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Jim Nelson Art Benefit for the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

Jim Nelson is offering an incredible opportunity for the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH). For every purchase of his original artwork, he will donate a minimum of 50% of the purchase price to the Writers’ Colony! The purchaser simply needs to indicate that they want the Writers’ Colony to benefit from their purchase. Jim has been a long-time supporter of WCDH. He is generously offering this opportunity through 2021.

Jim’s work can be found at J.A. Nelson Gallery, 37 Spring Street, Eureka Springs. He can be reached at or 479-253-4314.

Describing his work, Jim says, “Although I used many kinds of wood when I began creating hybrid structure/paintings for the wall, I now use basswood (Linden) exclusively. I work on individual planks or glued up panels of two-inch thick basswood. The two-inch thickness insures little or no warping/cupping as well as adding “sustainability” to the work. I paint directly on the bare surface of the wood with acrylics applied by hand using brushes, cotton rags, and fingers. The carving and finishing is done using electric and hand tools and sanders. I enjoy the intimacy of working with wood by hand. Being covered in sawdust and wood chips is a joyful part of the process. I feel fortunate to have come up with a way to combine woodworking, drawing, and painting in a unique expression of what I find beautiful.”

Michelle Hannon, WCDH Executive Director, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us. Jim’s unique, captivating artwork graces the walls and tabletops of our mid-century modern building at 505 Spring Street. His work is a stunning compliment to a space so abundant in wood and natural light. We’re thrilled that Jim has decided to support the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in this way and are grateful for his generosity.”

Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities providing uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists, without discrimination. The WCDH has hosted over 1,500 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit or call (479)253-7444.

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