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June 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
In This Issue
Shows & Events
Boulder County Fair Art Show
Open Class Painting & Sculpture
July 29th - August 7th 2017

Boulder County Fairgrounds
Exhibit Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, Colorado

Entries must be made to the Fair Office beginning May 1, 2017 .
Mail-in, walk-in or online at

Entry Deadline: July 14, 2017

Entry Fee: $5.00 per open class exhibit for up to 3 pieces

Art Delivery: July 26
4pm to 7pm

Judging: July 28
10am to 12pm

Open to Public: July 29
Fair Hours

Release time: August 7
5pm to 7pm

Upcoming  LAG Meetings
Summer Break - No Meetings
June, July & August 
BCAA Workshops
Media Production for Promotion Series

This 3-part workshop series will cover how to create audio and video media content for the purpose of promoting your artistic and entrepreneurial ventures. Each segment will work as a stand-alone orientation and Q&A, and also be connected as assignments will be given for evaluation and feedback Presented by Matt Diss of ALOC Media and John March of Interactive Audio Group.
Dates for Workshops: June 12July 10August 7 from 5:30 -7 pm at the Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

$ 50.00
ALL 3 SESSIONS - non-Member
$ 65.00
Session #1 only - BCAA Member
$ 20.00
Session #2 only - non-Member
$ 25.00
For more information and to Register for one or more workshops, click here.

Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
June 13, 2017 - Meeting
Kim Eichler-Messmer:  Color Theory for Quilters.  Color composition is not a secret, yet many quilters are unsure of how to put together effective quilt palettes.  Kim  will cover the basics of color theory with many examples from the Modern Quilt world.

Save the date for Quilt-a-Fair in Longmont:  September 22-23, 2017

Berthoud SunFest  
June 17  10AM-4PM.  
Outdoor show in Fickel Park, Berthoud CO.

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

The Boulder Modern Quilt Guild   encourages guests and new members to visit monthly meetings and  Sew Days held at Alfalfa's community room in Louisville.  Schedule is posted here.
Workshop with Latifah Saafir , a well-known modern quilter, on July 23.  "Design a Quilt with Bias Tape".  It will be held in Boulder/Louisville area.  Cost is $65.  
Info Cynthia at
President's Message:

Hi Everyone:

I'm now officially on summer break from! That means I'll have time to work on  my own artwork again. Isn't it interesting that having time to paint is my number one thought,  over more time to... travel, play, sleep, spring-clean, etc. I think once you get the "bug" to  create, it never leaves you.

So "Happy Creating" enjoy the journey! And be sure to share your creations with us at our
shows this summer; LAG Member's Show June 7-11 and The Boulder County Fair July 26 - Aug.   6th ! See you there.

Susan Steven
LAG President

Annual June Member Art Show & Sale

We need your help running the show!

LAG Members: If you signed-up to be in the upcoming June Members Art Show, this is a friendly reminder to bring food to our artist reception  June 9th6-8pm.  The food can be any type you want, can be made at home or store bought.  Put your name on the bottom of the plate/bowl to make sure it is returned to you. 

Also, don't forget to sign-up for a spot on our volunteer list.  A lot of spots are filled, but we really need:

* People to pick up our art racks (if you have a truck, that would be so welcomed) and deliver them to the fairgrounds.  

* People to help set up the art racks  June 7th.  The more folks we have do this, the faster it goes.

* One or two people to cover the gift shop during the artist reception  6-8pmJune 9th.

* People to help take down art racks  June 11th4-5pm.

* People to return the art racks (truck needed here as well)  June 11th, 5pm.


Art Delivery: 
Wednesday, June 7
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 8
10:00 am to Noon

Reception and Awards
Friday, June 9
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pick Up Art
Sunday, June 11
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Meetings have adjourned until
Wednesday, September 13th!

Great Frame Up 
( 430 Main St. Longmont)


May Member Meeting WrapUp

Cliff DeJong
Photography as Art

Wednesday, May 10th - 6:30 PM
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

 Thank you Cliff for a wonderful presentation about how photography is a technical, yet creative art form!  Cliff discussed how photography can be used by artists to help create composition and to remember a moment in time through taking a photo.

Cliff is a member of  St. Vrain Photographic Society. If you are just beginning photography or are an old pro, you should check out the SVPS meetings .

Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month. The next meeting after the summer break is September 11th (because of Labor Day) at 6:30pm at the  First Congregational United Church of Christ, 9th Avenue and Francis Street, Longmont, Colorado. Parking and entry are on Warren Avenue behind the church. The meeting is held in the Fireside Room.

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

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Get That Camera Off Auto!
Thank you Cliff DeJong for an informative and fun experience at the Butterfly Pavilion! Cliff has many workshops and events. Feel free to contact him at

Photo By Susan Steven

Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

More great workshops coming this Fall!  

If you would like to give a workshop, please contact Nan Sanford
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Toni Mowrey, 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

Milestone Full Circle Health 
Longmont Hospital

Virla Harrell has a special story to share....

Fellow artists, we are all unique with our varying gifts. What I am telling you is not to lift me up above anyone else but maybe it will challenge you to see in yourself something you didn't even know you have -- to make a difference in someone's life.

I teach watercolor and various mediums in my home. About a year and half ago, I had a man ask if I would consider teaching his wife art lessons. She had had a stroke about four years ago. She can understand but cannot speak.  I told him I really didn't think I could do that but last December he asked me again.  I said I would try but wanted him to come and be there with his wife during the class because I didn't know what I could do.  She had done oil before her surgery but I knew with her tremor and the challenge of it being messier than watercolor, watercolor would be better.  

I'm so thankful I made myself stretch to teach her.  Some days her tremor is enough that I need to help hold her arm to steady her and some times she can put the paint on without my help.  She absolutely loves it and she knows what she wants and tries to communicate that to me with her actions.  

I was overwhelmed when her husband told me a couple of weeks ago, that she has said some new words.  You know me not knowing if I could do it -- I just flat ask God to help me make a difference in her life.  You too can make a bright spot in someone's life!

The Members of Longmont Artists Guild Care

If anyone knows of someone who is ill or one if one of our members has passed away, please email Janis Buck at

Our members are important to us and we want to make sure we reach out to those who are going through a tough period.
Artwork to be seen at the Member's Show!
Painting by Laura Lass
Painting by Laura Lass
Painting by Diane Wood

Painting by Mary Benke
Painting by Jill Rumley
Painting by Yvonne Ogg

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

June - July
Hazel McCoy

August - September
Janine Belletire

October - November
Chris Hoetele

December - January 2018
Amy Heneghan

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
May - June
Rose Lynch

July - August
Hazel McCoy

September - October
Amy Heneghan

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
Barbara Wolfe Gittleson
Virla Harrell
Yvonne Ogg
Dot Pecina
Linda Schlagenhauf

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:

Centura Women's Health
Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through July 2017

1. Yvonne Ogg
2. Rita Belz
3. Hazel McCoy
4.Michel Reynolds
5. Margaret Bobb
6. Grace Gomez
Debra Griffith sold her painting "Purple Pleaser" at this practice in January.

Red Frog Coffee
15 Ken Pratt Blvd #200, 
Longmont, CO 80501

Sally Fulton - July

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:

June / July
Alice Gordon
Brenda Klatt

August / September
Jill Rumley

Contact  Lynne Lemmer at:
for more information:

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

June / July 
Christine Jarvis

August / Sept. 
Nancy Champion
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.

Member Art Around Town

Jill Rumley...

Has been accepted into the Darkroom's "Humanity" Photography Contest at Bin46 Wine Bar 600 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, CO 

The show and sale will be held June 9th through the end of July.  Stop by and check out all of the beautiful photography from photographers around the country!

Sally Fulton....

I will be exhibiting some of my oil paintings at the Red Frog in July.  I also have art at Longmont hospital through July.  

Call for Entries

Arts Longmont Opportunities

We accept applications throughout the year. Once we receive an application, we process it, have the exhibition committee convene and determine whether you are juried in. Once you are juried in, we will schedule exhibitions with you. Depending on the time of year, there may not be immediate openings. The gift shop is part of the gallery, so once you are juried in to the gallery you can also have work in the gift shop. The schedule is set for the rest of 2016 but there is still 2017.

This is our community program where art is placed for sale in local businesses throughout Longmont. Artists do not have to be juried for this program. There are two levels of annual fees-$15 (volunteering for installment or sales) - or $30 (with no volunteer commitment). There is a 25% commission on all sales. With this program, change-overs occur 3 times a year-typically mid-March, late-July/early-August and late-November. The next rotation will be in August 2, 2017.

Artists can apply to have their work just in the gift shop. There is a jury process (but not as extensive as the one for the resident artist program.) The application is attached.
We have two commission options:
70/30 (one 3-hour shift per month of volunteering in the gallery)
50/50 (with no volunteer commitment).

This is also a juried program. LST is the last weekend in September. Artists open their studios/venues for the public. Applications are available in January of each year with a deadline at the end of March. If you have expressed interest in this program, you will receive an application via email. There are two levels of membership fees-$90 (with 12 hours of volunteering) - or $215 (with no volunteer commitment). This is a non-commission program.

Arts on the River Call for Entry

We are looking for artists of all mediums who want to staff a booth and sell their work at the event. For all work sold during the event, BCAA and LAHC retain a 30% commission (split evenly between the two nonprofit organizations). Tent, table, and chairs will be provided.

In addition to the Art Sale, Arts on the River will feature live music, live demos, food, drink and more.

Deadline for submission: August 14, 2017. Applications are through BCAA's online form only. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.   Click here to enter.

There is no fee for submitting your entry. If selected, the fee for an artist's booth is $20 BCAA members/$40 non-BCAA members.

Arts on the River is a collaboration between BCAA and the  Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and Sounds of Lyons Music Festival, held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at  River Bend. The date for the event is Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1-7 pm.

is coming to Brighton, CO and Exhibitors are wanted.

I'm a local small business owner seeking to get this information to your artists that like to sell at fairs.

This one-day indoor event is being held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 9am-4pm at the Adams County Regional Park Main Exhibit Hall (9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO). Huge hall with lots of parking.

There will be over 200 booths at this well advertised event. It's a handcrafted items only fair, no commercial items.

The website is and contains all the information. Booths are affordably priced at $85.
Send us your 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.

Please write out your announcements EXACTLY how you want them to read as the editor has too many time constraints to do re-writes.  

Please keep your article SHORT and include complete contact information if applicable. Remember: Who, What, Where, When and Why.

If your submission is not written to the newsletter standards, it will not be published.  

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

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