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December 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving, either with family and friends, or just to take the time to sit back and reflect on everything we are thankful for.  

As in the past years, we will not have a meeting in December.  This is a month full of holiday cheer, get-togethers, shopping for those special people in our lives, maybe even making gifts for someone.  

Aren't we fortunate to have an artistic, creative spirit that not only gives us personal joy and satisfaction, but can also be a way to give happiness to others.  Family and friends love receiving hand-made gifts, cards, paintings, etc.  Most store-bought cards eventually end up in the trash, but I for one, have kept every single home-made card, no matter how young or old the creator.  I know how much thought and effort was put into making something, and it really tugs at my heart when I look at them to know they cared enough about me to create something special.  

So put a smile on someone's face this year by using your wonderful, special artistic talents to make them a memorable card or gift.  It will make your heart smile too.  

Have a safe, happy, heart-warming holiday and see you next year!

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

March 9th - April 7th 2018
Member Show
at the Great Frame Up

June 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds

August 2018
Boulder County Fair
The Longmont Quilt guild has monthly meetings and classes. Visit .
LQG meets the second Tuesday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street
in Longmont, CO. Free to LQG members; there is a $10 guest fee for non-members. 7 pm.
Member News
Susan Steven just completed a commission for a family portrait, which was one of her biggest and most challenging commissions. The family was thrilled when they received it as it was a surprise from their relatives to celebrate the final adoption of two homeless children.  Susan also has her paintings displayed at the Danish Furniture in Longmont as well as at  Sun Rose Cafe , Main St. Longmont
Pastel Painting Lessons
Lydia Pottoff Pastel's Class

Landscape Painting in Pastels Cost - $200
Sessions - Jan 8th - Feb 12th one session per week.
Monday mornings or Wednesday afternoons.

Class size limited to 3-4 students

Email me at:

Lydia Pottoff
We want your ART NEWS!

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.

We will gladly publish your submission as written, and we hold no responsibility for incorrect information.  

For the consideration of our readers, please keep your article SHORT and include complete contact information if applicable. Remember: Who, What, Where, When and Why.

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

Winter Weather
In the event that winter weather is severe, LAG will cancel the monthly member meeting by notifying members via email, Facebook and our webpage.
No Member Meeting 
In December!

Please join us on
Wednesday, January 10th - 
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Demonstration begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

December 13 -   No Meeting enjoy the Holidays! Check out the Art Links below for art inspiration.

Check out Cloth Paper Scissors website for an treasure trove of inspiration:  blog, mixed media, tools and resources and more!

Suggestions for future activities?
Please email Nancy.   

Great Frame Up
March 9th -
April 7th
Start Painting Now!
Our annual Member Show is coming!
Look for more information, application and details in the January Newsletter!
In Case You Missed It!
November Member's Meeting

November's LAG Members meeting was amazing!  A huge thank you to Rey Ford for demonstrating his beautiful oil painting technique. If you would like to learn more about Rey Ford, or are interested in painting lessons, please visit his website here.

Here is a series of photos demonstrating Rey's still life oil painting technique

Photo by jill Rumley

Photo by Jill Rumley

Photo by Jill Rumley

Upcoming  LAG Meetings
January 10  -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, & Activities: by Rhonda Crosman, Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding.
All materials provided.
Mini Art Show
(1 artwork per person, new work only please!)
Art Swap 

February 14 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Presentation
How to use your phone to photograph & edit your art. By Jill Rumley. Please visit Jill's website for more information about how to improve your technology knowledge!

March 14 -
Tim King - "Sculpture: Tradition through Technology" website:  www.Bronze.Biz

April 11 -
Christine Jarvis - Mixed Media Click here to learn about Christine

May 9 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Presentation and Activity by Jan Strickler,  Design a Mandala
(on  a coaster provided), please bring permanent markers , pencils, colored pencils.  

Quick Links to the Website  
2017- 2018 Workshops:

We're changing the way we sponsor workshops this year!

If you are an artist (LAG member or non-member) we can help promote your workshop!

We will announce your workshop at our monthly meeting & pass around a sign up sheet.

Workshops will no longer be held at the Clover Bldg. Artists giving workshops will be holding them at their own studio or other location arranged by the instructor.

If you would like to give a workshop, please contact
Nan Sanford at
Art Classes at Suzanne Frazier's Art Studio

1515 Main Street #201 Longmont, CO 80501

To schedule a class or workshop:  303-502-0751 or 
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Catharina van Haaren, Secretary
Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity - Rhonda Crosman

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Venues & Newsletter -
Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops - Nan Sanford,
Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Business of Arts: The Art of PowerPoint - Adventure Beyond Bullet Points!

BCAA Workshop
Thursday, December 14 
from 5:30 - 7pm

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 

Tired of struggling to get your point across? Learn to transform boring bullet point slides into visually appealing focused presentations. 

Networking and  Registration 
from  5 - 5:30 pm
Workshop from  5:30 - 7pm
$10 BCAA Members
$15 non-members

For more information and to Register, click here .

Painting by Susan Steven
Great Opportunity to Display Your Art at the Longmont Library!
Devon Smith with Librarian at the Longmont Public Library is reaching out to find artists to display art in two, lighted display cases on the second floor of the Library.  We ask that they display them for a month at a time. Please click here to download the application form that contains additional information.
They currently have February, May, June, November, and December 2018 available.
For more information, please contact
Devon Smith (Yost), MLIS
Adult Services and Outreach
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501


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

December - January 2018
Amy Heneghan

February - March 2018
Nancy Champion

April - May 2018
Jill Rumley

June - July 2018
Hazel McCoy

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

Sun Rose Cafe
379 Main Street
Longmont CO 80501

November 2017 through January 2018.

Currently showing LAG Artists:

Janis Buck, Jill Rumley, Susan Steven, Michel Reynolds, Martin Tobias, Mary Diamond, Jan Kirkpatrick, John Baker-Batsel, Nancy Champion, Amy Sammoury, Joe Sutcliffe, Melvin Birkey, Menja Morris, Hazel McCoy.

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing:

Brenda Klatt
Diane Wood
Rita Belz
Linda Schlagenhauf 
Yvonne Ogg

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:

Boulder Medial Center
Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Suite 400
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through 
January 2018

Janine Belletire
Susan Geohegan
Jill Rumley
Darwin Miner
Ben Harris
Jill Musser

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:

November / December
Barb Smith and Vicki Hutchinson
St Stephen's Congregation Members

Need LAG Members!

Contact  Lynne Lemmer at:
for more information:

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

November - January
Laura Lass

Laura Lass is the LAG featured artist for
the next few months at Danish Furniture.
Stop by and see !

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.

Art Events Around Town

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P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242