Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for JUNE 2017 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Business of Arts: Media Production for Promotion Series
  • Panel Discussion: Art Making for Profit
  • Pathways to Jazz Grants - Coaching Session and Deadline
  • Arts on the River Call
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • BCAA Facilities Directory - Featured Venue - Alfalfa's Market
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Business of Arts: Media Production for Promotion Series

June 12, July 10 & August 7 from 5:30 - 7pm

$20 BCAA members, $25 non-members for each workshop

Register for all 3: $50 BCAA members, $65 non-members

All Workshops below take place in the Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Register here. Add video to your website and Facebook posts and drastically increase the number of people who engage with you! Create video for a Kickstarter campaign! This 3-part workshop series will cover how to create audio and video media content for the purpose of promoting your artistic and entrepreneurial ventures. We'll talk about broad areas like:

  • Marketing
  • Demographics
  • Messaging and call to action

As well as focus on the details of pre- and post-production.

Each segment will work as a stand alone orientation with Q&A and also be connected as assignments will be given for evaluation and feedback. Presented by Matt Diss and John March of ALOC Media, the same friends who created BCAA's new promotional video. If you want a really great opportunity to improve your videography skills, talk to ALOC about becoming an intern for the summer and help them with coverage for the Boulder International Fringe Festival

Thank you to the City of Boulder, Office of Arts and Culture for supporting BCAA's Business of Arts Program!

Panel Discussion: Art Making for Profit

Thursday, June 8 from 6 - 7:30pm

Alfalfa's Community Room, 1651 Broadway, Boulder

FREE event. Please register here.

Join us for a panel discussion with gallery owner Mary Williams and award-winning plein air artist Jane Hunt as we talk about what it takes to sell your art both through galleries and directly to the public. This free event is a prelude to the inaugural Boulder Plein Air Festival, happening June 11-18 all over Boulder. Check out the schedule of events that are free and open to the public here

Hosted jointly by Open Studios & Boulder County Arts Alliance. Nibbles and drinks compliments of Alfalfa's Market.

Pathways to Jazz Grants

Online Application now open through June 30, 2017

Read the Guidelines and apply here.

Now in its fourth year, Pathways To Jazz will again award grants to Colorado jazz musicians to support costs associated with producing a recording. Pathways To Jazz exists to provide opportunities for jazz musicians of all ages to succeed in their artistic and educational development by funding qualified jazz musicians to record their music and further their artistry and career. Jazz is an uniquely American art form and it is the program’s objective to see this rich tradition continue for future generations. Pathways to Jazz knows the value that recorded work plays in furthering artistry and supports artists taking this essential step.

A grant coaching session will be offered June 15 from 6:30 -7:30 pm. Pathways to Jazz administrator, Sarah Goodroad, and BCAA Communications Director, Crystal Polis, will answer your questions about filling out the application and explain the requirements for this donor-advised grant. Register for the Coaching Session here

As an individual, organization or business you can support the mission of Pathways To Jazz by making a donation to the project through BCAA. 

Call for Entry: Arts on the River

Call for Entry is open but we are half-full - don't delay!

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Arts on the River is a collaboration between BCAA and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at the gorgeous venue, River Bend. The date for the event is Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1-7 pm. There will be live music from Kutandara and Sounds of Lyons, food, libations and more!

We are looking for artists of all mediums AND ART ORGANIZATIONS who want to staff a booth and sell their work or promote their organization at the event. 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 the BCAA website. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.

Who's in the Limelight?

Betsy Tobin

Artistic Director, Now or Never Theatre

Betsy Tobin directs and performs original theatre pieces that integrate forms of puppetry with acting, masks, shadow theatre, and video projection.  For the last 12 years, her company Now or Never Theatre has experimented with different ways of telling stories using layered imagery in larger multi-media productions. She presents her shows in unusual settings with projection on a variety of surfaces. For example, her show Shadows and Journeys, was performed in canyons across the Southwest with shadows on rock walls representing the memories of the land.

Tobin participated in the Art in Embassies program in Guinea in June 2016 and returned to Africa this winter to direct Ombres et Lumieres Sur Conakry (Light & Shadows Over Conakry) in Guinea with local actors, musicians, and dancers. This devised theatre piece contrasted day and night, exploring rituals and scenes from everyday life and dreams and nightmares portrayed with shadow theatre, projections, and the griot (storyteller). She also performed recently at puppetry festivals in Bulgaria and Turkey in Margarita Blush’s show Unfolding.

Her current projects include a video collaboration juxtaposing sculptor George Sherwood’s use of light in his kinetic sculptures with her use of shadow. Betsy is also collaborating with Michael Gunst on a puppet, mask, and video/photography performance inspired by black and white photos from the book Family of Man published by MoMA.

BCAA 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: 

Alfalfa's Boulder, 1651 Broadway, Boulder

BoulderGuestServices@alfalfas.com, 720-420-8400


Alfalfa's Louisville, 785 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

Louisvilleguestservices@alfalfas.com, 303-335-4200

Did you know that the Alfalfa's Markets in Boulder and Louisville have Community Rooms attached to their stores? When they are not hosting their own events, these rooms are available at no charge to members of the community.

Boulder Community Room: Max capacity is 58 people with tables and 124 with chairs.

Louisville Community Room: Max capacity is 64 people with tables and 124 with chairs.

Both rooms have projector screens in the room, a white board, wi-fi, tables and chairs. Just know that the space is off-limits for all commercial purposes and selling. Auctioning and fundraising activities are not allowed. Outside food and beverages are not allowed either, but they can provide catered platters or your guests can purchase food in the store.

Thank you to Alfalfa's Boulder for hosting our panel discussion in conjunction with Open Studios on June 8 on Art Making for Profit!

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Lynn Baker

Ben 3 Eagles

Boulder Opera Company

Boulder Samba School

Michael DeLalla

Jane Glotzer

John Gunther

Michael Hamers

Jason Klobnak

Katrina Kruse

Kathleen Lanzoni

Longmont Artists’ Guild

Lyons Regional Library

Mercury Framing

MJ Galleries

Sing it Forward

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra

Joe Smith

Peter Stoltzman

Lisa Sutton

Mary Wallace

Belgin Yucelen


  • Jon Westgaard, Graphic Design
  • Brenton Booth, Tech support
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology

  • John March, Interactive Audio Group, BCAA Promotional Video
  • Matt Diss, ALOC Media, BCAA Promotional Video
  • Scott Rowland, ALOC Media, BCAA Promotional Video

  • Susan Booker, Grant Panelist
  • Arpita Choudhury, Grant Panelist
  • Isaac Lutz, Grant Panelist
  • Elizabeth Robinson, Grant Panelist
  • Kate Uffer, Grant Panelist
  • Emily Haigh, Grant Panelist

  • Betsy Burton, Arts on the River
  • Betsy Hubner, Arts on the River
  • Sydney LaSasso, Arts on the River
  • Monica McGuckin, Arts on the River
  • Cindy Sepucha, Arts on the River

  • Steve Marcantonio, LEAD 4000 Presidents Leadership Intern
  • Bailee Mulholland, LEAD 4000 Presidents Leadership Intern
  • Allison Michelle Stanek, LEAD 4000 Presidents Leadership Intern
  • Eve Zweig, LEAD 4000 Presidents Leadership Intern
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