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

County Fair - August 2017

St. Stephens Haiti Art & Craft Show - November 2017
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
May 10
Guest Artist:
Cliff DeJong, Photography

Summer Break - No Meetings
June, July & August 
Links to Photography Techniques

Suggestions for future activities, and raffle prize donations, please email Nancy
Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
May 9, "Spring into Spring" 
  by attending the Longmont Quilt Guild's Annual Spring Tea and Silent Auction .   Enjoy an evening with refreshments, make new friends, and get to know more about the Longmont Quilt Guild's programs.  

June 13, 2017   
Kim Eichler-Messmer:  Color Theory for Quilters.

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

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
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

Winter Weather & LAG Meetings
I n 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.

Annual June Member Art Show & Sale

Sign Up Now!

Our Annual June Member Art Show and Sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is fast approaching!  This year's show will be from Thursday June, 8th through Sunday June 11th.  We have some wonderful Judges participating this year, and we need you to help us make it the best yet!

We will be handing out postcards about the show for members to share with friends, family, etc. at the May meeting.
Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Barn A, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO.

Eligibility: Open to all Longmont Artist Guild Members. Membership dues must be current.
Entry Fee & Deadline: Saturday, May 20th. Entry fee is $40 for up to 4 pieces.

For artists entering only Gift Shop items, the fee is $25.

For all artists who participate, 2 hours of volunteer time is required.  Please click here to sign up for your volunteer slot!

Application/Fee due: 
Saturday, May 20th
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

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

President's Message:

Hi Everyone:

We are already at the end of our LAG fiscal year!  Wow, how time flies!  May will be our last meeting and then we begin again in September.  It's been lots of fun, very inspiring and VERY eventful.  

I hope you have all enjoyed our new format of monthly meetings, switching back and forth between dynamic guest artists and hands-on, fun art activities mixed with art swaps and mini art shows.  We have seen greater member attendance this year at each meeting which tells us we must be on the right track.  We have also added more great venues and another big art show is coming up soon, the Boulder County Fair in July-Aug (watch for upcoming information in emails and newsletters).

Please let us know your thoughts about our changes, we really do appreciate your suggestions, comments and support.  We are working hard to make sure that LAG is the best it can be for all our wonderful members and without your input we won't know if it's the best for you.  
Just email us at:

Susan Steven
LAG President

May Member Meeting!
(Last meeting until September!)
Cliff DeJong - Photography

Wednesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM

Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont)

Starting at 6:30 PM 
Meet & Mingle
Member Meeting 
Cliff DeJong will be sharing his views on photography as art at the Wednesday, May  10 meeting.  He will also give a short demonstration on combining three rather unremarkable photos to produce a work of art.  His passion for wildlife and night photography is inspirational.  In 2015 he fulfilled a long standing bucket list item to photograph grizzly bears in the wild.  Cliff retired in 2000 from a career as a scientist for a Defense Contractor, then started pursuing photography in 2005 and moved to Longmont in 2010 to be near family.  He is a member of the St. Vrain Photography Club and Longmont Artists Guild.  Cliff has recently added a drone to his arsenal and is exploring what a 400-ft tripod will do.  View his website at  
On May 13, Cliff will present a workshop for beginning photographers, called "Get That Camera Off Auto".  This is also a good refresher course for those occasional photographers.  He will cover the effects of all the basic camera settings and will discuss the top ten things to know about your camera.  The workshop will be held at Cliff's home in NE Longmont from 9 AM to Noon.  In the afternoon, the group will carpool to the Butterfly Pavilion to apply lessons learned in a group setting.  There is no cost, except for entry to the Butterfly Pavilion, but attendance will be limited to the first ten responders.  Contact Cliff DeJong with any questions or to register at .

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

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April Member Meeting WrapUp
Art Swap, Mini Show &
Lynn Diagnault
Zentangles & Doodles

Wednesday, April  6:30 PM
Great Frame Up 
( 430 Main St. Longmont)

This month's meeting included an Artist Social (Zentangle & Doodle demo with Lynn Diagnault), an Art Swap (with great stuff!) and our Mini-Art show.

Congrats to Toby Myers the favorite art piece of our Mini-Art show!

Photo by Jill Rumley

Have you ever been in a room with over 30 people and have complete silence? This was the wonderful experience we had during our Zentangle & Doodle demonstration with Lynn Diagnault at our April member meeting.  Lynn discussed the history of the zentangle. To sum it up, a Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Check out the slide show below for the results of this zentangley-doodle experience from our wonder artist members!

Lynn Diagnault Photo by Jill Rumley

Photo by Jill Rumley

To see a full slide show of the event, click here or visit our Facebook page!
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. 

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.  

Quick Links to the Website  
2017 Workshops:

May 13th 9am-12pm - Studio LecturePhotography with Cliff DeJongTrip to Butterfly Pavilion following lecture

LAG Gives Back
Homestead 1
We are sad to announce that The Longmont Artists' Guild's project with the senior residents at The Homestead, had ended.

We are currently looking for other volunteer projects in the Longmont area.  If you or a cause that you are familiar with (preferably art related) is looking for volunteers or want to start a new project, please contact the LAG board at
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

Acrylic & Multimedia Workshop

May 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
a workshop on Layering a Landscape using Acrylic and Multimedia techniques with Nancy Champion.  

We will be meeting at the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.  Last year we explored acrylic techniques, this time we will Layer a Landscape .  

Nancy is a retired art teacher, on the LAG Board as Activity Meeting Director, and exhibits locally in the community.  She enjoys the variety of gels and pastes and multi-media techniques that create a dimensional painting.  She uses these multi-media techniques to layer a landscape.  Acrylic painting's flexibility and fast drying time make it perfect for exploring texture and color. 

If you are interested in joining us please contact Nan Sanford to register for the workshop.  


You are invited to Darla Bostick's 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM  
1-7 October 2017.  

Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, ink, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. T

Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The workshop fee is $550.  Room and board at the Ranch are not included.

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O'Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!  Last year each participant received $300+ in art merchandise in their welcome bag...and door prizes exceeded $800!

My website has more details:

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

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:

Richard Jones
Diane Wood

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

The following artists will be showing from April 6th through May 10th:

Hanging art:

Janis Buck
Ben Eagles
Lynn Diagnault
Susan Steven

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

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

April/May. Hazel McCoy
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

2017 East Boulder County Artists Studio Tour and Preview Show

The 18th Annual East Boulder County Artists Studio Tour will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 & 30 18-19, 2017, from 11 am-5 pm both days.  27 participating Artists invite the public to view their latest work inside their studio/store front.  Studio locations extend from Louisville, to Lafayette to Niwot to Erie to Longmont, where visitors can see the diverse types of art and studios, as well as enjoy the community's restaurants and shops. Tour maps will be available at the studios and on the East Boulder County Artists (EBCA) website,  Look for EBCA Studio Tour signs in front of the studios.

Event:            18th Annual EBCA Studio Tour
Sponsor:         East Boulder County Artists
Date:                April 29 & 30, 2017
Time:               11 am- 5 pm both days
Location:         Along the US287 Corridor from Louisville, to Lafayette to Niwot to Erie to Longmont          
Cost:                Free
Signage:          Look for the EBCA Studio Tour  Yard Signs in front of, and nearby each Studio 

Ann Marie Murthy...

Six of Murth Murthy's framed black and white photographs were selected and have come part of a permanent collection for the new Orthopedic Center building in Longmont.  These prints are located on the first floor in the hallway leading to the MRI center.

Susan Steven
... is exhibiting her work at the Old Town Marketplace, 433 Main St., Longmont for the month of  April 8th to May 10th.  She also had two oil paintings in the Louisville Spring Members Show at the Louisville Art Center,  April 19 th  through the 23 rd  at the Louisville Art Center on Grant Street. And her miniature paintings will be displayed and for sale at the Strawberry Days event, Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont the weekend of  May 20th , 21st.

Diane Wood

Diane Wood has paintings on the 3rd floor of First Bank, 4770 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80303 for the time period of April 10 to 
July 10, 2017 .

Diane Wood has paintings at St. Stephens Episcopal Church for the months of April, May.  They are located at 1303 S. Bross Ln. in Longmont.
Call for Entries

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