Opportunity to Donate Towards Memorial Award for Former VAST President, Claude Cheek
Long-time member and Past President CLAUDE CHEEK passed from his earthly life on May 25, 2015. Claude was president of VAST from 1991-1993. Claude excelled at all of his endeavors including watercolor painting which he began after retiring from teaching at UNT in 1991.
If anyone would like to remember Claude by donating to a fund for a memorial award to be given at our Members Exhibition this year, make checks payable to VAST and memo to Claude Cheek Memorial.
VAST Sponsored Workshop:
Charcoal Drawing, August 5-6
Chapman to Exhibit at Meadows Gallery in Denton
|The HELMET Project
A solo exhibition
by Gary Chapman
August 7-Sept. 18, 2015
P-A CVA, Denton
Charcoal: A Painter's Approach to Drawing
August 5-6, 2015
Cost: VAST Members, $110
Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark-making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers. While charcoal will be the primary medium, eventually students will be encouraged to combine other
dry and wet media such as conte crayon, ink and gesso. The class will focus on mark making as it relates to abstraction, and later students will explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing.
Gary Chapman is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; he received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA and BS from Berea College.
Chapman has had over 50 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, University of Georgia, and University of Miami. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions with regional, national and international venues.
Chapman's work has received recognition and awards from such notable figures as Ned Rifkin, Dennis Barrie, John Ravenal, Annette Carlozzi and Jack Cowart. In 2008, his work was selected and published in the book Alabama Masters: Artists and Their Work. He has received numerous grants and fellowships including a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting from the Southern Arts Federation, and the Individual Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (2001 and 1994). His work has been reviewed extensively and is published in over 20 catalogs and books including the 3rd, 16th and 52nd editions of New American Paintings.
To sign up for the workshop (the rules below apply), email Kristin Spalding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See more of Gary's work at http://www.garychapmanart.com
Sign up now for upcoming October Acrylic Workshop!
Carolyn Riegelman, Acrylic Abstract, October 6-8, 2015
See Carolyn's work at http://www.carolynriegelman.com
Cost: VAST Members: $275; Non-Members $310
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLY TO VAST WORKSHOPS:
Where: Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, Denton
(corner of Hickory and Bell)
Daily Time: 9:30 - 4:00, with a one hour lunch break
REGISTRATION FEE: 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 (214-578-0357 email@example.com)
2507 High Pointe Blvd., McKinney, TX 75071
BALANCE: The balance for the workshop is due one month prior to the beginning of the workshop.
CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT: 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.
CANCELLATION BY VAST: 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.
2015/2016 VAST Membership Drive
Renew or Become a member to be a part of the 26th Annual VAST
See article below.
Possible ways to renew are listed below.
- A membership form is available on the website or click here.
- Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76205.
- For those who are current members, the process is as follows to renew online. (Please be aware that you will be required to set up a PayPal account through this process; as of yet you cannot exclusively pay by credit card without having PayPal):
(1) go to vastarts.org website
(2) go to membership page and click on "online form"
(3) log in with your membership User ID (UID) and password (PW.) If you no longer have your UID and PW, please email Mary Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
(4) scroll down, chose your renewal rate and you are taken to a PayPal linked page
(5) if you have a personal PayPal account log in with it, or if you don't and you click "Pay with Credit Card" you will be taken to a PayPal site that makes you establish a PayPal account in order to pay.
Levels for membership are listed on the sidebar of this newsletter.
Exhibit to be on Denton Square
Acceptance of Entries: August 6
26th Annual VAST
August 12-22, 2015
Opening Reception - August 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
UNT on the Square
109 N. Elm Street, Denton TX 76201
Acceptance of Entries: August 6, 10am-12 noon; 4pm-7pm, UNT on the Square
Entry Fee: $20 for up to two pieces, for VAST members
Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join at the entry intake.
Awards: Best of Show - $750, Total Awards $2550, Additional Merchandise Awards to be given
Catalogs of the Exhibition will be available the first meeting, September 3.
Coordinator for ME: Deanna Wood, 972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
Juror: Mark Smith
Gail Cope, "Sylabub Diptych,
Best of Show Award
Mark Smith is Professor of Art at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Queens College of the City University of New York. He is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas and William Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth. Mark has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many institutions, including University of Texas, Austin; Arlington Museum of Art; Kimbell Art Museum; University of Arkansas; and State University of New York at Stony Brook. His work is included in many public and private collections, including Ritz-Carlton Hotels, the City of Los Angeles, Sony Music, and the Denton Public Library.
For full prospectus, check here.
Other Pertinent Dates:
August 10: Pick up unaccepted work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm
August 22: Closing of Exhibition, 5pm
August 24: Pick up all work, 10am-12 noon, 4pm-7pm
Merging Visions Exhibition at Area Libraries Until August 15.
A Collaborative Exhibit
of Art & Poetry
The 2015 Merging Visions Extended Exhibit is on view at the three branches of the Denton Public Library through August 15. The exhibit is comprised of a selection of pairs of art and poetry from the exhibit in the Meadows Gallery in April and May.
Artists at Emily Fowler Central Library:
Lori MacLean, Eloise Sears (paired with poet T. Jervis Underwood), Ray Sears, Mary Wright, Kenneth Weaver, Mine Parvaze (paired with Masood Parvaze).
Artists at North Branch Denton County Library:
Gail Cope (paired with poet Becca Hines), Mindy Faubion, Angelia Ford, James J. Johnson, Jan Jones, Tonya Littmann, Paula McClurg, Tesa Morin, Roxanne Musick, Sharon Warwick.
Artists at South Branch Denton County Library:
Andrea Albright, Darla Bostick, Lin Hampton, Becca Hines, Randy Honeycutt (paired with poet Beth Honeycutt), Stephanie Honeycutt (paired with poet Beth Honeycutt), Iris Ann Moore, Carol Rowley, Dawn Swepston, Olivia Walker, Christie A. Wood.
Join Artists at VADO
Fee: $10 for the year or $1 per time
at VAST Artists Day Out (VADO).
- Open to all members, all media
- No instructor on duty
- Work on personal artwork/projects
- Get great feedback on work
- Meet artists in the area
- Lunch in local Denton (not included in fee)
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: P-A CVA, Denton
Mark your calendars for upcoming VADO Thursday dates! (usually first and third Thursdays)
July 2, 16
Aug 13 (due to G. Chapman WS), 20
Sept. 3, 17
Calendar Focus - June
Mary Wright, Corinth
Rite of Spring, relief print with chine colle
8" x 10"
James R. Kirkpatrick, FAIA
100 West Mulberry
Denton, Texas 76201
Congratulations to the
2016 VAST Calendar Selectees:
January: Susan Boyle, 3 Musicians
February: Dawn Swepston, Thorny
March: David Blow, Street Bath
April: Jo Williams, Yellow
May: Mary Emerson, Metroplex
June: Tonya Littmann, Red Fish
July: Darla Bostick, Sweet Tooth
August: Gail Cope, Sunny
September: Eloise Sears, DC Dome
October: Mindy Faubion, Poms
November: Ingrid Scobie, Untitled 1
December: Thomas Judd, Courthouse
2016 Materials: Hard & Soft
Deadline: September 4, 2015 for 2016 Exhibit
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country,
Materials: Hard & Soft
began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE September 4, 2015
EXHIBITION February 5 - April 1, 2016
at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas
2016 JUROR Elizabeth Kozlowski,
Curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Registration and Prospectus available online at
Image: Tamar Navarna, Elbow Necklace, 2013
University of Oklahoma's
Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art
Enter the Matrix; Indigenous Printmakers
Oklahoma University in Norman presents:
Enter the Matrix; indigenous Printmakers
June 4, 2015 - January 2, 2016
NORMAN, OKLA. - A new printmak
ing exhibition featuring Native American, First Nations, Maori and South African indigenous artists debuts at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
on the Unive
rsity of Oklahoma Norman campus
June 4 and runs through January 2, 2016.
Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmaking
explores how printmaking has become a matrix for cultural and artistic exchange, identifies critical sites where engagement has occurred and features key figures who have contributed toward this exchange.
"In the last 20 years, printmaking has become a medium
Kiowa Blackleggins, serigraph, 1990
facilitating global cultural exchange for indigenous artists," Heather Ahtone (Assistant Curator, Native American and Non-Western Art) said. "Historically, for oral- based cultural communities, paper has been used as a weapon of cultural dominance, facilitating dispossession of lands and forced cultural assimilation. For indigenous artists, using paper as a medium for artistic expression has become a significant form of self determination that fosters dialogue about issues of culture and identity, contributing to cultural survival."
More information about the exhibition and programs is available on the museum's website at www.ou.edu/fjjma
Frisco Discovery Center
Sculptechular 2015 Event
Do you work creatively in three-dimensions?
Join the Third Annual "Sculptechular" exhibition
hosted by Frisco Arts!
By July 22, submit a written, photographed, or drawn proposal for a LARGE scale installation or freestanding sculpture in one of the special events rooms from September 8 - September 20.
By August 20, submit images of smaller scale work for the Frisco Art Gallery to be exhibited August 25 - October 1.
For all details, entry forms, etc. see http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2015-sept/
Questions: call 972.668.5180 or email email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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'
Please contact the coordinator for the exhibit(s) that you would like to be considered for.
"Art About Town"
exhibition at The Chestnut Tree
Paintings by Mindy Faubion
Art by James J. Johnson
On display starting June-September.
Mindy's Artist Statement:
"My art is more than a reproduction of what I photograph or see. It makes visible the art in nature and in us. I enjoy detail, realistic imagery, and lots of color! I use watercolor and pastels to paint macro images that magnify the variety of shapes, colors, lines, and textures that are found in nature along with our unique and colorful nature as individuals."
Coordinator for exhibit:
Lin Hampton at email@example.com
"Noble Visions" exhibition at
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe -
Golden Triangle Mall
Photography by Randy Honeycutt
The exhibit will be on display through June 30th.
Reception: May 21, 7-9pm
Color and Texture, digital photo art
After 50 years of experimentation in the photography field, musician and artist Randy Honeycutt, has found that technology now allows him to take his art beyond the traditional photograph. It is with his current work aided by an IPad, that he can allow the viewer to finally "see" what his vision is. Through the use of an IPad and his personal photographs, Honeycutt can not only capture color and light, but develop a narrative in the piece. The iPad is a tool he has with him at all times; it allows for freedom to experiment, try different textures, processes and colors.
The focus of Randy Honeycutt's work has been on local musicians with whom Honeycutt has performed. In recognition of these musicians' creativity and generosity, Honeycutt's "Local Musicians Series I", came into being. He finds that through the musician, and now his digitally enhanced work, the performance can truly be seen.
Contact Randy through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator for exhibit:
Gail Cope at email@example.com
"Off the Shelves" exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
No current exhibit.
Coordinator for exhibit:
Jenna Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
"Outside the Box"
exhibition at Point Bank Blackbox Theater
Paintings of Carol Stoecker
Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) member and Denton artist, Carol Stoecker, currently has an exhibit of paintings at the POINTBank Black Box Theater until July 10. A prolific artist, Carol operates a full time art studio where she produces an average of 2 pieces per week. She also teaches painting classes and does outside commercial and residential mural work.
Her display at the Black Box Theater is saturated with color. The dramatic collection has been created simple in form to allow the
emphasis to be on the strong contrasts of vibrant colors. The vivid images have been create
d for someone whose soul is yearning for a striking piece that brings their emotions to life and gives them a blast of energy.
July 10 - Oct 9, Terry Karloff
For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915. The exhibition is free.
Coordinator for exhibit: Jo Williams at email@example.com
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.
Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the month.
Gail Cope is having an exhibit of her work titled "Simply Complex"
May 15 - June 28
at the Gough Gallery (CPA-CVA).
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.
Looking to Sell: Logan Matte Cutter and Supplies
I am looking to sell an intermediate Logan matte cutter, various matting and framing tools, hanging hardware, and assorted foam core and matte board. I also have some wooden frames of assorted size that I am willing to let go as well. I will work with the buyer to sell only what they feel they need and prices will be reasonable.
Alex Lieban; 940.383.4311
Broken Nose Art Supply
420 S. Carroll Blvd., Denton TX., Suite 104 940.300.1325 brokennoseart.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6,
Check out our weekly Figure Drawing Sessions,
Saturdays 4-6pm, for $15
(Check with Daniel for participating Saturdays.)
"The models are great, the atmosphere is very zen-like and Daniel is very supportive. Although I am rusty, it feels so great to be able to draw. The time flies by and it is wonderful."
-Robin Butt, VAST member
Broken Nose Art Supply is noted for:
Fine Art Supplies -
Handmade Charcoal -
Special Orders -
Life drawing -
Free delivery in Denton
Free space to work during business hours -
Free possibilities and inspiration
Let me know how I can inspire you...
artist, VAST member, owner of Broken Nose Art Supply
Contact: 940.300.1325, email@example.com
Art Around Town
A Creative Art Studio
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
For more information: acreativeartstudio.com
Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201
Woodturning: Traditional to Modern
June 12 - July 24
Simply Complex - work by Gail Cope
May 15 - June 28
July 10 - August 23
For more information: dentonarts.com
Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery
Elizabeth Claffey - Alumni Exhibition
more information: twu.edu/visual-arts
University of North Texas Art Gallery
2015 CVAD MFA Showcase
May 21, 2015 - Jul 25
For more information: http://gallery.unt.e
UNT on the Square
Currently between exhibitions
For more information: untonthesquare.unt.edu/
Opportunities/Calls for Entries
"ARTrageous Open Art Show"
Exhibit: July 2-Aug. 9 at Frisco Art Gallery, Frisco Discovery Center
Closing Reception: August 9, 3-5pm
Deadline: Submit up to five images by June 21, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at email@example.com
Entry Fee: $10 for members of VAGF; $20 for non-members
Drop off: June 28, 12-2pm, Frisco Discovery Center
Up to three images will be accepted per artist. Pieces must be ready-to-hang.
Exhibition Location: Jaycee Park Center,
1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX
Gallery Exhibition Dates: September 27 - November 25, 2015
Reception: October 18, 2-4pm
Deadline for submission of paperwork and art to be mailed: September 21
Curator: Junanne Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mood disorders, depression, melancholy, sadness, whatever you choose to refer to your experience, it does exist despite the stigma and silence within society. The intent behind this project is to create and increase awareness of how depression is experienced, not only by those that suffer from it but by those that love and care for them.
Mail to: Junanne Peck
P.O.Box 8786 Fort Worth, TX 86124
Hand delivered work drop off time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -12-4pm at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.
If you cannot deliver on September 22, please make prior arrangements with Junanne Peck to get artwork to PO Box 8786, Fort Worth, TX 76124.
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts - 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061
Pick up Date: Sat., November 28, 12-4pm
Submit up to 3 works.
No entry fee.
Irving Arts Association (IAA) will retain a 15% commission on all exhibition sales.
The link for the full prospectus.
"Edges" - 4th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: August 7 - September 6, 2015
Entry Deadline: July 19, 2015
Opening Reception: August 7, 6pm - 10pm
Jurors: Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman
$25 for three images
Artists are invited to interpret the theme of "Edges". The word "edge" has many meanings. It can be a noun: the thin sharp side of a blade, a brink, place where two surfaces meet, a line or border where a surface terminates - or it can be a verb: to sharpen, to move sideways, to advance cautiously - to name a few.
The exhibit is open to artists in the U.S. who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but media must primarily consist of "hot wax" encaustic. 2D works only, unless it can be hung on a wall. Art should be no wider than 26", including frame or support.
The complete application is available to download at:
Weatherford Art Association (WAA)
Peach Festival Call for Entries
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 11, 2015 3 pm
Show Dates: July 11 - August 10
Registration: June 25, 4 -7 pm, June 26, Noon -6 pm,
June 27, 10 am-3 pm
Location: Firehouse Gallery & Art Center, Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, TX, United States
Prospectus: Click here.
Pick Up Artwork Students & entries from out of town may pick up after ceremony on Sat.
Entry Fees: WAA member $12 per entry; Non -WAA member $15 per entry; Student (grades K-12) $5 per entry
Categories: Oil/Acrylic (works on canvas); Watercolor (works on paper or canvas); Graphic (pencil, pen/ink, scratch art, color pencil, pastels); Experimental/Mixed Media (works using more than 2 media of an experimental nature, includes painted rocks, glass, tiles, mosaic, quilted arts, etc.) ; Photography - Digital (photos with minimal digital manipulation); Photography-Manipulation-(photographs that rely on heavy digital manipulations); 3-Dimensional (Sculpture, ceramics) Students (grades K -12)
All work must be original and created in the last 3 (three) years.
Information on the Peach Festival:
14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition
AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX
Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Limit of three entries.
Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.
To Enter: pay the entry fee, fill out the online form and email your images to email@example.com.
For Questions contact the Show Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Aug. 10 Notification of acceptance by email
- Aug. 24 - 28 Shipped entries due (Mon. - Fri.)
- Saturday, August 29 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062 Directions
- Sunday, August 30, 2015 Exhibit opens to public
- Sunday, September 13 2:00 - 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
- Friday, September 25 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
- Sept. 28 - Dec. 5 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional - for local artists only)
See lots more here:
Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested.
Visual Arts Society of Texas
2015-2016 Monthly Programs
|2014-2015 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
*Educator level of
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.
Artist Day Out
VAST Artist Day Out is a day where members may come paint at the CVA 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:
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202