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

Boulder Fair Grounds - June 2017

County Fair - August 2017

St. Stephens - Fall 2017
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
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 Oil Painting Techniques


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

Meet Susan Gunn
Our Featured Artist for March 

Susan is a new member of the Longmont Artists' Guild.  A longtime resident of Boulder County and Longmont, Susan has just recently joined the Longmont art community and has opened a working studio in the Old Town Marketplace, 332 Main Street, in the Art District.   
"I've painted as a hobby most of my life.  I work in watercolor and oils, and love to paint landscapes, flowers and portraits." 

In painting portraits, I learned an adaptation of the Mische Technique.  This method of painting creates an effect where light reflects from within the painting. It makes possible for great refinement of detail and a rich ethereal quality.

Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
Interfaith Quilt Show and Sale
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO.  

Preview Friday March 3, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (no sales) Admission $5.00 (also includes Saturday admission).

Sale Saturday March 4, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission $1.00.  

Over 600 high quality quilts of all styles and sizes are sold at a very reasonable price.  Come Friday night to see the show and come early Saturday for the best selection to buy.  The proceeds from the sale will benefit the O.U.R.       (Outreach United Resource ) 

Center and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley.  It's a great opportunity to support the needs of the community and to find beautiful items for gifts or for yourself.

The Quilt Show features quilts from InterFaith Quilting Members' private collections.  
Appraisals available by Jeananne Wright, certified appraiser.

Interfaith Quilters meet weekly all year to produce these beautiful works.  If you would like to join them, or for more information about the sale, visit  or email .

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
President's Message:

March is here and so is our exciting Great Frame Up Art Show! Make sure you come and enjoy the beautiful artwork, food, awards and meet all the participating artists! It's a really fun event
especially since you get to vote for your favorite art and photo pieces! So come join us for our reception March 10th starting at 5pm.

We had an action-packed LAG meeting in February, with a mini-art show, art swap and hands-on colored pencil drawings of wrapped candy! Now we look forward to an information-packed meeting for March, watching John Taft do his magical work on canvas with oils. John is a local, well-known artist who we are very privileged to have as our LAG March Guest Artist.

Be sure to take advantage of all the wonderful events planned this year!! Included in this newsletter is the application for our big June show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds! Don't miss that one...start making your art now!!

Susan Steven
LAG President

Winter Weather & Member Meetings

In the event of a snow storm that is severe enough to close St. Vrain schools, we will cancel the member meeting for that month.

We will do our best to get the word out through email, and posts to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

March Member Meeting!
John Taft 
Oil Painting Demonstration 
Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 PM

Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont)

Starting at 6:30 PM 

Starting at 7:00 PM
At our March 8 th meeting we will have a demo by John Taft on oil painting.  As a boy he predicted his career as an artist, driving a blue car to see beautiful landscapes out west.  His work has won many awards and he is inspired by the human figure and the natural landscape.  
Click here is more on his work
When not traveling to paint he teaches workshops. John Taft will be teaching a workshop, 

March 16 - 18, 
FUNDAMENTALS OF PORTRAIT PAINTING.  Please check out the information on his website if you are interested.

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.   

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!)
Colored Pencil Workshop
By Susan Steven 

If you didn't make it to the colored pencil workshop Feb. 18th, given by your president, Susan Steven, you missed a good one.  After learning several different techniques in the morning, everyone enjoyed applying those techniques in the afternoon to drawing the beautiful fresh flowers provided.  

February's Member Meeting with 
Colored Pencil demonstration by Susan Steven

The February 8th Artist Social was active and exciting. Susan shared  many artist secrets about using colored pencils including paper, art tools,
best colored pencils to purchase and how to use them to get the best  results. We appreciate her willingness to share her talents with our group.

If you'd like to learn more about Susan, check out her website here. Speaking of  Susan Steven, she was also the winner in our mini art show at the member  meeting.  Congratulations Susan!

Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

May 13th 
9am-12pm - Studio Lecture
Photography with Cliff DeJong
Trip to Butterfly Pavilion following lecture

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

March 10 - April 8, 2017

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!

Hope to see you there!

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

How to Sell Your Art Workshop
With The Abundant Artist 
Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 8:00 AM -
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 5:00 PM

The How to Sell Your Art Workshops are an off-shoot of The Abundant Artist Conference. These are the get-in-the-weeds day-long sessions where we dig deep into your art business and help you figure out how to sell more of your art.

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:
ART Studio Space for Rent

405 sq ft space available
$400 month. Easily shared with 2 or more artists.

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Call (303) 827-3685

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.

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

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
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

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

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:

Old Town Marketplace
332 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

We're taking the month of March off from 2nd Friday Art Walk so our artists can focus on the LAG Great Frame Up Show!

The following artists will be showing from February 10th through March 9th:

Hanging art:
Janine Ewing-Belletire
Phyllis Dwer
Janis Buck
Rose Lynch
Diane Wood
Susan Steven

Artist's with studios:
Jill Rumley - paintings, cards, bookmarks & magnets
Susan Gunn - paintings & cards
Robbie Ruhaak - acrylic on metal paintings, jewelry & more!
Tomas Perez - Art gifts

We are looking for artists for APRIL!
If you are interested in showing your art, please contact Jill Rumley at

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

  Hazel McCoy will have her photography hanging through April 2017.

  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.

Insight Vision Group has space for 20-25 pieces in two offices at 1330/1332 Vivian St.  They are looking for mostly landscape in any medium and wish to start as soon as possible.   

I nterested artists please Lynne Lemmer at and she will give you an email address to send 2-3 samples.  
They wish to hang have the artist hang for 2 months.  Size should be 12-24 area, nothing really small.

Member Art Around Town
CityScapes Art Exhibition February 2017 Special Merit Category Awarded to Deb Nakano "Red Umbrellas" 

Deb Nakano - "Red Umbrellas" - 
Deb Nakano - "City Sidewalk" -

Diane Wood 
will have a piece of art "Columbine Growing in Rocks" for display at the NoBo art show at the Boulder Library at 1001 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder. 

he display will be up from February 24 (evening reception) to April 2.

Diane has 10 paintings at the Louisville Rec Center thru February.
Diane will have 10 paintings at the North Boulder Rec Center for the month of March 2017.
Diane will have 3 paintings at The Great Frame Up for the month of March.

Diane will have 19 paintings at the City Café, 1442 Nelson Rd., Longmont for March - April 2017
Diane has 4 paintings on the 3rd floor of the First Bank located in the Meadows Shopping Plaza off Baseline in Boulder

Nancy B. Champion 
is currently exhibiting red poppies @ the Good Eats Grill, through the end of March.  

Nancy B Champion is currently exhibiting landscape memories @ the Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St. in Erie, CO through the end of March. 
Jill Rumley, Robbie Ruhaak, Lydia Pottoff & other artists from Left Hand Artists Group

will be displaying art for sale at the Boulder County Home & Garden show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds March 24th, 25th & 26th.

Fine Art by Robbie Ruhaak

Portland Pooches by Jill Rumley

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

Creatures Re-Imagined
Impasto Art Gallery 

Opening Night: Friday May 5th
6pm to 9pm
Show Runs May 5th - June 16th

Impasto Art Gallery is looking for works inspired by creatures of myth, legend, folklore, magic and mystery. This theme is only limited by your imagination!

To apply, visit and search for "Impasto Art Gallery"

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 Niwot Cultural Arts Association Presents

An Art Exhibition that features Niwot!

Deadline:   April 17th, 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.

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