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VAST Vision October, 2021
Artist Liz Yarosz-Ash will be presenting at VAST
Wednesday, October 6
VAST Meetings take place at the (PAAC)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 
October 6, 6:45-8:30pm
The presentation is free for VAST Members, and $5 for guests.

*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:

Join us for another fun Visual Art Society of Texas monthly meeting. This month we welcome artist Liz Yarosz-Ash as our special presenter. Her presentation will be about primary color painting and how to get the most out of transparent glazes in watercolor, oil and acrylic.

Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash is a nationally recognized and award-winning artist, teacher and juror. She has shown in over 388 exhibitions and has received over 86 exhibition awards. Yarosz-Ash is Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Included in her many noteworthy adventures, she served as a Fulbright Specialist to Grenada, West Indies in 2013. She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Texas Artist Award, was a finalist for the Santo Foundation 2015 Individual Artist Awards, and a 2016 finalist for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington, DC. In 2017 she served as a Visiting Instructor at the Professional High of Visual Art in Holguin, Cuba. Her work is in over 90 corporate, institutional and private collections.
To see more of Liz Yarosz-Ash’s art:
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)
September Mini Show Winners
Jackie Haugen won 1st Place with her watercolor (no title).
Gail Cope was 2nd Place winner with her encaustic piece, Tropic Dreams.
175-Mile Exhibition
Digitals Due: October 20
14th Annual VAST 175-Mile Exhibition
January 5 – February 19
Gough Gallery
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Closing Reception: February 19, 2022, 2-4 PM

The VAST sponsored 175 Mile Exhibition is a juried exhibit. Artists who live within the 175 miles around Denton may enter 3 pieces for jurying. Entering artists will be limited to one piece selected for possible inclusion in the exhibition. The entry fee is $30 for VAST members and $35 for non members. Pay using the link on our web site or through your personal paypal account with your name and “175-mile” in the note box to
or write a check and mail it to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202.

Please email images of the art work (no frames) you are entering to by Oct 20, 2021. Digital images must be jpg files with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height on the longest side of exactly 1800 pixels/or 6 inches. Digital images that do not comply will not be accepted. Catalogs should be available to participating artists during the reception on Feb 19.

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center takes a 30% commision on all work sold during the exhibition so price your work to cover this. Work must remain on display during the entire exhibit.

For Questions, contact Mindy Faubion, Vice President of Exhibitions
214-450-2333 or
Check your supplies! GDAC could use a few things for children's classes.
Christine Sanders, the Education Coordinator at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center has received a partial grant to present classes on "Gelli Printing/Monoprints" to Denton Independent School District 8th grade art students. 

To fill out the supplies for the students, Christine is asking VAST artists to check their art supplies for donations of any of the following:
  1. Old magazines
  2. Lace
  3. Strings
  4. Ribbons
  5. Texture making scraps for masking and stencil making

Please bag your items and mark them "For Christine's 8th Graders" and drop them off at the front desk of the arts center, 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton (where VAST has its in-person meetings). 
Thank you!
2021 VAST Calendar Artists
October 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?
October Birthdays

2 Helen Frankenthaler 1928
2 Annie Leibovitz 1949
4 Jean Francois Millet 1814
4 Frederic Remington 1861
5 Maya Lin 1959
6 Merritt Oppeheim 1913
8 Faith Ringgold 1930
10 Antoine Watteau 1684
10 Benjamin West 1738
10 Alberto Giacometti 1901

10 Chris Ofili 1968
22 Henriette Wyeth 1907
22 Robert Rauschenberg 1925
25 Pablo Picasso 1881
26 Hilma af Klint 1862
27 Roy Lichtenstein 1923
27 Lee Krasner 1908
29 Niki de Saint Phalle 1930
30 Angelica Kauffman 1741
31 Jan Vermeer 1632
31 Zaha Hadid 1950     
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.
The 2021 Irving Art Association Photography Awards Exhibit call for entries
Irving Art Association presents its 4th annual DFW-area photography competition.
Exhibition Dates: Oct. 31 through Nov. 24
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.
Deadline: Thursday, October 28th by midnight.

Open to all D/FW and surrounding area residents.
Limit of one to three entries per photographer
Finished piece must not exceed 36″ X 36″ outer dimension, and cannot weigh more than 20 lbs.ed.

Digital images will be accepted: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Images should show only the photograph (no frame, easel or background).
Complete Prospectus
Themed Juried Show Call for Entry
Dutch Art Gallery
Location: Dutch Art Gallery, Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238.
DEADLINE: Monday, November 1st, 2021 | Midnight (CST)
Awards: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500,3rd Place $250
Exhibition Dates: Sat, Dec 4th, 2021 through Fri, Dec 24th, 2021 
Entry Fees: Submit up to 3 entries for a nonrefundable $55 entry fee. Artwork must have been produced in 2020-2021 calendar year.

The All You Need Is Love theme was both suggested by our customers and voted on by our customers with it receiving nearly half the votes of the 5 nominated themes. With all the added strife in our lives for the past few of years, focusing on something that few can argue with, the value of love, seems to be what everyone needs. Artists, this theme is wide open. You can focus on human relationships, human and animal bonds, the symbology of love, pure color and movement, and much more.

Artist must include in the online registration a statement specific to each entered piece describing it and explaining the connection to the “All You Need Is Love” theme. This information will be included on the website and on wall tags if your piece is chosen. A written statement MUST accompany each entry.

Questions? Contact
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.