Vision News and Updates                   December , 2019

The Public is Invited!
Please join us for refreshments and shop the varied art pieces, including acrylic paintings and pours, glass art as well as fused glass jewelry. Sterling silver jewelry will be available. Shop the ceramic works, watercolor paintings and handmade cards of all kinds! The public is encouraged to come!
VAST 2019/2020 Speaker Schedule - January
Second Wednesday , January 8  - Randall Good, Presentation of his "old masters" style of art which is influenced by the Italian Renaissance and Mannerist period. Good will demonstrate the process of Gold Leafing.

VAST meets on the first Wednesday of the month,  except for January, which has been moved to the second Wednesday of the month because of the holiday. Meetings start at 6:45pm and will be over at 9pm.
The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400  East Hickory St, Denton, TX. 
Free for Members       Guests: $5 
VAST's 2020 Calendar For Sale!
This is the only fundraiser for VAST.

Please consider purchasing to support VAST.
$12 for a calendar and you will have a wonderful holiday gift or keepsake that includes VAST members' artwork.

Merging Visions 2020

Please Note: The correct email for submissions is
Submissions for art and poems are open through Dec 15. Pairings will take place until January 8. Mindy Faubion will send a link to art work and poems on the 1st of December, to VAST members and DPA members. Older work can be entered, but must not have been in a previous Merging Visions Exhibition.

VAST members who want to be involved, may submit completed artwork that the poets then could choose from. The advantage to the artist is, of course, time, and you may use an older piece that you would like to have out in the public view again.  Interested artists should submit one work of art to va by December 15. 
Please read prospectus for details.

How pairing may still be done besides sending digital: 
  • Artists, get digitals sent to the email by November 16.
  • Artists may peruse and choose a DPA member's existing poem to pair with an image they have in mind to paint or create.  
  • DPA members may ask an artist to create a work to match their poem or idea for a poem.
  • A collaboration between artist and poet may already be in the works. They would need to contact Rebecca Hines or Mindy Faubion to be considered "Already in Progress."
  • Read the "Process for Choosing a Pairing", below, carefully.
Process for Choosing a Pairing: 

On December 1 - A link will be sent out for artists and poets to access the folders with all artwork submitted to view and all poetry/synopses of written work to read.  Artists, at this time, please choose a poem and contact the poet, to see if you can reach an agreement on "pairing." Each submission will  have contact information attached so artists and poets can contact each other for a pairing. You must let Mindy Faubion know ( ) when you have paired with someone so she can remove that art/poetry from the choices available. We are limited to 30 pairings! When we have those 30 we will cut o ff  the link to the folders for viewing. 

The  Merging Visions 2020 Prospectus is available  here and will be on our website.

If you have questions after reviewing the prospectus, please contact members of the Merging Visions Committee: 
Gail Cope,  Exhibition Coordinator & Artists' Representative,
Rebecca Hines,  Poetry Coordinator & Poets' Representative, 
Mindy Faubion,  Installation Coordinator,

November Mini Show Winners
First Place: Tonya Littmann
Ruby, fiber
Second Place: Carolyn Johnson
Reflecting, watercolor
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.

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.

Calendar Artist for December. 

Please consider frequenting these businesses that sponsor our calendar. We  appreciate their support!
Members in the News
Please submit news of exhibitions that you are involved in to by the 15th of the month.
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
Coordinator for exhibit: Carol Stoecker 
If  you are interested in showing, please contact her at
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

"Through the Ages" exhibition at the Denton Senior Center
Aurora Cabrera Dawson is the coordinator for this exhibitionIf you are interested in showing, please contact her at
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, 
walking distance from the PAAC at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128 
This exhibition space is currently under construction.
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, phone 940.442.1251
Check and  here for classes.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 
Gough Gallery:
More Time, Annette Lawrence
October 4 - December 15
Annette Lawrence's studio practice is characterized by transforming raw data into drawings, objects, and installations. The data accounts for and measures everyday life. Her subjects of inquiry range from body cycles, to ancestor portraits, music lessons, unsolicited mail, and journal keeping. She addresses questions of text as image, and the relationship between text and code. Her work is grounded in examining what counts, how it is counted, and who is counting. Her process is one of making and unmaking, looking, waiting, recognizing things that go unannounced and remain steady, continuous, and unremarkable on the surface, but hold magic over time. 

Women: Art, Activism, & Attitude
BFA Photography Exhibition
December 17, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Opening reception, December 21, 6-8 PM.
Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography students from the University of North Texas present Women: Art, Activism, & Attitude. The exhibition celebrates the culmination of the students work towards their BFA degree.  Artists featured include: Brionna Watkins, Zoe Martinez, Ana Dria, Erika Nina Suarez, Haleigh King, and Kaitlyn Reiser

Meadows Gallery: 
30 UNDER 30  presented by First State Bank
October 4 - December 15
Denton is a town filled with amazing young talent, from students at the local universities to artists with no formal training, we are lucky to have these creative young people in our town. GDAC with sponsorship from First State Bank wants to showcase these young artists under 30 years of age, connecting them with our supportive community.
Festival Hall
The Art of Collecting: The Collection of Mark and Kathy Lieberman
September- December 15
The Art of Collecting is curated out of the private collection of Mark and Kathy Lieberman. The Lieberman's collection features a wide variety of art from 19th century Norwich School artists like John Berney Ladbrooke to contemporary American artist Detha Watson and contemporary Chinese artists Tie-Feng Jiang and Ting Shao Kuang.
For more information: 

Texas Woman's University Art Galleries
East Gallery and West Gallery  
Fall 2019 MFA and BFA Exhibition   
December 2 - December 12 
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019 
University of North Texas Art Galleries
University of North Texas Art Gallery
Words and Pictures
October 8 to December 7
Words and Pictures by UNT Regents Professor of Art Emeritus Vernon Fisher presents paintings and sculptures from 1980 to the present and celebrates the grand opening of the expanded and integrated College of Visual Arts and Design building at the University of North Texas.
For more information:   
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2018-2019 Speaker Series      

The VAST Speaker Series starts in September.
September 4  - Christie Wood, owner "History of Stained Glass in Denton, Texas"
October 2 - Umut Demirguc, Needle Felting
November 6 - Sudeep Kumar, International Urban Sketchers and Plein Air drawing
December 4 - VASTFest: Come meet many VAST artists and do some holiday shopping. 
January 8 - Randall Good, Presentation of his "old masters" style of art which is influenced by Italian Renaissance and Mannerist period. Randall will demonstrate the process of Gold Leafing.
February 5 - Beverly Boren, Lecture and Watercolor Demonstration (Beverly will also conduct a watercolor workshop February 3, 4 and 5.
March 4 -  High School Art Competition - Mindy Faubion and Gail Cope will spe ak on "Off the Wall" -  things to do with your art besides hanging it on the wall
April 1  Gail Webb, acrylic and collage artist - lecture and demonstration. Workshop will be on March 30, 31, April 1.
May 6 - Stephen Zhang, presentation and demo on watercolor

They are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Sept. through May. January will be the second Wednesday this next year.                 
The meeting location is the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.  
6:45 - 9pm.
Members: Free        Guests: $5 

2018-2019 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.
You may renew by the following methods:
  • Pay by credit card, check or cash at our meetings.
  • A membership form is available. Dues can be mailed to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202. 
  • If you have PayPal, look for the "send and request" money button. Select to send your dues, VADO fees and/or donations to Merging Visions/other exhibits to "" Please type in where your money is going to, in the note field.
Make checks payable to "VAST."  For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at

For Opportunities and Proposals :  

Submissions are open for Provoke, our international contemporary art exhibition.
Exhibition dates:  February 24th - April 4th, 2020.
Deadline to submit work is February 4th, 2020
View the full prospectus and apply online at

Provoke will be an open-themed, contemporary and fine art exhibition at The Continental Lofts Art Gallery, in in the heart of the Deep Ellum arts district, in downtown Dallas Texas. Opening reception to be held on Saturday, February 29th, 6 - 9 PM.
Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, jewelry design, fiber/textile art, wood work and contemporary craft. There is a $45 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferable fee, for up to ten (10) images.

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art is continually searching for established and emerging Texas artists.  
We are located at 624 S. Main St. in Historic downtown Grapevine, Texas.  If you are an artist interested in joining other successful artists being represented by the gallery, contact Cherie Giddens at 817-488-8600   or email for information to set up an interview.

Internship Opportunities at TVAA Gallery
The TVAA Art Gallery is accepting applications  for internship opportunities. Great for students looking for real life experience in an art gallery and assisting in day-to-day operations, marketing, and organization. Position open to all education and experience level. 
Please send inquiry and letter of interest to the Gallery Director at For more about Texas Visual Arts Association, see the website:
In 2006, the TVAA Downtown Gallery was established at the Plaza of the Americas in downtown Dallas. The Gallery holds twelve month-long exhibits and/or  Calls for Art. Creative themed shows and guest artist exhibits are featured. The Gallery is a  Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) member.
The TVAA Downtown Gallery is available for rental, by portfolio review. Artists interested in gallery rental need to contact our Gallery Director at
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite H106
Dallas, Texas 75201
The Gallery is located on Level LL, Suite H106
Hours:  Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 10-2pm; Closed Sundays & Mondays
Telephone: 469-332-0183
Submitted by TVAA Art Gallery. Email:

Oil Painters of America Call For Artists
29th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings
Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 24, 2020.  
To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2020 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  
OPA is currently accepting new member applications.
Exhibition Dates:  May 15 through June 13, 2020 
Location:  RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show.  Convention events will include a wet paint competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors.  
Juror of Awards will be nationally renowned artist Rose Frantzen.
National Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for one entry, $45 for two entries; $60 for three entries; only one painting may be accepted.  
Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in.  
For a prospectus, visit our website at

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