Nancy Katz has been playing with color and form since she was a very young child. Today she is a nationally recognized artist and arts educator.
In an an attempt to travel a 'practical' career path, Nancy earned a degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 1979. Her interests in group process, community mental health, and geriatric care flourished at school and she brought that to her work in the field.
But her love for art making and her enthusiasm for sharing that love couldn't be quelled. Working at summer camps met some needs, but the summer doesn't last for ever.
After one rich period in the Saratoga Mountains of Northern California she found herself in the workshop of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. That was in 1987. Nancy knew she'd stepped into a very special place. She became part of its initial team of visionaries and she stayed for the next four years. Through her work at the Project, Nancy learned much about community--- about love and loss. Over and over again she witnessed the transformative power of art making.
In 1992 Nancy was turned on to silk painting. It quickly became a vehicle for her to combine her passions of creating and teaching. She committed herself to a life of art making--- working primarily in the Jewish community facilitating art making experiences for people of all ages and with groups of all sizes.
Creating art which reflects the values and sensibility of a given community has been the focus of Nancy's work for decades. She has a unique ability to cull information from community members/congregants, involving them in the conceptualization of designs. At Nancy Katz/Wilmark Studios, Nancy is our principal artist. She works intimately with clients to glean the best design solution for their needs.
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