Vision News and Updates                          July , 2019

31st Annual Juried VAST Members Exhibition

July 15 - August 5, 2019
UNT on the Square
109 N. Elm,  Denton, TX 76201
Deanna Wood, The Lives of Birds
2018 Andrea Albright Memorial Best of Show Award
VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.

Exhibition Calendar:
July 9 - acceptance of entries,  10am - 12 noon and  4 - 7pm
July 11 - pick up unaccepted work,  10am - 12 noon and  4 - 7pm
July 19 - Opening Reception 6 - 8pm; Awards Presentation 7pm
August 8 - return of work to artists,  10am - 12 noon and  4 - 7pm
Juror: Donna Howell-Sickles
The prospectus can be found HERE.

Contact Info:
Mindy Faubion, Vice President of Exhibitions

VADO = VAST Artist Day Out
Invitation to go to VADO, Free!

The members of VADO invite VAST members to be their guests at the meetings this summer and for September and October this fall. Just bring something to work on and plan to enjoy the time with other artists - or drop by and visit, and go with us to eat!

VADO is held the first and third Thursday of each month except November and December. This group is a great opportunity to get to know other members and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. It is an opportunity to get feedback for something you may be working on! 

The first Thursday meetings are held in the Beulah Acres Building at Global Spheres in Corinth from 9:30am to 12:30pm (August 1st, September 5th, and October 3rd.)  The third Thursday meetings are held in the PAAC craft room from 9:30am  to 12:30pm (July 18, Aug 15th, September 19th, and October 17th.)
So mark your calendars! Get feedback and enjoy good conversation with fellow artists!  Any questions? Send an email to if you can join in!

Merging Visions  Workshop Series

Join us and the community for three fun evenings this summer!
Merging Visions  Workshop Series
July 11, and August 8
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Join members of VAST and the Denton Poets' Assembly to celebrate the Merging Visions exhibition through 3 workshops that unite visual and literary artistic expression.  

July 11: Creative Recycling: Torn Paper Collage
This hands-on workshop will begin by tearing things apart and end by putting them back together in new configurations. Participants will take home a frameable work of recycled watercolor art and a new poem created in a fun, fast, easy evening of paper, glue and play.
Activities led by Nel byrd Dorn, Christine Irving and Becca Hines.
August 8: Representing Words with Marks, Found Poetry, and Concrete Poetry
Experience language in new ways. In this workshop, you will have the chance to interpret, redefine, and reform words through three different activities that will have you playing with gestural mark making, word searches, and linguistic arrangements.
Activities led by Gail Williamson Cope, Beth Honeycutt and Richard Schinzel.
For Information on Participating Artists and Poets, click here.
For more information, contact Sara Greenberg
Education Coordinator
400 E. Hickory Street | Denton Texas | 76201  | (940) 382-2787

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.

Calendar Artist for July

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 Henry is exhibiting through June.
Coordinator for exhibit: Carol Stoecker 
If  you are interested in showing, please contact her at
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

"Through the Ages" exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Aurora Cabrera Dawson is the coordinator for this exhibitionIf you are interested in showing, please contact her at
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 
This exhibition space is currently under construction.
Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at

Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101, phone 940.442.1251
Check and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
Play Hard or Go Home
May 30 - August 31
Play Hard or Go Home is a large-scale  interactive self-portrait installation of over 1,600 books and family memories by Los Angeles based artist Chrystal McConnell. McConnell created the work to help her better understand her own life experiences and what she calls a "daunting childhood" that "held unresolved issues" for her.  McConnell uses found objects, discarded and abandoned materials from antique stores, thrift stores, used book sales, and library sales. These once discarded objects reflect her own historical foundation of abandonment and unresolved issues.

Meadows Gallery: 
Merging Visions
Presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets Assembly
June 7-September 14
Festival Hall
Envision: The Fiber Works of Ginger Cochran
May 30 - August 24
Reception:  Thursday, May 30, 6-8 PM
For more information: 

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
Wish You Were Here - 2019 Edition 
June 15 - July 28 
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15, 5-7pm 
For more information:
University of North Texas Art Galleries
University of North Texas Art Gallery
Abounding Dignity: Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 11 to July 27
Jul 15 2019 - 5:30pm to Aug 7 2019 - 5:30pmFor more information:   
UNT on the Square
VAST Annual Membership Exhibition
July 15 - August 7

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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.                  
The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.  
6:45 - 9pm.
Members: Free        Guests: $5 

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 :  

Craighead Green Gallery CALL FOR ENTRIES 
New Texas Talent XXVI exhibition
New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.  
2019 Juror: Caleb Bell
No Entry Fee: Suggested $5 donation to EASL (Emergency  Artist Support League) may be sent to 1011 Dragon St. Dallas, TX  75207, payable to EASL.
Submission Deadline: June 4
Selectees Notified: July 2
Art Delivery: July 23 - 26
Exhibit Opens: August 3 
For Full Information,  Click Here.

JN Long Cultural Arts Complex is hosting the 
6th Annual  People's Choice  Arts, Photography and Artisans Show and Sale.
Open to all interested artists, photographers  and  artisans. 
Cash prizes and ribbons will be given. 
Entry dates: Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  at J.N. Long Cultural Arts Complex, 425 Granbury Street, Cleburne, Texas  
Show and Sale will open for public viewing and voting Sat., June 15 - Sat., July 27 
Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception: Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m.
All entries must be picked up after the reception on Saturday, July 27
Guidelines, Rules and Entry Forms are available online at
or c ontact phone number is 817 641-4908 

Texas Visual Artists Association's "Hot Child In the City; August Abstracted" 
Call for Entries
Location:  TVAA Gallery, 700 North Pearl Street, Suite H106, Dallas TX 75201
Curator:  Deborah Hartigan Viestenz
Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place
Enter up to three works. TVAA member $30, nonmember $45
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 12th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 19th
Show Description:  "Hot Child In the City; August Abstracted"
Embrace the summer heat and show us your abstract offspring. Reflect on your feelings, frame of mind and emotions during the hottest month of the year. No boundaries are set, nothing is right or wrong; this is the artists' exhibit-express yourself. With one caveat... a brief statement must accompany each submission and will be displayed with the accepted art...the only boundary for this is that it must be a minimum of one word and cannot exceed one paragraph.
For Full Information and Entry: Click here.

The Lone Star Nature Art Competition is back! 
Presented by Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, Dallas, this competition and exhibition  features  the work of artists from across the great state of Texas.  
Online submissions deadline:  July 31.
Exhibition Dates: September 27 - October 20
Judges representing and picked by Texas Discovery Gardens, including Discovery Gallery Curator Brenda McKinney, will choose winners and runner-ups. 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded to the top entries. Best of Show will receive a $500 Grand Prize. 
Entry Fee: $25 per entry.

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