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

Great Frame Up - 
March 2017

St. Stephens - April 2017

Boulder Fair Grounds - June 2017

County Fair - August 2017
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
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

Links to Pastel 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
January 10, 2017
Liz Byrne:
"Making your quilting space work for you: Three Steps to Finally Getting it Organized" 

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:

Happy New Year everyone! Wow, can it be 2017 already!?

Make sure you take advantage of all the great, new shows and venues we have planned for this year; 

Our Great Frame Up show has moved to March instead of September. Watch for the announcements and get your applications in early. 

We are having our big June Show again at the fairgrounds and don't forget our NEW show at the Boulder County Fair! We also have lots of new venues this year so be sure to sign-up for one or more that will be listed in our LAG newsletter.

Let's all get involved and make 2017 another great year for creating and sharing some beautiful art!! 

See you all at our fun monthly meetings every 2nd Wednesday!

Susan Steven LAG President
January Member Meeting!
Guest Artist: Lydia Pottoff, Pastels

Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 6:30pm
at The Great Frame Up
430 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
6:30 -Meet and Mingle - small snack appreciated
7:00 Meeting
7:10 Artist Demo 

A love of the outdoors inspired Lydia to leave her native Maryland and move to Colorado in 1973. She received BA in fine art and graphic communications at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Lydia has been a partner in Epicenter Creative, a local design firm for over 23 years.

The passion to create a more personal vision drew her back into fine arts; pastels were a natural choice since they combined her love of drawing and color. In the last ten years she has pursued pastel painting and has pieces in private collections as well as group and solo exhibits. She is a member of the Louisville Art Association, the  Arts  Longmont and the Pastel Society of Colorado.

To learn more about Lydia, visit her website:

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!)
Museum Gift Shop & Show
...was successful this year with  participation and sales for every one. 

Booths were set up by Janis  Buck, Mary Benke, Suzanne Fraizier, Maya Heneghan, Christing Jarvis,  Ann Kruglak, Nan Sanford, Diana Wade, Susan Wise.  It was a beautiful  Christmas setting with a good concert.
Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

February 18th, colored pencils Susan Steven

May 20th, Acrylics with Nancy Champion
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.

Imagine Digital Art Services
Offering Website design/help, art scanning & more! 
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!

Good Eats Grill
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

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing at The Optical Center 
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. 

City Cafe
1442 Nelson Rd., 

Showing through December:
Janis Buck & Susan Steven

Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.

Through January 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

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

J oin us for an artists' reception at 2nd Friday Art Walk on January 13th at 6pm!

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

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

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

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont
Currently showing through December: Lynn Daignault
Coming in 2017:
January: Cliff DeJong
January through March: Kathy Reilly
February & March: David Daignault

Contact Lynne Lemmer for more information:

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 thru 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.

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

Member Art Shows Around Town
Laura Lass

Laura Lass has five paintings currently hanging at Carroll & Lewellen Funeral Home, 503 Terry Street, Longmont until the middle of March.  Two of them include Feral Meanderer and New Mexico Sky.
Tim King

In January, sculptor Tim King has the unusual privilege of displaying art at the CTA Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada ( ).

Through a partnership with the company SprintRay (, Tim displayed sculptures which he digitally created using ZBrush design software.

He then printed his artwork in resin using SprintRay's MoonRay 3D printer.  Contact Tim if you would like to see the digital art and technical process at his Longmont studio.

SprintRay, 3D Printing Marketplace, Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas NV

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


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Fee: $35.00

Event Dates: 2/23/2017 - 3/11/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/22/17

Online Entry Submission Deadline: January 22, 2017
Exhibition Dates: February 23 - March 10, 2017

NEXT Gallery presents their 2nd National Call for entries. As one of the premier co-ops in Denver and highlighted in Westword 2014 as part of one of the best art districts in Denver, CO, we are asking all artists throughout the nation to apply to show their work in Denver. This is an open themed show, all we ask is that you submit your best work.

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. 

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.

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