June 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Pushpa S. Mehta

The June 24, 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

aurora_arts_festival_2015_lowAjai will be at the Aurora Arts Festival Saturday, June 27th. The focus is recycled/upcycled arts and crafts.

Much of what I will have at the fest is created from found objects and recycled/reclaimed/revamped and renewed materials. Each piece is created with a specific meditative intent. For example, the “Earth Meditation” ring was created while meditating on healing the earth… ~ Ajai

ReUp – Aurora Arts Festival, Saturday June 27th:

Location: 9898 East Colfax, Aurora Colorado – Fletcher Plaza

This year’s festival has a lot of great entertainment please visit our website for more details

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

Remember to check the website frequently for updates and opportunities!

Summer Workshops

Join us for our JUNE JAM at the June 24th meeting!

Join us June 24th from 7-9pm at the Studios at Overland Crossing for our June Jam! Bring whatever you are working on and get feedback or just work on it in the company of other artists while we visit and enjoy sharing food and friendly interaction! Bring snacks to share and your creative minds and materials!
Studios at Overland Crossing 2205 S. Delaware Denver, CO 80223

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


Call for Entries
Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College
Exhibition: Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: July 13 – August 14, 2015

Submission Details
Submissions due on Saturday, July 11th 9-10:30am. Artwork will be juried 11am-1pm Unaccepted art pick up – same day 1-3pm

Submit actual work – $10 per entry. No limit on the number of entries.  Exact cash please.  No checks or credit cards.

Media accepted: Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry, Glass, Metals, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood Working.

2D artwork must be ready to hang in a frame with glass and a wire properly installed on the back. No artwork with saw tooth hangers accepted. Wrapped canvas with a wire is ok.  No wet paintings. Extremely fragile work must be in a protective frame or case. Artwork will be hung with nails only, no screws.

3D work must be very stable and fit on a pedestal 17×17.  The work needs to be light enough for one person to move.  Clear lids will only be used on jewelry displays.

CGA reserves the right to refuse any work deemed too fragile, inappropriate or not properly prepared for installation.

Juror TBA

Drop-off /Pick-up Location
Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe. Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
The gallery is located on the first floor at the NE end of the building called the Annex.

For questions contact:
Trish Sangelo, Gallery Director


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box““Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse

Sometimes it’s hard to put yourself out there with little to no idea of how you will be greeted or if you will be accepted. I see it all the time…people afraid to try something new for fear that what they experiment with will not be embraced by the art community or potential collectors.

I have watched very talented artists get bored with what they do because they are “afraid to change what works…” and don’t want to risk “wasting time” on something un-vetted. Yet, they grow weary of creating the same thing over and over…

So…how do you fix this? Have the courage to be creative! Don’t be afraid to try something different. Sure, you can keep your “tried and true” for the show or fair, but put a little spice in it and sample one of your “new creations” while you lean comfortably on your “sure thing.”

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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