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BAG March Newsletter

  Next Meeting (Virtual): Tue, Apr 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • BAG Member Meeting (Virtual) at 1:00-2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month
  • Our monthly art theme for April is “Out of the Studio.”
  • Upload a photo of art on the theme to share during the meeting at this link. Uploading photos of your art to the website so Camie could share the images as a slideshow worked so well that we strongly encourage you to do this rather than hold the art up to your camera.
  • The meeting will take place on Google Meet (meeting link).
As part of our mission to connect with each other and support each other as people and artists, we are hosting virtual monthly member meetings, easily joined from home using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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

Mar 9 Meeting Recap

We had about 20 members join our March 9 meeting. It was great to see everyone and share the art that everyone created for our monthly theme (Spring Break).

View the variety of beautiful art submitted for our March art theme gallery here on the BAG website.

It’s not too late!! If you produced art or want to produce art and share it for our March "Spring Break" theme, you can upload your art at and click the Upload Art button.
Evening Meeting: March 24, 6-8pm @ Broomfield Community Center Kiva Room
We are experimenting with a different style of meeting. Anyone who is interested in participating will have a chance to give input on how this meeting goes and what activities we may do. If you are interested in getting together with BAG in-person, please sign up and let us know what you would be interested in doing. We are thinking this meeting can be something a little different than our virtual member meeting. We are scheduled to be in the art room, so thinking we could make some art together. The limit on participants during COVID in the art room is 9, so if we have more participants we will need to change rooms. Masks and distancing will be required. Also, all participants will be required to sign up, and to give a phone number for BCC. Sign up here.

October Member Show
October Member Show at the Front Range Library (Westminster College Hill) is a go. It sounds like everyone is on board with doing People's Choice for judging and prizes, which would save us the effort and expense of getting an outside judge. We will discuss what categories to have on a People's Choice ballot. It sounds like we have enough volunteers to do the show (moving screens, check-in, hanging, take-down, check-out, etc.), but we do need a planning team to take care of details and organize the volunteers. Kim Touy is reviewing the Member Show Planning Notebook with meticulous planning calendars and checklists to get an idea of what has to be done and when, and then April would be a good time-frame to get the Member Show Planning Team finalized. We will discuss this further at our April meeting.
BAG Art Exhibitions

Broomfield Art Guild is showing member artwork in the upstairs gallery at the new Broomfield Community Center February to April and again in August to October.

Go to the Public Art Displays tab on our website to see photos of the art on display, or go to BCC and sign in at the front desk to see the art in person!
iPie Pizza exhibit space is hosting pieces by Hannah Williams in March.

Di Ciero City and County Building is hosting pieces by Camie Rigirozzi and Gerry Case in March.

To sign up for future months at iPie or the City and County Building, or for more information, go to our website tab Public Art Displays.

Plein Air, Urban Paint-Outs, Social/Art Meetups
Camie, Kim, and Cathy had a session of pub sketching in January and had a lot of fun, but it was too cold in February to go out for patio sketching. Now that the weather is slowly getting warmer, we hope to schedule something for later in March. Let Camie or Cathy know if you would be interested in future social sketching sessions or have a location to recommend. Please wear masks and socially distance!

December Christmas Party
Tentatively scheduled in-person at Cinzetti’s, details TBD.
Congratulations to BAG member Gerry Case, one of this year’s Heart of Broomfield award winners: “His positive impact on others has earned him the Heart of Broomfield Senior Award, which recognizes an outstanding community member over the age of 65.”
Read an article about Gerry and his award in the Broomfield Enterprise.
Local Art Events

The Lakewood Arts Gallery "Expressions in Abstract" show runs February 28-March 26, 2021. 

Mar 13, 2021 10:30a, free Zoom workshop, the first in a series of 3 lectures to learn the best tips and tricks for selling your art online, hosted by 40W Arts District, register online.

Month of Photography (MOP) is a biennial festival that celebrates the art of photography through public exhibitions and events across the region; March 5-27 at 40 West Gallery and other venues, also available virtually.

March 18-April 18 is the 4th annual, free “Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop.” Consider it your invitation to sharpen your pencils, wipe off your palettes, pull out your sketchbooks, and get ready for a fresh start that’s going to energize and revive your creative practice like never before.

Put LIFE in Your Paintings! Thu, March 25, 7:00-9:00pm, $30; Learn how to draw and paint simple figures you can insert into landscapes and other paintings to bring them to life!  The most attractive thing to a human being is another human being. So, if you want to help viewers (and judges) notice your painting, linger longer, and appreciate it more, the simplest way to do it is to add a person or two. Plus: Tips on adding dogs, birds and other animals to your paintings.

Boulder Arts Week 2021 is Mar 26-Apr 3.

The Louisville First Friday Artwalk Apr 2, 6p

Historic Westminster Art District Second Saturday Art Walk, Apr 10, 10a to 6p

The Arvada Center Galleries spring exhibitions “Wood.Works” and “Carley Warren: Three Pieces” are open through the end of April. Please reserve a free one-hour timed ticket to visit this exhibition.

Check out the Foothills Art Center 2021 Member Show Online Gallery, now through Apr 25, and Power of Process: A Jeffco Student Exhibition, now through Apr 4.

If you have any news regarding upcoming shows or workshops, please contact Cathy.
Art Calls and Opportunities
Foothills Art Center is collecting submissions for CaFe- Flowstate: A Watermedia Exhibit featuring Janet Nunn, Deadline: 3/14/21.

Public Works & Fleet Project, Adams County: Adams County is seeking an artist(s) to create a public art installation at the new Fleet & Public Works Project. The selected artist will work to design an exterior installation along a 650 ft-long fence line. Deadline 3/15/21.

Plein Air Artists Colorado, Safer Outside Online Art Show and Sale: With the scourge of the pandemic, how wonderful that we, plein air artists, have not lost our ability to go outside and paint.  Celebrate with our first online show Hope Springs Eternal, April 1-May 15, 2021. Fee $25.00, Deadline 3/21/21.

“Self, A 40 West Gallery Exhibition”: “Self” is a show all about the artist's unique interpretation of their own history and makeup, personality, thoughts and more. Potentially, your works include themes on the body, mind, physical places and spaces, items or objects, family members or friends, or even abstract works that create a mood or feeling that resonates for you. Broad and varied interpretations of this concept are welcomed. All mediums are welcome. Fee $10 per item, Deadline 3/27/21. Show Dates May 7-29, 2021.

The Thornton “Outside the Box Project” commissions artists to aesthetically transform traffic utility boxes from functional infrastructure into colorful, dynamic works of art. They are accepting 2021 submissions through 3/31/21.

9th Annual Self-Portrait Contest, hosted by Jerry’s Artarama: The most obvious subject in art is looking right at you in the mirror. Go surreal, abstract, or fantasy, draw your reflection, paint yourself... Anything goes as long as it's creative, original, and it's you! Media of your choice. No fee, enter by 4/18/21.

Call for Donations: Keep Kids Creating Art Benefit Exhibition - A silent auction of local artwork to benefit Lakewood classrooms in need of art supplies. They are seeking donations of affordable and accessible original artwork or prints from local artists. All proceeds will go to support Rose Stein Elementary, Jefferson Jr. Sr. High School, and Molholm Elementary.

Central City Opera seeks 25 artists to participate in the 2021 Central City Plein Air Festival, September 22-26. Selected artists will paint the fall landscapes and historic architecture of this Colorado mountain town. The festival culminates in an Exhibition, Sale, and Awards Reception on Sunday, September 26 in which the paintings created throughout the weekend will be on display and available for purchase. Fee $40, Apply by 6/1/21.

Georgetown Plein Air 2021: Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on July 30-31 within the defined area. Fee $35, apply by 7/16/21.
Art Links
Passport West Colfax, starting April 1, is a shop-and-win campaign highlighting the small restaurants and local businesses in our community that support our artists during the time of COVID-19. You can play along safely from home simply by ordering from participating local eateries, and submitting your collection for raffle prizes for yourself and your favorite dining spots. This campaign is about helping our community continue to be an ever-better place to live, work, and play. 
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
Camie Rigirozzi, Vice President
Maggie Henry, Treasurer
Cathy (Carpenter) Patton, Secretary

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

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