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BAG November Newsletter

  Next Meeting:
Tue, Dec 14, 12:30-4:00 p.m.
  • This meeting will also be our Holiday Party!
    • We will have iPie catering (estimated $10 per person) for salad and pizza. A sign-up sheet will go out soon to RSVP and indicate pizza preferences and food sensitivities.
    • IPie will provide iced tea and coffee (caf and decaf). People can bring their own beverage if they want something else.
    • We will also have a wrapped art gift exchange and other party activities facilitated by Jane Doak and Carol Dillard.
  • We will meet in person at our new location, Presbyterian Church-Broomfield, 350 Main St (main room in the Ministry Building).
  • BAG Member Meeting at 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

We will not be able to offer a virtual option for the December meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!

Nov 9 Meeting Recap

About 25 members met at our new location, Presbyterian Church-Broomfield. The November meeting theme was, "Celebration." View some of the art displayed in our annual Member Show here on the BAG website.

We used this meeting as our October Member Show reception. 18 artists submitted a total of 51 pieces, and 47 voters submitted their top six "People's Choice" paintings, for a total of 270 votes.

We announced the awards:
  • Special Thank-Yous to Camie Rigirozzi for technical and logistical support and to Gail Smith for creating perfect art tags
  • Honorable Mentions to Tanya Tenorio for "You Were Worth It All Along" and to Ruth Mills for "Bud’s Lead Team"
  • Merit Awards to John Yurchak for "Macro White Iris", Dave Shelley for "Old Blue Eyes", Gail Smith for "Midnight Flight", and Kim Touysinhthiphonexay for "High Plains Cactus"
  • 3rd Place to Patty Jones for "Galapagos Sea Turtle"
  • 2nd Place to Beverly Abbott for "Breck Bear"
  • 1st Place and Best of Show to Sharmila Krishnan for "Let’s Make Lemonade"
November Board Elections
Board elections (Kim, Perry, Cathy, Tanya, and Camie) were unanimously approved to continue for the 2022-2023 term. We are still looking for volunteers for Show Chairs and Social Media Chair (see table below).

Mission & Logo Update
We are putting together a small team to review the BAG mission statement and wording and propose changes if needed. We will also have a new logo contest in January, open to all BAG members. We will select a favorite to put on our website, social media, t-shirts, and totebags. Cathy Carpenter Patton has volunteered to chair this team, but we need more volunteers to review the mission and provide feedback. Please let Cathy or Kim know if you would like to join this team.

January 2022 Membership Renewals
It's time to start thinking about renewing your BAG membership. One year of membership is $30 and includes your entire household. You can renew online and pay your dues via PayPal, or you can bring your $30 check to the December meetings and hand it to Bev or Kim T. 

January Meeting Theme
Go with Graphite: do a graphite, pencil, or charcoal drawing and bring it to share at the January meeting.
BAG Roles, Responsibilities, 2022 Volunteers and Vacant Positions
Here is the current list of roles and responsibilities of BAG volunteers.



2022 Volunteer


Shall preside at the meetings of the Guild and appoint any standing or special committees

Kim Touysinhthiphonexay

Vice President

Shall substitute for the President or Secretary in his/her absence and shall assist the Board as needed

Perry Tyroler


Shall keep minutes of the business meetings, keep records of the programs presented, create and send the Newsletter and handle any correspondence

Cathy Carpenter Patton


Shall keep records of the Guild’s funds and accounts, disburse payments as needed for Guild business, file quarterly tax reports, keep record of paid memberships, and all other ways and means

Tanya Chamain Tenorio

Exhibit Chairs

Shall coordinate the display of art in public venues


Broomfield Community Center (BCC)

Dave and Judy Shelley


Broomfield Library

Tanya Tenorio & Rob Polivka



Margretta Perry


Mental Health Partners

Gale Simonson

Show Chairs

Shall chair the committee to present the yearly art show(s), and any special showings that may take place during the year

Vacant (need show chair help)

Program Chairs

Shall be responsible for arranging and presenting an informative program every month at the Guild meeting and providing program information to the Guild in a timely manner. The general membership of the Guild is responsible for providing ideas, locations and names for activities and for participating to make them a success.


Member Meeting Activities (fun and informative art discussions, workshops, demos, parties, etc.)

Sally Bullers, Judy McFadden, Deb Jenkins, Selma Payne, Barb Wagamon
(need several more people to be in charge of 1-2 meetings each)


Plein air meetups

Gale Simonson (need 1-2 chairs)


Evening meetups

Cathy Carpenter Patton (need 1-2 chairs)

Membership Chair

Shall record attendance at all meetings, assist the treasurer in collecting dues and issuing receipts to member, and keep membership lists up to date

Bev Abbott, Carol Dillard

Publicity Chair

Shall create publicity materials for shows, exhibits, and Guild activities and send to appropriate online and offline venues

Vacant (combine or partner with website and social media?)

Website &  Social Media Chairs

Shall maintain the Guild website and social media channels

Camie Rigirozzi
Vacant (need social media help)


Help with Google forms and spreadsheets for online signups and submissions

Judy McFadden, Kim T


Mission and Logo Update Small team to review BAG mission statement and wording and propose changes if needed. New logo contest open to all BAG members. Select favorite to put on website, t-shirts, and totebags. Cathy Carpenter Patton, Vacant (need team)

BAG Art Events
We won't have a pub sketching outing this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your time with friends and family!
BAG Art Exhibitions

iPie Pizza exhibit space is hosting pieces by Gale Simonson in November. December is currently available if you would like to display some art in this space. Contact Margretta Perry or sign up online.

September to November, we have member artwork on display in the upstairs gallery at the Broomfield Community Center. We alternate showing in this space with the Broomfield Photo Club, so there will be more opportunity to sign up here in 2022.

We will also be showing art starting in January at the Broomfield Library. Stay tuned for more information.

For more information on exhibitions or to sign up, or for more information, go to our website tab Public Art Displays.
“As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.” Vincent van Gogh
Local Art Events

Reminder: If you have any work shown outside the guild, let us know so we can include information in the newsletter! Email Cathy with the details of your showing.

Arvada Center’s autumn exhibitions are “Roland Bernier: In Other Words” and “Word Play.” Reserve your free ticket online.

Some upcoming classes at the Arvada Center:
Some upcoming workshops at Louisville Art Association (BAG Members get a discount with the code BAG2021):
  • Dec 4, The Art Of Color: Choosing Colors That Work Together with Dennis Pendleton, $115
  • Jan  8, Pastel Landscape with Lydia Potoff, $65
  • Tue Drawing Study group, 10a-12p virtual, contact LAA to get on the Drawing Group email list
  • Virtual Portrait Saturdays, 4th Saturday of the month, 10a-1p

Some upcoming workshops at the Foothills Art Center (Golden):
  • Sumi e: Ink & Joy with Nature with Marilyn Wells, Sat, Nov 20. After a review of brushstrokes and meditative warm-up, you will create abstract Sumi e paintings based on quotes from both ancient Asian poems and contemporary verse or music. $80.

Life Drawing at the Firehouse Art Center with Art of Modeling, Mondays 6pm-8pm, $15 for non-members, space is limited, register online


If you have any news regarding upcoming shows or workshops, please contact Cathy.
"Artists are healed by their art." Mary Renault
Art Calls and Opportunities
Denver Art Museum request for proposals for Creative Classes teachers: The Denver Art Museum seeks creative educators to develop and instruct Creative Classes for adult audiences for the Summer/Fall 2022 semester. Both experimental and traditional approaches that speak to the breadth of creative practice may be explored - to widen and ignite the creative perspective of DAM visitors and develop connections with exhibitions and collections. Deadline Nov 17.

“Evolving”: NEXT Gallery is seeking artwork that reflects the myriad of ways we observe or experience evolution. Open to artwork in all mediums. $35 entry fee, deadline Jan 10.
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." Friedrich Nietzsche
BCAH Membership
Consider becoming an annual member of BCAH by donating $25. In addition to other benefits, you will receive their 16-20 page quarterly newsletter, “Spotlight on the Arts,” that publicizes Guild events, as well as the programs and events of Broomfield’s arts and cultural community. You can submit your donation by sending a check to BCAH, PO Box 681, Broomfield, CO 80038 or donating online at
Board of Directors
Kim Touysinhthiphonexay, President
Perry Tyroler, Vice President
Camie Rigirozzi, Jack-of-all-Trades
Tanya Chamain, Treasurer
Cathy (Carpenter) Patton, Secretary

Website contact: Camie Rigirozzi
Newsletter contact: Cathy (Carpenter) Patton

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