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Congratulations to our Art Show Winners!

A special thank you to everyone who participated and to all of the volunteers who made this event happen!

Best of Show!
Amy Sammoury, Up a Road Slowly

Oils -1st Place Winner!
Wira Babiak, Rose and Bud

2nd place: Barbara Wolfe Gittleson, Please Follow Me
3rd place: Karin van Haaren, St. Malo Chapel
Homorable Mention:
Dennis Mueller, Winter Colors
Jan Rhinehart, Rain Drops Keep Falling
Linda Schagenhauf, Sentinels in the Sky
Michel Reynolds, Rugosa Roses
Yvonne, Ogg, Beauty in Pink

Acrylic -1st Place Winner!
Lara Nagy, Proceed with Caution

2nd place: Ray Geier, Heading Down
3rd place: Lynn Diagnault, Pine Cones

Homorable Mention:
Christine Jarvis, Melting Flowers

Pastel -1st Place Winner!
Darwin Miner, The Dance

2nd place: Diane Wood, Aristocratic Yellows
3rd place: Diana Wade, Apparition

Homorable Mention:
Janine Ewing-Belletire, Green Truck

Watercolor -1st Place Winner!
Joan De Jong, Southern Waters

2nd place: Anita Jantz, Forest Light
3rd place: Janis Buck, Enchanting Bird

Homorable Mention:
Mel Birkey, Elevator

Mixed Media -1st Place Winner!
Christine Jarvis, Rocky Mountain Aspens

Mixed Media:
2nd place: Beth Appleton, Fix Your Eyes
3rd place: Susan Steven, Lifescape

Homorable Mention:
Christine Metsker, Crow

Photography -1st Place Winner!
Carol Walker, Three Play at the Beach

2nd place: John Baker-Batsel, Aspens in a Cloud
3rd place: Deb Nakano, Blue Splash

Homorable Mention:
Cynthia Metsker, Hand of Buddha
Rocco Varbaro, White Capped Hoodoo’s
Hazel McCoy, Off Road Vehicle

You’re Invited! LAG Awards & Artist Reception June 9th 6-8pm

We are very excited about out upcoming member’s art show and sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds this week.   We are featuring LAG artists from all over the Longmont area who will be displaying, selling and demonstrating their art.  We also have gift tables with handmade items like jewelry, cards and more! FREE ADMISSION! We’d love to see you there!

Member Meeting Wednesday March 8th!

Join us for our monthly Member Meeting & Artist Demonstration!

We meet at the Great Frame Up, 430 Main Street in Downtown Longmont.

6:30 Meet & Greet
7:00 Brief meeting & artist demonstration by John Taft on oil painting.

About John:
 As a boy he predicted his career as an artist, driving a blue car to see beautiful landscapes out west.  His work has won many awards and he is inspired by the human figure and the natural landscape.
Click here is more on his work
When not traveling to paint he teaches workshops. John Taft will be teaching a workshop, 
March 16 – 18,
FUNDAMENTALS OF PORTRAIT PAINTING.  Please check out the information on his website if you are interested.


LAG Featured Artist – Susan Gunn


Susan is a new member of the Longmont Artists’ Guild.  A longtime resident of Boulder County and Longmont, Susan has just recently joined the Longmont art community and has opened a working studio in the Old Town Marketplace, 332 Main Street, in the Art District.   “I’ve painted as a hobby most of my life.  I work in watercolor and oils, and love to paint landscapes, flowers and portraits.”  

I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by original art painted by my great grandfather, Charles Herbert Thoener, Sr. My mother loved his beautiful landscapes and family portraits.  They hung throughout our family home in Yonkers, NY.

My grandmother’s portrait hung over the fireplace.  Uncle Ernst hung in my brother’s bedroom, and three self-portraits of my great grandfather hung in the living room along with several of his landscapes.   When my mother passed in 2002, I knew she would love to have her portrait hang next to those of her family, and I endeavored to fulfill her wish.

My formal education came later in life.  As a returning student in my 40s, I studied Fine Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder graduating with a BS in Journalism with a Minor in Fine Arts.  Through succeeding years, I took numerous art workshops in Colorado and Europe…

Oil Painting Portrait of Mom

In painting portraits, I learned an adaptation of the Mische Technique.  This method of painting creates an effect where light reflects from within the painting. It makes possible for great refinement of detail and a rich ethereal quality.

My studies included a three-week workshop on the Mische Technique at Castle Kuenberg in Payerbach, Austria, just outside Vienna, studying with Philip Rubinov-Jacobson, Professor of Painting, Naropa University; Michael Fuchs, Artist-in-Resident and Mentor in Painting and Drawing; Brigid Marlin, Artist-in-Resident and Mentor in Painting; and Ernst Fuchs, Professor Emeritus.

Masters Classes at the Santa Reparata International School of Art, in Florence, Italy;   a three-week workshop on the Mische Technique with instructors Robert Vanosa, Martina Hoffman, Philip Rubinov-Jacobson and Michael Fuchs.   I continued my studies with Robert Vanosa and Martina Hoffman, Masters of Fantastic Realism painting, in a two-week workshop in Cataques, Spain and at several workshops in Boulder.

Additionally, I studied with Cynthia Re Robbins at a traditional Mische Technique workshop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.”




February Member Meeting! Artist Social, Mini Show, Art Swap Wed, 2/8

 Great Frame Up
(430 Main St. Longmont)
This month, we are having an “Artist Social”.  Activities, include the following:
Starting at 6:30 PM
Meet & Mingle – small snack appreciated.
Mini Art Show – Bring 1 piece of art (any size) for the exhibit you recently created & vote for the best.  $10 Gift Card Awarded, for best of show!
Art Swap – Time to clean out your studio and art supply closets.  Bring in art stuff to give, and take something home too!  Ideas:  Useable art supplies, papers, books & magazines, tools, frames, etc. place on available tables in hallway.  Please check the area before you leave to take back anything left over.
Starting at 7:00 PM
 Activity – Color Pencil drawing 
We will be practicing our color pencil drawing with a wrapped piece of candy,
introduction by Susan Steven.
Please bring your own:  color pencils, eraser & sharpener, sketch book or paper with support. Wrapped hard candy will be provided.
Raffle, place your name in pot for a chance to win a prize.
Coming next…
Save the Date the next “Artist Social” will be April 12, Doodles & Zentangles,
introduction by Lynn Diagnault.
Suggestions for future activities, and raffle prize donations? Please email Nancy.


Susan Steven is an art teacher for the St. Vrain Valley Schools and our current LAG President.  She works in several art mediums, including colored pencils, and has won many awards in local art shows. Susan will give a quick colored pencil introduction, February 8th, to start us off on our still life of a wrapped piece of candy.
 If you are interested in exploring colored pencils in greater detail, you can register for her Colored Pencils:  Fabulous Flowers workshop, to be held at her home studio on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 – 2.  Please contact Nan Sanford to register for the workshop, nanci.evans980@gmail.com

Jill Musser: Oil or acrylic painting class at Firehouse Art Center

Oil or acrylic painting class at Firehouse Art Center – 667 4 th Avenue – Longmont, Colorado

Instruction by Jill Musser, oil painter.

8 Classes – Tuesdays, starting February 7 – March 22, 2017

Two sessions – Choose 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m., or evening session 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

All levels of painting experience welcome. $185.00 for the 8 classes.

Class limited to 20. (Minimum of 6)

Must register and pay fee by January 26, 2017

Register on line:


or in person at the Firehouse Art Center, Tues – Sat, 12 – 5 p.m.

Questions? More Info? Materials List?

Call Jill at 303-485- 5121

or email jillmusser99@msn.com

See Musser Bio and Paintings at www.jillmusser.com


On view January 13 – February 26, 2017

Polly Addison Gallery (Open Daily 9:00am-8:00pm)

Exhibition Reception: Friday, January 27, 5:00-7:00pm

Art is a vehicle for exploring the exterior and interior landscape of our existence on this planet.

Viewing the world from a meditative practice, Suzanne Frazier calls herself a Contemplative Artist. She invites the viewer into her collected emotional responses from years residing in the Colorado Mountains. Using images that are familiar from the environment to express in a nonverbal manner her life experience, she invites the viewer to gaze, without labels, into her shared contemplation.

To Suzanne, contemplative art is the product of creative expression rising from the pure joy of creating, grounded in a meditative connection to the radiance and perfection of spirit known only through one’s experience of being fully human.


Save the date: Introduction to Contemplative Art, January 28, 10:00am.

Paula Peacock will have five(5) pieces exhibiting at the Dairy Arts Center.

Artists In Recovery
Fresh A.I.R., Artists In Recovery, will be presenting an exhibit of 60 works consisting of paintings, drawings, fiber art, sculptures, photography, masks and mix media at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder.

The Art as Medicine group exhibit celebrates the power of art to heal – to heal the wounded soul, heart, body, or mind. Art is a vital aspect of their recovery: from chronic depression, alcohol or drug addiction, prolonged grief, PTSD or trauma, severe physical injury, or life-altering/limiting illness like cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, etc.
For some, artistic expression can perform well where traditional chemical or psychological remedies fail. Making art is vital to the very will to live-and/or to better cope with the heavy burden some bear daily.
Artists who have experienced “healing through art” were invited to submit art for consideration (through a jury process) along with a brief Artist’s Statement of their relationship to art.
ART EXHIBIT: Jan. 13th thru Feb. 26th
RECEPTION and AWARDS / Refreshments: Friday, Jan 27th, 5:00 – 7:00
LECTURE: “Resiliency & Role of Art in Healing Process” Tues, Jan 17 6:30pm
RECOVERY FILM NIGHT: Boedecker Theater “The Frogmarch” followed by a panel discussion. Tues Feb 7th / 6:30 – 9:30 (Sponsored in part by CeDAR: Center for Dependancy and Addiction Recovery and Reel Recovery Film Festival) $11 reg. / $8 sen/stdnt

View the trailer at: 
Purchase tickets: 
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 
303-440-7826, www.thedairy.org

Great fun at the Member’s Meeting October 12th!

Fall Harvest

Photo by Jill Rumley

Thank you Nancy Champion for coordinating a fantastic Artists’ Social last night at The Great Frame Up on Main Street in Downtown Longmont.

Events included:

  • Member’s monthly meeting with updates from our President Susan Steven
  • Food!
  • Mini Art Show where members entered one piece of art with a prize for the most popular!
  • Still life drawing session with fall pumpkins, squash, gourds and Indian corn which were given away at the end of the evening!
  • Art Swap where members bring in art supplies and exchange for other items.  Great stuff & a great turn out!

Oil painting, art show

Congratulations to Jan Rhinehart who won a $10 gift card to Michaels for her oil painting of her grandson in the Mini Art Show!


Art Show & Sale at Danish Furniture October 15th!

Art Show and Sale at Danish Furniture!!!

Saturday, Oct.15th  10am – 4:00pm

Come join us for our annual art show,featuring the work of local artists!
Many of these artists are members of the Longmont Artist Guild.

Our theme this year is ” Arts for Autumn”
Paintings, pottery, quilts, weavings, wood, glass, jewelry…..
Food and fun!

Danish Furniture
1448 Nelson Rd.

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