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April 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Diane Wood

The April 22, 2015 meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

Member News and Wet Paint

Sparkles by Diane Wood

Diane Wood has two paintings, “Heron at Rest’ and “Sparkles” (the one pictured here) juried into North Metro Arts Alliance show at Westminster City Hall
4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO
Exhibit runs April 14 – May 25 9 am – 5 pm

Diane also has a painting “Delicate Foliage” juried into the
National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015
Opening Reception May 1 from 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit runs thru May 3 from 11 am – 4 pm
At the Union Colony Civic Center Lobby
701 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631

And if you want more Diane Wood art, she will have 7 paintings and several unframed originals at
Art Mart Gifts
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, CO
May 1 – 25, 2015

CAG Spring Members Show at DU’s Hirschfeld Gallery April  3 -May 29

Hirschfeld Gallery at
Colorado Women’s College
The Chambers Center
for the Advancement of Women
1901 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

CAG will be at the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society’s Gathering of the Guilds, Sunday, April 26th, 9am-4pm at Boettcher Mansion. $5 General Admission. Members of participating guilds admitted free.  The Boettcher Mansion, on Lookout Mountain, 900 Colorow Road, Golden, CO 80401.

John Lencicki, an honorary member of CAG and long-time ASLD instructor, past away last month. If members of CAG would like to share their memories of him, please send your comments to and we will post them in next month’s newsletter.

Remember to check the website frequently for updates and opportunities!

 Presenter Cody Kuel Pop-Surrealism  

Because our February  meeting was cancelled due to bad weather, our April presenter will be Cody Kuel.  His Pop-surrealism  will be at Denver Comicon

Cody Kuehl
Cody Kuehl

Pop art should be a chronology of life.
Pop art should be an analog anthology of experience.
The lines on the page should reflect the lines of a face as a reflection of all of the pain, triumph, joy, and sadness of a life filled with the world’s shortcomings.
Comedy is inevitable in a world that loves the obvious.
This does make the world pretty damn hard.
The overwhelming amount of cliche makes for a shortcoming of reality in the world.
Look past the normality in the world towards personal metaphor.
Look into the ridiculous, and see reality.

President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
~Scott Adams

“Happy accidents” as Bob Ross would say speckle my day every day. Sometimes I get stuck with the oops and it takes a while to figure out what it was “supposed to be” and other times the new direction is almost instantaneous.

We all have those moments on the canvas, in our shops and studios, the chisel goes too deep, the paint drips…sometimes the cat decides that bright red would look great as an accent on her tail! What you do with that not only for the sake of your art, but for your daily interactions is what differentiates the masters from the masses.

Open your mind and your mistakes will become masterpieces and if you open a little further, you will see how to translate that ability to change challenges into opportunities in your everyday life.

Happy painting, sculpting, digital imaging, textile crafting, word-smithing, blacksmithing, and any other artsy, craftsy, general creative practice you enjoy!

We are still looking to fill a number of board positions so if you are interested in any of the volunteer positions available or if you want to volunteer to help as a support person for the various positions, please contact

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