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November 2016 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
In This Issue
Shows & Events
NOV 2-5
10 - 6PM
10 - 3PM

NOV. 6, 2016, 8:30am -11:30am

DEC. 9, 2016
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
November 9       
Janet Strickler - 
Ways to Make Texture/Mixed Media

No meeting

January  11         
Lydia Potoff, Pastels

February 8         
Artist Social

March 8
John Taft, Oils

April 12               
Artist Social

May 10
Cliff DeJong, Photography

Great Fun at October's Meeting!
In Case You Missed it!

October's Member's meeting & our 1st Artist Social with Mini Show was a great success! 

Congrats to Jan Rhinehart for winning the Mini Show!

Jan Rhinehart - Mini Art Show Winner

Our Sponsors

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Milestone Full Circle Health 
Longmont Hospital

Our new LAG board is hard at work to make our guild the best ever. Thanks to your responses to the recent LAG survey, here are some changes happening now:  

1) Requests for more art shows: We are collaborating with the Boulder County Fairgrounds Board to take over the Art Exhibit at their annual Boulder County Fair. This is held every summer, around the first 10 days in August, and will now be featuring LAG member's art! Anyone interested in being on the committee for this fantastic new show, please contact me:

2) Requests for more variety in our monthly meetings: We have added Artist Socials every-other-month, with Art Swaps, Mini shows with prizes, raffles and hands-on activities. We will still have guest artists every-other-month, giving wonderful demonstrations. 

3) Requests for better newsletters/website: We now have a new look to our LAG Newsletter, LAG Website, and LAG Facebook all thanks to Jill Rumley, our new board member who is a professional media developer. She is fantastic! 

 4) Requests for more LAG workshops: We will be offering a variety of workshops, some will be held at the Clover Building at the fairgrounds, and others at the artist's studio...details in our newsletters and website. 

5) Requests for new venues to showcase our work: We have a few new exciting venues in the works. Watch for details in the newsletter/website and be sure to get your name on the list to be included in these venues.  

Whew...I think that's a pretty good start! Please let us know your thoughts and any suggestions you may have. We are listening!  

Susan Steven LAG President
Janet Strickler - Textures
November 9th
Member Meeting
at The Great Frame Up 

Janet Strickler will be our November Guest Artist.  She will demonstrate her techniques of applying textures to various artworks, using common materials found around the house, as well as other creative and unusual items.  This is a must see as the ideas she will share can be used in lots of different medias.  There will be a hands-on opportunity at the end of her demo with lots of things to try.  

Don't forget, we will have a couple of raffle give-aways before and after the demonstration as well. 

Read more about Janet on 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!
6:45 pm Program
The Great Frame Up
430 Main Street, Longmont
Ample free parking in the back

Current artists showing at LAG Venues!
For upcoming artists, visit our website!
1114 Francis Street
Longmont, CO  

Through November - Lynn Daignault 

If you'd likd to show your work at this venue, please Contact: Hazel McCoy at
or (303) 772-7383

Currently showing at The Optical Center until 
Dec. 3, 2016

Rita Belz
Nancy Champion
Laura Lass
Amy Heneghan
Maya Heneghan
Jill Rumley

1442 Nelson Rd., 

Showing through December:
Janis Buck & Susan Steven

Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.

Artists hanging their art at Milestone Full Circle Health through Jan. 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

Quick Links to the Website  
DID YOU KNOW... You can sign up to receive an email each time we post an update on our blog! 

Just visit our website and at the far bottom enter your email address in.  You will receive an email to confirm your subscription.

Also, we have our Facebook page up and running!  "LIKE" us by clicking here.

On Twitter? We are too! @LongmontArtists

The Heart Gallery at Heart of Longmont UMC 

Will host a multi-media show for Advent with the theme "Stars and Angels." Entries may be sold. We will hang the works on the Friday after Thanksgiving,  Nov. 25, 9 am . We will promote the show on Facebook, and would appreciate an artist statement and digital version of the work. 
For details contact

Email: Michele Zuniga,
303-886-9175  or 

Becky Everitt is having an OPEN HOUSE at her art studio on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4p.m.

The address is 1412 Mt. Evans Dr. in east Longmont, near Lashley and Mt. View Ave.  Just 1 block N. on Lashley turn Right to the 2nd cul-de-sac on east side of street.

Workshops Around Town
Help Wanted
Barrio E' CENTRO fosters community engagement and education of all cultures. We are a new location in the City of Longmont. 

We are looking for volunteers for the Center. Including volunteers for our events and programming such as the Cultural Nights the 2nd Fridays. Latino Nights, World Film Nights, Youth Nights happening from  6-9 p.m.  and other activities/projects/events that varies in times. If interested write to
or call (787) 914-9554

Image Scanning
Paintings & Photos 

Would you like to have a high quality digital image of your artwork to use in printing giclee prints, use in advertising, print & sell greeting cards, business cards, to use on your website...

Jill Rumley is offering digital scanning services for your artwork!

I will come to your studio and scan your art while you wait.

Contact Jill at for pricing and more information!
Informational Workshops
November 312-1:30 OR  5-6:30 pm (Choose either session)
Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
What will happen if a disaster strikes your studio? In Boulder County, fires and floods have taken a significant toll on artists. Personal challenges, such as illness, can also threaten your valued career. Are there ways to be prepared and resources to help you recover? Where can you find information to help you navigate an effective path to recovery?
Search no more, because on  November 3rd, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) will be coming to Boulder and joining with local artists, government agencies and non-profits to bring you answers to those questions. 
Please register online (although we will welcome walk-ins).  A free Studio Protector, The Artist's Guide to Emergencies, will be available to the first 100 artists to register. Snacks will be available at both presentations. These presentations are brought to you by Open Studios, Boulder County Arts Alliance and the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery.
Presenter Kathy Kucsan of Integrity Arts will offer a frank discussion about the funding potential of your organization (or project). Registration/networking 
Workshops  11:30 - 1pm

Part 1 ( November 9) will be in a seminar format with discussion
on how to:
  • search for grants in a competitive funding landscape
  • craft your "ask"
  • streamline and improve your grants process
  • answer any other questions you have
Part 2 ( November 16) will be a "Grants Clinic." 

Both workshops will meet in the Conference Room at the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder.

Member Art Shows Around Town

Lynn Daignault

Will have her art hanging at the Health Center for Integrative Therapies from November 2016 through January 2017. 

Her art is hanging at St. Stephens Episcopal Church from October through December 2016 

Good Eats Grill October and November. 

Yvonne Ogg 

Has 5 new pieces of artwork at Mr. Bean Coffee Shop
1844 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501
Please stop by and see her work.
Wira Babiak

Wira Babiak had a painting accepted into the 2016 Outdoor Creations - A Boulder County Juried Art Show.  The show will be at the Great Frame Up through  Nov. 5th  

One of her works was accepted into the Boulder Art Association 2016 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, reception  Thurs. Nov. 3 6-8 p.m.  at the Hyatt Hotel in Boulder and will run through  Sun. Nov. 6 .  

She also has an artwork at the Lafayette Library through  Nov. 30 , Art on Streets, See and Respond 2016.  2D work responding to the sculptures along Public Rd. in Lafayette.

Phyllis Dwyer will have images and other Lovin' Longmont products displayed for the holidays. 
Great Frame Up at 430 Main Street in Longmont.  
Nov. 11  is the reception and the show runs through  Dec. 30 .
Barbara Gittleson (bgWolfe) has a new wall of her paintings at Carbon Valley Florist in Frederick
630 Main St #D, Frederick, CO 80530

Come & see while getting to know Christianne who's been so kind and encouraging in showing my work.

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

Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery call for entries:

The Boulder Arts and Crafts  
Gallery, celebrating 45 years 
as an artist owned cooperative 
on the Pearl Street Mall, reviews 
hand crafted items and artwork 
for display in our store on an 
ongoing basis.

Consignment program 
applications can be picked up 
at our gallery, filled out online 
at this link to our website, or  call 303-443-3683 to have one mailed to you.

Our committee meets to consider potential new work on the third Tuesday of February, May, July (jewelry applications only in July), August, and October. 

There is a $35 application fee to apply.

2017 Estes Park Wool Market Logo Contest - 

Call for Artists More info here.

The logo art work must contain one or more, or all of the following: alpacas, sheep, rabbits, llamas, paco vicunas, and goats. The art work should be a life like representation of the animals not a caricature.  Art work submissions must be original works, not previously published, and must be easily reproducible in black and white. Text should not be included in the logo itself. 

All two-dimensional media are acceptable including paintings, drawings, collages, computer generated art in vertical, horizontal or square formats. Please submit a digital entry to with the completed application form.  

Submissions will be accepted August 1 - November 1, 2016.  Judging will be completed no later than November 10, 2016 and the winners notified at that time.  The judging panel will include artist, Laura Moore and a representative from the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, the Estes Arts District, and the Town of Estes Park. 

"Art As Medicine" Group Art Show 2017

(Call Open until Dec 15) 

EXHIBIT shows from Jan 15 - Feb 23, 2017 

G roup Art Show at Boulder Colorado's DAIRY ARTS CENTER to participate in the themed show called  "ART AS MEDICINE".

The 3rd Fresh A.I.R. group art exhibit - A.I.R. stands for Fresh AIR Show: Artists In Recovery In Recovery." Fresh A.I.R. Shows celebrate the power of art to heal and/or cope with overcoming chronic depression, alcohol and/or drug addiction, trauma / PTSD, severe grief or loss, life-threatening illness, etc. Previous Fresh A.I.R. exhibitions were held at the Firehouse Art Gallery, Longmont, CO and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO.

Artists, ages 18 and older who have personally experienced "healing through art" are invited to submit up to six (6) pieces of art in any visual art medium for consideration. (See details below.) Art that is submitted need not relate directly to the artist's healing process, although submission of art on this theme is strongly encouraged.
Each artist must submit an Artist's Statement (limit 250 words) of the role that making art has had in their healing or recovery process. These statements will be included in the exhibit to accompany your artwork and may influence your acceptance into the show. 

The Boulder County Arts Alliance has a calendar of events available to local artists.

Click  HERE for more information!

Evolutions 2017 Call for Entries

EVOLUTIONS 2017 is an open challenge to all quilters and fiber artists in celebration of yesterday's traditions as well as tomorrow's innovations. Evolution can be defined as growth-a process of continuous change, from lower to higher or from simpler to more complex. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenges you to create your concept of an evolution quilt. Interpret evolutions any way you choose-on a personal level, on a global level, or perhaps related to changes and growth of your favorite means of creative expression, the quilt. There are no design restrictions. Selected quilts will be exhibited at RMQM January 28 through April 25, 2017. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place; the first place winner will be awarded a solo exhibit at RMQM in 2018.

Juror:  Martha Sielman, Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)

Entries will be accepted online only October 1-31, 2016. Visit for details.
What   Art Opportunities, Visual Art
When   January 28 through April 25, 2017
Where   Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street, Golden, CO
Cost   RMQM members $35; non-members $55

Arts& Ales began through the efforts of Left Hand Brewing and Arts Longmont to expose our member artists to a new audience. The event is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5 - 8 pm at the Left Hand Tasting Room, 1265 Boston Avenue. We encourage the artist to provide demonstrations and/or talk about their work with visitors to the Tasting Room and market the event to their customer base.
Available openings: January 19, July 20, August 17, September 21, 
October 19 & December 14.
Contact  Cathy Balan at for more information  or to signup for a date.

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!

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