For Those Who Would Like to Contribute!
Hi Members!! We need financial contributions -- no matter how small -- towards cash awards for the upcoming Members Exhibition. This year the juror will award a total of $2550 in cash plus merchandise awards.
We need to cover a $150 Pride of Denton Award (selected by Denton's Mayor Chris Watts) and a $100 Honorable Mention Award as well as monies towards the $750 Best of Show. We already have great member support for other awards. Every $ counts and is very welcome!! You can name an award with a contribution of $100 or more. Everyone will be acknowledged in the program.
Please call or email Ingrid Scobie, VAST Awards Acquisition, if you can support us or would like more information. You may mail checks to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX, 76202 and indicate 'ME Award 2016" on the checks. Ingrid's text/phone is 940-453-5507 and email
Our deadline is July 31. Thank you for your generosity!
We hope all of you bring a piece (or two) to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (formerly the Center for Visual Arts) on Wednesday, August 3, 10 am - 12 noon, and 4-7 pm. Everyone gets one piece in!! It is always a great exhibition and a fun opening party.
Enter the Member Show - August 3.
Updated prospectus link in article.
Acceptance of Entries:
27th ANNUAL VAST
|Robin Butt, Mendicino, CA
Jeanne Heartsill Best of Show
Exhibition Dates: August 12 - September 3, 2016
Opening Reception: August 12, 5:30-7:30PM
Exhibition Location: Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201
Fee: $20 for VAST members
Awards: Jo Williams Best of Show $750, total cash and merchandise awards $2500
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
A few rules to abide by:
- 2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood.
- No installations.
- Wall mounted work must be framed and ready for secure installation - d-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire; no saw-tooth hangers.
- Fiber pieces/quilts and other wall mounted works must have a hanging apparatus able to hang from 1 or 2 nails.
- Bumpers are required for framed pieces.
- 40" max. width for 2D work.
- 70 pounds max. weight
- White, off-white, grey or black mats only.
- Works on canvas must be framed or have clean, finished gallery wrapped edges.
- Works must not have been exhibited in any previous VAST juried exhibition.
Please check the full Prospectus for additional rules; they can be found HERE.
Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions 972-345-9968 vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
More participants needed for Deborah Boschert's Workshop to be Held!
Sign Up as Soon as Possible!
Friends, we have a wonderful workshop lined up for August, but WE NEED SEVERAL MORE TO SIGN UP BY FRIDAY FOR IT TO "MAKE".
Deborah Boschert is an award winning fiber artist who has designed a workshop just for us, with an emphasis on design aspects, painting on fabric and NO SEWING REQUIRED! The supply list is minimal and listed below. If you would like to sign up, please let me know! .....Kristin Spalding
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
$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.
For Deborah's complete Supply List click
Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to
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.
September VAST Figure Drawing Group
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
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.
Materials: HARD + SOFT
Deadline to Apply September 30
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. 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,
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 email@example.com. Our website is VASTarts.org.
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Millie Johnson is the chairperson for the Visual Arts Society of Texas' Sunshine Committee. Please contact Millie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 940.387.7688
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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.
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.
Shari Turner and Aurora Cabrera will be displayed.
Coordinator for exhibit:
Lin Hampton at email@example.com
"Noble Visions" exhibition at
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe -
Golden Triangle Mall
The photography of Bria Lee, will be on display from July 6 through September 7.
Blia Lee is an award-winning boutique photographer in the Denton/Decatur area. Lee
specializes in creative senior portraits as well as family and children's portraits and
is known for creating timeless pieces with dramatic and vivid colors. Lee enjoys designing
unique portraits that capture identities, emotions, memories and imaginations.
She has been featured online and in print publications such as "The Twelfth Year", "Seniorologie", and "Senior Inspire".
Coordinator for exhibit: Contact Carol Stoecker at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Off the Shelves"
exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
Merging Visions, Extended Exhibit will be on display through August 20. These are the participating artists:
David Blow, Gail Cope, Julie Covington, Mindy Fa
Lin Hampton, Jackie Haugen, Randy Honeycutt, Thomas Judd,
Iris Anne Moore,
Teri Muse, Roxanne Musick,
Carol Rowley, Ray Sears,
Carmen Underwood, Jo Williams, Christie A. Wood
Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion, email@example.com
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
Millie Giles' Critique Group July 15 - October 7.
The exhibition is free.
Exhibitors include: Andrea Albright, Nel dorn Byrd, Mindy Faubion, Ellen Frenkel, Jackie Haugen, Lorraine Hayes, Tonya Littmann, Shubhangi Mantri, Iris Ann Moore, Lola Newell, and Jo Williams.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Work by Eloise and Ray
Sears is on display
mid July through September.
Artists needed to exhibit at the Senior Center, for these 3 months in a row- Oct, Nov and December.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave.,
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 email@example.com by the 15th of the month.
had her art piece selected for the
Artspace111 Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition,
which will be showing from June 25 to August 6 at
in Fort Worth.
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 July at the studio. This month our featured artist is Crystal Nelson. Nelson graduated from University of El Paso where she studied Printmaking and Painting. She teaches art in Lewisville ISD and also classes at A Creative Art STUDIO. See her new works as well as the works of the other gallery artists.
For class schedules and more information: acreativeartstudio.com
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201
Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry
Summer 2016, FREE
Learn more at
International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton
May 6 - July 29, 2016, FREE
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
For more information: dentonarts.com
Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery
more information: twu.edu/visual-arts
University of North Texas Art Galleries
56th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition
For more information: http://gallery.unt.e
UNT on the Square
The OP Collective
June 3 - July 30
For more information: untonthesquare.unt.edu/
Opportunities/Calls for Entries
Special One Day Charcoal Workshop with Judy Mason.
We have scheduled a one-day workshop for working with charcoal on August 6, 2016 for artists to explore this medium. If you are interested please contact Judy.
Judy Mason : 817-341-7652
Please send your check of $50 to Judy Mason. Her address is:
Weatherford, TX 76086
Cost $50 Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 Maximum 15 artists
Location- Weatherford Art Center, 119 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, TX
Artists will create foam stamps from their drawings. They will be work with these foam stamps using powder charcoal to create under paintings on canvas or canvas boards. Then, the artist will use pencils, acrylic paints and/or other mediums to complete their artwork.
Judy will be demonstrating several ideas for your figures/shapes. Critiques are always helpful and we will have them.
everal canvas boards or canvas- no larger than 20x24, a
crylic paints (metallics work great with the charcoal look) and brushes (
2 or 3 inch brush and small one for details/signature),
Krylon workable fixative spray,
Mask and googles for using powdered charcoal,
drawing pencils (i.e.: 2b-9b to use for shading),
drawings to use: life, florals, animals, non-objectives, etc.
The following will be provided:
11th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit
Annual 2016 Works on Paper
Deadline: June 20, 2016
Exhibit is August 6 - 29, 2016
Reception is August 6
; 6 - 9pm.
Over $1500 in awards
Juror is Clint Willhour curator of the Galveston Arts Center, known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste.
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Prints
Location: Loveladies, New Jersey
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
2016 Art in the Metroplex
Deadline: August 22, 2016
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas - Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2016 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.
Exhibition is October 7 - 29, 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Juror is Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Independent Curator, formerly curator at the Blanton Museum of Art, UT-Austin.
Over $3000 in awards.
Art of Peace
Deadline: July 31, 2016
September 17 - 25, Tyler Museum of Art
The 2016 theme is Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness, and the 2016 Peace Honoree is the Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler, Texas.
Artists must be over 18 years of age and reside in Texas.
Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. Each artist may submit 3 pieces of art.
(Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Media, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Fine Craft, wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass)
Artwork should relate to the 2016 theme, Paths to Peace: Journey to Wholeness, including the concepts of peace of mind, emotional well-being, completeness and process.
3 high quality digital JPEG images of each proposed work - please clearly label all materials. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you submit by mail and want your CD returned. A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description Artists should email digital Images, CV or résumé and contact information.
For questions about the art exhibit, please
Artists may also call Art of Peace - Tyler representative, Anne McCrady, at 903-658-5645
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
entry and more information:
2016 15th Annual IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX
2016 marks the 15th year
Irving Art Association
has held a special competition on animal art. Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.
Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (drawing), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.
ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight.
$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount - $25 for IAA members
For questions, contact the Show Chair Mark Thompson at email@example.com.
2016 JUROR: Walt Davis SWS, AWS, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.
Saturday, July 16 Help with digital: Images and entry $10 by appt, Mark Thompson 214-608-7100 or email
Sunday, July 31st Entry Deadline all day
Saturday, August 13 Notification of acceptance
Mon. - Fri., Aug 22 - 26 Shipped entries due - instruction sent with notification
Saturday, August 27 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
Sunday, August 28, 2016 Exhibit opens to public
Sunday, September 4 Exhibit Reception & Awards 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 24 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Strike show & art pickup
Oct. 1 - Nov. 27. 2016: Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center.
Texas Photographic Society's "FotoTexas: People, Places & Culture"
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Juried by Dan Burkholder, fine art photographer, author and educator based in Palenville, New York.
Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image.
We are pleased to announce a new themed call for entry, FotoTexas: People, Places & Culture, as well as support programming in collaboration with the Richland College Photography Department in Dallas, Texas. FotoTexas seeks work produced in Texas and wishes to celebrate the rich history, culture, people, icons and landscape of the state that TPS proudly calls home. Awards. Photographers may enter up to 10 images. Please don't forget to include your membership fee, if also joining TPS at the time of entry.
FotoTexas: People, Places & Culture is open to artists of all levels internationally.
All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes.
You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time (read more about TPS member benefits). Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all entries must be submitted digitally.
Plano Art Association: 11th Annual 125 Show 2016
August 23 - September 24, 2016
The show is open to all artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The show will be held at the PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.
Judges will select the top 60 works for display in the PAA gallery.
First ($600), Second ($400), and Third ($200) places will be awarded for each of the three categories: 2D, 3D, and prints and photography.
You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.
Entry Deadline - Sunday, August 7th (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Show Opens - Tuesday, August 23rd
Reception & Awards Presentation - Saturday, August 27th
Show Closes - Saturday, September 24th
Fees: $20 per work if you are a current PAA member; $30 per work for non-members
A Best of Show award of $1,000 will be made for the artwork deemed to be the most outstanding work of the show.
PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano. For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to
Slant gallery seeks art entries for a juried exhibit titled 'Politickin'.
Deadline: Friday, September 2 (by 6pm.
) Submit up to 3 jpg images to firstname.lastname@example.org. On your entries, please include your name, the title of your work, year it was created, size, medium, and price point.
Location: Slant, 13331 Preston Road, Dallas, Midtown @ Valley View.
Is political season making you crazy? We want to know how the events and topics of this political season have impacted you. Seeking original art inspired by the upcoming election, and/or political themes about which you feel passionate.
Notice of Acceptance - Sunday, September 4 (by midnight)
Art Drop Off - Saturday, September 10 (1:30-5:30 pm)
Opening Reception - Saturday, September 17 (6:00-9:00 pm)
Art pick up - Saturday, October 8 (1:30-5:30 pm)
All mediums are welcomed.
There is no fee to submit entry, but accepted artists will be requested to pay a single $10 hanging fee at time of art drop off. Slant accepts 20% of all art sales.
The above opportunities are open to artists 18+. Entries must be original works. No fine art giclees. Limited edition photography is acceptable. Max size for 2D work is 48 in. in any direction. 3D works should not exceed 50 lbs. Works must be able to fit through a standard size door.
The Slant artist collective has the right to refuse work that does not match the images that were submitted for jury review.
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A YEAR ON THE PLAZA ART COMPETITION
Deadline to Enter original artwork by Thursday, August 25 at 3:00pm.
Winning work displayed on art wall in Dallas Arts District for one year, no entry fees.
Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall.
The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.
"A Year on the Plaza Art Competition presents a unique opportunity for talented individuals in Texas to express themselves artistically and showcase their work in the Dallas Arts District," said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.
Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme. There are no entry fees.
Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2016.
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Visual Arts Society of Texas
2015-2016 Monthly Programs
|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
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 President@VASTarts.org
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
Artist Day Out
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