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      February 2014

Guest Artist This Month 

Tanya Synar


Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) for a presentation by sculptor and installation artist Tanya Synar.  Synar works in cast metal, video, audio and a range of other materials. Synar is interested in exploring perception relative to the landscape. Her artwork looks to the sciences for assistance and inspiration.   

Synar describes her artwork as "Phenomena, set within the landscape, that creates a space of inquiry for the working process to begin. The time she spends in remote locations in the back country allows the process observation and perception to unravel. This immersive experience facilitates charting perceptual processes and blurs boundaries between imagination and actuality. Her intention is to identify moments of awe and wonderment, rewrite and reorganize it, and link it to her own experiences in the landscape. Through phenomena and physicality of the earth, a pathway to primal, altered states of consciousness can be made accessible."

Synar has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Synar is currently working on the project Mapping Galaxy's in Iron, which involves 3D printing of images 
using data taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. Her recent installation, The Yellowstone Project, is an aural compositional soundscape of recordings of geothermal events (fumaroles, mud pots, and geysers), that she captured in the backcountry wilderness of Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Past projects include The Deception Pass Project, that is based on a marine navigation channel in Washington State and involved collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pacific Hydrographic Branch in Seattle. 


Synar has also won numerous awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant and several TWU research and development awards. In addition, Synar is a professor of sculpture at Texas Woman's University.

To find out more about Tanya Synar, please see:  

Upcoming VAST Board Meeting
 The next Board Meeting will be Saturday, February 8, 9:30 - 12:00, at the meeting room in the Denton Central Fire Station.

Invitation from the family of Marilyn Smith

A Celebration of Her Life

February 8, 3-5pm at El Guapo's Restaurant


This will be a "Marilyn Style" Tribute to gather and share memories and interesting stories.  If you would like to attend this informal gathering of family and friends, please RSVP Jo Williams,

Merging Visions
Opportunity to Sponsor 
and Important Dates


We hope that everyone is familiar with Merging Visions, this collaborative exhibition between the members of the Denton Poets' Assembly (DPA) and the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Original poems and works of art are paired in celebration of National Poetry Month (April). This popular exhibit has been well received in the Denton area libraries in the past and this year it is scheduled to be exhibited in the Meadows Gallery at the Denton Center for Visual Arts from April 24 through June 6.



The Denton Poets Assembly and Visual Artists Society of Texas welcome sponsorships of the 2014 Merging Visions events. 



If you wish to contribute, please print and fill out the information on the sponsorship form link here and present with your check to either organization in person, or mail to:  VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202-1281. We would appreciate your response by February 20, 2014. Sponsorships will still be accepted after this date, but we cannot guarantee recognition in the catalog. Contributions that exceed expenses for the 2014 MV will be placed in the budget for future MV projects.


Upcoming dates for Merging Visions

February 15: Poets review enlarged copies of their poems selected for the exhibit at the DPA meeting

April 11: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Delivery of all works to the Center for Visual Arts (CVA),
April 14 - 18: Installation of poetry and art
April 24 - June 6: Dates of Exhibition
April 24: 5:30 - 7:30: Opening Reception, CVA
June 9: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: All work is to be picked up unless the artist gives VAST permission to have it shown in an extended summer exhibition in the Denton libraries. 

VAST appreciates your support, in any form - monetary, time and talent!

8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition  
Open through February 21

    January 17 - February 21

Gough Gallery
Center for the Visual Arts
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas


This regional exhibition features 35 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton.  They were selected by Juror Jackie MacLelland from 194 entries. The exhibit is structured to include six categories: 1) oil, watermedia on canvas/board, pastel 2) watermedia on paper 3) mixed media, collage, drawing 4) hand-pulled graphics, photography, prints, 5) ceramic, textiles, fiber 6) sculpture.  


Congratulations to all who are in the exhibition!  

Especially the winners below:


Best of Show and Marilyn Smith Award 
Madelyn Sneed, Denton 
Joshua 1:9
First Place, Category I 
Geri & John Aschenbrenner Award
Lori MacLean, Duncanville
First Place, Category II
 Marilyn Smith Award
Mindy Faubion, Denton
Rainforest Staghorn Fern
First Place, Category III
 Oxide Gallery Award
Brett Dyer, Addison
Pop Corny
First Place, Category IV
 Gail Williamson Cope Award
Maurice Leatherbury, Flower Mound
San Miguel de Allende Doors Triptych
First Place, Category V 
 Carmen & Jervis Underwood Award
Tonya Littmann, Denton
Rusty's New Teddy Bear
First Place, Category VI
Duryea Moving & Storage, Inc. Award
Rebecca Pocai, Lewisville


Honorable Mentions:

Category 1: Dawn Swepston, Denton

Category 1: Doris Vasek, Rockwell

Category 2: Darla Bostick, Denton

Category 3: Angelia Ford, Garland

Category 4: Lily Mirsky, Savannah

Category 5: Deborah Boschert, Lewisville

Category 6: Lindsey Dunnagan, Denton

Category 6: Craig Vandeman, Lake Kiowa

Category 6: Paula McClurg, Argyle

Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Awards: 

Award I Kristie Hunger, Denton

Award II: Deanna Wood, Denton

Award III: Susan Brents-Sheldon, Arlington

Weber Group Award I: Diane Walker-Gladney

Weber Group Award II: Erin Schalk, Irving

Voertman's Award: Angelia Ford, Garland

Gamblin Artists Colors Co. Award: Ty Bishop, Denton

ArtBin Award: Jordan Grimes, Denton

Prismacolor Award: Kathleen Mekailek, Sanger

Creative Art Materials Award: Marga Rootleib, Mesquite

Winsor & Newton Award: Julia Pease, Hickory Creek

FM Brush Company, Inc. Award: Cate Robbins, Celina

Pacific Arc Award: Elizabeth Holden, Euless

Masterpiece Artist Canvas, Inc. Award: Teri Muse, Argyle

Holbein Award I: Deborah Boschert, Lewisville

Holbein Award II: Jessica Pullings, Denton

Ampersand Award: Robin Butt, Denton


Thank you to the award sponsors: Geri and John Aschenbrenner; Gail Williamson Cope; Todd Duryea, Duryea Moving and Storage, inc., Denton; Warren Hooper, Oxide Gallery, Denton; Evelyn and Jack Miller; Eloise and Ray Sears, Marilyn Smith; Carmen and Jervis Underwood; and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. 


VAST receives support from the Greater Denton Arts Council. 

Thanks to all who attended the reception for the 125-Mile Exhibition and supported the artists!
Did you know VAST has revolving art exhibitions around the area that you can be a part of?

Check out the following venues around Denton and consider contacting the corresponding VAST Revolving Art Coordinator to get your work seen!


The Chestnut Tree - Lin Hampton at

Black Box Theatre - Jo Williams at

Emily Fowler Library - Jenna Murray at

Barnes and Noble - Gail Cope at



Ingrid Scobie currently has an exhibition of her fiber work at the Point Bank Black Box Performing Arts Theatre through April 11, 2014.


Ingrid W. Scobie began her art training in the mid-1990s with Jo Williams while she was still an American history professor at Texas Woman's University.  She states, "I found the combination of intellectual and visually creative imagination plus technical skill very

exciting." In 2000 she retired from TWU to continue art studies at the University of North Texas. In 2005, she received a BA in art, specializing in watercolor, and spent two years in MFA work (2009-2011) in watercolor and fiber. She feels her formal training in fiber gave structure to her long-time interest in that area. 


Scobie served as Executive Director for the Visual Arts Society of Texas from 2003-2007. Her work has been exhibited in several invitational one-woman shows, and she has won various awards in juried exhibitions.


Most of the work exhibited at The Black Box has never been exhibited before. It includes one of her earliest fiber pieces at UNT, Inspired Pattern; the first of her new bark cloth pieces, Movement; and the first of another new direction in 3-D fiber, Dances. Examples of her screen prints are also on exhibit.


Another 3-D fiber piece has been juried into the national exhibition, Materials Hard and Soft, opening Friday, February 7, at Denton's Center for the Visual Arts.


The Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST. 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.

Emily Fowler Library

Brad Morgan currently has an exhibition of paintings at the Emily Fowler Central Library through March 6.


Morgan explains, "In figurative paintings, I prefer to situate people in a spare, almost theater set-like room. I find that it is important to accept the artificiality of a painting, and taking this idea to composition and lighting helps. I dress my models in plain white T-shirts. I light them in gloomy, industrial lighting. My "portraits" are not about them. They're not about me. The design of affective painting is always, in my opinion, non-narrative. Painting is a way to capture aspects of human nature and experience that is beyond stupid and clumsy verbiage."


"A new concept I'm trying out is what I call "The Passenger" series. Yes, this is a cheesy allusion to the Iggy Pop song of the same name. These works, while appearing somewhat abstract, are in actuality based on blurry photographs taken at night, while riding in a car. While I've always considered my work to be more abstract in meaning, I am not an abstract painter. This new process allows me access to a kind of "automated" version of abstract painting. I don't have to feel to invent, but because I feel, I can recognize invention, just like always."


This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Emily Fowler Central Library and VAST. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland Street; hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Thursday, 9:00am - 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Sunday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm.


Barnes and Noble, Denton Golden Triangle Mall

Roxanne Musick is showing at the Starbucks in Barnes and Noble, through February.


Roxanne Musick's Statement:

Moving around a lot as a child, art was the one constant that I had.  Every time we would move to another state, my parents would go on weekend "exploring" trips to see what was of interest in the area where we had just moved.  This was the beginning of noticing the nature that surrounded me and it began to influence how I looked at the world."


Musick's focus became exploring the medium of colored pencils in the 1990's and she has been passing her knowledge on to the middle and high school students that she has taught throughout the years. Musick stated that she 'wanted to be able to show my students how to work colored pencil as more than a one-dimensional tool for adding color, thus breaking the mindset of "map pencils."'


Roxanne Musick went on to say, "Much of my inspiration still comes from nature and the gardens that are on the small farm where I live, as well as my travels.  My love for nature still shows in my work, from the realistic to the representational, fantasy to illustrative as well as abstraction.  I love the various texture problems found in nature, from the roughness of peeling paint to the softness of dewdrops on flower petals.  I have found that colored pencil is compatible with many different media and can be just as rich, painterly and beautiful on its own, lending itself to beautiful layers of rich color and details."


This exhibit is co-sponsored by Barnes and Noble.  It can be found in the Denton Triangle Mall; hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:00am - 10:00pm, and Sunday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.

The Priscilla Krejci Workshop is full.
Please contact Kristin to be put on a wait list.
April 15-17, 2014 - Priscilla Krejci 
See Priscilla's work at
Priscilla Krejci's work
Where: Center for Visual Arts, Denton 
Time: 9:30 - 4:00 with a one hour lunch break

Cost: VAST Members:$165, Non-Members $200


Contact:  Kristin Spalding 

VAST Artists Enjoy Michael Holter Workshop

January Artists of the Month
Congratulations to our winners...

First Place Mini Show Winner, Roxanne Musick, exhibited Wolfman Willow, which was created using colored pencil.  Gail Cope's mixed media piece, Kepla Discovers the Polka Dot, was the Second Place Winner.  
GDAC announces its 7th Annual
It's in the Bag event


It's in the bag 2014We need funky, creative handbags to auction off at this year's event. Whether you are a designer or simply a lover of handbags, join the fun by submitting your very own creation!

Entry forms will be available on our website at  

The deadline to submit your entry form is March 21st with handbag delivery by April 25th. The event will be held on May 8, 2014!

For more information contact Caroline Holley at 

Please contact our Sunshine Committee Chair if you know of anyone who needs well wishes sent or thoughts of sympathy.

Millie Johnson is the chairperson for the Visual Arts Society of Texas' Sunshine Committee.  Please contact Millie at: or 940.387.7688 

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You can connect to our online community with the "Visual Arts Society of Texas" on Facebook, check this link.

Tarrant County College presents

James Watkins Workshop 

NE Campus February 13 and 14

Don't miss this unusual opportunity for a hands on experience with a nationally recognized Texas clay artist. Bring your bisque or use ours, bring your books to be autographed !  John Watkins



alternate firing 

hands-on workshop 

9 a.m. − 4 p.m. Ceramics Lab 

NFAB 1301



Open to the public at the TCC NE Library


WORKSHOP: Hands On exploring Alternate Firing techniques and various surface treatments including salt fuming, horsehair, terra-sigillata, and overview of his ceramic paintings on sub straight


Non-student participation BOTH days $150


Northeast Campus

828 W. Harwood Road Hurst TX 76054 




JAMES C. WATKINS is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, teaching Architectural Ceramics and Drawing in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech. His work is included in the White House Collection of American Crafts and the Shigaraki Institute of Ceramic Studies in Shigaraki, Japan−among other collections. He is the co-author of two books, "Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques" published by Lark Books and "Architectural Delineation, Presentation Techniques and Projects" published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. His work is also the subject of a book entitled "A Meditation of Fire the Art of James C. Watkins" by Kippra D. Hopper published by Texas Tech University Press.


See attached Workshop Registration Form. This is an at cost event and exhibit.


karmien bowman aka sweeetyb
Texas Clay Art 
717-266-0780 cell
817-515-6693  at TCC NE Campus 

Texas Woman's University

Works by Jeannie Hulen and Shalene Valenzuela

Artists Lecture and Panel Discussion

Texas Woman's University presents: 


Artists Lecture and Panel Discussion: Thursday, February 13, 5:00pm Room 259 of the Ann Stuart Science Building, Denton Campus

(1100 Oakland Street, 76201/ West side of the Pioneer Circle).
A reception will follow in the Fine Arts Building.

Made in the U.S.A by Jeannie Hulen

Follow the Pattern by Shalene Valenzuela

Dept. of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Building

Denton, TX


Jeannie Hulen 

Made in the USA

Jeannie Hulen
"Made in the USA"


This work is increasingly personal and relates to a previous series of work, "Made in Taiwan", critiquing the excessive consumerism inherent in capitalist systems. The work also challenges the status quo by taking part in the critical discussion of gender as related to "the personal," through the use of mundane materials, hand-sewn components, personal imagery and family portraits. 



Shalene Valenzuela  "Follow the Pattern"

My ceramic sculptures reflect upon a variety of issues with a thoughtful, yet humorous and ironic tone. I am inspired by the potential of everyday common objects. I reproduce these objects primarily through slip-casting, and illustrate the surfaces with a variety of hand-painted and screenprinted imagery. My narratives explore topics ranging from fairytales, urban mythologies, consumer culture, societal expectations, etiquette, and coming-of-age issues. 

Stylistically, much of my imagery is 

Shalene Valenzuela/
Shalene Valenzuela
Follow the Pattern

pulled from somewhat "dated" sources that I find represent an idealized time in society and advertising. 


So one may ask "Why clay? Why not just draw these images on paper, or on the actual objects?" One way of explaining my building aesthetic would be a form of trompe l'oeil with a twist. In using clay to transform my depicted common household/consumer items, I am playing with the notion that things are not what they initially seem to be. Additionally, I care about the object being referenced and recognizable while maintaining my illustrative quality that is essential in completing the narratives and messages within the object.


Gallery Contact: Vance Wingate 940-898-2533 

Art Around Town 

Center for the Visual Arts

400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 

Meadows Gallery: 

27th Annual Materials: Hard and Soft

February 7 - April 4

Opening Reception: February 7, 6-8pm

Gough Gallery: 

VAST 125-Mile Exhibition

January 17 - February 21

For more information:


Texas Woman's University Art Galleries

East Gallery and West Gallery 

Jeannie Hulen & Shalene Valenzuela Exhibition

Artist Lecture and Panel Discussion February 13, 5pm

13th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 

February 20 - March 19

Reception: February 25, 4 - 6pm

more information:


University of North Texas Art Gallery

Marking a Course

February 20 - March 29

Curated by Tracee W. Robertson

Marking a Course is an exhibition of figurative artworks that convey meaning through distinct mark making.

Opening Reception: February 20, 5-7 pm

Artist's Gallery Talks: February 20, 6pm

Cora Stafford Gallery

Pressed and Poured
Laura Nave and Jason Arp 
BFA Ceramics Exhibition
February 4 - February 7
Lightwell Gallery
Marrow: A Jewelry Exhibition
Danielle Manning BFA
February 4 - February 7

more information:


UNT on the Square

Transformations, works by Kiki Smith

January 29 - February 27


The Chestnut Tree

Students of Jo Williams' 
Participating students: Franke Gill, Rebecca Hines, Mary Maher, Nancy Sanchez, Carmen Underwood, Nancy Waldo and Olivia Walker 
January 10 - March 14


Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe - Golden Triangle Mall 

Colored Pencil Works by Roxanne Musick through February.

Emily Fowler Central Library
Works by Brad Morgan
502 Oakland St.
Denton TX, 76201 

Point Bank Blackbox Theater

Works by Ingrid Scobie

January 10 - April 11 

The Point Bank Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory.

Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Friday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.


A Creative Art Studio

227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Denton, TX 76201 (940) 442-1251

Special Steampunk edition of First Friday Denton on Feb 7th, 2014. Featured artists: Daren Fagen - metal sculptures, Terri Richards -beaded jewelry, Debbie Waldrop - Steampunk jewelry. 

Music starts at 7 with Daniel Ziegler followed by The New Rainbows.  

more information:


Oxide Gallery

115 Eagle Drive
Denton, TX 76201 

2D & 3D Wall Hanging Art Open Call - February 21 and 22. 

3D Free Standing Art Open Call and Artisan Jewelry Open Call - March 21 and 22.

more information: 


tAd Gallery

901 Avenue C, suite 101, denton, texas 76201 (enter through the bowllery.)


For more information:

Members in the News

Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to by the 15th of the month.

Center for the Visual Arts

400 E. Hickory, Denton

Meadows Gallery

27th Annual Materials: Hard and Soft

Gail Williamson Cope and Ingrid W. Scobie have works on exhibit. 

February 7 - April 4

Opening reception: February 7, 6-8pm


Marshall-McPhail Gallery in North Dallas,

11450 Sprowles Street, Dallas, TX  75229


January 1 through March 31

Darla Bostick is the featured artist of this one-woman show.

Opening Reception: February 8, 2-6 PM.  The public is invited to this free wine and cheese reception.  


Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Drive, Irving

Mi Corazon, A Celebration of the Heart Through Printmaking

Mary Wright has a relief print in this exhibit.

February 2 - February 27

Reception: February 9, 2-4pm

Gallery hours: Sun., Mon., Wed.- 1-4pm and Tues., Thurs.- 10:30-3pm


MCL Grand Theater Gallery, Lewisville

Lorraine Hayes received the 2nd Place Award in the recent Visual Art League of Lewisville (VAL) Black and White Exhibition.

All artworks had to be grayscale, monochromatic or black and white.  Jo Williams selected the art for awards.  


Oxide Gallery
115 Eagle Drive, Denton
James J. Johnson has two watercolors on display in the current exhibition.

Valley View Center Suite 2012 at the Valley View Mall
13331 Preston Road, Dallas
Strictly Earnest Art Gallery and Studio
Abstracts of Jazz, artist Ernie Benton with guest artist Robert Berry Jr. during "Midtown Artwalk"
Opening: February 15
Exhibition will be up until February 28
Opportunities/Calls for Entries

For "Calls for Entry" too numerous to log here, please see, and  (listed at the bottom of this newsletter)  We are sure that there are many more websites as well.  You may be able to get on a list to have them directed to your email.


Cambridge Art Association

National Prize Show

Online Deadline: March 2, 2014 (est) 5pm



 Open to all artists living in the USA, working in all media. All work will be juried from digital images submitted through Slideroom.  Prospectus available here.


Cambridge Art Association is pleased to announce our 13th National Prize Show, juried by James Welu, Director Emeritus, Worcester Art MuseumDr. Welu taught at Clark University and the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) for several years, before joining the museum staff as an assistant curator in 1974. He served as chief curator from 1980 to 1986 before becoming the Director of WAM. He served in this position for twenty-five years.

Dr. Welu retained oversight of Old Master paintings and taught on a continuous basis. A specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting and cartography, Welu organized many exhibitions including Judith Leyster: A Dutch Master and Her World,
 the first show of the most famous woman artist from Holland's Golden Age. In 2007 Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800 was the first exhibition in North America to examine the response of the visual arts to the plague. Since 2011, Dr. Welu has served as Director Emeritus of WAM. 

Enter at


Hegyvidek Gallery

Open call for book artists!

Library Thoughts 4 Exhibition
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Entry fee: USD 35

This year at Hegyvidek Gallery will open the Library Thoughts 4 exhibition. The exhibition curator Beata Szechy.
The exhibition is scheduled from August 26 to September 6, 2014.
This exhibition is part of the AIR/HMC, Budapest, International Artists in Residency program.

For more info, application form write to:


PrintMatters (Houston-based arts organization)

Call for NEXT 2014

Contemporary print biennial to be exhibited during PRINTHOUSTON 2014
Open now:  Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014.

The juror is Yizhak Elyashiv, an artist, printmaker, and faculty member at theRhode Island School of Design/

The exhibit will take place at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt Avenue, in the heart of Houston's Gallery Row.

We are looking for innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. We invite artists who are pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials to apply. We also welcome those artists who are using traditional techniques to speak to contemporary audiences. 

In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, or serigraphy, we are interested in artists who use printmaking to create installations, ceramics, sculpture, and artists' books. The only criteria, beyond excellent quality, is that the primary technique(s) used in the creation of the work be listed above.

Go to CaFE™ ( to enter. You will find the call under PrintHouston: NEXT.  For questions contact

PRINTHOUSTON is an annual summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and special events at galleries, museums, non-profit organizations, and commercial venues take place throughout the city.  


2014 48th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition 

Deadline: February 28 
Open to amateur and professional visual artists in Texas 

JUROR:  Xiang Zhang


Sunday, May 11, 2014 7pm - 9:00pm  

Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX 75082

Download the prospectus or enter online at



  • February 28 Entry card, fees, and images due.(No late entries)
  • March 31 Notification letters mailed.
  • April 14 - 21 Shipped entries received.
  • April 29 6 - 8:30 pm, hand deliver accepted entries at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.
  • May 1 - 27 Exhibition on display.
  • May 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Awards Reception at Eisemann Center.
  • May 28 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Pickup of hand delivered entries.
  • June 1 - 30 Shipped art delivered.
Show coordinator: Rosalinda Trevino Stone 469.471.3569 
tAd Gallery/
901 avenue c denton tx 76201/ 

940 383 2695  

Edible Matters

Food, Culture, & Social Process 

Open Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 8 

tAd cordially invite artists to participate in a six-week group exhibition that takes food a subject matter to explore its significance and meanings beyond nutrition.
tAd gallery proposal

Edible Matters is an attempt to look at the multifarious meanings of food in social, cultural, and economic contexts. Food is more than nutrition and commodity. It is intrinsic to social process as well as our sense of identity on both individual and collective levels. Similarly to identities which are not fixed but constructed and reconstructed within given social formation, the culinary culture is also shifting and evolving through time. For example, the organic movement of food goes hand in hand with the environmental concerns and the social concepts of health food. It has also shaped and characterized the meaning of being a vegan or vegetarian. From the multicultural perspective, the assimilation of foods from different cultures and regions of the world has challenged the notion of authenticity. And what were once deemed as "ethnic" foods, such as salsa, guacamole, almond milk, tofu, are now being incorporated as standard American food. In this open call, we seeks subversive and enticing contemporary artworks in all media that explore the edible related matters. Submissions from local, national, and international artists are welcome.


Interested artists please email your proposal together with your CV, artist statement, and portfolio (up to 5 images/videos/sounds) to


TEXAS & NEIGHBORS - 29th Regional Art Exhibition

Entry Deadline: March 1

Exhibition May 10 - June 7

Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Entry fee $40

Entry online only; Approx. $8,ooo in prizes.


This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art! The Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. 

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

Download the prospectus here. 


Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 28 shows to date. The TXN signature award allows signature designees the privilege of using the TXN acronym in their resumes and paintings along with a link from website. This privilege is cumulative and retroactive.



(All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center unless otherwise noted. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. for directions.)

Notification of Acceptance March 25, 2014 
Juror Workshop at Jaycee Park April 5-6, 2014 
Shipped paintings arrive April 14-17, 2014 
Hand Deliveries & Judging April 19, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Juror Talk & Reception April 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Installation May 8-9, 2014 
Reception & Awards Ceremony May 11, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Strike June 8, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The City of Wylie - First Annual 2014 JazzArt Festival

Looking for Artists

Event is May 3, 2014

For the 2014 JazzArt Festival Artists application and full informationclick here.

Applications are due March 1st 

Features of the Event:

- Jazz Bands performing throughout the event

- Showcasing professional bands for evening entertainment

- Gourmet Food Trucks

- Community Canvas Painting

- Radd Hatter to create and personalize your hat, at no charge

- Featuring Texas Fine Artists of all disciplines.


For more information contact: Lisa Pruett

Phone: (972) 516-6021



See lots more here: 


Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested.

Visual Arts Society of Texas

2013-2014 Monthly Programs

February 6
Tanya Synar, sculpture

March 13
Nora Riley, jewelry

April 3
Paula Collins, clay

May 1
John Beasely, woodturning

Meetings are held at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 
2012-2013 VAST Membership Levels

$15 - Student 

$25 - Educator*
$35 - Individual
$45 - Family
$50 - Mary Cassat
$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
membership entitles
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
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
2013/2014 VAST 
Artist Day Out

February 6

February 20

March 6

March 20

April 3

May 1

May 15

June 5

July 10

July 17

August 7

August 21


VADO is a day where members may come paint at the CVA from 9:15am - 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: 
Mary Emerson
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd. 
Oak Point, TX  75068