Reminder! No December Meeting

Just a reminder that there is no LAG meeting in December.

Our next meeting will be on January 9th at 5:30 at the Great Frame Up located at 430 Main Street in Longmont.

Cliff DeJong will be giving a presentation on his photo adventures.

Don’t forget to bring your latest art work for the Inspirations Art Show!

If you are interested in giving a presentation at one of our meetings, feel free to email us at LongmontArtistsGuild@gmail.com

Join us at our November Member Meeting 11/14

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.
“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.

November 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

Membership Dues are Due September 1st!

Our membership is annual from September to September and new members can join at any time. We offer educational opportunities through our sponsored workshops and monthly meetings.
Membership is $25 per year for individuals. (must be 18+)
Family members can join for $35 per year.
Included with your membership is the opportunity to show your work at any of our sponsored venues for low cost or free. And don’t forget all of the great networking opportunities when you belong to a guild of artists!
Send your application and membership fee by check to: (also for renewing members!)
LONGMONT ARTISTS’ GUILD,
P.O. BOX 2242
LONGMONT, CO 80502-2242

Member focus: Gerri Bradford

A  VOICE FROM THE PAST – NO, SHE IS NOT DEAD YET!

At 86 years of age, Gerri Bradford is still out there painting in her studio and occasionally doing plein air.  With the exception of FirehouseArt.org, she has relinquished her gallery  galloping, organizations, website, etc. and sticks pretty close to home with son, Fred.  Her living room/dining room are now her new studio/gallery and she can be found painting in her pajamas on any given day….just painting, painting and loving life.  If you wish to chew the fat, give her a call at 303 776-0271 or email at gl.bradford@yahoo.com.  Sincerely……

Deadline coming soon for Boulder County Fair Art Show

The Boulder County Fair is now accepting entries for the art exhibit during the fair.
Fair Dates: August 3-12 2018
Entry can be done through:
Mail in – Due July 16th
BCF, 9595 Nelson Rd
Longmont, CO 80501

Walk In – BCF Office at address above or online (due by July 23rd)

Questions? Call us at 720-864-6460

Most departments entry Costs are $5.00 / Exhibitor for first ten exhibits then $1 thereafter per exhibit.

See different departments for exceptions.

Mail In or Drop Off Entry Deadline: 

 
July 16, 2018 
 
On-line entries accepted until 
July 23, 2018.

Exhibit Check In:
All Exhibits must be brought to the Boulder County Fair Exhibit Building for Check In on Wednesday, August 1, from 4-7:00 p.m. with the appropriate department, except Quilts and Crops & Gardens Shows (see specific departments for details). Late Entries may also be accepted on day of Check In, please see specific Class. All Late Entries are subject to a $ 5.00 late charge payable at the Late Entry Check-in. Exhibits sent by mail will not be accepted.

Please contact the BCF if you have any questions. 720-864-6460

Show & Gift Shop Sale Starts today! Stop by after 1pm to see who the winners are!

Judging this morning!

Stop by after 1pm to see who the winners are!

ART Categories are:

Oil

Watercolor

Acrylic

Pastel

Mixed Media

Other 2D Art

(including fiber, drawing, and printmaking)

3D Art

PHOTOGRAPHY Categories are:

Color

Monochrome

Creative

Judges:
Art 2D & 3D: Anne Gifford –
Anne Gifford began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. She is an award
winning artist and the seven-time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. Anne has been the owner, artist and exhibitor of the Boulder Arts and Crafts on Pearl St. Mall in Boulder from 1980-2017.
Photography: Chris Brown –
Chris Brown, of Boulder, Colorado, is a true artist, using his photography of the American West to show subtle colors, sweeping panoramas, and quiet details of the natural world. Christopher’s photographs have been published in many books, calendars, posters and periodicals including Sierra, Arizona
Highways, Outside, National Geographic and The Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon. His prints are in many collections throughout the country.
Schedule
Reception, Awards**
Friday, June 8
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
** Remember to bring a snack to share!
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.

Saturday June 9th LAG & SVPS Artist Demos!

Come to the Boulder County Fairgrounds Barn A on Saturday June 9th from 9am to 8pm to check out our fantastic art show and sale with gift shop!

Our artists will be demonstrating their skills all day Saturday.  Here’s the schedule:

10am-12pm:

Diane Wood/Pastels

Susan Steven/Colored Pencils

Cliff DeJong/Drone Photography

12pm-2pm:

Jill Rumley- Collage with beer labels

Lenina Olivas – oils

Janis Buck – artsy stuff

2-4pm:

Murth Murthty – Digital Painting using Corel painter

LAA Financial Administrative Assistant Position

The Louisville Art Association is seeking to contract a part-time Financial Administrative Assistant. Hours are approximately 15-25 hours a month, and flexibility with hours throughout the year is desired.
Financial duties include: working with QuickBooks (reconciliation and reporting), preparing and filing taxes (Form 990EZ), completing the SCFD Grant Application and acting as the Show Treasurer. Administrative duties include: maintaining the membership list, using CAFÉ ( www.callforentry.org), and training members to use CAFÉ for the LAA National Fine Arts Show.
Required experience:
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • QuickBooks or equivalent
  • Internet and software tools

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Anne ORourke, President of LAA.
Email: orourkeanne8@gmail.com.

SVVSD Student Awards

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.

For a full list of winners, please visit our website.

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

LongmontArtistsGuild@gmail.com

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