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VAST Vision February, 2021
VAST Board meeting - February 20, 9:30am, by ZOOM. Members are invited. Please reply to newsletter for information.
VAST Demonstration - February 3, 6:45pm
Join Us! Mark Warner will be our guest artist.
Members are welcome to Zoom the February 3 VAST meeting which will start at 6:45pm on Wednesday.

Mark Warner grew up on the Welsh coast. He received art training in Fine Art at Newport. His intrigue with the coast still powerful, he located his studio on the Shropshire/Wales border, near the coast.

Warner’s paintings follow the detailed charcoal sketches he constructs from observation, notes, and photos. But once he paints, often in plein aire, he loosens the image using line and color to define it. As he says, he “adores using color while interpreting light and a love for the materials.” Warner often uses bright, non-local color to increase intensity and contrast. He is skilled in a wide variety of media -- oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor – and surfaces including paper, board, and canvas.

Warner enjoys giving presentations, workshops and teaching as well as organizing trips to France and Italy. Check out his informative website at
Low Tide (Red)
Woodland Trail 2
Tune in to the Zoom Session to see Mark Warner's demonstration and how he interprets this scene.

Instagram: @artmarkwarner
Twitter: @markwarnerart
Facebook: markwarnerartistandtutor
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VAST Member Workshop Opportunity
Mark Warner Workshop - Feb. 22
The Visual Arts Society of Texas presents "Painting a Landscape with Mark Warner." Mark was brought up on the West Wales coast at Aberystwyth and studied Fine Art in Newport. He is now working from his home studio on the Shropshire/Wales border. Growing up on the coast has had a huge impact on the way he developed his approach to painting and how he views the landscapes. 

Join us for this 3 hour Zoom landscape workshop. You will be emailed a photo ahead of time and can paint along with Mark while he works from his home across the Atlantic.  
Acrylic Workshop with Mark Warner
Date:  February 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm 
(Central Standard Time)
Place: Zoom Workshop
Cost $35

Contact Robin Huttash at 940 206-0402 to sign up. We accept PayPal. Upon registration, Zoom information will be supplied.
Supplies for Workshop:

Mark will be working on colored pastel paper approximately 20 x 24 inches.  He often works with blue paper but you can also use watercolor paper or a canvas.  
If you use paper, you will want a board and easel if you choose to use one. 
Brushes - Softer Acrylic/Watercolor (Not hard oil brushes)

A palette/cloth/waterpot

Acrylic paints - White, Light Green, Hookers Green, Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Burnt Umber, Lemon Yellow, Crimson, Cad red and any other colors you may have.
We are in need of art for our Revolving Art Exhibits. If you have a grouping of work to show, contact us.
We are looking for artists who have 8-12 pieces that would be ready to go up at the Emily Fowler Central Library. 

Please contact if interested or have questions.
Carol Stoecker
Look for more exhibition spaces in the Revolving Exhibit article below.
Critique Group - Led by Jo Williams
Must be a VAST member to join.
Safe distancing procedures followed.
The VAST critique group of VAST has an opening for 3 new members beginning in January. The group meets once a month on the 4th Thursday from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. September through December and January through May. You must be a current member of VAST. 

The cost for the session beginning in January is $60.00. The group currently meets in a large space at the Global Spheres Church in Corinth in a space that provides safe social distance. At this time masks are required.  
Jo Williams is the critiquer, she is a well known local artist and teacher with many years of experience teaching, conducting workshops and judgings shows. The critique process addresses technical, design, and composition issues. Up to two pieces of art per participant are critiqued at each meeting. 
For more information call Jackie Haugen, coordinator at 972-672-0188, or email at
VAST Virtual Mini Shows
Dear VAST Members:

While not meeting in person, VAST will run its monthly mini-show virtually. Please look for an email from VAST Membership Chair at the beginning of each month with the details for entry (specifically photo size, photo naming, and artist information), and send the information and photo of your artwork to before the 15th of the month (for 2020 VAST Artist of the Year, the mini-show will continue in February, March, April, and May 2021). 

Voting information will be sent to the member email on record with VAST after the 16th of the month. The winners will be announced at the monthly meeting to all the membership. They will also be posted on the VAST website. 
VAST Artist Day Out
VADO has been suspended until the PAAC is re-opened.
You sure can Renew Your Membership or Join NOW!
2020-2021 VAST Membership Levels
$17 - Student    $27 - Educator*   $37 - Individual   $47 - Family 

Download form below. Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton TX  76202

You may renew by the following methods:
  • Download membership form below. Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202. Make checks payable to "VAST." 
  • Pay by PayPal on our website, under the "Join" dropdown menu.
  • Pay by credit card, check or cash at our meetings. Meetings start in September.

For membership questions, please contact Carol Rowley at
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 business card-sized 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
Becca Hines Exhibits
at the Denton Embassy Suites and Convention Center

Becca Hines' statement and works can be seen online here.
Becca Hines
December 17, 2020 - June 30, 2021

The Greater Denton Arts Council and Embassy Suites have partnered to showcase our talented city in two exhibition spaces in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel & Denton Convention Center.

One space near the Houlihan’s Restaurant highlights Denton-centric artwork by local artists. The other space, the hall on the way to the pool, is the space were our friends at Calhoun Middle School share their amazing artistic talents!
Please let us know if you have gotten in a show or publication, or are having an exhibition!
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

Dina Good's work is on display at the library.

Coordinator for exhibit: Carol Stoecker 
If you are interested in showing, please contact her at
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.
Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at
Good for the Mind
Answers Below.
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?
February Birthdays
Thanks for compiling the birthdays, Gail Cope!
Please respond to this email to add your February famous artists to the list!  

1 Thomas Cole 1801
3 Norman Rockwell 1894
4 El Anatsui 1944
8 Franz Marc 1884
8 Paula Modersohn-Becker 1876
8 Melissa Miller 1989
11 Max Beckmann 1884
12 Joan Mitchell 1925
13 Grant Wood 1892
14 Katharina Fritsch 1956
20 Ansel Adams 1902
20 Louisa Matthíasdóttir 1917
24 Winslow Homer 1836
25 Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841
28 Kehinde Wiley 1977
29 Augusta Savage 1892
Art Opportunities and Proposals
Call for Entry: 13th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2021
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is delighted to announce the 13th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition. This juried competition and exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from around the world and across the U.S.A.

April 3, 2021 (POSTMARK)

Christina Weyl, Independent art historian and author of the book The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York

June 6 - August 29, 2021

Meadows Museum Accepting Applications for
2021 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award
The Meadows Museum, SMU, is accepting applications now through March 1, 2021, from area artists for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts.

The cash prize for the award is $2,500.
The competition is accepting entries in the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, construction, video, photography, performance, and installation.
To be eligible, an artist must reside in one of the following North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, or Wise.
To enter, visit to download an application. For questions, contact Shelley DeMaria (214-768-4246;

The Moss/Chumley Memorial Fund was established in 1989 by Frank Moss and the Meadows Museum as a tribute to Jim Chumley; Moss's name was added to the fund upon his death in 1991. Moss and Chumley were two Dallas art dealers who made outstanding contributions to the visual arts in North Texas during the 1980s. The pair operated the Nimbus Gallery on Routh Street from 1980 to 1987 and the Moss/Chumley Gallery at the Crescent Court from 1986 to 1989, where they showcased numerous new artists. Established in 1995, the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award is given in their memory.

Carrie Sanger
Marketing & PR Manager, Meadows Museum
Outdoor Interactive Sculpture Call - Lewisville
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $90,000
Deadline: 2/28/21

The City of Lewisville has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project to celebrate the culture of the Chin refugee community in Lewisville, Texas. There are more than 4,000 Chin residents in Lewisville, many of whom endured great hardships and made a 1,500-mile journey on foot in order to escape oppression in their home country of Burma (now called Myanmar). This community has settled and grown in Lewisville and now represents the second-largest ethnic group in the city. Even so, the Chin story is not well known by many residents and visitors in Lewisville.

The City is interested in commissioning an artist or group of artists to create a public art piece that can tell the Chin story and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. The permanent stone sculpture will be installed in a city park located very near Chin neighborhoods and churches.
Navasota Artist in Residence Program
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is happy to open applications for the Navasota Artist in Residence Program!
In partnership with the City of Navasota the program is in the quaint community (of Navasota, TX), just 25 minutes south of College Station on Hwy 6. The program gives three artists the opportunity to live and create art at the Horlock Art Gallery & History Museum, for six months. The house features living quarters with a studio/gallery space, which creates a unique experience and atmosphere for the artists.
Each artist will receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases.
College Station Artist in Residence Program
Summer 2021
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is excited to accept applications for the College Station Artist in Residence Program! This program allows the artist to spend summer months working on projects, adding to their portfolio, and preparing for a solo exhibit at The Arts Council of Brazos Valley Gallery. Living quarters and stipend is provided. Who is eligible? Any current student enrolled in a visual arts program at a community college or university, or a graduate of a visual arts program from a community college OR four-year university; OR master’s program graduate in the past year.
Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s
Fresh Start 2021 – call for entries
We are looking towards a new beginning with our “Fresh Start” Juried Exhibition as an opportunity to create from an awakening of a new concept, a new proposal, new material, or a new desire to express yourself be inspired by this new beginning. Let’s have a Fresh Start in 2021!
Submission is for VAGF members only. Non-members may participate in the show by paying the membership fee online at prior to the submission deadline.
Free submission for up to three images.
Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The subject matter is open. All works must be the original concept of the artist and must not have been previously shown in VAGF shows.

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2021
Acceptance: March 2, 2021
Load-In: March 7, 2021, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
The show will run from March 8 to April 4, 2021
Load-Out: March 1st
Reception: TBD
For more about the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco see
Oil Painters of America, 30th Annual Exhibition Call
Oil Painters of America will be holding its 30th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, April 9 – May 16, 2021 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, California.
Awards: $25,000 Best of Show, over 30 awards to be given, with around $100,000 to be given out.
Juror: Master Artist Jeffrey Watts OPAM.
Deadline: January 22, 2021. 
To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2021 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications.

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for one entry, $45 for two entries; $60 for three entries; only one painting may be accepted. Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in. 
For a prospectus, visit our website at
The 36th 2021 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association
Open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Exhibition Location: Irving Art Center, Irving, TX
Exhibition Dates: May 15 – June 12, 2021
Entry Fee of $55 ($45 for IAA members)
Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Awards: $10,000 in prizes! Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows.
For more information see the website: