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President's Message:

March brings us our first art show of the year! Be sure you get the word out to all your friends and family to come see this amazing show. I am so proud to be part of this organization that has so many wonderfully talented artists.

For those of you who missed it, we had a beautiful model come to our last member's meeting, providing us the opportunity to draw her. It was fun, challenging and very gratifying to participate with so many other members there who were brave enough to give it a try. A few members expressed their desire to do it again soon. Maybe we can start a monthly figure drawing group? Please RSVP if you think you would be interested.  longmontartistsguild@gmail.com

See you at the Great Frame Up for our big show! Everyone welcome!

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
UPCOMING LAG MEETINGS
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 February! 
Karen van Haaren
(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!

GREAT FRAME UP SHOW
REMINDERS!
MARCH 8, 2019 thru APRIL 6, 2019


DELIVER ARTWORK: 
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.

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

There will be a Silent Auction this year, be sure to bring your checkbook! 

PICK UP ARTWORK: SAT., APRIL 6 or MONDAY, APRIL 8 - 10AM TO 5PM

LAG MONTHLY MEETINGS 
 & ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
Member Meeting
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont

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

Fearless Tech for Creatives
Talk about Tech with Jill Rumley

Jill Rumley is a geek and an artist. She fully understands the challenges artists face when faced with trying to use technology to sell art. 

On March 13th, Jill will be discussing the fears and frustrations you, as an artist, has with "getting online."

She will go over some basic options for websites, social media, email and will share tools to help you decide what is the best approach for you to gain exposure and sell your art online.  

Free and open to the public.  
"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.

As always a snack to share is greatly appreciated.
Quick Links to the Website  
Welcome New & Renewing Members!
New Members:

Martin Beauchamp
Oil

Basia Christ
Acrylic

Lisa Pentz
Oil & fiber

Fran Blum
Oil, acrylic

Mary Duffy
Oil

Patricia Awapara
Oil, acrylic

Teresa Untiedt
artist

Renewing Members:

Charlene Kellsey
Acrylic

J.L. Moulton (June)
Oil, acrylic & mixed media

Kemma Berry
Acrylic, watercolor

Linda Sole Faul
Oil, mixed media
LAG Board of Directors
longmontartistsguild@gmail.com

Officers
Susan Steven, President
smsarts@hotmail.com
sstevenart.com

Janis Buck, Vice President
Hospitality Director
janisbuck4@gmail.com

Karin van Haaren, Secretary
goldiesue@sbcglobal.net

Yvonne Ogg, Treasurer
yvonneogg@gmail.com

Media Director
Jill Rumley
Activity Director 
Janine Ewing-Belletire

Workshops & Venues -
Christine Jarvis
christinejarvis@hotmail.com
LAG Art Shows Coming in 2019!
GFU2019
March 8 - April 6 2019
Member Show at the Great Frame Up
MARCH 8, 2019 thru APRIL 6, 2019

There will be a Silent Auction this year, be sure to bring your checkbook! 

DELIVER ARTWORK: 
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.

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

PICK UP ARTWORK: SAT., APRIL 6 or MONDAY, APRIL 8 - 10AM TO 5PM

Categories are 2D, 3D and Photography. Size is limited to space. There will be an award for 2D, 3D, and Photography, 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 LongmontArtistsGuild@gmail.com


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

Thank you to our Sponsors!
NOW SHOWING AT LAG VENUES

the Optical Center
Good Eats Grill
1114 Francis Street
Longmont, CO 
303-776-2450

February 2019 - April 2019
Maya Heneghan

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


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

Currently showing through 
March 2019

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

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
  Please email Karin van Haaren  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: YvonneOgg@gmail.com

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

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

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
Colleen

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

LAG MEMBER WORKSHOPS
Suzanne Frazier Saturday Art Workshops
1515 Main Street, #201, Longmont, CO
303-502-0751

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, March 16
Compositional Elements
If you want to learn about how to bring your viewer into your work of art, then you need to know these compositional elements.

Session 1: Perspective & Lead-In Lines 
Session 2: Roads & Waterways as Lead-In Lines


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, 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   www.suzannefrazier.com.
LOCAL ART EVENTS  / OPPORTUNITIES
Open Wall -  Friday March 29 - 4:30-8:00pm
Free
4:30pm doors open for artists
4:30-6:30pm installation period 
5:30-8pm free public reception + silent auction 

8pm  auction  closes

Local artists are invited to BMoCA to share their work at Open Wall - a one-night, self-curated exhibition and silent auction that raises funds for BMoCA and local artists. 


Show your work at BMoCA's Open Wall and support the local art community. Participation is free. All artwork needs to be install-ready, and artists install their work beginning at 4:30pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. BMoCA provides wall space, pedestals, hammers, and nails. All artistic media are welcome. Registration for this will happen on the day of the event. 
 
Proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and BMoCA. Artists who are members of BMoCA receive a greater percentage of the sale of their work through a 60/40 split with the museum. To become a member or learn about our membership levels, please visit 
bmoca.org
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  www.lincolngallery.com and click on the member tab OR  http://lincolngallery.com/member-documents/ 

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

Tuesday, March 5 from 11:30am - 1pm
Dairy Arts Center, Vandeveer Room
2590 Walnut St, Boulder
Tax season is here! And artists have their own unique set of tax questions. Get yours answered at this session with  Toby Gallegos  of  Block Advisors . We will review the different taxes artists may be responsible for, explain what is and isn't tax-deductible, and offer record-keeping tips. In addition, learn about significant changes with the new tax law, particularly related to business owners and self-employed individuals, which of course, many artists are. If you have received a grant, work as a teaching artist, or were paid for artistic work in 2018, then this workshop is for you. Open to artists of all disciplines at all career stages.
Successful Websites for Artists and Art Organizations
Thursday, March 14 from 11:30am - 1pm

The Collective Community Arts Center
201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette
Get your website on track for success! 
In this workshop, Kiley Murphy of Creative Canvas will show you the core components that make a successful website, different template options, and we will talk about the next steps in getting your online presence to the next level. In addition, we will host a live artist website review where participants will give feedback for improvements on a few attendee's websites. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

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:  mhenzel@osmosisarchitecture.com
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
ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY
THROUGH 2 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS!
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: longmontartistsguild@gmail.com

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P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242