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February 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
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Shows & Events

Boulder Fair Grounds - June 2017

County Fair - August 2017

St. Stephens - Fall 2017
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
February 8          
Artist Social featuring color 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

Links to Color Pencil Techniques

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


Saturday, February 18th , 2017

10am - 2pm

Susan's Studio:
917 Champion Cir., Longmont 80503

$25 (includes some supplies)

Learn techniques on how to create beautiful, realistic-
looking flowers! A fun, hands-on workshop packed
with lots of tips and tricks.

Sign up early: Nan Sanford:
Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
February 14, 2017 J
eananne Wright:
 Amish Quilts.     

Jeananne is the nation's foremost authority and quilt historian of Amish quilts.  For the past 15 years, she has studied the Amish, their culture, their history, their traditions and their mastery of quiltmaking.   
Join us as Jeananne traces the history of the Amish from Europe to America, the development of their quilt making traditions and styles, exploring regional differences in Amish quilts and learning about their culture and traditions.  It's a history lesson that you will never forget!

March 14, 2017
LQG Breast Cancer Quilt Outreach Sew Day.

LQG has a wonderful line up for 2017.  For more lecture and class information, visit

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
Send us your show 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 and the details about your good news and we'll gladly share your information here in the newsletter and on our website.

President's Message:

Hello LAG Members:

We are moving forward to making LAG greater than ever!  For the 2016-2017 year we have a new board, new show, new venues, new newsletter and website, new monthly meetings, better advertising, WHEW...our LAG Board has been busy!

After creating a very capable and enthusiastic committee, we started the planning for our new show, the Boulder Country Fair Art Show in August.  Also, one of our new venues, The Old Town Marketplace (OTMP) on Main Street, kicked-off at the January 2 nd Friday event and will feature LAG artists each month. We are also displaying our work at the beautiful Danish Furniture store on Nelson Rd.  Check out the list below of all our venues, contact the venue coordinator and sign-up to get your work out there!

I hope everyone is getting their applications in for the Great Frame Up Show, opening March 10 th where there will be awards, refreshments and lots of networking. Our art will stay on display for a month at this very popular space.  We always sell work at this show so download the application (below) and send yours in right away!

Don't miss this month's LAG meeting, February 8 th where there will be raffles, a big art swap, mini art show with awards, a short demo and hands-on fun with colored pencils.  I will also be giving an in-depth workshop on colored pencils Saturday, Feb. 18 th . Look for the details below and on the website.

Take time for yourself to create!

February Member Meeting!
Artist Social, Mini Show, Art Swap
Wednesday, February 8th, 6:30 PM

Great Frame Up (
430 Main St. Longmont)

This month, we are having an "Artist Social".  Activities, include the following:

Starting at 6:30 PM 
Meet & Mingle - small snack appreciated .

Mini Art Show - Bring 1 piece of art (any size) 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.

Starting at 7:00 PM
 Activity - Color Pencil drawing 
We will be practicing our color pencil drawing with a wrapped piece of candy, 
i ntroduction by Susan Steven.   

Please bring your own:  color pencils, eraser & sharpener, sketch book or paper with support.  Wrapped hard candy will be provided.
Raffle, place your name in pot for a chance to win a prize.

Coming next...
Save the Date the next "Artist Social" will be April 12, Doodles & Zentangles, 
i ntroduction by Lynn Diagnault.

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

Susan Steven is an art teacher for the St. Vrain Valley Schools and our current LAG President.  She works in several art mediums, including colored pencils, and has won many awards in local art shows. Susan will give a quick colored pencil introduction, February 8 th , to start us off on our still life of a wrapped piece of candy. 

 If you are interested in exploring colored pencils in greater detail, you can register for her Colored Pencils:   Fabulous Flowers  workshop , to be held at her home  studio on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 - 2.  Please contact Nan Sanford to register for the workshop,

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!)
Longmont 2nd Friday Art Walk

We held our first LAG show at the Old Town Marketplace (332 Main St.) on January 10th. There was live music, food samples and lots of art to look at! 

2nd Friday Art Walk Fun with LAG!
2nd Friday Art Walk Fun with LAG!

Artists currently showing through February 8th:
Rocco Varbaro
Janine Ewing-Belletire
Janis Buck
Susan Steven
Deb Nakano

If you are interested in showing your art at this venue, please contact Jill Rumley at
Last month's Member Meeting with Pastel demonstration by Lydia Pottoff

Thank you Lydia Potoff for a wonderful demonstration using pastels! Lydia discussed different types of pastel paints, alcohol wash techniques, types of paper, and pleinair strategies.

If you'd like to learn more about Lydia, check out her website here.

Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

February 18th, colored pencils Susan Steven

May 20th, Acrylics with Nancy Champion
Sign Up Now for the LAG
Great Frame Up Show! 
at the
430 Main St.,
 Longmont, CO 80501

March 10 - April 8, 2017

Get your applications in now! 
$35 for up to 3 art pieces 


MARCH 8, Wednesday, 
5:30 to 6:30 pm (before the LAG meeting),
Thursday morning,  March 9, from  10-11am.

MARCH 10th, 2017, 
Fri., 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

PICK UP ARTWORK: APRIL 8th, 10:00am to 6:00pm

People's Choice Awards for 2D, 3D and Photography!

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

Create some ART for the Optical Center!

The Optical Center is wanting people to paint their ceiling tiles with all your creativity.  Stop in and see what is happening.

Contact Yvonne Ogg for more information.

Beginning Landscape Painting in Pastels with 
Lydia Pottoff
6 weeks - 3 Hour Sessions
Week of March 27 - May 1
Mon or Weds afternoons.
Classes are limited.

In this six week class you'll learn the building blocks to create a successful landscape painting In pastels. We'll explore the fundamentals of value and composition as well as surfaces, layering techniques and stroke making. We'll also look at how to work withyour own photos to strengthen and manipulate them in order to make a better composition. Discover the pure exhilaration of pastel painting!

For more information please contact Lydia Pottoff:
Imagine Digital Art Services

Offering affordable:

  • Website design/help
  • Art scanning 
  • Postcards, business cards & more!

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

February - March
Hazel McCoy

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
January - February
Nancy Champion

Coming Soon:
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
Amy Heneghan
Maya Heneghan
Linda Schlagenhauf
Rocco Varbaro
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:

Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through July 2017

Rita Belz
Hazel McCoy
Yvonne Ogg
Michael Reynolds
Grace Gomez

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

Currently showing:
January through March: Kathy Reilly
February & March: David Daignault

Contact  Lynne Lemmer at:
for more information:

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Join us for an artists' reception at 2nd Friday Art Walk on February 10th at 6pm!

The following artists will be showing from January 13th through February 9th:

Janine Ewing-Belletire
Rocco Varbaro
Janis Buck
Lynn Diagnault
Susan Steven
Deb Nakano

We still have space for February!
If you are interested in showing your art, please contact Jill Rumley at

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

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:

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

Susan Geohegan is the 1st LAG artist to display her work at  our new venue!
Susan has several Quilted Wall Hangings and paintings for everyone to enjoy! Her work will be up through February, 2017.

Please call Nan Sanford at  307-421-1255 if you are interested in showing at this great new venue!

You will be allowed up to ten pieces, depending on size and they will be displayed for 2 months.

Member Art Shows Around Town
Sally Fulton

Will be showing her at at "The Brew Creperie & Coffee" (314 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501) beginning January 27th

Phyllis Dwyer 

...recently installed a permanent display at the newly remodeled 1st Bank on 17th and Main in Longmont.  The installation included 18 large canvas prints representing various locations in Longmont.  Feel free to stop by and take a look.  Bruce Robbins of 1stBank wanted all prints in his bank to be from the local area so her Lovin' Longmont business fit right in to his needs.
Phyllis Dwyer
Photography by Phyllis

Lynn Daignault is exhibiting 3 paintings at the Danish furniture Store 1448 Nelson Rd. Longmont

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

Northern Colorado's Premier Art Show

National Greeley Art Exhibition 2017
Dates: April 28, 29, 30 2017

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

Location: Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO 80631

Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 6 entries

Juror: Mark Bailey,

Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor


Opening Reception, Friday April 28th from 5-8pm.

Awards presentation begins at 6pm, Mark Bailey will be presenting awards.

Open Saturday April 29, 11am-5pm
Open Sunday April 30, 11am-4pm

Impasto Art Gallery 


Event Dates: 3/3/17 - 4/14/17
Entry Deadline: 2/10/17


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 

Entry Fee (CityScapes): $35.00

TITLE: CityScapes
Medium: All 2D ART

Feb. 10th, 2017

Feb. 13th, 2017

Feb. 27th, 2017

March 3rd, 2017 - April 14th, 2017

Friday, March 3rd 6-9pm

Impasto Art Gallery is looking for works inspired by the love of the city.  What is your favorite city or skyline or feelings evoked when at your favorite city?

All local and national professional and amateur artists in multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media to new media, all types of paintings (acrylic, oil, watercolor) drawings, ink, graphite, pastels, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber arts, etc.

The work must be wired and ready to hang on the wall to be considered.

Selected artists will be required to sign an artist agreement.

*Sorry no Video, Jewelry or Sculpture at this time.

*Non-Refundable Entry Fee : $35.00

13th Annual Mile High
National Pastel Exhibition

Opening January 3, 2017!

July 6 through August 20, 2017
Tony Allain, Juror and Judge
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120

Entry Deadline:   
11:59 p.m. PST, April 10, 2017

Notifications:  Emailed week of May 8 

Deadline for shipped work to arrive at shipping agent:  June 19, 2017.

Hand Delivery of work:  June 29, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Opening Reception:   Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Show Closes:  Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pickup Work:  Monday, August 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:  Nancy Welter, Show Co-chair,

To enter please visit

The 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition 2017 juried show is open to any pastel artist 18 years of age or older. PSC Exhibition Policy:
*    Original paintings only accepted. 
*    No work from copyrighted images or photographs taken by anyone other than the submitting artist. 
*    Duplicate paintings are not accepted and will be rejected.
*    If used in your paintings, collage materials must be created by the artist. 
*    All artwork must be at least 80% soft pastel. 
*    Work done under supervision in a class or workshop is not eligible. 
*    Paintings must have been completed within the last two years and not previously shown in any Pastel Society of Colorado exhibition.  Any painting identified as shown previously in a PSC exhibition will be rejected OR, if discovered after jurying, will remain in the exhibition and the artist will be suspended from the next two Mile High National Exhibitions.  The painting will also not be eligible for any awards. 
*    If artwork juried into the show is not delivered, then the artist will be prohibited from entering future PSC sponsored shows for two years.

ENTRY FEE:   Up to 3 paintings may be submitted at a fee of $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members, plus an additional 2 paintings for $10 each. 
2017 Loveland National Fine Art Show

Call Type: Exhibition
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 2/8/17

The Thompson Valley Art League, in conjunction with the Lincoln Gallery, is expanding on their very successful 2016 Regional Fine Art Show and announces the 2017 Loveland National Fine Art Show.   Open to all artists working in the 6 categories listed in the prospectus.  Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists. No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.  Cash prizes awarded for Best of Show plus First and Second place in each category.

The exhibition will be presented at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, CO.  It will open on 3/3/2017 with the Artists' Reception and Awards Presentation on 3/10/17 and will run through 3/30/2017.


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.

Boulder County Artists In Residence
Caribou Ranch

Deadline for entry: February 15th
Click here to apply 

Selected artists will stay in the historic DeLonde Barn at  Caribou Ranch.
Artists can stay up to seven days during a period from July 1 through October 1.

The open space property offers a variety of landscapes to explore including streams, waterfalls, forests, and beautiful vistas. Moose, elk, black bears, beavers, bats and nearly 90 species of birds live within or pass through the area.

Also found on the property is the Blue Bird Mine complex where miners from the 1870s to the 1960s extracted silver ore. In the early 1900s, the site was a whistle stop for the Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad.
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Longmont, CO 80502-2242