Tom Nakashima has work in over 60 public collections which include the Smithsonian American Art Museum where his painting, Sanctuary with Western Sunset is view. Others are the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Mint Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Russia. Nakashima is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Awards in The Visual Arts 11, three-time recipient of a DC Commission on the Arts Award; The Mayor's Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, DC; two Mid Atlantic Visual Arts NEA Fellowships; three Individual Artist Fellowships, Virginia Commission for the Arts; and an NEA National Printmaking Fellowship for Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking. Exhibitions include The Shah Alam International Art Biennale, Malaysia; The Nippon Gallery, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, NYC; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA. Selected solo exhibits include The Washington Project for the Arts, multiple solos at Anton Gallery, DC, Henri Gallery, DC; and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery NYC; Sherry Leedy, Kansas City, MO; The Yamanashi Museum of Art, Kofu, Japan; and The Japanese Embassy, Washington, DC. Tom Nakashima received his MFA from Notre Dame. He is Emeritus Professor at The Catholic University of America and Morris Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Augusta University. Nakashima was born in Seattle and lives near Floyd, VA.