Meeker Sheep Dog Trials

August 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Diane Wood

The August 26, 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

Meeker Sheep Dog Trials
Meeker Sheep Dog Trials

From Diane Wood… “I am very excited that my 3 paintings for the Meeker Sheepdog Classic Art Show have been accepted.  This is an international art show exhibit.

Super Dog
Super Dog

Art  will be on exhibit at the Meeker Library from August 11 until September 9 when the exhibit is moved to the trial site.  There is an art reception September 10 from 5 to 7 pm when the winners of the contest will be announced.  This reception will  be followed by a lamb cook off.  If you would like to see this event you may go on line and learn more about it.  I am very excited!

On Monday, the 3rd of August I installed 9 paintings at 1st Bank in the Meadows Shopping Plaza in Boulder.  The building is open at 8 am and closed at 7 pm.  Please drop by and see the exhibit.   Boulder Art Association has been fortunate to be able to show members work at 1st Bank.  If you are in the area, please do drop by.
Also, I have 12 paintings at North Boulder Recreation Center on Broadway in the hallway to gymnastics.  This will be on exhibit from August 1 to the 31st.
Also I have a new exhibit at Starkey Mortgage,  636 Coffman in Longmont.  Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday.
KL Realty in Niwot has a lovely display of my art.  Located on  2nd Ave. Suite 201.  They are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday.
Please do stop by and enjoy the art.  Thanks.”
~Diane Wood

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!

Still Life Drawing and Gift Card Give-away!

Bring your sketch books and a snack to the CAG meeting Wednesday! We’ll set up something to draw and then vote on the best sketch of the evening. Winner gets to show off and be praised by the group…oh…and if the winner is a paid member, you get a $25 gift card!

The Aug 26, 2015 meeting will be at The Studios at Overland Crossing 2205 S. Delaware Denver, CO 80223 from 7-9p.


Call for Entries

Event Summary
Celebrating it’s 6th year, the Orchard Arts Festival is a well established festival held in the Historic Westminster Arts District.  This one day event draws attendees from all of the front range including Denver and surrounding cities.  The festival has shown significant growth in attendance over the last two years and also has significant support from the City of Westminster.    Fine artists & studio craft artist are invited to participate.In addition to vendor booths, the festival features live public art demos & projects. The vendor booths are predominately artist and studio craft booths. Other booths include sponsor booths and non-profits, as well as  a partnership with the Westminster Farmer’s Market.The festival set up will include the street, sculpture garden & parks.  Food trucks, beer garden & live music will also provide a significant draw to the event.

The Orchard Arts Festival is unique in that it has a small town feel set in a big city.  It is surrounded by the historic buildings and homes that made up this agricultural center in the late 1800’s.  The festival derives its name from the Apple Orchards that once graced the surrounding lands.  Westminster is the largest suburb of Denver, the Harris Park neighborhood in which the festival is held, was where the city originated, now it is the home of the Historic Westminster Arts District, which houses several SCFD organizations, including SWAG (South Westminster Arts Group), the festival promoter.

General Information
Application Deadline for first jury on Zapplication is midnight 9/10/2015
Booth Information
Booth Spaces are  $125 for a 10×10 and $200 for a 10 x 20

  • Artists are required to provide their own tent, table and chairs.  Tables, chairs and tents are available for rent.
  • Set up starts at 6 AM
  • Festival is rain or shine, no refunds for weather

Questions:  Call Debbie Teter at (720)-217-8623 or Mary Lane at (303)319-5916

President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

I would like to start with a big CONGRATULATIONS to the 13 artists in our 87th Annual Member’s Show at Red Wolf Gallery in October 2015! The Santa Fe Art District Show will showcase some of the latest works by the members of the guild and there will be prizes for Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place! More details coming soon!

This year’s artists are…

Christine Fontenot
La Verna L. Pierce-Sierra
Karen Pollart
Ruth Work
Kristine Orr
Joe Horvath
Nick Melliadis
Carol Walker
Bobbi Shupe
Stan Schwartz
Pushpa Mehta
Sharmon Green
Leslie Aguillard
Ferenc Gyulafia

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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