July Get Together

Please join use tomorrow evening, Wednesday July 26th 7:00 as we have decided to play at Jerry Simpson’s studio and make art cards.

Meeting location is 825 E Arkansas Ave..

To get a sneak peak what this YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5u97EfYZ2E

Come meet Jon Zahourek, Artist and Creator of the Anatomy In Clay Learning System

Jon Zahourek had always realized that the understanding of anatomy and kinesiology empowered him and his students to create art without dependence on visual reference of any sort. It was during his tenure at the Parsons school of design, that the world of art and anatomy began to collide in a profound way. Jon created a scale model skeleton on which to demonstrate surface anatomy in clay to his students. Through the use of these models, anatomy began to make simple sense to him for the first time. He realized that in shaping models and using clay to construct anatomy onto the models, he was simultaneously shaping his own learning. His artistic appreciation of the human body led him to profound insights into the study of anatomy, thus leading him to create Anatomy in Clay Centers.

Jon Zahourek

Please join us this Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM as Jon discusses discusses with us his adventures in the world of art, and how the Anatomy in Clay Centers, Denver came about.

Location: Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware St. Denver

May 24th Meeting – Demo and Presentation by Tiffany Miller Russell

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Please join us this Wednesday when we will have Tiffany Miller Russell talking about her Paper Sculptures.

Tiffany’s sculptures are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then formed and shaped by hand. Patterns, colors, and textures of the available paper are utilized, and can be subtly tinted with pastels, or collaged to mimic brushstrokes. Tiffany explores the limits of her art materials and strives to create sculpture that resembles painting.

Her work celebrates nature, the diversity of life, and the individuality of animals and their relationship to the world. Her bas-relief collages intrigue and engage, creating inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality.

Date: Wednesday, May 24
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware St. Denver

March 22nd Demonstration

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Please join us this Wednesday, March 22nd, for a brass plate engraving demonstration by Ferenc Gyulafia. As a one time engraver for Hallmark, Ferenc would create the printing plates for may of the cards and decorations produced by Hallmark.
Meeting location, The Studios at Overlook Crossing, 2205 S. Delaware, Denver, CO 80223
Meeting time: 7:00 pm

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The Gilpin County Arts Association 70th Juried Art Show

The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 70th juried art show in 2017. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, CO.  Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  Deadline for entries is March 3, 2017.   Jurors are John Fielder, Stephen Quiller and Bob Smith. Awards judge: Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator from Vance Kirkland Museum.  Awards: Over $3,000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show, First, second, and third place awards will be given in three categories, 2D, 3D and Photography.  Additional information and entry forms at www.gilpinarts.org.

February 22nd Meeting Demonstration

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We are excited to introduce Colorado Artist Guild members to Mixed Media by Pebeo! Come see what the latest buzz is all about at our upcoming meeting on February 22nd from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The demonstration will be by local artist and Pebeo Mixed Media Product Specialist, Candace French. Candace is an award-winning mixed media abstract artist, teacher, author and coach based in Littleton, Colorado. Her passion for life and innovative painting style will both entertain and educate while you enjoy learning about these exciting self-expressing liquid oil paints. Come join us!  Meeting Location, The Studios at Overlook Crossing, 2205 S. Delaware, Denver, CO 80223

2016 Potluck Dinner

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Okay friends, it’s that time of year for our annual Potluck dinner.
When: Wednesday, Nov 16th
Time: Approximately 6:30 pm
Location: The Studios at Overland Crossing, 2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

For all of you that are are members and haven’t been to a meeting is some time, please come and join us, and reconnect with your fellow artists. We would love to have you.

Welcoming Teresa Castaneda to our October 26th Meeting

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At this weeks meeting we are honored to have Teresa Castaneda join us to discuss how she makes her “Crinkleism” print making process, which is her own invention in printmaking.  Its unique plates produce only four original hand pulled prints.   She will also be sharing with us, some of her other creative endeavors like white formed paintings,  photography and jeweler making.

Please join us this Wednesday, Oct 26th, 7:00 PM at The Studios at Overland Crossing, 2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

Jo Ann Nelson will be Visiting with us at our September Members Meeting on Sept 28th

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Please join us this Wednesday as well will have Jo Ann Nelson sharing with us her artwork.

Jo Ann is still a little farm girl at heart, playing with many objects that add interest to her life and especially to her art work. She is a retired educator, with degrees from Fort Hays University and many additional classes different universities. Always on the look out for new knowledge and a way to apply it to the working situation has been her life’s goal.
The demo for this guild will include the application of varied mediums to aqua paints, with finishes that make each study archival.
Meeting time and location:
Wednesday, Sept 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Overland Studios
2205 S Delaware
Denver, Co 80223

2016 Senators Bennet and Gardner Call for Art

Dear Artist,

Welcome to the sixth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet and second year for Senator Cory Gardner’s Washington D.C. offices, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild.

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 prefer pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame) but have selected a few small sizes.   As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

Just a note on Senator Bennet’s loan program, because of his upcoming election campaign, final notifications of selected work, will not occur until after election day.

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.

For an idea of past art selected, please visit the Colorado Artists Guild facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ColoradoArtistsGuild

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: Friday, September 30, 2016
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 purposes)
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: Friday, September 30, 2016
Image consolidation and submission to the Senators offices:    Friday, October 14, 2016
The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, November 4, 2016
Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, December 2, 2016

Sincerely,

Fred Lunger

Colorado Artists Guild
info@coloradoartistsguild.org
www.coloradoartistsguild.org

Wednesday, August 24 Guild Meeting

Please join us this Wednesday for our monthly meeting, as the Guild hosts a conversation with photographer Joe Bonita. Please note that our meeting location has changed for this meeting only. We  will be on the University of Denver campus, Colorado Women’s College, 1901 E Asbury. Same location as our current exhibit. Program starts at 7:00.

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Joe Bonita is a self-taught photographer who’s been taking pictures at one level or another for a long, long time. He’s traveled extensively in Europe and made forays to Canada, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Africa and South America. These travels have provided him with a wealth of subject matter for his photos, some of which appear this program. Many of his images are manipulated for what he considers artistic effect because in his view, photography isn’t just about showing the viewer what was there. He believes that it’s highest calling, like that of all art, is it’s ability to show others the world both as the photographer sees it and as he or she would like it to be.

The program is about the making of high impact images. It identifies the characteristics of these photos and gives many examples from Joe’s work and some from other photographers. The principles can be uses by photographers and painters as well.

DU Women’s Center at Asbury and High, August and September 2016

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Nice show of paintings and other objects now grace the halls.  Come see it.  There will be a combination meeting and reception for artists and friends on Friday, Aug 12 at 6pm in the lovely meeting room at the end of the hall.   If the refreshments aren’t enough for you, have supper at the Jerusalem restaurant just a couple blocks south on E. Evans.  Come see the show!!  Support the Guild, and support living artists while they are alive.

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

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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

CAG Call for Entry Spring 2016

It’s time for the 2016 Members Show at HIrschfeld Gallery at DU’s Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women for April 1, 2016 through May 27, 2016.

We need your best new works not seen at any other CAG show for this show. There is no theme this year but we will be looking for ideas for next show in August so keep your eyes open and check your email for opportunities to submit your ideas.

DEADLINE: To enter the show, you will need to submit via email by March 21, 2016 a photo of 1-2 pieces labeled with the
Artists name
Title
Medium(s)
Size
Price
Insurance value

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO president@coloradoartistsguild.org
with a subject line that reads “DU SHOW 2016 SUBMISSION”

There will be a $10 submission fee for each piece that MUST be paid at the time you drop off the works for the show on Friday April 1st! Drop off will be in the morning but the exact times 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 depending on the number of submissions.

IF you don’t have your work completed at the time of the deadline, but you are sure you will have it completed (and thoroughly dried) by the hang date, you can submit your intent by the deadline with details as to your size and other required info.

Only PAID members of Colorado Artists Guild are eligible for this show, so if you know someone that wants to participate, they need to have their membership dues to CAG no later than March 21, 2016 to be considered for this opportunity!

If you have any questions before the deadline, please feel free to contact me directly at president@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

Founded 1928 To encourage our members' creativity and productivity