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artist

Nancy Jo Willis, American Artist. Recipient Three Arts Council scholarship, 1975, 76. Member Arts Council Napa Valley (board directors 1993, 94, planning committee 1994, 95, member artsits advisory 1993, 94, 95). F C.

Background

Willis, Nancy Jo was born on September 12, 1953 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Robert Sidney and Suzanne E. (Gelsinger) Willis.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Cincinnati, 1976.

Career

Lecture series coordinator, Napa County Arts Council, Napa, California, since 1993;visual stage designer, Napa Valley Wine Auction, St. Helena, California, 1995;community artists coordinator, Napa Valley Wine Auction, St. Helena, California, 1994. Curator Seven Days a Week Codorniu, Napa, 1994. Coordinator Arts and Culture Lecture Series, 1994, 95, producer, 1994, 95, 96.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Cuts Gallery, London, 1985, The Billboard at the Billboard Cafe, San Francisco, 1987, One Ten Powell St., San Francisco, 1988, The Hibernia Bank Building, San Francisco, 1988, Orient Express, San Francisco, 1989, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, California, 1990, 92, Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, California, 1991, Codorniu Napa, 1992, Gordon Biersch, Palo Alto, California, 1993, Mumm Napa Valley, Rutherford, California, 1994, Napa Valley Wine Auction, 1995. Exhibited in group shows at City Art Gallery, City College San Francisco, 1988, Soco Gallery, Napa, 1990, 91, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, 1990, Cathedral facade, Grenoble, France, 1990, Gallery Concord, California, 1991, St Supery, St. Helena, California, 1992, Napa County Arts Council, Open Studio, St. Helena, 1991, 92, 93, 94, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, California, 1993, Codorniu Napa, 1994. Represented in permanent collecions at Anthony Worrall-Thompson, Menage a Trois, London, Kaiser Steel, Oakland, California, Germaine Halas Design, Engelwood Cliffs, New York, Data Central, San Francisco, Paine Webber, New York City, Sheehan Hotel, San Francisco, Little City Antipasti Bar, San Francisco, Knickerbocker's Catering, Conner Peripherals, Silicon Valley, California, Pruneyard Inn, Campbell, California, Garden Court Inn, Palo Alto, California, Valley Sheet Metal, San Francisco, Domaine Chandon, Napa, Codorniu, Napa, Greenwood Ridge Winery, Philo, California, Markham Winery.

      Also private collections.

Membership

Member Arts Council Napa Valley (board directors 1993, 94, planning committee 1994, 95, member artsits advisory 1993, 94, 95). F C.

Connections

father:
Robert Sidney Willis

mother:
Suzanne E. (Gelsinger) Willis