Education

1998                 MFA, Visual Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

1970                 BFA, Painting, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, MA

1973                 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, MSAE Program

1972                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Art education courses

1970                 Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Art education certification

 Teaching Experience

1998 - 2014       Art Educator, Fairfax County Public Schools

2004 - 2007     Adjunct Professor, School of Arts & Sciences, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Solo Exhibitions and Selected Group Shows

2015                 What's on your Mind?  24th Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD

2014                 Rockville Art League Juried Members Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD

2014                 Solo Exhibition, Guiding Lights, Gallery 5, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

2013                 Beyond the Postcard, Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College,  Alexandria, VA        

2013                 Postcards from..., Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College                

2013                 2 Person Exhibition, Interweavings, Gallery 5, Workhouse Arts Center

2013                 Collector's Showcase, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

2012                 2 Person Exhibition, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

2012                 Commerce, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

2012                 Gallery for Good, Community Foundation, Washington, DC 

2011                  2 Person Exhibition, Painted Stories, Gallery 5, Workhouse Arts Center

2011                  Play, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2011                 Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Rappahannock Art League                                                      Studio Gallery, Kilmarnock, VA

2010                 Greenspiration, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

2010                 Patrons Show,  Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2010                 Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, The Cultural Arts Center                                                           at Glen Allen, Glen Allen, VA

2010                 Women Interpreting the Female Form, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

2009                 Solo Exhibition, Visual Poetry, Gallery 5, Workhouse Arts Center

2009                 Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Workhouse Arts Center

2009                 Small Works, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory

2008                 Interplay: Humanity and Nature, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory

2008                 La Femme: Celebration of an Icon, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory

2008                 Traveling Exhibition of Lorton Workhouse Artists, The University of Phoenix, Reston, VA             

2008                 Group Shows, Riverview Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD 

2006                 Strokes of Genius, Faculty Show, Barry Gallery, Marymount University                                         

2006                 The Art of Children’s Book Illustration, Barry Gallery, Marymount University                                

2005                 Faculty Painting Exhibition, Barry Gallery, Marymount University

2005                 A New Palette for the Workhouse, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA

2005                 Role Play, The Definition of the Self in Society, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Awards

2014                 Third Place, Oils/Acrylics, Rockville Art League Juried Members Show, Glenview  Mansion,                                     Rockville, MD

2011                 Honorable Mention, Collectors Showcase, Workhouse Arts Foundation

2009               Certificate of Merit, Women Interpreting the Female Form, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse                             Arts Foundation

2005               Honorable Mention, The Artist’s Palette 2005, Workhouse Arts Foundation

2005               Honorable Mention, Best of Virginia Artists and Artisans, Kennedy Promotions

2005                Honorable Mention, Art League Members Juried Show, Art League Gallery

2004                Honorable Mention, Arts Council of Fairfax County Juried Open Exhibition, Ernst Gallery,                                        Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

2003                Northern Virginia Art Teacher of the Year, Northern Virginia Art Education Association, Reston,                            VA

2003                Virginia Art Teacher of the Year, Virginia Art Education Association, Reston, VA

Lectures/Workshops

2012                 Artist Talk, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

2010                 Visual Poetry, Finding Your Own Artistic Voice, Vienna Art Society, Vienna, VA

2010                 Artist Demonstration, Vienna Art Society

2009                Artist Presentation and Demonstration, McLean Art Society, McLean, VA

2009                Workhouse Artists Panel Presentation, National Association of American University Women,                                  Springfield-Annandale Branch, VA                           

2005                Think Like Leonardo – How’d He Do That?, Virginia Art Education Association Conference,                                   Fairfax, VA                       

2004                 Energize the Creative Process in your Students, Create A Mural for Your Community, Virginia                               Art Education Association Conference. 

Print Media

2014                 National Association of Women in the Arts 2014 Catalog, NYC

2010                 "Enchantment, Symbols of Hope, Strength and the Human Spirit", Elan Magazine, Great Falls, VA

2006                 "Strokes of Genius", Marymount University Today 63 Magazine, Arlington, VA

2006                 Discovering Drawing, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA

2005                 Best of Virginia Artists and Artisans, Kennedy Promotions, Williamsburg, VA     

2005                 “Creative Forces in the Classroom", Washington Post, DC 

2002                 Feature Article, Virginia Adversaria, Empire Pub., Poquoson,  VA    

2000                 Café Review, Portland, ME

 Grants

1997 - 1998       Virginia Commission on the Arts.  Secured funding to develop and implement two art education                           programs in Virginia elementary schools.

1991 - 1992       Massachusetts Arts Council. Researched, wrote, illustrated and published book on history of                                Attleboro, MA. 

 Author

2008 - present  Blogger, nancyhannans.com

2000                  History of Attleboro, MA  Massachusetts Arts Council. Researched, wrote,  illustrated and                                      published book on history of Attleboro, MA.

1997                  Symbolism Tour and Guide to the Chrysler Museum Collections, The Chrysler Museum of Art,                               Norfolk, VA.  Worked with the Director of Education to develop a symbolism tour and guide to                               the Museum’s collections for educators.

 Memberships

National Association of Women in the Arts, NYC

Virginia Watercolor Society, VA

Gallery 9, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD

Strathmore Artists, Strathmore Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD