Friday, October 2, 2009

Illustrator Barbara Nessim Honored as Norman Rockwell Museum's First Artist Laureate

This is a bit late but we wanted to recognize Barbara's honor by the Norman Rockwell Museum. Barbara was our magazine's second ICON and first Educator/Illustrator of the Year back in 2003 and I've been a huge fan for years--one of my very favorite artists and a wonderful person. She's been supporting our efforts since day one and we greatly appreciate it and her sage advice. Here's more from the NRM press release:

STOCKBRIDGE, MA.- Norman Rockwell Museum announces the honoring of Barbara Nessim as its first Artist Laureate. Nessim, an internationally known artist, illustrator, and educator, also served on the Museum's Board of Trustees from 1999 until 2008. The award will be presented to Nessim on behalf of the Museum's new Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies during its annual Board of Trustees meeting, held on Saturday, September, 26.

"We are honored to award our inaugural Artist Laureate award to Barbara Nessim," says Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO of Norman Rockwell Museum. "The commendation of this award recognizes Barbara's exceptional skills as an influential visual communicator and an early visionary in the digital arts. Barbara's ongoing dedication to the Museum, where she has worked closely with curatorial staff, and served as a passionate advocate for the Museum's expanded collection mission continues as she lends her vision and support- connecting the Museum to new illustration communities and younger artists."

A selection of Barbara Nessim's work will also be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum starting Saturday, September 26, and includes "Women In Madness," an original work generously donated by the artist for inclusion in the Museum's illustration art collection. Later that day, Nessim will present "Graphic Change," an illustrated talk about her evolution as an artist and her creative inspirations.

Illustrator Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential visionary in the art world over the past several decades. A digital art pioneer, Nessim helped shape the MFA Computer Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts, and was Chairperson of Illustration at Parsons School of Design for 12 years. Her work has graced the covers of Time, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. Most recently, the artist has been commissioned to create several large-scale works for various building lobbies in New York City. In addition to several years of dedicated service as a member of Norman Rockwell Museum's Board of Trustees, Nessim acted as liaison to the Museum's Illustrators Advisory Committee, helped develop the exhibition and participated in early discussions related to the development of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. In addition to Norman Rockwell Musuem, an exhibition of Nessim's art will also be on view at The Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts, starting September 25.

Photo of Barbara in her Soho studio, 2003 from the 3x3 Student Annual


  1. Many congratulations to you on getting honored by the Norman Rockwell Museum. Thanks!

    IT support watford

    1. Hello Foster, I'm just seeing your comment now months later - Thank you for your kind words. I'm so honored to be the Norman Rockwell Museum's first Artist Laureate.

  2. To apply for the payday advances, we would state it is less demanding to do than to state. You can apply for payday advances web based utilizing Internet.
    Cash Advance

  3. There are numerous payday advance organizations out there that will attempt to motivate you to expand or "move over" your payday advance.
    Payday Loans

  4. I am crazy about this blog. My curiosity to learn more and more on this blog. Bookmarked this site. You absolutely have wonderful stories.

    jogos io
    friv 2019

  5. Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!jogos friv gratis 2019
    Jogos 2019
    jogos friv

  6. And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
    kizi Games online
    free online games 2019

  7. العقارب ستتجنب البشر قدر استطاعتهم. وهم يعرفون أن البشر يشكلون تهديدًا ، وهم مهتمون أكثر بالحفاظ على الذات. من المحتمل أن تهاجم العقارب فقط إذا شعروا بالتهديد ، كما لو كنت قد فاجأتهم بوضع يدك في صندوق في مكانهم أو وضعهم في الحذاء الذي يختبئون فيه.
    افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض

  8. Bombay Bicycle Club's cover artist Katie Scott | DummyMag. Katie presents alien and human forms through highly detailed fictional anatomical and biological ...Cafe Rio Survey


  9. CSGO Prime Accounts is a paid or a premium model of CSGO. You could both purchase it or gather it when you reach the 21 ranges of the Private Rank in-game. You have got specific blessings attached to this account. Other than that, you’re most effective matched with other top players when you gain high status in the game. you have got a few high-unique souvenirs to accumulate in the sport, unique sport modes, and many others.