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VAST Vision March, 2022
Members - Renew your memberships for the upcoming VAST 2022-2023 year beginning 3/2/2022 online. VAST's renewal period is March 2 to May 31, 2022. Look for an email featuring the new members information form soon!
March 2 Meeting with Artist, Cecy Turner
We are happy Spring is just around the corner and to celebrate, the Visual Art Society of Texas welcomes Cecy Turner as our guest speaker at our monthly meeting.

VAST Meeting - March 2, 2022, 6:45 - 8:45pm Patterson Appleton Art Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton
No fee for members, $5 for guests

Cecy Turner will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques on Wednesday but she is just as accomplished in oil painting. She prefers to paint plein air and spends 1/2 of her time in Colorado in the great outdoors. 
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 MagazineArtists MagazineWatercolor Artist Magazine (cover), The Best of Flower Painting, and she was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch." Turner 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.

Turner 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 where she can see something very special 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. Cecy Turner has enjoyed teaching classes and workshops in both oil and watercolor.
Quiet Serenity, oil
Into the Fog, watercolor
175-Mile Exhibition Winners
14th Annual VAST 175-Mile Exhibition
People's Choice Award Winners:
Ellen Frenkel and Barbara O. Hartman
175 Mile Exhibition Awards
Best of Show:
Barbara Hartman, Balancing Act
People's Choice Award
First Place 2D: Adam Lancaster, Daphne
First Place 3D: Mindy Faubion
Garden Life
Second Place: Darla Bostick,
Henris Yellow Tulips
Third Place: Robin Butt, Mystic Forest
Fourth Place: Kathie Chan, Trilobites
Fifth Place: Karen Jacobi, Downtown
Board of Directors Award: Angelia Ford, Pandemic Portrait
Honorable Mention: Ellen Frenkel, Red and Yellow, Black and White
People''s Choice Award
Honorable Mention: Buck Buchheister,
Hein Richs Bier Garten Und Waschsalon
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Gillen,
Anna Karenina
Honorable Mention: Tonya Littmann
Dreamcicles Limepops
Honorable Mention: Tina Alvarez,
Into the Beyond
Upcoming Paint Out in McKinney
March 19
For more information:
(972) 542-9457
Members in the News
What news do you have? Did you get in any shows? What is up with our members? Reply to this newsletter or contact Mary at We'd like to hear from you!
The San Marcos Arts Council has chosen three of Darla Bostick's watercolors to be reproduced and used on traffic signal boxes. Shown (right) is Prickly Pear Patterns which will cover one of the boxes.

One of Bostick's watercolors is included in the lobby of the Lewisville Community Theatre for their production of Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

The Lewisville City Library on Main Street displayed nineteen of Darla Bostick's works - watercolors, textiles, collage and acrylics for the month of February.

The Irving Art Association's 2022 Photography Show features three of Bostick's photographs showing images from India and Myanmar. Tina Alvarez is also included in the show with two works.
During the month of March the Lewisville Grand Performance Hall is hosting "VAL Big Inspiration, Small Works" which includes three watercolors by Darla Bostick. 

The recent Visual Arts League of Allen show, "VALA Texture, Collage, Mixed Media" included two works by Bostick.
New Abstract Expressionistic works by VAST Member, Kathleen House. Acrylic piece above, Moving Around, 51”x47”
Above: Blue-Let’s Go! , acrylic, 4’x3’
David Blow Solo Exhibition
David Blow is exhibiting 35 prints at the Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, February 6 - March 27.

Blow's artwork It acts Like Love was included in Love - 2022 exhibition, 108 artworks from 106 international artists 

37th Annual International Exhibition 
at the Meadows Gallery, at the University of Texas at Tyler
January 18 – March 4, 2022. Our juror, Erin Murphy
Watercolor painting, Vintage Wheels, by Nel Dorn Byrd was juried into the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 47th Annual Exhibition. The show will be May 6 - June 5 in Albuquerque, NM.
2022 VAST Calendar Artists

March 2022 Calendar Art
Famous Artists and the Pets Who Inspired Their Success
From Henri Matisse’s two cats, Minouche and Coussi, to more unique pets like Salvador Dalí’s ocelot, furry companions of all kinds have spurred the creativity of notable visual artists. Below is a list of some of the most prominent artist-pet relationships, and how each contributed to their body of work.

Andy Warhol
Pop artist Andy Warhol grew up with a love of cats and dogs. In the 1970s, Warhol’s boyfriend suggested they get a dachshund, and the two acquired a small dog they named “Archie.” Warhol and Archie soon became inseparable, and he even accompanied the artist on interviews. Warhol would deflect questions to his dog if he didn’t want to answer.
Filmmaker Vincent Fremont, one of Warhol’s friends recalled, “Andy took Archie to his studio, to art openings, and Ballato’s Restaurant on Houston Street… Archie was always on Andy’s lap, eating bits of food that he was handed [and] was always carefully hidden under Andy’s napkin just in case a restaurant health inspector would happen to come by.”
Famous Artists born in March
Word Search
1. Augustus Saint-Gaudens
2. Oscar Kokoschka
3. George Caleb Bingham
4. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
5. Michelangelo
6. Piet Mondrian
7. Anselm Kiefer
8. David Smith
9. Adolph Gottlieb
10. Diane Arbus
11. Rosa Bonheur
12. Georges de La Tour
13. Jean-Antoine Houdon
14. Albert Pinkham Ryder
15. Anthony Van Dyke
16. William Morris
17. Edward Steichen
18. Juán Gris
19. Francisco de Goya
20. Vincent Van Gogh
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!
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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
The Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, and the Odessa Art Association present:
64th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition – Call for Entries
This exhibition celebrates practicing artists in West Texas and surrounding regions.
Theme: From Nature
Juror is Diana Kersey, San Antonio ceramics artist and Assistant Professor at Northwest Vista College.
Deadline: April 18th at 5:00pm. $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded as well as the chance at a solo exhibition for the “Best of Show” winner.
Exhibition dates: June 2 - August 21
All proceeds of sales go directly to the artist. 
More information and submission guidelines can be found at
For prospectus, HERE.
Holder Dane Gallery in Grapevine Call for Artists
Holder Dane Gallery & Art Studios represents local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists. We feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry & pottery, various workshops, and are located in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. There is an immediate opening for a jewelry artist and a pottery/clay artist.
Please contact Pat Bodnyk at and send samples of your work or a link to your website plus contact info for consideration.
McKinney Performing Arts Center Call for Artists: ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Show
Large Works Application 2022

One large scale work will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. The large scale work must be 36″ on any dimension (not including the frame). No 3D work will be considered for the Purchase Prize.
Large works submission deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 18 at 7:00 PM.
Please provide up to 3 jpgs of original work, a bio and contact information.
** This application is intended for artists submitting larger work eligible for the $6,000 purchase prize. **
Based on received applications, 10 large scale pieces will be selected for the show by 2022 judges, Karl Buchberg, retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts.
Notifications of jury decisions will be emailed by Wednesday, March 23
Art work must be delivered to McKinney Performing Arts Center by Wednesday, March 30.
Exhibition dates: April 2 to April 23
Click here for entry form
Call for Artists to Exhibit at Lewisville Theater

The Lewisville Grand Theater has several spaces of varying size for displaying artwork. The Lewisville Grand Theater keeps a continuing artist call open for artists to submit possible exhibition ideas to utilize these spaces.
Solo exhibition applications are welcome. These spaces include:
  • The main gallery is a large room with about 300′ of liner wall space with two moving walls to change the room dynamics.
  • The Education Wing Gallery is located off our main lobby area by our classrooms and includes approximately 70′ of linear wall space. Artwork is displayed using a gallery hanging rod system.
  • The Administrative Hallway can accommodate smaller shows, with 8-12 hanging works, using the gallery hanging rod system.
  • The South Lobby Display Case offers the opportunity for small 3-D works to be displayed in a locking case. 2-D works can also be displayed in this space via shelf easels or in free standing frames. Height, weight, and depth limitations on works of art apply to this exhibition space.

The number of available exhibitions per space varies each year, as does each exhibition run-time. The main gallery has the most limited availability of exhibition options.
Parties wishing to exhibit artworks at the Lewisville Grand Theater (all media including sculptural) should fill out the application form. The artist will receive an invitation letter if the work meets the criteria established for the visual arts season at the Lewisville Grand Theater.
Please note: a Google account is required to submit your application. If you do not have a Google account, or if you have trouble using the form, please contact Denise Helbing, Arts Center Manager, at or 972.219.8479.
Call for Artists: Form 2022
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition “Form 2022.”
The exhibition covers topics of forms, shapes, and media. We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art.

Deadline: March 18, 2022
Exhibition Dates: October 19 – November 6, 2022
Please visit our website for more information –
Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition 2022
The 32nd Annual Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the 38th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. This year we invite artists to depict the theme of “EXPLORATION.” The poet T. S. Eliot, once said “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
Entry Deadline: 3/11/22, Digital artwork submission, application, and fees due online at
Contact Email:

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee: $25.00 for the first digital submission and $20 for each additional digital submission.

The Top Finalists are applicants chosen to submit physical artwork for the competition and will receive:
  • An invitation to display and sell artwork at the Wine & Roses Festival on April 23 and April 24, 2022, at Messina Hof with a complimentary booth. Over 2,500 people are expected to be in attendance!
  • An invitation to attend our VIP Reception on April 23, 2022
The 1st place winner will receive:
  • $1000
  • Artwork displayed on Messina Hof wine labels along with name of the artist and title of the piece.
  • Artwork permanently displayed in the Messina Hof Gallery among previous winners.
  • Invitation to our Harvest Grand Finale Dinner in August 2022 where the winning artwork will be officially presented to the public.
  • Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of artist name and artwork on Messina Hof social media platforms.
  • A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.
The 2nd place winner will receive:
  • $250
  • Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of Artist name and artwork on Messina Hof social media platforms
  • A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.
The 3rd place winner will receive:
  • $100
  • Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of Artist name and artwork on Messina Hof social media platforms
  • A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.

For information and to enter:
T.I.M.E.: Temporal Integral Mural Exhibition call for artists
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: September 23, 2022
Budget: $2000

The T.I.M.E Project presents an opportunity for selected artists and artist teams to participate in an innovative mural exhibition in Sundance Square located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The appointed mural surface incorporates 2 warehouse buildings occupying 3 blocks in the East cluster of Sundance Square. Like a clock, there are 12 designated mural areas. Murals will eventually envelop both buildings as murals meet. There will be no linear end, and the goal of the project is for the works to feel fluid, connected, and organic. The murals will be painted one at a time in a clockwise sequence, with an emphasis on artist collaboration.

Sundance Square and Artspace111 Consulting are seeking artists or artist teams to participate in a new and innovative mural project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Eligible artists will be based in Texas. Artists of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to apply. For this project, Sundance Square and Artspace111 Consulting are seeking at least 6 artists to complete murals during the second round of the T.I.M.E Mural Project in 2021-2022.

This mural project encourages collaboration between mural artists, experimentation, and seeks unique artistic vision. As the murals begin to evolve and connect to each other, each mural will become part of a larger whole. The scope of the entire project covers 2 warehouse buildings, with each artist being assigned a mural section, each selected mural surface varies slightly in size. Mural designs are not required to incorporate the entire surface of the designated space. Selected artists are encouraged to consider the murals that come prior to and after their work in sequence – the goal of this project is to encourage artist collaboration.

The T.I.M.E. project will constantly be evolving, and murals may be partially or completely painted over at some point in the future. All works must be envisioned as temporary and will be visible for at least 6 months. Each artist will be given 1 month to complete their mural.

Each selected artist will receive payment of $2000 total to execute their mural (includes mural design mock-up, supplies, and artist fee for mural completion). Selected artists will be paid ½ of the artist payment upon signing an artist agreement, and the remaining ½ upon completion of their portion of the project.

A small lift will be available, but use will need to be coordinated with Artspace111. Electricity and security will be provided on-site. Bathroom and cleanup station available in Sundance Square.

Artists selected to complete a mural who need to travel more than 30 miles to work on their mural will have access to free lodging in Fort Worth. Lodging will be available for up to one month. Lodging for qualifying artists provided by Sundance Square.

To Apply: Sundance Square and Artspace111 will hold a rolling open call for artist portfolios through CAFE. It is free to apply.
For more information: Click here on Cafe.
Mural location addresses and additional photos of the mural sites are available upon request.
Questions? Email for more information.
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 6, 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.