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VAST Vision January, 2022
The VAST Board Meeting is on Saturday, February 12 - 10:00am, format and location to be determined.
Wednesday, January 5 Meeting Canceled
But that doesn't mean we are not moving FORWARD!
To All VAST Members from VAST President Barbara Lindley:

Due to the highly contagious nature of the Omnicron variant strain of COVID we canceled our January VAST General Meeting on 01/05/2022. 

We are planning on meeting in person at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Wednesday February 2, 2022, with a program by artist Kim Morrow. She will be demonstrating and manipulating alcohol inks with heat.

A March watercolor workshop by Cecy Turner has been scheduled. Please see information below, or refer to our website.

On Wednesday March 2, 2022, the VAST General Meeting presenter will be Cecy Turner in person at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Turner will demo her work in watercolor or oil - details of the program are pending. 
175-Mile Exhibition Dates: January 5 - February 19
See it in person; view it on-line!
14th Annual VAST 175-Mile Exhibition
January 5 - February 19, 2022
Gough Gallery
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201
Closing Reception February 19, 2-4pm
The art work was hung in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson/Appleton Arts Center on December 15, 2021 by the Gallerists Group of VAST.
The exhibition will open to the public on January 5th, 2022. The closing reception and announcement of awards will be February 19th, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm. Artists can pick up their catalogs and art work after the closing reception.

The juror was Soon.Y Warren. Artwork to left is Warren's work.

Catch this exhibit, with artists' statements, ONLINE.
VAST Sponsored Workshop with Cecy Turner
March 1 - 2.
Landscape and Architectural
Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Cecy Turner

March 1-2, 2022 - 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Patterson-Appleton Art Center
               400 E. Hickory, Denton 76201
Fee:        $175 (VAST Members)
               $210 (Non-Members)
Limit:       15 (minimum of 10 for class to be held)
Deposit:   $50
Balance:  Due by February 25
Use personal PayPal Account to remit to: and designate as “Cecy Turner Workshop” 
Workshop Coordinator:  Jo Williams 940.453.0817;

Workshop Description: Painting landscape and a street scene in watercolor with full demonstrations both days. Focus on values and large shapes is primary and you will learn fun, easy and quick ways to do value studies before tackling the painting! Students will come away with valuable knowledge to paint more powerful watercolors through a predetermined value system, soft edges, strong composition, and negative painting. Reasons for every decision, color mixes and compositional structuring will be given.

Bio: Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist and a Texas native. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and did post-graduate study in art at University of North Texas and has studied under numerous accomplished artists in both oil and watercolor. Feature articles about her have appeared in Art of the West Magazine, Artists Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover), The Best of Flower Painting, and she was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch." Cecy holds Signature Memberships in American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society, American Women Artists and Plein Air Artists Colorado. She is a Fellow of American Artists Professional League and Master Signature Member and Past President of Women Artists of the West. She has won awards in numerous juried competitions. Cecy prefers to paint plein air, and since she began spending half of every year in Colorado her plein air painting has increased to almost daily. She delights in discovering a place she can see something very special about and convey that feeling to others in her work, making it her own. The effects of light and atmosphere are her favorite things to capture in paint. She has enjoyed teaching classes and workshops in both oil and watercolor.
Works by Cecy Turner
VAST Member Exhibition Winners
Closing Reception for the Members Exhibition was held in the Meadows Gallery, PAAC on December 11.

The following artists received awards:

$500 Best of Show Corky Stuckenbruck Memorial Award (Gail Cope)
Award Winner: David Blow, Covid Dream
$400 First Place 2D Don and Pat Edwards Award Winner:
Tonya Littmann, BEEatrice
$400 First Place 3D Edmonia Lewis Award Winner:
Patricia Kreider, Pearl, silver necklace
$300 Second Place Susan K. Vaughan Memorial Award (Michael Hennen)
Award Winner: Ellen Frenkel, Nine Existential Stories
$200 Third Place Hillman-Kerley-Karl Award (Jan Hillman, Cathy Kerley, Kimberly Karl)
Award Winner: Gail Cope, The Night Pack
$175 Fourth Place Carol and Dave Rowley Award Winner: Robin Butt, At the Waters Edge
$150 Pride of Denton Ray and Eloise Sears Award Winner:
Deborah Boschert, Rising and Setting
$100 Honorable Mention Award (Jo and Johnny Williams)
Award Winner: Barbara Lindley, Al-Juan
Congratulations to the five Honorable Mention winners:

Honorable Mention Award (Jo and Johnny Williams)
Barbara Lindley
Deyja Stewart
Nel Dorn Byrd
Pat Heberling
Alfredo Santesteban

Thank you, Award Sponsors, for your generosity!
Gail Cope
Don and Pat Edwards
Michael Hennen
Jan Hillman
Kimberly Karl
Kathy Kerley
Dave and Carol Rowley
Ray and Eloise Sears
Jo and Johnny Williams                    
Be a Part of the VAST Gallerists!
The Gallerists “Come hang with us.”
·       Meet other gallerists who enjoy working to create beautiful and exciting exhibitions for
·       Become a professional at hanging a show.
·       Get all the insiders’ tips on making art look good in your own space.
·       Learn tips from experts on how to successfully enter exhibitions.
·       The Gallerists will be provided with interesting, vintage accouterments to protect their
clothing, or other fun perks to take away from each exhibition hanging. 
·       This event will be catered to fine gallerists high tea standards. (Perhaps with other
beverages besides hot tea, but always attempting to meet their elevated standards.)

Please notify Gail Cope if you want to be a part of the New Gallerists for the Members Exhibition. 214-500-246 or
Volunteer Judges Needed for 50th Annual North Texas Regional High School German Contest
Due to the rise of the COVID-19 cases currently, the 50th Annual North Texas Regional German Contest for High School Students will be an all virtual contest in 2022. This is a change made Wednesday night 1/5/22 by the organizers.

VAST Vice President Exhibits, Gail Cope, needs artist-volunteers to judge various categories of art submissions for the contest.

The categories of art submissions are:
  • Club album
  • Crafts
  • Doll costume
  • Gingerbread house (traditional and non-traditional)
  • Kit models
  • Original models
  • Needlework
  • Painting
  • Photo essay
  • Photography
  • Poster design
  • Shirt design

Contact Gail at by January 15, 2022 if you're interested in participating or you have any questions. In your email to Gail Cope please indicate a MINIMUM of two areas of interest you would like to judge from the category list above. 

Very detailed instructions on how to view what you are to judge AND how to enter your judging points will be sent to all judges by email on 2/5/22 at 9 a.m. You can work on the judging at your own pace with the deadline to complete judging by midnight 2/7/22. This is the second year the contest will be virtual; VAST members who participated in the virtual contest in 2021 found that the virtual judging was well organized and easy to do at home from one's computer (recommended over a tablet due to the photos you examine). 


What: The Virtual 50th Annual North Texas Regional German Contest for High School Students

Deadline for indicating volunteer interest in judging: Saturday, January 15, 2022
   Send email to ;
   Include a minimum of two areas of judging interest (i.e., "Shirt Design," "Photography")

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 - Materials for judging will become available by 9 a.m. 2/5/22. Complete instructions will be sent by email to all judges. 

Don't Miss Out on 2022 Merging Visions!
Merging Visions - the exhibit that pairs artists' work with poets' poems - is set for June 4 to June 25, 2022 at the UNT CoLab, 207 N. Elm Street, Denton. The Denton Poets Assembly ("DPA") is the sponsor and organizer of this exhibit. 

This will be the thirteenth year of this exhibit of pairings, and the DPA is excited to once again hold an in-person event. ALL area artists are invited to participate in the selection of materials for the exhibit. 

THE MERGING VISIONS PROSPECTUS - a pamphlet with all of the pertinent information about the exhibit, the timeline, and entry requirements can be found HERE. Please feel free to pass this information on to artist friends within a 100 mile radius of Denton. 

November 17, 2021 marks the opening of a private online site where artwork will be available for viewing by poets, and poetry will be available for viewing by artists. Denton Poets Assembly will close the private online site on January 14, 2022 for new submissions. The organization is limiting the number of pairings for the exhibit to 30 pairings. If 30 pairings have not been established by January 14, 2022, DPA reserves the right to continue receiving new submissions until the limit is reached. Please read the prospectus for information on contact emails and all deadlines.

This year marks the first time that the pairings will be JURIED into the exhibit so deadlines are important. Over the past 12 years of Merging Visions VAST artists have created some wonderful pairings of "Art & Poetry" for past Merging Visions exhibits, so please give consideration to participating in this unique and very well attended exhibit. 
For more information:
VAST's Membership Team
Greater Denton Arts Council 2022 Materials: Hard+Soft
The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 35th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.
Juror is Tanya Aguiñiga
Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 13.

Exhibition dates: May 27 - August 27, 2022.
Entry fee: $30 for GDAC members and $35 for non-members.
There will be cash prizes for the competition.
Details about scholarships & the entry process can be found at

Questions can be emailed to
December Mini Show Winners
First Place Winner: Jo Williams
Somewhere in New Mexico, watercolor
Second Place: Kathie Chan
2 Koi, acrylic
Members in the News
Darla Bostick's "Dressed in Her Best, Jordan" was part of the Society of Watercolor Artists' Membership Show...celebrating the 40th birthday of SWA in Fort Worth. 

Two other watercolors, "Afternoon in Cambodia" and "Not Your Ordinary Cabbage" were included in the Visual Arts League of Allen exhibition in the VALA Gallery in The McKinney Cotton Mill through December 12.

2022 VAST Calendar Artists

January 2022 Calendar Art
VAST Membership News
The “VAST YEAR” runs from June 1 through May 31; 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.
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.
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 
Art Opportunities and Proposals
2022 37th Annual Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
The Texas & Neighbors Exhibition is an annual collaboration between the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Artists from Texas and neighboring states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma) are invited to compete. 

Juror: Billy Hassell, Texas artist.
Deadline: March 1, 2022.
Entry and payment will be through CaFE ( 
To register, Click Here.
$9,000 in awards! This year we have an additional awards category Printmaking, for a total of eight media categories: Oil Painting, Acrylics, Water Media, Mixed Media / Other Media (2D), Drawing (Dry Media), Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture / 3D, We have also expanded the scope of the Mixed Media and Sculpture categories.

For the entry rules, see the 2022 Prospectus.
5th Annual Art214 Juried Exhibition
The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) announces a call for entries for the 5th annual ART214 juried exhibition, which will be presented during Dallas Arts Month in 2022.

Deadline: Saturday, February 5, 2022 (6pm)
Jurors: Marilyn Waligore, Raul Rodriguez, Narong Tintamusik, Gerald L. Leavell II, and David McCullough
Exhibition Dates: March 31, 2022 – May 1, 2022
Viewing Hours: Open viewing during public events, all other events will be by appointment.

Visual artists who live in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Greater North Texas region are eligible to apply.
Five OAC facilities, Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Moody Performance Hall, Oak Cliff Cultural Center and South Dallas Cultural Center, are organizing this collaborative multi-venue juried exhibition that showcases the talented artists from our region.

For Full Information: Check Here.
For more details, including instructions for submitting entries, please visit
Or contact:
Cultural Programs Coordinator
Performing Arts / Technical Coordinator
Stewart W. Mikkelsen •
Visual Arts Coordinator / Curator
Enrique Fernández Cervantes •
The 2022 IAA Photography Competition
Open to all D/FW and surrounding area residents.
Entry Fee: (for up to three images): $25 IAA Members,$40 Non-Members
Deadline: Thursday, October 28th by 11:59pm


All entries will be accepted into the competition, with the possible exception of content or size disqualification. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Termination of entry submission will be when the maximum number of submissions has been received, or on Thursday, January 20th, at 11:59 pm, whichever comes first.
Awards will be selected at the discretion of the juror(s).
Complete Prospectus: Click Here.
Irving Art Association
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061
Mailing: P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581
Exhibit Curator: Terry Cockerham -