VASTFest start time: 6:00 pm 

Vision News and Updates                            December, 2017
December VASTFest
Wednesday, December 6, 6-9pm
The public is encouraged to come! Celebrate with friends, enjoy great snacks, music and door prizes! Get ahead of the Holiday rush by purchasing artist's wares. 

Please note: There will be no Mini Show this month.

Meetings are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 
400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.
Next Meeting:  January 3, 2018 , 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Members: Free; Guests: $5

3rd Annual VASTFest
December 6, 6-9pm
TAX FREE DAY- December 6
Purchase Calendars for $10
Please Support VAST!
Calendars will be available for sale at the December VASTFest for $10. 
Reception: December 7, 6:30-7:30pm
POINTBank Black Box Theater, 318 E. Hickory, Denton

The 2018 Calendar Artists will have an exhibition of their work at the POINTBank Black Box Theater from November 10 - January 12, Monday through Friday, 9am-1pm. 

Artists exhibiting are Susan K. Boyle, David Blow, Rebecca Hines, Roxanne Musick, Angie Kimmell, Mindy Faubion, Mary Morris, Jacalyn Haugen, Tom Judd, Darla Bostick, Judith Canole, and Lola Newell. Artists were chose by their work for the calendar by juror Tracee Robertson, Director of the Art Galleries at UNT.

Thanks to Kim Collins for a great demo and showcasing our fine system for viewing the action! The camera set-up really enhances our programs.

Congratulations to the November Mini Show Winners

First Place: Tonya Littmann   
Painted Bunting, fiber art

Second Place: Lisa Daniels
Black Shadows, acrylic 

Area Artists' Sale

Millie Johnson is our Sunshine Chair
Please contact her at or 940.387.7688 if you know of a member who needs well wishes sent or thoughts of sympathy.

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.

For Sale: Studio Designs 42 Inch Vintage Drafting Table. Still in the box. 42" wide by 30" deep table is just too big for my room. Can be viewed on Amazon.  Asking $100.00. Contact Judy Dwyer at  
2017 Calendar Focus - December

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

Paula Blincoe Collins, Lynne Brister-Cox and Jo Williams are taking part in the Laurel Hill Artists' 10th Annual Holiday Sale on Friday, December 1, 5-8pm and Saturday, December 2, 11am-5pm. Location: 1714 Highland Park Road, Denton. Public is invited.
VAST's "Revolving Exhibitions"
Please contact the coordinator for the exhibit(s) that you would like to be considered for.
"Off the Shelves"  exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
Mary Simon will be exhibiting through December. To see Simon's artwork,

Coordinator for exhibit: Mindy Faubion,
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 POINTBank Black Box Theater 
The 2018 Calendar Artists will have an exhibition of their work November 10 - January 12. Reception: December 7, 6:30-7:30pm.

Artists exhibiting are Susan K. Boyle, David Blow, Rebecca Hines, Roxanne Musick, Angie Kimmell, Mindy Faubion, Mary Morris, Jacalyn Haugen, Tom Judd, Darla Bostick, Judith Canole, and Lola Newell. Artists were chose by their work for the calendar by juror Tracee Robertson, Director of the Art Galleries at UNT.  

Coordinator for exhibit: Jo Williams at
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1:00pm.  Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

"Through the Ages" exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Mary Simon will be exhibiting her work from September 18 to mid-January, 2018.  
For more information visit Mary Simon's website at:

Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano,
The Denton Senior Center is located at  509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX 
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

"Stoked About Denton" Exhibition 
It is located walking distance from the PAAC at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. 
Artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition are Perri Hamilton and Lin Hampton. 

Perri Hamilton's statement: 
"Through the medium of watercolor, my art reflects my interest in the ever-changing, growing, blooming and decaying nature found in the North Texas region. The patterns, textures, and the variations in light of the intimate views of my garden, local parks, empty lots, and my neighbor's yards fascinate me, particularly the metamorphoses from season to season."  
Please Note: Looking for new artists to exhibit in Feb-Mar-April and then May-June-July.  I will need 2 artists each time.  Please contact me by email at

Carol Stoecker is the coordinator for this exhibition. If you are interested in showing, please contact her at

Art Around Town
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101
Check and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
Recent Works by Amahigueré Dolo
presented in partnership with the Menil Collection
September 15 - December 2, 2017
Meadows Gallery: 
Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt
presented in partnership with UT Dallas and The NAMES Project
October 7 - December 9, 2017
Festival Hall:
Color Coded: Recent works by Vagner Mendonça Whitehead
October 7 - January 2018
For more information:

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery 
TWU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
January 20, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Reception January 20, 2018, 5-7pm
For more information:
University of North Texas Art Galleries
Lightwell GalleryUniversity of North Texas Art Building
(1201 W. Mulberry)
The UNT Art Gallery is closed for construction and is projected to
reopen in the fall of 2018. 
For more information: 

UNT on the Square
Raw Materials: CVAD Faculty and Staff at Work
November 17 - December 13

Yes, We are on Facebook.
Search for "Visual Arts Society of Texas" on Facebook or use the link.

2017-2018 Speaker Series
                March 7 - Justine Wollaston
December 6 - VASTFEST                                                   April 4 - Angelia Ford
J anuary 3, 2018 - Jane Jones, watercolor                         May 2 - TBA 
February 7 - Jo Williams, watercolor
Meetings start in September.
They are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Sept. through May. The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.  
6:45 - 9pm.
Members: Free        Guests: $5 

VADO - VAST Artist Day Out
VAST Artist Day Out is a day where members may come paint at the Arts Center from 9:00am - 3pm, approximately two mornings a month (usually the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the 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
Questions, contact:  Mary Emerson,

2017/2018 Figure Drawing Group
VAST sponsors a monthly drawing session with a live model. This two hour open studio will have no instructor. The group is available to VAST members only. 

New location: Beulah Center at Global Spheres Center in Corinth.  
Address:  7801 S-I35  E, Corinth, TX 76210. This property includes the old Boeing two story office building.  A map can be found here.

Each meeting will have both short and long poses. The model will be clothed. Participants will share the cost of the model.  All participants will be responsible for putting the room back in order.

Meeting day: U sually  the fourth Thursday of the month, however November and December are earlier in the month due to the holidays. See the schedule below:
Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon
2017 Dates: October 26, November 9, December 14
2018 Dates: January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24

Because studio space is limited, it will be necessary for interested artists to reserve a space. If you have not yet reserved your space, please contact Susan Boyle at:  susankboyle15@gmail.comor leave a message at  940-387-4376 .

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 - Student        $25 - Educator*      $35 - Individual       $45 - Family 
Make checks payable to  VAST; mail to VAST, PO,  Box 1281, Denton, TX    76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at
Link to Membership Form.

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