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   November 2013

November Meeting - Thursday, November 14

(moved back a week for setup of TAG Auction)

Our demonstrator this month is Carolyn Riegelman.

Carolyn Riegelman is an abstract painter - her main focus is the use of design and color.  Spending 20 years in Southern California has had an influence in her work.

Being a layerist, her paintings evolve with each layer, making the journey spontaneous.  Intuitive painting makes room for surprises as well.


Riegelman specializes in personal commission work, regularly consulting in client's homes and businesses.  She enjoys collaborating with her clients and designing for their personality and interior.


She has exhibited in numerous juried competitions and has been featured in many solo shows.  She has been a member of SWS and SWA where she is a signature member.

Riegelman is presently represented by The Edmund Craig Gallery on line, Swash Labs and The Classic Cafe in Roanoke.


More of Carolyn Riegelman's work can be seen at

Dynasty (rev) With Poppies
Santa Fe
The VAST Board meeting will be Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 - noon, at the City of Denton Central Fire Station - 332 E. Hickory. The meeting is open to the public.

Reception for the Artists 
The Chestnut Tree
November 15, 4:00-6:00pm
The last "Tax Free" Day for calendars is November 14.  That means $10 calendars!
(Available at the meeting; price reverts to $11 after this date.)  
The exhibition of artwork chosen for this year's calendar will be at The Chestnut Tree from November 15 - January 10. 

Additional locations for calendars are Oxide Gallery, The Chestnut Tree and Soho Salon.
Deadline Approaching!
November 15 
8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition  

Due to a glitch on VAST�s website, it will not be possible for you to fill out the application online. The artwork can be submitted via DVD through snail mail or online.
Please submit your application (link below) via snail mail, with check, to the following address:

VAST 125-Mile Exhibition
P.O.Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

Images may be submitted to
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to your participation. 


Juror: Jackie MacLelland  

Eligiblity: All artists residing within a 125-mile radius of Denton, TX  

Exhibit:  Gough Gallery, CVA - Denton  

January 17 - February 21, 2014  


Note: All entry materials, form, fee, digital images must be received by November 15, 2013.

Best of Show $500; Total awards $1500+ 

Artists may submit up to 3 images at a non-refundable fee of $20 for students, $25 for members, and $30 for non-members.

Deadline: November 15, 2013


Jackie MacLelland is a painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor, encaustic artist, and writer who has lived, taught, and exhibited around the world. She holds degrees from a number of universities and has attended classes and workshops in a variety of mediums in Asia, Europe and the United States. She works from her studio in Poetry, Texas. MacLelland has won awards for both her artwork and her writings, which have been published in both academic and popular culture venues. Her art works are collected nationally and internationally. Having traveled extensively, MacLelland loves to texture her work with the feel of the countries and cultures she has experienced.


Each entering artist will receive a catalog featuring the award winning work.

This project is supported in part by a generous grant from the Greater Denton Arts Council, The Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For full information and prospectus, click here.  

Any questions, please contact: Jo Williams, 940.453.0817, 

TAG Annual Auction for the Arts  
Saturday, November 9
The Arts Guild of Denton Annual Auction for the Arts

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Starts at 6pm at the Center for the Visual Arts 

on the corner of Hickory and Bell.


6:30 p.m. Silent Auction Opens

8:15 p.m. Live Auction

Wine, Beer, Hors d'oeuvres and Desserts

Now is the Time to Sign Up for VAST Workshops 

January 22-24, 2014 - Mike Holter
See Mike's work at


Where: Center for Visual Arts, Denton

Time: 9:30-4:00, with one hour lunch break 

 Cost: VAST members: $195, non-members $230





April 15-17, 2014 - Priscilla Krejci 
See Priscilla's work at
Where: Center for Visual Arts, Denton 
Time: 9:30 - 4:00 with a one hour lunch break

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




"I love to watch colors collide and water change a simple brush stroke into a new and exciting form. Integrating these 

wonderful happenings into a finished painting is all part of the excitement of watercolor painting."

                                          Priscilla Krejci




The registration fee is $50.00, and is due at the time of signing up for the workshop. This fee is non-refundable. Please make the check out to VAST, and send to:  

Kristin Spalding 
2507 High Pointe Blvd. 
McKinney, TX 75071 



The balance for the workshop is due one month prior to the beginning of the workshop.  

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.


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. 
Congratulations to the October Artists of the Month
First Place
Karyn Sawers
Circus Girls, Mixed Media

Second Place
Christie A. Wood
Princess Lamp, stained glass
Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University

 Two exhibits that you might not want to miss.


The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus in Waco. Hours are 10-6 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10-7:30 on Thursday,10-4 on Sa

turday, and 1-4 on Sunday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is FREE and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at
Ansel Adams
Distance and Detail
September 10 - November 14
Quilt show at Baylor
Ann Johnston
The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada
October 17 - November 14

Studio Tour - November 9 & 10
November 9th & 10th, 2013             
Saturday10am - 5pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm              
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 7th,, 7-9pm
WineStyles 6100 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound


or see map here.

cross timbers art
Studio Tour - November 9 & 10


5th Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST)

November 9: 10am - 5pm

November 10: Noon - 5pm


For more information, click this link.

For a map, check here. 

Improve Your Level of Professionalism!

 Oxide Gallery has recently started 

an Educational Blog:
Artist's Classroom 
It is specifically designed to help inform and educate all artists.

This blog will contain published articles, links, videos, and posts from OXIDE that are intended to help inform and educate artists about all things related to the art world with emphasis on anything related to showing at galleries.  While Oxide doesn't agree completely with all the information they share on this blog, they feel most of the information presented represents the standards and opinions of OXIDE and many other galleries.   
Artists are encouraged to Like, Comment on, and Share the posts. You can get to the Blog through their website, or click here for a direct link.

Art Around Town 

Center for the Visual Arts

400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 

Meadows Gallery: 

Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino

November 17, 2013 - January 17, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 17, 2 - 4pm

Gallery Talk by Jean Marcellino, 3pm
Gough Gallery: 

Dance with Life - Works in Fiber

Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser 

November 17 - December 29

For more information:


Texas Woman's University Art Galleries

East Gallery

No current exhibit

West Gallery

No current exhibit

Gallery 010

Grey Lady, Amanda Amaral

November 11-22

Methodical Abstraction, Aisha Sims

November 25-December 12

more information:


University of North Texas Art Gallery

2013 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition

November 19 - December 14

Cora Stafford Gallery

A Stitch in Time

An MFA Watercolor exhibition by Marseille Moon

November 5 - November 8
North Gallery
Fine Tradition Meets Fresh Style
Hina Sandhu
November 5 - November 8

A fusion of traditional Indian garments and surface techniques with contemporary American outfits made by Hine Sandhu, MFA candidate in Fashion Design

Lightwell Gallery

Sculpture Seniors
November 4 - November 8

Semi-annual exhibition highlighting 3-dimensional student work made by Seniors in the Department of Studio in Sculpture

Check website for information on UNT's other galleries:


UNT on the Square

Metabolic Science in Art

This exhibition shows creative responses to research in metabolic science.  Dr. Giudo Verbeck in the Department of Chemistry and Andrew DeCaen in the Department of Studio Art organized students around this theme in an effort to promote cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration from different disciplines. 

Reception, Friday, November 8, 6-7:30pm

November 8-23


The Chestnut Tree

VAST 2012-2013 Artist of the Year

Angelia Ford
September 12 - November 14
Exhibition of Calendar Art
November 15 - January 10

Reception for the Artists, November 15, 4-6pm


Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe - Golden Triangle Mall 

Paintings by Donna Belle Davison Park through the end of November.

Park's work explores patterns and textures over large plains. In her work, she explores the depths and optical illusions which are lost and then found again.

Emily Fowler Central Library
Boots, Barbs, and Books
Paintings by Dawn Swepston
Cowgirl boots and a playful flash of skin, while superficially sensuous, address issues of racial identity, immigration, women's roles and changing family structures.  Swepston is intrigued by the impact of physical, political and psychological borders on individuals and society.
The exhibit runs through January 1
502 Oakland St.
Denton TX, 76201 

Point Bank Blackbox Theater

Themes of the Holiday Season includes works in a variety of media by the following artists:  Dar1a Bostick, Gail Cope, Lynne Cox, Jackie Haugen, James J. Johnson, Jr., Lori MacLean, Carol Rowley, Olivia Walker, and Sharon Warwick. 

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
Stained glass, acrylic painting, mixed media, and Visual Journal on Steroids... For information on fall workshops:


Oxide Gallery

115 Eagle Drive
Denton, TX 76201 (formerly the Piano Store) 


OXIDE GALLERY is partnering with Banter Bistro to showcase student artwork in their venue. 
For Open Calls or more information: 


tAd Gallery

Out of Touch
New works by Tesa Morin
November 14 - December 8
Opening Reception: November 14
Artist Talk: Friday, November 15 

901 Avenue C, Suite 101, Denton, TX 

(enter through the Bowllery)

For more information:

Members in the News

Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to

Center for the Visual Arts
Materials Hard and Soft
February 7 - April 4, 2014
Gail W. Cope has a 3-D piece titled "Don't Worry, Breathe Happy" in the exhibition.
400 East Hickory Street, Denton TX

Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson
Annual Colored Pencil Art Exhibit of the CPSA Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter 215
Roxanne Musick has three colored pencil art pieces in this exhibit that will be displayed until December 8.
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX

Cross Timbers Artists Guild Studio Tour
Lorraine Hayes is a participating artist on this studio tour.

November 9 & 10            

Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm              
Opening Reception: WineStyles
Thursday, November 7, 7 - 9pm
6100 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound
tAd Gallery

Out of Touch
New works by Tesa Morin
November 14 - December 8
Opening Reception: November 14
Artist Talk: Friday, November 15

901 Avenue C, Suite 101, Denton, TX 

(enter through the Bowllery).

Please visit for more info.


Texas Woman's University
Gallery 010

Methodical Abstraction, Aisha Sims

November 25-December 12

more information:

Opportunities/Calls for Entries


Hunting Art Prize Call for Entries November 30, 2013 Deadline $50,000 Prize up for Grabs!

The competition is open to artists who are legal residents of Texas and at least 18 years of age. Artwork submitted for consideration must be a single two- dimensional painting or drawing not exceeding 72 inches on any side (including frame, if any).

For questions, email For further details on submission criteria, terms, and conditions, visit  


Frisco Arts in the Square, March 29-30, 2014

Deadline for application: January 24, 2014

Frisco Arts in the Square is a Juried Fine Arts and Crafts festival featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations.  Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. Jury selection is based upon technique/execution, quality, uniqueness of work, and booth appearance.


Amenities include $500 cash awards to Best in Show & Jurors' Choice as well as $50 cash awards to the top 10 student artists, hotel discount, free parking, and hospitality.  First Place awards in every category are invited to participate in the following year with no jury fee.


Application is available through only. 


For more information, click here.  If you have additional questions, please email


Entry Deadline Extended to November 11 

Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award


The Meadows Museum is accepting applications through Monday, November 11, 2013 from area artists for the 2013 Moss/Chumley Award. The award, which carries a cash prize of $1,500, is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts. The competition is accepting entries in the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, construction, video, photography, performance, and installation. To be eligible, an artist must reside in one of the following North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise. Those who would like additional information or entry forms should contact Nicole Atzbach at 214-768-4490 or Shelley DeMaria at 214-768-4246, or visit website.



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

November 14
Carolyn Riegelman, acrylic

December 5
Deanna Wood, encaustic

January 9, 2014
Rebecca Low, metal sculpture

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

November 14

November 21

December 5

December 19

January 16

February 6

February 20

March 6

March 20

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