En Masse: FRCC/BCC 6th Annual Juried Exhibit

DEC 1, 2021-JAN 8, 2022

The Firehouse Art Center is proud to present the sixth annual juried student show from Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus in Longmont. The show is a continuation of an academic goal set by John Cross, Lead Faculty for the art program, and the Firehouse’s commitment to educational and professional opportunities for emerging artists and students. Students experience the challenges and joys of presenting their work professionally, from documenting their pieces to professional framing. This year promises to be very exciting as our program has returned to all in-person classes in the art studios on campus. We are also excited to include Multi-Media Graphic Design as one of the categories for the first time!

The show is a competitive entry open to all art students from Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and the current semester. Prizes are arranged in categories: 2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Graphic Design. There will also be a Juror’s Choice award and a VP Purchase award, in which the college purchases work for its permanent collection. “I am extremely proud of the work our instructors put into their classes and the artwork the students produce as a result of their experience in the studios. The hard work and dedication our students pour into their work shows in the high quality of the art they produce.” -John Cross

Student Reception Thursday, Dec 1- 6pm-8pm
Open Reception- Friday, Dec 9- 6pm-9pm

About the Juror: Clara Nulty
This year the juror is Clara Nulty. Juror Bio: Born and raised in New York, Nulty now lives and works in Louisville, CO. Nulty completed her MFA in Painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in May 2021. She also holds a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2014. She currently teaches painting and drawing at Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. She has shown at galleries across the United States. Recently her work has been featured in exhibitions at Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn, NY, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Smith House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Alluvium Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI, and D’Art Gallery in Denver, CO in exhibitions curated by Dr. Gwen Chanzit and Doug Kacena. Clara Nulty has also had recent solo exhibitions at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in Birmingham, MI and Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, CO.


As a Creative exploring the world, I thrive being able to learn more about the rock we all live on.  Through this journey I’ve learned that my greater passion in life is to teach those around me how to be kinder to the rock we live on.  I paint with all Natural Earth Pigments, and a plant based Acrylic binder.  Making sure that I don’t use any harsh chemicals or plastics that could damage my health, or worse the health of the planet.  My goal is to be able to open the eyes, of those around me to the knowledge that can help us all make the planet a safer healthier place.  My deep love for art and nature blend together as I shape the paints around a mixed perspective of nature looking at us whilst we bumble around unaware to the harm we cause.  The Eye’s seen through out my work stands for many things I aspire for them to let you see many different perspective to the bigger picture.