Tracy Ference Gallery Abingdon Main Street

120 Court Street NE
Abingdon, VA 24210


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Tracy Ference Portraits and Still Life Gallery

Tracy Ference was born and raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania. She earned a BS in Psychology from Penn State University and attended graduate school at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA. Married shortly after college, she started a family with her husband and began moving around the country with his career. In 2003, while living in Texas, she took the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream to study art and has been painting and studying since. While not formally trained, she attended workshops with some of the best portrait artists in the country. Some of her most influential teachers have been:  Nancy MacDonald, Quang Ho, Robert Liberace and Dawn Whitelaw.   In addition, studying the works of the masters such as Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Nicolai Fechin are a continued source of knowledge and inspiration.

 Professional Awards:
Finalist in June 2016 Art Muse Contest
Winner of the BoldBrush Award – May 2016
Award of Excellence Kingsport Annual Show -2016
1st Place – Women Painter’s of the South East Annual Show – 2016
Accepted into the Richeson75 Annual Juried International Portrait and Figure Show – 2015
Outstanding Pastel – Informed Collector Bold Brush Painting Contest – 2015
Certificate of Merit – Portrait Society of America’s Annual Member show – 2015
Best of Show – Southern Appalachian Artists Guild, Blue Ridge, Georgia – 2014
Merit Award – Highlands Festival Annual Juried Show – 2014
Award of Excellence – Highlands Festival Annual Juried Show – 2013

Professional Memberships:
Portrait Society of America

Women Painters of the Southeast

 Appalachian Pastel Society

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