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October 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
New meeting time at the Great Frame Up!
5:30pm - Meet | Greet | Meeting
6:00 pm - Artist Demo | Activites
If you didn't get the chance to come to our kick-off September meeting with guest artist Mark Ludy, you really missed a fun, engaging, exciting presentation. We had to find more chairs for the folks who kept coming in to join us.

L AG has an exciting year coming up with lots of hands-on activities, mini shows, art swaps,  and fantastic guests artists. Check out the schedule in our newsletter and website. Don't  forget about our new starting time: 5:30pm - 7pm. I think we will really appreciate this  earlier time when we set our clocks back.

Very important: Don't forget to re-new your LAG membership, due NOW. The application can be found on our website ( click here), at the Great Frame up and at our meetings. Download it and send it in right away. Our next year membership dues are going up (to keep up with rent increases, more advertising and bigger prizes for all) so join now while the cost is the lowest. Happy Creating,

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events
COMING IN 2017 & 2018

St. Stephens Haiti 
Art & Craft Show 
November  4th & 5th 2017
Contact Lynne Lemmer at
for more information

March 2018
Member Show
at the Great Frame Up

June 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds

July/August 2018
Boulder County Fair
New, Newer, NEXT, a SAQA
 (Studio Art Quilt Associates) sponsored symposium, Dairy
 Arts Center in Boulder, 
Colorado. 2690 Walnut St, 
Boulder CO.

Celebrating the work of Judith 
Trager and 45 international 
invited artists, this exhibition
showcases over 100 pieces 
of what is newest and next
 in fiber. All pieces have never 
been  shown before and were 
created specifically for this 
Open to the public through October 22.

Material World: 
24 Found Object Textile Artists. ArtParts Creative Reuse Center,   2870 Bluff St, Boulder.
through October 13. 24 acclaimed fiber artists utilize discards in their art to make statements about beauty,
consumption, and our inner and outer worlds. The show title is a double entendre that references not just the reclaimed fabrics that some of these artists use, but also the excesses of our literal material world.

Showcases 51 art quilts by 34 Front Range Contemporary Quilters (FRCQ) artists exploring the "rich tapestry" of diversity.  
NCAR Community Art Gallery, 1859 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO. Exhibition through October 28. Gallery Hours : Weekdays 8 to 5, Weekends and Holidays 9 to 4.

10th annual show. Celebrating the art of Quilting Fri. October 20, 1-8 and Sat October 21, 9-5. Barn A, Boulder County Fairgrounds. 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont CO.

$5 (Under 12 free).
Over 150 member quilts on display, a vendor area and a small quilt auction.
See antique quilts from the collection of Mariko Inoue, who has been collecting for over thirty five years. Her collection has quilts dating back to the early 1800s and are of museum quality. She also restores antique quilts.

Jeananne Wright will be presenting a bed turning of these amazing quilts on Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 10:30
am and 1:30 pm.

The guild also has monthly meetings and classes. Visit
LQG meets the second Tuesday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street
in Longmont, CO. Free to LQG members; there is a $10 guest fee for non-members. 7 pm.
Member News

Jill Rumley will be the featured artist for Arts + Ales on at Left Hand Brewing onThursday, October 19th starting at 5pm! 

Sad News...

Charlie passed away after the meeting Wednesday night after saying good bye to all his friends. If you would wish to put a little notice in the newsletter that would be fine. 

He was a great supporter of plein air painting, the arts and a good scratch behind the ear. Remember how good he looked in a bow tie at all the openings.

Dave and Pamm Iannazzo
The Great Frame Ups
Artists Wanted for 
Pumpkin Pie Days

The St. Vrain Historical Society show Pumpkin Pie Days will be October 14 and 15, 2017. Saturday the 14th opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. Sunday the 15th the show opens at 11 am and closes at 4 pm. We set up on Friday October 13 around 1:30 pm.  Diane will be in touch when she is notified when we will be scheduled for set up.  

Contact Diane Wood at or call 303-678-7456 if interested.

Diane will notify our artists with further information regarding the number of pieces of artwork. Small items such as cards and bin work will be set up on a couple of tables that St.Vrain Historical provides us.

Meetings start again on
Wednesday, September 13th!
Free & Open to the Public

Great Frame Up 
( 430 Main St. Longmont)

5:30pm - Member Meet & Greet
6:00pm - Meeting starts | Guest | Activity
October Member Meeting 

Artist Social Activity
Art Swap
Mini Art Show

Wednesday, October 11th - 
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Activity begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

This month's meeting will be an Artist Social, Art Swap & Mini Art Show with an Activity: Texture  Rubbings, looking at texture in a new way, with Nancy Champion. Nancy will share how to use  everyday materials to capture texture in the art process called "frottage" or rubbings and share a  finished quilt using the technique. Creating rubbings on light weight papers, tissue paper and fabric or  canvas can be art starters and cut and applied to other surfaces.

To participate, please bring the following if you have it (we will have limited supplies to share):

  1. Sketchbooks or light weight paper to work on, or fabric.
  2. Art tools to create rubbings: pencil, graphite sticks, colored pencils or sticks, crayons or oil pastels (great on fabric)
  3. A small snack to share is appreciated!

Bring your gently used (or new) unwanted art items to swap with someone who can use them! We set up a table for the items to swap! Please remember to take back any items that were not swapped!

Bring one of your recent creative pieces!  We will have a popular vote for a winner who gets a gift card prize! Any type of art is accepted and paintings do not need to be framed!  This is a small show to share your work!  Oh, and MINI doesn't mean "small," it's just a small show!

Fabric Rubbings
Fabric Rubbings on a Scarf

Art Web Links on Texture & Rubbings

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

In Case You Missed It!
Our September Member Meeting Was a Huge Success!

Guest Artist:
Mark Ludy
Published Author & illustrator

Mark's demonstration was very well attended! Mark is a wonderful speaker, full of humor, humility and beautiful art!  He creates his art using Photoshop and an advanced Wacom pad. He gave us a demonstration on his work process and included the audience for suggestions on attributes of the sketch!  Lots of laughter and a really amazing evening.  Thank you MARK!

For more information about Mark, check out these links:
His Books
His Art
His Speaking
Facebook for Mark Ludy

Photos by Jill Rumley

Upcoming  LAG Meetings
November 8 - 
Guest Artist:
Rey Ford - Oil  painting

December 13 - 

January 10 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Activities
With Rhonda Crosman presenting 
Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding and   Nancy Champion - Origami Box

February 14 -
Artist Social, Art Swap & Mini Art Show
Activity: Design a Mandala

March 14 -
Guest Speaker:
Tim King - "Sculpture: Tradition through Technology"

April 11 -
Guest Artist:
Christine Jarvis - Mixed Media

May 9 -
Artist Social, Art Swap & Mini Art Show
Activity: Layered Collage
Quick Links to the Website  
LAG Around Town

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at ArtWalk Longmont on September 16th! And a huge shout out to Robbie Ruhaak for lending us her tent!

Even though we were far away from the action, we had a great time meeting new people and potential new members!

LAG is planning on participating at the events in 2018!  Stay tuned for your chance to join in!

2017- 2018 Workshops:

We're changing the way we sponsor workshops this year!

If you are an artist (LAG member or non-member) we can help promote your workshop!

We will announce your workshop at our monthly meeting & pass around a sign up sheet.

Workshops will no longer be held at the Clover Bldg. Artists giving workshops will be holding them at their own studio or other location arranged by the instructor.

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

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Open, Secretary
To be filled

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

BCAA Workshop

Business of Arts: Social Media for Artists

Tuesday, October 24
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center,  400 Quail Rd, Longmont
Kaiser Permanente Education Center - Classroom C

Networking and Registration from  11 am - 11:30 am 
Workshop  11:30 am - 1 pm
$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members
Register here.

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay as a marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to be strategic with social media. You'll leave with answers to questions such as which social media outlets you should invest your time, what content you should be posting, how to be efficient and effective with your efforts, and more. Presented by Cindy Sewell Hohman of the  Art Marketing Project.
It's time to renew your LAG Membership!

LAG memberships run annually from September to September.  Membership dues are due September 1st and are still $25 for individuals!

If you would like to print out and mail your membership renewal, you can find the form here.  We also have membership forms available at the Great Frame Up (430 Main St.) and at our member meetings.

Memberships are $25 per year for individuals and $35 for families. Mail your check and application to:

Longmont Artists' Guild
PO Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242

If you have any questions about membership, or would like to request a different payment method (credit card) feel free to contact us at

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

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

September - October
Hazel McCoy

November - December
Janis Buck

January - February 2018
Chris Hoetele

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:

Brenda Klatt
Diane Wood
Rita Belz
Linda Schlagenhauf 
Yvonne Ogg

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:

Boulder Medial Center
Longmont Hospital
2030 Mountain View Ave.
Suite 400
Longmont, CO

Currently showing through 
October 2017

Bruce Ide
Lynn Diagnault
Laura Lass
Mary Benke
John Baker-Batsel

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:

August - October
Jill Rumley

August - September
Jody Anderson 

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

September - October. 
Virla Harrell 

November - December
To be announced.
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.

Art Events Around Town

Impasto Art Gallery presents SPECTACULAR SPOOKS

I mpasto Art Gallery 
2015 Ionosphere #104
Longmont, CO 80504

Opening Night - October, 6th, 2017 - 6pm-9pm
Appetizers by 2020 Food + Wine Bar

Impasto Art Gallery presents SPECTACULAR SPOOKS. This show examines anything that goes bump in the night. Think spooky, mystical, unearthly. You are invited for opening night to meet the artists and enjoy their creations. Featuring works by 15 artists from 8 states
Call for Entries
gift shop st. stephens
St. Stephen's Art & Craft Sale Needs Your Art!
Saturday November 4, 2017 9-1pm | Sunday November 5, 2017 8-12pm

All mediums welcome. This show benefits the Colorado Haiti Project. 
T here is no charge for a table but a generous donation would be greatly appreciated.

Table set up will be Friday afternoon 4pm to 6pm.

Please contact Lynne Lemmer to sign up or if you have questions.

Impasto Art Gallery presents:  LOVE, etc.

I mpasto Art Gallery 
2015 Ionosphere #104
Longmont, CO 80504

We are seeking works that reflect all things about love. Hearts, flowers, a is all it takes.

This group exhibition is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work in Prospect New Town's own urban chic Impasto Art Gallery.  Impasto Art Gallery will sponsor an opening reception night for artists and collectors including wine and appetizers. Impasto Art Gallery also showcases the exhibition online with a modern presentation and convenient online shopping. Every day of the show we feature and promote artist's work from the exhibition through our social media channels.

To learn more about the gallery, stop by in person or visit online at
Apply here:

Be part of a great market for a good cause.
Accepting Studio and Guild Submittals Now! 

For over 40 years the Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District Auxiliary has sponsored Boulder Mountain Handmade Market to raise funds for our fire district. Funds from the event provide equipment, training, and provisions for our volunteer fire fighters. We hope you'll consider participating -  and share this information with other artisans you know.
Our Market is well-known for its focus on handmade and original items created by visual artists, crafters, photographers, potters, jewelers, and fiber artists, as well as specialty food and beverage makers from across the foothills areaThis year's event will be held at the Elks Lodge on 28th Street, one of Boulder's largest in-town event spaces. 
We invite area guilds, studios, and art organizations to join us by reserving a space for their members to exhibit their work. 

For more information, please visit our website!
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.  

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