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 April, 2016
The High School Art Competition will be held this meeting. There will be no member Mini Show.

Artist Toby Grauberger To Present:
"Critter Creation: Bringing Art Toys to life, from Concept to Completion."
Toby Grauberger is our speaker for the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), meeting on Thursday, April 7th at 7pm. 

Toby creates characters from vinyl, clay and resin. He creates one-of-a-kind toys, and he is the founder of Creatures for Kids which helps to raise awareness and funds for Children at Risk. 

Toby's tools include a computer and many software applications, as well as sculptural and design media used to sculpt in vinyl or resin. He has brought to life a variety of projects: Animated Shorts, Logo/Corporate Identity, Nametags and Promo posters, Pre-visual Design, Vinyl Toys, Kid's Books, Murals, CD's and T-shirts and his Clients include Vinyl Thoughts, Terror Comics, Statefarm, Comcast, Spike And Mike Animation, Timeless Trailers, Ink Tattoo, Da Vinci Teeth Whitening Systems, and many more. 

Toby has a degree in 3D Animation, and continues to pursue his passion in vinyl and resin.

To find out more about Toby, see: http://www.tobyart.com/

The presentation is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. 
Meetings take place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton. Time: 7:00-9:00pm 
VAST Membership Drive Starts in March
Early Incentive, If Paid by May 31- 
Free Entry Opportunity in the annual VAST Calendar
The Visual Arts Society of Texas' calendar year runs from June 1 through May 31. 2016-2017 DUES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. You may renew by the following methods:
  • Renew at the March, April or May VAST meetings. 
  • A membership form is available on the website or  click here.  Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76205. 
  • Renew using PayPal on the vastarts.org website. Sign in and renew under membership.

     

    VAST BENEFITS:

Monthly mini-competitions

Monthly e-newsletter

Artist of the Year Award

Juried exhibition discounts (125-Mile)

Workshop discounts

Free image in online membership directory

20% discount on full-price purchases at Voertman's in Denton and Asel Art Supply in Denton and Dallas

 

Membership Levels:
Individual ($35)
Educator ($25)  In addition to receiving all Membership Benefits outlined above, educators may bring their students to the VAST monthly meetings free of charge. Although there is no limit to the number of students who may attend, we ask instructors to let us know if more than 5 students will attend any one meeting so we may adjust our hospitality plans accordingly.
Student ($15)
Family ($45)  With a Family Membership, Individual/Student Membership Benefits are extended to all members of the same household.
 
SUPPORTING LEVELS:
Supporting members receive the same benefits as Individual Members and are recognized in numerous VAST publications throughout the year. These additional levels can be seen on the side bar of this newsletter.

Merging Visions  Exhibition Opening: 
April 15, 5:30-7:30pm
 
Merging Visions 
Collaborative Exhibit of 
Art & Poetry
Opening Reception:  Friday, April 15
5:30 - 7:30 pm
(Public invited)
Music: Thad Bonduris, Le Not-So-Hot Klub Lite

Exhibit: April 15 - June 5, 2016
Meadows Gallery
Patterson - Appleton Arts Center,  400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Friday:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday:  1:00 - 5:00 pm

Merging Visions Artists, please note;  Delivery artwork schedule is as follows:
April 11,   Monday , 10:00 - noon, and 4:00 - 7:00 pm, 
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.  If you a r e   una bl e   t o   d r o p- off  on April 11, please contact Jo  Williams,   texjo@msn.com, and you can make arrangements to  deliver your work to Jo.

New VAST Figure Drawing Group to Start in November
Interested?  
Beginning in September, VAST will sponsor a monthly drawing session with a live model. This two hour open studio at the Arts Center will have no instructor. The group is available to VAST members only.

Each session will start with short poses, and move to longer poses (15 - 20 minutes). The model will be clothed. There will be a short break after the first hour.

Participants will share the cost of the model. All participants will be responsible for putting the room back in order.

Meeting day: fourth Thursday of the month (except November)
Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon
2016 Dates: 9/22, 10/27, 12/22
Location: The craft room at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street.

Because studio space is limited, it will be necessary for interested artists to reserve a space. Please contact Susan Boyle at  susankboyle15@gmail.com.

Upcoming VAST Workshops
Deborah Boschert and Walt Davis
Deborah Boschert 
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
August 29/30/31 (Tue/W/Th) 2016

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily at the Visual Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory/Bell)
$185 for VAST members; $220 for non-members
See Workshop Details below.

Course Description - Art Quilt Collage:
Create surface design on fabric with hand made stamps, found object printing, stencils, wet-on-wet painting, handwriting and other improvisational mark-making then use your original fabrics plus various commercial fabrics to create an original small art quilt incorporating hand stitching. You'll have lots of left over fabrics to incorporate in collage or other mixed media projects.

See her website at:  http://deborahsstudio.com/

VAST One Day Workshop with Walt Davis
Value: The Magic Elixir of Watercolor
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center: 400 E Hickory, Denton, Tx 
$75 for VAST members; $110 for non-members

This workshop will explore several ways to simplify a complex visual subject into a value pattern that is paintable. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone as we utilize tools and techniques that will speed up the painting process and help you produce a more expressive and loosely realized end product. We will work from photographs, preferably ones you have taken. See Walt's work at: http://waltdavisart.com 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable. Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to 
Kristin Spalding 
McKinney 75071.
The balance is due one month prior to workshop. If the participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will attempt to fill the open spot from the official waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the participant is free to fill the spot on their own. No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the workshop. If there are not enough participants to cover the workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any reason, participants will be notified and will promptly receive a full refund including the deposit.

March Mini Show Winners

First Place: Maurice Leatherbury
Guanajuato, photo collage
 

Second Place: Isabel Cano
Fire from Within, acrylic

Calendar Focus - April

 

 

 

GDAC Presents the Arts Open Call Marketplace
Many VAST Members have work displayed and for sale on Market Place!
Through April 16











The Arts Open Call marketplace is  LIVE!  Presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Arts Open Call is a new interactive exhibition and marketplace featuring  selected works from artists across North Texas. A total of 118 two-dimensional pieces are currently on display, floor to ceiling, in the grand hall of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton through  April 16 .

All 118 works from the exhibition are available for purchase through the online marketplace at  aoc.dentonarts.com  - it's as simple as adding your favorite pieces to your cart and checking out! 50% of artwork sales benefit the exhibition's artists, while remaining funds support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council. 
 
It has never been so easy to shop for original, local art! These works will only be available for purchase during the course of the exhibition, closing April 16. Shipping options are also available, please contact the Arts Council at  exhibit@dentonarts.com to receive shipping and handling quotes.  
 
For further information about the Arts Open Call Exhibition + Marketplace please visit  dentonarts.com or contact  exhibit@dentonarts.com.  

GDAC Arts Grant Program to include Artist MICROGRANTS
The Greater Denton Arts Council has launched a new and improved Arts Grants Program this spring, expanding it to include ARTIST MICROGRANTS for individual Denton artists and COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS for non-profit arts organizations.
 
In order to further fulfill our ongoing mission to support the arts, the Arts Council has streamlined the application process, increased fundraising efforts, and opened eligibility to include local artists working in any medium.
 
Successful grant applicants will be awarded a maximum of $500 per artist or $5,000 per organization to support arts-related projects and programs in Denton County. Applications are currently available online at  dentonarts.com/grants. The deadline to apply is 5pm on April 29, 2016.
 
For more information about the Arts Grants Program, or to find out if you or your organization is eligible, go to  dentonarts.com/grants.

April 12, 7pm -  Frank Stella with Michael Auping

On Exhibit: April 17 - September 18 at The Modern in Fort Worth - Frank Stella: A Retrospective
April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Frank Stella, artist featured in 
Frank Stella: A Retrospective , in conversation with Modern Chief Curator Michael Auping.

Over a 40-year career as a curator, I've interviewed hundreds of artists, each of them different and challenging in their own ways. However, "different" and "challenging" don't begin to describe Frank Stella. Words like obsessed, relentlessly deductive, argumentative, self-critical, and "Malden, Massachusetts tough" (his birth place) come to mind; as do well-mannered, and well-educated (Andover and Princeton). . . . At nearly 80 years of age, Stella still seems one step ahead of the game, remaining the hyper, complex personality and deconstructionist of abstraction that brought him to international attention in the late 1950s. Michael Auping, "The Un-secret World of Frank Stella," Voices in Contemporary Art (November 2015). 
April 12 - Frank Stella and the Modern's chief curator, Michael Auping, are in conversation as we anticipate of the opening of Frank Stella: A Retrospective on Sunday, April 17. Auping, the curator and co-organizer of the exhibition, and Stella have spent several years contemplating and discussing the work and ideas behind an exhibition that spans the artist's entire career, which began strong in 1959 at the age of 23, straight out of Princeton, with the now-historic Black Paintings and has never rested or settled as Stella continues to address the issues of painting today.

For Tuesday Evenings, Michael Auping and Frank Stella address the forthrightness, dili gence, shifts, and allegiances of the artist's impressive career as reflected in Frank Stella: A Retrospective.
Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. Since his first solo gallery exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1960, Stella has exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad. Early in his career, his work w as included in a number of significant exhibitions that defined the art of the postwar era, including  Sixteen Americans , The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959;  Geometric Abstraction , Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1962;  The Shaped Canvas,  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1964-65; Systemic Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966;  Documenta 4 , Kassel, 1968; and  Structure of Color,  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1971.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Artists Needed for VAST Revolving Exhibit 
We are in need of artists that would like to exhibit at the Denton Senior Center, from October through December. 

Please contact the exhibit coordinator, Isabel Cano, for information.   isabelcano@verizon.net

The Denton Senior Center is located at  509 N. Bell Ave.,  Denton, TX  Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Update Your Profile on the VAST Website

Increase the visibility of VAST and its talented members! To get started updating your information, here is a link to the updated directions. If you need any assistance, Isabel Cano would be happy to help get your information on the VAST website. Isabel's email is isabelcano@verizon.net. Our website is VASTarts.org.

 

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: pairodocs25@yahoo.com or 940.387.7688 

Do you turn to Facebook for current news?

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

Visual Arts Society of Texas' 
Revolving Exhibitions
Please contact the coordinator for the exhibit(s) that you would like to be considered for.
 
"Art About Town"  exhibition at The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro, on the Denton town square.
Vast - Versatile - Variety, works by  Carol Stoecker
January through early April.
Two-time winner of Best of Denton County, artist Carol Stoecker presents an exhibit, "Vast-Versatile-Variety" at 2 locations in Denton County.  The Chestnut Tree, on the Square and Grapes to Wine, Bartonville, are the venue.
Emerging artist Carol Stoecker has created 3 distinctive collections, each reflecting a time in her life when she needed to receive and share reassurance with others.  They are titled "Alive", "Black and Whites", and "Pet Portrait."
Vast-Versatile-Variety will be on display at the Chestnut Tree, located at 107 W. Hickory, until April 8, 2016. 
Plan on meeting Carol at a special "Meet the Artist" night at Grapes To Wine in Bartonville, Texas, Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8 PM.  
Website:   www.carolstoecker.com
The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro is locally owned and is located at 107 West Hickory Street on the Denton Square. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am until 3pm.
Coordinator for exhibit:  Lin Hampton at linhamptonart@gmail.com

"Noble Visions" exhibition at 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe  Golden Triangle Mall
Artist Lin Hampton is now exhibiting her collection "Kayak Reflections" at the  Barnes and Noble coffee shop inside the Denton Mall from March 2 - May 4, 2016. Hampton's website is 
                              
Lin Hampton is a fine Artist living in South Denton.  She is an oil painter, but also loves to work in pastel and acrylics. The "Kayak Reflections" series began in 2009, but was derailed by a sudden loss. Today the series is reborn. 

Lin Hampton feels that there are magical experiences and
healing powers on the water.  Gliding along quietly in her kayak, she delights in reflections and experiences.   Through her kayak series she hopes to share some of that magic with you. 
Coordinator for exhibit: Contact Carol Stoecker at storytimeartist@yahoo.com 

"Off the Shelves"  exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library

Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion, mindyfaubion@yahoo.com
The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland Street. Hours are:  Monday, Wednesday, Frida y, 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 Point Bank Blackbox Theater 
Nel dorn Byrd will be exhibiting April 1 - July 15.  
The exhibition is free.
VAST artist Nel dorn Byrd, AWS, NWS, is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation, Texas Watercolor Society, and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She has won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions.

This exhibition will feature all Denton subjects including several house portraits, some that are historic and some that particularly appealed to the artist.  A few of the paintings were completed en plein aire, and others were painted in the artist's studio from photographs. Byrd, who loves to paint architectural subjects, works in a loose, impressionistic style capturing the feeling or essence of her subjects. 

Byrd has painted with watercolor for 47 years and studied with many watercolor instructors, traveling and painting in12 different countries. She was a participant in many travel trips with the late Rob Erdle, Professor Emeritus of Watercolor at UNT. Her work has been published in several books and magazines, and her paintings are included in public and private collections through the US.

Nel occasionally teaches watercolor classes, presents demonstrations, and conducts workshops. She co-operated a fine art gallery and frame shop in Plano for 21 years.

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition Outside the Box is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre.  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.
 
Coordinator for exhibit: 
Jo Williams at texjo@msn.com
The Point Bank Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.   Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

"Through the Ages"  exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Aurora Cabrera
Exhibiting from April 1st through June.

ARTIST BIO  
AURORA CABRERA is a self taught artist, born and raised in Oaxaca; the Mexican contemporary art mecca.  Cabrera approaches her artwork with passion and intensity, seeing the world through brilliant colors. She creates bold painted furniture, vibrant watercolors, mixed media, and shadow boxes. She paints what she loves - nature and Mexican symbolism. Today she is a resident of Denton, creating at home and raising her family. 
"Painting, for me, is about color, shape, and space. I like color for its expressive value. I consider it a universal language that communicates emotions and mood, bringing positive energy to people." Aurora Cabrera
 















Artists needed to exhibit at the Senior Center, for these 3 months in a row, Oct, Nov and December. 
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano,  isabelcano@verizon.net
The Denton Senior Center is located at  509 N. Bell Ave.,  Denton, TX 
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Assistant Director Looking for Artist to do Art Lessons

Please contact Donna Sparkman, 940-736-9872, if you are interested in giving art lessons at this Denton Senior Facility. 

Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to news.vast@gmail.com by the 15th of the month.
Nel dorn Byrd, Darla Bostick and Lynne Buchanan are 3 of 80 artists with accepted works from a field of 499 in the Irving Arts Association Texas and Neighbors Juried Exhibition that is exhibited at the Irving Art Center, March 12 - May 15.

Darla Bostick had three works, photography, watercolor and 3-D canvas art in the  Duncan Art Center, with the  Arlington Visual Arts Association.

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.

A Week in Provence: Watercolor Experience with Jo Williams
July 3-9, 2016

Watercolor Workshop in France's Provence Region. 
Enjoy Gourmet Food, Local Wine and Exciting Destinations!
For Color Flyer,  click here.

Hosted by Walter and Kim Eagleton of  Artistic Gourmet Adventures     www.artisticgourmetadventures.com
 
Art Around Town 
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Our featured Artist of the Month is Shay "PONO" McAnally. Shay's special brand of art is a fun play of color of shapes and images. His travel and experiences to the Northwest and Alaska has appeared to have influenced strong imagery. 
For class schedules and more information: acreativeartstudio.com

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery :  
Annual Denton High Schools Art Show: Youth Art Month
April 5 - April 29
Free exhibit.
Meadows Gallery: 
VAST Merging Visions
April 15 - June 4, 2016, FREE
The Visual Arts Society of Texas collaborates with the Denton Poets' Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original art work and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This exhibition is held at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center with part of the exhibit traveling to various library locations.
A rts Open Call Presented in partnership with 35 Denton
March 4 - April 16
Open to the public.
Arts Open Call welcomes hundreds of artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city's former power plant, approximately 200 artworks will be selected for exhibition and sale. Selected works will also become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition's artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council.
For more information: dentonarts.com

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
more information: twu.edu/visual-arts

University of North Texas Art Galleries
56th Annual Voertman Student Art Competition
April 14  -  July 23
For more information: http://gallery.unt.e du
UNT on the Square
TBD
For more information: untonthesquare.unt.edu/

Opportunities/Calls for Entries
31st Annual Bosque Art Classic
September 10-24, 2016Entry Deadline:  May 23
It is open to all artists who create realistic/representational art.
2016 Judge: Jason Scull, CA
Bosque Arts Center, 215 S. College Hill Drive, Clifton, Texas 76634
First and Second Prizes will be awarded in each category.
Additional awards include the Art Patrons Purchase Award* ($1,000 in addition to the sale price), New Entrant Award ($1,000), the Boren-Selvidge Award ($1,000), and the coveted John Steven Jones Purchase Award* ($5,000 not in addition to the sale price).
The Bosque Art Classic is an annual juried & judged art show & sale hosted by the BAC Art Council.  Over the years, it has become a national show which includes entries from international artists as well.  Categories include: Drawing, Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, Water Media, and Mixed Media.
Calendar:
May 23 Entry Deadline - No Exceptions
July 11-15 Acceptance/rejection letters mailed
August 22-26 Artwork received via carriers* (UPS, FEDEX, LONESTAR, ETC.) No early deliveries.
August 27 Hand deliveries accepted between 10 am - 5 pm, 215 S. College Hill Dr. Clifton 76634
September 9 Private Reception - Art Patrons & Accepted Artists Only September 10 Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Sept. 11 & 18 Open House 11 am - 2 pm 
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Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Focus Galleries Call for Entry 2017
Looking for: contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana
Fee: $25.00
Ends on 4/11/2016
Deadline: April 11, 2016; 11:59PM
The Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP) of the Fort Worth Arts Center (FWCAC) is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms, including new media, for its 2017 season. EAP  also interested in proposals for curated single artist or group exhibitions.

Artists submitting their work for exhibition consideration should include: 
Letter of intent describing proposal of exhibit 
CV & Artist Statement
10-20 images of artworks 
Image list including size & medium
$25 fee
You will be contacted within 4 weeks of review if your work has been selected for exhibition.
For full details, click  here.
Contact: Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager
817.298.3021, gallerymanager@fwcac.org
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Highland Village Art Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we'll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children's art activities.

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking

Musical performances will be held in the south courtyard between Patrizio and Chico's. 

The Highland Village Art Festival is a joint venture between the Highland Village Public Art Advisory Board and The Shops at Highland Village benefiting the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County. 

Participant Information:
If you are a local artist and you'd like to participate in the Highland Village Art Festival, please complete the vendor application by April 13. There will be a limit to the number of exhibitors. Anyone interested must complete the vendor application form by the deadline and be approved for participation. 
Note from VAST Member Carol Stoecker:
It is only $50 and the money goes straight to Childrens Advocacy Center of Denton.  Set up and take down are done the same day as the show with drive  up access to your space.  Artists are required to have a white tent.  Can rent from them if you don't have one.
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New American Paintings, Juried Exhibitions in Print
Deadline: April 30, 2016 (midnight EST)
Eligible Artists Living In States: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NE, NV, KS, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY
Juror:   Claire C. Carter
Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $50*. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. 

New American Paintings / Open Studios Press
450 Harrison Avenue #47
Boston, MA 02118
1-888-235-2783
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(Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design
National Competition/Washington D.C.
Entry Deadline: June 1
This is a juried exhibition of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, showcasing artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation and disability. 15 finalists share a total of $60,000 in cash prizes, with a first prize of $20,000. 
For more information: Click here.
This is a Call For Entry (CaFe) opportunity
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18th Annual 2016 Works on Paper
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Prints
National Competition
Location: Loveladies, New Jersey
Fee: $35
Deadline: May 17
Exhibition Dates: July 1-July 20
Juror: Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawing, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Three cash prizes and two Honorable  mentions will be awarded.

"Works on Paper" 2016 is the 18th Annual National Juried Competition & Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Art & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

This is a Call for Entry (Cafe) Opportunity
For more information: Click Here.

See lots more here:  
callforentry.org


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2015-2016 Monthly Programs

April 7  Toby Grauberger   Vinyl Art (& Youth Show)

May 5  Walt Davis             Watercolor


Meetings start in September. They are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.


7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 
2015-2016 VAST Membership Levels

$15 - Student 

$25 - Educator*
$35 - Individual
$45 - Family
$50 - Mary Cassatt
$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
76202

 

*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 President@VASTarts.org
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
2015/2016 VAST 
Artist Day Out

Apr 7

Apr 21

May 5

May 19

June 2

June 16

July  7 ?

July 21

Aug 4

Aug 18


VAST Artist Day Out is a day where members may come paint at the PA-AC from 9:00am - 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: 
VAST
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202