Vision Blast                                     Mid March, 2020
Are You Interested in Being a Part of the Creative Art Studio Denton Co-op? 
Now is Your Chance to get Involved! 
Looking for members to be on an Ad Hoc Committee

Dear VAST Members,

VAST member Robin Huttash's "A Creative Art Studio & Gallery" is in the process of being re-developed into a co-operative artists' gallery. Currently all wall space at the co-op gallery has been rented out to artists who knew Robin and wanted to be part of the new co-op gallery structure. 

VAST is the only arts organization thus far who has leased wall space at the co-op gallery.  Currently the VAST paintings being shown at the co-op gallery are those of artists who have entered the monthly mini-competitions at VAST meetings and placed first or second, or are a VAST calendar artist. Please drop by and see the new arrangement of the gallery. The address is 227 West Oak Street. 

VAST is forming an "ad hoc" committee of interested members to formulate plans to allow the greatest number of VAST artists to display and sell their work.

This committee will select a liaison who will attend the co-op member meetings and represent VAST. The liaison will then write up a report of the meetings from VAST's perspective for the Exhibits Chairperson, Mindy Faubion. 

There are some specific details to the lease arrangement: VAST will pay $200 a month for its space. The art work will meet a "juried" criteria to meet the committee's standards; additionally the artwork will also need to pass the co-op gallery's jurying process. The VAST wall space is 10 ft. wide by about 12 ft. tall with a hanging system in place for two-dimensional art. There is also a possibility for three additional feet in front of VAST's area, to be used for display of 3-D artwork. As art work sells, the member will pay a 15% commission to the Co-op on the sales price of the art. VAST itself will not be charging an additional commission under its current plan for the next six months. Details are subject to change. 

Are you interested in serving VAST on this Co-op Gallery Committee? 
Please submit your Name, Telephone Number, Daytime/Evening Availability for meetings, and Email to:  
Please do so by Thursday March 12, 2020 at midnight. 

Once the names of interested committee workers has been determined, a mutual date and time for the first meeting will be set. Please have in mind that your first and foremost task will be the equitable distribution of the space available among the artists who may wish to participate in this VAST benefit of membership. 

Thanks for considering being a part of this committee. 

Carol Rowley
Treasurer, 2019 Fiscal Year

Thanks to Gail Cope and Mindy Faubion for an enlightening talk on what ELSE you can do to show off or sell your art.

We have the notes from  "Getting Your Art Off the Walls" that were discussed on  March 4.

Click Here for Gail's handout. 
Now, think outside the box and create!
VAST Member Summer Exhibition will be
"Something Extra!"
June 15 - July 3
Texas Woman's University
Digital Entries Due: April 21
Watch for prospectus on website and in the upcoming newsletter.

Print to read. (I only had a jpg and the Co-op information needed to be sent, but we will surely put the prospectus on the website and it will be in the regular newsletter.)

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Yes, We are on Facebook as well.
Search for "Visual Arts Society of Texas" on Facebook or use the link.   Link to VAST Facebook Page.
2019-2020 Speaker Series      

The VAST Speaker Series starts in September.
September 4  - Christie Wood, owner "History of Stained Glass in Denton, Texas"
October 2 - Umut Demirguc, Needle Felting
November 6 - Sudeep Kumar, International Urban Sketchers and Plein Air drawing
December 4 - VASTFest: Come meet many VAST artists and do some holiday shopping. 
January 8 - Randall Good, Presentation of his "old masters" style of art which is influenced by Italian Renaissance and Mannerist period. Randall will demonstrate the process of Gold Leafing.
February 5 - Beverly Boren, Lecture and Watercolor Demonstration (Beverly will also conduct a watercolor workshop February 3, 4 and 5.
March 4 -  High School Art Competition - Mindy Faubion and Gail Cope will spe ak on "Off the Wall" -  things to do with your art besides hanging it on the wall
April 1  TBD
May 6 - Stephen Zhang, presentation and demo on watercolor

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Sept. through May. 
The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.  
6:45 - 9pm.
Members: Free        Guests: $5 

2020-2021 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, 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

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