Nanette Newbry is a contemporary painter and printmaker who works primarily in encaustic. She completed her BA in Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of California San Diego after spending 10 years as a model and actor. She spent thirty years as a graphic designer and brings those skills into her work. She lives in Carlsbad, California and is drawn to its unique quality of light. She teaches encaustic to intimate groups as well as online. Her work is in permanent collections at the Museum of Encaustic Art, the Encaustic Art Institute, and in corporate and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Newbry Working

Pictured: Excursion. Twelve encaustic monotypes on Rives with backlighting 104 x 60 inches


2021 Violet Salon and Gallery, Encinitas, California

2012 Violet Salon and Gallery, Encinitas, California

2010 Image and Memory, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2009 Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2007 Back Forward Everyday, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2003 New Work, City of San Diego, Benjamin Public Library, San Diego

2003 Inside/Out, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California


2022 Resilience, First Annual Catalyst Art Lab Members’ Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2022 Flow, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexibo

2022 International Exhibition, Women’s Soaring Project [online]

2022 Second Act, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2016 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, California

2014 Regional Exhibition, San Art Institute, Balboa Park, California

2014 Encaustic Monotypes, Miles Conrad Gallery,Tucson, Arizona

2014 San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California

2013 San Diego Art Institute International Show, Balboa Park, California

2013 Cannon Gallery Biennial: Carlsbad, California

2013 San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California

2012 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

2011 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

2010 Cannon Gallery Biennial: Juror’s Award, Carlsbad, California

2009 Group Exhibition, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2008 The Contemporary Scroll, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California


2006 Sandboxed, Carlsbad, California

2005 Henri Bobo Comes and Goes, Del Mar, California

2002 CrossFire, Leucadia, California
2002 Henri Bobo and Ground Zero, New York, New York

2000 Henri Bobo and Rhoda, Encinitas, California

1996 Face to Face, Arthouse Gallery, California

1996 Tree Circle, Julian, California

1995 The Virgin Bride, San Diego, California

1994 The Bride Visits the Psychiatric Hospital, La Jolla, California

1993 Meat, Mandeville Center, La Jolla, California

1991 My Mother Myself, SDSU Art Gallery, San Diego, California

1990 Henri Bobo at Jerome Rothenberg’s Party, Encinitas, California


2022 Juror’s Top Selection, Women’s Soaring Project

2016 Honorable Mention, Front Porch Gallery

2014 Juror’s Award, San Diego Art Institute

2013 Juror’s Choice, Cannon Gallery Biennial

2007 Honorable Mention, San Diego Art Institute


Private and corporate collections: United States, France, United Kingdom


2021 Ten Years of Encaustic Art, Encaustic Art Magazine

2014 Encaustic Art Magazine, “Excursions and In-Between”

2008 Ranch and Coast Magazine, “Nanette Newbry, Encaustic Artist,” Bob Stefanko

2007 KUSI Online News, “Encaustic Art”

2006 Lifestyle, “Sargent Art Group Exhibition,” Savannah Arrigo

2006 The Coast News, “Carlsbad Artist Gives 3-Day Performance Art Piece,” Chrystall Kanyuck

2006 KFMB Radio, San Diego, Sandboxed Performance Art

2005 Art and Gallery Guide, “Performance Artist Nanette Newbry”

2004 KUSI Television, Good Morning San Diego, Encaustic Demonstration

1980 Union Tribune, “An Affair of the Art,” Robert Pincus


B.A., Major Visual Arts, Minor Theatre Arts, University of California, La Jolla

Extended Studies, Barbara Kruger, University of California, San diego and Los Angeles

Encaustic Workshops: RF Paints; Paula Roland; Jeffrey HirsAn

Walking to Topeka, oil on cigar box, 10 x 12