About Dana

The Professional Experience

The Norwood Park Artists Guild & Studios, Chicago, IL-owner (sold). The studio produced artwork to be
shown in galleries, as well as workshops and classes in fine art. Nash also hosted individual and organizational
art shows and television productions at the studios. Dana illustrated automobiles for Hot Rod Publications.
Funny Car owner, Don Purdhome, drag racer, Don Garlits; as well as, Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen had their car
portraits done by Nash in the 1970’s. Murals were a specialty for Dana in the 70’s, painting scenery in the McCormick Building on
Michigan Avenue and later painting murals in the Tampa, Florida hotels. Later years murals were painted in private homes around the Chicago area.


Nash received a B.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago, studies included but not limited to:
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, The American Academy of Fine Arts and The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.


The Illinois Watercolor Society, President Emeritus

Director, The National Arts Foundation, Skokie, IL

The United States Coast Guard Artist Program (COGAP)

The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLM)

Womens Artists of the West, Associate Member

The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts –Chicago, IL

The Du Page Art League

The Park Ridge Art League

The Glenview Art League

The Regent Art League

The Chicago Artists Coalition

Brickton Gallery – Park Ridge

The American Society of Marine Artists

The Park Ridge Fine Arts Council & The Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony

The Elmhurst Art Society, Elmhurst, IL

High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL (Gallery Artist)

The Morgan Art Gallery, Chicago, IL