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artist , art educator

Nancy Selvin, American artist, educator. Recipient National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, 1980, 1988, Craftsmen Merit award, California Craftsmen Association, 1978, Purchase award, Westwood Ceramics, 1980, Oakland Business Arts award, 1990, Guest Artist, Watershed Center Ceramic Arts, 1998, Urban Glass (1st prize), Martini Glass Competition, 1998, California Arts Council, Visual Artist Fellowship, 2003.

Background

Selvin, Nancy was born on August 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Gus. O. and Marcia (Cohen) Brown.

Education

Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1969. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1970.

Career

Instructor ceramics State University of New York-Albany,1970-1972, Laney College, Oakland, California, 1973. Instructor color theory Fashion Institute of Design, San Francisco, 1973. Director ceramics Walnut Creek Art Center, California, 1974-1975.

Visiting faculty San Francisco State University. Lecturer ceramics numerous art schools in England and Wales, 1982-1983. Member Public.Art Advisory Commission, Oakland, California, 1990.

One-woman shows include: Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, California Crafts Museum, Palo Alto, 1982,Oxford Gallery, England, 1983, The Elements, New York City, 1984, Grossmont College, California, 1990, Looking Through Glass, Berkeley, 1991, Sybaris Gallery, 1992, 94, Maveety Gallery, 1993, Richmond Art Ctr, 1995. Work included in numerous publications including New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ceramics Monthly magazine, American Craft magazine, Artweek. Volunteer Albany Home, New York, 1971-1972, Cragmont Public School, Berkeley, 1984.

National Endowment for The Arts fellow, 1980, 88. Chair advising committee Oakland Public Art, 1992-1994. Member Alaimeda County Public Art Committee, 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, California Crafts Museum, Palo Alto, 1982, Oxford (England) Gallery, 1983, The Elements, New York City, 1984, Grossmont College, California, 1990, Looking Through Glass, Berkeley, 1991, Sybaris Gallery, 1992, 1994, Maveety Gallery, 1993, Richmond Art Center, 1995, Works Gallery, Sonoma, California, 1996, Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, 1999, Pence Gallery, Davis, California, 2002, Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, 2003, Daum Museum, Sedalia, Missouri, 2003, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, 2006, California Clay, Baltimore, 2008. Commissions (Installations) In Berkeley Stone/Text Sidewalk Inserts, Addison St. Arts District, Berkeley, California, 2000-2002, Cafe Liliane, San Francisco, 2002. Contributor to professional journals, popular magazines.

Membership

Volunteer Albany Home, New York, 1971—1972, Cragmont Public School, Berkeley, 1984. Board directors University California Berkeley Committee for Economic Development Alumni Council, since 2005, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, since 2000. Member of Almeda County Public Art Commission, National Council Education Ceramic Arts, Pro Arts Oakland (board directors since 1989, president 1989-1990, executive director 1989-1991), American Crafts Council.

Connections

Married Steve Selvin, January 30, 1965. 1 child, Elizabeth.

father:
Gus. O. Brown

mother:
Marcia (Cohen) Brown

spouse:
Steve Selvin

child:
Elizabeth Selvin