PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Wanderlust: Stark Insider Video about NOURISH
My west coast wanderlust adventure takes me to NOURISH. Guest curator Nancy Willis says when it comes to the shared dining experience — a place where time slows down — she wants to explore the unnoticed and the things often not seen. As she notes, it’s “the labor, the attention to detail, or the visual artist who is contributing to this experience.”

Curatorial Project
NOURISH Napa Valley Museum Sept 2015
30 artists, 9 chefs and one live stream from the ktichen of 3 Michelin starred Maison Pic

Selected Past Exhibitions:

  • StARTup Art Fair - Chicago, IL - September 2016
  • StARTup Art Fair- Los Angeles, CA - January 2016
  • The Art of Gastronomy - Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA - March 2015
  • Continuum - Napa Valley Museum,  Yountville, CA - October 2014
  • Joie de Vivre - Ehlers Estate,  St. Helena, CA - September 2014
  • Rise and Shine - ABC,  Napa, CA - 2014
  • Family Matters - Five15 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ - October 2013
  • Reflections - Sebastapol Center for the Arts, CA - 2013
  • Faculty Exhibition - Napa Valley College, CA - 2012
  • Day for Nightbert - Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA - 2012
  • Global Perspectives - University of Worcester, MA - 2011
  • Curator: Discrepancy/living between war and peace - 2011
  • World Print Annual - Sofia, Bulgaria - 2011
  • Art on First - Napa, CA - 2011
  • Participant: Michael Zheng’s the Profession Project - Marina Abramovic Institute, San Francisco - 2010
  • Meet the Makers - photo exhibit, artist profiled, Mumm Napa Valley, CA - 2010
  • Featured artist, Sundance Food and Wine Festival - Sundance, UT - 2009
  • Home: A Concept, A Place - Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA - 2008
  • Consider the Source - Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA - 2008

Education:
San Francisco Art Institute, CA M.F.A. 2005, University of Cincinnati, OH B.F.A. 1976

Teaching:
Instructor of Principals of Design - The Culinary Institute of America/Greystone
Napa Valley College; Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Drawing
Nimbus Arts - Saint Helena, CA

Entrepreneurial:
Path of an Artist, painting workshops and tours; France and Sundance

To see Nancy’s full C.V. click here

Also visit Nancy's Facebook page.