In order to have a good laugh….

Although this has little to do with Studio Arts or the Bemis Member show that will go up a week, I challenged myself to write something about happiness and so I did. This piece is the second in the duo done. I hope you enjoy it. Peace, Leslie Ann Aguillard

Another Happy Ponder

In order to enjoy a good laugh
one must let the baggage fall –
Such a relief when that weight emancipates-
No need for concern someone else might snatch it.
It’s a lot like your dog’s steaming business on the sidewalk.
Honey, that stuff is all yours and you get to clean it up
‘cause no one else wants to.
You are safe.
So, if there is an opportunity-
Laugh.

I know a woman who regards humor as undignified;
a form of low class silliness that does not deserve acknowledgment.
She’s in her 90’s. I’ve seen her smile, and giggle, at least once or twice.
It must be genetics then rather than attitude keeping her alive.
I was really hoping my good humor and positive spinning would help me age ad infinitum.
Now I’m checking out the relatives and noting what has put them down.

Accidental blunt force trauma, cancer from a 3 pack a day habit, cancer from bad luck,
too much alcohol, massive coronary, intentional self-inflicted overdose, no actual crime
or war casualties. So my odds are looking pretty good since Nana was 97, Aunt C is 94, and
several others are living cautiously in their high 80’s.
It’s all good because
despite everything
I’m happy to be breathing
and still making choices.

Part of the baggage I let go
is mom’s need to lord my accomplishments over the heads of those who
said nothing good could come from either of us.
I think those folks are mostly dead.
It’s been a deliverance for mom and by extension me;
after all, at 70 no one seriously expects much about my resume to change.
Might I be another Maryann Robinson Moses fluke? (at 78 she began to paint in earnest)
although I have been painting for the better part of my life with no great acclaim.
At 70, Cornelius Vanderbilt began buying railroads.
Without major lottery winnings such purchases par moi are not likely.
Theodor Mommsen was 85 and got the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The winning History of Rome was among his 1,500 titles.
I still have three rewrites to finish.
At 93, P.G. Wodehouse worked on his 97th novel, was knighted and then died.
The Queen and I have no reason to meet.
What I’m trying to say is that if no one expects that much of you
the world is pretty much an unopened oyster if you care to keep prying.

Let go the ego’s hubris. Let go all regret. Even the very last moment is beyond retrieval.
If amends must be made to assuage some guilt
there are 12 step groups of every stripe and mostly free
and I recommend their therapeutic efficacy –
do it for your own peace of mind.
After which, show your teeth and full throated cooperation
with Life’s ironic twists.
Once you accept that all of it teeters on the razor’s edge of destruction
as seemingly arbitrary and beyond your control as if there were no God nor meaning
you can just move on…

You are your own CSI team at the scene-
The body reveals the fundamental truth
It is not you-
No harm no foul,
so no reason not to laugh
then or now;
if and when
a joke presents
laughing makes your life
clearly
merely
evident.

copyright@ 2/21/2016 by Leslie Ann Aguillard Denver, CO

CAG Member Show at Bemis 2016

For Labels: Artist’s Name
Art Title, dimensions, media, price.
Artist’s phone number, email address
(and for the sign in/pick up list, we need full address)
and $10 per entry when you drop off. (is that right? more? less?)

Drop off Art (If you cannot drop off your art, designate someone to do it for you)
Wednesday March 2nd, 12 noon- 1 pm (Help to hang the show is hereby begged)
Reception Wednesday March 9th 5pm set up – 8 pm (Please bring store bought,
wrapped items to share?

Pick up Art Wednesday March 30 1pm- 2pm There is no storage at the Library.
If you cannot pick up your art, designate someone to pick it up for you. There is no guarantee of it’s safety if you or your designee fail to fetch your work.
Get your artwork label/check in information to Leslie before Feb 18th. Send to lesliereiki@msn.com and put CAG Bemis in the subject line.

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

NO regular meeting at the studios 9/23/15

NO regular meeting at the studios 9/23/15
Instead we will gather at the  American Museum of Western Art to see the Anschutz Collection at 1:30 for a guided tour.

If you are still interested in going to the guided tour, you will need to go to the following link and register yourself for the 1:30p tour on Sept 23.
They offer other tour times and days, so if you can’t make it to see it with the group, you can check out the other options at their website!

http://www.anschutzcollection.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

Still Drawing Gift Card

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.

Art on Loan Program

Dear Artists,

Welcome to 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 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: 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
Sincerely,

Fred Lunger
Colorado Artists Guild
info@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

Pat Swift

Pat Swift

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I’ve always been a creative person.  I got serious and began taking classes at the Art Students League-Denver in 2007, in drawing, anatomy, watercolor and pastel. I also participated in several student workshops to Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico with my pastel and watercolor teachers and other students  in the summers.
Painting with Acrylic was something I tried on my own.  Each new medium has its strengths and weaknesses.  I love texture and continue to incorporate various techniques into my acrylic paintings.
Painting teaches you to learn from your mistakes and risk trying new ideas.  That’s part of the fun.  Also, patience, patience, patience as the painting evolves through various phases.
There are also two of my most recent paintings displayed.  One called “Springtime on the Rocks” and the other “Green/red No. One”.
 I think going to the CAG meetings is vital for my development as an artist and encourage more members to do so.
Warmly,
Pat Swift

Boulder Art Association Call for Entry 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

LABOR DAY JURIED ART EXHIBITION

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Boulder Art Association is accepting call for entries for our Labor Day Juried Art Exhibition & Sale through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The show will held in the gallery space of the beautiful new Hyatt Place Hotel in the new commercial district at the crossroads of Pearl and 30th Streets in Boulder, CO.

You don’t have to be a member of the Boulder Art Association to enter the show.  You can enter up to 3 pieces of art. This is an excellent opportunity for emerging and professional artists to showcase their art to the Boulder community and connect with potential patrons and customers.  We will also award over $1,000 in prizes at the show!

Sale of Bin Work at the Show

Even if an entry isn’t accepted into the show, another benefit of being an entrant is that artists can sell bin work in the show gift shop. Bin work can include cards, card sets, small format art and miniatures. Gift shop submission guidelines will be sent with your notification letter after entry.

Juror

Our juror this year is Molly Davis, an award-winning watercolor and oil artist and teacher in Boulder.  Please visit the Boulder Art Association website for more information or watch a video about Molly.

Important Show Dates

  • Wed. July 15 – Entries must be received by email or postmarked
  • Sat. Aug. 8 – Notification of acceptance will be mailed
  • Thurs. Sept. 3 – Art delivery at 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday Sept. 4 – Show opens at 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM with reception and awards at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat. Sept. 5 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun. Sept. 6 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon. Sept. 7 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon. Sept. 7 – Pickup unsold work at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Submissions

  • A maximum of three works may be submitted via email or US mail.
  • A non-refundable entry fee must accompany your submission: $30 for Boulder Art Association members, $40 for non-members. This is a flat fee, not per piece submitted.
  • For more details on how to enter please visit the Boulder Art Association website and download the Prospectus and the Entry Form.

Last Minute Entries?

If you are just finding about this call for entry for the first time, and for some reason cannot postmark your entry by Wednesday, July 15, 2015, please contact Jan Archuleta using contact information below and let her know your situation.

Questions and More Information

For questions about this prospectus and entering this show, please contact Jan Archuleta at jan.archuleta@q.com or 303-403-1047 OR Diana Tripp at dianatripp@gmail.com or 303-442-3901.

All Colorado Art Show

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Pushpa Sunder Mehta has been accepted in  “All ColoradoArt Show “.
They have accepted :
1)   water color painting “Vision of Infinite Beauty” Point Lobos, California
2) White clay  pottery,art work    “ Flamenco Dancer “
3) white clay pottery art work   “ Bird of Peace”
The image here is the invitation for the show and dates of the exhibition . Her water color painting is shown on the invitation.

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


Submitting to the Newsletter

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

Pushpa Sunder Mehta, M.D

Pushpa Sunder Mehta, M.D

White Lilies
White Lilies
Piously Pure White Lilies

My art is an expression of my heart and soul; a search for “Truth” and an admiration for nature and life. I want my art to be purposeful , free and inspiring.

The will to continue with my art comes from the Loving Heavenly Voice that tells me “keep up with your art”. The driving force in my fingers to hold the brush and create original art is a gift of “True Love” from my family. As I progress on the path of an artistic pilgrim, I seek to engage viewers into an artistic consciousness to love and respect Mother Earth . – Pushpa Sunder Mehta, M.D

Leslie Aguillard

Leslie Aguillard

Kiss from Nana drawing drawing 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 Aguillard

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

Founded 1928 To encourage our members' creativity and productivity