Capital Roots has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties improve their neighborhoods and access healthy food since 1975. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.
This month Nancy Gardner has donated sets of her award winning hand made greeting cards. These provide a wonderful canvas to send some much needed well wishes to friends and family. The inside is blank so the possibilities are endless!
Nancy is offering card sets available in packs of 12 and 6. The set of 12 will feature all designs.
Born in Washington, D.C., Nancy graduated Cum Laude from Clark University and the School of the Worcester Art Museum in 1968. In 1971 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, where she studied photography, printmaking and Art Therapy. This was followed by a Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute in 1975, and a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College in 1978.
Nancy has been a seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 1953, and participated in the juried Vineyard Artisan’s Festival for 15 years. She travels extensively in Greece, and had solo exhibitions in Athens in 2003, and at The Historical Archives Museum of Hydra, Greece, 2004. Her photographs are shown in galleries in Greece, Martha’s Vineyard, The Berkshires, Troy, Hudson and Saratoga, New York.
In 2001, Nancy won First Place, Color Photography, Art in the Park, Saratoga, New York. She has won many awards in the Martha’s Vineyard All-Island Art Show, including Best in Show. In 2002, she was awarded second place in Interpreting Landscape, a national show juried by Sandra Carpenter, editor of Artist Magazine. Her images were selected for the Best New Products category at the 2003 National Stationery Show in New York City, and she is a recipient of an Alden Trust Scholarship and a 2004 grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Vineyard Style, Cape Cod Life and Odyssey magazines.
As I create an image,
I celebrate and pay homage to my subject.
It is my way of saying "thank you”
for the perfect, momentary gift.
My lens is the window to another world,
where visual subjects mingle
with feelings and memories,
and metaphors are born.
I photograph to transcend,
rather than record.
When I am fortunate,
my images go beyond words,
and become a mirror of my soul.
Thank you for joining our mission and for helping us nourish healthy communities in the Capital Region of New York!