Awards and Achievement...

  • Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowship Grant ~ 2013 Recipient with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
  • Donald G. Garner Humanities Trust Grant ~ 2014 Collaborative mural project between Nancy and the Tofte Lake Arts Center
  • Dr. James Gillihan Teachers of Experiential and Adventure Methodology Award ~ 2013 Recipient for work don't in the Ripples Of Wisdom Project. Award given to servant leaders who step forward expecting nothing in return and exemplify the four qualities of a Lakota warrior; bravery, fortitude, generosity and wisdom
  • Donald G. Garner Humanities Trust Grant ~ 2008 Mural project at the Front Porch Coffee &Tea Co.
  • Minnesota Women's Press ChangeMaker Award ~ 2007 for work with the Ripples Of Wisdom Project for extraordinary actions taken to create greater equality, justice and self-determination for women and girls.
  • First place Hollywood Book Festival, Children's Category ~ 2009 for illustrations for The Magical Adventures of Clara the Cleaning Lady
  • First Place Midwest Book Achievement Awards ~ 2008 & 2009 for illustrations for Willie Walleye Underwater Adventures
  • Recognition Award Northeastern Minnesota book Awards ~ 2008 for writing and illustraions for Water Women Wisdom: Voices From the Upper Mississippi.
  • Ely Mayor's Choice Award ~ 2007 Fish Sculpture contest
  • City of Minnetonka Reflections Award ~ In recognition of the outstanding volunteer contributions to The Depot Coffee House and its creation

Exhibitions

  • Ely Art Walk ~ 2004 - 2015 Ely, Minnesota
  • Ely Winter Festival Snow Sculptors Symposium ~ 2003 - 2015 Professional Snow Carver
  • Ely Greenstone Public Juried Art Show ~ 2006 - 2014, Ely, Minnesota
  • Queen City Federal Building ~ 2007-2008 solo exhibition, Ely, Minnesota
  • Blueberry Arts Festival ~ 2003 - 2004 Ely, Minnesota
  • Harvest Moon Festival ~ 2003 - 2004, Ely, Minnesota
  • Northern Grounds Cafe ~ 2002 Solo exhibition, Ely, Minnesota
  • Hopkins Center for the Arts ~ 1998 Solos exhibition of poetry, short story and artwork entitled Singing Her Truth, depicting healing from domestic violence, Hopkins, Minnesota

Presentations

  • Vermilion Community College ~ 2014 One Woman Show, Voices from the River, part of Writers Read Series, Ely, Minnesota
  • Southeastern State Missouri University ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Lake City Historical Society ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Lake City, Minnesota
  • Elk River Library ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Elk River Minnesota
  • Kitchigami Regional Libraries ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Clearwater, Rockford, Black Duck, Castle Lake, Bemidji, Pine river, Longville, Walker, Brainerd, Cross Lake and Pequote Lakes, Minnesota
  • Duluth Pack Company ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Prairie du Chien Public Library ~ 2013 Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
  • Ely School District ~ 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Book Illustrations presentation, Ely, Minnesota
  • Ely School District ~ 2009 Artist in Residence, Mosaic Design, Ely, Minnesota
  • Ely School District ~ 2006-2009 Snow Carving presentation, Ely, Minnesota
  • Qigong Women In the Wilderness ~ 2006-2008 Intuitive Development presentation, Ely, Minnesota
  • Private Group ~ 2008 Intuitive Development workshop, Dayton, Ohio
  • Private Group ~ 2008 & 2009 Intuitive Development workshop, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Private Group ~ 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Intuitive Development workshop, Ely, Minnesota
  • Mayo Health Systems Morning for Women ~ 2005 Keynote Speaker Ripples Of Wisdom Project, Lake City, Minnesota
  • Northeastern Illinois University Experiential Education conference ~ 2005 Ripples Of Wisdom presentation, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hazelton Foundation Women Healing Conference ~ 2003 Speaker on Art and Healing, Chicago, Illinois; West Palm Beach, Florida. Nashville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Adler Institute ~ 1999 Presenter on Humor and Healing, Hopkins, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Women and Spirituality conference ~ 1997 & 1998 Art and Healing presentation, Mankato, Minnesota

Performance

  • Libby ~ 2010 The Whales of August, Northern Lakes Arts Association production, Ely, Minnesota
  • Sarah ~ 2009 The O'Connor Girls, Northern Lakes Arts Association production, Ely, Minnesota
  • Clown ~ 1994-1999 member of Comedy Caravan, Hopkins, Minnesota
  • Gladys May Merridew ~ 1984 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick, Ely Community Theatre production, Ely, Minnesota
  • Edith ~ 1984 Blyth Spirit, Vermillion community College production, Ely, Minnesota
  • Defenseless Creature, Governess and General's Wife ~ The Good doctor, Vermillion community college production, Ely, Minnesota

As a Public Speaker...

Nancy communicates articulately and her presentations are down-to-earth and heartwarming. She tailors

the subject matter to her audience's. Precious presentations include: Art and healing, Humor and Healing and the Ripples Of wisdom project. clients include: Hazelden Foundation's Women's Healing Conference, Lake City Medical Center - Mayo Health System's Morning for Women, Minnesota Public Libraries, Adler Institute, Northeastern Illinois University TEAM Conference.

As an Entrepreneur...

Nancy established Creative Journeys, Inc. in 1987, a company dedicated to creative expression. In 2005, along with her husband Doug, co-founded a community gathering place The Front Porch Coffee & Tea Co.. A favor to townsfolk and tourists with its home cooked food and great drinks on Ely Minnesota's main street.

As an Artist...

Nancy works in several mediums. She is primarily self taught. Her life has taken her down many roads. The one she focuses on now is creative expression.

"I believe self expression is essential for a full life. Art is a way to communicate those things there are not words for and a way to acknowledge sared experiences."

As an Artist...

Nancy works in several mediums. She is primarily self taught. Her life has taken her down many roads. The one she focuses on now is creative expression.

"I believe self expression is essential for a full life. Art is a way to communicate those things there are not words for and a way to acknowledge sared experiences."

ABOUT NANCY

Nancy Scheibe ~ Artist