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                                                                            Mid April, 2013
A few events that we know you won't want to miss! 

Congratulations to the fifty-four artists in the 45th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition.  Come and join them on Thursday!  The following seventeen VAST Members have been juried into the exhibit.  

Isabel Cano, Linda Chidsey, Gail Williamson Cope, Lynne Cox, Kathy Elliott, Donna Head, Randy Honeycutt, James J. Johnson, Jr., Thomas Judd, Terry Karloff, Sara London, Lori MacLean, Allison Proulx, Ingrid Scobie, Fran Shurtleff, Elsa Vasquez, Diane Walker-Gladney    
We hope you are creating art for the Membership Calendar
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Our Juror will be Gary Washmon, Professor, Visual Arts Department, Texas Woman's University.

This opportunity is open to 2013/2014 VAST Members; 2-D and 3-D will be considered.

The prospectus can be viewed here.


2013 Visual Arts Society of Texas Member Show 
June 29 through August 3, 2013 
Texas Woman's University
Michelle Hays, Juror
Acceptance of entries: June 14

Over the last 20 years, Michelle Hays' passion and enthusiasm for visual communication has manifested in many forms: designer, illustrator, educator, studio owner, and community volunteer. Michelle has taught courses at Rhode Island School of Design, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Diego City College and Texas Woman's University.  Hays is currently the Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University. She completed her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned her M.F.A. in Graphic Design.  

Michelle's design work has appeared in publications including HOW, Print, and Graphic Design USA, 1000 More Graphic Elements: Unique Elements for Distinctive Designs, and has been included in several galleries and museum libraries in Texas.

Here is the timeline for the show:


June 14, 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Take-in (Actual work received for jury)
June 15, 10:00 am - noon: Take-in
June 17, am: Jurying and judging
June 17, afternoon: Photography
June 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Return of un-accepted work
June 22, 10:00 am - noon. Return of unaccepted work
June 29, 5:00 - 7:00: Reception
Aug. 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Return of work
Aug. 3, 10 am - noon: Return of work

The prospectus can be viewed here.

For questions, please contact Jo Williams, President of VAST, 940-383-1092 or

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival 
to take place this weekend.


Fri, April 26th, 5pm - 11pm

Sat, April 27th, 10am - 11pm
Sun, April 28th, 11am - 9pm


Artists and craftsmen representing Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon and beyond.

Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while Fine Art and Crafts are located immediately outside the building. Arts and Crafts are located in the north end of the park. Here you will find clothing, metal and wood crafts, jewelry, paintings, candles, dolls and accessories and more. There are 34 booth spaces available inside the Civic Center with approximately 60 located just outside the building.  The north park houses approximately 75 arts and crafts booth spaces.

An Art Opportunity that may interest you -


Gathering Grounds Art Contest 


This is an invitation for fellow artists - 

No matter if you're an amateur, aspiring artist or not one at all - this could be your chance to showcase your creativity and leave a lasting impression on one community.


I'd like to invite you and your fellow artists to get involved in a very unique and inspiring art contest, the first-ever Gathering Grounds Art Contest. Now through May 3, any artist can submit a photo of original artwork along with a brief description of what "community" means to them at Gathering Grounds on Facebook. Two winners will be selected to travel to beautiful Vermont this summer and bring their artistic vision to life through a permanent art installation. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize and 2,000 in building materials.


This contest is sponsored by Tully's Coffee, who, along with nonprofit partner Pomegranate Center, has been working to revitalize community spaces nationwide to encourage people to gather together, make personal connections, and improve the quality of life in the places they call home.


Jennifer Newberg  | Account Director



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direct: 617.939.8359

cell: 646.528.6737

main: 617.227.2111

The next VAST meeting is May 2, 7:00 pm.  Gallery owner, Missy Finger, from Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas, is scheduled to present.  See you there!

For current information and to connect as an online community, 
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