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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!


Opportunities

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

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!

St. Vrain Historical Strawberry Days

We have an art exhibit at St. Vrain Historical’s Strawberry Days May 16 10 am to 5 pm and May 17 11 am – 4 pm.  Diane Wood will be displaying paintings and some new greeting cards.  The strawberry shortcake is delicious.  If you have a chance, drop by.
May 16 from 4 pm to 8 pm Diane will be at Discoveries Egyptian Imports/Longmont Yarn Shoppe at 454 Main Street.  Artwalk is always fun.
Diane  will also 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.

Steve Johnson

 Steve Johnson will be the speaker at tonight’s CAG meeting

The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

Steve’s Bio

I’ve been interested in photography since I was a kid growing up in east Denver. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. Today I’ve gone digital. My favorite subjects are birds, birds-in-flight with an emphasis on Raptors. I also like scenic landscape photography and wildlife photography. I am a volunteer for the Fairmount Heritage Foundation. I do a lot of photography at both Fairmount Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery. The Fairmount Heritage Foundation is dedicated the preservation of Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries.

Park Hill Art Club Spring Show

Park Hill Art Club Spring Show and Sale Friday May 8 through Sunday May 10.

The Park Hill Art Club will be showcasing a wide selection of artwork created by a talented group of member artists. This is an amazing offering of reasonably priced original art in a variety of mediums including water color, oil, acrylic and photography.
Show hours are: Friday, May 8 Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8:00; Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, May 10 from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

For more information you can call Nancy Brauer at 303­388­5113 or check the club’s site at http://www.parkhillartclub.org

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park

The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park needs our help…please share this if you can to spread the word…

Appeal for Help for the CACEP

We have an urgent need to let the community know of the potential demise of the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park (CACEP). The fires of 2012 and the disastrous floods of 2013 severely stressed our abilities to carry out a robust visual and performance arts agenda. The resulting shortfall in donations and grants has left us with few alternatives. Rent, utilities and payrolls (two part time employees) have overwhelmed our limited funding. Without a dramatic increase in funding, the Board of Directors feel that after the 25 years of a successful program, the council’s program must be terminated. A meeting is being held on April 17 at 7PM to discuss the options and possible alternatives. Members and the community are invited to outline the challenge and discuss the situation and any other choices we have. Your thoughts and ideas on how to maintain this vital contribution to the community (both residents and visitors) are welcomed.

Please think about the shows and concerts that you have enjoyed over the years. Come by the gallery at least one last time to enjoy the 18th Annual Student Expressions show (through April 26) . It is a wonderful display of art from Estes Park school students – grades K-12. And, if you can, drop off a donation as a vote to continue. This has been a labor of love but life still demands payment to make things happen.

Thank you to all of the artists, volunteers and art appreciators who have filled the past 25 years with wonderful memories.

CACEP Board of Directors

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 newsletter@coloradoartistsguild.org and we will post them in next month’s newsletter.

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


 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 http://denvercomiccon.com/exhibitors/artists-valley/cody-kuehl/

Cody Kuehl
Cody Kuehl
http://ckuehlpopsurreal.com/index.html

STATEMENT
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 President@coloradoartistsguild.org


Submitting to the Newsletter

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

Diane Wood

Diane Wood
Diane Wood

My journey into the art world began in 1999 when I moved to Colorado. I work in three mediums: oil and pastels and acrylics. I must admit that I have developed a particular love for pastels. Pastels lend themselves to vibrant color. Most important is to enjoy creating art.

I am a representational artist inspired daily by what I see. Whatever the scene, I intuitively transpose the mood and the feeling to my canvas and the image comes alive with color and excitement. I have a passion for life and try to enjoy each day to the fullest. Gardening, another love of mine provides me with flowers to paint from. Music is vital in my life. Most evenings a little time is set aside for playing the piano.

Sailing Anyone
Sailing Anyone

Vincent Van Gogh Screening

VanGogh_900x900_R1Congratulations Leslie Aguillard and Joe Horvath for winning the tickets at last night’s CAG meeting to this special reshowing of the Van Gogh collection!
“Fathom Events is elated to bring Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing to select cinemas nationwide for an exceptional one-night event on Tuesday, April 14. Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in a special reshowing of the gallery’s collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. This cinematic experience will be at theaters in many locations. In Colorado it will be screened April 14th, at 7:00PM at UA Pavilions, Century Boulder, Bel Mar 16, AMC Highlands Ranch, and
Westminster Promenade and in Utah at 7:00PM at Union Heights Century 16 and Salt Lake City Century 16, and
tickets can be purchased at Fathomevents.com

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March 2015 Meeting

Join us for the March 25, 2015 meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

The presenter will be  Phillip Bernal 

Phillip BernalHeritage High school art teacher, Philip Bernal will be the presenter at the March meeting.

 

Phillip Bernal

 

Ruth Work

German born and educated in Germany and France, Ruth Work has lived in Colorado for the past 35 years.  She majored in painting and modern languages at the Sorbonne of Paris, France.   She has studied with and been inspired by various Colorado artists such as the late Paul Kontny, Quang Ho, Doug Dawson and Ramon Kelley.   She has exhibited and sold her paintings in Europe and the US.  Her favorite medium is oil, mainly architecture, landscapes and florals.  She is a member of OPA (Oil Painters of America) and the CAG (Colorado Arts Guild).  She recently won an award at the “This is Colorado” show with the Heritage Arts Club at the Madden Museum of Art of Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Ruth Work Fountain in New Mexico
Southwestern Sanctuary
Entrance to courtyard fountain

For more information, please visit her site at
www.ruthworkart.com

March 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Kay Juricek

The March 25, 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

Kay Juricek Key LargoKay Juricek has 5 paintings in the upcoming show “The Art of Memories” at the Stanton Art Gallery, located in the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 West Main Street. The show runs from March 26th through May 12th. The artist’s reception is on April 3rd at 5:30 -7:30 and you’re all invited to come by for some wine and nibbles.

 

Bobbi Shupe Jerry In Progress with source photo Bobbi Shupe Jerry In Progress We all know how easy it is to get caught up in life and suddenly find yourself looking back at the last few months wondering where the time went. After months away from working on her own art, Bobbi Shupe is working on a commissioned portrait in pencil.

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

Artists featured in the show are Christine Fontenot, Karen Pollart, Stan Schwartz, Ingrid vB Porter, Sharmon Green, Joe Horvath, Pushpa Sunder Mehta, Bobbie Shupe, Leslie Aguillard, Ruth Work, Renee Ziccardi, Ajai

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.

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


 Presenter Phillip Bernal 

Phillip BernalHeritage High school art teacher, Philip Bernal will be the presenter at the March meeting.

Phillip Bernal
Phillip Bernal at the Denver Chalk Arts Festival

Phillip Bernal with his students at the Denver Chalk Art Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 


President’s Soap Box

president's soap boxA Good artist has less time than ideas.” Martin Kippenberger

Yep…that would be me and every other artist I know. It’s hard sometimes to come up with the time to create and live life whether that includes a job, family, pets, projects or any number of things we all have to do on a daily basis.

It’s even harder to find time when you constantly have someone asking you to give your time for something. Brace yourself…I’m about to ask you for your time…

CAG has been around longer than any other art guild in the area and that is because there has always been a select few people who stepped up and took on the responsibility and commitment to help organize shows, meetings and opportunities to learn. They didn’t get anything in return except an opportunity to be part of an ongoing organization that offers its members opportunities to show their work and learn new skills as well as a community of like minded folks to hang out with and discuss the world of art and whatever else comes to mind. Here it is…the big question! Will YOU step up and volunteer?  Will YOU join in keeping this wonderful organization moving forward and creating opportunities?

I want to thank Kay Juricek for stepping back into the Historian position this year to help with finishing touches to the book that is going to print! We still need folks to help with the Exhibit Committee to find new venues and opportunities to show our work. We also need someone to help with the membership outreach and the newsletter.

The newsletter is a great opportunity to learn some new computer skills for those with little to no experience and a piece of cake for someone with basic to moderate computer know-how. All it takes is a little  organization of pictures and words and voila!

The Membership Chair is a great opportunity for someone who likes talking to people and keeping track of information. This is also a good one for learning some basic database skills.

The Exhibit Committee Chair is the most time consuming of the positions available and needs someone willing to find, establish, schedule, follow through, fill out needed paperwork and cover any marketing for shows. And I probably forgot something, but you’ll learn as you go and this could be a great opportunity for someone looking to use this as a resume booster!

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

Christopher J. Schranck

The main focus of my wall sculptures, paintings and drawings is to work in both geometric and organic shapes and forms.  Being aware of and working in a busy format helps to eliminate a central focal point.  The elimination of a focal point leads the viewer’s eye throughout the entire work.  The effect is to captivate the viewer, inviting him to look closer into the piece while forming his own interpretation.  In addition, much of my work is left untitled or with having vague titles allowing open interpretation without prejudice.

Continue reading Christopher J. Schranck

2015 CAG Members Show at Hirschfeld Gallery

Colorado Artists Guild (CAG) wants YOU for the CAG 2015 Members Show at HIrschfeld Gallery at DU’s Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women for April 1, 2015 through May 29, 2015.

We need your best new works not seen at any other CAG show.
Only PAID members are eligible for this show, so if you or someone you know wants to participate, they need to have their membership dues to CAG no later than March 13, 2015 to be considered for this opportunity!

DEADLINE: March 15, 2015
To enter the show, you will need to submit via email, a photo of 1-2 pieces labeled with the
Artists name
Title
Date created
Medium(s)
Size
Price
Insurance value

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO
president@coloradoartistsguild.org
with a subject line that reads
“DU SHOW 2015 SUBMISSION” 

There will be a $5 hanging fee for each piece that MUST be paid at the time you drop off the works for the show on WED April 1st! Drop off times and locations will be announced after we receive all submissions via email. Please keep in mind that this is a small venue with limited space to hang so we may not be able to hang more than one piece per member.

 

Religious Fine Art Show

The Abbey Events Complex

2951 E. Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212

719-275-8631

The Abbey Events Complex in Cañon City announces a call to artists for the Sixth Annual Religious Fine Art Show opening August 3rd, 2015. We are seeking works in a wide range of media and genres, that are religious, (all religions accepted), inspirational or Abbey related in some way. All mediums will be accepted including but not limited to oil, watercolor, pastel, chalk/pencil, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, illustrations, fiber art, etc. We’re looking for both quality and creativity. Large art pieces are welcome. Professionals as well as artists of all ages are encouraged to enter. We also feature a Children’s Exhibit for children ages 14 & under. Each child is limited to one art piece, $5.00 entry fee.

The Entry fee is $30.00 per Artist for the first three pieces; any additional pieces are $3.00 each.  Entry fee includes one ticket to the artist reception. There is No Limit on the number of pieces you may enter. Registration and delivery of art pieces may be received anytime during regular business hours beginning July 1 but no later than Wednesday July 29th. Pieces may be delivered to The Abbey at 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City.

The art show will be open August 3rd through September 27th, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm Saturdays in The Abbey Monastery. Admission to the art show is free. An artist reception will be held Friday, September 18th  rom 5 pm to 7pm, tickets to the Artist Reception are $10 each. A “People’s Choice” award will be given in the adult category and children’s category at the artist reception.

For additional information please contact Brenda McKay or Patti Jo Wagner at 719-275-8631 or email Brenda.mckay@theabbeycc.com.

Culturehall

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Deadline: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

Culturehall, a curated digital artist registry, invites artists working in all disciplines to participate in an open call for applications.

From the call, four artists will be selected for inclusion in the New Artists Feature – a quarterly publication that highlights each artist’s work through text and images. The spring issue publishes April 1, 2015 to the Culturehall homepage and as a newsletter to 10,000 arts professionals.

For more information please visit: http://culturehall.com/apply.html

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About Culturehall

Culturehall is a curated online resource for contemporary art where select artists can share their work with a global audience of curators, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts.

The community of artists presenting work on Culturehall consists primarily of MFAs, arts professionals, and teaching artists.

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David Andrew Frey
Founder and Director

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