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February 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

As we enter into 2018, our LAG board is evaluating what is working, or not, with our monthly
member's program. We are trying to bring fun, interesting activities to our meetings with
hands-on projects (last month we learned how to do Kumhimo braiding to make "friendship
bracelets). We include an informal art show by voting for our favorite piece to win a cash prize,
and an art swap so members can exchange art supplies. Well-known guest artists are still part
of our program, sharing their unique artistic techniques.

We want your feedback! Please let us know how you like this format, any suggestions for
improvements or changes. Or just a "thumbs-up" if you like it the way it is. This is your Guild
and we want it the best it can be! 

Please just take a minute or two and send us your thoughts by completing this quick survey. Click Here.

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

March 9th - April 7th 2018

June 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds

August 2018
Boulder County Fair
In Case you Missed Last Month's Meeting!

Thank you  to Rhonda Crosman for the great Japanese Braiding - Kumihimo activity in January.  We all enjoyed it and relaxed when we got into the rhythm of braiding.  Please check out Rhonda's website for more on her work and teaching.

Starting with January 2018, we are now archiving the handouts from our meetings! 

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.
Member Meeting 
Wednesday, February 14th

5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Demonstration begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

Artist Social
Mini Art Show 
NO Art Swap this time!
Demo:  Jill Rumley - How to photograph your art using your smartphone   

Jill is on our LAG board as our Venues & Newsletter officer.  Jill is a digital media specialist and artist working in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel.  Her career is in graphic and web design.  

Her services include:  scanning, website design, print and marketing design and training for social media, computer and smart phones.  

Jill will be demonstrating how to properly light and photograph your artwork using your smartphone. She will demonstrate the use of a tripod, lighting and editing techniques using a free app called Snapseed ( available  for iPhone and Android)

Check out the links below to see more of her work:   

Please bring the following to the meeting:  
1. Snack to share
2. Paper and pen to take notes
3. Recent Artwork for mini art show.  
4. Entry for Great Frame Up art show with payment.
5. Your Smartphone with the app "Snapseed" installed if you you'd like to try out the process yourself!

Suggestions for future activities?
Please email Nancy.   

Great Frame Up
March 9th -
April 7th  2018
Deadline to enter is
February 15th!

Start Painting Now!
Our annual Member Show is coming!

Click here to print the application or stop by our member meeting on February 14th.
Last months Mini Art Show Winner!

And congratulations to John Baker-Batsel for being our mini-art show winner for his wonderful photograph!

Quick Links to the Website  
Barbara Vassis (Family)
(Family Members,  Peter Litvanyi, Erin Brown
Painting, mixed media, furniture)

Lenina Olivas
Oil Painting

Carolyn Geer

Jane F. Bates
All Mediums

June Ross

Joyanna R. Hings
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 & Website: Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops - Nan Sanford,
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
Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

March 14 -
Artist Social & Presentation By Tim King - "Sculpture: Tradition through Technology".
Tim King sculpts to express his joy of the beauty and goodness he sees in the world.  His sculptures show his appreciation and gratefulness of life's blessings.  Tim's process and tools integrate digital design and 3D printing into the ancient art of bronze sculpture.  He will discuss lost-wax bronze casting, ZBrush digital sculpting, and 3D printing. View his website for more inspiration:  

Website:  www.Bronze.Biz

April 11 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Art Swap and Activity with Christine Jarvis - "Pulled String Art."
Anyone can make unique works of art by dipping string into paint or ink, making pulled string art.  Christine will provide all materials for this fun activity, but it can be a little messy so bring an apron or smock.  Christine is a dedicated mixed media recycle addict who specializes in acrylics and found objects, she is often found digging through piles of discards looking for just the right accent for a piece.  Her work tends to focus on science and the environment, the deviance of man, the increasing world population, the effects of industry on the planet and the consequences this has on nature.  Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise that lead to the next body of work. She won 1 st place at the Boulder County Fair in 2017 for mixed media.

May 9 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Activity with Janet Strickler - Design a Mandala.  
Design a Mandala(on a cardboard coaster provided), please bring permanent markers, pencils, colored pencils and ruler.  Janet Strickler is a mixed media artist living and working in Colorado.  She works with many different materials, including recycled and reclaimed objects, construction leftovers and natural materials.  Much of her work involves a spiritual element and often uses geometry and pattern.  She loves to experiment with new combinations of materials and sharing this playful approach teaching classes at her studio called Play-Shops.  

Check out her Website to see more:

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

February - April 2018
Nancy Champion

May - July 2018
Jill Rumley

August - October 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

Next show later in 2018!

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 
early February 2018

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

Need artists for mid 
February to mid June

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at 
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont

Currently showing:

Ruth Newell is currently showing at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church gallery.  Beautiful work.  

We would be pleased to showcase LAG members for March, April,May and of course anytime after that.
Contact Lynne at 

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

February - March
Lynn Daignault 

Lynn Daignault 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.
Diane Wood
Diane Wood will have an art display at Awaken Chiropractics at 3970 Broadway #105, Boulder, CO 80304 February - March 2018. Their hours are 9 am to 6 pm. A reception will be held first Friday, February 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Do come and join us, have a bite to eat and drink and enjoy the art.

Diane Wood will have an art display at the Louisville Library for the month of February.  The library opens at  10 am thru 6 pm.

Lydia Pottoff | Janis Buck | Susan Steven

Please join Lydia Pottoff and other LAG members to celebrate a collection of original oil paintings  "Random Acts of Beauty"   A retrospective of works by the students of Rey Ford. The show runs February 9 - March 2, 2017

Opening Reception - February 9, 5-8 pm

The Great Frame Up
Artists' Gallery
430 Main Street
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Suzanne Frazier
Suzanne Frazier is exhibiting a series of prints and paintings, now through the end of March in the Muriel Sidell Wolle Gallery at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Boulder. This series of drawing of crosses were created during a personal retreat in the San Luis Valley. The exhibition is open Monday - Thursday from  9 am to 4 pm.

Suzanne Frazier is exhibiting a painting called "Pensive", now through the end of February at Arts Longmont Gallery, 356 Main Street, that is part of the "Drawn to Figure" Show.

Going On Around Town
call for art 
deadline to enter is March16

Impasto Art Gallery presents Pixels.  
We are seeking works inspired by pixels.  

Sure ...
"a pixel is a minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed," 
but ,what do you think of when you think of pixels?  

This theme is open to interpretation and 
we are excited to see what pixels mean to you.

To apply go to and search 
"Impasto Art Gallery."

Impasto Art Gallery 
2015 Ionosphere #104
Longmont, CO 80504
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
is coming to Longmont for the first time on Friday, March 2 at the Firehouse Art Center from 6:30 -8. 

There will be live dance performance in addition to short films. This project is funded in part by Boulder County Arts Alliance.

Art Cohousing in Longmont
All members are invited to an open house for a cohousing community that's focused on arts and farming.  The address is 1331 Spruce Ave.  The 3pm presentation is in the white farmhouse that is still on the property. This community will be private homes and condos, clustered around shared space -- each is fully owned by the individual homeowner. Shared spaces will feature a common house, with including art-making and showing/presenting spaces.  Bohn Farm Art and Farming Cohousing Community,, Emilie Parker, emilie.v.parker@ gmail.com303-317-4558.

How to Work with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace - Compassionately and Effectively

This workshop will offer help with difficult workplace situations related to mental health issues. Topics discussed include: * How to assess mental health issues in an employee * Effective ways to support a co-worker * How to navigate mental wellness concerns and legal requirements in our workplaces and beyond. Presented by Cheryl Breault and Jaime Roth.
Networking & Registration from 5 -5:30 pm
Workshop from 5:30 - 7 pm
February 22nd, 2018 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Dairy Arts Center, Vandeveer Workshop Room
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
$10 BCAA Members/$15 Non-Members
Register here.
Longmont Artists' Guild ||
P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242