January meeting start time: 6:45 pm 

Vision News and Updates                              January, 2018
January Guest Artist: Jane E. Jones, watercolorist

VAST Meeting:
Wednesday, January 3, 6:45-9pm
Jane Jones, Watercolor Artist,
S.W.S., A.C.A., T.W.S., N.W.S., N.W.O., W.F.W.S., W.C.W.S

In her decades-spanning career, Jane E. Jones has produced a diverse body of work that explores the limits of painting and demonstrates her mastery of the medium. Jones is best known for her abstract and impressionistic watercolors depicting the Colorado landscape. She has also adopted non-objective acrylic painting to abstractly convey the feeling of cities and architecture, that she has visited during her extensive world travels.

Also an instructor, Jane leads workshops in both Dallas, TX and Lake City, CO imparting her expertise on color, design and abstracting nature. The recipient of numerous awards, Jane is also a published author with her essays and paintings included in magazines and art books nationwide.  Influenced by artists from Wassily Kandinsky to Georgia O'Keefe, Jane uses the history of painting to inform her works, while continually 
experimenting with new subject matter and techniques.

Jane has studied with more than 80 professional artists from across the United States and Europe and has been invited as lecturer and juror for more than 80 art organizations. Jane is also a workshop instructor, demonstrator, and does critique programs. Jane has been the owner of Jane E. Jones Art Studio for the past 40 years, teaching all levels of watermedia classes and workshops.
For more information about our speaker: janejonesart.com
Meetings are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 
400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.
Next Meeting:  January 3, 2018 , 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Members: Free; Guests: $5

VAST 125-Mile Exhibition Opening

12th Annual 125-Mile Exhibition
January 13 - February 24, 2018
Gough Gallery,  Patterson-Appleton Art Center
400 E. Hickory St.,  Denton, TX, 76201
Opening Reception:   January 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Juror: Cynthia Hurt

T he  Visual Arts Society of Texas  (VAST) created this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried art work from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 125 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. 2018 Juror, Cynthia "Cindy" Hurt, is an artist and writer. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 1977. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Art at Tarrant County College North East Campus in Hurst, Texas.
Organized in 1975, VAST is based in Denton, Texas, and functions as a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to supporting artists and art lovers.

Please check for new meeting information for VADO - VAST Artist Day Out and our Life Drawing Group. This info is toward the end of the newsletter. 

VAST Fundraiser Calendars for $11
Some calendars should be available for sale at the January meeting. 
The 2018 Calendar Artists' work is up at the POINTBank Black Box Theater  (318 E. Hickory, Denton)  from November 10 - February 16, Monday through Friday, 9am-1pm. 

Artists exhibiting are Susan K. Boyle, David Blow, Rebecca Hines, Roxanne Musick, Angie Kimmell, Mindy Faubion, Mary Morris, Jacalyn Haugen, Tom Judd, Darla Bostick, Judith Canole, and Lola Newell. Artists were chosen by their work for the calendar by juror Tracee Robertson, Director of the Art Galleries at UNT.

Millie Johnson is our Sunshine Chair
Please contact her at pairodocs25@yahoo.com or 940.387.7688 if you know of a member who needs well wishes sent or thoughts of sympathy.

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.

For Sale: Studio Designs 42 Inch Vintage Drafting Table. Still in the box. 42" wide by 30" deep table is just too big for my room. Can be viewed on Amazon.  Asking $100.00. Contact Judy Dwyer at gjudy_69@yahoo.com
2018 Calendar Focus - January

Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to news.vast@gmail.com 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
Mary Simon will be exhibiting through December. To see Simon's artwork,  www.MESimonArt.com. Carol Stoecker will follow with her work.

Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion, mindyfaubion@yahoo.com
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 
The 2018 Calendar Artists' Exhibition has been extended to February 16.
Artists exhibiting are Susan K. Boyle, David Blow, Rebecca Hines, Roxanne Musick, Angie Kimmell, Mindy Faubion, Mary Morris, Jacalyn Haugen, Tom Judd, Darla Bostick, Judith Canole, and Lola Newell. Artists were chose by their work for the calendar by juror Tracee Robertson, Director of the Art Galleries at UNT.  

Coordinator for exhibit: Jo Williams at texjo@msn.com
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
Mary Simon will be exhibiting her work from September 18 to mid-January, 2018.  
For more information visit Mary Simon's website at: www.MESimonArt.com

Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
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 
It is located walking distance from the PAAC at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. 
Artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition are Perri Hamilton and Lin Hampton. 

Perri Hamilton's statement: 
"Through the medium of watercolor, my art reflects my interest in the ever-changing, growing, blooming and decaying nature found in the North Texas region. The patterns, textures, and the variations in light of the intimate views of my garden, local parks, empty lots, and my neighbor's yards fascinate me, particularly the metamorphoses from season to season."  
Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at storytimeartist@yahoo.com.

Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Check acreativeartstudio.com and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
12th Annual VAST 125-Mile Exhibition
January 13 - February 24, 2018
Opening Reception:   January 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Meadows Gallery: between exhibits
Festival Hall:
Color Coded: Recent works by Vagner Mendonça Whitehead
October 7 - January 2018
For more information:  https://dentonarts.com/exhibitions/

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
TWU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
January 20, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Reception January 20, 2018, 5-7pm
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:  http://gallery.unt.edu 

UNT on the Square
Freedman Town 2.0: An Interactive Documentary preserving histories from Freedman Town to Quakertown to Southeast Denton
January 8, 2018  -  February 3

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

2017-2018 Speaker Series
January 3, 2018 - Jane Jones, watercolor                             
February 7 - Jo Williams, watercolor                             April 4 - Angelia Ford
March 7 - Justine Wollaston                                          May 2 - Linka Behn, mixed media

Meetings start in September.
They 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 

VADO - VAST Artist Day Out
VAST Artist Day Out is a day where members may come paint from 9:00am - 3pm, approximately two mornings a month, usually the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. 

Starting next week, the VADO meeting (1st Thursdays) will be held at  7801 S-I35 E,  Global Spheres in Corinth. The 3rd Thursdays will be held at the Patterson-Appleton Art Center. 

There is no instructor, it is not a workshop...just an art gathering.  You may paint, sketch, quilt or what ever creative endeavor you desire in the fellowship with your artist friends. Lunch and fellowship are the best parts!

The cost is $10 a year, or $1 a session if you just want to drop in every now and then.  Pay with your dues, or you can send $10 to: 
VAST,  PO Box 1281,  Denton, TX 76202
Questions, contact:  Mary Emerson,  maryem88@att.net

Life Drawing Group
VAST's monthly drawing session with a live model continues into 2018. This two hour open studio gives members the opportunity to practice drawing people. All current VAST members are invited to attend.

There is no instructor and participants may work with the drawing media they prefer. The length of the poses varies and there is a break after the first hour.

There are no studio fees, however participants will share the cost of the model. Each individual will be responsible for cleaning up after themselves, as needed. 

Group meeting day: fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon
2018 Dates: 1/25, 1/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24.
Location: The meeting will be held in the Beulah Center at Global Spheres Center in Corinth.  Address: 7801 S-I35 E, Corinth, TX 76210.

For additional information, interested artists may contact Susan K Boyle at: susankboyle15@gmail.com or leave a message at 940-387-4376.

2017-2018 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 news.vast@gmail.com.
Link to Membership Form.
For Opportunities and Proposals :  
Indian Folk Art National Exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.
January 28 - February 23, 2018
Entry Deadline: January 10, 2018
Reception Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
For complete entry information see the Prospectus:  Indian Folk Art prospectus 2018 Rev
Entry fees: $30 for IAA members & $35 for non-members - allows up to 3 entries per artist.
Kids (7 - 13 years): Entry fee of $10 for members & $15 (non-members) allows up to 3 entries per artist.
REGISTER NOW  (PayPal payment or check)

Irving Art Association invites artists to participate in the Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage. The open call exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature mid-career and emerging artists from around the country whose submitted works relate to themes around Indian culture and heritage. Indian paintings have a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Madhubani, Miniature Paintings, Warli, Kalamkari, Mughal, Mysore, Tanjore, Patachitra, & all traditions and styles of Indian Paintings are welcome!

Artist application and fee deadline      January 10, 2018
Artist notification of acceptance          January 12, 2018
Shipped paintings arrive                      January 22 - 25, 2018
Hand deliveries                                    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                         Sunday, February 11, 3:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                        January 28 - February 23, 2018
Reception & Awards                            Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick up                                                 Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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