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Visual Arts Society of Texas                                                            News and Events
Mini News Edition                                                                         Mid February, 2013

VAST is proud to present the works of Corky Stuckenbruch 
                      and Mark Smith: Exhibit is Free and Open to the Public!

125 poster
125-Mile Exhibit
Upcoming Closing Reception

Be sure to visit the VAST 125-Mile Exhibition that is currently at the Grapevine Information Center Gallery in historic downtown Grapevine. 

Juror:  Richard Martin Ash III, Professor Emeritus 
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls 

Closing Reception:  February 28, 6:30-8:00pm
                           Awards 7:30pm
Gallery hours: 

     Monday - Friday 8am-6pm

     Saturday 10am-6:30pm
     Sunday 12-5pm

Help for Merging Visions

VAST member volunteer slots are still open to hang this exhibition.  If you will be available to help with this installation, please contact Becca Hines before February 25. 

email: or  

phone:  940 . 387. 0170


We still need seven volunteers to help with installation of art for the Merging Visions Exhibit in 

the Denton libraries, as listed below:


March 27, Wed, 4 - 6 pm:  Delivery of all art and poetry to North Branch Library

4-6 pm (2 artists to help with intake, check labels-another will be there to assist, if needed)


March 27, Wed., 6 pm:  Installation of art and poetry at North Branch Library (approx. 2 hrs.) 

(2 artists: help measure, set hooks specified distance from floor)  --help with installation or art 


March 28, Thurs.  9:30 am: Installation of art and poetry at Em. Fowler Library 

(apprx. 1.5 hrs.) ( 1 artist-help with unloading the paintings, bringing them to a designated site, and help install pieces of art pieces) 


March 28, Thurs. 4:30 pm:  Installation of art and poetry at South Branch (approx. 1 1/2 hours)

(2 artists) - assist with bringing in poetry and art to a designated site within the library, assist with measuring walls, and installing VAST art.  (Library closes at 6:00 pm)

Merging Visions Reception
April 6, 2013 from 3:00 - 5:00pm
South Branch Library - Denton 

Carol Riegelman
Carol Riegelman Workshop

When:  May 15, 16, 17, 2013 - 9am-4pm
Where:  Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory Street
             Denton, TX  76210
Description:  Intuitive Painting
              A spontaneous journey, painting intuitively,
              making room for surprises, revealing images, 
              and simply-HAVING FUN!
Cost:   $275 VAST Members; $310 Non-Members
Registration Deposit: Please make check out to VAST 
Mail to : Mary Emerson
            1001 Emerald Sound Blvd 
            Oak Point, TX 75068-2235
See Carolyn's website at:                                                      

1) REGISTRATION FEE: The registration fee is $50.00, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop. Class is limited due to large-size of paintings. Send your deposit to hold your spot.
Deposits are non-refundable unless your spot can be filled by the Waiting List.

2) BALANCE: The balance for the workshop is due one month prior to the beginning of the workshop.

3)(a) CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT: 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 one month or less prior to the class.

3)(b) 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 workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.


Carolyn's Supply List:

Bring what you have - any water-based paint, except watercolors

Bring paints you never use - we will use them!  I go to Home Depot and Lowe's for about everything I use.  I use latex (house paint) for first few layers, then "tweak, finish out" with Golden, Holbein and Nova, etc.

Black permanent pens (no Sharpies regardless of what it says)

Oil paintsticks or oil pastels. Shiva makes "Artist Paintstick" dries in 24 hours.

Large water bucket 

Dropcloth for tables

Large and some small paintbrushes. The cheaper the better.

Big palette knives



Latex gloves

Rubbing alcohol


Polymer varnish water based (Minwax polycrylic) Home Deport or Walmart

Collage material and gel medium

Gallery wrap canvases, Either 1-1/2 or 2 inch deep.

For canvases and paints, I use, or They come 3 to a box.  I would suggest that 30x30 be the smallest size as we are going to be loosening up and that's hard to do on small surfaces!

I use heavy texture - Venetian plaster (Home Depot) I will bring a gallon to get started.


These are all suggestions - canvas and some house paint to start is all you need. I will have plenty of things to use.

Please come with a sense of humor, dressed in old clothes with every intention of having a good time! This will be a stress free zone, so don't make me nervous..... Carolyn Riegelman


 Carol Riegelman, Image 2

Thank you.
Mary Emerson





It's in the Bag!
March 1st deadline for entry

As a member of the Greater Denton Arts Council, VAST publicizes this opportunity to its members.  Attached is the official entry form from the Greater Denton Arts Council for their upcoming It's in the Bag! fundraiser. This unique handbag auction supports the arts activities sponsored by GDAC. 

For a link to the entry form, click here.

Please contact GDAC staff (940-382-278 or if you
                                 have any questions about the event.
Bastrop Art Comp.

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