Résumé

EDUCATION

1991, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1976, B.F.A. in Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
2005, University of Nebraska, “Woodcut Printmaking” with Karen Kunc, Florence, Italy
1988, “Printmaking on Handmade Paper” with Lloyd Mennard and Karen Kunc, Spearfish Canyon, SD
1994, Pratt Institute of Design, one-week intensive workshop, art therapy, New York
1970, Saint Mary’s College, one-year program in Art History and Theory, Rome, Italy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014 - Present, Mentor for Gifted Art Students program, Lincoln Public Schools
1995 - 2013, Curriculum Specialist for Visual Arts, Lincoln Public Schools
1987 - 1995, Visiting Instructor in Art Methods, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1987 - Present, Artist, Nebraska Arts Council, “Artist in Schools/Communities” Project
1977-78, 81-87, Art Teacher, K-12, Malcolm, NE
1979-1981, Art Teacher, Regina Catholic Girls Prep School, Hyattsville, MD

MAIN BODY OF WORK

Handmade Paper, Mixed Media Monoprints

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibits:

  • Assurity Life Insurance Gallery, through Kiechel Art Gallery, 2018
  • "As She Sees It,” Modern Arts Midwest Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE, solo exhibits every year from 1992 to 2007
  • University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE, 1998
  • Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), Kearney, NE, 1996
  • Midlands College, Fremont, NE, 1993
  • Doane College, Crete, NE, 1993
  • White Crane Gallery, Omaha, NE, 1992
  • Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE, 1992
  • “Nebraska Young Artist of the Year,” University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE, 1990
  • Walker Gallery, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE, 1990

Competitive Juried Exhibits:

  • MEDICI exhibit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
  • “Picture What Women Do,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1994
  • “Impact II,” National Traveling Exhibit, 1991-1994
  • “Topeka 14,” Topeka Public Library Gallery of Fine Arts, Topeka, KS, 1990
  • “Fred Wells 14 - On Paper Of Paper,” Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1990
  • “Impact, The Art of Nebraska Women,” national traveling exhibition, 1988 - 1990
  • “Recent Work - A Sampler of Lincoln Artists,” Hillmer Art Gallery, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, 1988
  • “Nebraska Art Association Birdhouse Competition,” Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • “Fred Wells 11,” Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1987
  • “Portfolios - Art from the Heartland,” Regency Court, Omaha, NE, 1986
  • “Clay and Paper,” Octagon Gallery, Ames, IA, 1981
  • “Printmakers’ Show II,” Washington Women’s Art Center, Washington, D.C., 1980
  • “The Eye of Hartigan,” Washington Women’s Art Center, Washington, D.C., 1980
  • “Kansas One,” Hutchinson, KS, 1978

Invitational Exhibits

  • “Metropolis and invisible Cities, Constellation Studio, Lincoln, NE 2017
  • “Print Show,” Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE, 2015
  • “Song of the Lark” Conference Exhibit, Willa Cather Center, Red Cloud, NE, 2015
  • “Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed; Paper,” Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), Kearney, NE, 2014-15
  • “Splendid Things,” Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, 2013
  • “Contemporary Women Masters of the MONA Collection,” MONA, 2012
  • "Pulp,"" Lux Art Center, Lincoln NE, 2011
  • “New Artists,” Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, 2007
  • "Partners in Art,” University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE, 1997
  • Eight of my pieces were commissioned for the Mayor’s Arts Awards, Lincoln, 1997
  • “MEDICI,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996
  • “Bad Girls Midwest,” Hillmer Gallery, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, 1994
  • “New Artists,” Gallery 416, Minneapolis, MN, 1993
  • “Nebraska Artists,” Columbia, South America, 1991-1992
  • “Arts Are Basic,” Lied Performing Arts Center, Lincoln, NE, 1991
  • “Midlands 8,” Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, KS, 1991
  • “Black Hills Inspirations,” Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD, 1991
  • “Walter Hamady and Friends,” UNO Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, 1990
  • “Primordial Ola,” Peru State College, Peru, NE, 1990
  • “NATA Fall Conference Invitational,” Marxhausen Gallery, Seward, NE, 1990
  • “A Mask Show: The Face of Women,” D/Erlin Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 1990
  • “Nebraska Landscape Artists,” Haydon Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • “3-D and Bas Relief,” Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • “Wearable Art,” Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • “Abstracts,” The Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1988
  • Haymarket Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1987
  • University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE, 1987
  • “Professional Women Artists,” Nebraska Coalition of Women, State Office, Lincoln, NE, 1986

GRANTS & AWARDS

  • 2010 Rosco Shields Service Award, Nebraska Art Teachers Association, Kearney
  • 2009 Best of Show, Nebraska Art Educator’s Exhibit, Concordia College, Seward
  • 2005 Mayor’s Arts Award, Gladys Lux Educator Award, Lincoln, NE
  • 2003 Best of Show, NATA Art Educators Show, Hastings College, NE
  • 2008, 2002,1998 Nebr. Art Teachers Assn. Administrator Art Educator of the Year
  • 1998 Excellence in Education Grant, “Story as a Way of Learning,” three years, $300,000 from the Nebraska Lottery Commission
  • 1997 Annenberg/Getty Grant, “Transforming Education through the Arts,” five years, $250,000 at Clinton Elementary School, Lincoln, NE
  • 1996 Excellence in Education Grant, “Techno Arts,” one year, $80,000
  • Playwriting Grant for “Women, Fire and Dangerous Things.” Collaborative Performance Piece and Installation, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln, 1994; Lincoln Community Playhouse, 1993
  • “Nebraska Young Artist of the Year,” University Place Art Center, Lincoln, 1990
  • Purchase Award, Topeka Competition 14, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, KS, 1990
  • Purchase Award, Fred Wells 14, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1990

PUBLICATIONS

  • Four pieced included in the book, 500 Paper Objects, Lark Publications, 2013
  • MONA Calendar, January, 2011
  • Included in the book, Impact, the Art of Nebraska Women, 1988
  • 1989 Calendar, Nebraska Landscape Artists, Lincoln Arts Council

PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

  • “Knowing Self” workshop at Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, 2005
  • Papermaking workshop, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, 2003
  • Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), “Monoprints from Personal Stories,” with Nancy Duncan, 2001
  • Museum of Nebraska Art, “Monoprints”, 2000
  • Nebraska Art Educators Convention, Presentation, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, 2000
  • Museum of Nebraska Art, “Handmade Books,” 1998
  • “I’m Sorry,” Performance Piece and Video, Hillmer Gallery, Omaha, NE, 1994
  • “Working with Hand Made Paper,” Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) Fall Conference, Grand Island, NE, 1994
  • Visiting Artist, Midlands College, Fremont, NE, 1993
  • Visiting Artist, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE, 1990


 

GET IN TOUCH

Nancy Childs, Artist
2451 Park Ave.
Lincoln, NE, 68502-4061, US
nchilds001@neb.rr.com
P: (402) 202-3237