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September 2017 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
New meeting time at the Great Frame Up!
5:30pm - Meet | Greet | Meeting
6:00 pm - Artist Demo | Activites
I hope everyone had a great summer and are already working on your art for this year's shows and venues! 

Our past June show at the fairgrounds was another successful show and we will be doing it again next June, however, we are developing something new that we believe will make this show even bigger and better. Watch for the details coming soon in our newsletters. Also, the Boulder County Fair art show was fantastic and LAG has agreed to do it again next July. I hope you are all planning on being in our fun Member's Show at the Great Frame Up in March...details coming soon.

LAG monthly meetings will now be held an hour earlier! It's the same 2nd Wednesday of every month, but come at 5:30pm for our social hour and announcements, and our Guest Artist or Activity Event will start at 6pm to about 7:00 or 7:15pm. We have a great line-up for the year! Starting Sept. 13th we will have Mark Ludy as our guest artist. He is an amazing children's book author and illustrator and we are very excited that we could get this very sought-after professional artist!! Come early to get a good seat! Watch for our newsletters and bi-weekly emails for the list of future guests and events, not to be missed!

Please don't forget to re-new your LAG membership, due Sept. 1st.   Click here to download & print the membership form. If you have any questions, please contact our treasurer, Yvonne Ogg.

Your $25 membership dues will be the best $25 you ever spent! You will continue to enjoy all the free venues we are invited to be in every year, participate in our annual art shows to win awards and sell your art, attend our educational and fun art meetings, and of course, meet new and old friends who share mutual passion for the arts!

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
Longmont Quilt Guild Classes & Meetings
Quilt-A-Fair Sept 22-23, Boulder County Fairgrounds Longmont CO.

Sponsored by the COLORADO QUILT COUNCIL (At the NE corner of Nelson and Hover Roads in SW Longmont )

Quilt-a- Fair is a shopping mecca for quilters of all skill levels.  It's your chance to see all thing "quilty" in one place. A list of vendors can be found on the CQC website Quilt-a- Fair (red button on the right) 

There will be a quilt show, food court, silent auction and guild raffle quilts.

Jeananne Wright will be appraising quilts for insurance, fair market and donation value. 
Written appraisal 
(30 minutes @ $50.00).  
Oral appraisal 
( 15 minutes @ $25.00).   
Jeananne is certified by the American Quilters Society and a nationality known quilt historian and lecturer.   
Quilt appraisals will be offered Friday, 9- 5 and
Saturday, from 9- 4. Please contact Jeananne directly to schedule your appraisal. Email  
Phone:  303-772- 7684. Walk-in's welcome as space permits.
Admission,$5. (children under 10 free), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days, and parking is free. Friday Only: No strollers allowed.

LONGMONT QUILT GUILD September 12, 2017 LQG Annual Schoolhouse Known as "the Longmont Quilt Guild's Lecture Night on Steroids," join us for a night of power-packed, mini-lectures conducted by local teachers, quilting professionals and Guild members.  Each "lesson" will be 30 minutes and attended by every participant. Each instructor will supply a handout with notes highlighting their topic so members wont miss any details.  Sit back, relax and get schooled in art of quilting!

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

With Janet Strickler at 
Art of the Ordinary Studio
Tue Sept 5th & Tue Sept 12th, 7-9pm both days

Have you ever thought about keeping an art journal, but didn't know where to start?  This two-session Play-Shop (like a workshop but more fun!) will be an easy introduction to the idea. 
The first night, we'll make a journal out of recycled materials, and the second night, we'll learn how to use it, and start filling some of the pages.

Cost for both nights is only $40, and includes materials. 

Space is limited, so to reserve a spot and get directions, please contact Janet at 303-776-2052 or
Member News
Diane Wood showed art at Bookcliff Vineyards, 450 Broadway in North Boulder this evening from  6 to 8 pm.  Drop by check out the art and have a glass of wine.

Diane also demoed at the Boulder Fairgrounds in their exhibit hall.
Diane Wood did a demo at Holiday Park at 14th and Yellow Pine off Broadway in North Boulder.  She painted while listening to a Brazilian band.  It was a time to enjoy the music.
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.
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
September Member Meeting 

Guest Artist:
Mark Ludy
Published Author & illustrator
(his books will be for sale so bring your pocketbook!)

Wednesday, September 13th - 
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Guest Artist 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

Born in 1973 in Seattle, Washington. The youngest in a family of 5. He grew up in the shadow of others with a doodling obsession and an imagination daily fueled. At the early age of 18 he recognized his calling to be a 'communicator' - be it through his pen, his drawing or his voice. With this he set out to use his talent and give what he had to the world. Today he continues to create stories, tell stories and bring them to life through illustration. Touching hearts, stirring hearts and challenging the status quo of thought and action.

He's married and has three children. They travel extensively and seem to find adventure at every turn. Still fueling the imagination ...and that of his kids.

Learn More About...

His Books
His Art
His Speaking
Facebook for Mark Ludy

Photo & information courtesy of

For more information on cartooning, drawings & illustration, check out these links:

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

Upcoming  LAG Meetings
October 11 - 
Artist Social & Art Swap & Mini Art Show
Activity : Texture Rubbings

November 8 - 
Guest Artist:
Rey Ford - Oil  painting

December 13 - 

January 10 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Activities
Japanese Braiding
Origami Boxes  

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

March 14 -
Show & Tell
Guest Speaker:
Jill Rumley - How to photograph your artwork using your phone

April 11 -
Guest Artist:
Christine Jarvis - Mixed Media

May 9 -
Artist Social, Art Swap & Mini Art Show
Activity: Layered Collage
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

Arts on the River in Lyons!
LAG was honored to be a part of Arts on the River this year in Lyons on August 27th.
Arts on the River is a collaboration between BCAA and the  Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission. LAG had a booth along with dozens of artists in all mediums. There was a lot of different types of artwork for sale: Paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber and more!

We look forward to participating again next year and we hope many more LAG members join in the fun too!

2017 Lo ngmont Studio Tour 

September 23-24 
Quick Links to the Website  
Saturday, September 16 4-8pm

LAG will have a booth for September's Art Walk in downtown Longmont!

From 4pm to 8pm, on ArtWalk Saturdays, experience live artist demonstrations, interactive activities, free musical performances, and visit our sponsor venues for pop-up artist exhibits!

We hope to see you there!
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

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 9am-4pm Artists-Crafter-Foodies Fair

The Artists-Crafters-Foodies Fair will be held in the main exhibit hall of the Adams County Regional Park at 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton CO.   It's a beautiful country setting about 20 miles north of Denver.    We'd love your members to come shop, talk to the artists, see demos, and taste samples.    Very fun.

There is ample parking and entry on all four sides of the building.  Admission is $2. 
For more information visit our website at

Introduction to 
Contemplative Art
Suzanne Frazier will be offering an "Introduction to Contemplative Art",
an oil pastel drawing workshop on  Saturday, September 9 from  10 am to 3 pm  at the Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins.

Cost: $110 Includes two art sessions, box lunch and materials fee. 

The Materials Fee includes a drawing board, box of 36 oil pastels, drawing paper
and handouts.

If you have always wanted to draw in your own style in a supportive atmosphere
or wanted to draw from a meditative point-of-view, this is the workshop for you.

Register Online at:
For more information:  
LAG Sponsored the Boulder County Fair Art Exhibit
July 29th - August 6th Better than before!
This was our first year sponsoring the art exhibit at the Boulder County Fair.  
We are happy to  announce we had we had a huge increase in participation this year over last year!

We are planning to make 2018's fair even better!  A big thank you to all LAG volunteers who helped with this year's Fair!

Here is a list of the winners!
Susan Steven
Professional Drawing  
Grand Champion

Karin Van Haaren 
St. Milo Chapel 
Advanced Oil  
Reserve Grand Champion

Maryanne Maddock 
Advanced Acrylic

Jason Cross 
Amateur Drawing 
Reserve Champion

Barbara Wolfe 
Professional Oil
1st Place
Joan DeJong
1st Place

Christine Jarvis 
Sailing Ship 
Mixed Media 
1st Place

Not pictured:
Debra Haferman - 
Monochrome Pumpkins
Oil 1st Place

Karin Van Harren
Journey to Estes
1st Place
Ray Geier
Bird and Landscape
Professional Acrylic
1st Place

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

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

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.

Member Art Around Town
Laura Lass
Laura Lass is currently displaying her original oil paintings at two Longmont locations.  You can see her work at BMC OB/GYN, 2030 Mtn. View Ave., Ste. 400 (medical building attached to LUH) from  Aug. 4 - Nov. 3 .  Three examples include Breckenridge November Sunrise , and Shhh ... I'm Undercover .  She is also displaying six large original oil paintings at St. Vrain Community Hub, 515 Coffman from  Aug. 2 - Nov. 29 .  Three examples include Lone Tree at Dead Horse Point State Park Windy Wyoming Day , and New Mexico Sky .
Suzanne Frazier & Barbara McCulloch

Contemporary Impressions: Two Artists & Their Vision

An exhibition of paintings by Suzanne Frazier & Barbara McCulloch 
at the Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street in Fort Collins
from  August 30 through September 9 . The gallery is open on Wednesday-
Saturday from  Noon to 6 pm . Suzanne & Barbara will be at the gallery to
answer any questions and to give Artists Talks from  2 - 3pm  on  Sat, Sept 2
and  Wed, Sept 6 . The Artist Reception is during First Friday on  Sept 1 .

Within the exhibition space there will be three separate shows. 
Barbara McCulloch will be exhibiting two groupings of her work: "Force of Nature" and "Lost and Found". 
Suzanne Frazier will fill a third exhibition space with her "Contemplative Art" paintings.
Call for Entries

Celtic Fest Art Show and Competition
Frederick CO | Sept 30, 2017

September 30th 2017 will be the first annual St. Brigit's Celtic Fest in Frederick Colorado, a day-long festival of music, food, art, dancing, and games, to benefit several local charities.
Brigit, along with Patrick, is one of the patron saints of Ireland, and one of things celebrated about her is her patronage of the arts. So one of the features of Celtic Fest will be an art show and competition, open to artists of all age groups.

Entries can be in any medium, and must have a Celtic theme, however that speaks to you. Sources of inspiration might be Irish or Scottish landscapes, Celtic music, legends, or history. Celtic Fest especially encourages you to research Celtic and Irish symbols for inspiration for your pieces.

Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces | $5 per piece.
Entry deadline: Monday, Sept 25

For more information and application form: Celtic Fest Art

Impasto Art Gallery presents SPECTACULAR SPOOKS
Impasto Art Gallery 
2015 Ionosphere #104
Longmont, CO 80504

We are seeking works that examine anything that goes bump in the night.  Think spooky, mystical, unearthly.  Let your imagination run wild. Deadline to enter is September 15h.

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.  

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