Humanities Art Gallery

Sandy Nelson

March 1, 2012 – April 6, 2012

Reception: Thursday, March 1 – 3 to 5:00 p.m.

Feel the flow of creativity with artist Sandy Nelson’s exhibit titled The Power of Light, at the San Juan College Humanities Gallery, March 1 – April 6. The exhibit will open with a reception, Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tumbling GuadaloupeNelson paints in a variety of media, but principally in oil as a realist/impressionist. The aim of her work is to capture that special difference in light and shadow that defines twilight, dawn, or a gray day as opposed to a bright, sunny day.

She has lived in many places, from Arkansas and Missouri, to California, and has spent the last 20 years living in the Four Corners area. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fort Lewis College and has post-graduate studies principally with Anne Templeton, Stephen Quiller, Kathy Walling, Jim Trigg and most recently, Rod Hubble.

Although I paint largely landscapes, I also create florals, still lifes, portraits and figures,” Nelson says. “I find oils to be the premium medium for most subjects, soft and rich and forgiving. Sometimes acrylics or pastels are necessary for the subject at hand – I enjoy working with those as well.



Tumbling Guadaloupe
Tumbling Guadaloupe


Tumbling Guadaloupe


The Humanities Art Gallery is located in the Humanities balcony in the West Classroom Complex. It is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464 or