Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for JUNE 2016 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Business of Arts: Intro to Photoshop Tonight!
  • Pathways to Jazz Grants and Coaching Session
  • Arts for All Children - Deadline Extended
  • Call for Entry - Arts on the River
  • Professional Artists Forum - Hosted with the Office of Arts + Culture
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • BCAA Facilities Directory - Featured Venue - Western Stars Gallery
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Business of Arts: Intro to Photoshop

Tonight! Wednesday, June 1 from 5- 7 pm

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave 

It's not too late to Register here (or just show up).

Learn about several popular Photoshop tools, re-sizing and cropping images, making simple fliers, basic design tips and learn about helpful resources to keep things going (on a budget!). Presented by Lisa McClellan. Lisa has her Master’s in Arts Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she developed the workshop “Working with Graphic Designers.”  She currently works as the Administrator and Designer at Stories on Stage and is a non-profit, design and web developing consultant. To learn more about her, visit her website at www.ltrades.org.

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members. 

Pathways to Jazz Grants

Coaching Session: Monday, June 6 7:30 -8:30 pm

Dairy Center for the Arts, Conference Room, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

The deadline to apply for the Pathways to Jazz Grant is Thursday, June 30 at 5 pm.  There will be a free coaching session in the Conference Room, across the hall from BCAA's office in the Dairy Center for the Arts on Monday, June 6 at 7:30 pm. Register for coaching session here.

BCAA's Executive Director, Charlotte LaSasso and Pathways to Jazz Administrator, Sarah Goodroad, will answer your questions about filling out the application and explain the requirements for this donor-advised grant.

During her travels, previous Pathways to Jazz recipient Barbara Paris befriended jazz painter, Sacha Chimkevitch, who gave Barbara a painting he created that was inspired by her (image right). This image was used for the CD cover for "Nine Decades of Jazz," released in May 2016.  It includes recordings with

pianist Billy Wallace, Barbara Paris on vocals, Jill Fredrickson on drums, and Ken Walker on bass. 


Arts for All Children - Grants for Teachers

Application available online.

Deadline (extended!) to apply is Thursday, June 23 at 5 pm

Are you a music or dance instructor in Boulder County? Could you identify students who need tuition assistance with lessons?  If so, that is exactly what the Arts for All Children grants can do for you and your students. Teachers can apply for funds to award scholarships or purchase instruments for kids. 100% of the grant needs to cover the cost of instruments or lessons; it is not for administrative fees.

This grant is made possible through the generosity of The Blessing Foundation, as well as through private individual donors.  To make a donation to Arts for All Children, click here.

Photo courtesy of Greater Boulder Youth Symphony, a past beneficiary of Arts for All Children.  Other recent past beneficiaries include: Sharon Gillespie, Violin Instructor; Margot Krimmel, Harp Instructor; Rocky Ridge Music Center; Marie-Jose Payannet, Danse Etoile.

Arts on the River - Call for Entry

Call for Entry Form

Deadline for Submissions is August 1, 2016

The date for the event is Sunday, August 28, 2015 from 12-5 pm. We are pleased to announce that the event will include musical performances by Sounds of Lyons.

We are looking for artists of all mediums who want to staff a booth and sell their work at the event. For all work sold during the event, BCAA and LAHC retain a 30% commission (split evenly between the two nonprofit organizations). Tent, table, and chairs will be provided. 

There is no fee for submitting your entry. If selected, the fee for an artist's booth is $20 BCAA members/$40 non-BCAA members. Applications are through the online form on BCAA's website. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.

Image at right: "Buddha Box, Collage, Found Objects, Resin," 8 x 8 in. by Catherine Carilli

Professional Artists Forum

Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

Hosted by the Office of Arts + Culture and Boulder County Arts Alliance.

The community priorities for culture found in the Community Cultural Plan include clear direction that we all need to work together to make Boulder a great city for artists.

To understand the challenges and opportunities that are unique to Boulder, the Office of Arts + Culture is convening this first forum for professional artists in all disciplines. Facilitated by Tatiana Hernandez of the Hemera Foundation and Mark Villarreal of the Boulder Arts Commission, this conversation will investigate the challenges artists face in Boulder and the solutions we should prioritize. Officials from municipal departments, including the Office of Arts + Culture and the Planning Department will be on hand to listen and answer your questions.

RSVP here to reserve a place. A short survey will be sent to those attending that will help inform the direction and conversation at this forum.

Note: Parking at the Main Library / Civic Area has changed. Read more.
Who's in the Limelight?

Dawn DeAno, Creator, Stories to Tell - Barn Quilts of Boulder County


Stories to Tell--Barn Quilts of Boulder County is a public arts and heritage project that will culminate in a trail of 20 large scale colorfully painted installations of historically significant quilt block designs mounted to barn exteriors.  

The creator of this endeavor, Dawn DeAno, will be available on June 17 at Lafayette's Art Night Out from 5-9 pm and on June 29 at the Boulder Farmer’s Market from 3-8 pm to demonstrate the making of the barn quilts. The public, young and old, will be invited to participate in the painting of this barn quilt and learn more about this Boulder County public art and heritage project that is taking root.

In Lafayette, you can participate in making 'Doves in the Window' which is destined to reside at the Pachamama Farm and Wellness location, set in a beautiful hillside in Longmont.  At the Boulder event, take part in creating ‘Flat Iron.' This installation will reside at the 100+ year old barn located at 6801 Baseline, owned by the Christian family. 

Barn quilts have existed for generations, but a revival of interest began in 2000. Since then, barn quilt installations have been completed nationwide, including Morgan County, Colorado, to promote rural landscapes, agricultural traditions, and awareness and knowledge of quilting traditions.

This project promotes the unique Colorado landscape and also calls attention to the geography of “we”: the diverse social and cultural populations and individuals who have influenced Boulder County. Just as cloth quilts have historically been used as a medium for storytelling, each of these contemporary barn quilt installations will commemorate a person from Boulder County who has impacted the area.

This project is sponsored by the City of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission's Public Art Committee, The National Quilting Association, Inc., and BCAA.

For the last 10 years DeAno has been a portrait photographer and catalyst for community engagement. She is passionate about the use of creative expression in communities and working for justice, equality and compassion.

BCAA Facilities Directory - Featured Venue

The BCAA Facilities Directory is a great resource for finding meeting and event space in Boulder County.  It is a comprehensive guide that lists dozens of auditoriums, dance studios, non-traditional spaces and outdoor settings.

This month's featured venue:

Western Stars Gallery & Studio

160 E. Main St, Lyons, CO 80540

Chrystal DeCoster or Betsy Hubner, info@westernstarsgallerystudio.com, (303) 747-3818


Western Stars Gallery offers "a fine Western aesthetic for the discriminating shopper," with uniquely creative offerings.  You'll find an array of fine art, gifts and cards, Western antiques, and one-of-a-kind home furnishings. They also offer a variety of classes in their art-inspiring studio space. Professional artists provide quality instruction through multiple mediums in classes designed for both children and adults. From painting and drawing to photography and other crafts, the Studio can spark or enhance your personal artistic fire! 

Planning a bridal shower or children's birthday party? Have a night out with friends and do a Sip 'N Paint party. Western Stars is unique venue for your next event.


BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Adam Bartczak

Boulder International Fringe Festival

Belgin Yucelen

Boulder Samba School

Zachary Brake

Leah Brenner

Capoeira Carnival

Margaret Donharl

Michael Hamers

Mary Horrocks

Justine Gastineau

Brad Goode

Walter Gorra

Scott Kirby

Jason Klobnak

Kathleen Lanzoni

Lyons Regional Library

Michael Madsen

Mercury Framing

Steve O’Bryan

Tina Phillips

Samba Colorado Dance School & Performance Company

Christie Slater

Sharon Solomon

Alexander Stark


  • Anina Hathaway, Archer Studios, Graphic Design
  • Chris Leising, Annual Report layout
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology

  • Shoshana Fanizza, 50th Anniversary Committee
  • Lisa G. McDonough, 50th Anniversary Committee
  • Justin Veach, 50th Anniversary Committee

  • Arpita Choudhury, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Megan Mathews, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Jenny Schiff, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Christopher Seelie, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Cindy Sepucha, Endowment Grant Panelist & 50th Anniversary Committee
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