Friday, May 28, 2010

Author And Artist Nancy Ballard Auditions For Oprah's Search For The Next TV Star

Much like Byron Katie, Nancy Ballard's Loving You Essence Portraits can provide a simple yet extremely powerful transformational experience. Ballard's 'You Celebrating You' entry features Loving You Essence Portraits

Oprah Winfrey has put out a call for the next TV star. Author Nancy Ballard submitted her taped audition. Ballard's 'Loving You Essence Portraits' celebrates identity through art and demonstrates that we can all come to realize that we are perfect, regardless of our perceived imperfections.

"The 'Loving You Essence Portrait'," stated Ms. Ballard, "has proven again and again to allow the subject to begin to see themselves in a different light. Three different portraits are created over a short period of time. Between each pose, I discuss what that particular pose demonstrates about the person. It is amazing to watch how one's self image and core identity can be transformed through exploring how the person perceives the meaning of each particular rendition. It can often be compared to watching a butterfly emerge from a cocoon - the story unfolds as we translate emotion, passion and memory into forms with vibrant color."

Finalists will be chosen by public voting. The individuals who create the top five (5) videos will join the finalist pool. These finalists will fly to Los Angeles for the next round of the audition process. In Los Angeles, the producers will select ten (10) cast members for the television competition series. One (1) slot on the television competition series is guaranteed to go to one of the top five (5) online favorites.

The top five finalists will move on to the finals and the winner will be chosen by Oprah Winfrey.To view the audition go to

Ms. Ballard is also available for interview and for speaking engagements. She can be reached using the information below or by email at


Nancy J. Ballard is an author, an artist, a speaker and a caregiver. With an art therapy point-of-view, Nancy facilitates watercolor classes through Memories in the Making, an Alzheimer Association outreach program. She also developed an adjunct program for Dr. Bruce L. Miller’s Memory and Aging Center at UCSF.

Nancy partnered with Palm of Her Hand founder, Shiloh Sophia McCloud,in writing and illustrating The Caring One - A Story. A Journal. A Resource created for Alzheimer's Caregivers. Palm of Her Hand is a division of Cosmic Cowgirls Ink, LLC, a publishing company committed to creating positive media and tools for transformation.


Nancy Ballard
1335 6th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122