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VAST Vision September, 2021
Welcome Back, Everyone!
Justine Wollaston on "Staying Unstuck: How to Evolve With Art"
Wednesday, Sept. 1
VAST Meetings take place at the (PAAC)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 
September 1, 6:45-8:30pm

Join us for our first meeting of the 2021-2022 VAST programing. Our speaker this month will be Justine Wollaston, a very versatile artist who resides in the Pilot Point area. The title of her talk is "Staying Unstuck: How to Evolve with Art". She will talk about ways to keep the art adventure thriving and expansive.  

Wollaston describes herself as "a semi-professional creative" but she makes all kinds of art. She is best known for her murals and large blue horse sculptures. Wollaston also writes and speaks about art and creativity, makes fun short films, and has recently added 'actor' to her resume. Reading entries on her facebook, you find that she is also a thoughtful poetic writer about her art and life. Justine is a proponent of life as a work of art. 

Note to attendees: The PAAC will have seats with socially distant space and they also require that you wear a face covering. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting will be streamed on the VAST Facebook page. Click button below Justine's artwork or search for "visual arts society of Texas" in Facebook.
Opening Reception for VAST Member Show
September 17
Visual Arts Society of Texas
Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
September 17 - December 11
Opening Reception: September 17, 2021
Closing Reception: December 11

Juror for the exhibit is Katherine Liontas Warren. The exhibition highlights the talented and creative works of the artist members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas.
(Print by Magda Plagge)
VAST Workshop
Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash
Primary Magic 
Watercolor Workshop with 
Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash
October 4, 5, and 6, 2021
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory, Denton

Time: 9:30 – 4:00; Limit: 15
Fee: VAST Members: $240; Non-Members $275
Deposit: $50 to secure place in workshop
Balance: Due on or before Sept. 30
Remit check to: VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202 or Use personal PayPal Account to remit to
Note: Deposit “Liz Yarosz Workshop” 
Contact: Jo Williams, 940.453.0817,; or Robin Huttash, 940-206-0402; 
Supply List: Available upon deposit.


Artists of all levels will savor these forgotten approaches to painting. We will explore fascinating ways of using pigments that reveal secrets from the old masters. Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will magnify your knowledge of the ancient and contemporary world of watercolor. Using primary colors as glazing reveals how to make the most out of yellow, red and blue. 

Watercolor monotypes will cap the workshop experience. Many of my students like to call this experience “the bomb” – meaning that it’s the most exciting conclusion to a workshop they’ve ever experienced. Even if you have done “watercolor monotypes” before, you’ve never done it THIS way. You will love the wonderful, fulfilling traditional practice that watercolor painters rarely experience……hold on, because this will set you on fire! Participating artists will use a printing press and printing plates provided by the instructor.
Watercolor paint and special paper is all you’ll need!  

You are encouraged to pursue your own interests in subject and style ranging from still life, landscape, portraits to abstraction. Just be happy – paint whatever you want to! Bring a portfolio and works in progress - bring slides or photos of your work, too! The instructor is interested in what advice YOU need from her in this workshop. Enjoy learning new ways to create AND strengthen your own style.   
For further information:
Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash
Wichita Falls, TX  
175-Mile Exhibition
Upcoming Exhibition: 175-Mile Exhibition
  • Images will be due October 25
  • Images will be sent to
  • Watch for more information!
2021 VAST Calendar Artists
August Calendar Art
September Calendar Art
Greater Denton Arts Council Call for Entries
30 UNDER 30
The North Texas area is filled with amazing young talent, from students at the local universities to artists with no formal training, we are lucky to have these creative young people in our community. The Greater Denton Arts Council wants to showcase these young artists 30 years of age or younger, connecting them with our supportive community.

30 UNDER 30 was created to give North Texas artists a chance to showcase in a space without having to worry about having 20-30 pieces to fill up a gallery show.

Call is open for the 2022 exhibition in Spring 2022. Show will be in the Meadows Gallery in Denton, Texas between Late January – April 2022.
There is no fee for entry.
Any form of media can be submitted.
Deadline for submission is September 27, 2021.
Artists will be notified of selection in mid October.

Questions can be emailed to Jenny Bates at
2020 exhibition can be viewed at
VAST Membership News
The “VAST YEAR” runs from June 1 through May 31, so YES we are renewing for our upcoming year! Our current dues are: Individual, $37; Family, $47; Educator, $27; Student, $17. VAST starts collecting dues for the upcoming year March 1.

Some items to note:
  • Members joining for the first time on or after March 1 receive 3 months (March/April/May) free.
  • Each year renewing and new members are asked to fill out a Member Registration Form to update all member information.
  • VAST is an all-volunteer organization. Please consider sharing your time, talent, and skills with us. Projects, skills and needs are listed on the Member Registration Form. Your help is needed and wanted!

To RENEW, or JOIN for the first time, have your credit card ready to use for the payment process and go to:

Membership questions? Read or email the Membership Chair (this email is monitored twice weekly so please be patient): 

The VAST officers, board of directors, chair persons
all hope you enjoy your membership experience!
Keep in Touch with us!
To be sure you receive membership news and the Vision newsletter, make sure that your electronic address book has the emails below added to your contacts list. (Or they may end up in your junk mail!) (VISION Newsletter)
Member Workshops, Classifieds, Want Ads, Etc.
VAST Members have the opportunity to advertise art related information in the newsletter 2 times per VAST year - June 1st through May 31st. This ad must be sent to the editor by the 15th of the month and is subject to the approval of VAST. VAST reserves the right to edit.
Members in the News
Please let us know if you have gotten in a show or publication, or are having an exhibition!
Alfredo Santesteban:
Dreaming of Art Exhibit in Lewisville

VAST member Alfredo Santesteban has his work on exhibit in the North Hall of the Lewisville Grand Theater & Gallery, 100 Church St, Lewisville, from August 20th until September 18th. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Darla Bostick was given Signature Status by the Texas Watercolor Society and her work, Spirit of Chichen Itza (above) was accepted.

Dressed in Her Best, Jordan (pictured right) won Honorable Mention in the Alaska Watercolor Society 47th Annual International Show. 
Darla Bostick
Given Signature Status
VAST's Revolving Exhibitions
Please contact the coordinator for the exhibit(s) that you would like to be considered for.
"Off the Shelves" exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library 
The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland Street, Denton TX, 76201

"Through the Ages" exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Aurora Cabrera Dawson is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at
The Denton Senior Center is located at 509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX 
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

"Stoked About Denton" Exhibition, 
608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. 
This exhibition space is currently under construction.
Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Denton, TX
"A Creative Art Studio and Gallery" on Facebook or

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
For more information:
Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
University of North Texas Art Galleries
CVAD Gallery
Paul Voertman Gallery
For more information: UNT galleries 
Do You Share a Birthday With a Famous Artist?
September Birthdays

1 Elizabeth Shippen Green 1871
5 Caspar David Friedrich 1774
2 Romare Bearden 1911
6 Jessie Wilcox Smith 1863
7 Jacob Lawrence 1917
12 Ben Shahn 1898
13 Robert Indiana 1928

15 Jean Hans Arp 1887
19 Clyde Connell 1901
23 Susanne Valadon 1865
23 Louise Nevelson 1899
23 Susanne Valadon 1865
25 Mark Rothko 1903
26 Theodore Gericault 1791
28 Caravaggio 1573
Art Opportunities and Proposals
The Bath House Cultural Center
Dia de los Muertos: The Everlasting Bondexhibition, Call for Entries
After hosting the show online in 2020, the Bath House Cultural Center will present the 35th annual Day of the Dead art exhibition in its gallery spaces from October 16 to November 6, 2021. 
The center is seeking entries for this year’s Día de los Muertos: The Everlasting Bondexhibition. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 18, 2021. This call is open to artists who live in North Texas.
To read the exhibition prospectus, please visit
Wichita Falls Art Association:
"3D and Threads Show" Call for Entries
Wichita Falls Art Association
Deadline: September 16, 2021 at midnight
Entry Fees: $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers for one to three pieces
Exhibition dates: October1-30, 2021
Reception and Awards: October 4
  • Best of Show – $500
  • First – $300
  • Second – $200
  • Third -$100

Eligible Media Includes: Pottery, Tapestries, Textiles, Mixed Fiber Media, Leather Work, Metal Work. Woodwork, Sculpture,(including soft sculpture), and Stained Glass, Jewelry, Wearable Art, and Mosaics. Pieces must have been produced in the last two years.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Call for Entries
Exhibition Dates: December 12 - February 20, 2021
Juror: Mae Shore, Master Printer and founder of Shore Publishing & Cheymore Gallery
BEST IN SHOW: Solo exhibition in the Center’s lithography room gallery to coincide with the Annual Members’ Exhibition 2022
SECOND PRIZE: Half-day with CCP Printer
HONORABLE MENTIONS: One-day studio rental
AWARDS: 2 Awards of $250 each to be put towards a CCP workshop
RECEIVING DATES: CCP will begin to accept work the week of November 28, 2021. No submissions accepted after December 4, 2021. Mailed entries must be received by December 4, 2021.
ENTRY FEE: A $20 fee per artist is required to help defray the costs of the exhibition.
Weatherford Art Association
Call for Entries: Spirit of the West Juried Show
Spirit of the West will celebrate the heritage of the American West. Art should capture not only landscapes but the rugged independence and tenacious adventures of the majestic west and the individuals and animals that made it happen!
Location: Doss Heritage & Cultural Center – 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford
Exhibition Dates: Oct. 5 - Nov.13

Images Due: Sept. 6
Artists should submit pictures of their work online to Please send registration and fees by September 6th to:  Cindi Neverdousky, 504 Queensway Rd., Willow Park, Tx 76087
Awards given for Best of Show and Awards of Merit. Prizes in the past have been substantial. 

Email with any questions. Indicate Spirit of the West in the subject line of your email.
Weatherford Art Association
Call for Entries: Spirit of the West Juried Show
Irving Art Association Animal Art Exhibit
Any animal species is acceptable as subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX 75062
Open to area artists.
Exhibition Dates: September 26 – October 29, 2021
Entry Fees: $25 IAA members; $40 nonmembers
Payment: check or exact cash on drop-off
Email entries due: Thursday, Sept. 23 by midnight (no image required)
Drop-off entries Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 am-2 pm. (Drop-in entries will be accepted as long as there is room – call 972-721-2488 on Saturday to confirm.)
Up to three entries per artist.
Submitted works must be original and have been completed within the previous 3 years(completed after September 1, 2018) and not accepted into a previous IAA Animal Art Exhibit.