About the Curator

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick, the curator of the Carrollwood Cultural Center since May 2014, is a lifelong creative with a passion for art exhibitions.  She has recruited inspiring artists such as John Gurbacs, Jack Casey, Bradley Arthur, James Vann, and Mark Gonzalez. She has also called unique shows like Illumination: Word and Image, Visionaries: Organizations Building Stronger Communities through Art, as well as larger shows like Naturescapes and Inspiration to encourage artists to share their art with the community.

 “The Cultural Center has large galleries where art lovers find so many original pieces available. We have Called shows once or twice a year that attract a variety of artists. We also host several art shows for professional art organizations.  Art collectors and designers have been frequenting our shows to take advantage of the art for sale. We may be the largest gallery in town, with 500 linear feet of rotating gallery space. “

IMG_1758She researches emerging artists and encourages them to develop a show at Carrollwood because of the size of our galleries, and the amenities and the popularity of the Center will give them visual opportunities to connect with the public. She says artists benefit from showing their work in a professional gallery.

 

“Artists rarely fully understand their own work. Having a comprehensive show, where the artist can see their entire body of work at one time, provides them with the best insight to personal style and themes that echo throughout their work. It is an incredibly enlightening experience.”

She has taught art professionally for 25 years across multiple mediums and age groups. She received her BFA at the University of South Florida,1993, and has continued her studies at the Ringling School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Contact Nancy at nancy@carrollwoodcenter.org.