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Art faculty scholarship show, sale Dec. 1 at Napa Valley College

Art faculty scholarship show, sale Dec. 1 at Napa Valley College

          Original works of art will be available for purchase to benefit students of the Napa Valley College art program during the Art Faculty Scholarship Show and Sale, December 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.

          Created by Fain Hancock and John Dotta -- renowned artists who also serve as faculty for the college Art Program -- original paintings, drawings, photographs, and art books will be available exclusively for this highly-anticipated one-night-only event hosted by the Napa Valley College Foundation.

          Guests are invited to sip Napa Valley College Estate Wines and enjoy simple bites while purchasing their favorites from the one-of-a-kind pieces on display in the breathtaking Visual Art Center Lobby Gallery on the NVC Campus (building 3700).

          "This special event was imagined as the faculty's way of inspiring our students by assisting them in making their artistic dreams a reality," said Fain Hancock, art program professor, fine artist and creator of the show.

          Admission is free and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the NVC Foundation to support art students in their future endeavors.

          Hancock, Fine Art Studio and Digital Art Professor, has mentored future artists through her classes in Fine Art Studio and Digital Art for the past 17 years. As an artist, her classes focus on traditional, formal art skills and experimentation once the basics are mastered.  With expertise in both the creation and the business of art, Fain inspires and empowers students to uncover their unique "voice" through art and share it with the world.  Her artwork can be viewed at
          Dotta, Fine Art Photographer, Professor of Art, and Photography Program Coordinator, is entering his fifth year of teaching at Napa Valley College. With an extensive background in both creating and teaching photography, John's personal work explores the intersection of nature and culture, and the concept of wilderness.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally including, BC Space Gallery, College of the Pacific, University of Nevada-Reno, Blue Sky Gallery, Sirius Gallery-Tokyo, Minatormirai Gallery-Yokohama and El Reino del Mundo Gallery, Jose Marti Biblitoeca, Havana, Cuba. His artwork can be viewed at