Ferenc Smooch drawing in progressemail

May 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Leslie Aguillard

The May 27, 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

You may recognize some of these “Smoochie” faces by Leslie Aguillard –

I like to do series.  I wanted to show wrinkles, age, shadows, non-traditional portraits and make them interesting, at least to me.  Originally it was just a self-portrait, and then it was only going to be old people, but I am doing young people as well.   I like drawing other artists.

One artist remarked that the reason why artists do self-portraits is because the model is free, available, and doesn’t mind if liberties are taken with the image.  That is good because I’d rather draw character, and have people like the image of a smooch, and the colors – it’s different, it shows fun and life.
 These are all 14 x 17 on Bristol with ink and colored pencil.   I have sold several of them ($100) and that is, I think, a deal.
~ Leslie

Diane Wood-

May is an exciting interesting month for me.   I will be at Left Hand Brewing May 21, from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Stop by have a brew and say hello.  Would be great to see you.

We had an art exhibit at St. Vrain Historical’s Strawberry Days May 16 and 17.
Only a few days left to see Diane Wood’s art at
Art Mart Gifts
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, CO
May 1 – 25, 2015

Last day to see the CAG Spring Members Show at DU’s Hirschfeld Gallery will be May 29

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

If you are a paid member and want to share your news and upcoming shows, please send your info to newsletter@coloradoartistsguild.org by the 1st of the month!

Remember to check the website frequently for updates and opportunities! http://coloradoartistsguild.org/

Summer Workshops

We will have workshops this summer! Be sure to check the website for updates and more info!


Art Makers Denver – An Urban Art Retreat

Art Makers Denver presents four days of innovative workshops in a variety of mediums for “creatives” worldwide, September 21-24, 2015 at the Studios at Overland Crossing in Denver. AMD’s faculty consists of 11 instructors from all over the country, including some of Denver’s best artists and artisans.

Registration is open now through June 30, 2015 at www.artmakersdenver.com. REGISTER NOW to get the workshops you desire! Receive a 10% discount on your registration if you let us know you are a Colorado Artists Guild member!


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”  – Edvard Munch

So…how do you put your soul on a canvas? Or cut it from the branch or melt it in a fire? I think it just happens whenever you open yourself to the creative process. It doesn’t matter if you paint a representation of a tree or splash color with your eyes closed, letting the creative energy out of your body is the expression of the soul.

With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, I offer a gentle challenge to all who read this. Between grilling and visiting and tipping back a brew, find a moment to express the inner pictures of your soul. Write a poem, paint, sculpt, dance, sing, express your inner pictures!

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 President@coloradoartistsguild.org

Submitting to the Newsletter

DEADLINE:  1st of each month
Send information about shows, awards, artistic triumphs, etc. to:  newsletter@coloradoartistsguild.org