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February 2019 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
President's Message:

One of the many benefits of being an LAG member is the opportunity to be in our annual art
shows. Our first show of the year is at the Great Frame Up in Longmont. This show not only
gives you a chance to win cash prizes at our fun artist reception (Mar.8 th ), but it will also exhibit  your work for a full month providing your art with lots of exposure.

This year we are adding a silent auction fundraiser to our March show to help provide awards to our young artists in the St. Vrain Valley Schools. We would love your donations! 

Some ideas; theme gift baskets (bath items, date nights, art supplies, movie night, chocolate lovers, games,  gardening, etc.) or if you give workshops maybe a free spot in your class, jewelry, handyman for an hour. Whatever you think people would enjoy. If you donate items, please make sure they are new/not used. You can contact me if you would like to donate or have any questions:

You can bring your donations for our March show to our next meeting, Feb. 13 th , where we will  be having a wonderful model for us to draw. Don't forget to bring your drawing pads and  pencils!

See you then...

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
February 13, 2019
Life drawing with a live model!

March 13, 2019
Art Portfolio Websites 
& Social Media
by Jill Rumley

April 10, 2019
Anne Gifford, Watercolor

May 8, 2019
Urban Sketching on the streets of Longmont!

Please note all events at the meetings may be changed due to speaker availability. Check out website & Meet Up group for the most up to date events.
Inspirations Art Show
Winner from January! 
Cliff DeJong 
(Photo by Jill Rumley)
Got some bragging to do?

Don't let Jill hog the spotlight here! Share with us your exhibits, show, wins, etc!

Just reply to this email and SHARE!

Member Meeting
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont

Artists Social 5:30
Inspirations Art Show
Meeting 6:00

Life Drawing with a Live Model!

Bring in your sketch pad and drawing tools for an evening of honing your life drawing skills. 

Please limit your art materials to markers, lead pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, ink pens, etc.  

We will not be painting since we need to keep the gallery space in good condition for David and Pam.   
"Inspirations" Art Show 

Don't forget to bring a recent piece of art work for our Inspirations Art Show. We will be voting for the best art work on display that evening. The winning artist will go home with a gift certificate.

Bring your unwanted art supplies for our art swap!  Bring something, take something. But if your stuff is still here at the end of the evening, please take it back home. 

As always a snack to share is greatly appreciated.
At our January meeting, we had a special guest speaker from the Wild Plum Center. Catherine Blackwell spoke about the organizations mission s ince 1965, they've been a leader in providing early childhood education and developmental services to Longmont's low-income families. Offering individualized preschool programming for 3 and 4 year olds in 12 classrooms located throughout Longmont. 

Currently, they are in need of funding! To help support this amazing organization, please consider donating an item for the auction, or coming to the auction event! 

CLICK HERE to download the auction donation form!
Quick Links to the Website  
Great Frame Up Show
Sign Up Today!
Welcome New & Renewing Members!
New Members:

Connie Schlepp Weiskopf

Natalie Schreiber
Acrylic, oil, mixed, beading

Renewing Members:

Cliff & Joan DeJong
Photography & Watercolor

Lisa Larsen
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Karin van Haaren, Secretary

Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity -
Allan Robertson

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Newsletter & Website
Nomination Coordinator

Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Janine Ewing-Belletire

Workshops & Venues -
Valerie West
LAG Artists' Around Town

Jill Rumley
will be exhibiting her artwork at Gallery 1874 in Olde Town Arvada for the months of January & February.  Please join her for the Arvada First Friday Art Walk on February 1st from 6-8pm

Gallery 1874 is located at 
5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada

For more information, visit
LAG Art Shows Coming in 2019!
March 8 - April 6 2019
Member Show at the Great Frame Up
MARCH 8, 2019 thru APRIL 6, 2019

Deadline for entry:
February 16, 2019

$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces 
(see below for categories)

MARCH 6, 10AM -12noon 
Deliver to the Great Frame up located at 430 Main Street

All items MUST be properly wired, NO sawtooth hangers, must be dry & framed with no glass edges. Gallery wraps are permitted.

MARCH 8, 5PM - 8PM at the Great Frame Up. All participating artists are asked to bring finger-food for the reception.


Categories are 2D, 3D and Photography. Size is limited to space. There will be an award for 2D, 3D, and Photography and BEST OF SHOW. Judging will be done by LAG members, guests, visitors during the Opening Night Reception on March 8th. One ballot will be provided to each person present. Voting will close at 7pm, winners announced directly after.

Looking for committee members to help head up this fantastic show! Contact our board at

June 5 - 9, 2019
Barn "A" Show & Gift Show with the St. Vrain Photograpic Society
Boulder County Fairgrounds

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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

February 2019 - April 2019
May Heneghan

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

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

Currently showing through 
mid-February 2019

Brenda Klatt
Laura Lerond
Joe Sutcliffe
Jill Kulanko
Lois Weiner
Chris Pash

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
  Please email Valerie West  if you are interested in showing at this venue.

The Optical Center
521 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Currently showing:

Jan Rhinehart 
Laura Lass 
Dorothy Pecina 
Janis Buck 
Yvonne Ogg
Laura Nagy

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:

St. Stephen Episcopal Church
1303 S. Bross Ln. Longmont

We are looking for members to show their art for  April and May 2019

Excuses for the past months we didn't use this venue.

Note that the church only opens its doors after appointment and during church services.

Art pieces must be wired. It's not allowed to put nails in the walls. LAG will provide cord and hooks to  use on the existing rails.

For any questions:

Please contact
Karin van Haaren
Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

Now showing through March 2019

Jill Kulanko
Darwin Miner
Allan Robertson
Joe Sutcliff

 Please email Valerie West 
if you are interested in showing at this venue.

Suzanne Frazier Saturday Art Workshops
1515 Main Street, #201, Longmont, CO

If you have been looking for a way to expand your art experience, these are the workshops for you!

Each workshop begins at 10 am at Suzanne's Studio. There are two art sessions and we finish up between 3 - 3:30 pm. In between sessions we have lunch at a local restaurant to create our artist community. The cost of each workshop is $72 for 2 art sessions and paper.  We will be using oil pastels to explore our creativity . You can bring your own box of oil pastels or purchase a box for $10 from Suzanne at the beginning of the workshop.  At the end of the day you will have completed at least two oil pastel drawings and will have had the opportunity to explore your personal creativity.

Saturday, February 16
Compositional Elements
If you want to create an emotional response in your work, then you need to know about these two compositional elements to enhance your work.
Session 1: Rhythm & Repetition 
Session 2: Patterns

Color Theory for Artists    
First we will look at Color Theory, then move on to understand the three groups of complimentary colors, the history of the colors, symbolism, various shades of each color and finish up getting to know how to use black/white/gray.

Saturday, February 23: Complimentary Colors:  Red & Green
Saturday, March 23:  Complimentary Colors:  Blue & Orange
Saturday, April 27: Complimentary Colors:  Purple & Yellow
Saturday, May 25: Gray, White & Black

Check Suzanne's website for information on each month's workshops at

Continuing the Conversation: Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

Wednesday, February 27 from 5:15 -7pm
Dairy Arts Center, Vandeveer Workshop Room, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

In this next workshop in Boulder County Arts Alliance's Inclusiveness and Equity Series, learn new ways to respectfully engage across difference and leave with a set of tools to help navigate these issues in life and work. Speaker: Ashmi Desai, PhD CU Dialogues, CU Boulder School of Education

Presented in collaboration with the  Office for Outreach and Engagement at CU Boulder  and the  Dairy Arts Center .

Networking and check in 5:15 -5:30 pm
Program 5:30 -7 pm

$5 suggested donation

The Lincoln Gallery is looking for a few good artists. 

We are looking for 2D & 3D positive and upbeat artists to join our gallery. Artists are judged by a 7 person board and board meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month.

Interested artists can visit our website at and click on the member tab OR 

If you have any questions feel free to email or call 970-663-2407 Tuesday through Saturday.


Are you a local artist? Are you searching for classes and events? Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so that the Firehouse Art Center can better serve you and all members of the artist community:
Why Not Niwot 2019 Art Competition
The Niwot Cultural Arts Association presents   An Art Exhibition that features Niwot!
$500 Grand Prize-$250 2nd Place-$100 3rd Place
$100 People's Choice Award
  • Winning piece will be used to market the 2019 Niwot Art Walk
  • 2-D medium-no size requirement!
  • Properly framed (depending on medium) and ready for hanging
  • Artworks will be displayed in various businesses around Niwot
  • All pieces should feature the uniqueness of Niwot!
Deadline:  March 20, 2019
Entry Requirements:
Nonrefundable entry fee of $30 for up to three entries, $15 for each additional entry over the first three.  Mail check (made out to NCAA) and application to Osmosis Gallery, PO Box 1024, Niwot, CO 80544.
Work to be juried by digital images. Crop image excluding framing and background and Email jpeg to:
Images must represent the work exactly
Label digital files with artist's name, name of entry, dimensions and retail price
Commission: All work in the exhibition will be offered for sale.  Businesses hosting the work will retain a 40% commission on sales
Include description of why your picture features the uniqueness of Niwot
 Artist Calendar
March 20th: deadline for submissions
March 27th: Notification of Acceptance
March 25th: Drop off of entries at osmosis gallery
April 5th Niwot Art Walk: Opening Reception
            People's Choice voting begins, continues through May 31st
May 31st: Exhibition Closes
June 1st: Artists pick up art at businesses
Grand Prize winner and People's Choice winners will be notified and their pieces kept for the June 7th Niwot Art Walk and Awards ceremony

CLICK HERE for more information and to enter!

Want to earn some extra money?
Do a Workshop!

How would you like to earn some money? Would you like to share a particular skill you have in creating art? The Longmont Artist Guild is looking for art instructors to expand our workshop program. You provide the studio space (usually in your home) along with your "expertise" on a particular technique or project. LAG will get the word out for you so you can get lots of students. No commission or fees to LAG as long as you are a current member. You can charge $10 - $25 per person, depending on the length of the workshop and what you provide. You can always send out a supply list and the students bring their own. To offer a workshop, get ideas or advice, just email us at:

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