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 September, 2015
VAST Celebrates 40 Years!
An Invitation for Past Presidents to the VAST Meeting this Thursday, September 3
Past Presidents and families,

On behalf of the VAST Board of Directors, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us for our regular September monthly meeting, September 3, 7:00 pm., Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. We are celebrating 40 years that our organization has been serving artists and the greater Denton community. I will recognize you at the beginning of the meeting before our program, and then we will serve an anniversary cake during our break.  We hope that you can come. You each played a vital role in sustaining and keeping our organization vital, and we thank you!
Warm regards,
Jo Williams, VAST President

John Bramblitt, Guest Artist
to Speak at September 3rd Meeting
Echo at the Meadows

John Bramblitt will be speaking to "Inspiration in Paint" on Thursday evening for the members of VAST. He will share his method of painting as well. Huffpost Arts and Culture (Sept. 3, 2015 online) referred to Bramblitt's "trademark blend of vibrant colors, swirling brushstrokes and meaningful emotionality that stuns viewers, especially those previously unaware of his visual impairment.  Through a series of raised lines on the canvas, he can determine his spatial position at any moment. Through sense of touch he is able to determine the correct paint color, noting that "because oil paints are made from different substances they have a viscosity and texture that varies slightly from color to color." Through a vivid imagination, he is able to create works that transcend his own physical limitations and enter another realm, one in which the mind and not sight rules supreme." 

Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton, Texas, but his art has been sold in over thirty countries. He has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV to name a few outlets. He's been featured in 'The New York Times' and 'Psychology Today' as well as designed the artwork for numerous magazine covers and even the artwork for major film productions. Bramblitt is the subject of the award winning documentary shorts "Line of Sight' and "Bramblitt." His work has received much recognition including the "Most Inspirational Video of 2008" from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. 

VAST Members are in for an informative and meaningful evening.

To see more of John Bramblitt's work,
Spring Jazz
2015/2016 Board Members
The following are your VAST volunteers. They welcome your ideas and your volunteer of time and talent!

Executive Committee:
President - Jo Williams,
Vice President - Lin Hampton,
Secretary - Dawn Swepston,
Treasurer - Carol Rowley,
Board of Directors:
Andrea Albright,
Rebecca Barham,      
Isabel Cano,                     
Gail W. Cope,
Beth Honeycutt,
Tom Judd,
Maurice Leatherbury,
Tonya Littmann,                  
Ana Lopez,
Roxanne Musick,
Eloise Sears,
Fran Shurtleff,
Jervis Underwood,
Nancy Waldo,
Laurie Weller,
Mary Wright,

2015/2016 VAST Meeting Program Schedule

The 2015/2016 Presentations: 


September 3, 2015  John Bramblitt, 

Inspiration in Paint, and demonstration
October 1   Laurin McCrackin, Watercolor Presentation

November 5   Olivette Hubler, Plein Air (Oils)

December 3   VAST FEST, Artist Networking, Social Night

January 7, 2016   Deborah Boschert, Fiber Art

February 4   Cecy Turner, Watercolor

March 3   Colby Parsons, TWU Professor - Ceramics

April 7   Toby Grauberger, Vinyl Art  (And Youth Show)

May 5   Walt Davis, Watercolor


125-Mile Exhibition
Landscape, Spoon, House, Home       
by Faith Jessup
2015 Best of Show
10th ANNUAL 125-MILE
January 15 - February 21, 2016  
Opening Reception January 15, 2016
5:30 - 7:30pm
Gough Gallery,  Patterson-Appleton
Center for the Visual Arts,  400 East Hickory
Denton, Texas 76202

This art exhibition is for all artists living within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX.
Deadline: November 18, 2015
Juror: Dr. John Marcucci
Fees: 3 images can be entered;  $20/Students, $30/VAST Members, $35/Non-members 
Awards: Best of Show $1,000; $3175 Total Awards
125-Mile Juror
Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.
Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.
Important Dates to Adhere to: 
November 18, 2015
All Entry fees and Applications are due by US Mail. All digital images are emailed to
December 2, 2015
Notifications emailed to artists
January 5, 2016
Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Center at 10am-noon or 4pm-7pm
January 15, 2016
Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
February 21, 2016
Exhibition closes at 5pm
February 22, 2016
Return of work to Artists at 10:00am-noon or 4:00-7:00pm

Questions? Contact Angelia Ford, 125-Mile Chair, at 214-536-4635 or
For full details, check prospectus here.

Workshop with Tom Judd, September 12:
How to Photograph Your Artwork and Prepare Digital Entries
Instructor: Tom Judd,
When: September 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where:  Central Fire Station, 332 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX
Cost: $15 for members, $50 for non-members 
Bring: Small piece of art for actual photographing, Laptop, Digital Camera
Workshop limited  to  12 participants.        
This workshop is for artists that would like to learn how to digitally photograph their 2-D artwork themselves, or improve upon their technique. We will discuss photographing artwork under various lighting conditions to produce an accurate digital representation of your art. Being familiar with basic operations of your camera before the workshop is a good idea. We will also go through the steps of sizing and titling your photos on the computer to create digital files that meet the requirements of an exhibition prospectus. Participants may wish to bring along their own digital cameras and a laptop with image editing software if desired. There will be a live demonstration of photographing art as well as preparing the photo for exhibition entry using a computer and image editing software.
To find out more about the instructor,

1st Annual VAST FEST Scheduled for December 3

Mark your calendars for first annual VAST FEST. Plans are underway for a fun evening of sharing and social networking. We will have more details next month.

2015/2016 Artist of the Year
Congratulations to our 
2015/2016 Artist of the Year, Charles Arnold.
Contemplation by Charles Arnold
copper wire sculpture

Calendars with Member Art
Available for $11 at the VAST Meetings

The 2016 VAST
calendar art was 
selected by
Corky Stuckenbruck, retired professor of art from TWU.

Calendars may be purchased for $11.

January: Susan Boyle,  3 Mu sicians
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

26th Annual VAST Member  Exhibition 
Award Winners
Mendicino, CA by Robin Butt
Best of Show

The 26th Annual VAST Members Exhibition, August 12-22, at the UNT on the Square Gallery, was a huge success. Sixty-six VAST members participated, and over 200 visitors attended the opening including juror Mark Smith and Denton Mayor Chris Watts, who chose the newly-created Pride of Denton Award.

Thank you to all VAST members who exhibited in the the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 26th Annual Members Exhibition. 
Best of Show Jeanne Heartsill Memorial Award: Robin Butt 
First Place PointBank Award: Yun Jung Lee
Second Place Gail Cope Award: Maya Joubert
Third Place Carmen and Jervis Underwood Award: Lori MacLean
Fourth Place Gail Cope Award: Teri Muse
Claude Cheek Memorial Award: Lori Garner
Pride of Denton Award (chosen by Mayor Chris Watts): Judith Smothers
Honorable Mention 1 Mary Sigle Memorial Award: Julie Covington
Honorable Mention 2 Pauline Morris Memorial Award: Tonya Littmann
Honorable Mention 3 Carol and Dave Rowley Award: Kenna Boles Prior
Honorable Mention 4 Barbara Evans Award: David Blow
Honorable Mention 5 SOHO Salon: Jessica Pullings
Merchandise Awards:
Prismacolor Award: Kathy Elliott
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Becca Hines
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Nel Dorn Byrd
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Deanna Wood
Asel Art,  People's Choice Award: Mindy Faubion

Exhibition catalogs will be available at the September 3rd VAST meeting at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts.

The exhibition is presented with the support of UNT on the Square. VAST also receives support from the Greater Denton Arts Council. Major sponsors for the exhibition include Gail Cope, PointBank, Randy Robinson (President - Denton Market), Bobby and Mary Morris, Carmen and Jervis Underwood, Barbara Evans, Carol and Dave Rowley, SOHO Salon (Caranina Lavender, owner), Prismacolor (Shelley Minnis, representative), and Jack Richeson & Co. (Darren Richeson).

VAST Sponsored Workshop: 
Carolyn Riegelman, October 6-8

Sign up now for upcoming October Acrylic Workshop!

Carolyn Riegelman, Acrylic Abstract, October 6-8, 2015

See Carolyn's work at

Cost:  VAST Members: $275; Non-Members $310


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

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.


2016 Merging Visions Prospectus Ready

The 2015 Merging Visions had 44 works of art/poetry that was displayed at the Patterson-Appleton CVA from April 23 to June 1. Twenty-seven of those pairings went on to the Merging Visions Extended Exhibit in the three Denton area libraries. This exhibit has recently come down. 


VAST extends a "Thank You" to those who helped with installation, take down and return for this exhibition: Darla Bostick, Lin Hampton, Roxanne Musick, Carol Rowley, Bob Schnitzel, Carmen Underwood, and Jo Williams. 


  A Collaborative Exhibit 

of Art & Poetry


9th Annual Collaboration Between the Denton Poets' Assembly 

and the Visual Arts Society of Texas

Exhibition Dates: April 15 - June 5, 2016

Location: Meadows Gallery 

in the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts

Reception: April 15, 2016


Poets or artists may initiate the process to create a potential pairing. Poems will be available at the VAST Meetings. Contracts will be signed. Basically the same requirements apply for the art as for other exhibitions, please read the full prospectus here.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

September 3 - November 12: VAST Members select poems and collaborate with poets.

December 3: All pairings are completed by the December VAST Meeting.

January 14: All titles for paintings finalized; contracts completed with artwork details.

February 4: Deadline to submit jpgs of artwork.

March 1: Artist Statements due.

April 4: Intake of art.


We are looking for art related books in good condition to be a part of the ambiance at the reception, these books would go home with attendees from the reception.  Please bring them to the VAST meetings.  


Introducing New Revolving Exhibition
"Through the Ages" at the 
Denton Senior Center
The Denton Senior Center is located at 509 N. Bell Avenue in Denton. Isabel Cano, "Through the Ages" Exhibition Chair, is l ooking for artists to exhibit: 

October 1 through December 30, 2015
 January 2 through March 31, 2016
April 1 though June 30, 2016
July 1 through September 30, 2016
Display case available for 3D work. 

Please contact Isabel Cano for details at
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A Benefit of Being a VAST Member!
Grow your Artistic Potential 
by participating in VAST's critique group!

The Critique Group is a gentle and nurturing group that meets the 4th Saturday of each month, eight times a year, September through May, from 9 am - 12:30 pm at the Central Fire Station meeting room, 332 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX.

Fee is $120 payable to VAST. Contact Jackie Haugen at or 972.672.0188 if you are interested in participating as a member or a substitute in the cri tique group.  Members may bring two pieces of art to each meeting for critique. 

Millie Giles is the Critiquing Artist. Millie's credentials include: 
BS, Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MA, Painting, Bowling Green University
MFA, University of North Texas (UNT)
Teaching: UNT, 1976 - 2013
Millie Giles critiques at VAST Critique Group
She was the Coordinator of Watercolor Concentration at UNT for seven years, and taught at Texas Woman's University for twelve years. 
Professional Membership: Watercolor Honor Society, USA
Join Artists at VADO

Visual Arts Society of Texas' Artist Day Out

Fee: $10 for the year or $1 per time 

The group is open to all members, all media. While there is no instructor on duty, you will get great supportive feedback from other artists. Meet and dine with artists in the area. (Lunch is not included in the fee.) 

Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: P-A CVA, Denton

Mark your calendars for upcoming VADO Thursday dates! (usually first and third Thursdays) 

September 3, 17
October 1, 15
November 5, 19
December 3, 18
January 7, 21
February 4, 25 (4th Thursday)
March 3, 17
April 7, 21
May 5, 19
June 2, 16
July 7(?), 21
August 4, 18

Thank you.
Mary Emerson,


Calendar Focus - September





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: 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
Art by the Board of Directors: Visual Arts Society of Texas
September 4 - November 13
VAST Calendar Artists
November 13 - January 8
Coordinator for exhibit:  Lin Hampton at
"Noble Visions" exhibition at 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe  Golden Triangle Mall 
Pet Portraits, Carol Stoecker
How do you paint unconditional love?
Two time winner of "Best of Denton County",  artist Carol Stoecker set out to do just that in her newest collection of "Pet Portraits".  In search of a topic for her new collection, Carol sat on the floor looking into her cat's eyes...and then it came to her.  "The purest form of unconditional love is seen in the eyes of our pets!"  They let go of all expectations, let us be ourselves and give us life!  Carol enjoys painting her pets in full detail with an emphasis on the eyes, which capture the viewer's attention and communicate unconditional love. 

Carol graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986. She has been actively painting murals and canvases for the past 17 years.  Among her commercial clients you will find Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, The Church of Corinth and Grand Model Homes.
See more of Carol Stoecker's work at  Coordinator for exhibit:  Contact Carol Stoecker at or

"Off the Shelves"  exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
No current exhibit.
Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion,
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 
Photographs by Terry Karloff, will be exhibited through October 9.

Terry Karloff; a self-taught photographer, has been doing photography since 2004.  She currently lives with her husband and "fur children", three border collies and one dachshund.  Born in Pennsylvania, she has lived in Georgia and California before moving to Texas in 2004.

While her education is in medicine, Karloff had always had a passion for photography.  Most of her experience has been self-taught although she received tutoring from Denton photographer, Tom Judd.   As a current member of VAST she has shown her work at various locations in north Texas including Oxide Gallery, UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, The Chestnut Tree, City of Denton public libraries, Center for Visual Arts, Meadows Gallery, Johnny Carino's, TWU West Gallery and Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts.  Terry is known for her photography of oddities, landscapes and architecture.
Terry Karloff's work at the Point Bank Blackbox Theater
For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915. The exhibition is free.
Coordinator for exhibit:  Jo Williams at

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 - 1:30 pm.   Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

"Through the Ages"  exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Paintings by Isabel Cano, Dawn Swepston and Patricia Hughen
Exhibit up through September 30

Isabel Cano's artist statement: 
"Through my rose paintings, I recreate, from photographs I take, the moment at which I was captivated by their beauty. A moment that will never happen again and that I want to share with other people. While painting each rose I study their beauty, folds, creases, color changes, lights and shadows. The rose becomes my teacher and a very fulfilling relationship develops that will forever enrich my life. Through them, I hope to enrich the lives of those that appreciate their beauty."
Dawn Swepston's artist statement: 
On a quest to re-brand the Old West, I use dramatic color and contrast to engage contemporary generations in thought about the challenges and conflicts of modern society and traditional Western values. I am interested in the decreased availability of natural resources, and the impact of physical, political, and psychological borders on individuals and society.

Presently looking for artists to exhibit: 
October 1 through December 30, 2015
January 2nd through March 31, 2016
April 1st through June 30, 2016
July 1st through September 30, 2016
Display case available for 3D work. Please contact Isabel Cano for details.
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano,
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.

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

Darla Bostick and Jo Williams had paintings accepted into the 52nd Annual SWS Members Exhibition.

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.


Art Around Town 
A Creative Art Studio
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
For more information:

Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Meadows Gallery :  
Please note the expanded viewing hours at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Beginning September 1 , galleries will be open 11 AM - 5 PM Tuesday - Friday and 1 PM - 5 PM Saturday and Sunday.  
The HELMET Project by Gary Chapman
August 7- September 18
A $5 admission donation is requested for this special exhibition;
Arts Council members are free.  The HELMET Project is based on a series of twelve paintings and photographs depicting helmeted figures installed in interesting and provocative locations.
Gough Gallery:
Cosmic Visions by John Calabrese
Explore Cosmic Visions, an exhibition of over thirty original graphite works. Calabrese's drawings depict figures in surroundings that are realistic and appealing to basic human instincts.  
July 10 - September 13
For more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
Mother's Milk, Father's Blood by Elizabeth M. Claffey
Claffey states "Mother's Milk, Father's Blood is a developing series that examines contemporary Albanian identity and the complex intersection of past and future as shaped by a people's perseverance, desire, hope, and conflict."  
Exhibition dates: July 6 - September 9
more information:

University of North Texas Art Gallery
September 10  -  November 17
Reception: September 10, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: September 10, 6pm
The work in this exhibition has been organized around ideas of permanence and impermanence, with each of the selected artists challenging our expectations of what is constant and what is mutable. The artists remind us that when considering environmental change, what may appear to be temporary may in fact inadvertently become longstanding; and conversely, the ground underneath our feet, although seemingly steadfast, may be shifting.
For more information: http://gallery.unt.e du/exhibitions

UNT on the Square
Fulfillment Center by Susan Cheal
August 31 - September 22
For more information:

Opportunities/Calls for Entries
"The Blues"
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
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.

Dutch Art Gallery 8th Annual Juried Fall Show  CALL FOR ENTRY
Location: 10233 E. Northwest Hwy. #420, Dallas TX  75238 
Deadline: October 2, 2015
Entry Fee: $55 for up to three entries , by PayPal to or make check payable to Dutch Art Gallery paid by midnight, Friday, October 2, 2015. 
Exhibit: Awards and Opening Reception: November 7, 2015 
Maximum of three entries; original entries accepted in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.
Cash Prizes: First, $1000; Second, $500; Third, $250
Winners will receive recognition in our Gallery database, e-marketing, social media, event and press release announcements. 
"Impressions of the  Past, Present and Future" theme. Create a new way of seeing the world from your viewpoint. The thought behind this theme is that everything old was once new. Likewise, all that we see as current is connected to what has come before it. So, take an old theme or style and do something modern with it. Or vice verse.
To Register and Review Requirements,  check here.
National Search for Artist/2015 Solo Exhibition
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Fee: S35
Entry Deadline: October 24, 2015
Las Laguna Gallery is offering a unique opportuntity for a solo show. Our gallery is looking to promote and provide a unique opportunity. 
This opportunity is open to artists in the USA only.

All local and/or national artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Works in  Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Other, Painting, Pastel, Photo, Photography, Watercolor, will be considered.
For details go to

Grove Gallery & Studios presents 
Lasting Impression - A Juried Exhibit of Traditional Printmaking
Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 28, 2016
Location: 325A Grove Street, East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Application Deadline: November 7, 2015
Fee: $35 for up to three entries
Notification Date: December 10, 2015
Awards:  First Place $300, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100
Lasting Impression  honors the memory and passion for printmaking of founding member, Gretel Geist Rutledge.
For full information  check here.

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Call for Artists for the Rockwall Art League's 15th annual Fine Art Show and Sale.
Deadline for entry is midnight September 12, 2015.  
Nonmembers may enter. 
Please visit for additional information and to download the prospectus and entry form.
Juror: Carol Mitchell
2015 Show Calendar of Events
  • October 1 from 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Take- in for entries at the Rockwall Rotary Bldg., 408 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX 
  • October 2-4  Show exhibit on display.  Judging will be the morning of October 2 before the show opens.
  • Friday, October 2: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 3:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 4:     12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • October 3:  Reception and Awards Ceremony from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • October 4:  Must pick up artwork from 5-6:00 PM on Sunday Oct. 4 or 9-11:00 on Monday Oct. 5.
Awards:  Best of Show $500.00
In each category:  1st Place: $200.00,  2nd Place: $100.00,  Honorable Mention: Ribbon
Location: Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 South Goliad
Rockwall, TX 75087

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

Sept. 3  John Bramblitt     "Inspiration in Paint" 

and Demo

Oct. 1  Laurin McCrackin     Watercolor Presentation

Nov. 5  Olivette Hubler       Plein Air (Oils) 

December 3   VAST FEST   Artist Networking, 

Social Night

Jan. 7, 2016

Deborah Boschert 

Fiber Art

February 4  Cecy Turner   Watercolor

March 3  Colby Parsons     TWU Professor- Ceramics

April 7  Toby Grauberger   Vinyl Art (& Youth Show)

May 5  Walt Davis             Watercolor


Meetings start in September. They
 are held at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts (P-A CVA), 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 
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
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.
2015/2016 VAST 
Artist Day Out

Sept. 3

Sept. 17


Oct. 15  

Nov. 5

Nov 19

Dec. 3

Dec. 18

Jan. 7

Jan. 21

Feb. 4

Feb. 25 (4th Thurs.)

Mar 3

Mar 17

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 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