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May 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild

Where does the time go?  In a few days we will have our last LAG meeting before summer break, so make sure you mark your calendars and join us for another fun-filled evening, this time we'll enjoy creating Mandala's with local artist Janet Strickler.  

We also need you to vote for our new board member positions and you need to be present for your vote to count. Two of our current board members needed to resign for health and time reasons, so we will be filling these spots.  If you are interested in being on our amazing board, or know of someone you would like to nominate, please email Jill Rumley at:   .
And, of course, we have our annual member's art show coming up in June!  You only have until May 19 th to send in your application, so do it soon!  This will be our biggest show ever, teaming up with the SVPS Photo Club, so you don't want to miss this one!  Click here to download the application.

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.

See you at the meeting, Wednesday May 9th!

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
Shows & Events

May 19, 2018
ArtWalk Longmont 
on Main St.
Stop by our booth at this great Longmont art tradition!

May 19 & 20, 2018
Strawberry Festival
Annual event hosted by the Longmont Historical Society
Stop by our booth!
Boulder County Fairground

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

And Share our FB Event!

August 2018
Boulder County Fair
Mini Art Show Winner

Congratulations to March's Mini Art Show Winner!
Maya Heneghan
"Dance of the Lepidopterans"
Our Sponsors


St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Jill Rumley will be the featured artist for 
Arts & Ales in May!

Stop by Left Hand Brewing Tasting room at 1265 Boston Ave in Longmont on
Thursday, May 17th from 5-8pm
Jill will be demonstrating pastel painting and will have some of her work for sale
LAG Annual Member Show - Barn A | Boulder County Fairgrounds
Deadline to enter: May 19th!
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, May 9th

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 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:

Please bring the following to the meeting: 
1. Snack to share,  

2. Permanent markers, pencils, Colored pencils & paper (a cardboard coaster will be provided) 

3. New artwork for Mini Art Show

In Case you Missed the April Meeting!

Thank you Christine Jarvis, for sharing your talents and the activity of "Pulled String Art". 

Photo by Jill Rumley
Quick Links to the Website  
Richard Talbot

Jessica Marshall 
Acrylic & Mixed Media

Renee G. Noel

Christine Washington
Pastel, Oil & Watercolor
Pick up some Postcards for our June event & share them!

Thank you to everyone who shared your amazing artwork with us! Jill was able to put together a beautiful postcard for our June show advertising!

Stop by the May Member Meeting to pick up some to share!

If you can't make the meeting, just email us and we'll arrange a way to get some cards to you!
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 & Websitez
Nomination Coordinator

Jill Rumley
Activity Director - 
Nancy Champion

Workshops & Venues -
Nan Sanford
Art Web Links & Inspiration for our May Art Demo
Art Therapy: Draw a Mandala

Mandalas for the Soul

Mandala Art

Printing using your own stamps

Get Outside!

Outdoor Figure Painting with Lori Mc Nee

No Meetings in June, July & August!

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 

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

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 

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:

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

Currently showing:

Allan Robertson  

We are looking for members to show in July & August!

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

Linda Bice is the featured artist at Danish Furniture for April and May! Come in and check out her wonderful work.

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.


The Longmont Artists' Guild is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. As a part of our non-profit status, the guild looks for different ways to give back to our community.

This year, we participated as judges for the Saint Vrain Valley School District Art Show.

We awarded  $25 Gift Card fromMichaels Arts & Crafts to young artists from the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories.

If you have a suggestion on how we can serve our community, please feel free to present your idea to our board for consideration. 

LAG Member's Plein Aire Day - Free for LAG Members Only

Please join us for a beautiful day of painting/drawing/photography at Diane Wood's gorgeous garden in Longmont.
Friday, June 15th starting at 9am, but come when you can.

Her address is:
6914 St. Vrain Rd., Longmont 80503
(303) 678-7456
note: turn south off of St. Vrain Rd at the white fence - then a long dirt road to her house on the right side).

If you are staying for lunch, you can bring your own, or bring something to share. Diane will
also have a dish to share with us. Be sure to bring water, hat, sun screen, bug spray, chair, umbrella, etc. to paint outside, besides any materials, canvas, sketchbooks, easels you may need.

Diane said June is the month for delphiniums and fox tail lilies, the end of June into July are great for dahlias and annuals. She also has a beautiful pond and unobstructed views of the mountains. We will certainly have lots to paint from!

You don't need to RSVP - just come if you can.
See you there

Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30 -7pm
The Collective, 201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning differences. In the workplace, even though it is widespread, it is often well hidden. Dyslexic people go underground at work, rather than seeking accommodation or understanding. Dyslexia is even more prevalent in the arts. People with dyslexia may become artists and designers because of their enhanced visual/spacial strengths. Though it may enhance our creativity, it can make our communication, marketing, reading, and writing more difficult.

Cindy Kalman will share her experience and inspiration working around the obstacles of dyslexia. She will discuss tools and apps that make writing and reading faster and easier.
The Future of Charitable Giving
Wednesday, May 16 from 11:30am - 1pm
Dairy Arts Center, Vandeveer Workshop Room

How will changes in the tax law affect charitable giving? Do you need to re-think your fundraising plan for 2019 for your arts organization? Bring your questions and get advice from experts at the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County and Block Advisors.

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.


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