In 2011, I began a partnership with several non-profit organizations. A percent of each painting for sale is now designated to one of these organizations listed below. When you purchase a painting, you can choose which organization you would like to foster. If you are inclined to give back without purchasing a painting, please consider one of these foundations. Thank you for your continued support and for your will to give back to our communities, both far and wide.

With gratitude,
Nancy Hilliard Joyce

For Education and Safety

During 2015, I partnered with Lotus Pedals. I painted over 30 paintings of girls, bikes, and women with umbrellas. I gave over 20% to Lotus Pedals and at the end of the year, I traveled to Cambodia and delivered over 250 bikes to young, underprivileged girls so they could safely get from their villages to their schools. In 2018, I collaborated once again with Lotus Pedals during the installation of my two, 14-foot paintings into the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Over fifty young girls in Cambodia were gifted bikes so they could safely travel to school and receive an education. 

Lotus Pedals

Lotus Pedals provides heavy-terrain bicycles to hundreds of at-risk Cambodian girls who would not otherwise be able to traverse the considerable distance to the nearest schoolhouse. Parents sign an agreement with Lotus Outreach that their daughter, after receiving the bicycle from Lotus Pedals, will remain in school for at least 2 years. We monitor girls’ attendance at school to ensure the effectiveness of the program: bicycles being given so these bright Cambodian girls can continue studying.

For Children

Since 2012, I have partnered with Open Doors. Over the years I have given them 100% profit from the auction sale of my work. Since 2012, I have donated close to $10,000 worth of art!

Open Doors

Working in partnership with parents and schools, OpenDoors increases access to mentoring, tutoring, school events, sports and extracurricular activities, summer camp, and other opportunities that allow each child to be successful and feel inspired.

For Health

From 2012 – 2015 I partnered with WNCAP and donated original art work to their auction gala.

Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP)

Founded in 1986, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is an independent non-profit agency governed by a volunteer board of directors. WNCAP works to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS, while at the same time working to prevent further spread of the disease in our community. We do this by offering supportive services for those who are living with HIV or AIDS and forming partnerships with a wide range of community agencies to bring life-saving prevention information to all residents in 18 counties.

For the Love of Art

Since 1997 I have been involved with the Asheville Art Museum. In 1997, I worked as an Outreach Curator of the Museum. From 2011-2016, I sat on the Executive Committee of Asheville Art Museum. It is with a huge love for this establishment that I continue to support them with donations and recognition.

The Asheville Art Museum

The only organization of its kind providing cultural and educational experiences for residents and visitors to the 24 county region. It was established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.

For Girl’s Empowerment

During 2013, I partnered with Girls on the Run of WNC. I painted 13, large-sale paintings of historical and inspirational women ranging from Joan of Arc to Annie Oakley to Rosa Parks. At the end of the year, I donated over $2000 to Girls on the Run of WNC from the proceeds and sales of art surrounding this series of work.

Girls on the Run of WNC

Adjectives that describe this group: Empowerment, Responsibility, Intentionality, Diversity, Connectedness, Joy, Optimism, Gratitude, Nurturing, Healthy, Open-hearted, Compassion.

For The Environment

2016 and 2017, I partnered with The National Forest Foundation. I painted a series of work called Southern Roots, which included everything from Weeping Willows to Angel Oaks, in hopes of replanting trees in places where forest fires or other natural disasters had deforested our trees.

National Forest Foundation

Natural disasters such as wildfire and insect and disease outbreaks have deforested millions of acres of our National Forests. With support from mindful individuals, small businesses, corporations and foundations, the NFF is planting trees for generations to come. Newly planted trees enhance wildlife habitat, sequester carbon dioxide, provide future recreation opportunities and help restore watersheds.

For Hunger

In 2017, I partnered with Loaves & Fishes. 20% of all sales from my series, “Flocks & Schools”, went directly to provide nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals in need. 

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 20 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

For Animals

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization in Asheville, North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Corporation (EIN: 20-8787719). In addition to offering services to our community including free spay/neuter assistance and a pet food pantry, our Behavioral Counseling and Youth Education programs help promote a better understanding of, and respect for, companion animals.

For Cancer Research


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