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

In This Issue
  • Sign up now for Diversity and Inclusivity Training
  • Business of Arts - Two New Workshops
  • 2016 Pathways to Jazz Grant Recipients
  • Promote the BCAA Arts Calendar to your Patrons
  • Wool Day - A Local Retreat
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Venue in a Box
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Diversity and Inclusivity Trainings

Presenter: Johanna B. Maes, Ph.D.

Attend any or all three trainings: September 27, October 21, November 1

BCAA is proud to announce a series of Diversity/Inclusion Trainings for Boulder County Arts Alliance Partners led by Johanna B. Maes, Ph.D.  Encourage your Board Members, Directors, Funders and Staff to attend! Click on the Registration links below for more details about the goals of the training.

Training #1

Defining Diversity and Inclusivity in your Nonprofit Setting

Audience: Funders and Grant Applicantscomm fdn

Tuesday, September 27 from 5 - 7:30 pm

Training #2

How to Diversify Your Organization on the Board and Staff Levels

Audience: Executive Directors, Board Members

Friday, October 21 from 10:30 am - 1 pm

Training #3

Combatting Cultural Appropriation in Nonprofits

Audience: Executive Directors, Board Members, and Staff

Tuesday, November 1 from 5 - 7:30 pm

The first two Trainings will take place in the large conference room at The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder. The third training will be in the Flagstaff Room at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

Dr. Johanna B. Maes is a professor of Multicultural Leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder and also an independent education consultant. She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse audiences (school groups, nonprofit organizations, government entities, etc.) where she teaches about inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism in a rapidly changing society. As a cultural competency trainer and professor, Dr. Maes prides herself in including her audience as active participants within her pedagogy where she values their personal narratives and experiences and how they contribute to creating a cultural competent world.

Space is limited. Please register in advance to reserve your spot. 

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members for each workshop.

Business of Arts - Two New Workshops

Marketing Tactics A to Z

Wednesday, September 14 from 12-2 pm

Boulder Creek Room, 1st Floor, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave

More information and Register here.

Presented by Cindy Sewell Hohman of Focus on Marketing, this presentation will discuss all of the marketing tactics available to you and provide some clarity about which ones make the most sense for your business.


Copyright and Trademark Issues for Artists

Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 pm

Flagstaff Room, First Floor, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave

More information and Register here.

This workshop will provide the “next level” knowledge of how the intricacies of copyright and trademark law can operate for those running creative- or arts-based businesses.  There will also be an overview of intellectual property licensing, and how you, as a creative professional, can leverage your work and content to generate revenue.

Presented by Attorneys Shirin Chahal and Caroline R. Kert.

Both workshops are $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members.

2016 Pathways to Jazz Grant Recipients

$34,000 Awarded to 11 Grantees

Congratulations to the following musicians for receiving funds from the donor-advised Pathways to Jazz Grant:

  • Adam Bartczak
  • Wellington Bullings
  • Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra
  • Walter Gorra
  • Rico Jones
  • Gabriel Mervine
  • Dexter Payne
  • Carmen Sandim
  • Peter Sommer
  • Cassio Vianna
  • Khabu Young

Pathways To Jazz Grants fund qualified Colorado musicians to record their music so they may further their artistry and career as well as provide wider exposure for jazz music. Jazz is a uniquely American Art form and an important part of our nation's musical heritage. As an individual, organization or business you can support the mission of Pathways To Jazz by making a donation to the project through BCAA's website.

Promote the BCAA Arts Calendar to your Patrons

Calling more Art Patrons!


BCAA is currently running this ad in four installments of the CU Presents Magazine in an effort to bring more arts patrons to our weekly Arts Events Calendar.  

We encourage you to share this image and link with your subscribers and patrons. Ours is the most comprehensive compiling of area arts events, and we want more people to use it! Let your people know it's FREE to browse as well as receive the weekly notice of Dance, Film/Video, Theater, Music, Visual Art happenings. 

Wool Day - A Local Retreat

Saturday, October 22 from 9 am - 5 pm

The Lyons Farmette, 4121 Ute Highway

A wonderful and fun day for fiber enthusiasts!  

Brought to you by the amazing instructors from Craftsy and Cable 8 DesignsStefanie Japel Wynne Reynolds.

Classes both morning and afternoon, an incredible lunch catered by Sugar Pine, and late afternoon cocktails with Alpacas in the field.  A Pop-up Shop with beautiful yarns and fibers will be set up all day.

Choices of classes include Dyeing, Steeking, Intarsia Hatmaking, Lace, Needle Felting, and Tunisian Crochet.

For more information and to register, click here.

Who's in the Limelight?

Ana Maria Hernando

Visual Artist 

Originally from Argentina and now based in Boulder, Ana Maria Hernando is recognized for her innovative approaches to the dynamics of cultural/gender relations. She attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aries, Argentina, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank Palestine, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO and numerous group exhibitions including the Museo de Las Americas Biennial of the Americas "Liberadores/Liberators," among others. She received grants from Colorado and the NEA, the Boulder Arts Commission, a BCAA Neodata Visual Artist Fellowship Award and a residency at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Ana Maria Hernando is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

As her website notes, Hernando "considers the balance between the material and the transcendent. Through women's rich histories, their daily lives and their relationship to hand-worked textiles and utilitarian objects, [she] devotedly explores the sacred feminine. Her encompassing vision embraces women's skills and their handiwork and dares to question how these women and their hand-crafted wares hold their place in the world."

You can see wonderful examples of her new work at the CU Art Museum through October 22. The exhibition is titled We Have Flowers and "contemplates the duality of the nocturnal life of flowers and their daytime existence. The exhibition expands upon Hernando’s repeated use of flower and circle imagery in her performances, poetry, drawings, collages, sculptures and large-scale installations." The CU Art Museum is located on CU Boulder's campus in the Visual Arts Complex at 1085 18th St. The museum is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Image credit: "Detail, A Dress for the Ñusta," Jeff Wells, CU Art Museum

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:

Venue in a Box, Contact VenueinaBox@boulderfringe.com to receive more information, reserve equipment for your event, or set up a meeting for a technical consulation.

Take your show to the next stage! 

Venue in a Box provides custom lighting and audio setups for live events in Boulder. With professional equipment, trained technicians, and flexible setups, Venue in a Box can provide easy, affordable tech for your event. Work with the same full tech setups used by the Boulder International Fringe Festival, or just rent the specific components your project needs.

Rental packages include:

Lighting setups, $75/day + staffing

4-12 lights

lighting trees

basic lighting gels

dimmer boxes

light board

A Fringe Technician

Sound setups, $75 day + staffing

2 speakers

speaker stands

sound board

2 microphones

A Fringe Technician

Full tech setups, $120 day + staffing

Includes all of the above + A Fringe House Manager

Microphone rentals are $30/day.

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Artwalk Longmont

The Art Underground

Rick Barcelow

Holly Beck

Boulder Ballet

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art


Amanda Faubus

Flatirons Food Film Festival

Bonnie Hanna

Helander Dance Theater

Jen Herling

Eva Maier

Jeffrey Nytch

One Big Yes Productions

Parlando School For The Arts

Carol Rufenach

Riley Ann Schultz

Alirio Silva

Leslee Smucker

Irene Sullivan

Karen Gillis Taylor

Mark Thompson & Bob Reynolds


Samuel Williams

Joan Wolfer



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