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November Member Newsletter
  Next Meeting: Tue, Dec 13, 12:30-4:00 p.m.
  • We meet in person at Presbyterian Church of Broomfield, 360 Main St. (main room in the Ministry Building).
  • Broomfield Art Guild meets at 12:30-4:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.
    • 12:30 Meet and Greet, 1:00 Formal Meeting, 1:45 Art Sharing,
      2:15 Art Demo or Activity, 3:15 Social Time and Wrap Up
We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!
Oct 11 Meeting Recap

We had about 31 people at our meeting, held at our usual location: the Presbyterian Church – Broomfield. At the meeting we announced the winners of the Fall Member Show, welcomed 3 new and potential members and a couple former members who revisited, and enjoyed a great demonstration of pastel art.

We were not able to complete the October meeting agenda to give our guest artist, who substituted at the last minute when our original guest artist was unable to attend, a chance to avoid the worst of the cross town rush hour traffic. We had also intended to discuss the continuing difficulties/questions surrounding how and where to sign your artwork and how to determine how to price your artwork. However, due to the change in the agenda to allow our guest artist to leave early, we will try to discuss this at the November

For the Fall Member Show we had 66 entries from 32 members. The Show was judged by Javier Flores. The 2022 winners were as follows:
  • Honorable Mention Awards to Melanie Fischer for “Seed”, Nancy Read for “Lemoncello” and John Yurchak for “Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Fog”.
  • Merit Awards to Sally Bullers for “The Rocky Mountains”, Jane Doak for “Arrangement For a Red Room” and Dave Shelley for “Tennessee Mill”.
  • 3rd Place to Jake Pinello for “Lee’s Ferry”.
  • 2nd Place to Jill Riggin for “Between a Rock and a Hard Spot”.
  • 1st Place to Anne Schopp for “A Kiss”
  • Judge’s Choice Award to Monique Gray for “Abandoned”.
Photographs of all the winners can be viewed on the Art Guild website where we have a YouTube slide show (also linked below).

Members held a brief discussion on the pending changes to the Board structure that was brought up at the September meeting and discussed in the September Newsletter. Gale Simonson provided some detail about the need for everyone to participate in the Guild activities and the areas where more help is needed such as the website, publicity, social media, planning of activities and demonstrations, and in assistance for the member show. Dave Shelley stressed the need for newer members to volunteer to start “filling the pipeline” for future Board members and officers.

The topic of whether members have any issues with finding the information about the Guild that they need or want was brought up and very briefly discussed. No issues were identified.

Cliff Austin provided an interesting demonstration and discussion of painting with soft pastels. He also discussed his approach to creating a painting (practice, study and learn your weak points) and his preferences for paper (toned and sanded La Carte, attached to foam core using 3M’s 568 adhesive sheets), pastels (soft, Sennelier) and venue (Plein air). His approach is to start fast and bold to get the major elements blocked in, slow down for the body of the painting, and go very slowly to get the details correct. He pointed out that doing pastels is like painting and drawing at the same time and that the colors are mostly pigment and will last hundreds of years as they were new. Cliff is a graduate of Denver Institute of Technology and the Rocky Mountain School of Art and has been painting and illustrating since 1980 when he graduated from RMSA.
2022 Fall Member Show Winners - Broomfield Art Guild

Nov 8 Meeting Recap

About 36 people attended our meeting, held at our usual location: the Presbyterian Church – Broomfield. At the meeting we enjoyed an art supply and book swap, primarily due to a generous donation of books and art material from a former watercolorist. We also signed up for this year’s holiday party, ratified new Board members by acclimation, and had a brief discussion about pricing and signing our artwork.

Three members were ratified as new Board members: Gale Simonson, Joanna Barraras, and James Ball. They join Tanya Tenorio, Dave and Judy Shelley, Kim T., and Camie Rigirozzi to act as a leadership team to help guide the Art Guild for the next year. Cathy Carpenter will no longer serve as Secretary but has agreed to continue to produce the monthly newsletter.

Dave Heffner played a recording of music he composed to play during a slide show of Art Guild member artwork. Dave titled the work the Broomfield Suite in D Major. The musical accompaniment to the artwork slide show is intended to play on the Guild’s website to increase the community’s knowledge of the work our artists are capable of. He will program the slide show to be in harmony with the beautiful music. The piece will last a little over 3 minutes; he wants to have at least 20 pieces of art, but no more than 33.

One of the original owners of the Particulars Art Gallery in Lafayette, was our guest artist. Suzanne Connolly-Howe is a ceramic sculpture artist and a textile artist who paints, among other items, colorful silk scarves. Her very interesting demonstration was to show how she applies watercolors to the silk after she has painted on the masking fluid which keeps the colors from all blending together. Most members joined her in adding some colors to the sample she had brought with her to see for ourselves how the colors acted on the material.

The art supply and book swap was very successful and by the end of the meeting very few items remained. Members were encouraged to send a thank you to the donor artist. Next month we will hold our annual Holiday Party on December 13. Food will be catered by iPie. There will also be a gift exchange and an interactive demonstration of liquid watercolor by Jill Riggin and Patty Jones.

Upcoming Meetings
Holiday Party and Lunch, Dec 13 2022.  
  • Pizza, salad and dessert catering by IPie
  • Original art gift exchange
  • Jill Riggin and Patty Jones notecard paint-along
Guild Art Exhibits
We have the following Broomfield Art Guild exhibts in the community:
  • Library Art Exhibit (Tanya Tenorio) – Sep 15 to mid Dec
  • BCC Art Exhibit (Dave & Judy Shelley) – Sept 1 to Nov 30
  • City & County Building (Gerry Case) – ongoing
  • iPie (Margretta Perry) – ongoing
  • Brunner Farmhouse (Camie Rigirozzi, Gerry Case) – Nov 1 to 29
"The creative carries us. It takes us on the journey to wherever it is
that we must go." Deena Metzger
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.

The Arvada Center annual Fine Art Market and Holiday Pottery Sale both open on December 1! Shop for creative, handmade gifts and support the galleries at the same time. Upcoming in the galleries, "Art + Science" explores the intersection between science and creative experimentation. Opening January 19, 2023.
Some upcoming classes at the Arvada Center:
  • Watercolor Magic- Tues., Jan. 10–Feb. 14, 9:30am– 12:00Noon, 6 weeks
  • Watercolor Fun: Still Life Painting- ) Mon., Feb. 13, 9:30am–3:00pm
  • Watercolor Zoom Classes- Tues., Wed., & Thurs., Jan. 10–12, 1:00–3:00pm, 3 class meetings
  • SPARK! Cultural Programming for People With Memory Loss- To register, please call Teresa Cirrincione at 720-898-7241

Some upcoming workshops at Louisville Art Association (Broomfield Art Guild members get a discount with the code BAG2022):
  • An Adventure in Watercolor- December 3rd (9am-4pm)
  • Tips, Tricks and Techniques in Photoshop CC- December 17th (9am-4pm)

Foothills Art Center (Golden) has the 47th Holiday Art Market Nov 19 – Dec 29, 2022

Some upcoming workshops at the Foothills Art Center (Golden):
Life Drawing at the Firehouse Art Center with Art of Modeling, Mondays 6pm-8pm, $15 for non-members, space is limited, register online

Art & Creative Business Workshop, Firehouse Art Center (Longmont), $35 each:
  • Dec 21 - How to Start a Business


Denver Art Museum:
  • Fantastic Brush Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection(Thru December 30)
  • Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection (Thru May 13, 2023)
  • Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks (Thru Jan 22, 2023)

If you have any news regarding upcoming shows or workshops, please contact Cathy.
"Creativity is the opposite of helplessness." Whitney Freya
Art Calls and Opportunities
IMPRINT COLORADO - a new Colorado call-for-entry giving up and coming local artists the chance to win space at Gallery 6 in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, during Denver Month of Photography in March 2023, the city’s highest profile photography event of the year. Three winning photographers will be selected. Free to enter, Deadline Dec 23.

Once Upon a Time in the West Group Art Show - Memento Mori Gallery, a western-adjacent themed art show, Fee $20, Deadline Dec 27.

Looking for artists to submit artwork! Art From the Heart is a juried exhibit of art works by Colorado artists to be held at the College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave, Westminster, Jan 21- Feb 28, 2023. All original fine art medias plus sculpture are included. No photography or computer art. Awards will be presented at a reception on Feb. 5, 2:00-4:00pm. To receive a prospectus and more information go to, call 303-426-4114, or send an email to Registration form and entry fee ($45) must be received by Jan 15. Art From the Heart is sponsored by the Paletteers Art Club and the SCFD.

City of Loveland TAAP 2D 2023 (The Art Advocacy Project) - a one-year on-loan program designed to promote regional artists through the public display of their artworks and provides a means for artwork sales. This project is open to all Colorado artists of two-dimensional media. Selected artworks will be displayed at the Loveland Public Library from early March 2023 until mid-February 2024.
"Painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience." Mark Rothko
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
Dave and Judy Shelley, Vice Presidents
Camie Rigirozzi, Jack-of-all-Trades
Tanya Chamain, Treasurer

Website contact: Camie Rigirozzi
Newsletter contact: Cathy Patton

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