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Art at the Center

Fall 2023 Show

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5pm-7pm

We welcome all artists to submit work for the Art at the Center shows!

*See For Artists Interested in Submitting Their Work below for more information on how to submit your art for the show

Details for submitting work for the Winter 2023 show:
  • Deadline for Submissions: Digital submissions of up to 6 pieces of art are due no later than midnight on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023.
    • You may submit up to 6 images of pieces of art you would like to show. Each image should be about 1200 pixels on the longest side - about 1MB in file size. This will be sufficient to show well on screen if we decide to post the artwork online.
    • Keeping the file size to about 1MB also assures that it will not be rejected due to the email size being too large.
    • Send your submissions to:
  • You will be notified of which pieces are accepted into the show no later than Friday, October 13th, 2023.
  • Drop Off: Art may be dropped off on Saturday, October 21st, 2023, from 11:30am - 1:00pm.

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.