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Art at the Center


Winter 2024 Show

Opening Reception & Demo Show
Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 4pm-7pm

$10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food & wine

Join us for Art at the Center's Annual Demo Show at the Nederland Community Center for an enchanting evening filled with artistry, creativity, and interactive experiences. This show will feature a diverse array of 19 artists from all mediums, including photography, pottery, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, oil, and pastel.

As you immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere, indulge in a reception of wine and appetizers. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with these talented artists, share conversations, and savor a creatively enriching evening. Don't miss out on this vibrant celebration of art and creativity!

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Interactive Demos


During the opening reception, attendees will have the unique opportunity to witness artists demonstrating their skills, and can actively participate in creating their own masterpiece through interactive demos.


Photography with Rob Lantz

"Galactic Liquid 8" by Rob Lantz

Be inspired by a unique method of combining a love of science and a love of art. Take another look at the little things in life. Where might they fit into the big picture?

In his galactic Liquid Series, photographer Rob Lantz captures the fleeting beauty of water drop collisions and combines them with his night sky photos. Lantz supports local artists showcasing their art, music, and writing with events at the Boulder Wine Bar, adjacent to R Gallery in Boulder.

Drawing with Eric Davis

Eric uses his ink and watercolors as an outlet to express imaginative scenes, people, structure, and places

Activate your creative muscles using pen and ink and watercolors. Draw with Eric and learn from his experience how making drawing a habit will improve your skills.

Eric Davis started drawing relatively late in life, picking up the craft during COVID-19 at the age of 32. Feeling a lack of creativity in his job, he now uses his ink and watercolors as an outlet to express imaginative scenes, people, structures, and places.


Painting with Danielle Crouse

The Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains inspire Danielle in her art. Her mediums inlcude acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, and oil paints

Watch as layers of color turn from almost unidentifiable brush strokes into brilliant portraits of animals.

Danielle Crouse began taking commissions for pet portraits in high school. Now the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains inspire much of her art. Along with acrylic, her mediums include graphite, colored pencil, and her favorite - oil paints. Crouse manages Kaleidoscope Fine Arts Gallery in Nederland.

Pottery with Andrew Morse

Andrew Morse is inspired by other potters and their work, and continues a lifelong study of the art

Take a lump of clay, center it on the potter's wheel, and watch it grow. A cup? A bowl? A vase? A plate? Learning basic skills is a step-by-step process.

Andrew Morse started making pots in high school. He continued with a major in ceramics in college. Morse is inspired by other potters and their work, and continues a lifelong study of the art.


History of Art at the Center

Art at the Center is the realization of a long term vision for the Nederland Community Center. This vision saw the Community Center as a vibrant and beautiful hub for our town and a perfect place to highlight and support Nederland's image as an emerging artisan center.

Beginning in 2009, through the efforts of the Community Center Foundation Board, Art at the Center was born. From the beginning, Art at the Center has been a great success. Our opening wine and cheese event took place in an October snowstorm, yet almost 200 people showed up to support the celebration of both the talented artists being features that night and the fact that the Community Center had been beautifully enlivened by art on the many long, previously empty walls.


How the Show Works

Three times per year the Nederland Community Center and the volunteer Art Committee host a new Art at the Center show focusing on local artists. Nederland area artists are invited to participate via newspaper ads, word of mouth and requests to local galleries. A panel then selects the pieces that will be displayed for the next show.

Generally, within ten days, after the show has been hung on the Community Center walls, the Community Center organizes a reception for the community honoring the featured artists. Artists are encouraged to attend to answer questions and speak about their work. Local musicians provide ambiance. Often, Nederland restaurants, liquor stores, and grocers donate some portion of the delicious food and wine.

At each open house, "Best in Show" awards are given in the categories of painting, photography, and a third category that includes fiber art, jewelry, and sculpture. The art then remains on display for 3-4 months for all Community Center visitors to enjoy. local artists have been very involved and enthusiastic about submitting their work, without which we could not have such exciting art shows.


For Artists Interested in Submitting Their Work

  • Artists may submit up to 6 ready-to-hang, 2-dimensional pieces no smaller than 12" x 12" framed. We also accept a limited amount of jewelry, small pottery pieces, or sculpture for a glass case display. Artists may submit up to 6 pieces of these types of art.
  • All pieces must be original works of art.
  • Art work needs to be dropped off at the Community Center during the specified times or alternate arrangements can be made by calling us.
  • Two-dimensional pieces must be signed by the artist and, to work with our system, need to be hung by a wire mounted on the frame. It works best if the wire is fairly taut and is attached to the frame more lower than 1/3 of the height of the frame from the top.
  • Artists will be asked to sign a liability waiver and registration form at the time of dropping off their work.
  • We ask that a paragraph be provided about the artist and his/her artwork. A photo of the artist with this bio is appreciated. Artists need to bring the bio with the artwork to the drop off.
  • Artists must supply title cards for each piece that include contact information, price (if for sale), medium (painting, photography, or mixed media), and size of piece.
  • Artists must also submit a list of the titles of work being submitted. We have a form you can fill out at the time of art drop off, or you can bring a list with you.
  • Artists are asked to contribute a $20 donation toward the Open House at the time of registration. This fee will be waived if it provides a financial hardship to the artist.
  • No sale can occur through the Community Center, but we ask for contact information should someone wish to contact the artist for purchase.
  • Artists whose works have been displayed at earlier shows may submit pieces for the current display.
  • We will do our best to display something from every artist who submits.
  • All displayed works will remain up for 3-4 months. Artists must contact the Art at the Center Coordinator if they need to remove any artwork. Removed artwork must be replaced by a similar size and quality piece.

Please feel free to share this information with any interested artists you know. We want to get the word out to the entire community!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Annie Thayer at or (303) 619-0804.