2nd Annual Expressions Art Show

Historic Carnegie Building

200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO

July 26-August 5

Closing reception and First Friday Gallery, August 4th from 6-9 pm


Colorado Governor’s Art Show Plein Air Festival and Auction

Rialto Theater

228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO

May 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

50 area artists will paint on-site at Centerra, Chapungu Sculpture Garden, Downtown Loveland and Sweetheart City Winery between 10am and 3pm.  All artwork will be on display and available at auction beginning at 5:00 pm at the Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland, CO.


Follow Cow Creek, oil on canvas, 16x20 © Nelia Harper

Chasing Light – 4th Annual Art Exhibition

Historic Carnegie Building

200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO

November 30-December 10

Opening reception Friday, December 2, 6-9 pm.  On display Wednesday-Saturday, November 30-December 10 from 12-6 pm.



"Just Stopping by to Say Hello" egg tempera 8x10

Expressions – A Summer Art Exhibit & Sale

Historic Carnegie Building

200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO

August 3-6

Opening reception Friday, August 5, 6-9 pm.  On display August 3-6 from 12-6 pm.  I’ll have nine egg tempera paintings on display.



Bobcat Autumn, pastel, 12x16 © Nelia Harper

12th Annual Mile High Pastel Exhibition

Vida Ellison Gallery 7th Floor, Denver Public Library, Denver CO

July 10-September 8

Opening reception Sunday, July 10, 2:00 to 4:00.  On display through September 8th. Open during library hours – 7th floor gallery.


Follow Cow Creek, oil on canvas, 16x20 © Nelia Harper

National Treasures – Art Celebrating 100 Years of Our National Park System

Cultural Arts Center, Estes Park

July 1 – 31, 2016

Celebrate 100 years of our national parks with nationally renowned artists and sculptures.  Opening reception July 1st from 5-8 pm at the Cultural Arts Center Fine Art Gallery, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park.

"Allure" Pastel 11x15 © Nelia Harper

Peak to Prairie

Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins

June 1-30, 2016

Join me for a journey through the mountains and plains of our Rocky Mountains as I share 13 pastel paintings of our beloved Rocky Mountains and Front Range as well as a recent egg tempera painting.  Opening reception June 3rd during the First Friday Gallery Walk.  On display through June 30th in Suite 207 of the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

Chasing the Light

December 2-13, 2015

Join the Plein Air Artists of Colorado Fort Collins/Loveland Group for our annual show at the Community Creative Center (Carnegie Building) at 200 Matthews Street, Fort Collins for the First Friday Gallery Walk on December 4th from 6-9pm. Or, stop by Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm to browse the work of 16 artists.  All works available for sale.

19th Annual Lines Into Shapes

October 30-November 14

Opening reception October 30, 2015 5:00-7:00 pm.  Open from 10am-5pm. Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, CO  80517 (970) 586-5882

Texture, Gesture & Flow IV

October 9-December 11

Announcing upcoming plein air art exhibition at the AIMS Community College in Loveland, CO.
Opening and Gallery Walk, October 9th from 6-8:30 pm.  Location 104 E Fourth Street, Loveland, CO. Featuring works by Northern Colorado Plein Air Artists.  The event is open to the public during regular business hours through December 8th.

August Heat

August 5-8, 2015

The First Friday Gallery Walk is August 7th.  I’ll have three pieces (including the sunset plus a new one I haven’t shown you) on display and for sale.  There will also be a bin with some smaller, unframed pieces for sale as well.  The event is at the Carnegie Building (200 Mathews Street) in Fort Collins, CO.  The artwork is on display Tues-Sat from 12-6 pm.

11th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

July 12, 2015 to September 25, 2015

Denver, CO Denver Public Library Gallery, Level 7
The opening reception will be held Sunday, July 12th from 1:30-4:30.  Artwork will be on display during regular library hours through September 25th.
Location: Denver Public Library Gallery, Level 7, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado (map)

49th Annual National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015

May 1-3, 2015

Greeley, CO – Union Colony Civic Center
I am honored to have two pieces included in this showcase that includes original art from artists throughout the United States.  The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held May 1st from 5-8 pm.  Artwork will be on display May 2nd from 10-5 and May 3rd from 11-4.  Proceeds from purchases support artists with scholarships to continue their education and enhance their careers.  More information here.
Location: Union Colony Civic Center Lobby, 701 10th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80631 (map)

Spring Forward

April 1-11, 2015

Fort Collins, CO

Join us for the First Friday Gallery Walk, this Friday, April 3rd from 6-9 pm and be inspired by images invoking the beauty of spring.  A showcase of work by Northern Colorado Artists.  Or stop by this week or next, between the hours of 12-6 pm for a leisurely stroll.
(Closed April 5-7)
Sponsored by the Artists Association of Northern Colorado
Location: Carnegie Building, Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO (Map)

From Near and Far

December 12, 2014

Art Show From Near and Far

Featuring select works in pastel and egg tempera, the art show, “From Near and Far” debuts the work of Nelia Harper, drawing from her international travel and exploration of her ‘backyard’, the Front Range near Fort Collins, CO.

Open House & Artist Reception
Friday, December 12, 2014 2-6 pm

On View December 12 – January 9, 2014