Nofa Dixon, 2017 FAFO Art Festival Judge

Nofa Dixon has been a professional artist, an art educator and an active member of the Jacksonville community for over thirty years. She served as Curator of Education at the Jacksonville Art Museum, (MOCA) for twelve years. Presently Nofa is an Associate Professor of drawing, painting and art in public place classes at the University of North Florida. She served as an Artist-in-Residence for Duval County Schools, 1997-1999.

Her hand-instructed clay forms undergo multiple glad firings and are finished with a mixed media surface treatment resulting in a unique signature style. Her work is included in major corporate and private collections along with numerous art-in-public place projects. A few of those projects include eight floor murals which were installed on the floor of the lobby area of South Mandarin Branch Library. Another project was the creation of 29 clay bricks for the Maternity Ward of the Baptist South Hospital in Jacksonville; a wall mural for the Marriot Resort Hotel; Delta Airlines’ Crown Rooms in the Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati Airports. Finally, Nofa created 25 plaques for the Jacksonville women Center to honor major donors who helped to purchase the building where the center is located.

Nofa’s vessels, paintings, collages, and clay work is included in major private and corporate collections and have been exhibited throughout the United States. Presently Nofa and her UNF students are working on the 17th art-in-public place projects at the UNF campus.