News Archived

MARCH 2016:
I’m going to IRELAND!  Sheary and I have been awarded an artist residency at Olive Stack Gallery, in Listowel, Ireland, for the month of March 2016.  We will paint, man the gallery, hold workshops, connect with the local community!  Thank you, Olive!
Olive Stack Gallery, Listowel, Kerry County, Ireland.Olive Stack Gallery, Listowel, Kerry County, Ireland.

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2015:

Rico’s Café and Wine Bar At last!  A venue with enough wall space to display some of my larger mixed media paintings.  Check it out, downtown Colorado Springs (322 N. Tejon), right next to Poor Richard’s Bookstore. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a glass of wine, with live music every weekend! Exhibit runs through December 1, 2015.

 “ROAD TRIPS.”  Two person show with  Sheary Clough Suiter  at Soirée Event Center, (719) 633-8313, 1003 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  Aperaçu Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Wrap It Up Celebration: Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You may bring your un-wrapped Holiday gifts and enjoy artful wrapping materials, hot chocolate bar, and more……this will be the show closing event, as well.

NOVEMBER 2015: 

FEATURED ARTIST with  Sheary Clough Suiter , November First Friday Art Walk, Artist Reception, November 6, 2015, 5 – 8p, at 45 Degree Gallery. New mixed media fine art in historic Old Colorado City. Located at 2528 B W Colorado Ave,Colorado Springs, CO 80904. 719-434-1214.

Manitou Art Center Member’s  Show. Catch this show and others currently hanging at the MAC.  Current show runs through Novembr 30th. 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 11a.m.-7p.m. Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Tuesday: Closed. Phone 719-685-1861

Pikes Peak Studio Tour, 10a – 5p,  Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2015.   Sheary Clough Suiter and I are proud to have been juried into this annual artists studio tour.  Maps online.  Free and open to the public.  Drawings for free artwork!!!!!

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2015

I’m happy to announce I’ve been invited to display my paintings at the Foothills Art Center Gift Shop during this year’s annual Rocky Mountain National Water Media Exhibition (September 16 – October 23).  Located in the picturesque, historic town of Golden (west of Denver) at 809 15th Street.

JUNE 2015

11th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival.  June 5 – September 11, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 5, ­8 PM www.rollbikeart.com Presented by Smokebrush.org at the Trestle Building, 219 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 210, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

APRIL 2015
Bicycle Colorado Gala Celebration 2015.   Please join me for this special event to celebrate bicycling in Colorado. 
   My Bicycle Painting, “The Zone,” Acrylic on Canvas, 31 x 23, will be one of the many outstanding silent auction offerings. Venue: DaVita, 2000 16th Street, 14th floor, Denver.6:00 – 9:30 PM, Friday, April 24.  See all the auction items and purchase your ticket today at bicyclecolorado.org

The-Zone

MARCH 2015

Manitou Art Center Member’s  Show. Catch this show and others currently hanging at the MAC.  Current show runs through March 2015. 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 11a.m.-7p.m. Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Tuesday: Closed. Phone 719-685-1861

JANUARY 2015

Manitou Art Center Member’s  Show. Catch this show and others currently hanging at the MAC.  Current show runs through January 2015.  513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 11a.m.-7p.m. Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Tuesday: Closed. Phone 719-685-1861

 the Modbo SMALL WORKS SHOW 7.  17c East Bijou, Colorado Springs. 719.633.4240. Over 400 PIECES OF ORIGINAL LOCAL ART, including three original Nard Claar paintings priced to sell. Show runs through January 9, 2015.

DECEMBER 2014

SOLO ART EXHIBITION AWARDEE, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.  Through December 29th.

Manitou Art Center Member’s  Show. Catch this show and others currently hanging at the MAC.  Current show runs through January 2015. New work starting  December 5, 2015. 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 11a.m.-7p.m. Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Tuesday: Closed. Phone 719-685-1861

FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN COLORADO CITY ART WALK. the Modbo SMALL WORKS SHOW 7. Opening Reception December 5, 2014, 5:30p – midnight. 17c East Bijou, Colorado Springs. 719.633.4240. Over 400 PIECES OF ORIGINAL LOCAL ART, including three original Nard Claar paintings priced to sell….just in time for the holiday gift giving season. Show runs through January 9, 2015.

NOVEMBER 2014

FEATURED ARTIST with  Sheary Clough Suiter , November First Friday Art Walk, Artist Reception, 5 – 8p, at 45 Degree Gallery. New mixed media fine art in historic Old Colorado City. Located at 2528 B W Colorado Ave,Colorado Springs, CO 80904. 719-434-1214.

Nov 2014 Nard-Claar, 45 Degree-Art Walk

Solo Art Exhibition, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

SEPTEMBER 2014

 “EMERGENTS …in the process of coming into being…something unexpected surfaces.” A Two-person Fine Art Exhibition with Sheary Clough Suiter  at the Manitou Art Center, Hagnauer Gallery,  513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado. Opening reception, Third Friday, Artist Reception, 5 – 9p, September 19, 2014. Show runs through October 11, 2014.  

Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

“Chuckanut,” Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Pikes Peak Studio Tour, 10a – 5p,  Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014.   Sheary Clough Suiter and I are proud to have been juried into this annual artist’s studio tour, featuring twenty artists in thirteen locations.  Maps online.  Free and open to the public.  Drawings for free artwork!!!!!

SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST Gallery 113.  First Friday Artist Reception, September 9, 2014, 5p – 8p, Located in downtown Springs at 113 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 634-5299.  Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Show runs through September.

I am happy to announce my art is now available in historic Old Colorado City at 45 Degree Gallery.Located in historic Old Colorado City at 

Mixed Media on Canvas, 16 x 12. Available at 45 Degree Gallery, Colorado Springs.

“Burst” Mixed Media on Canvas, 16 x 12.
SOLD at 45 Degree Gallery, Colorado Springs.

MAY – JUNE 2014

Two Person show with Sheary Clough Suiter, at the Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center, 400 C Street, Rock Springs,Wyoming, 307.362.6212. Opening reception, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5 – 7p. Encaustic Painting Demo by Suiter and Mixed Media Painting Demo by Claar during the artist reception.  The demo paintings will be available for purchase to opening attendees only! Show runs through June 21, 2014.

mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24
“Sedona”
Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24

10th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival. Opening Reception June 20, Show runs through  Aug 12, 2014.  www.rollbikeart.com Presented by Smokebrush.org at the Manitou Arts Center, 515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs.

BIKE JOYINTO THE WINDPUSHING

Juror’s Award: “Inscription 4.” Manitou Art Center Member’s  Show. Catch this show and others currently hanging at the MAC, Show runs through June 3, 2014. .513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Phone 719-685-1861 for hours.

"Inscription 4," Mixed Media, 24 x 36

DECEMBER 2013

Holiday Campaign at Adventure Cycling:  https://www.adventurecycling.org/support-adventure-cycling/holiday-campaign/ featuring Nard’s bicycle artwork.

COLORS OF CHANGE Art Exhibition presented by Manitou Springs Arts Council at Coutura Design Inspirations, 6380 Corporate Centre Circle, Colorado Springs, CO.   My mixed media painting “Hachita II” received Jurors Choice in the 2D category. Show runs through December 31st.

Hachita II, Mixed Media,16 x 20. Jurors Choice Award

Manitou Art Center’s 25th Anniversary Show. Opens Friday, December 6, 2013.  All five galleries will feature works by past and present artists who have exhibited at the MAC over the past 25 years, including Rockey and Rodney Woods. 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Phone 719-685-1861 for hours.

Mad Greens, Denver Art Museum location, 1200 Acoma St. Two Person Show,  paintings by Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter. Show runs through December 5, 2013.

 Ninth Annual Roll Bike Juried Art Exhibition, Artist Reception, Third Friday,  August 16, 2013, 5 – 9p, BAC (Business of Art Center), 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO.  The exhibition is right next door at Venue 515, in Spencer Hall.

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While you’re there, be sure to visit the BAC Atrium Gallery (south end of the BAC) to view the BAC Members’ Show.  My mixed media painting, “Elusive,” received the “BAC Juror’s Choice” award.

Save the date….heading to the Denver Art Museum in October?  Be sure to walk next door for coffee or wine to Mad Greens, Denver Art Museum location, 1200 Acoma St. to check out new paintings by Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter.   Opening Artist Reception, October 4, 2013, 5 – 8p. Show runs through November 7th.