Selected Exhibitions:


        Visions of Place: 30 Maine Artists, Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

A Further Sea: Marine Gardens by Vanessa Nesvig and Assemblages by Andre Benoit,

LA Arts, Lewiston, ME


        Spring Gallery Show, Archipelago, The Island Institute Gallery, Rockland, ME

         MECA Collect, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME


        The Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

         21st Annual Juried Show, juror, Bruce Brown, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME


        Winter Green, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

        Holiday Show, Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, ME


        Microbiota, solo exhibition, Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

        Hydrographic: Erin McGee Ferrell and Vanessa Nesvig,

        Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME


        Micro-biotic, solo exhibition, Wells National Estuarine Reserve, Wells, ME

        Summer exhibition, Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

        Silent Spring: Enduring Legacy, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

        Art Meets Science, Mount Desert Biolgical Laboratories, Seal Cove, ME


         Three Artists: Nesvig, Niles, and Scheu, Flat Iron Gallery, Portland, ME


         Women Artists of Maine, Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

         Freeport Artists, Thomas Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

         Black and White, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME

         Black Frame Invitational, Portland, ME


          A Passion for Painting, Cygnet Gallery, Portland, Maine

          Art Takes Flight, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME


          Pastel Painters of Maine Annual International Exhibition, ME



Maine Home + Design, Ones to Watch: Vanessa Nesvig, 2017

          Maine Home + Design, Canvas Profile: Capturing the Forces of Nature, 2014

Portland Press Herald, Environmentally Tuned-in Artists Pay Respects to 'Silent Spring',

by Daniel Kany, 6/23/13



    2004-2014     Maine College of Art Auction, Portland, ME 

    2009-2011     Paint for Preservation, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust,

                            Cape Elizabeth, ME

    2005-2014     Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland, ME

    2006-2014     Waynflete School, Portland, Maine

    2004-2011     Heartwood College of Art, Paint the Port, Kennebunk, ME

    2008-2010     Paint Bath, Chocolate Church, Bath, Maine

    2001-2008     Laudholm Trust Painterly Day, Wells, ME

    2006-2008    Trust in Art, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust,

                            Kennebunkport, Maine

    2006-2008     Maine Audubon Art Auction, Falmouth, ME

    2000-2006     Kennebunk Land Trust, Kennebunk, ME

    2002-2006     Visiting Nurse-Home Health Auction, Scarborough, ME

    2002-2004     Florence Griswold Museum Summer Auction, Old Lyme, CT

    2005-2008     Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Ball, Old Lyme, CT



    Boston University, B.A. Art History

    American College in Paris, Art and Art History

    Independent Study with Peter Seltzer, PSA

    Independent Study with Frank Federico, PSA, NWA



    2005              Honorable Mention, River Club Art Show, Kennebunkport, ME

    2001              Art Hahn 3rd Place Award, WSCH Portland Sidewalk Art

    2001              Blue Ribbon, River Tree Center for the Arts, Critters exhibition

    2001              Merit Award, Saco Sidewalk Art Festival, Saco, ME

    2000              Presidents Award, Pastel Painters of Maine, International Exhibition

   1999               Peoples Choice Award, Old Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT


Teaching Positions:

    2015-2019      Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME

    2008               Haystack, Deer Isle, MAEA Conference

    2005-2008      Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

    2000-2005      River Tree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, ME

    2002-2014      Star Island International Affairs Conference, Star Island, NH

    2000-2005      Wells Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME

    2000-2003      Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME


Selected Public Collections:

    Laudholm Trust at the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve

    Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories

    WCSH Channel 6, Portland, ME