Nancy Kempf is an award winning American contemporary artist whose vibrant and inspirational paintings have brought her international attention. 

Kempf’s paintings can be found in private collections in the United States and have been seen in national and international exhibits. Significant past or future exhibits include the Carrousel du Louvre Art Shopping, Hilton Head Biennale, Olaf Wieghorst Museum and three international juried exhibits. She has also freelanced for nonprofit organizations such as Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Kempf is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. She is represented by the SeaCoast Gallery in Myrtle Beach, SC and exhibits prints of her award winning artwork at Blue Moon Gift Shops in Wilmington, NC.  She is a member of Wilmington Art Association, Charleston Artist Guild, SeaCoast Artists Guild and a member of international art club France Artistique Association.  She lives in North Carolina with her husband Mike and their big chocolate Lab named Lizzie.


-North Carolina Azalea Festival Wilmington Art Association 42nd Annual Juried Competition

-North Carolina Azalea Festival Painting donated painting to raise funds for Azalea Festival

-Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens Solo Exhibit 


-Received recognition from Luxembourg Museum for entries in the international Luxembourg Art Prize 2023.  Only a select group of artists receive this award.  December 2023

-Seacoast Gallery Artist of the Month July 2023

-Folium Magazine of Argentina. Featured Artist June 2023

-Blue Moon of Wilmington exhibiting prints 

-Charleston Art Gallery juried in as an exhibiting artist 

-Wilmington Art Association 41st Annual Exhibit Azalea Festival Juried Competition April 2023 *Honorable Mention

-Voyager South Carolina Magazine in January 2023.  Life and Work of Nancy Kempf 


-Arabella Magazine - Art, Architecture and Design.  Featured in Artist’s Showcase

-Art in the Arboretum in October 2022

-Seacoast Gallery in Myrtle Beach in October 2022

-Landfall Foundation Art Show in August 2022

-Camelback Gallery International Artist Invitational Juried Competition *Silver Award

-Cameron Art Museum State of the Art exhibit 

-Art Room Gallery International Portrait Competition exhibit *Finalist with two paintings

-Camelback Gallery International Achievement  Awards 2022 *Fifth place and Finalist awards with two paintings


-Seacoast Gallery juried exhibit *Honorable Mention The Quilt

-Training/workshop Cameron Art Museum Figure Drawing workshop

-Training/workshop Professional Artist Institute 8 week course in marketing


-Invited to exhibit with AWA, Uffizi Galleries and Medici Family Archive in Italy for an online event The Garzoni Challenge

-Member of Mondial Art Academia, Chevalier Académicienne

-Training/workshop Marketing with Clickfunnels


-Carrousel du Louvre Art Shopping 2019 Paris, France.  Curator Mona Yossef.

-Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibit.  Juror Bryce Hauser.  *Honorable Mention

-Achieved Signature Member status of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

-International Society of Acrylic Painters 10th International Open.  Juror Andrew Kent-Marvick.

-Biennale 2019 National Juried Exhibit Hilton Head.  Juror Alan Flattmann.

-Salann Magazine, second issue

-Apex Cultural Arts Center, Main Gallery

-International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Member Show.  Juror Brett Freda.


-International Society of Acrylic Painters 9th Annual International Online Show. Juror Ann Martin McGuire.

-20th Annual Art Faire Juried Show. Juror Eric McRay
-311 Gallery Landscapes and Seascapes Show. Jurors Bekah Haslett, David Spector, Lori White
-Fine Art League of Cary 23rd Annual Regional Show. Juror Dan Campbell
-Abstract Workshop. Teacher Eric McRay
-Anatomy for Figure Drawing: Mastering the Human Figure


-Fine Art League of Cary Juried Member Show. Juror Eric McRay
-Fine Art League of Cary exhibit at Cary Ballet Conservatory.
-Joe Van Gogh exhibit.
-Virtual Art Academy

2016 and previous years
-Fine Art League of Cary Member Show. Juror Valerie Spiva-Collins. *Honorable Mention
-Littmus Gallery Juried Exhibit.
-Carolina on my Mind juried exhibit. Village Art Gallery. Juror Roger Manley Director of NC Museum of Art and Design.
-36th Annual Juried Fine Art exhibit for the Arts Council of Wayne, North Carolina.
-California Art League “Celebrating Women" juried exhibit in Pasadena, California.
-California Art Club "Of the Club" in Altadena, California. Juror Peter Adams President California Art Club. *Purchase award by the Altadena Club.
-California Art Club "Landscapes of the West" at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum. Juror Peter Adams President California Art Club.
-NCSFA Escondido Municipal Gallery Juried Member Show. Juror. *Honorable Mention.
-Spring Fling juried exhibit. University of California San Diego 2013
-San Diego Fair Fine Art Competition 2012 and 2013
-North County Society of Fine Arts at Poway Performing Arts Center juried exhibits 2012 & 2014
-Ramona Art Show juried exhibit 2012
-Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Juried exhibit 2013