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How we think about nature and engage with the earth is a continually evolving relationship. We are living during a time in which the planet is experiencing extreme changes. Artists’ creations and images can help express this crisis and help us to understand how our actions have changed the planet. This exhibition highlights  Earth Connected Artists who interpret nature, climate change, and other environmental topics – inspiring others to love and protect the earth.

FREE and open to the public Friday-Monday Labor Day weekend.

How to Get There

This event will be held at Wild Bear Nature Center and the EcoArts Lounge (located next door to the nature center) 20 Lakeview Dr. Nederland, CO

  • Friday, Sep 3rd from 10am – 8pm with a Friday Opening Reception 6-8pm.
  • Saturday, Sep 4th 10am-8pm, 
  • Sunday,  Sep 5th  10am-6pm 
  • Monday, Sep 6th 10am-4pm, with the closing and award ceremony at 4pm. 
Meet the Artists
Cal Nez

Cal is Táchii’nii born for Ta’neeszahnii. He’s originally from Tocito, NM. He considers to be an artist first and holds the function and gift of being an artist in the world as a sacred obligation.  “I am honored to be accepted by the Earth Connected Art show, the concept of the show moves my spirit. I believe is spiritual and deeply conceptual. Since I arrived in Colorado I’ve been studying Colorado environment as well as the world-at-large. Being full blood Navajo, I have deeply rooted compassion to uphold the Native people’s traditional existence, so I came across this quote by a chief who dwelled around the Boulder, Nederland and Estes Park area in the 1800s. The following quote moved by soul, Chief Niwot said, ‘People seeing the beauty of this valley will want to stay, and their staying will be the undoing of the beauty.’ I wish to include Chief Niwot’s ideology in this show. He believes he must act on behalf of clients to ensure to art being created on their behalf speaks for the language to the world. Cal has been painting for over 40 years in oil, acrylics for personal and commercial clients. He will guide us to create are onto canvas. He will share his knowledge of being an artist and his love of the Diné culture.

Danielle Crouse

An Eldora resident with an art studio in town at Nederland Healing Arts Studio, Danielle’s main focus is animal portraits with oil paints.

Kathy Bremers

Kathy Bremers has been painting the beautiful natural surroundings of the Nederland area in watercolor & acrylics since 2005. Sharing her passion for art and nature through her paintings and teaching watercolor, encourages adults and children to make their own connection and brings Kathy great satisfaction and joy!

Rachel Thurber

Rachel Thurber is a textile artist who first fell in love with her medium and her environment while attending school in Arizona. Through the use of weaving and dyeing, her work explores the relationship between human and nature as well as challenges her audience to think about the part they play in our environment.

Kate Fitzpatrick
My work is inspired by true animal stories and the beauty of the wild world. I use rich colors, vibrant paint strokes, and my unique blend of swirls and dots to infuse a sense of magic and wonder into every piece I do.
Kate Schlosser

Kate has been exploring and falling in love with the mountains around Nederland and Gilpin County, Colorado for the past 20 years. As she wanders through the woods, she is constantly stopping to document the sunlight’s particular cast in a certain moment or some mystical inviting view through the trees.

Betsy Hicks

Betsy Hicks is a Boulder based artist who has been enjoying experimenting with mosaics since 2018.  She loves nature and has found inspiration for many of her art pieces on hikes and bike rides in Colorado.

Loren Merrill

Loren seeks to capture images that tell compelling stories about the natural world, and uses his background in animal behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology to inform his photography. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Animal Behavior and Ecological Physiology, and a BS from Cornell University in Natural Resources, and this formal education complements his informal education, acquired over four decades of immersing himself in nature.

Earth Connected Artists Pop-up Gallery



Friday, September 03, 2021–Monday, September 06, 2021
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Wild Bear Nature Center

20 Lakeview Drive
Nederland, CO, 80466