In 2016, The California Senate honored Nash in 2017 for Cultural Heritage Programs. the American Business Women’s Association presented Nash the Shine Award for Cultural Journalism. Nash was a finalist for a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
In 2016, The American Business Women's Association honored Nash with it Shine Award for Journalism.
In 2014, The Arts Council for Long Beach awarded Nash an Individual Artist Fellowship for work on BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way about 12 African American Women Who Made a Difference in the History of Long Beach, which she co-created with Carolyn Smith Watts.
In 2014, Nash won the Ottis Lock Award & Cultural Research Grant for The Peterson Legacy, an exhibition at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Nash is a three-time winner of Professional Artist Fellowships from the Arts Council for Long Beach (2003, 2009 & 2014).