Join VAST Thursday, April 4th from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.
Free for VAST members; $3 for guests.
About Jo Williams:
Jo Williams is a native Texas artist who has been painting professionally for about thirty years. Ms. Williams is a versatile and accomplished painter choosing her subjects from the world around her. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United Sates. Jo Williams’ states, “I find my inspiration for painting in the natural world. As a child growing up in the woods and prairies of North Texas, where I continue to live, I spent hours roaming the woods and meadows near my home. The images of big skies, trees, roots, rocks, creeks, leaves, and acorns are all strongly embedded in my psyche. As I travel to other locales, I always seek out similar subject matter. Even though my subjects are basically representational, I am not a photo-realist. Once I am painting, the work is about the process and not about the subject.”
Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions, several solo exhibitions and her work is included in many private collections and public collections.
To find out more about Jo Williams, see: http://vastarts.org/artists/Jo_Williams.htm
About the VAST Annual High School Art Competition:
VAST has invited high school art teachers from all over Denton County to participate in the competition. Each teacher may bring two students who can submit one artwork each.
The VAST membership will vote to choose a Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. The winners will receive cash prizes of $100 for Best of Show, $75 1st, $50 2nd, and $25 3rd.
This year the winners’ work will be displayed at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square from April 5 – April 12. They will be featured during the Denton County Birthday Celebration and downtown merchants’ open house on April 6 and 7.