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September Member Newsletter
  Next Meeting: Tue, Oct 11, 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!
Sept 13 Meeting Recap

Broomfield Art Guild is now up to 74 members and 32 members attended our September meeting. That is a record!

We announced that Broomfield Art Guild received an anonymous donation of $500 through Broomfield Council on Arts and Humanities (BCAH). We plan to use this donation next year to support our educational activities, in particular visiting artist demonstrations and art meetups/workshops.

Our September demo/discussion was Show and Sell. Sally Bullers presented tips and tricks for matting, framing, and wiring art for shows and exhibits. Jill Riggin showed examples and handed out information for packaging table art to sell at the Affordable Art Sale in October. This was a great opportunity to learn more about packaging and selling art!

We finalized entry for our member show, which runs October 1-29 at the College Hill Library in Westminster. 31 members are participating in the show and presenting 65 pieces of art! Javier Flores will be our show judge. Please come see and help spread the word about this great show! Reminder: if you are participating in the show, art drop off is 1-2 pm on Saturday, October 1. Please plan to stay and help with art check-in and hanging if you haven't already signed up to help in some other way.

New members Dave and Jan Heffner have offered to put together a virtual slide show of our art set to original music composed by Dave. Stay tuned for a sample and call for art!

Upcoming Meetings

October meeting, Oct 11, 2022
  • Fall member show awards announced
  • Leadership and volunteer recruitment
  • Can members find what they need?
  • Art pricing and signatures
  • Demo by Lydia Pottoff, a Colorado pastel artist

November meeting, Nov 8 2022
  • Art supply and book swap
  • Vote/confirm leadership candidates
  • Holiday Party sign up and pay ($10)

Holiday Party and Lunch, Dec 13 2022.  
  • Pizza, salad and dessert catering by IPie
  • Original art gift exchange
  • Jill Riggin and Patty Jones note card paint along

Guild Art Events
Social Sketching
Our next social sketch outing will be at Wonderland Brewing on Sept 28 (Wed) 5:30p, (5450 W 120th Ave.). Bring your sketchbook and favorite portable supplies to sketch with us over beverages and burgers.
Our Fall Member Show & Art Sale is at College Hill Library Oct 1-29!
Award winners will be announced at the October 11 member meeting.

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

Call for Volunteers

Our program depends on members to not only join and pay dues, but also to support our program and other members by:
  1. Attending meetings,
  2. Participating in activities (shows, exhibits, plein air, social sketching, demonstrations, art meetups, etc.),
  3. Volunteering to serve on or chair committees to plan and run activities, and/or
  4. Volunteering to help lead the group by serving on the Board.
Every member can be engaged and do something to help! Engaged members have more fun, more impact, and get more value from diverse Guild activities and the support of other engaged members. The Guild is able to offer a more diverse range of activities and provide more value to members when many members contribute their ideas and help share the work of planning and running activities.

In the upcoming year, we will be building for the future. In 2023, we want to add 2 or 3 new people to the Board, confirm Chairs and membership of our standing committees, and encourage our new members to join a committee or team so that they can fully engage with and receive the most value from the Guild. We have formed a nominating committee (Gale Simonson, Dave Shelley, and Judy Shelley) to start talking to members in October and identifying possible candidates for our open positions. Board member election/confirmation will take place at the November 8 member meeting. While standing committee chairs and members can be decided at any time, we would like to also confirm these at the November meeting so that we can party in December and be ready to roll in January.

Our recruitment goals are as follows.

1) Find candidates who are willing to consider joining the Board for two years to be part of the Leadership team. Ideally, we would like to bring new people onto the Board in staggered, two-year terms so that the Board always has people with some experience and continuity. We specifically have openings for Co-President/VP and Secretary positions, but our intent is to divide the duties so that the roles are flexible and no one person has to be in charge of everything. Because we currently have experienced people on the Board, these new positions could be filled with experienced Guild members or relatively new members. Candidates must be willing to attend member meetings, attend Board meetings, and help organize, delegate, and/or run Guild functions as part of a team. Ideally candidates would be engaged with Guild activities and other members so that they can help propose and promote ideas and make decisions about actions to take. Ideally, candidates would be willing to commit to a two-year term so that they can help with leadership transition as current board member terms expire.

2) Confirm current committee chairs and membership: Membership, Plein Air, Social Sketch, Meeting Activities/Demos, Exhibits, Member Show, New Member Show. Are people willing to continue in their current role for 2023 or do they want to change? For Member Show and Meeting Activities/Demos Committees, are some committee members willing to take over as Chair?

3) Actively engage new members and encourage them to volunteer for a committee or Chair/Assistant Chair role. We especially need help with the following new positions: Publicity/Social Media (coordinate with Camie), Plein Air (backup for Gale), Member Engagement (onboard new members, re-engage inactive members, support nominating committee), Art Meetup/Critique Organizer (facilitate creative exploration and inspiration activities, maybe at the end of meetings or at separate sessions).

If you are interested in learning more about and possibly volunteering for a Board or Committee position, please reach out to Dave & Judy Shelley or Gale Simonson. If you are willing to help but are looking for smaller or one-time commitments, there are always special projects that come up during the year that can be done by a person or small team. To learn about these, come to a meeting or email a Board member. We are happy to find a good use for whatever talent or time you can offer!

Thank you for everything you have done this past year and will do next year to make Broomfield Art Guild a fun and valuable experience for its many talented artist members!

Broomfield Art Guild Board
"It's not just about creativity. It's about the person you're becoming while you're creating." Charlie Peacock
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.

In the Arvada Center galleries, “One Sheet” showcases the limitlessness of the blank sheet and of the creative mind. Sept 15 - Nov 13, Free to visit.

Some upcoming classes at the Arvada Center:

Some upcoming workshops at Louisville Art Association (Broomfield Art Guild members get a discount with the code BAG2022):
  • Explorations in Cold Wax Medium, Oct 15 with Sandy Day Selbert
  • 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

Foothills Art Center (Golden) is showing  “Mosaics 2022 – As Seen Through New Eyes” July 30 - Oct 2.

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


If you have any news regarding upcoming shows or workshops, please contact Cathy.
"The things that made you weird as a kid are the source of your creative powers." James Victore
Art Calls and Opportunities

Own an Original 2022: Labyrinth (Littleton) - The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 57th Annual Own an Original Arts Exhibition. Awarding over $1,800 in cash prizes! This exhibition is open to Colorado residents who are able to deliver their artwork in person to the Littleton Museum. This competition is open to any medium except photography, video, or audio. Be sure to include a short statement on how your work relates to the theme of "Labyrinth.” Fee $30, Deadline 9/29/22.

“Fragile Things”, 40 West Art Gallery (Lakewood) - submit artwork of all mediums that reflects your relationship with or observation of the fragile things that speak to you. Fee $10, Deadline 10/1/22.

Dairy Arts Center Call for Art Exhibitions 2023-2024 (Boulder) - The Dairy Arts Center is proud to announce our annual Call for Art Exhibitions! We invite artists who work in all visual art mediums to submit for consideration. Selected applicants will work with Curator of Visual Arts, Drew Austin, to develop and program exhibitions to be shown between July 2023 - August 2024. Applications may be submitted for an individual artist, a group of artists/collective, or a curated exhibition of artists. Preference will be given to applicants located in Colorado, exhibitions with auxiliary programming opportunities, and/or artists identified as BIPOC or LBGTQIA+. Fee $40, Deadline 10/16/22.

“Texture”, 40 West Art Gallery (Lakewood) - show us your artwork regarding texture; all mediums considered. Fee $10, Deadline 10/22/22.

Art in the Galleria at Loveland Public Library (2023) - The Loveland Public Library has a gorgeous, sweeping Galleria entrance lined by five dramatic display cases. The library Art Selection Committee seeks art (submitted August-October of 2022) for the quarterly 2023 shows in those display cases. Artists must reside in Colorado. Art will be juried in part on its suitability for the distinctive display spaces. Fee $10, Deadline 10/31/22.

Artworks Center for Contemporary Art (Loveland) Call for 2023 Exhibition Proposals - They are reviewing proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2023. We are seeking exhibition proposals for innovative, contemporary 2D or 3D art in all genres. All media including installation, performance, video and multimedia is welcome to apply. Artworks is committed to supporting artists from marginalized communities. Fee $40, rolling deadline.
"Free writing is an invitation to stop writing and instead to be written." Peter Elbow
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
Cathy Patton, Secretary

Website contact: Camie Rigirozzi
Newsletter contact: Cathy Patton

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