Vision News and Updates                          October, 2018

October 3 Meeting, 6:45-9pm
Artist Presenter:  Junanne Peck, Printmaking and the Spontaneous Mark   

"Art is the vehicle I use to express the images that spring from my dreams and meditation, creating strength and health, which can be drawn upon to bring greater happiness and contentment to our lives."  Junanne Peck

Join us for a printmaking demonstration by accomplished artist Junanne Peck. Information about her art and demonstration of various printmaking techniques will be presented. This lecture will be the close of her 3 day workshop held in Denton which will include monotypes, drypoint, collagraph, woodcut, stencils and the spontaneous mark. A multifaceted artist, Peck produces works in a range of media from acrylic and watercolor to mixed-media, assemblage and encaustic. Her printmaking techniques include collagraphs, drypoint, polyester plate lithography, etching and monotypes. Drawing is the foundation of her art, it is the vehicle she uses to express many of the ideas that spring from her dreams and meditation. Her sketchbook is always at hand.

Peck is a teaching artist in the DISD and FWISD and also in her studio Black Crow Press in Fort Worth, TX.  She was selected as a Texas Originals (TXO) Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts and is a Texas born practicing artist - painter and printmaker.  

She has taught workshops in several states and has been represented in many shows.  If interested in signing up for her workshop, please contact VAST (just reply to the email as soon as possible.)

Meetings are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 
400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.
Next Meeting: November 7 , 2018 , 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Members: Free; Guests: $5

Tax Free Day: October 3
Calendars - cash sales: $11 per Calendar, $11.50 w/Credit Card
Visual Arts Society of Texas' Only Fundraiser

VAST will be selling its annual fundraising desktop or refrigerator  (with magnetic tape)   calendar. Featuring VAST artists, it is colorful and handy. It makes a WONDERFUL GIFT for people and "tis the season" is right around the corner. Isn't it tiring to always scroll through an electronic device to see what day of the week something comes on? DESK CALENDAR to the rescue!

This year's calendar price will be $12.00, including the sales taxes VAST must pay. The State of Texas Treasurer gives non-profits TWO days on which the organization may sell items without paying sales taxes.  THOSE TWO DAYS WILL BE AT OUR GENERAL MEETINGS ON OCTOBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 7.  On those dates only, the sales price of a calendar will be $11.00. Circle your calendars!

This year VAST calendars purchased with a credit card are priced at $12.50 and $11.50 each, respectively, on the sales tax and sales tax free days. 

Artist of the Year 

Congratulations to Barbara Lindley. She was voted VAST's 2017-2018 Artist of the Year and presented with a plaque at the September meeting. She is shown with her piece, Hope , watercolor.

Merging Vision News

You are invited to the Opening Reception for 
Merging Visions  2018: 
A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry 
Sunday, October 21, from 2-4 pm 
Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater 
100 North Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057

The Merging Visions exhibition is a collaboration between the Denton Poets' Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. Members from each group create pairings of art and poetry - either visual art inspired by a poem, or a poem inspired by a piece of visual art.

A limited number of catalogs commemorating the exhibit will be available for purchase at the reception for $20.

The exhibition runs from October 20th through November 24th.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Work in progress by artist Jo Williams,  for the Silent Auction.

There will be an exhibition and silent auction of globes decorated/painted by VAST members.  (All proceeds will go to defray costs of the reception.)

The VAST meeting on October 3 will start the r eview of poetry for the 2019 Merging Visions Exhibit. 
Poems will be offered for  possible pairing before and during the VAST meeting.  All members of both VAST and the DPA are invited to participate in the 2019 Merging Visions Exhibit, but  this is a first come-first-serve opportunity.  If not all 45 places have been filled  in October, another sign-up opportunity  will be held at the  November 7th VAST meeting. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Inspire a poet!   
If VAST artists have a painting or two they would like to have
a poet write a poem about, they may bring an image of the art to the October VAST meeting. Just reproduce it on  8 1/2" x 11" paper.  Interested? Include your contact information. The images  will be displayed at the Oct. and Nov. meetings of the poets.

Artists who already have made arrangements to pair with a DPA poet, and both have agreed to participate in the 2019 exhibit, need to contact  Becca Hines to make sure their places in  this exhibit are reserved. Becca's email:   

VAST Sponsored Workshop: Michael Holter, Watercolor Landscapes
February 4-6, 2019
Michael Holter, The Rock Pile

Dates: February 4, 5, 6, 2019, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Place: Global Spheres, 7801 S. I35E, Corinth, 76208
Cost:  $230 VAST members
           $265 non-members
Registration Fee: The registration fee is $50.00, to reserve a place, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop. This fee is non-refundable.

Please make checks payable to VAST and send to: 
Jo Williams, 1714 Highland Park Road, Denton, TX  76205.  
For questions and more information please call or email Jo at 940-383-1092,

Spots will be filled in order of the postmark on the mailed check.

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 a month or less prior to the class.  
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 the workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

Congratulations to the VAST September Mini Show Winners: 

First Place: Barbara Lindley
Monterrey Bay, watercolor

Second Place: Pat Heberling
Storm on the Horizon, oil

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.

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

2018 Calendar Focus - October

Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to 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
Carol Stoecker has work at the Emily Fowler.

Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion,
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 
There is no VAST exhibit at this time.  Currently Artist Enclave of Denton County has an exhibit All the World's a Stage. A VAST Exhibit of the 2019 Calendar art will be on exhibit November 9 - January 11.

Coordinator for exhibit: Jo Williams at
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
Coordinator for exhibit: Aurora Cabrera Dawson,
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, 
walking distance from the PAAC at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128 

Carol Henry is the exhibitor until November 1.

Many artists capture their environment and bring it to life. Carol Henry has surrounded herself with beautiful animals and she breathes life into them with every stroke of her brush. Henry's keen eye for detail and grasp of what inspires has allowed her to breed several champion Quarter horses that drive much of her work. She has applied these same skills to her powerful and sometimes intense paintings, as well as her often sublime pastoral efforts.

What Carol Henry conveys in her work, is the true spirit of the horse, or any animal she may be rendering. This gift of bringing the multiple dimensions of a beautiful animal to a flat canvas is an inspiration to behold. In many of her equine depictions, gentle pastoral scenes relax the eye, with stunning beauty as the focus. While her next work the horse leaps off the canvas, revealing muscles and movement. 

See more of Carol Henry's work at  

Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at

Cross Timbers Artists Guild
17th Annual Artist Studio Tour
November 10-11

The members of the Cross Timbers Artists Guild cordially invite you to participate in their 17 th Annual Artists Studio Tour!

The purpose of the tour is to give the public an opportunity to get to know local artists, to observe their creative process first hand, and to create a sense of community among area artists, their neighbors, and the local businesses that support the arts. Since the first tour in 2002, the organization has grown from 6 artists to 26. This years tour features 21 artists and encourages membership from a wide range of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, furniture and even musical instruments. Providing a platform for art education in a neighborhood setting, each artist looks forward to sharing their art, knowledge, and talent with their communities. 

Maps for the event are accessible through the web site and at each location.
The Opening Reception and the Tour is FREE and open to the public.
Opening Reception:  November 8,  7:00pm
Art House, 6100 Long Prairie Rd., Highland Village, TX
Saturday, November 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
For further information and a map of the locations of the artists on tour, please visit the Cross Timbers Artists Guild website at: 

Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Check and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
On North Texas,  DFW Photographers 
Sponsored by Greater Denton Arts Council, Film Photographic, and Denton Camera Exchange 
September 15 - November 24
Film Photographic's Jason Lee and Denton Camera Exchange's Armand Kohandani have curated a list of 18 film photographers from the DFW area to capture images of the places and spaces that are important to them. Each artist will have two pieces on display during the exhibition.

Meadows Gallery: 
I Come as One, But Stand as 10,000
Tyrone Geter
September 8 - December 8
I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000 features works by renowned Columbia, South Carolina artist Tyrone Geter. In his works Geter explores the struggles and hardships women of color have to face globally. Geter's pieces are inspired his mother and her life of dealing with the racism, intolerance, and poverty of 20th century in America. Geter's works celebrate women and their stories by making them the focal point of his pieces, but avoids the objectification of his female subjects.

Festival Hall:
Under Tension, Amie Adelman
September 8 - December 15
UNT Professor and Fibers Program Coordinator Amie Adelman returns to GDAC for the first time since completing her installation in Festival Hall's Foyer last fall. Adelman showcases her mastery of fibers on canvas and in the space, exploring patterns and colors. 
For more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
Juan Alberto Negroni, Midsummer's Night Dream at 18.2208° N, 66.5901° W
September 8 - October 4
Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 p.m.

Kathy Lovas, Glitchéd and Taped
September 8 - October 4
On view throughout the TWU Fine Arts Building
Admission is free.

2018 John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition
Juror: Kalee Appleton
October 13 - Friday, November 16
Opening Reception: October 13, 5-7 p.m.

010 Student Gallery
Stephanie Shaffer: Cu -OH  
October 7 - October 20       

Marissa Baez, Margarita Infante, Delora Sherman: Abstract Views
October 21 - November 3
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: 

UNT on the Square

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2018-2019 Speaker Series      
The VAST Speaker Series starts in September.
They are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Sept. through May.        
October 3 - Junanne Peck, Printmaking Exploration  
November 7 - Carol Stoecker,  Artistically Created Stone and Brick Accents in Home Murals 
December 5 - VASTfest  
January 2, 2019 - Crystal Nelson, Acrylic and Acrylic Inks
February 6 - Michael Holter, watercolor
March 6 - Harlan Butt, enamels 
April 3 - Lin Hampton, pastels 
May 1 - TBD       
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
VADO is our name for Vast Artist Day Out. It's held the first and third Thursday of each month except November and December. VADO has undergone changes this year, but is still a great opportunity to get to know other members and enjoy the fellowship of other artists.  We meet the first Thursday at the Beulah Center at 7801 S-I35 E., Global Spheres in Corinth and the third Thursday at PAAC (Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.) The time is from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the Beulah Center and 9:30 - 12:30 at the PAAC. We bring something to work on and/or to share with our VADO friends. It is not a teaching situation, but we all learn from each other!
The VADO fees for the new fiscal year, June through next May, are $55.
Please email me, Fran Shurtleff, at to let me know if you wish to come to VADO in our coming year - or if you have any questions.  
And, yes, lunch out together after VADO is always a great treat!

2018-2019 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, VADO fees 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

For Opportunities and Proposals :  

Greater Denton Arts Council Presents the Prospectus for:  Materials Hard + Soft
Exhibition: February 1 - May 4, 2019
Deadline:  September 30, 2018 (by 11:59 PM)
The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual 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. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected by juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. 
For more information on the exhibition,  Check Here.
For Entry Form, HERE.

For additional questions about the competition and exhibition, contact 

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