VAST National Exhibition Deadline March 15


The Visual Arts Society of Texas 45th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition will be on display April 25 – June 2, 2013 in the Meadows Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, TX. The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) sponsors this annual event to encourage visual artists, to promote excellence and diversity in the arts, and to increase the awareness and appreciation of art in the Greater Denton community.

Brief details:
Best of Show: $1000 cash

Other cash and merchandise awards $8,000
Entry deadline: March 15, 2013
Entries accepted via email ( or U.S. postal mail (P.O.Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202)
Entry Fee: $30 for VAST members; $35 non-members
Contact: Jo Williams, or Lynne Cox,

PropsectusVAST Prospectus 2013


  • Mar. 15 ALL entry materials due (limit 3 images) Entries received/ submitted after this date will be returned
  • Mar. 25 Notifications sent
  • Apr. 6 – Apr. 10 Shipped work due between these dates
  • Apr. 11 – 13* Hand-delivered work due Thursday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday Apr. 25 Opening Reception and Awards Presentation 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • June 2 Exhibition closes
  • June 2 – 3* Pick up work: Sunday: 5:00 – 7:00 pm Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*tentative, accepted artists will be notified with final schedule.

Juror: James Robert Pace, juror, is Professor of Visual Art at The University of Texas at Tyler where he has taught since 1985. He holds an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University, and a BFA in printmaking and drawing from the University of Oklahoma. Pace was appointed to the Ogé Professorship in Visual Art, the White Fellowship for Excellence In Teaching, and received the Chancellor’s Council Teaching Award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and multiple university research grants. Pace trained in the Tamarind Summer Printmaking Program, and was selected to participate in the International Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary.

Pace has exhibited his work nationally and internationally since 1976 and has received numerous awards for his mixed media, paintings, drawings, and prints. He has more than 30 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group exhibitions to his credit. His work is found in collections from Los Angeles to New York, and from Paris to Punjab. Please see for examples of Pace’s work. His extensive curriculum vitae can be found online:

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