July 25- August 4
Carnegie Center for Creativity 200 Matthews Street
Fort Collins, CO

Once again we have a wide range of artwork on display and available to add to your collection including fiber art, wood turning, pastels, poured resin, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic, photography and oil paintings.  Ranging from large works to miniature, figure, portrait, abstraction and collage, each artist presents new pieces of beauty, intrigue and humor.  I am pleased to present several new floral, portrait and landscape paintings.

This past winter, I began a deeper exploration into the human figure with a semester of drawing at Front Range Community College.  Our final project was to create a painting based on “the human figure as an expression of inner psychology”, where I created “Nothing to Wear” as my final project.  (You can read more here.)

Nothing to Wear, pastel on paper, 21x18.5, © Nelia Harper
Nothing to Wear, pastel on paper, 21×18.5, © Nelia Harper


And, as a bonus, I spent a week in Putney, VT studying portrait and figure in oil with award-winning artist Michelle Dunaway.  That laid the foundation for two portraits, one in pastel and one in oil, both of which are currently on display.

Open House and Artist Demonstrations – Saturday, July 28 1-3 pm

Several artists will display their painting methods and techniques, answering questions and providing you with information on what happens ‘behind the scenes’.  I will have either my pastel or oil paints on hand for a demonstration.

Artist’s Reception and First Friday Gallery Walk – Friday, August 3 6-9 pm

Join us for the artist reception with a little beer, wine and appetizers during the First Friday Gallery Walk in Old Town Fort Collins from 6-9 pm.

Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6

There is 2 hour parking in the front of the museum and extended hours on the north and south streets. Handicap parking is located on the east and west sides of the building with elevator access on the east side.  Please ring the doorbell and someone will open the door for you.


Artists: Kay Dudek, Steve Germaine, Steve Grey-Wilson, Nelia Harper, Patty Hughes, Margueritte Meier, Russell Oakley, Jennifer Spencer, Christine M. Torrez, Laura G. Young