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April 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

What a fantastic show we had at the Great Frame Up last month!  We had a record amount of artists this year AND visitors to the Friday artist reception!  Thank you everyone who helped set up and who participated! Let's continue to enjoy all that LAG has to offer.

Speaking of sure to get your applications in for the next show, our biggest one of the year, the LAG member's show June 7th through 10th. 

There will be lots of cash awards, customers coming to buy art and a great opportunity to get excellent exposure!  You will need to volunteer 2 hours of your time for this show, so be sure to sign up soon to get the spot you want!   Sign Up here to volunteer.

Enjoy our Spring!

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

March 9th - April 7th 2018

June 7th - 10th 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds
Visit our website for more information or you can just

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August 2018
Boulder County Fair
Great Frame Up Show

Just a reminder to pick up your artwork:

Saturday April 7th or
Monday April 9th between
10am and 5pm

Congratulations to our Art Show Winners!

Catharina van Haaren

Cliff DeJong

Pastel Class
April 21, 2018

No Fear - 
Just a Pastels Play Day!

Dawn Buckingham

Class location, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 640 Alpine, Longmont

You have been asking - some of you for a long time - I am now offering classes and weekly, followup, studio sessions.

The class is designed for people interested in exploring pastels. Maybe you have never tried the medium, or maybe you have explored on your own and feel frustrated or just need a boost to get going again. The class covers the range of materials, surfaces, value sketching, basic composition, and fun.

I provide ALL of the materials and lunch. All you need to bring is your interest and a desire to have some fun! No previous pastel experience is needed.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Regular cost $60, LAG Members $50, includes all supplies and lunch

Email me at to reserve your spot and get the details. Space limited is limited to 12 students.

If you would like to give a workshop, please contact 
Nan Sanford at
Tim King's presentation on bronze sculptures
LAG Annual Member Show - Barn A | Boulder County Fairgrounds
June 7th - 10th 2018
Are you ready? It's time for our largest show of the year!  This year we are teaming up with the St. Vrain Photographic Society to put on what we think will be our best show & sale yet!

Here are the details:
Application/Fee due :
Saturday, May 19th
Fee is $40 for up to 4 pieces
Gift Show entries ONLY the fee is $25

Art Delivery:
Wednesday  June 6
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Judging :
Thursday, June 7
10:00 am to Noon

Reception, Awards :
Friday, June 8
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pick Up Art
Sunday, June 10
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Show Hours:
Thursday, June 7
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday, June 8     
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 9  
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Artist/Photo demonstrations Saturday)
Sunday,  June 10   
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Barn A (just east of Exhibit Bldg, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO.

Eligibility: Open to all Longmont Artist Guild Members and St. Vrain Photographic Society members.  Membership dues must be current.
Member Meeting 
Wednesday, April 11th

5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Activity begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up 
(430 Main St. Longmont)

Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Art Swap
Activity with Christine Jarvis
"Pulled String Art"

Anyone can make unique works of art by dipping string into paint or ink, making pulled string art.  Christine will provide all materials for this fun activity, but it can be a little messy so bring an apron or smock!

Christine is a dedicated mixed media recycle addict who specializes in acrylics and found objects. She is often found digging through piles of discards looking for just the right accent for a piece. Her work tends to focus on science and the environment, the deviance of man, the increasing wold population, the effects of industry on the planet and the consequences this has on nature.

Each project consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.

Christine won 1st place at the Boulder County Fair in 2017 for mixed media.

Suggestions for future activities?
Contact us at:

In Case you Missed the March Meeting!

Thank you Tim King for giving us a wonderful presentation & history of bronze sculptures.  Tim shared old world processes along with modern technology in bronze sculpture making.

Here are links to Tim's website in case you missed the meeting:

Website:  www.Bronze.Biz

Photo by Jill Rumley

Winter Weather
In the event that winter weather is severe, LAG will cancel the monthly member meeting by notifying members via email, Facebook and our webpage.
Quick Links to the Website  
Ann Guerri
Pastel, oil & acrylic

BJ Setzer
pastel & glass

Shannon Hule
Acrylic & others

Ben 3 Eagles
Feature Your Art on our LAG Postcard!

Be a part of our advertising for the June Member Show!

Each year, LAG gives out postcards featuring our artist member's artwork to advertise our largest art show & sale each year!

We are looking for photos of your artwork to be considered on this year's postcard.

Please send you photos to Jill Rumley at

Photos must be received no later than April 10th.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Note: Photos must be no larger than 2mb in size to be considered for the card.

By submitting your artwork photos to LAG, you are giving us permission to reproduce the image of your art for the purposes of advertising. Such advertising may be in print or shared on our website and social media.
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Karin van Haaren, Secretary

Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity -
Rhonda Crosman

Lenina Olivas

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Newsletter & Website: 
Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops & Venues -
Nan Sanford
Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Tim King's presentation on modern bronze sculpture models

May 9 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Activity with Janet Strickler - Design a Mandala.  
Design a Mandala(on a cardboard coaster provided), please bring permanent markers, pencils, colored pencils and ruler.  Janet Strickler is a mixed media artist living and working in Colorado.  She works with many different materials, including recycled and reclaimed objects, construction leftovers and natural materials.  Much of her work involves a spiritual element and often uses geometry and pattern.  She loves to experiment with new combinations of materials and sharing this playful approach teaching classes at her studio called Play-Shops.  

Check out her Website to see more:

No Meetings in June, July & August!

June 6 -10 
Boulder Fairgrounds Barn A, LAG Spring Member's Show

August 1 - 13  
Boulder County Fair - LAG will be managing the art exhibit. More information to come!

September 12
Mary Morrison Golden Products - Mixed Media &
Here are some presentations she will be doing in the area.
October 10 
Don Overcash - "Can Creatives Be Trained To Sell"

November 14 
Janet Nunn - Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolors

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

February - April 2018
Nancy Champion

May - July 2018
Jill Rumley

August - October 2018
Hazel McCoy

November 2018 - January 2019
Diane Wood

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

Sun Rose Cafe
379 Main Street
Longmont CO 80501

Next show later in 2018!

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Ogg at:

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing:

John Baker-Batsel
Ray Geier
Christine Jarvis
Gwen Kowalski
Jill Kulano
Lisa Larsen
Yvonne Ogg
Allan Robertson

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 
mid June 2018

Sally Fulton
Amy Sammoury
Martin Tobias
Lenina Olivas
Lara Nagy
Hazel McCoy
Jill Musser
Janine Belletire

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at 
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont

Currently showing:

Ruth Newell is currently showing at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church gallery.  Beautiful work.  

We would be pleased to showcase LAG members for April,May and of course anytime after that.

Please contact
Karin van Haaren

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

February - March
Lynn Daignault 

Lynn Daignault is the LAG featured artist for
the next few months at Danish Furniture.
Stop by and see !

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.
Linda Cranston
Longmont Artist Guild member Linda Cranston is showing her abstract art at the Chiropractic office of Dr. Teresa Davies at 1240 Ken Pratt Blvd, Suite 7, in Longmont. It is a revolving presentation featuring original paintings and framed prints.
Suzanne Frazier
Art Classes at Suzanne Frazier's Art Studio,
To schedule a class or workshop:  303-502-0751 or 

Saturday Art Workshops ;
10 am to 3 pm at Suzanne's Longmont Studio
Cost: $72 for two art sessions & drawing paper.
Bring your own oil pastels or purchase a box of 36 for $10.
In between sessions, we have lunch at a nearby restaurant. 

Saturday, April 7
Evolution of Abstraction: Van Gogh
We will look at Van Gogh's style and perspective to influence our personal expression.

Saturday, April 28
Drawing Using Traditional Techniques - We will follow the Impressionists and copy a master work and then look at how we can appropriate ideas from other cultures.

Saturday, May 12
Evolution of Abstraction:  Predecessors to Abstraction
We will look at Cezanne and Bonnard's style and perspective to influence our personal expression.

Saturday, May 19
Composition Elements: Here are two ways to create interesting composition elements in a drawing.

Check out  for more information.


May Applications are Open now through April 15 Join ArtWalk to demonstrate your craft at a fun community event downtown on Saturday May 19th. Attendance is estimated at 3-5,000 Longmonsters. Artists are invited to exhibit, demonstrate, engage, and play! Some funding available for interactive projects, space provided at no charge for Artists-In-Action, artist booth fees are only $45.

Longmont Art in Public Places - Call to Artists 2 Mural projects: Artists will get up to $10,000 stipend and great exposure in the community. 

Deadline for submission: April 8, 2018

Shock Art 2018 is ready for your creative submissions!  

The Call to Shock Art is now  LIVE.  Click here. 

We are thrilled to be selecting FIVE (5) artists again in 2018; the winning artists will receive a stipend of $1600 to paint the boxes (please read details, inclusions).  

Deadline:  May 9, 2018  | 4:00 PM |  Longmont Museum

Photographic Journey with Ed MacKerrow

Please join nature photographer Ed MacKerrow on a photographic journey with the bears and other wildlife of Coastal Alaska.

Sat. May 5th at 4pm  -  
Sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 
9th & Francis Streets in Longmont.
Donation of $5.00 requested.

Salmon are the lifeblood of Alaska. Many species depend on the return of the salmon each year. Symbiotic inter-species relationships form in salmon choked rivers. This presentation will focus on these relationships.

A discussion of the places visited, man's impact on the bears, bear behavior, and  photography tips will follow the multimedia presentation.

Ed MacKerrow , Ph.D. is a scientist who researches complex adaptive social systems, a professional nature photographer, and a wilderness explorer. His award winning images of nature have been published in magazines and journals. He serves on the boards of scientific societies and the Bosque del Apache NWR.

Arts Longmont Gallery Call for Artists:
Lay of the Land
May 11- June 30, 2018

L ay of the Land is a juried exhibition created by Arts Longmont as a showcase for Colorado artists presenting traditional, conceptual or abstract views of landscape or land imagery, environmental themes and world issues. We welcome submissions from artists working in all media. 

Arts Longmont goal is to discover and promote  artists whose interpretations of landscape are inventive, thought-provoking and display expertise in both skill and execution of their concept. 

Additionally, the gallery has a storefront window that is available for installation artists.

Juror: Marc Hanson. Mark is a Signature Member of The Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.) whose work has shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally since the early 1980s.  [

Application deadline:  April 13, 2018
Artist notification:  April 20, 2018

Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek 

Will be tabling at Longmont's Earth Day celebration on April 21st from 10am to 3pm at the Longmont Museum! We're looking to highlight some of YOUR pictures of Longmont's natural areas and open spaces, especially along the St. Vrain Creek riparian corridor.

If you'd like to have your pictures displayed at our booth, please email them to us at and provide how you'd like to be credited and where the photo was taken.

Admission to the Earth Day celebration is FREE, family-friendly, and there will be food vendors, arts and crafts, and live music. For more information, check out

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