I have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in English from the University of West Florida (UWF). I am semi-retired and teach online writing classes for science majors through UWF. I authored a speculative fiction novel, Incense Rising, published in 2018.

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Nancy Schrock

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
Flora Whittemore


I came across this quote on my hotel room key during a business trip to India in 2007. My experience says it’s true for life, and especially true for the doors I’ve opened to artist communities. Every group of artists that I’ve had the privilege to be part of in the places I’ve lived, like Galveston, Texas; Midland, Michigan; and Pensacola, Florida, have been a blessing in terms of friendships and artistic growth. In the summer of 2019, I began a search for a new artist community after my husband and I moved to New Mexico. I believe I found that group of artists when I opened the door of The Gallery ABQ. The artists here, like all artists, capture something fleeting, images, ideas, or feelings, and they gift those fleeting things to us in their artwork in a way that keeps giving with every viewing. For me, that rendering and giving are what I try to do with my art. For more information, visit my website:

The Gallery ABQ

Hoffmantown Shopping Center

8210 Menaul Blvd., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 292-9333


Temporary hours beginning June 4: Thursday – Saturday, Noon–4 pm

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