Nancy Noel’s Zionsville Gallery to reopen for 1-day holiday sale

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Nancy Noel’s Mandevilla will be among the items on display at a one-day sale Dec. 9. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Lusk

Zionsville-based artist Nancy Noel will return to her former gallery, The Sanctuary, on Dec. 9 for a one-day sale, which might be her last at the Main Street location.

Since closing The Sanctuary and listing the building for sale in 2014, Noel has held other one-day events to sell artwork, although it has been a year since her last one-day sale. She looks forward to the Dec. 9 event.

“I love it,” she said. “I love it because people are so happy.”

The past year has been a busy one for the internationally recognized artist. She was among 14 female subjects in a documentary, “Women Like Us,” which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Noel continues to support the school she created in Kenya and has been working closely with Engineers without Borders to create a water purification system in the area.

She continues to paint and has no plans to stop.

“I can’t even imagine (retiring) in my wildest dreams. It’s just not on my radar at all,” Noel said. “It’s just who I am.”

Several new pieces will be on display, including a large floral painting, “Mandevilla,” on a 4-foot by 4-foot canvas.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Sanctuary, 75 N. Main St., Dec. 9. Noel will be present throughout the day selling framed and unframed canvas and paper prints.

The 10,800-square-foot The Sanctuary is still for sale. Noel said the building, a former church built in 1894, would be a good event space.