Born: Quincy, Florida

Resides: Melbourne, FL


Attained 56 Post Graduate hours from various universities:

1993 Florida International University, Miami, FL

1988-87 The University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

1982 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1974 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

1971 Masters of Art, Art Education and Constructive Design

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (Fellowship Recipient)

1969 Bachelors of Science, Art Education and Constructive Design

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


2011 Indian River Potters’ Guild, Mural, Part of the Eau Gallie Arts District’s Outdoor Mural Museum Program, Melbourne, FL (Commission)

2007 Eau Gallie Pier Mosaic, Melbourne, FL (First public art commissioned for Melbourne, FL)

2005 Berman, Hopkins, Wright & Laham CPA, Merritt Island, FL (Commission)

1990 Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando, FL (Commission)

1990 Diebel, Lazar, & Stroup, MDPA, Winter Park, FL

1990 Marriott HOST International, Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL. (Commission)

1989 Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Caponano & Bozarth, Olympic Plaza, Orlando, FL


Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL

Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL

Knollwood Army Retirement Center, Washington DC

Administrative Arts, Orlando, FL

Southeast Bank, Miami, FL.

Price Waterhouse, Dupont Center, Orlando, FL

Hubbard Construction Company, Orlando, FL

Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL


Eau Gallie Arts District Outdoor Art Museum, Co-Chair,  Melbourne FL

Eau Gallie Arts District, Design Committee, Secretary

Save Our Public Art (Co-Chair) 

1.  The Wave: Dream, Imagine, Inspire, and Create, C0ordinator, mosaic on the south side of the Eau Gallie Public Library, Melbourne, FL

2.  Geoffrey Naylor’s Papyrus Column, downtown Eau Gallie, a section of Melbourne, FL


2018 “Women We Love” Eau Gallie Arts District Honoree



July – August, Terrie Corbett, Nancy Baur Dillen, and Grace Leal Exhibit, Venvi Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

January – March, Nancy Baur Dillen Selected Artworks, Mount Dora Art Center, Mount Dora, FL

72nd Florida Artists Group Virtual Exhibit, Florida Artists Group website (



72nd Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibit, Virtual Exhibit, Florida Artists Group Merit Award , Juror: Holly Koons, Executive Director, Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Water Circus Series: Nancy Baur Dillen, Eau Gallie Public Library, Solo Show

Oil on Canvas Virtual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artist, Inc., 1st Place Award

The Aquarium ArtWalk, Cocoa Central Public Library, Cocoa, FL

The Aquarium ArtWalk, West Melbourne Public Library, West Melbourne, FL


Pop-Up Window Exhibit: Nancy Baur Dillen, Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL

Visual Poems by Nancy Baur Dillen, Solo Exhibit, Sarasota Art Center,  Sarasota, FL

71st Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibit, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL, Cecily Hangen & Ahlin Emeritus Award, Juror: Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC

Robot Love: Prove You Are Human, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL


Winter Quarterly Invitational Quarterly Virtual Fine Art Show, Bohrer Gallery

70th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibit, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL


Blended Themes, Artwork by Nancy Dillen, MA, Beachside Arts and Studio, Satellite Beach, FL 

2019 Best of the Best Annual Juried Exhibition, A. E. Backus Museum and Gallery, Ft. Pierce, FL Award of Merit

Where Am I? A Wednesday Group Exhibit, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL

The Beauty of Small, Florida Artists Group, 69th Annual Symposium Exhibit, Ringling Art, Sarasota, FL

Vision 2019, Strawbridge Art League, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL

The Zoological and Botanical Fantasies of Nancy Dillen and Marilyn Rackelman, The Gallery at Melange, Lake Wales, FL

Nancy Baur Dillen, Magical Worlds of Nancy Dillen, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

The Florida Artists Group in Naples, Naples Art Association Gallery, Naples, FL, First Place, Juror: Lauren Huff

Visual Poetry: Real and Imagined Paintings by Nancy Baur Dillen,  Garden House at Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL 


Sound Influences, Area 5 Florida Artists Group, Ormond Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL , Nov. 9, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019

1NightR2 Art Popup, Melbourne, FL

1NightR Art Popup, Melbourne, FL

Visual Poetry: Real and Imagined Paintings by Nancy Baur Dillen,  Garden House at Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Instructor’s Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 

Magical Worlds of Nancy Dillen, Seminole State College Fine Arts Gallery, The Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Sanford, FL


Area 5 Florida Artists Group, Casselbury Art House, Casselbury, FL

Beauty in the Shadows, (Invitational) Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL

Fluid Nature, (three person show with Candace Knapp and Marianna Hamilton Ross), South Florida State College Museum of Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park, FL, Artist’s Talk, 

Magical Worlds of Nancy Dillen, (solo) Frits van Eeden Gallery, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL


Inspired Lines: Appleton Drawing Biennial, juror: Alison Ferris, (curator at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin), The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL


Manufactured Scarcity, curated by Cliffton Chandler, Derek Gores Gallery, Melbourne, FL

Reunited: Nancy Dillen and Quentin Walter, Art on 18th Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

25th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL, Juror: Joshua Hunter Davis

Vision 2015, Strawbridge Art League, Melbourne, FL, Juror: Steve McLachlin

Kaleidoscope of Art, Art and Antique Studio and Fine Arts Gallery, Melbourne, FL, juror Harry Messersmith, First Place


2014 American Salon of Fine Art Competition, Honorable Mention

New Visions of the Florida LandscapeNancy Dillen and Liu Nan, Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL

Vision 2014, Strawbridge Art League, Melbourne, FL


Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact Or Fiction: (National Juried Exhibit) Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

WinterGarden: 27th Annual Holiday Show and Sale (A National Invitational of Fine Art, Craft + Design) Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

Animal Other: (National Juried Exhibit) Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ, First Place, Juror: Alley Glowacki

small work-Big Talent: Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Flor 500 Participatory art projects: Region 6 Artist,

Strawbridge Art League’s VIVA 500

Traveling Exhibit Sites: Melbourne Beach Library, Cocoa Beach Library, & Orlando City Hall. Judge: Paul Wenzel, Art Coordinator, City of Orlando. 3rd place for Nature Category

Aesthetics of Nature: St. Augustine Art Association Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, juried exhibit, St. Augustine, FL2012


3rd Annual Juried Exhibition (Juried), Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL

Members Choice, (invitational), Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL

Have Art Will Travel (invitational), EGAD Art Lab, Melbourne, FL

Shaken Not Stirred (invitational), EGAD Art Lab, Melbourne, FL


2nd Annual Juried Exhibition (Juried), Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL

Texas National Invitational, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, James Drake (juror, 2011 Texas Medal of Arts winner)


Transformations: A Collaboration of Art and Poetry, Brevard Art Museum,

Florida Biennial V (Juried), Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, FL, Mark Ormond (juror), Independent Curator. Honorable Mention

Nancy Dillen: Painting (Solo Exhibit), Eau Gallie Public Library, Melbourne, FL


Florida Museum for Women Artists Inaugural Exhibition (Invitational), Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, FL

Nancy Dillen (Solo Exhibit), Starbuck’s, Melbourne, FL

Get Hammered, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL (Invitational)

Nancy Dillen Retrospective: 20 Years of Art in Brevard (Solo Exhibit), Highway Grrl’s Gallery and Studio, Melbourne, Fl

Nancy Dillen (Solo Exhibit), Orlando City Hall, Mayor’s Gallery, Orlando, FL

Nancy Dillen (Solo Exhibit) Mary Woerner Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Take Out, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL


Arabesque: Candace Knapp and Nancy Dillen (Two Person Exhibition), Atlantic Center for the Arts/Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Story, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL

It’s Faux Real (Four Person Exhibition), LoPressionism Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL


Brevard Museum of Art Juried ExhibitionMelbourne, FL

The Artwork of Nancy Baur Dillen – Painter (Solo Exhibition), Fish House Art Center Gallery, Stuart, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN


BSO Visual Violin ExhibitMelbourne, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN

Strawbridge 4 Exhibit (Four Person Exhibition), Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL

Wonderful World of Water, Lake Wales Art Center, Lake Wales, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN

Oils and Spoils: Nancy and Rick Dillen (Two-Person Exhibition), Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL


Nancy Dillen (Solo Exhibition), Brevard Community College: Guest Artist Series, Palm Bay, FL


In Appreciation, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL


Visual Resonance (Three Person Exhibition), Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House New Smyrna Beach, FL

Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN

Journeys (Two Person Exhibition), Cocoa Beach Library, Cocoa Beach, FL


Made in Florida, Works from the Permanent Collection, Center for the Arts Off Center Gallery, Indian River Mall, Vero Beach, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN


Bold by Color (Solo Exhibition), Tallahassee Regional Airport, Tallahassee, FL

Bold by Color, Nancy Dillen and Duncan McClellan (Two Person Exhibition), Tallahassee City Hall, Tallahassee, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN

Art in Gadsden, Quincy, FL.

A Company of Women, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL

Florida Competitive, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL


Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, TN

Shakespeare at City Hall, Terrace Gallery, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL

Skirting the IssueTerrace Gallery, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL


4th Annual Biennial Juried Art ExhibitPolk Museum, Lakeland, FL

Ten Women in Art Exhibition History: Founding member (1984-Present)


2006-Present Art Professor Emeriti, Eastern Florida State College (Brevard Community College), Melbourne, FL

2006-1971 Professor of Art and Program Coordinator, Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL

2012 , 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1991

Summer Art Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1988 Elderhostel Art Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN


Brevard Business News, “Nancy Baur Dillen Oil Paintings Featured in the Garden House Welcome Center in Orlando, pg 9, Adrien Roth, October 29, 2018

Space Coast Living Magazine, “ A Heart for Art Nancy Dillen”, pg 32, November 2016

Hometown News, “Resident artist collection exhibits at Leu Gardens, by Brittany Mulligan, pg. 21 Oct. 26, 2018

Brevard, ”Nancy Dillen Retrospective,” Pam Harbaugh, Oct. 14, 2018

Space Coast Living Magazine, “The Mural Project”, Jarin Eisenberg & Lisa Packard, Sept. 2016

Space Coast Living Magazine, “The Heart of the Art, Nancy Dillen”, Nov. 2016, pg.32

Florida Today, Letters and Feedback, “Art Makes Home More Interesting,” Aug. 30, 2016, pg 5

Newsweekly, “Artists Nancy Dillen and Quentin Walter exhibiting at Art on 18thGallery,” Quentin Walter, November 18, 2015, pg. 24

Hometown News, “’Hidden gems’ found in winner’s painting”, Amy Lyon, Vol.11, No. 36, March 27, 2015, pg. 1 & 8

The Herald of Gadsden County, “Opening night at Gadsden Arts”, by Bryon Spires, Jan. 16, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat, “Gadsden Arts Center: ‘New Visions of Florida Landscape: Liu Nan & Nancy Baur Dillen,’” Jan.10, 2014, Limelight, pg 17

The Gadsden County Times, “’New Visions of the Florida Landscape’ opens Jan. 10”, Jan. 9, 2014, Education, A7

Twin City News, “Visions of the Florida Landscape,” Jan. 9, 2014, vol. 67, No. 5

Hometown News, “Local Artists in Juried Exhibition,” Oct. 31, 2014

Florida Today, “3 Local Artists Featured in Illustrious Shows,” Pam Harbaugh, The Arts, Feb. 21, 2014, pg 8

Florida Today, “Nancy Baur Dillen Heads Home for Two-Person Show”, Pam Harbaugh, The Arts, Jan. 3, 2014, pg. 9

Florida Today, “Two of Brevard’s Best Present Works in DeLand”, Pam Harbaugh, The Arts, Dec. 21, 2012

Florida Today,“EGAD! Art Lab show goes mad for the ‘60’s”, Suzy Fleming Leonard, Style, 2E. February 19, 2012

Melbourne Messenger, “Mural Art for Eau Gallie, January 2012, pg. 2

Brevard Live Magazine, “Welcome to 2012. It’s Election Year, Heike Clarke, January 2012, pg. 9.

321MagazineOnLine, “Nancy Baur Dillen Art”, September, 2011

Florida Today, “Melbourne Law Office also Serves as Art Gallery,” Pam Harbaugh, Life, 1 & 2D, August 25, 2010

Brevard Live, “Nancy Dillen,” Joan Bixby, Vol. 19, Issue 1, April 2010

Songs from the Valley, “The South,” Amy Lloyd, Vol. 3, Issue 6, March 2010

Get Hammered! Industry to Artistry: an exhibition at the Brevard Art Museum, Brevard Art Museum, 2009

Beachside Resident Magazine, “What Constitutes a Florida Artist?” by Tobin Bennison, October 2009, Cover and Pages 25 and 68

BOOK COVER: Skin of Sunset: A Novel, by David Johansson, 2009

Florida Today, “Writer, Painter Join Artistic Forces,” by Pam Harbaugh, March 20, 2009

Florida Today, “10 Artists, 42 works,” by Pam Harbaugh, December 5, 2008

The Story, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Dr, Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Curator, 2007

Spaces: Space Coast Style & Design, “Those Who Can Teach,” Maria Sonnenberg, September/October 2007, Pages 54-64

The Times, Florida Today Newspaper, “Landmark Logo,” Maria Sonnenberg, August 1, 2007, Page 1, Vol. 29, No. 31

Florida Today, “Students Pay Homage to Teacher,” by Maria Sonnenberg, November 29, 2006, 1G

Space Coast Living Magazine, “The Tennies”-Ten Women in Art, December 2005, Pages 20-24

Florida Today “Ten Women’ turns 20,” People Section E, April 3, 2003, Pages 1 & 2E

Florida Today, “Nurturing the Future of the Arts: Nancy Baur Dillen,” Pam Harbaugh, Section G, Page 2, September 18, 2005

Florida Today, “Décor Galore,” Pam Harbaugh, Section E, Page 1, May 15, 2005

Who’s Who Among America Teachers 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000

Fresh Paint “Selections from the 2003 FAEA Members Juried Exhibition.” Summer 2004, Volume 24, Page 17

Florida Today, ‘Ten Women’ turns 20,’ People Section E, page 1 & 2E, April 3, 2003

Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper, October, 2003

Bay Arts and Entertainment Magazine, “Ten Women in Art,” Panama City, FL, March 2002

Florida Today, “Show Reveals Bold Visions,” Pam Harbaugh, TGIF Arts Section, April 5, 2002

Brevard Cultural Alliance, Art-A-Facts, “Brevard Artists in State Spotlight,” Vol. 27, #4, Page 1, April 2002

Florida Today, “ArtsReach Program at BCC.” October 15, 2000, Page 7B

H2O Project, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL. August 25-October 7, 2000

Florida Today, “Exhibit Features Melbourne Artist.” July 23, 2000, Page 1F

Small Works, Miami Art Museum, October 14-24, 1999

Art Papers, “Contemporary Sensibilities: Interpretations by Ten Space Coast Artists,” LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, FL., May 30 – June 29, Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Page 47, November 1997

Florida Today, “Show Reveals Bold Visions,” Pam Harbaugh, 1 D, July 19, 1997

Florida Today, “Ten Women in Art,” Pam Harbaugh, 1 F, November 17, 1996

Florida Today, January 22, Page 6F, 1995

Florida Today, “Ten Women in Art: Artists Find Strength in Numbers,” Pam Harbaugh, 1F, September 4, 1994

The Orlando Sentinel, “Sketches of Women in Art,” E-1, December 23, 1993