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VAST Vision November, 2021
"Creating with Dyes and Paint on Silk/Textiles"
With Mindy Faubion
Wednesday, November 3
VAST Meetings take place at the (PAAC)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 
November 3, 6:45-8:30pm
The presentation is free for VAST Members, and $5 for guests.

You are invited to attend our monthly VAST meeting on Nov 3rd, 2021 at 6:45 pm. This month we welcome artist and VAST member Mindy Faubion, to be our speaker for the evening. Mindy will be presenting information on using dyes, paints and other mediums and the textiles that are most suited for their application. Her demonstration will include how to use the various dyes, paints and mediums to textiles (mainly silk) on stretched fabric. Attendees will be able to try out some techniques or sample scarves. You can also take a chance to win the demonstration scarf that Mindy paints for $5.00. All proceeds will go toward an award during the 175 Mile Exhibit.    
Mindy is a watercolor and pastel artist who loves to stretch herself in different mediums. She loves fibers and textures and also makes unique clay items with intricate designs. "My art is more than a reproduction of what I photograph or see. It makes visible the art in nature and in us. I enjoy detail, realistic imagery, and lots of color. I use watercolor and pastels to paint macro images that magnify the variety of shapes, colors, lines and textures that are found in nature along with our unique and colorful nature as individuals." 

You can attend the meeting at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, located at 400 E Hickory, Denton, Texas or view the program on Facebook live on the Visual Arts Society of Texas facebook page.   

*Note to attendees: The PAAC will have socially distanced seating and they require that you wear a face covering. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting will be streamed on the VAST’s Facebook page:
VAST Calendars Will be Available
at the November Meeting
Our only VAST fundraiser is the artwork filled VAST Calendar. They make fabulous gifts for the holidays and help support our group. Thanks in advance for purchasing!
VAST Member Show on View Until
December 11
Come See the Members Exhibition at the Meadows Gallery,
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
September 17 - December 11
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)
Be a Vendor at the Denton Community Holiday Market!
Apply to be a One Time Holiday Market Vendor at the Denton Community Market, November 27,
DCM is a producer-only art and farmer’s market in downtown Denton. We feature live music, kids activities, local farms, local artists, food trucks, food vendors, and more! Help us strengthen the Denton community by providing economic opportunities to our friends and neighbors.
Visit us every Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM, April through November, at 317 W. Mulberry St. in Denton, Texas.

For application and information for vendors,
October Mini Show Winners
First Place Winner: Darla Bostick

Hike to Box Canyon Ghost Ranch, watercolor

Second Place: Alfredo Santesteban

Joe Ugly,  acrylic & oil stick

2021 VAST Calendar Artists
November Calendar Art
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!
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?
November Birthdays
1 Hannah Höch 1889
2 Jean Baptiste Chardin 1699
2 Richard Serra 1938
5 Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh 1864
10 William Hogarth 1697
11 Paul Signac 1863
12 Auguste Rodin 1840
14 Claude Monet 1840
14 Sonia Delaunay 1885
15 Wayne Thiebaud, 1920

15 Georgia O’Keeffe 1887
15 Miriam Shapiro 1923
18 Ana Mendieta 1948
19 Nicholas Poussin 1594
21 Rene Magritte 1898
24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864
26 George Segal 1924
26 Kara Walker 1969
28 William Blake 1757
30 Marina Abramović 1946
Art Opportunities and Proposals
Call for Art – Lucha Libre Exhibition at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Dallas artist and curator, Jose Vargas, are seeking entries for the Lucha Libre art exhibition. The central theme of the exhibition is Luchadores (Mexican Wrestlers). The term Lucha Libre translates to Free Fight, or Fight Freestyle.
Free to enter!
No entry fee is required. Artists may submit digitals of up to two pieces.  
Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2021, to January 21, 2022.
Deadline: November 23, 2021, 5:00 PM.
Reception with the artists: December 11, 2021 (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Gallery talk with curator and artists: January 21 (6:00 – 7:00 PM)

Artists should submit entries as digital files along with their entry form to
For Prospectus and entry form, visit
Contact Jose Vargas if you have any questions.