Nancy Whitenack is the owner of Conduit Gallery, a Dallas gallery which she opened in Deep Ellum in 1984. In 2002, she moved the gallery to the Dallas Design District. Since then most of the contemporary galleries in the city have followed, establishing a gallery district. In the 30+ years she has been in business, Whitenack has mentored and represented many artists, both with local and national prominence. The gallery has been the site of important installations and exhibitions involving video, painting, photography, ceramics and various other media. Whitenack was instrumental in starting CADD, The Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. She is involved as a community activist, and has been involved with DIFFA, The Dallas Resource Center, Planned Parenthood and other causes. She has participated in the Dallas Art Fair 9 of its 10 years and is committed to supporting a thriving and exciting Arts community in Dallas.