Nancy Elliott

Photo of Nancy Elliott Department Art Department 
 Office Creative Arts 104
 Phone (415) 239-3157
 Mailbox V35
 Spring 2013 
 Office Hours
Spring 2013 Teaching Schedule
ART 125A Basic Design 3.0
ADVISE: Completion/concurrent enrollment in ART 130A All sections will charge a material fee of $10.00
34395 006 L/L T R 03:10-06:00PM VART U102 Deadlines Final Book ART 145A Intro To Watercolor Painting 3.0
PREREQ.: ART 125A and 130A. All sections will charge a material fee of $10.00
30052 001 L/L M W 03:10-06:00PM VART U102 Deadlines Final Book ART 145B Intermediate Watercolor 3.0
PREREQ.: ART 145A. All sections will charge a material fee of $10.00
30055 001 L/L M W 03:10-06:00PM VART U102 Deadlines Final Book ART 145C Adv Watercolor/Water Media 3.0
34943 001 L/L M W 03:10-06:00PM VART U102 Deadlines Final Book ART 145D Watercolor Mastery 3.0
35612 001 L/L M W 03:10-06:00PM VART U102 Deadlines Final Book

B.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.A. with Highest Distinction, University of Georgia

Professor Elliott has been teaching at CCSF since 2001.

Professor Elliott's philosophy - "Art's job is to give us objects that argue forcefully that there is a difference between feeling alive and feeling dead." Curtis White, The Middle Mind

She recently concluded a two-year visiting artist stint at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She has also taught at various Bay Area institutions including UC Berkeley-Extension, Mission College, Los Medaños College, and Hartnell College. Professor Elliott was an Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco County Correctional Facilities and taught art fundamentals to seniors residing at Alameda Hospital. Currently, she teaches at San Francisco City College and coordinates its gallery. She has extensive experience in non-profit programming, gallery management, and art administration. Most recently, she was the Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center and responsible for curating over twenty exhibitions per year. She has exhibited nationally and abroad—Spain, Italy, California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Alaska, Maryland, New York, Colorado, Ohio, Missouri, New Jersey, etc. Honors include C-00 Film Grants, Individual Artist Project Grants (City of Oakland), Alameda County Purchase Awards, Studies Abroad Fellowship, and residencies at The White Colony in Costa Rica, Can Serrat in Spain, Ragdale (Chicago), Hambidge Center (Atlanta), Osage Arts Community (Missouri) and De Young Museum (San Francisco).

Recently, she completed a public arts project sponsored by the Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series administered by the San Francisco Arts Commission. And last Spring, she gave away over 1000 hand-made butterflies to visitors of recreation centers located in Fruitvale. The project, entitled Pura Vida, was funded by the City of Oakland. The City also supported Squawk!: Art Inspired by Oakland Renegade Poets, mixed media paintings exhibited at several Oakland Public Libraries. The City of Emeryville selected her to participate in its Art Along the Avenue program. Her site-specific installation was in an unoccupied storefront on San Pablo Avenue until September 2006. She has been chosen by the Alameda County Arts Commission to be included in its rotating art collection. Her work will be shown in various county buildings, beginning with the newly constructed Juvenile Justice Center located in San Leandro. The work illustrates a wide variety of Alameda County poets, including text from Juvenile Hall youth. Lastly, she and Norman Moore have been commissioned to design and create site-specific work to be installed in Castro Valley Library's new Teen Room. The work will include etched acrylic sheets and neon.

Professor Elliott also finds time for Running, motorbikes, vegan cooking, gardening, Bollywood dancing with the occasional hip-hop or salsa, reading, traveling, and birding. She primarily draws, paints, and creates installations that tell stories. She rarely works on traditional surfaces. She has also dipped her toes in photography, stop-action moviemaking, printmaking, Super 8mm filmmaking, ceramics, bookmaking, mosaics, collage, EL wire, and neon.

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