July 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Pat Swift

The July 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

It’s the fifth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet’s Washington D.C. office, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild.

 We have exciting news, beginning with this year’s submission, we have now been asked to expand this art on loan program to include Senator Cory Gardner’s office as well.

Senator Bennet and his staff are again looking for 12 to 15 pieces of 2D artwork and possibly 2 or 3 sculptural pieces.   Because the Senator’s office and conference rooms have 25 ft ceilings, they would like large pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame).   As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

Senator Gardner and his staff are looking for a mix of sizes.  Like Senator Bennet’s office, they have a few rooms with 25ft ceilings, but they also have other rooms that are smaller, so could use a few pieces of artwork in the 18” to 24” size range.  The style they are looking for is a little more specific.  Senator Gardner enjoys artwork that is more historic, and because he is from the eastern plains he would like see artwork that represents that part of the state as well.

Loan Program:
Open to Colorado Artists Only
Loan term – 1 to 2 years
Shipping will be paid for by the Senator’s office
Artwork will be insured

Maximum of 2 images per person
Image size: 72 DPI and no larger than 1920 Pixels on the long side.
Image should be labeled as: last name_Title.jpg
Email images to info@coloradoartistsguild.org

Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
In your email response, please provide;
First Name, Last Name
Address, City, State, Zip
Contact phone number
Email address
Title of artwork
Size of artwork (if framed, include frame in measurements)
State if the artwork is framed or gallery wrapped
Price of artwork (for insurance proposes)
Your preference for the loan term, 1 or 2 years
Senator preference for submission, either Senator Bennet, Senator Gardner or both.

Schedule (all dates past submission deadline are subject to change)
Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
Image consolidation and submission to the Senators offices:  Friday, September 11, 2015
The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, October 9, 2015
Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, October 30, 2015

Colorado Artists Guild

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 Show and Tell

Join us for our Summer Show and Tell at the July 22nd meeting!

We got rained out for our June Jam so we are going to replay it in a Summer Show and Tell! Join us July 22nd from 7-9pm at the Studios at Overland Crossing! 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


Call for Entries

The roles of gender and sexuality vary from culture to culture. But, we are living through an increasingly global community awareness where progression for human rights equality is made at different rates. Many outlets are used to inspire change and educate, art is one such platform. Have you captured or creatively expressed these moments of progression? Share with us your artistic means in representing the LGBT community! For more information…http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/the-lgbt-show-deadline-august-8-2015/

President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ~Pablo Picasso

Have you ever wondered how you can make a living as an artist instead of just doing it as a hobby?

The art world rules say you have to find a niche and get gallery representation. A lot of the blogs and business advice sites out there today say keep your day job, but I would like to offer another option…do whatever it takes and be willing to open your world to a variety of income sources to kick the day job and keep your bills paid with your creative works. In other words, don’t just rely on getting into gallery shows to pay the bills. Look at other sources of income like teaching, commission projects, online sales and festivals.

Also, dare to be yourself! You don’t have to be like everyone else who sells to make a sale. Try stepping out of your comfort zone and maybe even be willing to be laughed at. Be odd, be out there and be dangerous if that is true to who you are.

Ultimately it boils down to having a positive outlook and a willingness to to be critisized and ridiculed for not following the rules…but YOU are an ARTIST…so break some rules!

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