Nanci studied art at various local institutions and took classes from nationally-known artists David Lobenberg and Susan Sarback. She works in pastels, oils and pen and pencil, and is
also a photographer. Nanci was, for a time, a member of a co-op gallery in Old Sacramento and her photos were displayed widely at American River College. Her photo, “Supermoon,” won the Juror’s Award in 2017, the highest award given, in the Fine Arts Category at the California State Fair, and “Supermoon” also won the The Curator’s Award in 2018 at the KVIE annual on-air auction and fund-raiser. Her photo, “Autumn Leaves,” was on display at the State Fair in the Fine Arts Category that same year.
Nanci’s art has been shown in juried shows in Sacramento, Lincoln, Palo Alto, Rocklin and Roseville. Various pieces were accepted into the juried Effie Yeaw Nature Center annual fundraiser, Blue Line Arts, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento (CCAS).
Nanci’s novel, Tears and Trombones, based on the life of a well-known Sacramento symphony musician, won an Independent Publishers medal for BEST FICTION IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC REGION and a 5-STAR REVIEW and MEDALS from Readers’ Favorites in the Literary Fiction and the YA-Coming-of-Age categories.