Nancy Holly will walk onto the Festival of Arts grounds as an artist this weekend. It will be the first time the equine photographer has shown there.
When asked if she was excited to be one of 140 artists juried into the show, she responded, "Oh my god. That's an understatement."
Holly is no stranger to the site. She was raised in Laguna Beach and worked at Tivoli Terrace when she was younger. Now she lives three blocks from where she grew up.
"It's kind of a full-circle realization for me since I was born and raised in this town," she said. "All these years, I've been a patron; it will be different to view the artists as an artist."
Always interested in art and originally a portrait artist, Holly hadn't dedicated herself to photography until last year.
After her first solo show at the Magnolia Salon in Costa Mesa, Holly decided to sell her court reporting business in Irvine to focus on photography full time.