First Teaching

My first teaching experience was in Boston, just after my BFA, and before graduate school.

The young son of our friends (who also were our landlords) loved to draw, but there was some worry about his art class in school. I gave him lessons at his home (an easy commute, 2 floors down). This was before I started many of the things I now teach, but I hope the experience was encouraging for him. What I mainly remember was how he loved to draw action scenes with planes, and make “movie music” as he drew.

While this wasn’t what you might recognize as realism, the activity and process seem very contemporary to me, as an artistic activity. The drawing was a record of the storytelling, rather than the goal. I recently saw a friend, a recent art graduate, in a joint performance with a dancer, sharing and combining the processes of dance and drawing.

When I teach, I still try to listen, and look, to find out what my students/artists are doing and trying to do. I have ways to teach how to do representational work, how to understand color or design, but these are part of a bigger picture, of what art is and how it is part of our lives.

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Exhibitions, Winter-Spring 2016

I currently have work in several Exhibitions.

The concluding event of the Sacred Spaces show at Nails in the Wall Gallery, at St Luke’s Metuchen, is May 15. (For more information, you can see, and my earlier post, below.)

ROOTED, at Tulpehacking Nature Center, will be up through September 4. I am showing a group of three photographs, one of which was taken by my father.

There is a lot of beautiful artwork in the show, by many artists in this area! There is also a Performance Salon at the Nature center this Sunday , May 1, 2-4pm

ROOTED Visual Arts Exhibition

April 22 – September 4,

Tulpehacking Nature Center,

157 Westcott Ave, Trenton, NJ 08610

I am very happy to have 2 pieces in the TAWA Show at RWJ Hamilton, Lakefront gallery. They are 2 of the Photos from my “Found Object Series”, taken at Sunrise Overlook, at Elizabeth Park on Prospect Street, in Hartford, Ct.

TAWA Invitational Art Exhibition:

Lakefront Gallery, RWJ Hospital,

One Hamilton Plaza, Hamilton, NJ 08690

April 8 – June 24

For more information and updates, you can also check my site at

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Welcome to the NCZ studios website!

This site is mainly for information about lessons and classes I teach. See “ABOUT Nancy Zamboni – Art Lessons and Art Classes”  for general information, and “ART LESSONS and CLASSES” for more specific information about Studio Lessons and Classes, or CONTACT, if you have questions or would like to reach me.

I also have a page about other non credit classes I teach: “OTHER CLASSES – Princeton Area“: This January I am teaching watercolor at the Princeton YWCA, and will be teaching Drawing and the Princeton Adult School. The 10 week class begins soon, on February 9!

I am also teaching Design II (Color Theory) at Rowan College at Burlington County (Formerly Burlington County College). Although I have a break from Printmaking this term, we had a great semester last spring, and students who are excited about continuing with it sometime.

Since this is the Posts page, time sensitive information and older posts are here also.

I have been including some information about exhibits – Most recently, I have a piece in the show Sacred Spaces / Holy Places, at Nails in the Wall Gallery, at St Luke’s Metuchen. It’s a good show, are there are many people I know involved with the gallery. It will be up through May 15.

Wishing you a safe and productive Winter season,

Nancy C Zamboni


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Nails in the Wall Gallery

Sacred Spaces / Holy Places exhibit:

I have one piece, a photograph, in this show. It’s worth coming if you are in the area or passing through, to see the whole exhibit, and also to look at the book of what the artists have written about their pieces. I found Nails in the Wall Gallery (at St. Luke’s church, Metuchen NJ) through friend and fellow artist Joy Kreves, when I came to the opening of their previous group exhibit. See: Sacred Spaces Information for exhibit information and gallery hours, or check their website, for updated information about gallery events. There is also information about future exhibits well in advance, which is very helpful if you are interested in showing your work there!

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MCCC Faculty Show – Dedicated to Lyn Ports-Lopez




This year’s exhibit is dedicated to Long-time Arts Faculty member and Ceramics instructor Lyn Ports-Lopez.

For more information about the show, its dedication, and the Mercer County Community Gallery, see the following link:

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Alternative Photography Show


Sept. 6 – Oct 4, 2014, Reception Sat Sept 13 (6-9 pm). There will be a Gallery Talk and Demonstration on September 20th (1-4 pm).

This show , at ARTWORKS, in Trenton NJ, presents work done in a variety of alternative and historic photographic processes. These processes relate closely to printmaking, as many of them use light sensitive emulsions on fine art paper. Although most of the images are photographic, these processes can also be used with a drawing or other artwork as a starting point, as in printmaking.

For more information about the show, see


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Art All Night

Princeton Latin Academy opera: Barnaby Rudge Hard ground Etching (Artwork by Nancy Zamboni

Princeton Latin Academy opera: Barnaby Rudge
Hard ground Etching (Artwork by Nancy Zamboni

Art All Night is an amazing yearly event presented by ARTWORKS, at which anyonc can show one artwork.

This 3 part Etching is drawn from video images from one of the yearly Princeton Latin Academy operas. (Every year the students write and opera based on a work of literature.) The one from my son’s graduation year was based on the novel Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens.

I am showing this art work tonight in honor of the Princeton Latin Academy.

For more information about this wonderful school, you can visit

Although the framed piece I am showing at Art all Night year is not for sale, if you are interested in buying unframed prints, you can contact me through this website. (Some framing options may also be available)

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Princeton Latin Academy Opera fund.

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