Nancy never seemed to realize just what an impact her little ad in the newspaper really had on the art appreciation of the Yuma community.
On March 29, 2010, Nancy passed away, but her legacy lives on through the Nancy K. Carlson Memorial Scholarship which is presented to a young local artist each spring.
Nancy believed that the talent of the members of MSAA could be utilized to attract, mentor, teach, encourage and assist young artists. Nancy also wished to creat an association website and a group page on Facebook to attract more artists. This webpage is dedicated to her and is a first step in achieveing on of her goals.