Candy Nartonis lives and works in Boston’s South End. Her prints, paintings and wall sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and in England, Germany, Egypt, Vietnam, China, and Japan and her paintings are showcased in the 2010 Summer Edition of Studio Visit Magazine. Current shows include Pattern and Repetition at Simmons College, up through September. A permanent installation is on view at Blue Glass Café in the lobby of the John Hancock Tower.
Her work is owned by public collections including the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado: Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers; Santa Barbara Museum of Art The Museum of Art, University of Maine; University of New Mexico Museum; Boston Public Library Print Collection; US State Department, Washington, DC; Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University; and the National Art Academy, Hangzhou, China. Her work can be found in over 100 private collections such as IBM, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, Berkshire Partners, the Mayo Clinic and Microsoft. In addition, Nartonis’ prints have been included in portfolios such as the well-received Pocahontas meets Hello Kitty (with Native American men and women), The Art Connection Collection, The Boston Printmakers’ Translations (2006), The Boston Portfolio for the Southern Graphics Council (2004), Varied Voices, and others. Upcoming Portfolios include Circle of Print – An International Group of Printmakers, EES Members Lighten Up, and States of the State: A Contemporary Survey of American Printing.
Nartonis has won major awards, including a grant from The E. D. Foundation and has twice been a Guest Artist at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She recently designed a set of Historic Markers for Washington Street in Boston’s South End under the auspices of Main Streets USA. Nartonis contributed work to The Tile Project, Destination: The World sponsored by The TransCultural Exchange. She has served on the Boards of The Boston Center for the Arts, Southern Graphics Council 2003 Conference Committee, and The Art Connection in Boston. Currently she is an officer on the Executive Board of Boston Printmakers, and on the Board of The Laconia Gallery in Boston.
Nartonis has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a faculty member and Director of the Museum at Principia College in Elsah, IL, and a juror for art exhibitions nationwide.
Nartonis is represented by Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine, ebo Gallery in Millwood, New York, Muskat Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts and Peter Bartlow Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.
Boston Printmakers, North American Print Organization
EES Arts, A Boston-based Printmaking Cooperative
Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago
Simmons College (collection)
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Art Connection, An Artists’ Philanthrophy
Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine
University of Maine (collection)