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January 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

Happy 2018!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, with many beautiful memories and time with family and friends.

Also, I hope everyone had a few minutes, hours or days to create!  Our Great Frame Up Member's Show is coming soon, and Feb. 15 th is the deadline to get your applications in. This show is very popular with cash prizes and an entire month to exhibit and sell our art.  Follow this link to print out the application or stop by the January meeting to pick up one in person.

See you at our January Member's meeting for a fun evening,  learning how to do Japanese braiding by Rhonda Crosman...everything will be provided!  Save the date, Jan. 10 th , 5:30pm.  This will be a great way to kick off our year!

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

March 9th - April 7th 2018

June 2018
Member Show
Barn A - Boulder Fairgrounds

August 2018
Boulder County Fair
We want your ART NEWS!

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.

We will gladly publish your submission as written, and we hold no responsibility for incorrect information.  

For the consideration of our readers, please keep your article SHORT and include complete contact information if applicable. Remember: Who, What, Where, When and Why.

Please remember, all articles and announcements are due no later than the 20th of each month.  

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.
Member Meeting 
Wednesday, January 10th

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

Artist Social, Mini Art Show, Art Swap & Activity:  Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding  
with  Rhonda Crosman.  

All supplies will be provided, by Rhonda and you will learn the process, set it up and take it home to finish.  

For the Mini Art Show:
Please bring a recent piece of artwork for a  Mini Art Show (1 artwork per person) a snack to share & good quality, useable art supplies you wish to Art Swap.

For the Activity, members need to  bring the following:
  1. Scissors to cut yarn. 
  2. Paper and writing tool to take notes.
  3. Art materials in good condition to swap.
  4. A recent art piece for the Mini - Art Show 1/person
  5. A small snack to share is appreciated

Suggestions for future activities?
Please email Nancy.   

Great Frame Up
March 9th -
April 7th  2018
Deadline to enter is
February 15th!

Start Painting Now!
Our annual Member Show is coming!

Click here to print the application or stop by our member meeting on January 10th.
Upcoming  LAG Meetings
January 10  -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show, & Activities: by Rhonda Crosman, Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding.
All materials provided.
Mini Art Show
(1 artwork per person, new work only please!)
Art Swap 

February 14 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Presentation
How to use your phone to photograph & edit your art. By Jill Rumley. Please visit Jill's website for more information about how to improve your technology knowledge!

March 14 -
Tim King - "Sculpture: Tradition through Technology" website:  www.Bronze.Biz

April 11 -
Christine Jarvis - Mixed Media Click here to learn about Christine

May 9 -
Artist Social, Mini Art Show & Presentation and Activity by Jan Strickler,  Design a Mandala
(on  a coaster provided), please bring permanent markers , pencils, colored pencils.  

Quick Links to the Website  
LAG Board of Directors

Susan Steven, President

Janis Buck, Vice President

Catharina van Haaren, Secretary
Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer

Publicity - Rhonda Crosman

Hospitality - Janis Buck

Venues & Newsletter -
Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops - Nan Sanford,
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
Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Make Your New Year's Art Resolutions

BCAA Workshop
Mon., January 8 from 5:30-7pm 
(Networking/Registration at  5pm)
Still Cellars,  1115 Colorado Ave, Longmont,  CO  80501

Set Artist Goals and Reach Success in 2018! Annual goal-setting is how we check in with ourselves each year, figure out our priorities, and decide how, as artists, we are going to invest our limited time and resources in the future.

In this hands-on workshop, Kathy Beekman of   Art Coaching For You will help you improve the quality and realism of your goal-setting. You can also look forward to receiving helpful tools to reach your goals.

Please come hungry! The  G Spot Noshery Food Truck will be on site and  Still Cellars Arthouse and Distillery makes fantastic libations (including the non-alcoholic variety).

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members


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

December - January 2018
Amy Heneghan

February - March 2018
Nancy Champion

April - May 2018
Jill Rumley

June - July 2018
Hazel McCoy

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

November 2017 through January 2018.

Currently showing LAG Artists:

Janis Buck, Jill Rumley, Susan Steven, Michel Reynolds, Martin Tobias, Mary Diamond, Jan Kirkpatrick, John Baker-Batsel, Nancy Champion, Amy Sammoury, Joe Sutcliffe, Melvin Birkey, Menja Morris, Hazel McCoy.

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

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 
January 2018

Janine Belletire
Susan Geohegan
Jill Rumley
Darwin Miner
Ben Harris
Jill Musser

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:

November / December
Barb Smith and Vicki Hutchinson
St Stephen's Congregation Members

Need LAG Members!

Contact  Lynne Lemmer at:
for more information:

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd,
Longmont, CO 80501

November - January
Laura Lass

Laura Lass 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.

LAG Member News

Lenina Olivas 

1) I'll  be doing a art demonstration at Joe Molina gallery and studio, from 5-7.  The address is  930 8th Ave., Greeley. Free parking, free demonstration & family friendly. 

2)  I am currently applying to be an artist at the Loveland fine art invitational Show and Sale.  The dates are  August 10 from & 11th and 12th.   The address is  920 W. 29th St. Loveland 80538. Tickets are five dollars. 

Mary Benke

The Art Center of Estes Park will be hosting Estes Park Plein Air 2018 National Juried Pain Out (formerly Plein Air Rockies) next fall! 
Entries will be open on  from Jan. 2-March 31. The event will be held from Aug. 18-Sept. 1, 2018. Contact the Art Center for more information (;
 email: or enter through OJS.
Mary Benke and Diana Wade both had pieces juried into the Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, which will be held March 3-April 15 in Cheyenne.

Wira Babiak

Her artwork is being featured at Erie Colorado's first art gallery, Gallery 58,  515 Briggs St ., in historic downtown Erie. 
Also artists interested in showing their work there should go down and talk to Liz or Dave Gage, artists and owners of the gallery.
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P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242