The Longmont Artists’ Guild was formed in 1957. At the time the group consisted of six members, Maurene Buethe, Vuna Cederberg, Nellie Cozens, Geraldine Everly, Carrie Nelson and Edna Peak.
In the beginning the group met at each others’ homes for the purpose of sharing experiences, painting together and analyzing each others’ work. the following year (1958) an article ran in The Times-Call inviting new members to join.
In 1959 the meetings were moved to the Callahan House. There were no dues at that time, however, each member paid fifty cents per year, which was used to pay the cost of renting the meeting room at Calahan House (rental was twenty-five cents per meeting).
The group was named by Carrie Nelson and some members thought the name was rather formal for such a small gathering, but over the years the “Guild” grew into its name. The first “art show” was held at the Tea & Coffee Store in November of 1959 (which later became part of the 1st National Bank).
Today, we have over 160 members and produce two group shows every year. We also participate in the City of Longmont and Boulder County Art activities such as Longmont Arts Week (September), ArtWalk (May & September), 2nd Saturday Art Crawl, and more!
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month September through May. We also have a number of outreach and networking programs via MeetUp and FaceBook.
We hold monthly workshops (fee) focusing on artistic skills, business development and show preparation workshops.
We are open to all forms of physical art. While we are not focused on musicians or performance arts, we support our fellow artists by hiring local talent for our events.
I would like to invite you to join our Guild, or become a Donor. If you have any questions or feedback, you may contact me by completing the contact form below.
Sincerely, Jill Rumley / Guild President 2022 - Present
We are incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Colorado and we have 501(c)(3) status.
Our by-Laws, approved by the membership, describe membership, dues, meeting times, duties of the Executive Board, committees, and elections. They also describe the responsibilities of membership.
We encourage our members to volunteer by joining our committees. We need volunteers to support the directors in the following committees: