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April 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
In This Issue
Shows & Events

County Fair - August 2017

St. Stephens Haiti Art & Craft Show - November 2017
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
April 12                
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Art Swap

May 10
Guest Artist:
Cliff DeJong, Photography

Summer Break - No Meetings
June, July & August 
Links to Zentangle Techniques

zendoodle art journal entry -
 slow doodle

Suggestions for future activities, and raffle prize donations, please email Nancy

Meet Amy Heneghan
The Positivi-tree

An Evergreen Tree is, by its nature, green, but this is by far the most colorful one we've found.
Colorful, because of paint swatches that now hang from its branches.
The Positivi-tree is located in Loomiller Park in Longmont, and on its branches, on the swatches, are positive messages.
Things like, 
  • I think that I will just be happy today.
  • If you dream it you can do it.Make it a year of love and kindness.
  • Dream big....sparkle more.
There's room for plenty more notes. If you find yourself in Longmont, stop by the tree. 
Share your note with us!
The tags will be up through the end of May

Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
April 11th
An Evening with Karen McTavish.   
Karen is a world-renowned, award-winning quilter, the author of five quilting books and the creator of a unique style of quilting known as McTavishing.   See techniques she is known for, including wholecloth,  trapunto and McTavishing.   Be inspired by her trunk show of award-winning quilts.  Visit the web for details on her workshop.  

Non members can sign up for classes one month in advance. 
Mail checks to 
Longmont Quilt Guild
PO Box 6692, 
Longmont CO 80501.  

The LQG meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO. 

Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $10 guest fee for non-members. 

For more information, visit
The Louisville Art Association
Spring Member Fine Art Show & Sale 
will be held 

April 20th - 23rd, 2017 
at t he Louisville Center for the Arts, 
801 Grant Ave.,   
Memory Square Park, Louisville, Colorado

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday, April 20 Noon - 7 PM,
Friday, April 21Noon - 8 PM 
Wine & Cheese Reception:
5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 
April 22 & 2310 AM - 4 PM     

Winter Weather & LAG Meetings
I n the event of a snow storm that is severe enough to close St. Vrain schools, we will cancel the member meeting for that month.

We will do our best to get the word out through email, and posts to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

March Member Meeting WrapUp
John Taft 
Oil Painting Demonstration 
Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 PM
Great Frame Up 
( 430 Main St. Longmont)

John shared his amazing oil painting techniques with us at our last member meeting in March.  He discussed the mediums he uses as well as some of the supplies needed for oil painting.  He talked about how he became a professional artists as an adult after many years working as a Designer and Art Director for a number of design groups and television networks. Thank you John for sharing your love of art with us!

I would like to offer this finished art piece to any of the attendees from March's demonstration at the special price of $275 unframed. If anyone is interested_ I can be reached through my email:

John offers many workshops.  Click here to see the latest!
ART Studio Space for Rent

405 sq ft space available
$400 month. Easily shared with 2 or more artists.

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Call (303) 827-3685

President's Message:

Hello LAG Members:

I hope everyone is enjoying our spring weather and are getting inspired by all the flowers popping up and birds chirping their songs. I had a big smile on my face when I saw
the Osprey had returned to their nest on the very first day of spring! As artists, we
are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, having such gorgeous nature all around us.

With that said, it's definitely time to get your paint brushes, pastels, clay, cameras, etc. in your hands, and get busy creating wonderful pieces for our upcoming June show! Let's enjoy the journey of producing great art to share with everyone. Get motivated, and most of all, have fun!

Susan Steven
LAG President

Annual June Member Art Show & Sale

Sign Up Now!

Our Annual June Member Art Show and Sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is fast approaching!  This year's show will be from Thursday June, 8th through Sunday June 11th.  We have some wonderful Judges participating this year, and we need you to help us make it the best yet!
We will also be advertising this show and the new Boulder County Fair Show (late July) on a postcard to be distributed all around the area. If you are interested in sharing your art on this postcard, please send up to 3 photos to  Jill Rumley(no larger than 500kb) by April 15th.
Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Barn A, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO.

Eligibility: Open to all Longmont Artist Guild Members. Membership dues must be current.
Entry Fee & Deadline: Saturday, May 20th. Entry fee is $40 for up to 4 pieces.

For artists entering only Gift Shop items, the fee is $25.

For all artists who participate, 2 hours of volunteer time is required.  Please click here to sign up for your volunteer slot!

Application/Fee due: 
Saturday, May 20th
Art Delivery: 
Wednesday, June 7
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 8
10:00 am to Noon
Reception and Awards
Friday, June 9
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pick Up Art
Sunday, June 11
4:00pm to 5:00pm

April Member Meeting!
Artists' Social
Activity: Zentangle
Mini-Art Show
Art Swap 

Wednesday, April 12th, 6:30 PM

Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont)

Starting at 6:30 PM 
Meet & Mingle
Member Meeting 
This month, we are having an "Artist Social".  Activities, include the following:

Mini Art Show
Bring 1 piece of art for the exhibit you recently created & vote for the best.  
$10 Gift Card Awarded, for best of show!

Art Swap
Time to clean out your studio and art supply closets.  Bring in art stuff to give, and take something home too!  Ideas:  Useable art supplies, papers, books & magazines, tools, frames, etc. place on available tables in hallway.   Please check the area before you leave to take back anything left over.

7:00 PM - Activity - Doodles & Zentangles
Drawing on square coaster (provided), i
ntroduction by Lynn Daignault.  
Please bring your own:  paper & support to practice, black markers, color markers too if you like (permanent best) pencil and erasers.

Place your name in pot for a chance to win a prize.

Suggestions for future activities, and raffle prize donations, please email Nancy.  

Lynn Daignault will be introducing Doodles & Zentangles, at the April 12 LAG, Artist Social and Activity Meeting.  Lynn exhibits locally and is a member of: LAG, Louisville Art Association and a Signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society.  She is very generous with her time, volunteering & working on the LAG outreach Homestead Art Project.  Lynn's artwork is created from her imagination and consists of layering acrylic washes, experimenting with different art media including creative mark making and collage. 

Coming next...
Cliff DeJong will be sharing his views on photography as art at the Wednesday, May  10 meeting.  He will also give a short demonstration on combining three rather unremarkable photos to produce a work of art.

Suggestions for future activities, and raffle prize donations? Please email Nancy.   

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LAG Monthly Meetings
The second Wednesday  of Every Month  September through May
(except December)
No Charge to attend... EVERYONE is welcome!
6:30 pm Hospitality time, Raffle!
7:00 pm Program
The Great Frame Up
430 Main Street, Longmont
Ample free parking in the back

(In case you missed it!)
Congratulations to Our Great Frame Up People's Choice Award winners!

We had an amazing turn out for the Great Frame Up Art Show and lots of votes for People's Choice Awards! Click here for photos from the reception!

Beth Appleton - Best in Show
Beth Appleton  was the People's Choice for "Best in Show."  Her amazing colored pencil drawing called "Keeping Watch," a close up portrait of Bald Eagle, is well earned. (Photo by Jill Rumley)

People's Choice 2-D
Mel Birkey was the People's Choice for 2-D art. His beautiful watercolor & grease pencil painting titled "Illinois Elevator" took our breath away!

People's Choice Photography
Jill Rumley was the People's Choice for photography. Her amazing portrait of horses titled "Pent-Up" was appreciated by everyone and the look on her face when she won was priceless.
(Photo by Richard Rumley)

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Send us your information!

We would love to share your successes, shows and other wonderful things you may have going on in your art world!

To share your good news, send an email to Jill Rumley, our newsletter editor along with some photos.

Please write out your announcements EXACTLY how you want them to read as the editor has too many time constraints to do re-writes.  

Please keep your article SHORT and include complete contact information if applicable. 

If your submission is not written to the newsletter standards, it will not be published.  

Please remember, all articles and announcements are due no later than the 20th of each month.  

Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

Beginning in April: a 5 session workshop onThe Foundation of Drawing! Back to the Basics

May 13th 9am-12pm - Studio LecturePhotography with Cliff DeJongTrip to Butterfly Pavilion following lecture

Great Frame Up Show! 
at the
430 Main St.,
 Longmont, CO 80501

March 10 - April 8, 2017

Please remember to:

10:00 am to 4:00 pm on 
Saturday, April 8 or
Monday, April 10TH. 

So far three pieces have sold from: Rocco Varbaro, Toni Mowrey and Jill Rumley.

LAG Gives Back
Homestead 1
The Longmont Artists' Guild works with the senior residents at The Homestead, an elder day care facility. Our members create an art project and assist residents as they create their art on the third  Thursday  of every month at  1:30  for approximately 2 hours. 

I f you would like to assist Joan, Dorothy, Tracy and Lynn, please call Joan Rhodes at  303-828-3453 . We really could use more volunteers participating in this service.

LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Toni Mowrey, Secretary

Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity - Rhonda Crosman

Venues - Lynne Lemmer

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Newsletter - Jill Rumley
Activity Director -  Nancy Champion

Workshops - Nan Sanford,
Our Sponsors

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Milestone Full Circle Health 
Longmont Hospital

Acrylic & Multimedia Workshop

May 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
a workshop on Layering a Landscape using Acrylic and Multimedia techniques with Nancy Champion.  

We will be meeting at the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.  Last year we explored acrylic techniques, this time we will Layer a Landscape .  

Nancy is a retired art teacher, on the LAG Board as Activity Meeting Director, and exhibits locally in the community.  She enjoys the variety of gels and pastes and multi-media techniques that create a dimensional painting.  She uses these multi-media techniques to layer a landscape.  Acrylic painting's flexibility and fast drying time make it perfect for exploring texture and color. 

If you are interested in joining us please contact Nan Sanford to register for the workshop.  

Get that Camera off Auto!
May 13, 2017                           
Cliff DeJong will teach a beginning photography class on  Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home in NE Longmont from 9-12N.  Basics of camera settings will be covered, along with composition and simple processing of JPGs and RAW files.  In the afternoon, we will car pool to the Butterfly Pavilion to practice our photography.  If  interested, contact Cliff at 

The Foundation of Drawing! 
Back to the Basics

By:  Jocelyn Rosenberg 

Where :
804 Summer Hawk Drive. Building 4,000, Unit 206

Cost: $25 per session or 
$100 for all 5 classes.

Please contact Jocelyn for more information. 
2017 Land Through the Lens
Boulder County Parks & Open Space is holding  several photography sessions  in the coming months so that photographers will have an opportunity to capture images of county properties to submit for consideration to the " 2017   Land through the Lens"  photography exhibit featuring Boulder County's public lands. 

The first one is a sunset session at Betasso Preserve with Ranger Fowler on  Saturday, April 29  from  7-10 p.m.  

Other sessions will be held in May, June and July.  You may sign-up for these sessions a month in advance of each one by visiting 

For  a map and list of county properties please visit  

T he deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 1.

the Optical Center
Good Eats Grill
1114 Francis Street
Longmont, CO 

April - May
Maya Houghan

June - July
Hazel McCoy

If you would like to show your work at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at 
  or (303) 772-7383

City Cafe
1442 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO

March - April
Diane Wood
May - June
Rose Lynch
July - August
Hazel McCoy
September - October
November - December
Janis Buck

If you would like to show your work at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at
or (303) 772-7383

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing:

Connie Bauman
Rita Belz
Barbara Wolfe Gittleson
Virla Harrell
Yvonne Ogg
Dot Pecina
Linda Schlagenhauf

Please stop and view their work and give them your support. 

If you are interested in showing your work at this venue, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

Centura Women's Health
Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through July 2017

1. Yvonne Ogg
2. Rita Belz
3. Hazel McCoy
4.Michel Reynolds
5. Margaret Bobb
6. Grace Gomez
Debra Griffith sold her painting "Purple Pleaser" at this practice in January.

Red Frog Coffee
15 Ken Pratt Blvd #200, 
Longmont, CO 80501

Artists may sign up at the coffee shop.
Out of town artists may call  303.772.7209

If you are a LAG member and are showing your art here, send us a couple of photos and the details!

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont

Currently showing:

Richard Jones
Diane Wood

Contact  Lynne Lemmer at:
for more information:

Sun Rose Cafe
379 Main Street
Longmont CO 80501

LAG will be showing this coming November 2017 through January 2018.

We are currently taking applications.  If you are interested in this venue, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

We are looking for artists to participate in the 2nd Friday Art Walk for April!

Please contact Jill Rumley if you'd like to participate in this exciting new venue!

The following artists will be showing from April 6th through May 4th:

Hanging art:

Janis Buck
Ben Harris

7 open spots!

Artist's with studios:
Jill Rumley - paintings, photography, cards, bookmarks & magnets
Susan Gunn - paintings & cards
Robbie Ruhaak - acrylic on metal paintings, jewelry & more!
Tomas Perez - Art gifts

We are looking for artists for 

If you are interested in showing your art, please contact Jill Rumley at

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

April/May. Hazel McCoy
June/July. Christine Jarvis
August/Sept. Nancy Champion

  Please call Nan Sanford at  307-421-1255  if you are interested in showing at this new venue!  You will be allowed up to ten pieces, depending on size and they will be displayed for 2 months.

Member Art Around Town
Rocco Varbaro is showing his photography at:

3/10 - The Great Frameup LAG show as well as at LHAG show at Instant Imprints 

4/21 - Solo Artist in the Swan Atrium at the Longmont Museum Friday Afternoon Concert Series

5/20 - May Art Walk at the Callahan House

Call for Entries
Be sure to check our website and blog for current opportunities!
Longmont Artists' Guild ||
P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242