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Message from Your President – Jo Richardson



Last month we reached out to you, our members, to help us make some big decisions about the future of the Boulder Art Association.  First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who was able to make it to the member meeting, and those of you who passed along your ideas via phone or email; we received a lot of great input and support.

This member support has made it possible for us to begin envisioning a new future for the Boulder Art Association; and I’m excited to be able to spearhead this new direction as your new President.



About Me

I began volunteering at the Boulder Art Association in the beginning of 2016 as a marketing intern, looking for a small way to help my local art community.  And then, this last November, I took on the duties of Board Secretary as well.  I had no idea, when I started a year ago, that this seemingly small step would give back to me in such a big way.  I’ve learned so much from my volunteer experience at the Boulder Art Association, and have been inspired by the fellow artists and art lovers I have met through the organization.

My goal for the Boulder Art Association is for it to become an invaluable resource, not only for you, our members, but for the larger Boulder art community as well.  Helping to reach this goal is our amazing board.  All of our members volunteer their time and passion to the organization as well as their unique expertise.   If you are interested in becoming involved in the board, there are opportunities available.  We are still in need of a Fundraising Chair, and also have a few spots remaining for Advisory (non-voting) members.

Introducing the New BAA Board


Ray Geier – Treasurer (continuing)

Jennifer Johnson – Secretary

Jo Richardson – President

Board Members:

Ron Broome – Education Chair

Lori Mattina – Membership Chair (continuing)

Ed Narvaez– Marketing Chair (continuing)

Susan Soklin– Exhibition Chair

Advisory Board:

Jan Archuleta

Sharon Samson

Annie Thayer

Marta Wolfe

Looking Ahead

Together we are looking forward to a fresh start for the Boulder Art Association. Tuesday, May 2nd, instead of a regular member meeting, the new board will be meeting for the first time to discuss what the Boulder Art Association can be and how we will get there.

But we can’t do it without all of you.  We need your help to keep the BAA running.  In the upcoming weeks we will be sending out an all-member survey to determine what your vision is for the BAA, and where you’re able to help out.  Please take a few moments to complete the survey.  Your feedback will help shape the future of the BAA.  Thank you.

I am looking forward to serving you as the president of the Boulder Art Association.

Jo Richardson


  • No Member Meeting in May… Stay tuned for details on the June meeting

  • Watch your inbox for the All-Member Survey!







Thank You to our Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week
April 23rd – 29th

The Boulder Art Association would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE


To the many volunteers who lend us their time, talent, voice and support.
We couldn’t do it without you.

Thank You!


The Boulder Art Association would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Juried Art Exhibition such a great success.  To all of the artists, volunteers, members, corporate sponsors, community supporters - and especially to our amazing judge, Nancy Wylie, thank you.  We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. 


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Holiday Party + White Elephant Gift Exchange

You’re invited to the Boulder Art Association’s annual holiday party and white elephant gift exchange!

Display your art on our website!

The Boulder Art Association is offering a new benefit to our members: a FREE page on our website to display your art! If you already have a website, a Member Page could direct more traffic to your site. If you don’t have your own place on the internet, this is an easy way to bring your art to a wider audience. 

Art Commission Opportunity For Boulder Artist – Pencil Sketch Reproduction

A local resident would like to hire a Boulder Art Association member to reproduce an aging pencil sketch. The original pencil portrait was done many years ago in a Coast Guard boot camp by a friend. The paper was acid based and the drawing has become stained and faded over time.  

Message From Boulder Art Association President, Sharon Samson, April 19, 2016

Hi everyone,

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Member Meeting. Keep your fingers crossed that there is no snow. Weather cancellations have been a problem for art guilds throughout our area. The forecast for Tuesday is 52 and partially sunny at 6:30 pm when the meeting starts. The April meeting is 6:00 pm to 8:00.

Art Class Instructor Needed For Golden West Senior Living Community

Golden West is a not-for-profit senior living community in the heart of Boulder, Colorado that has been meeting the needs of adults and their families for more than 50 years.  Golden West residents can participate in a wide range of programs and organized activities that are an important part of their community.

Boulder Art Association Marketing Interns Needed

The Boulder Art Association is looking for 1 or 2 volunteer interns to help with marketing for the organization. No previous marketing experience is necessary, but a basic understanding of the internet and access to a personal computer or laptop is required.

Learn How Marketing Can Help Your Art Business

  • Do you struggle as an artist to find buyers for your art?
  • Are you confused about how to setup or maintain your website?
  • Have you heard you should be use social media, but you don’t why or how to get started?
  • Do you know how to create an ongoing dialog with your collectors so they continue to buy more of your artwork?
  • Do you think marketing can help you build a successful art business?

We can answer these questions and you can learn while you’re helping BAA.

BLDG 61 – New Makerspace at Boulder Public Library

We want the Boulder artist community to know about the new BLDG 61: Boulder Library Makerspace which will begin normal hours of operation on February 19th in the Main Branch of the Boulder Public Library.

The Maker Movement at Boulder Public Library

This new resource is part of The Maker Movement at Boulder Public Library.  The maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing in a social environment. The library provides tools, space, and resources to further the Maker Movement here in Boulder. The new BLDG 61 is made possible through a grant from the Boulder Library Foundation.