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Art Partnership with Cedar Point Country Club

For 35 years, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has hosted an Annual Art Show & Sale to benefit the Arts Program. The 2021 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Art Show & Sale will take place from January 23, 2021 through January 31, 2021. Due to the pandemic and guest restrictions on campus, the art show will be held virtually this year. More details will be shared soon!  

We are also excited to announce a new partnership with Cedar Point Country Club’s Visiting Artist Gallery. In 2018, local artist Barbara Harris served as the featured artist. Now through the end of November, Barbara’s artwork will be on display and for sale at Cedar Point. When her paintings are sold, 35 percent of the proceeds will benefit the NSA Arts Program, and 65 percent will be paid to the artist.

In addition to the Visiting Artist Gallery partnership, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and Cedar Point Country Club have also partnered to offer a Saints Membership Plan, which offers discounted club membership rates for NSA families. To inquire about the Cedar Point Country Club Saints Membership Plan or to visit Cedar Point to see Barbara Harris' work, please call (757) 238-2275 or visit www.cedarpointclub.com.

2018 Featured Artist Barbara Harris:

Barbara Harris was born in 1958 and was raised in Newport News, Virginia. She currently lives in Suffolk with her husband, Stan. She started painting when she was eight years old, taking weekly art lessons from local artist Alma Adams. She continued art lessons until she graduated from high school. Then, she attended her first two-week painting workshop in Asheville, North Carolina, and studied with John Pellew from Cornwall, England. Barbara has continued to take workshops and classes from local artists as well as artists around the country. A few years ago, she traveled with several painting buddies to Southern France for a two week plein air workshop. Even with traveling and studying from artists across the states and abroad, Barbara admires our local talent and has mostly been inspired and influenced from local Virginia artists. She enjoys participating in an artist retreat at Nimrod Hall in Bath County, Virginia, each summer. Barbara’s paintings are inspired from light and color. Many of her paintings reflect whatever is going on in her life at the time. Whether it be students in college, a recent trip or just driving down the road, anything may be inspirational and develop into a painting. Barbara paints en plein air and in studio. In studio, she may work from live set ups or from photos she has taken. Barbara uses a limited pallet of colors and likes the feeling of warmth and light reflected in her paintings. Her subject may be landscape, marine life, figurative or still life.
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Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.