Gallery: Featured Artist in April and June 2011, Gig Harbor, WA

2011 Proctor Art Gallery, Featured Artist in June 2011, Tacoma, WA

2011 Kimball Espresso Gallery, Peninsula Art League Members Show, Gig Harbor, WA, January 10th – February 7th, 2011

2010 Proctor Art Gallery, 3811 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA

2010 Proctor Art Walk Painting Exhibit, Tacoma, WA

2010 Peninsula Art League Juried Show, “Donor Award for a Painting”, Gig Harbor, Washington

2010  “82nd Annual Grand National Juried Art Exhibition”, Artists Professional League of America, November, Salmagundi Club, New York

2010 Harvest Jubilee Juried Art Show, “Farms, FIelds, and Foliage”, September 24-26, at The Floyd, Stanwood, WA

2010 Proctor Arts Fest Juried Show,” First Place Painting Award” and “Second Place People’s Choice Award”; August, Tacoma, Washington

2010  Old Town Cordelia Historical Markers;  The Solano County Department of Resources selected three paintings by Daphne Nixon, “Thompson’s Corner Saloon”, “The Cordelia Fire House”, and “Cordelia Railroad Tunnel 1868″ to be etched in granite on permanent display along Cordelia Road in Old Town Cordelia on the new historical walking path.

2010 Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Show, Gig Harbor Library and Retirement Home Group Show, Gig Harbor, Washington

2010  Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour, September 18-19, Gig Harbor and Fox Island, Washington

2010  Bellevue Art Museum Arts Fair, July 23-25,  Bellevue, Washington

2010 Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival, July 17-18, Gig Harbor, WA

2010 City of Kent Art Gallery, June – August, 2010

2010 Rogue Gallery Painting Exhibition, June, Chelsea Painting Exhibition, New York City

2010   “2nd Place Award”, Sequim Arts Annual Juried Show, May, Sequim, Washington

2010  Topanga Canyon Inn Art Gallery, “The Art of Landscape 2010″ April 20th – May 25th, Topanga, California

2010   Auburn City Hall Art Gallery, Auburn Arts Commission Exhibition featuring oil paintings by Daphne Wynne Nixon and Arlon Rosenoff, Washington, February 1-26

2009  “Art Slam” at the Rialto Theatre, Tacoma, Washington

2009  Green Valley Cellars Winery Art Exhibit, Suisun Valley, CA

2009  “Art on the Vine” Art Show, Suisun Valley, CA  June 6-7

2009  “Best of Fest”, Palm Springs International Film Fest, premier of “American Primitive” a.k.a. “Wild About Harry” movie featuring the artist’s murals, Palm Springs, CA

2008   Art Exhibit at Vezer Family Winery, Suisun Valley, CA

2008  State Capital Building, Sacramento, CA; Art Opening given by Senator Machado of Daphne Nixon’s works

2008 Group show at “Art on the Vine” at Wooden Valley Winery in Suisun Valley, CA

2008 Group Show at Phil Glashoff’s Spring Show in Susiun Valley, CA

2007 “California Contemporary Art Collection Exhibition”, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA; won contest to have  art work represent Senator Machado’s district.

2007 Napa Valley Art Museum, CA;  work selected for “Northern Views”  competition – a group show of Northern California’s plein air landscape artists

2007 I. Wolk Gallery, Plein Air Landscape Show, St. Helena, Napa, CA

2007 Solo Exhibit, Napa Valley Library Gallery

2007 Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville, CA; featured artist

2007 “Juror Award” for three separate paintings; California State Fair Art Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

2006 “1st Place Award, Best of Show”, Vacavillle Art Gallery Regional Juried Show, CA

2006 “People’s Choice Award” and “2nd Place Award”; Napa Valley Art Association Juried Show, AOV Gallery, St. Helena, Napa, CA

2006 Fall open studios invitational show at Phil Glashoff’s Art Ranch, Suisun Valley, CA

2006 The Light Room Art Gallery, Berkely, CA

2006 Solo Exhibit “Tank Houses of Solano County”; Lobby of the Solano County Government Building, Fairfield, CA

2006 Glashoff Gallery, featured artist, Manka’s Corner, Suisun Valley, CA

2006 Salmagundi Club Gallery, New York City, NY

2006 Benicia Library Gallery; solo exhibit, “Old Town Cordelia in a New Light”, Benicia, CA

2006 Ledgewood Creek Winery, Solo Exhibit, Suisun Valley, CA

2005-06 “3rd Place Award” for “Plein air Paint -Out in the Park” competition, Vacaville Art Gallery,  Vacaville, CA

2005 “1st Place Award” & “Juror’s Award”, Fairfield Visual Art Association’s Annual Juried Art Show

2005 “Art Grant Award” Fairfield Community Services “Disappearing Agricultural Monuments” series of paintings for CAAP Grant.

2005 Marin Theatre Company Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Mill Valley, CA

2005 Roseville Arts Gallery, Juried Show, Roseville, CA

2005 Pen and Brush Non-Members Juried Show, New York City, NY

2005 Keys Gallery, Juried Show, Springfield, MO

2005 “Old Town Cordelia in a New Light” solo exhibit at Fairfield Visual Arts Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA

2004 “Grant Award” for individual artist, Fairfield Community Services CAAP Grant Award

1999 “Honorable Mention” Vacaville Art and Wine Festival, Vacaville, CA

1997 “Honorable Mention” Fairfield Visual Art Association, Juried Annual Show, CA

1996 “Honorable Mention”, Redding Juried Art Show, Redding, CA


“Honorable Mention” for a portrait “Graeme Wynne”, “Artist Magazine” Juried Show
Dave’s Bar, San Francisco, Solo Exhibit
San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery, Selected Group Show, SF, CA
Art Yard Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Solo Exhibit, Havalaar Restaurant, Landsmeer, Holland
“Frank Dumond Memorial Award”, The Salmagundi Club Show
The Emerging Collector Gallery, New York, NY
“Scholarship Award”, The Art Student’s League of New York
Ayos Constantinos Gallery, Group Show, Red Dot Award(sold), Samos, Greece
Yale University Art Gallery, Group Show
SACI Group Show, Florence, Italy
“1st Place Award and Scholarship” Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA
“Boston Globe Certificate of Merit”, Group Show at Prudential Center Gallery, Boston, MA


“Southwest Art”
“The Artist’s Magazine”
“Vacaville Reporter”
“Fairfield Daily Republic”
“Tacoma Weekly Volcano”
“Kitsap Sun”
“Cape Cod Times”


OPA: artist member since 2015

IGOR:  International Guild of Realism: Professional Member since 2015

CAL:  California Art League: Exhibiting Member since 2014

CAC:  California Art Club: Associate Artist, Monterey since 2014

OPA: Associate Member since 2015

AWA: American Women Artists  Member since 2011

FVAA: Fairfield Visual Art Association since 1999

PAWA: Plein Air Washington Artists since 2010

PAL: Peninsula Art League, Gig Harbor, WA since 2009

ASL: Art Students League of New York: Lifetime Member since 1989

LPAPA:Artist Member since 2014

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