Vision News and Updates                          September, 2018

September 5 Meeting, 6:45-9pm
Artist Presenter: Mindy Faubion

"It can take me forever to choose the right coffee cup in the morning. And It does make a difference!" Joel Grey

Need a cup of something in the morning to wake you up? 
Open your cabinet - CUPS!

What cup shall I choose this morning? What influences that choice;  experiences, connections, colors, memories, occasion, smell, touch, taste? All of our senses can be involved in making that choice.

I have several favorite cups that I choose from. They are all cups I've handmade from clay. It's taken effort, thought, time, and intent to create these little sculptures. Yes sculptures! All of a sudden my functional, common day to day drinking cup becomes an intimate, tactile, experiential, interactive, expressive piece of art. One that I can enjoy alone or use to commune with others!

I'll be demonstrating my process of creating a cup from clay and my thoughts along the way.  See you on September 5th! And by the way if you want to bring your favorite cup to drink out of during the demo please do!

Mindy Faubion
VAST President
To see Faubion's artwork,

Meetings are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 
400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.
Next Meeting: October 3 , 2018 , 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Members: Free; Guests: $5

29th Annual VAST Juried Members Exhibition 

People's Choice Award Winner
Ellen Frenkel 
Inalienable Gifts of the Tree of Life
fiber, 62"x39"

Congratulations to the 2018 Award Winners:

VAST dedicated the 2018 Members Exhibition to two extraordinary women and VAST members who passed this year.

In Memorium - Andrea F. Albright, 1944 - 2018
Andrea Albright, a native Texan, grew up and attended public schools in Fort Worth. She received her BS in Education grad uating cum laude from then North Texas State University (now UNT) in 1973. She returned to school later and completed her  MA at UNT in 1989.  Albright taught art history in high school for several years and also worked as a secretary for the Episcopal Bishop of Dallas  as well as with several Episcopal churches in the Dallas area. She loved to sing and sang in choirs at three different Episcopal  churches for a total of 50 years. Before she finished her college studies, she painted murals in children's rooms. Art then became  a love that lasted her lifetime.

As a member of VAST, Andrea had the opportunity to advance her passion for art with other artists who shared that same love.  She exhibited in many VAST Members Exhibitions and in a number of Merging Visions exhibitions. Her husband, Frank, said it  was rare to catch Andrea without a brush or a book in her hand as she loved reading history, art history, and religious books.  She and Frank, who met at UNT, had two children and a marriage that lasted almost 55 years.

In Memorium - Susan K. Vaughan, 1947 - 2018
Susan K. Vaughan moved to Denton in 2014 and soon after became a member of VAST. She was just here a few short years but  made a huge impact on our city and its cultural environment with her enormous talent and enthusiasm for life.

Vaughan held degrees in choral music and piano performance from Dakota Wesleyan University where she also studied draw ing and painting. She completed a Master's degree in music education and piano performance at TWU. Vaughan earned a master's degree  in art education and a Ph.D. (curriculum and instruction) at the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA from the Carlson  School of Management at the University of Minnesota. 

She taught music and art in elementary and middle schools in Minnesota and Texas and served as a Fine Arts Director in public  schools in both states. She taught adults and children in her private studio throughout her life founding the Galveston Island Arts  Academy, the Galveston Island Children's Chorus, and the Galveston Suzuki Academy while in Galveston. After moving to  Denton, she founded the Denton Suzuki Academy.
Other activities after moving to Denton included serving as president of the North Texas Area PEO Council, vice regent  for the Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the DAR, a member of the Ariel Music Club and Secretary of the Denton Woman's Club. She was  a longtime member of the American Association of University Women, and she served on the Denton Public Art Committee.

From the VAST Treasurer, Carol Rowley
Wasn't the Members' Exhibit fantastic? There was such variety and solid art work in a downtown Denton location. For the $20 entry fee, each of our entering artists received some great visibility for their works; UNT Gallery on the Square recorded 600 visitors to the exhibit. VAST hopes to be able to get the gallery for the next members' exhibit as well. Here is an accounting of the income and expenses for the Members' Exhibit; in the end, $1417.63 of VAST's assets were utilized to bring the income and expenses into balance. A special thank you to all who worked (in lots and lots of capacities) on this exhibit! - Carol Rowley

Entry Fees -            $1080.00
Award Donations -  $1715.00
VAST Funds -         $1417.63

Cash Awards -           $2225.00
Catalog, Signage -     $1387.56
Reception, printing 
    prospectus, misc. - $330.07
Juror fee and lunch -  $270.00

Visual Arts Society of Texas' only Fundraiser
Calendars for Sale!

VAST will be selling its annual fundraising desktop or refrigerator  (with magnetic tape)   calendar. Featuring VAST artists, it is colorful and handy. It makes a WONDERFUL GIFT for people and "tis the season" is right around the corner. Isn't it tiring to always scroll through an electronic device to see what day of the week something comes on? DESK CALENDAR to the rescue!

This year's calendar price will be $12.00, including the sales taxes VAST must pay. The State of Texas Treasurer gives non-profits TWO days on which the organization may sell items without paying sales taxes.  THOSE TWO DAYS WILL BE AT OUR GENERAL MEETINGS ON OCTOBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 7.  On those dates only, the sales price of a calendar will be $11.00. Circle your calendars!

This year VAST calendars purchased with a credit card are priced at $12.50 and $11.50 each, respectively, on the sales tax and sales tax free days. 

A note about "fundraising": all non-profits are expected to contribute towards their operating costs with fundraising from members and, hopefully, the community. VAST calendar sales fundraise from both sources. We have many long-time sponsors of EACH page of the calendar to the tune of $150 a page. Additionally our printing comes to us at a discount from the printer ($350). This brings in $2150 of community funding. Many of our sponsors look forward to participating in sponsoring the calendar. Calendar artists, chosen by our juror, are asked to buy or sell 10 calendars each. But the additional part of this fundraising comes from the MEMBERSHIP who will delight all of the Board of Directors by buying calendars, at least one for themselves and more for gifts. 

Why do we put such an emphasis on fundraising? Because on every grant for non-profits, the question is asked "What does your organization do to fundraise?" In other words, when we seek grants for special projects (Merging Visions), we have to answer this question.Think about this when the calendars are placed for sale please. 

Thanks, Carol Rowley

Merging Vision News

Notice for participating artists -  
September 20: 
VAST artists in the 2018 Merging Visions exhibit need to submit a 100-word or less Exhibition Statement to Beth Honeycutt at 
The upcoming 2018  Merging Vision Reception will be  Sunday, October 21, 2pm to 4pm.  Location: The Medical City Lewisville Grand Theatre,  100 North Charles Street, Lewisville.
The VAST meeting on October 3 will start the r eview of poetry for the 2019 Merging Visions Exhibit. Poems will be offered for  possible pairing before and during the VAST meeting.  All members of both VAST and the DPA are invited to participate in the 2019 Merging Visions Exhibit, but  this is a first come-first-serve opportunity.  If not all 45 places have been filled  in October, another sign-up opportunity  will be held at the  November 7th VAST meeting.  Artists who already have made arrangements to pair with a DPA poet, and both have agreed to participate in the 2019 exhibit, need to contact  Becca Hines to make sure their places in this exhibit are reserved.  Becca's email:   

Please consider helping our  2018 Merging Visions  budget by making a sponsoring contribution. You will find a Sponsorship Form  HERE.   At the bottom are directions to make payment using your credit card through PayPal (to do this you must have your own personal PayPal account). You can also bring the filled out form with payment to the VAST meeting. Your gifts are always appreciated.

VAST Sponsored Workshop: Junanne Peck,  Printmaking
Register ASAP. Limited spots available.
October 1-3, 2018

Junanne Peck  is a VAST member and interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. She is a Demo Artist for Akua Ink ( and a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas  Original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. 

This workshop will  explore pattern and texture by experimenting with a variety of printmaking methods.  Monotype is one of the most direct ways of creating prints and often appeals to people that enjoy spontaneity and experimentation. Join printmaker Junanne Peck on a fun printmaking exploration. You will learn how to make wood cuts,  drypoint, monoprinting on paper and fabric,  textured prints using found objects, drawings and stencils, and discover how to build your images up in layers to create rich and colorful works of art.  Emphasis will be on color, visual texture, line and composition.

Extra paper will be available for an additional fee.
Junanne welcomes beginner and advanced students.

Please feel free to call her with any questions at 214-336-8526 or email at See her work at

Cost:  VAST Members: $275 and Non-Members $310. (Price includes $40 for a supply packet. Junanne will have additional supplies to experiment with.) 
Where : Patterson Appleton Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory and Bell) 
in Festival Hall
Daily Times : October 1-2, 9-4 pm; October 3, 9-1 pm
Minimum of 10 participants; maximum of 15 
Registration Fee: The registration fee is $50.00 and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop. This fee is non-refundable.

Please make checks payable to VAST and send to: 
Ingrid Scobie (Workshop Coordinator for the Junanne Peck Workshop), 1510 Oxford Ct., Denton, TX  76209.  
For questions and more information please call or email Ingrid at 940-453-5507,

Spots will be filled in order of the postmark on the mailed check.

If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list.   If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own. No refunds will be made a month or less prior to the class.  
Cancellation by VAST : If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by the workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

VAST Sponsored Workshop: Michael Holter, Watercolor Landscapes
February 4-6, 2019
Michael Holter, The Rock Pile

Dates: February 4, 5, 6, 2019, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Place: Global Spheres, 7801 S. I35E, Corinth, 76208
Cost:  $230 VAST members
           $265 non-members
Registration Fee: The registration fee is $50.00, to reserve a place, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop. This fee is non-refundable.

Please make checks payable to VAST and send to: 
Jo Williams, 1714 Highland Park Road, Denton, TX  76205.  
For questions and more information please call or email Jo at 940-383-1092,

Spots will be filled in order of the postmark on the mailed check.

If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list.   If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own. No refunds will be made a month or less prior to the class.  
Cancellation by VAST : If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by the workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

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.

Fall Caddo Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Jo Williams
October 31-November 4
For more information:

Millie Johnson is our Sunshine Chair
Please contact her at or 940.387.7688 if you know of a member who needs well wishes sent or thoughts of sympathy.

2018 Calendar Focus - August

2018 Calendar Focus - September

Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to by the 15th of the month.

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
Carol Stoecker has work at the Emily Fowler.

Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion,
The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm. 
502 Oakland St., Denton TX, 76201

"Outside the Box" exhibition at POINTBank Black Box Theater 
Jo Williams' watercolor class  is currently exhibiting "Sunflowers and other Florals"  until  until September 7. Exhibiting participants  are  Debbie Beauchamp, Carolyn Johnson,
Kimberly Karl, Barbara Lindley, Claudia Lynch, Mary Maher, Buster Maloney, Frances May, Bonnie Merritt, Diana McGimpsey Carmen Underwood, Olivia Walker, and Jo Williams.

Coordinator for exhibit: Jo Williams at
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1:00pm.  Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

"Through the Ages" exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Coordinator for exhibit: Aurora Cabrera Dawson,
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, 
walking distance from the PAAC at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128 

Carol Henry is the exhibitor until November 1.

Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at

Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Check and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
On North Texas,  DFW Photographers 
Sponsored by Greater Denton Arts Council, Film Photographic, and Denton Camera Exchange 
Opening Reception: September 14
September 15 - November 24
Film Photographic's Jason Lee and Denton Camera Exchange's Armand Kohandani have curated a list of 18 film photographers from the DFW area to capture images of the places and spaces that are important to them. Each artist will have two pieces on display during the exhibition.

Meadows Gallery: 
I Come as One, But Stand as 10,000
Tyrone Geter
September 8 - December 8
Opening Reception: September 7, 6 - 8 PM
I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000 features works by renowned Columbia, South Carolina artist Tyrone Geter. In his works Geter explores the struggles and hardships women of color have to face globally. Geter's pieces are inspired his mother and her life of dealing with the racism, intolerance, and poverty of 20th century in America. Geter's works celebrate women and their stories by making them the focal point of his pieces, but avoids the objectification of his female subjects.

Festival Hall:
Under Tension, Amie Adelman
September 8 - December 15
Opening Reception: September, 7, 6-8 PM
UNT Professor and Fibers Program Coordinator Amie Adelman returns to GDAC for the first time since completing her installation in Festival Hall's Foyer last fall. Adelman showcases her mastery of fibers on canvas and in the space, exploring patterns and colors. 
For more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
Juan Alberto Negroni, Midsummer's Night Dream at 18.2208° N, 66.5901° W
September 8 - October 4
Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 p.m.
Admission is free

Kathy Lovas, Glitchéd and Taped
September 8 - October 4
On view throughout the TWU Fine Arts Building
Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 p.m.
Admission is free

010 Student Gallery
Cidlallin Pam Flores: Mindfloats
August 26 - September 8

Gabriela Alatorre: Oneness
September 9 - September 22

Humna Raza: Latency 
September 23 - October 6

For more information:
University of North Texas Art Galleries
Lightwell GalleryUniversity of North Texas Art Building
(1201 W. Mulberry)
The UNT Art Gallery is closed for construction and is projected to
reopen in the fall of 2018. 
For more information: 

UNT on the Square
O'Neil Ford: The Architect in his Works and Words
For more information:

Yes, We are on Facebook.
Search for "Visual Arts Society of Texas" on Facebook or use the link.

2018-2019 Speaker Series      
The VAST Speaker Series starts in September.
They are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Sept. through May. 
September 5  - Mindy Faubion, ceramics        
October 3 - Junanne Peck, Printmaking Exploration  
November 7 - Carol Stoecker,  Artistically Created Stone and Brick Accents in Home Murals 
December 5 - VASTfest  
January 2, 2019 - Crystal Nelson, Acrylic and Acrylic Inks
February 6 - Michael Holter, watercolor
March 6 - Harlan Butt, enamels 
April 3 - Lin Hampton, pastels 
May 1 - TBD       
The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.  
6:45 - 9pm.
Members: Free        Guests: $5 

VADO - VAST Artist Day Out
VADO is our name for Vast Artist Day Out. It's held the first and third Thursday of each month except November and December. VADO has undergone changes this year, but is still a great opportunity to get to know other members and enjoy the fellowship of other artists.  We meet the first Thursday at the Beulah Center at 7801 S-I35 E., Global Spheres in Corinth and the third Thursday at PAAC (Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.) The time is from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the Beulah Center and 9:30 - 12:30 at the PAAC. We bring something to work on and/or to share with our VADO friends. It is not a teaching situation, but we all learn from each other!
The VADO fees for the new fiscal year, June through next May, are $55.
Please email me, Fran Shurtleff, at to let me know if you wish to come to VADO in our coming year - or if you have any questions.  
And, yes, lunch out together after VADO is always a great treat!

2018-2019 VAST Membership Levels
$15 - Student        $25 - Educator*      $35 - Individual       $45 - Family 
Make checks payable to  VAST; mail to VAST, PO,  Box 1281, Denton, TX    76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at
Link to Membership Form.
You may renew by the following methods:
  • Pay by credit card, check or cash at our meetings.
  • A membership form is available . Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202. 
  • If you have PayPal, look for the "send and request" money button. Select to send your dues, VADO fees and/or donations to Merging Visions/other exhibits to "" Please type in where your money is going to, in the note field.
Make checks payable to "VAST."  For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at

For Opportunities and Proposals :  

Entry Fee:  $35.00  
Deadline: September  23
Event Dates: October  17 - November 3
Opening Reception - October 17, 6:00 to 9:00pm
Best of Show Award:  $500 cash prize

Fort Works Art is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for  Life In Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition. The competition includes  eligibility for 2D film photography artwork. Video and installation work will not be accepted. Contemporary film photography works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted.

Please visit the link below to submit:
For more information, contact the gallery, or go to

Notification of Acceptance - October 2nd (By email and on the Café site)
Shipping/Receiving - October 2 - October 13 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
Hand Delivery Drop Off - October 9th - October 13 (During Fort Works Art open hours, Tues - Fri 11-5pm and Sat 10-6pm)
Shipped Return - November 6 - November 10
Hand Delivery Pickup - November 6 - November 10

Greater Denton Arts Council Presents the Prospectus for:  Materials Hard + Soft
Exhibition: February 1 - May 4, 2019
Deadline:  September 30, 2018 (by 11:59 PM)
The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected by juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. 
For more information on the exhibition,  Check Here.
For Entry Form, HERE.

For additional questions about the competition and exhibition, contact 

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