Community News & Events


Worlds Suspended in Reality:
Patricia Bramsen, Caroline Douglas, & Frank Sampson
October 4 – January 20, 2019


Guest curated by Rebecca DiDomenico, BMoCA’s Fall 2018 exhibition, Worlds Suspended in Reality, includes three revelatory exhibitions by artists Caroline DouglasFrank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen,who all channel an unseen reality that nevertheless surrounds us, and who work to safeguard those elements within their art.

Douglas’ Caravan of Dreams: A Healer’s Path uses dreamlike imagery to create a singular environment in which to capture over one hundred clay creatures being transported or transporting wheeled vehicles on a long journey.

Featured in Sampson’s exhibition are highlights of lesser known works across his ninety-year career, including his Fossil Series of paintings depicting people tumbling and pole vaulting through space, as well as his surreal paintings of animals and people in atypical, but poignant relationships to each other.

Bramsen’s quirky portraits are exhibited in a domestic environment similar to a living room setting, where the surreal objects that frequently appear in her paintings are shown as sculptural elements to enhance and embody a powerful gender identity that is ahead of her time.

Upcoming Exhibition Events 
10/25/18 Visual Art Meets the Spoken Word
11/10/18 Drop-In Writing: Exploring Suspended Reality for Youth Ages 14-18
1/14/19 Drop-In Writing: Exploring Suspended Reality for Writers Experiencing Homelessness

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Boulder Potters’ Guild: Fall Show and Sale

November 8 – 11 , 2018
Boulder County Fairgrounds
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, Colorado 80501

 The Boulder Potters’ Guild hosts a Fall and Spring Show and Sale each year. At each sale, our members present their finest functional ceramic wares and sculptures. The show and sale boasts a wild range of ceramic processes from low temperature earthenware, raku and pit fire finishes; to high-fire porcelains and stoneware, including salt- and soda- fired work. Other mediums presented include jewelry, textiles, fused glass, painted silk, and embossed paper.

Choose from a selection of work by 50+ unique local potters and ceramicists.

Friday Night Artist Reception at 6–8pm (Open to the public)

Come meet the artists of the Boulder Potters’ Guild!
Enjoy light refreshments, live music, demonstrations, and shopping!
Rising Artists High School Ceramic Show

From Mark Villarreal:

Greetings Artists & Art enthusiasts,

I have a showing of new paintings scheduled for display at Goodwin Fine Art in Denver this fall,  September 14 through October 27.

In the spring of 2016 I traveled to Cuba. Since my return I have been working on a new series of abstract paintings influenced by the experiences of this trip. What impressed me the most about Cuba was how proud and friendly the Cuban people are. Their drive to create with the little they have was impressive and humbling. One conversation sticks in my mind, when I asked "what should we or our friends bring on our next visit to Cuba?"  The answer was "anything you can think of".
This is where the idea began. I personally have art materials in my painting studio that I have not touched in years, I know that this is true for other artists as well. These supplies will have a great and positive impact on the artists of Cuba. When surveying your studio(s) think small and light. The majority of these supplies will be taken by individuals in their own luggage.

I became a member of BOCUSCO ( Boulder - Cuba Sister City Organization ( and I'm currently in discussions with BOCUSCO to create supply line logistics. While BOCUSCO is tied directly to Yateras, Cuba these donations will be distributed by individuals that also travel to Baracoa, Guantánamo City and  Santiago de Cuba.

For those who want to participate but live outside the area you can mail me your donation. Cash donations will go towards purchase of new art supplies and / or shipping. I will store donations until shipments occur from Boulder to Cuba. Please feel free to forward this to others that would want to participate in this endeavor.

The kick off for this campaign will be September 14th, opening night at Goodwin Fine Art and will continue for the shows duration. Donations can be made at the gallery opening night. Afterwards donations can be mailed or dropped off at my home or the offices of Boulder County Arts Alliance, 2590 Walnut Street, Suite 9 Boulder, CO 80302

Thank you for considering being a part of this art-supply drive for our Cuban artists!


Mark Villarreal

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Charity Handwork - Tuesdays at 1:00pm
at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe

What better joy than to make for others?  What better joy than to make for others in need?  LYS began with a Charity Handwork mission in 2012 - to make 1000 warm things for the homeless in Boulder County.  We exceeded that goal and the mission of Charity Handwork continues today......
Project patterns and yarn for those who would like to contribute will be available during Tuesday Handwork hours (1 - 3 pm), or you can pick up anytime to take home and bring back to LYS to be distributed.  Please provide your own needles and hooks.   Currently we are making Snuggles Pads for the Longmont Humane Society, Layettes, Baby and Toddler items for Clinica Campesina, and always we can provide you with yarn to make warm things for the homeless.

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