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December 2016 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
In This Issue
Shows & Events
DEC. 9, 2016 from noon to 4:30pm


Great Frame Up - March 2017
St. Stephens - April 2017
Boulder Fair Grounds - June 2017
County Fair - August 2017

Upcoming  LAG Meetings
No meeting

January  11         
Guest Artist:
Lydia Potoff, Pastels

February 8         
Artist Social featuring colored pencils, Mini Art Show & 
Art Swap

March 8
Guest Artist:
John Taft, Oils

April 12               
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Art Swap

May 10
Guest Artist:
Cliff DeJong, Photography

Textures Demo by Janet Strickler at November's Meeting!
In Case You Missed it!

Janet Strickler was the guest artist for LAG's November meeting.  

She gave  us a very in depth view of creating texture with found objects.  She  prepared a variety of samples to stimulate our imagination.

Thank you, Janet!

Art Web Links on Texture

We had so much fun with Janet's texture demonstration that we thought it would be a good idea to share some links to websites about texture!

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

Longmont Quilt Guild
Dec 13: Mary McCauley "Quilted Forms & Vessels" Lecture at the Holiday Tea.

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
President's Message:

The new "season" has started off running. Our first 3 meetings have been very well attended, with lots of new things happening.  After talking to lots of members, the new Artist Social in October was a big hit.  Everyone loved the Art Swap (the most stuff we have ever had), our new Mini Show with over 14 entries, and our Autumn theme drawing session. Many folks went home with pumpkins (thank you Rhonda and Anderson Farms!) and full tummies from all the delicious treats people brought.  

Our next Artist Social will be in February, where I will do a quick demo on how to use colored pencils and we will all do a hands-on drawing.  Don't forget to start collecting your unwanted art things to swap and also bring an art piece for the mini show where we will vote and award the winner.

I hope everyone is enjoying the new look of the LAG newsletter and website!  We have never had a professional work on it before, the changes have been fantastic.  Thank you, Jill!  She also started the Bi-weekly LAG emails to provide us with current news and opportunities that are out there.  Please let Jill know if you have anything to share, either about what you are doing or news of other events!  

And last, but not least, your LAG membership fees are now past due if you haven't paid them yet! They were due in September (our year goes from Sept. to Sept). Please get them in NOW so you aren't taken off our list and miss out on all the great things happening with LAG!  (Details are listed below in another block).

Happy, Happy Holidays!

Susan Steven LAG President
No Meeting in December!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season & 
Happy New Year

See you at our next meeting January 11th with special guest Lydia Potoff, Pastels
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!
6:45 pm Program
The Great Frame Up
430 Main Street, Longmont
Ample free parking in the back

Current artists showing at LAG Venues!
For upcoming artists, visit our website!
1114 Francis Street
Longmont, CO  

Through January 2017 - Diane Wood

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

Currently showing at The Optical Center until 
Dec. 3, 2016

Rita Belz
Nancy Champion
Laura Lass
Amy Heneghan
Maya Heneghan
Yvonne Ogg
Rocco Varbaro
Jill Rumley

1442 Nelson Rd., 

Showing through December:
Janis Buck & Susan Steven

Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.

Artists hanging their art at Milestone Full Circle Health through Jan. 2017:
Debby Griffith
Janet Strickler
Phyllis Dwyer
Christine Jarvis
Janis Buck
Toni Mowrey

Any artist interested in hanging their art at this site, please contact Lynn Daignault 
or 303-834-9178

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont
Currently showing through December: Lynn Daignault

Coming in 2017:
January: Cliff DeJong 
January through March: David Daignault 
February & March: Sue Wise

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

LAG Artist Open House!

Suzanne Frazier's &
Paula Peacock's

Open House
Saturday, December 3 
10am to 3 pm

1515 Main Street, #201, Longmont, CO

Stop by to check out Paula's and Suzanne's new work,
sign up for 2017 art workshops, pick up holiday cards
and 2017 Art Calendars.

Look for our Signs (next door to Creative Framing)

Click here for Directions to the Studio Space

Check out their websites:
Paula Peacock:
Suzanne Frazier:
Quick Links to the Website  
If you haven't already paid your annual membership dues, please do so ASAP!

Our guild is growing fast with many new members, new venues, workshops and shows. Don't be left out!  Join this great art organization, invite your friends to join, take advantage of all the opportunities to show your work, learn new techniques at our free artist demonstrations, and fun workshops!  

Get inspired!  
Get involved!

Everyone loved our October 29th LAG workshop with Anita Jantz.  She taught us some amazing techniques and tricks on how to use frisket, pour, and paint with watercolor. We learned a lot, had lots of fun, and went home with beautiful pieces!

2017 Workshops:

February 18th, colored pencils Susan Steven

May 20th, Acrylics with Nancy Champion
Workshops Around Town
Image Scanning
Paintings & Photos 

Would you like to have a high quality digital image of your artwork to use in printing giclee prints, use in advertising, print & sell greeting cards, business cards, to use on your website...

Jill Rumley is offering digital scanning services for your artwork!

I will come to your studio and scan your art while you wait.

FIRST ARTWORK SCANNED IS FREE! (size limits may apply)

Contact Jill at for pricing and more information!
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

Publicity - Rhonda Crosman

Workshops - Nan Sanford,
Our Sponsors

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Milestone Full Circle Health 
Longmont Hospital

Send us your show information!
We have streamlined the newsletter therefore we don't have room for everyone's shows. BUT, you will be featured on our website and on our Facebook page. 

So send Jill your show information at any time and I will share it on the website. If your show is still going on when the newsletter comes out, we'll give you a shout out here!

Member Art Shows Around Town

Lynn Daignault

Will have her art hanging at the Health Center for Integrative Therapies from November 2016 through January 2017. 

Her art is hanging at St. Stephens Episcopal Church through December 2016 

Yvonne Ogg 

Has 5 new pieces of artwork at Mr. Bean Coffee Shop
1844 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501
Please stop by and see her work.
Dot Pecina

Dot has moved her studio!  She can now be found at:

Carriage house Art Studio
180 Mt Massive Way
Longmont, Co 80504

Diane Wood

Diane Wood has 10 paintings at The Great Frame Up, 430 Main St., Longmont.

Will be showing her art at Dana Music, 901 Front St., Louisville, CO for the months of November and December 2016

Will be showing her art at the Louisville Police Station, 922 Via Appia, Louisville for the months of November and December 2016

Will be showing her art at Cannon Mine Cafe on 210 S. Public Rd., Lafayette for the months of November and December 2016 
Phyllis Dwyer will have images and other Lovin' Longmont products displayed for the holidays. 
Great Frame Up at 430 Main Street in Longmont.  T he show runs through  Dec. 30 .
Barbara Gittleson (bgWolfe) has a new wall of her paintings at Carbon Valley Florist in Frederick
630 Main St #D, Frederick, CO 80530

Come & see while getting to know Christianne who's been so kind and encouraging in showing my work.

Call for Entries
Be sure to check our website and blog for current opportunities!


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Fee: $35.00  (In the Mood for Love)
Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Event Dates: 1/6/17 - 2/17/17
Seeking art inspired by Love.  What do you create when you're in the mood for love?


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 12/31/16

Number of Applications Allowed: 4

Artists who participate in the Lafayette, Colorado Art on the Street program consider us one of the best programs for embracing our community. Our ability to promote and support our participating artists is well known.  Our honorarium is $650 for a one year  installation.  Our public works crew will install your sculpture guided by your supervision.  While on display, your piece will garner much positive exposure in our arts centric, Creative~Diverse~Eclectic Old Town. As we enter our 9th year we have 20 Art on the Street sculpture locations to fill.  The deadline for this submission is December 31, 2016. 
"Art As Medicine" Group Art Show 2017

(Call Open until Dec 15) 

EXHIBIT shows from Jan 15 - Feb 23, 2017 

G roup Art Show at Boulder Colorado's DAIRY ARTS CENTER to participate in the themed show called  "ART AS MEDICINE".

The 3rd Fresh A.I.R. group art exhibit - A.I.R. stands for Fresh AIR Show: Artists In Recovery In Recovery." Fresh A.I.R. Shows celebrate the power of art to heal and/or cope with overcoming chronic depression, alcohol and/or drug addiction, trauma / PTSD, severe grief or loss, life-threatening illness, etc. Previous Fresh A.I.R. exhibitions were held at the Firehouse Art Gallery, Longmont, CO and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO.

Artists, ages 18 and older who have personally experienced "healing through art" are invited to submit up to six (6) pieces of art in any visual art medium for consideration. (See details below.) Art that is submitted need not relate directly to the artist's healing process, although submission of art on this theme is strongly encouraged.
Each artist must submit an Artist's Statement (limit 250 words) of the role that making art has had in their healing or recovery process. These statements will be included in the exhibit to accompany your artwork and may influence your acceptance into the show. 

The Boulder County Arts Alliance has a calendar of events available to local artists.

Click  HERE for more information!

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Fee: $25.00  (Artist in Wilderness)
Entry Deadline: 1/31/17

Each year Wilderness Workshop sponsors the Artist in Wilderness program.
The residency takes place during the summer/fall months and 4 artists are
chosen from the competition. For 2017 we are asking for artists who work in
mixed mediums, specifically to be hung/usually framed. The artist may choose
watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage; using texture, light and movement as guidelines.
A jury of knowledgeable art educators, artists and collectors choose the final four.
The participants then use their residency to be inspired in the natural world
through photography, direct visual experience and sketching to later produce their finished works.


Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Fee: $35.00 (Think 360 Arts: Call for Teaching Artists Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: Rolling

The Think 360 Arts Online Roster of Teaching Artists is a resource for the public available on the Think 360 Arts website. The roster is accessed by schools, community organizations, and individuals interested in arts integration programs for school-age students and teachers. Roster artists  are passionate about sharing their art and working with students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. The roster is organized by discipline and by program type.
All applicants must be Colorado residents.

Longmont Artists' Guild ||
P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242