Rhode Island School of Design 1990 MAE cum laude

College of New Rochelle 1980 BFA cum laude


Connecticut Women Artists

National Art Education Association

Connecticut Art Education Association

 Voluntown Peace Trust


Selected Awards for Art

“Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize” Artistic Wanderings 2019, Norwich Art Center

"Best In Show" Memory Exhibition 2018 ,  Mystic Museum of Art, CT

"First Prize" Artistic Wanderings 2017 Norwich Art Center

"Best Sculpture"  2013-69th Annual CT Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum

"Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize" Artistic Wanderings , 2013 Norwich Art Center

"Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize" Artistic Wanderings , 2012 Norwich Art Center

*“Alice Clark Hubbard Prize” Artistic Wanderings”, 2011 Norwich Art Center

Second Place “Enabled Exhibition” 2011 The Gallery at 114 Main, Norwich CT

Second Place: “Stuck On You” 2007 Golden Street Gallery, New London, CT,

First Place prints & photography, 1985: Mystic Art 29th Regional Exhibition



Art Doll Quarterly:

Aug/Sept/Oct 2011: A winner of the Gourd Doll Challenge

May/Jun/Jul 2011: Profile Artist: “Assembled Figures”

Nov/Dec/Jan 2009: Articles “Guard Your Spirit” & “Gramma Beach”



Group exhibit at the former Watermark Gallery in North Stonington CT

 Group exhibits at Voluntown Peace Trust including an exhibit of political art, an outdoor site-specific exhibit and an art auction of 96 works to benefit Chikumbuso Project.


Teaching Experience          

*1990 -2019: Voluntown Elementary School’s first certified art teacher creating: the art curriculum for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, integration of art and academics, art club.

*July 2013 Taught two 2 week workshops to AIDS widows & orphans at Chikumbuso in Lusaka, Zambia. Also taught each class a painting lesson.

*1980s: New London, CT: art educator: elementary, junior high and adult education

*Adult Workshops: i5 Teaching Network, Mystic Art Center, private lessons,


Selected Awards & Grants for Art Education

" Fellowship" Fund For Teachers 2018 - travel and learn in Oaxaca Mexico- July 2018

*"Picturing America" National Endowment For the Humanities 2007

* "Earth Artists Program Award" U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2006

*CT Commission on Culture and Tourism Grant 2005 (town mural)

*Award recipient: P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Advancement of Special Education Through The Arts: 2002

*"CT Celebration of Excellence" 2002 Department of Education, State of CT

*"Outstanding Elementary Art Teacher" 1998 CT Art Education Association


Nancy's art

* is in many personal collections as well as: South Kingston RI Land Trust, The Voluntown Peace Trust and The War Resisters League New England.

* is often in juried and invitational local exhibitions especially: Mystic (CT) Art Center, Norwich (CT) Art Center, Westerly (RI) Artists Cooperative.  

* was exhibited in Hanoi, Vietnam, Bethesda, MD,  Houston, TX, John Slade Ely House in New Haven CT, Art Space and Conference of Churches in Hartford CT.

*is inspired by extensive travel in the US and also to Africa, Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, Norway, Mexico and Canada.