Hendrix Magazine

Nancy Dunaway’s handmade book featured in collection



Feathers & Findings, an artist's book by Nancy Dunaway ’69 of Hot Springs, was included in a new book, 500 Handmade Books, released July 1, 2008, from Lark Books.

Nancy Dunaway has been making artist's books since she saw her first exhibition of them in a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. in the early ’90s. She says, "I was thrilled and honored to be included in Lark's book. I am excited even more now after having seen the book, by the amazing work by so many book artists I admire and am inspired by. It is a beautiful book I think anyone who appreciates art will enjoy."

Nancy graduated from Hendrix with a bachelor of arts degree in studio art, and taught art in grades 6-12 for 13 years before returning to school at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and receiving her master of fine arts degree in illustration in 1991. She retired in December of 2007 from Henderson State University where she had served as professor of art and chairperson of the art department since 1994.

Nancy also works in collage and mixed media and constructs altars and shrines. Her work is currently on exhibition at the Artchurch in Hot Springs, and she is represented by the Heights Gallery in Little Rock. She teaches workshops in book arts, journaling and mixed media at different venues around the country.