Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for JUNE 2015 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Coaching Session for Pathways to Jazz Grant
  • Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists
  • Arts on the River - Call for Entries
  • BCALF - Thirsty Artists Hour
  • Business of Arts - Tip of the Month
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Gallery 970
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Coaching Session for Pathways to Jazz Grant
Register Online

Tuesday, June 16 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

The deadline to apply for the Pathways to Jazz Grant is Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 pm.

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. Register here.

Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists

Read the Guidelines First

Online applications for this round are due by Thursday, August 13 at 5 pmPaper copies will not be accepted.

This fund was established in 2013 through a bequest gift to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. Grants from this fund will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County and who have unforeseen needs due to special circumstances. These needs may include loss of equipment or supplies, and unplanned expenses due to natural disaster, debilitating illness, accidents and more. Priority is given to applicants that are not eligible to file insurance claims or who may be eligible but coverage is inadequate to cover the loss. Grant awards will not exceed $3000.

Read the inspiring story behind this fund.

Arts on the River - Call for Entry
Deadline for Submissions is August 1, 2015

Call for Entry Form

Arts on the River is a fundraiser for BCAA and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at River Bend. The date for the event is Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 12-7pm.  

We are very excited to have Rebecca Folsom performing at this event. Singer/songwriter Folsom's latest CD, Reunion, has been described by Boulder Magazine as “achingly beautiful,” and is a fusion of songs, paintings, and poetry. 

The Boulder Art Therapy Collective will offer an interactive booth where participants can engage in a variety of art materials and create art to take home. Items made by Collective Members/Artist will also be for sale. There will be food trucks and a bar, including libations from Spirit Hound Distillers.

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 are being made on a rolling basis until filled.

Photo credits for featured artists:  Betsy Hubner, (top right) and Kathleen Lanzoni (bottom right).


Arts on the River logoHubner


BCALF - Thirsty Artists Hour

Thursday, June 25 from 5-7 pm

@Rio Grande (The Rio), 1101 Walnut St, Boulder

Come meet local creatives and enjoy a beverage of choice. 

Starting in Fort Collins and now with eight locations in Colorado, Rio Grande delivers wholesome, delicious, from-scratch Mexican food, not to mention really great margaritas. This month's get together will be at their Boulder location.

Thirsty Artists is sponsored by the Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum (BCALF), a think tank of arts leaders from throughout Boulder County.

Business of Arts - Tip of the Month
Using Instagram to Sell Your Art

Compared to Twitter which is text-driven and Facebook which is cluttered with a lot of everything, Instagram is visual-first and all about the image.  It has become a popular platform for buying and selling art. 

Try following the blogs and Instagram accounts for Cory Huff@theabundantartist, Jung Katz@jungkatz, and Ayumi Horie@potsinaction for excellent tips on how to use hashtags, how to photograph and edit your artwork for social media and more.

Who's in the Limelight?
SoYoung Lee

Executive/Music Director at Rocky Ridge Music Center

An award-winning pianist and member of the Piano Faculty at Rocky Ridge Music Center, SoYoung Lee is passionate about art entrepreneurship and building community through the arts. She is a member of the newly created Estes Arts Presents Task Force. BCAA is proud to call her one of our own, as she currently serves as a trustee on our Board of Directors.

In 2014, Lee released a CD of classical chamber music titled In This World with flutist Claudia Anderson. Its 15 tracks are a "mesmerizing sound journey taking the listener through worlds of nature and human emotions" (cdbaby.com) and includes new takes on J.S. Bach, Debussy and Shostakovich.

Don't miss the summer concert series at Rocky Ridge!  The four concerts in this summer's Music in the Mountains season will be on Sundays: June 7, June 14, June 28 and July 5 at 3 pm at the Rocky Ridge Music Center Concert Hall in Estes Park.  Tickets are available online.

SoYoung Lee

In This World CD 

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

Gallery 970, 1015 S. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 



Gallery 970 celebrates its Grand Opening on Friday, June 5 from 6-9 pm.  On view will be an exhibition titled On the Land, featuring artists Rachael Lynn DavisLaura GrossettSandra HopkinsCarrie JohansingScott LaumannJ. Diane MartonisSuchitra MattaiJoe NormanNikki PikeChandler RomeoDoug SinkDavid Young.  The exhibition runs through June 26, 2015. Gallery 970 offers co-op memberships and is currently seeking artist members.

The gallery is available to rent for business functions, weddings and events. There are four exhibit spaces, one downstairs (shown right) and three upstairs, which are ideal for smaller, more intimate exhibitions.  This historic farmhouse has gorgeous natural lighting and interesting architectural details, including exposed lathe.

Director Anna Hultin is an artist and art educator living in Loveland who shows her work locally and nationally.

Gallery 970


Gallery 970 exhibit space 

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Thank you to this month's Volunteers

  • Shirin Chahal, Paraha Law, LLC, Fiscal Sponsorship Research
  • Griffin Lenny, Photographer for Bolder Boulder
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology

Thank you to the Neodata Grant Panelists

  • Emily Harrison, Neodata Grant Panelist
  • Kathy Kucsan, Neodata Grant Panelist
  • Joni Palmer, Neodata Grant Panelist
  • Peg Posnick, Neodata Grant Panelist
  • Michelle Vessel, Neodata Grant Panelist

Thank you to the Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelists

  • Annie Booth, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
  • Steve Christopher, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
  • Alan Cogen, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
  • Sarah Goodroad, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
  • Russ Pierce, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
  • Chip Ross, Pathways to Jazz Grant Panelist
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