A studio at the Neltje Center in Sheridan.

About the Neltje Center


An aerial view of the Neltje Center.

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The University of Wyoming's Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts (Neltje Center) is an initiative within the College of Arts and Sciences engaged in instruction, creative activity, research, collaboration, and related
service. The Neltje Center provides a platform to link higher education with the arts and humanities in one of the most scenic locations in the country. 

The Neltje Center draws and recruits talented students, faculty, and artists to the University of Wyoming (UW) for an experience only Wyoming can provide. Importantly, it connects the arts to other disciplines through partnerships, programming, and collaborations. The center is named after Neltje, a renowned painter and philanthropist who in 2001 founded the Jentel Artist Residency. The Neltje Center includes programming, educational opportunities, events, and workshops at the UW campus in Laramie, in the Sheridan region, and in coordination with the Jentel Artist Residency. Beyond these locations, the Neltje Center is poised to create and support activities that are statewide, regional, national, and virtual. Since its inception, Jentel has awarded fellowships to 835 visual artists and 418 writers from Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain region, and across the U.S. Learn about the vision here



Contact Us

Beth Venn
Executive Director, Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts
Phone: (307) 766-4101
Email: bvenn1@uwyo.edu