About the ArtistNanci has a BFA from the University of Oregon, and an MA/MFA from University of Iowa. In addition to being a practicing artist since 1988, she has taught at colleges in Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Colorado. When not in the studio, you can find her in the garden, or volunteering around town.
About the ArtI love the challenge of creating contradictory impulses - approaching and withdrawing -overlapping and pulling apart - density and ethereality - beauty and menace. All images are copyright the artist. No reproduction or use without permission.
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30 years ago, I left Iowa with an MFA in my pocket. My destination was a rural location in Eastern Washington to house sit for Ben Frank Moss, a former professor. Essentially, in exchange for care-taking and getting the house … Continue reading
I was reminded there is such a thing as the “academic calendar” upon spotting the occasional U-haul trucks loaded with belongings making an appearance in downtown streets. I used to live by it, whether in tune with my daughter’s school … Continue reading
During the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, I heard many speakers refer to “success”, and it made me start to question what they actually meant by that term. Money? Power? Being on a national stage? Here are two other … Continue reading
Many artists around the country have had the distinct opportunity to participate in a Creative Capital Professional Development Weekend. And this last weekend was my chance. (big shout-out to Beet Street for bringing in a second annual one) The presenters, … Continue reading
as in… making your brain learn new things is a good thing. My most recent venture is to finally learn how to put together a presentation in the post 35mm slide era. This does truly make me a relic from … Continue reading
1. more drawings but about generally tangled environments (perhaps not specifically vines?) 2. keep researching and contacting new potential gallery prospects… thought I was done with this avenue, but I might want to reconsider if the fit is right, and … Continue reading
During the recent week winding down after holiday festivities we got it together to drive up to Wyoming for a little xc skiing. I don’t think I even made it up last year – maybe my knee was still a … Continue reading
= how big my 91 yr. old mom’s new life is- a cozy studio apartment in an assisted living building. Just spent the last four days moving her in, unpacking, sorting, hanging pictures, making it wheelchair accessible and making sure … Continue reading
I’ve hung other shows before, even did a majority of the work hanging this one….. but it is daunting to have a specific space, and way more work than optimal to fill it. Such is the nature of fundraising/silent auction-type … Continue reading
you know… those artists who whip out a painting every day. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some great paintings done rather quickly, and have even done a series of smaller pieces, perhaps at least one a day? But … Continue reading