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April 2016 Newsletter

Featured photo by Judi Mitchell

The April 27th meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

The Presenter for the meeting will be Judi Mitchell

I want my patrons to enjoy seeing my art just as much as I enjoy making it.

Having spent my early years entertaining guests in the lobby of my parents’ motel, I learned early on how much fun it can be to put a smile on someone’s face. Thus the inspiration for my whimsical works was born! After exploring many different forms of art, I have Judi Mitchellfound my ultimate love in ceramics, particularly Raku, which gives my pieces the rich colors and organic elements essential to clay creatures. I find my muse in those random pieces of wood or metal that manage to become the legs, trunks, or tusks of my ceramic animals. These critters have managed to make their way into galleries throughout the nation and internationally. (From http://artbyjudi.com/about_me/)

For more information, please visit her website at http://artbyjudi.com/


Member News and Wet Paint

Spring Members Exhibition

Through May 27, 2016

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/


2016 Exhibits

We will have 4 member exhibits in 2016! Please visit the Exhibits page for more information!

 


Opportunities

Opportunities

The Art in Public Places Commission is thrilled to announce the call to Artists for Shock Art 2016!

Deadline for submission: 4:00 pm – May 15, 2016

Shock Art is a community public art project that enhances the switchgear boxes throughout the City of Longmont. For more information go to https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/node/12894

Alexandria Museum of Art

29th September Competition

Juried Exhibition

September 2 – November 19, 2016

ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ON CaFE.  TO ENTER, FOLLOW THIS LINK:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3407&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Calls for Entry

http://corenewartspace.com/call-for-entries

http://denverarts.org/news/call_for_entries/

 


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last” ~ Prince.

Do what you do. Paint, draw, sculpt, doodle, create. Bring your imagination with you and share your hopes, dreams and challenges with like minded folks. Get feed back on your latest works and inspiration for the works yet to come. Joining the Colorado Artists Guild is a great way to expand your artistic horizons!

Be sure to join us for the monthly meetings, the fourth Wednesday of the month!

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

March 2016 Newsletter

Featured photo by Mary Morrison

The March 23rd meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

Mary MorrisonThe Presenter for the meeting will be Mary Morrison

Mary Morrison lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University in Boston, MA 2012. She has worked full-time painting, teaching and exhibiting art for the past 25 years and works with Golden Artists Colors, Inc., in the company’s Working Artist Program as the Working Artist for Colorado.Mary Morrison

Morrison’s paintings have been collected by the State of Colorado’s Art in Public Places Program as well as many private and corporate collections. Corporate collectors include Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices, Lone Tree, Co, Steel Street Bank and Trust, Denver, Co, The Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO, La Costa Resort, San Diego, CA, The Herman Memorial Wellness Center, Houston, TX, The Pinnacle Resort, Lake Charles, LA, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, The Anschutz Cancer Center, Denver, CO and The Boulder Country Club, Boulder, CO.

For more information, please visit her website at http://marymorrison.info/home.html


Member News and Wet Paint

Join us for the Spring Members Exhibition April 1, 2016 through May 27, 2016

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

Opening Reception April 8, 2016 from 4 -7 pm

Some of the artists in the show are

Nikolay RizhankovNikolay Rizhankov

Mary Silvia
Christine Jarvis
Bobbi Shupe
Donte Janae
Kathy Meyer
Dani Day (Ajai)

Roses for the dark heart; finished 3.11. 2016
Roses for the dark heart; finished 3.11. 2016
Leslie Aguillard


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/


2016 Exhibits

We will have 4 member exhibits in 2016! Please visit the Exhibits page for more information!

 


Opportunities

Opportunities

THE ART OF MIND

GUIDELINES

Entries open to amateur and professional artists in Jefferson County and other Denver Metro areas. Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd places, Mayor’s choice, and People’s choice.Submissions will be selected for exhibit through a juried process.  $10 submission fee for each piece.

Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces (2D mediums). Limit size to a max of 48 inches.  All work must be ready for installation and have adequate wire on back for hanging. Include artist label on back.

Donated work will be included as a silent auction piece.

Work for sale will be paid to the artist at 85% of sale.  40 West retains 15% commission.  Artists may contribute additional amount of sale to fundraiser.

SUBMISSIONS

Submit a photograph of your work via email to theartofmind2016@yahoo.com by April 22, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Up to three images (one for each work submitted). JPG (jpeg) format. Max file size of 2.0 MB per image.   JPEG file must be saved: Last name First name _ Name of work.  For example (LacroixNicole_Safe.jpg)  Email subject heading must state: MIND, Last name, First name.

In the body of the email include: full name, address, email, and phone.  List the title, medium, dimensions, and special instructions when applicable. Indicate if artwork will be a donation or for sale. Include the sale price.

The narrative: In under 150 words (approximately), tell the story behind the composition as it relates to mental health.

$10 fee for each submission.  See payment instructions at https://www.facebook.com/theartofmindjeffco/

A confirmation email will be sent with additional selection, drop-off, and contest information.  Artists will be notified of selection by April 29, 2016.

Contact us at https://www.facebook.com/theartofmindjeffco/

Calls for Entry

http://corenewartspace.com/call-for-entries

http://denverarts.org/news/call_for_entries/

 


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” ~ Abraham Maslow.

Do what you do. Paint, draw, sculpt, doodle, create. Bring your imagination with you and share your hopes, dreams and challenges with like minded folks. Get feed back on your latest works and inspiration for the works yet to come. Joining the Colorado Artists Guild is a great way to expand your artistic horizons!

Be sure to join us for the monthly meetings, the fourth Wednesday of the month!

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

February 2016 Newsletter

Featured photo 88th AME

The February 24th meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

Jennifer RiefenbergThe Presenter for the meeting will be Jennifer Riefenberg

Jennifer Riefenberg
http://www.artofsunshine.com
http://www.pleinairartistscolorado.com

Jennifer Riefenberg

Jennifer paints in various mediums – but is most at home, outside with nature and oil paint, painting “en plein air”. She is a fourth-generation Colorado native and has degrees in engineering and mathematics.


Member News and Wet Paint

CAG-Bemis-Art-Show-Postcard-Front (2)Join us for the 88th Annual Members Exhibition at Bemis! March 2016 at The Bemis Library 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120 Opening Reception on March 9th 5pm – 8pm.

The artists in the show are

Mary Silvia
Nick Melliadis
Sharmon Green
Phil Bowman
Kathy Meyer
Drew Sarka
Christine Fontenot
Bobbi Shupe
Kathy Mayer
Pat Swift
ajai
Nire Aschenbrenner
Leslie Aguillard
Ferenc Gyulafia
Christine Jarvis
Dr. Pushpa Mehta
Stan Schwartz
Dani Day (Ajai)

 


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/


2016 Exhibits

We will have 4 member exhibits in 2016! Please visit the Exhibits page for more information!

 


Opportunities

Opportunities

There is the strong possibility of a brand new plein air event in Littleton. The Aspen Grove Plein Air Art Festival. It will be held on or around Aug 25 – 31. It will be a quick 1 – 3 day paint the shops around Aspen Grove (Mineral and S.Santa Fe) event that will have music and a chance to hang and sell and possibly have awards. It is still in the planning stages but the shopping center is very keen on marketing the event and artist that participate. There may be a juried process to get in or a juried process to get high quality art hung in a limited space at the mall to sell. All this is still in the planning process. If you think this is a good idea and would like to be a part, please let Cliff Austin know by emailing him, cliffaustin@comcast.net and carbon copy Lori or Ted Garcia at tg@tlcunlimited.com.

Calls for Entry

http://corenewartspace.com/call-for-entries

http://denverarts.org/news/call_for_entries/

 


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
~Eugene Delacroix

Do what you do. Paint, draw, sculpt, doodle, create. Bring your imagination with you and share your hopes, dreams and challenges with like minded folks. Get feed back on your latest works and inspiration for the works yet to come. Joining the Colorado Artists Guild is a great way to expand your artistic horizons!

Be sure to join us for the monthly meetings, the fourth Wednesday of the month!

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

January 2016 Newsletter

Featured photo by Diane Wood

The January 27th 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

Diane Wood
Diane Wood
Kukenhof Gardens IV

Happy 2016 everyone.
Diane Wood will be displaying her pastel art for the months of January and February at:
North Boulder Rec Center
3170 Broadway, Boulder

Diane Wood
Diane Wood
Pueblo Living Taos

Blue Parrot
640 Main St.,
Louisville
City Café
1442 Nelson Rd., Longmont
St. Stephen’s Church
1303 Bross Ln., Longmont

Diane Wood
Diane Wood
Quiet Cove

Diane will also be displaying art for the month of January at the Louisville Rec Center
900 Via Appia Way, Louisville
Please do drop by and enjoy the artful displays.
-Diane Wood


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/


2016 Exhibits

We will have at least 3 member exhibits in 2016!

March 2016 at The Bemis Library 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120 Opening Reception on March 9th.  More details soon! This is for paid members only. Be sure to sign up online  here. You can either mail your payment or bring it to the meeting on the 27th

April 2016  and August 2016 at

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

Opening Reception  for the Spring show will be April 8th. More details soon! This is for paid members only. Be sure to sign up online  here. You can either mail your payment or bring it to the meeting on the 27th.

For more information be sure to come to the meeting this month! The January 27th meeting will be at The Studios at Overland Crossing 2205 S. Delaware Denver, CO 80223 from 7-9p and we will be discussing CAG’s future and member opportunities.


Opportunities

Workshop opportunities

The Curtis Arts & Humanities Center is offering a variety of art workshops for adults ages 16 and older.  Click here for registration information or copy and paste this link http://register.asapconnected.com/Default.aspx?org=1109

Calls for Entry

Core New Art Space is now accepting entries for the WOW Show -Wide Open Whatever.
The WOW has been a Denver tradition for over 25 years.  They encourage the entry of all kinds of artwork, the wilder and crazier the better. Unlimited entries $10 per entry!
Art must fit through a standard doorway, art can be no larger than 5 feet in any direction, and no heavier than 75 pounds. Painted works must be dry and hanging works need to be wired. http://corenewartspace.com/call-for-entries


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
~George Bernard Shaw

Hitting the ground running for 2016! We will have workshops and lectures from a variety of local artists and opportunities to share.

Three member shows, one in March, one in April and one in August plus Gathering of the Guilds Sunday April 24th at Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO from 10am – 4pm.

For more information on the Gathering of the Guilds 2016 GOG Flyer

Be sure to join us for the monthly meetings, the fourth Wednesday of the month!

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

October 2015 Newsletter

Featured photo CAG 87th Annual Members Exhibit

The October 28, 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

CAG 87th AME
CAG 87th AME

The CAG 87th Annual Members Exhibition will be

Oct 1 -Oct 24
Red Wolf Gallery
554 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
There will be an opening reception on Oct 2nd for First Friday from 6-9p and again Oct 16th for Collectors Friday from 6-9p.

The hours for the show are THURS-FRI 4p-8:30p.

Cody Kuehl from Red Wolf Gallery selected the top 3 artists!

Leslie Aguillard
Leslie Aguillard

The winner of BEST IN SHOW…Leslie Aguillard!  You can also see her work at Wazee Union at 3501 Wazee! Brighton Blvd to 35th, then east to railroad tracks!

Karen Pollart
Karen Pollart

1st Place…Karen Pollart!

Sharmon Green
Sharmon Green

 

2nd Place…Sharmon Green!

The prizes will be distributed at the October 2015 meeting.


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/


Clay Workshop with John Hamilton!

John Hamilton
John Hamilton
http://www.johnrhamilton3.com

The October 2015 meeting will be full of happy faces and fun activities as we welcome John Hamilton!

“The more interaction my work receives, the more successful I have communicated my concept. Don’t just look at my art… Experience it!”

http://www.johnrhamilton3.com/

The October 28, 2015 meeting will be at The Studios at Overland Crossing 2205 S. Delaware Denver, CO 80223 from 7-9p.


Opportunities

Call for Entries

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 15 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!

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
Ajai
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 President@coloradoartistsguild.org


Submitting to the Newsletter

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

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 newsletter@coloradoartistsguild.org by the 1st of the month!

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


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.


Opportunities

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
Ajai
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 President@coloradoartistsguild.org


Submitting to the Newsletter

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

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

Submission:
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)
Medium
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
info@coloradoartistsguild.org
http://www.coloradoartistsguild.org/

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


Opportunities

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

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

http://www.auroraculture.org/aurora-arts-festival/

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

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!


Opportunities

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
Trish.Sangelo@arapahoe.edu

 


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 President@coloradoartistsguild.org


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DEADLINE:  1st of each month
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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


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DEADLINE:  1st of each month
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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.

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


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

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


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February 2015 Newsletter

Featured Photo by Chris Schranck

The February 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

Chris SchrankSee art work by Chris Schranck at Neo Art Studio on the S.W. corner of 9th and Santa Fe. To enter: Go into Grace Gallery, go to the back, and then go upstairs. Contact Chris at 303-995-2039 or email at chrisschranck@aol.com See art work on Facebook at Art work by Chris Schranck. https://www.facebook.com/ArtWorkByChrisSchranck

 

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

Details about the theme, specific criteria and dates will be sent to the paid members via email. If you have any questions regarding this or any other shows, please direct your questions to president@coloradoartistsguild.org

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.

the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society’s Gathering of the Guilds is a presentation of the best in Colorado Fine Craftsmanship. The only place where local Guilds and Artisans inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement can come together to celebrate their craft. We have a wonderful collection of professional artists, craftsman, metalsmiths, woodworkers and weavers selling their handcrafted iteams in the following categories: Art, Book Binding, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Distilling, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Home Restoration, Jewelry, Knife Making, Paper, and Textiles. There will be Demonstrations, Workshops, and Presentations through out the day.

kirkland
image from page 2 from the forthcoming catalog of the University Press of Colorado Press about the Denver Artists Guild book.

The Book is being Printed!

There are several book signing events coming up this coming summer! 

The Kirkland Museum, History Colorado, Byers Evans House, The Main Denver Public Library, Dave Cook Gallery and maybe the Denver Art Museum. To see the printers proof of the catalog page click here

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 Presenter Cody Kuel Pop-Surrealism  

The presenter for our February  meeting 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 boxA creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others – Ayn Rand

With that said, I’d like to invite you all to join me in working towards being better today than we were yesterday. I’m not talking about competing with each other or anyone else.  This is about each of us as individuals working to achieve a higher level of skill, understanding and expression of our art as only compared to ourselves.

As artists, we often find ourselves basing our self worth on what others think of us or our work. We take the rejection from galleries and the lack of sales as a true statement of our value to society and often forget that everyone has their own opinion and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense that one work was selected over another.

As you work at being better today than you were yesterday, ask yourself some questions. “Why do I want to be an artist?” Is it to express yourself? Make money? Be famous? Maybe you just want to keep busy and make pretty things? Be honest with yourself as you think about these questions. Dig deep to find personal goals within the answers. Whatever your answers are, find ways to reach higher in your daily practice to get to the goals you set for yourself. Remember, you are not competing with anyone but you.


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Send information about shows, awards, artistic triumphs, etc. to:  newsletter@coloradoartistsguild.org

CAG January 2015 Newsletter

Featured photo by Kay Juricek

The January 28, 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

Juricek_Wetlands Pelican Valley_24x36
Winner, second place in the Landscape Division of The Artist Magazine 2014 Annual Art Competition.

Kay Juricek had two paintings juried into the Art Asso. of Northern Colorado’s Winter Online Show http://www.aancshows.org  Kay also is part of a group show “The Art of Water” at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton, and had six paintings juried into the “34th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale” national juried exhibition and sale to take place in Cheyenne, Wyoming March – April 2015 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

 

SHARED    ART  STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR  2 PAINTERS Lakewood, CO 40 West Arts District. Please see this link for more information. Art space cooperativeJan. 2015

CAG is still in need of volunteers to hold positions on the Board of Directors and for various committees. If you are interested in volunteering, please mention it at the meeting in January or email president@coloradoartistsguild.org


Note from the President

The Executive Board is constantly working to improve standards and quality of the Colorado Artists Guild, but no amount of effort by these individuals can contribute as much as your personal involvement in all guild-sponsored affairs.  The presentation of the best and most current examples of your creative ability is most vital to the needs of the guild.  Keep your competitive edge by attending meetings, demonstrations, exhibitions and enjoy the social contacts with other members.  Share their talents and creative efforts.


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