EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

Nell has received many awards for her art and is collected widely throughout the U.S. She is represented locally by Carol Robinson Gallery and has been on the faculty at NOAFA since 2002.
— New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
 
 

Solo Exhibitions

2017  
Christwood Retirement Center, "Transformations Continued"
2016   
Carol Robinson Gallery, "Transformations"
2011   
Carol Robinson Gallery, "Blueprints: Reflections of Modern Design"
2009   
Carol Robinson Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Deconstructed: An Impression of Vanishing Treasures

Selected Exhibitions

2014
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Year, New Work Invitational
2012
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Self-Portrait Invitational
2010
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, “The Human Figure”, group invitational
2009
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Drawing Invitational
1997 - 2016
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Christmas Miniature Exhibit, group invitational
2003 - 2016
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty Exhibition
2008
40 Days 40 Nights, Invitational Katrina Exhibit, Baton Rouge Louisiana Archives Building, Baton Rouge, LA
2004 - 2016
Carol Robinson Gallery, Annual Christmas Show
2007
La Nouvelle Salon, group exhibit, World Trade Center, New Orleans
2006
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Katrina (Hurricane) Exhibit, group invitational
Femme Fest, group exhibit honoring Women in the Arts
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Mardi Gras Exhibit, group invitational
2006 - 2010
Carol Robinson Gallery, Artists of Faith, City of Faith, group invitational and gallery artists
2004
The Louise Finke Watercolor Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA, group invitational
2-person show, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
2000
Art in Bloom, New Orleans Museum of Art, participating artist
1994
Nathaniel Curtis Gallery, 3-person exhibit in conjunction with Art for Arts Sake"
1992
2-person show, Evans Gallery, New Orleans, LA, watercolor and figure drawings
1988
Solo exhibit at Nathaniel Curtis Gallery, in conjunction with Art for Arts Sake, New Orleans, LA

Selected Juried Competitions and Awards

2017
The Summer Show, 52nd Annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, Juried by William A. "Bill" Fagaly, Curator Emeritus for the new Orleans Museum of Art
2013
Selected for Steven Aimone's Master Series Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL
2008
Louisiana Watercolor Society 38th Annual International Exhibition, Brigit O'Connor, Juror
2005
St. Tammany Art Association 40th Juried Artists Exhibition, Rene Paul Barilleaux, Juror
"Art with a Southern Drawl" , University of Mobile, juried show, two paintings accepted
2004
Louisisna Arts and Artists Guild, 35th Annual River Road Show, Paul A. Dufour, Juror
Artworks for the Earth, 1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Duque Art Center, new Orleans, LA
2003
2003 Louisiana Artists: An All Media Show, Baton Rouge, Robert Warrens, Juror
Louisiana Watercolor Society 33rd Annual International Exhibition, Katherine Chang Liu, Juror
34th Annual River Road Show, Baton Rouge, LA, Michael Crespo, Juror
2001
Fresh Art Festival, Juried Festival sponsored by the Arts Council of new Orleans
2000
Associated Women in the Arts,Baton Rouge, LA, Ronna S. Harris, Juror
1996
Louisiana Watercolor Society Member Show, Honorable Mention, Melissa Smith, Juror
1995
Louisiana Watercolor Society 25th International Exhibition, juried competition, Charles LeClair, Juror
1993
Artist Guild of W. Feliciana Art Show, St. Francisville, LA, group show, First Place for “Orange and Blue”, Auseklis Ozols, Juror
1992
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Student Show, Honorable Mention
Juried Louisiana Watercolor Society Member Show, 2nd Place, Michael Crespo, Juror
1991
Recipient of the Shirley Lemann Creativity Award, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Education/ Organizations

1966
A.A. Mount Vernon Junior College, Washington, DC
1967
Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA
1988 - 1998
Extended study at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA

Workshops 
With nationally and internationally known artists such as, Katalin Gergo, Alex Powers, Jean Dobie, Lauren Zarambo, Tony Couch, Robert McCoy, Marilyn Hughey Phyllis, Cheng Khee Chee, Allison Stewart, Katherine Chang Liu, master printer Craig O'Brian, John T. Scott, Steven Aimone, Audrey Phillips, Krista Harris, Martica Griffin

Affiliations
Louisiana Watercolor Society (Signature Member), Arts Council of New Orleans, Contemporary Arts Center, St. Tammany Art Association

Teaching
2003, 2004 (August) The Colony at Country Day, Metairie, LA. Week-long workshop for adults, Instructor of Abstract Art
2002 - present Instructor of "Abstract and Experimental Art" at the new Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
Conducted various abstract workshops in the New Orleans area

Featured Publications

New Orleans Times Picayune (St. Tammany Community News), May 5, 2017 Atrium gallery to feature paintings by New Orleans Artist Nell C. Tilton
Professional Artist Magazine, May 2012, Spotlight Artist, Nell C. Tilton
New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, Fall 2011, Artist profile, Nell Curtis Tilton
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Five 2009
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Four, 2008