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 Mid-June, 2016
Your 2016/2017 VAST Officers and Board Members
How Can You Help?
Executive Committee:
President: Mindy Faubion,
Vice President: Lin Hampton,
Vice President (Exhibitions):  Deanna Wood,
Secretary: Eloise Sears,
Treasurer: Dawn Swepston,
Board of Directors:
Andrea Albright:
Rebecca Barham:
Isabel Cano:
Tom Judd:
Maurice Leatherbury:
Ana Lopez:
Fran Shurtleff:
Jervis Underwood:
Nancy Waldo:
Laurie Weller:
Jo Williams:
Mary Wright:

The members listed below are heading up the following "jobs." Pick an area that you are interested or skilled in, as we need so many helpers in each category! Let us know where you would like to assist our organization, so that we can keep all of our activities going.
Email to volunteer.
Ad Hoc:
Legal: Barbara Evans, Attorney at Law
Board Development:
Nominating Committee:  Lin Hampton, Tom Judd, 
                  Carmen Underwood
Board Books: Isabel Cano, Jo Williams
            Website: Maurice Leatherbury, Christie Wood, 
                     Executive Committee
            Newsletter: Mary Wright
            Photography: Isabel Cano, Tom Judd
            Publicity: Rebecca Barham, Ernie Stripling, 
                          Amanda North
Hospitality: Nancy Waldo, Rebecca Hines
            Minutes: Eloise Sears
            Correspondence:  Terry Karloff
            Cares and Concerns: Millie Johnson
Community Outreach:
            DISD:  Ernie Stripling
            NCTC: Lin Hampton
            Sanger ISD: Roxanne Musick
            UNT: Ana Lopez
            VAST: Isabel Cano
            HS Art Competition: Isabel Cano, Robin Butt
Calendar: Mindy Faubion, Jo Williams
Grants: Olivia Walker, Carol Rowley
Awards Acquisition: Ingrid Scobie
Treasurer: Dawn Swepston
Assistant Treasurer:   Carol Rowley
Audit Committee:  Isabel Cano, Fran Shurtleff, 
               Maurice Leatherbury
Membership:  Mary Wright
Catalogs: Tonya Littmann, Ray and Eloise Sears, Angelia Ford,                       Deanna Wood
            Brochures: Tonya Littmann, Deanna Wood
            Calendar: Tonya Littmann
Exhibitions: Deanna Wood
Members: Ellen Frenkel
125- Mile: Teri Muse  
Merging Visions:
Photography: Tom Judd
Professional Standards: Laurie Weller
Local revolving: The Chestnut Tree - Lin Hampton; Black Box Theatre - Jo Williams; Emily Fowler - Mindy Faubion, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Carol Stoecker; Senior Center - Isabel Cano
Monthly Mini-Show: Robin Butt
Critique Group: Jackie Haugen, Lorraine Hayes
History: Andrea Albright
             Workshops: Kristin Spalding
VAST Artist Day Out (VADO):  Mary Emerson.
Non-instructed Figure Drawing: Susan K. Boyle

2017 Calendar  Prospectus
Deadline EXTENDED: June 15, 2016
The 2017 VAST Calendar will be our only fundraiser for the year.   
  • Open to 2016/2017 VAST Members
  • 2D or 3D work accepted
  • 2 digital images maximum per entrant
  • Juror to be announced at a later date
  • Entry Fee: $10 (For 2 images) 
  • Artists who get into the calendar will receive a free calendar and must abide by certain requirements, that are explained fully in the prospectus.
The Prospectus can be found HERE. 
Those members who renewed prior to May 31st can enter free! Please enter; we'd love to see your work!

Upcoming Member Show 
Get current with dues now or sign up on August 3.
Robin Butt, Mendicino, CA
Jeanne Heartsill Best of Show

Exhibition Dates: August 12 - September 3, 2016 
Opening Reception: August 12, 5:30-7:30PM
Fee: $20 for VAST members
Awards: Jo Williams Best of Show $750, total cash and merchandise awards $2500
Exhibition Location: Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201 
Acceptance of Entries: August 3, 10am-12 noon; 4pm-7pm, at P-A Arts Center
Pick up unaccepted work: August 8, 10am-12 noon; 4pm-7pm 
Juror: Colby Parsons , MFA, is an Associate Professor in 
Visual Art at Texas Woman's University, where he  teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby's work  explores the potential meanings and aesthetics  within the convergence of traditional and digital  media, and works in a range of media and formats  including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection 
mapping, and interactivity. Colby's work has been  shown nationally and internationally at venues  including Navy Pier in Chicago, the Taipei County  Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic  Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County  Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana,  California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green  Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X. In 2015, Colby  was awarded the $20,000 Zanesville Art Prize, the  most valuable ceramics prize in the western  hemisphere.

A few rules to abide by: 
  • 2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. 
  • No installations.
  • 2D work must be framed and ready for secure installation - d-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire; no saw-tooth hangers or uniframes (two pieces of Plexiglas held together with clamps) 
  • No glass. Use Plexiglas for works under "glass" 
  • Bumpers are required for framed pieces.
  • 40" max. width for 2D work.
  • 70 pounds max. weight
  • white or off-white mats only.
  • Works must not have been exhibited in any previous VAST juries exhibition.

Please check the full Prospectus for additional rules; they can be found Here.

Any questions?
Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions 972-345-9968 

End of Year  Recognitions
In appreciation for the  tremendous  job that 2015/2016 VAST President, Jo Williams, has done in the rebuilding of VAST, the VAST Best of Show Award will be called the "Jo Williams Best of Show Award". 

Thanks for all your time and effort, Jo!

Just a portion of volunteers that do the work of VAST!
Left to right: Lin Hampton, Vice President; Isabel Cano, prev. Vice President; Jo Williams, President (outgoing); Carol Rowley, Treasurer (outgoing); Fran Shurtlett, prev. Secretary, Dawn Swepston, Secretary (outgoing) and current Treasurer.

Merging Visions , Extended Exhibit
Can be Viewed at Local Libraries
  Merging Visions, Extended Exhibit
Collaborative Exhibit of 
Art & Poetry
Extended Exhibit: June 9 - August 20

Twenty five paired pieces of art and poetry from the 2016 Merging Visions Exhibit will continue to be displayed in an extended exhibit during the summer months.   Selected by the Merging Visions artists who wished to continue the exhibition of their work,  the 2D pieces are to be installed in one of the 3 branches of the Denton Public Library. 

At the Reference Desk in each library, a map will be available for viewing, indicating where each art work and its paired poem can be located within that library.  Please join each library's patrons and visit the exhibition of their works from June 9 to August 20 at  the  Emily Fowler Central, North Branch, and South Branch Libraries.
Artists can pick-up their works at the branch library where their works are displayed on Saturday, August 20, between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon.  VAST artists (or their designated representative) will need to  contact the VAST representative on-site (in that library) before removing their work.
For problems or concerns, contact the Coordinator for the 2016 Extended Merging Visions Exhibit:
Carol Stoecker,  e mail:         phone  (text only):  214.536.4274
or  Deanna Wood, VAST Vice President, Exhibitions:  email:
Artists participating in the summer Merging Visions Extended Exhibit:

David Blow, Gail Cope, Julie Covington, Mindy Fa ubion,  Angelia Ford,  Lori Garner,  Lin Hampton, Jackie Haugen, Randy Honeycutt, Thomas Judd,  Tonya Lit tmann,  Lorie MacLe an,  Iris Anne Moore,  Tesa Morin,  Teri Muse, Roxanne Musick,  Lola Newell Mine Parvaze,  Carol Rowley, Ray Sears,  Carol Stoecker,  Dawn Swepston,  Carmen Underwood, Jo Williams, Christie A. Wood

VAST is now in its New Year! 
Please renew, or email to find out if you are current.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas' calendar year runs from June 1 through May 31. 

You may renew by the following methods:
  • Renew at the Member Show take-in (August 3, see article above). 
  • A membership form is available on the website or  Click here.  Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76205. 
  • Renew using PayPal on the website. Sign in and renew under membership. If you cannot remember your name and password, please email
Membership Levels: 

Individual ($35)
Educator ($25)  In addition to receiving all Membership Benefits outlined above, educators may bring their students to the VAST monthly meetings free of charge. Although there is no limit to the number of students who may attend, we ask instructors to let us know if more than 5 students will attend any one meeting so we may adjust our hospitality plans accordingly.
Student ($15)
Family ($45)   With a Family Membership, Individual/Student Membership Benefits are extended to all members of the same household.
Supporting members receive the same benefits as Individual Members and are recognized in numerous VAST publications throughout the year. These additional levels can be seen on the side bar of this newsletter.

New VAST Figure Drawing Group to Start in November
In September, VAST will sponsor a monthly drawing session with a live model. This two hour open studio at the Arts Center will have no instructor. The group is available to VAST members only. 

Each session will start with short poses, and move 
Red, Mixed Media by Susan Boyle
to longer poses (15 - 20 minutes). The model will be clothed. Participants will share the cost of the model. All participants will be responsible for putting the room back in order.

Meeting day: the fourth Thursday of the month (exc e pt  November).
There will be no meetings in June, July, and August.

Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon
2016 Dates: 9/22, 10/27, 12/22 
2017 Dates: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25.

Location: The craft room at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street.

Because studio space is limited, it will be necessary for interested artists to reserve a space. 
Please contact Susan Boyle at  or leave a message at 940-387-4376. Please include in your message your name, phone number, and e-mail if available.

Upcoming VAST Workshop
Openings for Deborah Boschert
Deborah Boschert 
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
August 29/30/31 (Tue/W/Th) 2016

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily at the Visual Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory/Bell)
$185 for VAST members; $220 for non-members

Course Description - Art Quilt Collage:
Create surface design on fabric with hand made stamps, found object printing, stencils, wet-on-wet painting, handwriting and other improvisational mark-making then use your original fabrics plus various commercial fabrics to create an original small art quilt incorporating hand stitching. You'll have lots of left over fabrics to incorporate in collage or other mixed media projects.

See her website at:

Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to 
Kristin Spalding 
McKinney 75071.
The balance is due one month prior to workshop. If the participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will attempt to fill the open spot from the official waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the participant is free to fill the spot on their own. No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the workshop. If there are not enough participants to cover the workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any reason, participants will be notified and will promptly receive a full refund including the deposit.

VAST Artist of the Year

2015/2016 VAST
Artist of the Year
Jo Williams,
Desert Glow
watercolor on masa paper
Second Place: Terry Karloff
Painted Desert
 digital photography

Calendar Focus - June




Artists Needed for VAST Revolving Exhibit 
We are in need of artists that would like to exhibit at the Denton Senior Center, from October through December. 

Please contact the exhibit coordinator, Isabel Cano, for information.

The Denton Senior Center is located at  509 N. Bell Ave.,  Denton, TX  Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Materials: HARD + SOFT Prospectus Open
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. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Each year approximately 70 works from the hundreds submitted are selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 

The 2017 Call for Entries is now open to local, national and international artists through September 30. For Prospectus,  Click Here.

Update Your Profile on the VAST Website

Increase the visibility of VAST and its talented members! To get started updating your information, here is a link to the updated directions. If you need any assistance, Isabel Cano would be happy to help get your information on the VAST website. Isabel's email is Our website is


Please contact our Sunshine Committee Chair if you know of anyone who needs well wishes sent or thoughts of sympathy.

Millie Johnson is the chairperson for the Visual Arts Society of Texas' Sunshine Committee.  Please contact Millie at: or 940.387.7688 

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Visual Arts Society of Texas' 
Revolving Exhibitions
Please contact the coordinator for the exhibit(s) that you would like to be considered for.
"Art About Town"  exhibition at The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro, on the Denton town square.
Works by Teri Muse will be displayed April 8th through July 8th.  
Shari Turner's work will follow.

Teri Muse Artist Statement: 
The creative process will always amaze me.
It is an elusive thing that happens, and is precious.  My work has been inspired by a love of COLOR and TEXTURE. I love the beautiful gradations of colors in Odilon Redon, Georgia O'Keeffe and Helen Frankenthaler's works. The lines and colorful patterns in Henri Matisse's work delight me. Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson inspire me with their use of mixed media and assemblage/collage in their art. These artists were creative and productive their whole lives. Their lives and their works encourage me to keep working.
Straight and Narrow
Over the years I have worked in a variety of media; acrylic, handmade paper, wood assemblage, and encaustic wax painting.  Collage is often an important part of my work in any media, since I collect things. My studio is filled with stacks of handmade papers, fabrics, geographic maps, postage stamps, and other miscellaneous items.  I often embed these items from our lives into my works in an effort to create connections with the viewer by using symbols of our sense of place, our communications, memories and associations. Then there is that constant desire to create COLOR and TEXTURE that compel one to pause and look.
Please visit my website at

The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro is locally owned and is located at 107 West Hickory Street on the Denton Square. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am until 3pm.
Coordinator for exhibit:  Lin Hampton at

"Noble Visions" exhibition at 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe  Golden Triangle Mall
Artist  Ashley Risica's "A Tribute to Old Masters" exhibit will be at the Barnes and Noble Café until July 6.  
Ashley Risica is an artist originally from South Texas,  living in Corinth.  She is currently working in mixed media but also loves acrylics and oil.  Ashley has a degree in Art History from the University of North Texas.  She's always been fascinated with classical, iconic artwork.  Her series, "A Tribute to Old Masters" is an idea she's flirted with for years.  This exhibit is just the beginning for her.
Coordinator for exhibit: Contact Carol Stoecker at 

"Off the Shelves"  exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
Merging Visions, Extended Exhibit will be on display through August 20.  
Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion,
The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland Street. Hours are:  Monday, Wednesday, Frida y, 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 Point Bank Blackbox Theater 
Nel dorn Byrd will be exhibiting April 1 - July 15. Millie Giles' Critique Group July 15 - October 7.
The exhibition is free.

VAST artist Nel dorn Byrd, AWS, NWS, is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation, Texas Watercolor Society, and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She has won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions.

This exhibition will feature all Denton subjects including several house portraits, some that are historic and some that particularly appealed to the artist.  A few of the paintings were completed en plein aire, and others were painted in the artist's studio from photographs. Byrd, who loves to paint architectural subjects, works in a loose, impressionistic style capturing the feeling or essence of her subjects. 

Byrd has painted with watercolor for 47 years and studied with many watercolor instructors, traveling and painting in 12 different countries. She was a participant in many travel trips with the late Rob Erdle, Professor Emeritus of Watercolor at UNT. Her work has been published in several books and magazines, and her paintings are included in public and private collections through the US.

Nel occasionally teaches watercolor classes, presents demonstrations, and conducts workshops. She co-operated a fine art gallery and frame shop in Plano for 21 years.

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition Outside the Box is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre.  Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.
Coordinator for exhibit: 
Jo Williams at
The Point Bank Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.   Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

"Through the Ages"  exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Aurora Cabrera
Exhibiting from April 1st through June.

AURORA CABRERA is a self taught artist, born and raised in Oaxaca; the Mexican contemporary art mecca.  Cabrera approaches her artwork with passion and intensity, seeing the world through brilliant colors. She creates bold painted furniture, vibrant watercolors, mixed media, and shadow boxes. She paints what she loves - nature and Mexican symbolism. Today she is a resident of Denton, creating at home and raising her family. 
"Painting, for me, is about color, shape, and space. I like color for its expressive value. I consider it a universal language that communicates emotions and mood, bringing positive energy to people." Aurora Cabrera

Artists needed to exhibit at the Senior Center, for these 3 months in a row, Oct, Nov and December. 
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano,
The Denton Senior Center is located at  509 N. Bell Ave.,  Denton, TX 
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

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.


Art Around Town 
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Check out our classes for June at the studio. This month our featured artist is Robin Huttash. Come see her new works as well as the works of the other gallery artists.  
For class schedules and more information:

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Festival Hall:
Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry
Summer 2016, FREE
Benjamin Terry's recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art's Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College. 
Learn more at
Gough Gallery :  
International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton
May 6 - July 29, 2016, FREE
Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton with photographs of the ocean, images of nature, and pictures of real life. Chilton is eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.  His constant fascination arouses a passion to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night's beauty. What he discovers evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience.
Meadows Gallery: 
Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild
Opening Reception, Thursday, June 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
June 17 - July 27, 2016, FREE
Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s and quickly became one of the most popular quilting styles far beyond Baltimore. These exquisite pieces are made up of a number of appliquéd blocks, each with a different design and motif. This exhibition features Baltimore Album Quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild which were often designed by the makers, although antique quilts and patterns from the past and present served as inspiration. The complexity of the designs in the quilts demonstrates the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of each of them as they are all destined to become family heirlooms. 
Learn more at 
For more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
more information:

University of North Texas Art Galleries
56th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition
April 14  -  July 23
For more information: http://gallery.unt.e du
UNT on the Square
The OP Collective
June 3 - July 30
For more information:

Opportunities/Calls for Entries

2016 53rd Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition
Juror - Stan Miller, AWS  To learn more about Stan Miller, please visit his website:
  Entry Fee (First painting image entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd and 3rd painting.
Entry Deadline Wednesday, June 30, 2016 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 17, 2016 Royal Lane Baptist Church 2:00-4:00PM
Acceptance Notification Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Deadline to receive shipped art Monday, August 29, 2016 Craters & Freighters
Deadline for hand-delivered art Monday, August 29, 2016 Eisemann Center (5:00-7:00PM)
Show Opens Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Eisemann Center
Awards Reception Sunday, September 18, 2016 Eisemann Center (6:00PM to 8:00PM)
Show Closes Saturday, September 24, 2016
Pick-up hand-delivered art Monday, September 26, 2016 (Eisemann Center 5:00 to 7:00PM)
Shipped art returned Monday, September 26, 2016 by Craters & Freighters

Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) is a prestigious national organization based in Dallas and celebrating its' 53rd anniversary, with approximately 400 members thoughout the USA. Information pertaining to SWS may be found on our website at .

The 2016 annual SWS Membership Exhibition Prospectus is now available on the CaFE (Call for Entries) website, Please enter the word 'watercolor' or 'southwestern' on the Café site to search for our exhibition.

All work must be painted after January 1, 2014 (strictly enforced), original water media on paper or Yupo.  Accepted water media include watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons.

11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit 
Deadline: June 20, 2016  
Exhibit is August 6 - 29, 2016
Reception is August 6 ; 6 - 9pm.
Over $1500 in awards
Fee: $15.
Juror is Clint Willhour curator of the Galveston Arts Center, known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste. 

18th Annual 2016 Works on Paper
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Prints
National Competition
Location: Loveladies, New Jersey
Fee: $35
Deadline: May 17
Exhibition Dates: July 1-July 20
Juror: Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawing, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Three cash prizes and two Honorable  mentions will be awarded.

"Works on Paper" 2016 is the 18th Annual National Juried Competition & Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Art & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

This is a Call for Entry (Cafe) Opportunity
For more information: Click Here.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library announce a Call for 3-D  Entries, A Juried Show. 
Exhibition Dates: August 1-27, 2016, Dallas Public Central Library, 4th Floor
Awards:   Best in Show $300,  Best Literary Theme  $200,  Best Innovation  $100,  Four Honorable Mention at $50 each
Deliver Submitted work on Sunday, July 31, from 2pm-4pm at Dallas Central Library.
The submitted work must be sculptural (three dimensional) and express a literary theme.  Sculptures may be of any media within the dimensions of 18 inches wide, 18 inches high and 18 inches deep.  The weight limit is a maximum of 10 pounds.
There is no entry fee.  
Images are not requested.  
CAC membership is required.  
The artist is limited to one entry.  
For more information: Click here.
To become a Creative Arts Center Member: Click here.
Grand Prairie Arts Council 2016 Annual Juried Art Show & Sale
Uptown Theater Lobby Art Gallery 120 East Main Street Grand Prairie, Texas
Deadline: August 22, 2016
Exhibit: September 18 - October 15, 2016
Open to all artists age 18 and over. Entries must be original, unpublished and must not have been previously exhibited in a GPAC Exhibition. 
$3,000 in cash prizes available.
$30 Entry Fee.

All media will be considered including but not limited to 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, computer graphics, etc. 
Mail images, entry form & $30 fee:
Grand Prairie Arts Council
PO Box 531613
Grand Prairie, Texas 75053
Or mail entry form & $30 fee and Email images:
For printable  entry and more information:

See lots more here:

Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested.

Visual Arts Society of Texas

PDF of Newsletter

For those of you who would like to print a copy of this newsletter, Click here.

2015-2016 Monthly Programs

Meetings start in September. They are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 
2015-2016 VAST Membership Levels

$15 - Student 

$25 - Educator*
$35 - Individual
$45 - Family
$50 - Mary Cassatt
$125 - Rembrandt
$250 - Georgia O'Keefe
$500 - Picasso
$750 - Leonardo
$1000 - Michelangelo
$3000 - Renoir
$5000 - Van Gogh

Make checks payable to
VAST; mail to VAST, PO
Box 1281, Denton, TX


*Educator level of
membership entitles
teachers to bring
students with them to
any monthly meeting with
guest fees waived. 
Teachers planning to
bring more than 5 students
to any meeting are requested
to contact Jo Williams through
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
2016/2017 VAST 
Artist Day Out

June 16

July  7 ?

July 21

Aug 4

Aug 18

VAST Artist Day Out is a day where members may come paint at the PA-AC from 9:00am - 3pm, approximately two mornings a month.  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: 
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202