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November 2018 Newsletter | Longmont Artists' Guild
President's Message:

As Thanksgiving approaches, we reflect on what we are thankful for.  Family and friends are usually on top, followed closely by health and prosperity.  

My list also includes our LAG Board members who are so dedicated in keeping our guild running smoothly. It is hard to calculate all the volunteer hours the Board puts in however these hours have led to numerous accomplishments. LAG has a bigger and better newsletter, outstanding website and strong social media all thanks to the many, many hours Jill Rumley has devoted to our guild.  Thanks to our hard-working Board, LAG has more opportunities than ever to exhibit such as the Boulder County Fair show, the Strawberry Days, and the Longmont ArtWalk. Along with our monthly meeting guest artists the Board has added the mini shows (now called "Inspirations"), fun hands-on activities, and art swaps.

These are just a few of the things LAG has benefited from over the last couple of years thanks to our Board's innovative ideas, time, and energy. As I reflect on what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, I am definitely adding our wonderful LAG Board!

P.S. (from the LAG Board...) And we are so thankful for all of the behind-the-scenes hard work our President Susan puts in! 

Susan Steven
LAG President
In This Issue
No Meeting in December!

January 9, 2019
Photography Workshop
by Cliff DeJong.

February 13, 2019
Life drawing with a live model!

March 13, 2019
Art Portfolio Websites
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.
Mini Show Winner from October! (Now called Inspirations Art Show)
Toby Myers
(Photo by Jill Rumley)
Member Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Great Frame Up
430 Main St. Longmont

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

Liquid Watercolors by
Janet Nunn

Janet Nunn uses bright color and blending to create feeling in her paintings.
Capturing the Colorado landscape is one of her favorite compositions.  Janet uses  a paint made in Colorado, Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolors. This  paint keeps its brightness and consistency in the paintings.  As an instructor, Janet enjoys teaching in a positive way.  Guiding students  to uncover their own style of painting while they learn many watercolor  techniques. 

Please join us November 14 to see what we can learn from Janet.

Here are links to Janet's You Tube Videos: 
Colorful Cactus 

Wave of Snow  

Janet's website

"Inspirations" Art Show 
(formerly "Mini" 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  
It's time for Membership Dues!
September was the start of LAG's year. All memberships need to be renewed this month! Please click here to download the membership application and mail the form and your check to: 

P.O. BOX 2242
LONGMONT, CO 80502-2242 

You can also pick up an application at our October meeting!
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
Have something fun to share? Send us an email! Include photos, web links and anything you'd like to share!

Email to :
LAG Art Shows Coming in 2019!
March 8 - April 6 2019
Member Show at the Great Frame Up
Start creating! Our member show is coming up fast! This year we have some great things planned for our member show including silent auction/raffle, juried contest for best art with cash prizes and more!

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

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:

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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

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 

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

To show at this venue, please Contact: 
Hazel McCoy at

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 currently working out some kinks with this venue. Stay Tuned!

For any questions:

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

Now showing through December

Yvonne Ogg
Amy Sammoury
Brittany Rowe

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

LAG Artists' Around Town

St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity
Every year the St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity takes a group of community folks to build houses in a foreign country with one of our Habitat partners. This Spring we will be going to Lesotho, Africa. We have a partial scholarship for an artist who wants to come on the trip and use it as inspiration in their work. I'm hoping you can help spread the world about this opportunity. I'm attaching more information about the Mike Davis Memorial Scholarship, our trip application and the scholarship application. More info and all of these forms can also be accessed on our web page at
If anyone has any questions please have the contact me.
Julie Gallegos
Director of Homeowner Services and International Development
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley
PO BOX 333 Longmont, CO 80502-0333
303.682.2485 ext. 103

The Power of Art Therapy Workshop 
Wednesday, Nov. 7 * 5:15-7 p.m.
The Firehouse Art Center, 
667 4th Ave., Longmont 
Register for 11/7 here.

Come and experience the power of art therapy through a hands-on activity and discuss how it can be used with veterans, youth and others. Join art therapists, artists and interested community members to dialogue about why art therapy matters and learn about successful implementation of these methods. Image courtesy of Boulder Art Therapy Collective.

How to Sell Your Work on Instagram

Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 - 7pm
The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette

Learn from a ceramicist who has 91K followers. Curt Hammerly can show you how he integrates his Instagram with his Etsy, Facebook and website to increase sales and reach a larger audience.

Honoring the diversity of our county and artists, works in the exhibition range in mediums, styles, and subjects - from printmaking and event photography to landscape paintings and collage. The exhibition is free of charge.

Making the Case for Facebook Ads
Tuesday, November 13 from 11:30 - 1pm
Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO
With Arts Marketing expert Cindy Hohman.
Longmont Artists' Guild ||
P.O. Box 2242
Longmont, CO 80502-2242