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Humanizing the Digital submissions due Dec. 15

The North Texas Digital Fabrication Group 2018 Symposium

Texas Woman’s University Dept. of Visual Arts

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Humanizing the Digital

The 3rd annual North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium (NTDFS) highlights the creative potential for digital fabrication tools and techniques to reconnect us to our humanity. Contrary to society’s worst fear of the dystopian impact of technology, innovative and creative uses of digital fabrication open up possibilities for reconsidering the way humans learn, make and connect through the creative arts. The NTDFS is intended to be a forum for considering the hybrid, interdisciplinary and creative futures that lead us back to the complex imperfection of our humanity.

Symposium Poster

Call for Proposals

The NTDFS seeks interdisciplinary proposals that connect and expand an art and design perspective into other areas of research and practice. As an extension of our mission to highlight the relationship between technology and humanity, we emphasize a spectrum of digital makers representing diverse perspectives including gender, race and ethnic identity. Particularly in a time when the tech world is under serious scrutiny for a lack of commitment to diversity and access, we hope to represent perspectives that the general public less frequently associates with these new technologies.

More: https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/ntdfg/

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VASTFest 2017 on Dec. 6

You are invited to VASTFest 2017 that takes place on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

VASTFest is a holiday shopping and social event. Come and meet VAST Artists, have snacks and refreshments, and buy one-of-a-kind art gifts made by local artists. 

VASTFest is free and open to the public. VAST website: https://vastarts.org/

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VAST’s 12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

This exhibition is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and will take place January 13-February 24, 2018 at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

Best of Show $750

Total Awards $3550

Additional Merchandise Awards

Juror: Cynthia Hurt

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

Calendar:

  • November 10, 2017 – All Entries due online by midnight
  • November 26, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists
  • January 3, 2018 – Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm
  • January 12, 2018 – Reception 5:30-7:30pm, Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • February 24, 2018 – Exhibition closes at 5pm
  • February 26, 2018 – Return of Work to Artists, 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm

This calendar must be adhered to in its entirety and exceptions will  not be made for any reason. 

Artists may submit up to three entries at a non-refundable fee of $20/Students, $30/Members, and $35/Non-members. Only one artwork per person may be selected for the Exhibit.

Note: GDAC staff will not accept or return your work to you.
VAST charges $5.00 per day for work left after specified deadlines for picking up exhibited work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968

VASTarts125@gmail.com
Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

http://vastarts.org

For the full prospectus, click the link below.

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

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Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10AM-5PM
Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

Denton Mini Maker Faire is looking for spectacular attractions to amaze
and astound Mini Maker Faire-goers.

Goals: large, visually striking, interactive, innovative, educational,
scientific, creative, cool, weird, and fun.

Eligibility: open to all artists/makers/teams 18+

Stipend: successful applicants will receive a stipend of $250 to $500
depending on their proposed project

Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2017

For more information, and to submit your proposal:
https://denton.makerfaire.com/spectacle-application-info/

Questions?
Email dentonmakerfaire@gmail.com

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Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Narrative Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt
presented in partnership with UT Dallas and The NAMES Project
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
October 7 – December 9, 2017

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique work of international arts activism that reflects the worldwide scope and personal impact of the AIDS pandemic. It simultaneously functions as a living memorial, a form of political activism, and an intimate tribute to lives lost, and the largest collaborative artwork in the world. Devastatingly, 49,000 panels currently compose the quilt representing more than 94,000 names. Selected panels will be on rotational view at the Arts Center along with interactive AIDS Quilt Touch kiosk thanks to support from UT Dallas with The NAMES Project . Additional programs and events to be announced.

Related Events: 
World AIDS Day | Nov 30, 7 – 9 PM, FREE
Related Events: DFW Community Quilting Project | Ongoing throughout Narrative Threads exhibit

Throughout Narrative Threads, community members are invited to create quilt squares that document their experience with HIV/AIDS. Participants can either create squares privately and deliver or send them to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center or make a panel on-site using materials provided by GDAC. At the end of the exhibition, we will assemble the individual squares together and photograph and publish the completed quilt online as a statement of shared memorial, grief and a collective call to action. This project strives to engage and unite the community in an international conversation through meaningful, personal reflections. When combined, the collection of squares will serve to make a poignant statement about the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS.

Instructions for at-home creators:

Your quilt square does not have to follow any stylistic guidelines. You may incorporate text, image, and objects in any way you like. It must, however, be 7 x 7 inches if you want it included in the community quilt. If you are unsure of where to start, you might try considering these questions:

How did you first learn about AIDS? What do you know about AIDS? Do you know anyone who has lived or is currently living with AIDS? What do you want to say to them? How has the exhibition impacted your understanding of AIDS? How can we work together as a community to spread awareness? What steps can we take to help end the stigma surrounding AIDS? Is there more that you want to learn about AIDS?

Drop it off or mail it to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at:
Greater Denton Arts Council, ATTN: Education, 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201

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Denton Black Film Festival: Best of Fest Nov. 16

The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) invites you to an evening of short films. Prepare to be “Entertained, Educated, and Inspired” by some of the best short films from 2017. Get ready to join us next year (January 25 – 28, 2018) for another cultural experience featuring Films, Art, Music, Spoken Word, Comedy, Workshops, and Panels.

Location: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), Denton TX

For more about the DBFF see http://dentonbff.com/

Recap Video

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What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

Golden Edition Publishing
108 N. Locust St. #300 Denton, TX 76201
www.goldeneditionpublishing.com

 

What Kinda Name is Blart? goes on an adventure with the release of an activity book featuring the characters from it’s middle-grade chapter book series

October 30, 2017 (DENTON, TEXAS) – Stephanie Will, Designer and Image Creator for the What Kinda Name is Blart? middle-grade chapter series launches a new activity book through Golden Edition Publishing.

“The activity book is a fun and engaging way to continue the adventure into the world of Blart and Teddy even after the book is read,” says Mrs. Shipp.

This activity book will offer 50 fun and adventurous activities that feature characters from the What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems book. Activities include coloring pages, Dot-to-Dot, mazes, crossword puzzles, Seek-n-Find, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find the Match, and drawing practices. Each page is printed on single-sided paper, so young artists can display their artwork and favorite characters anywhere.

The What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems Activity Book will launch on November 6, 2017. Paperback and hardcover versions of Chewing Problems the first book in the series will launch concurrently, and will be available worldwide through most booksellers.

The Chewing Problems e-book is currently available exclusively to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and will be available through other e-booksellers in January of 2018. Visit whatkindanameisblart.com for more information and to order its fun line of stickers, bookmarks, puzzles, and coffee mugs with characters from the series.

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For more information or to request a copy of the book contact:
Stephanie Shipp
(940) 368-4918
sshipp@goldeneditionpublishing.com

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Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities. http://vastarts.org

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 news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. 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.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and

opacity.

Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
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. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
September.
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Carolstoecker1@gmail.com
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
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 is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
128.
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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A Presentation by Ana M. Lopez, Metalsmith, Educator and Decorative Arts Scholar Oct. 4

You are invited to a presentation by Ana M. Lopez on Wednesday, October 4th from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX .  Ms. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving a juror’s award from the 2016 Refined exhibition. Other recent exhibitions include Celebrating Women in Art Education, Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition and the solo show Metalphors at The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Galleries.

She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She served as juror for the 2015 Materials Hard & Soft national craft exhibition and has lectured extensively on her own work including as a presenter at the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.

She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Craft.

To find out more about Ana and to see more of her artwork, see: https://www.anamlopez.com/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is  free for VAST members; $5 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Presentation by Jim & Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame at the Sept. 6 Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting

You are invited to a presentation by Jim and Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame of Little Elm on the business of framing your artwork on Wednesday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. , at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Cadillac Art & Frame is a family owned business that is a custom picture frame shop and an art gallery store. Jim has been custom framing pictures, shadow boxes, diplomas, wedding photos, art, photography, and jerseys since 1984.

To find out more about Cadillac Art & Frame, see:  www.cadillacartandframe.com, or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cadillacartandframe.

The presentation is free for VAST members; $3 for guests.

 

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The End and The Beginning opens Sept. 2 at TWU East | West Galleries

The End and The Beginning

East | West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, 9/2/17 – 10/15/17

Opening Reception, 9/2/17, 5-7pm

Curated by Danielle Avram, TWU Gallery Director

The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes. At an ever-increasing rate our pasts and presents are written, forgotten, and rewritten in an effort to rectify who we have been and who we are, with who we should be, and what we could become. Yet who we are at any given point in time may simply be the result of adjusting to the aftermath of our predecessors – a point along a continual loop of creation and destruction, a point of no end and no beginning, or a point that is both the end and the beginning. Are we working towards something imperceptibly larger or merely evolving/devolving as dictated by circumstance?

Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/galleries/

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Drawing and Painting exhibit by Students at the Cora Stafford Gallery

Drawing and Painting Junior Review

Cora Stafford Gallery
University of North Texas
http://gallery.unt.edu
August 30, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Drawing and Painting Junior Review, Fall 2017 supervised by Hanna Pettyjohn.

This exhibition is a compilation of undergraduate Drawing and Painting majors in their junior year. The exhibiton will be open August 30th through September 16th from 1 to 5pm. The reception will take place August 31st from 5 to 7pm in the Cora Stafford Gallery.

Artists in the Exhibition

Elisha Smith
Madison Underwood
Michelle Hinojosa
Jennifer Lindquist
Kendall Bose
Marianna Seaton
Jaime Flores

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, June 25th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the UNT Lightwell Gallery, at 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX.  (Please note that this reception has changed from May 21st To JUNE 25th). As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

 After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit opens June 9 in Denton

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Texas Watercolor Society presents the 68th Annual National Exhibit
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
June 10 – August 26, 2017

In 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society was founded with the mission to advance the art of painting in watercolors, and hold annual exhibitions of watercolor paintings. Today, more than 60 years later, TWS continues to promote the high standards set by its founders. As a national exhibit, TWS proudly takes its place among the elite watercolor organizations in the nation as they continue to exhibit and promote some of the of the best artists working in that unique and vibrant medium — watercolor.

Juror: Soon Warren

Related Events: Call for Entries: 2017 National Exhibition  | Jan 1 – April 1, 2017
Related Events: Free Public Demo | Monday, June 5, 6 – 8 PM
Related Events: Vibrant Reflection Watercolor Workshop | June 6 – 9, 9 AM – 4 PM

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition May 21

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of North Texas’ Lightwell Gallery, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201.  As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

 This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

 To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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First Friday Denton May 5

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Want to discover Denton, Texas. First Friday Denton is a great time to head to the historic Downtown area. Eat at one of our great restaurants, check out our shopping, and visit our Art Galleries: A Creative Art Studio on West Oak Street and UNT on the Square on Elm Street. Dont forget your visit to our visitor center located on Hickory Street across from the Courthouse. Check in there to find out who is having special events. https://www.facebook.com/events/1888255534726390/

Friday, May 5th 6 PM – 11 PM

First Fridays: 2017 CARA Awards honoring Terry Nobles

Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/79936/first-fridays-2017-cara-awards-honoring-terry-nobles

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) Member’s Exhibition. Entries are due on June 12th at UNT on the Square, 109 North Elm Street, Denton, TX.

VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not currently members of VAST may join on the day entries are accepted. Membership info.: http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members

AWARDS
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.

JUROR
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.

ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm, at UNT on the Square, 109 N Elm St, Denton, TX.

PROSPECTUS:
http://www.vastarts.org/images/exhibitions/Members_Exhibition/2017/ME_2017_prospectus.pdf

CALENDAR
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm

CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com

Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

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VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only.
The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not already members of VAST can join for as little as $35 on the day entries are accepted.
Membership information:  http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members
AWARDS
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225
ELIGIBLE MEDIA
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.
ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.
JUROR
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.
ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm
PROSPECTUS:
CALENDAR
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

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First Fridays: 2017 CARA Awards honoring Terry Nobles May 5

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Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.  

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Ben Faubion Presentation for VAST April 6

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April 2017 VAST Member Program – Ben Faubion

Thursday, April 6h, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

Biography

Ben Faubion is both an illustrator and digital designer. He attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He’s worked as a UI designer with a variety of fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals. He’s currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

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Emerging Artists: Annual Denton High Schools Art Show Opening Reception April 6

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Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5-7 PM, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Discover the works of talented, emerging artists in our community featuring the recent works of Denton Independent School District high school art students. http://dentonarts.com

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Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC – beginning April 13

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Various Thursdays through June, 6-9 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market

Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists. Learn more at dentonarts.com

New in 2017! Stay late at the Arts Center and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions through 9 PM each Thursday night. thanks to support from the Dentonite and Fort Worth Weekly.

Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC | Starting April 13, 6-8 PM
Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market
Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists and a new theme. Learn more about each event here.

Scheduled:

Upcoming Events

April 13 | Denton Community Market Makers: Honing Your Craft and Marketing Your Product

Artists:

Erin Tran of Tierra Verde Farm | Textiles, soap, and candle work

Danelle Cass of Earth and Ember | Pottery, glass, metalcraft, and jewelry

Kimberly Bien of Salted Sanctuary Soap | Soap and candle work

Cherly McQueen of Expressive Creations | Pottery, glass, and metalcraft

 

April 27 | TBD

 

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GDAC Arts Grant Program deadline March 31

GDAC GRANTS

https://dentonarts.com/grants

The Greater Denton Arts Council has served our community for almost 50 years, providing over $1.5 million in assistance to Denton arts organizations and artists. The Arts Council is committed to celebrating both established and emerging artists through COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS and ARTIST MICROGRANTS.

To be eligible for ARTIST MICROGRANTS, applicants must be:

  • 18 or older
  • A resident of Denton County
  • An artist working in any media including musical and performing arts
  • A Member or Artist Member of the Greater Denton Arts Council in good standing. To become a member, visit dentonarts.com/membership

Collective applicants must name one point of contact and check recipient. Individuals or collective applicants that are registered as non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for the Arts Council’s COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS.

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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School March 30

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Third Thursdays, 6-8 PM, $5, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art school is the world’s premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. For monthly themes and information, visit dentonarts.com

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Arts & Advocacy Family Day: Artist Stand Kick Off Event April 1

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Saturday, April 1, 11 AM – 1 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
In partnership with CASA of Denton County and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, families can enjoy crafts, performances, cupcake decorating, and more! Afterwards, enjoy more family activities on the Denton Courthouse Square in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more at dentonarts.com  

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TWS 68th Annual National Exhibit entry deadline April 1st

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68th Annual National Exhibit

Texas Watercolor Society

April 1, 2017 Entry DEADLINE
Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts 400 E. Hickory Denton, Texas 76201
June 9 – August 26, 2017

AWARDS: Up to $10,000 in cash, merchandise, and purchase prizes will be awarded. Best of Show: $2000. One award of $1000 is for a Texas resident. There will be several $500 awards.

PROSPECTUS


 

2017 Juror Soon Warren – Forth Worth, TX

FREE PUBLIC DEMO June 5, 2017 6-8 PM Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts 400 East Hickory St. Denton, Texas 76201

WORKSHOP June 6-9, 2017 9-4 PM $475 for Members/$575 non Members REGISTER NOW: twsworkshops@gmail.com


 

CALENDAR

  • Apr 1, 2017 Call for entry CLOSES
  • Apr 19,2017 Accepted Artist’s Names & Shipping Instructions posted on the TWS Website www.texaswatercolorsociety.org
  • May 22, 2017 Hand Deliver work to Patterson-Appleton 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201 940-382-2787 www.dentonarts.com
  • May 22-26, 2017 All shipped work MUST arrive at the Patterson-Appeton Arts Center
  • June 5, 2017 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
  • June 6-9, 2017 WORKSHOP 9-4 pm PAAC
  • June 9, 2017 EXHIBITION OPENS RECEPTION 6-8 PM
  • Aug 28/ Sept 1, 2017 PICK UP HAND DELIVERED Shipped Paintings returned

ELIGIBILITY Open to all artists, ages 18 and over. Entries must be original 3. Entries must have been painted within the last two years.  Paintings must be water media on 100% rag or cotton paper. No collage will be accepted. Minimum image size is 10”x14”.

 

Prospectus: http://texaswatercolorsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/68th-Annual-National-Exhibit-prospectus.pdf

 

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First Friday in Denton March 3

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EVENTS:

Greater Denton Arts Council kicks off Texas History Month

SCRAP Denton, corner of Bell and Prairie St. opening reception for “Reclaimed”

DIME Handmade

A Creative Art STUDIO

FOR DETAILS SEE

http://firstfridaydenton.com/   https://www.facebook.com/First-Friday-Denton-Texas-295347591389/

First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects – for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods.

The very nature of the business of art in Denton often means artists and their galleries keep unusual hours to take the facts of daily life into account, and we’ve all been frustrated to find our favorite gallery unexpectedly closed. The First Friday of every month in Denton, Texas, is a day you can count on the participants here to be open for business in a friendly and casual atmosphere found only in the laid back world of Denton, Texas.

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ART + NATURE ADVENTURE | Spring Break Camp

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March 13 – 17, 2017 | 9am – 12pm
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Camper drop off: 8:30 – 9:00; camp 9:00 – 12:00 | Parents may provide a brown bag lunch and pick up their campers at 1pm

Creativity and spring are in bloom at the Greater Denton Arts Council! Be inspired by nature as you explore a variety of media including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Create eco-friendly art projects in the studio and explore the galleries and the great outdoors. For children ages 6-10; all arts supplies provided!

$150 for public | $130 for GDAC Members

Class size is limited; please register by March 6th.
To register, email education@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape, a painting workshop with Michael Holter

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape,a painting workshop with Michael Holter,
April 10th – 12th, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, Texas 76202.

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the painting experience to individual needs.

Materials List http://files.faso.us/35995/4494.pdf

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery. Michael’s recent workshop on watercolor portraits was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting. Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

To find out more about Michael Holter, see:
http://michaelholter.com/workshop/15293/express-yourself-landscape-cityscape

Cost of the workshop is $195 for VAST Members and $230 for non-members.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kristin Spalding , kgn2507@yahoo.com, 214-578-0357.

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Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the VAST March Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mike works at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth and is a member of Art-Hunger.  During the presentation, Mike and additional members of the group will discuss their goals and share the work of their passion.

Art-Hunger is a Fort Worth/Dallas Texas art organization formed for both emerging and established artists who have the desire to show their artwork, sell, socialize, learn, share, network, practice their skills and gain more exposure. In the summer of 2012, they hosted more than a dozen art shows and fund raisers.

They welcome all painters, sculptors, jewelers, book makers, ceramicists, glass blowers, welders, shirt and textile artists, graphic artists, illustrators and more to join in!  Their goal is to continue creating new events and more ways to help bring the local art community together.

Mike Moffatt’s Artist Statement:
“I am always looking to the future in whatever I do, while keeping the mind’s eye on the past. Having respect for the long history of the arts is so important to me. Using skills I learned in school and out of the classroom, I have grown into a well- rounded painter and designer. Instead of the normal POP Art that is so overly done in this decade, I pick out scenes that touch the emotions in the true fans. This puts me closer to my audience and that loyalty is hard to come by in the art world.”

To find out more about Art-Hunger, see: www.art-hunger.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Students of Jo Williams Exhibition

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An exhibition of paintings by the students of Jo Williams is currently on display at the Black Box Theatre through May 12th.  The opening reception for the exhibition takes place March 25th from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the PointBank Black Box Theater. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition features the watercolor and mixed media paintings by the students of Jo Williams. Artists exhibiting are Connie Hamill, Carolyn Johnson, Kimberly Karl, Barbara Lindley, Claudia Lynch, Clint Lynch, Mary Maher, Buster Maloney, Frances May, Diana McGimpsey, Bonnie Merritt, and Susan Vaughan. All exhibitors are members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST).

This exhibition will feature a variety of techniques including direct painting with transparent watercolor and experimental painting creating an abstract underpainting with splattering various dry pigments including instant coffee and instant tea. Subjects include florals – sunflowers, poinsettias, and white flowers as a study in painting white, and various birds and animals.

Williams has been painting and teaching in watercolor for over thirty years. Local classes are held at the Patterson-Appleton Art Center. Williams also teaches in various locations including in France for Artistic Gourmet Adventures. She will be teaching in Brittany in June, in Fredericksburg in April, and in Santa Fe in September. For more about Jo see her website http://www.jowilliamswatercolors.com/

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition Outside the Box is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST. Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box

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Award Winners for the 30th Materials: Hard + Soft

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30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

https://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

catalog:
2017 MHS Catalog_web

Presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception & Awards was Friday, February 3, 2017.

On view February 3 – May 6, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. http://dentonarts.com

2017 Juror award winners

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$1,000 Ray & Georgia Gough Grand Prize Winner
Ann B. Coddington | Champaign, IL
twined linen, random woven caning, willow, twined reed, tumbleweed 15″ x 72″ x 12″

$750 Juror Prize Winner
Zoe Preece | Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, UK porcelain, wood

 

$500 Juror Prize Winner
Bumin Kim | Lewisville, TX
thread, wood, acrylic, paper 11″ x 7″ x 1.5″

 

$250 Juror Prize Winner
Özlem Ayse Özgür | Tucson, AZ
mixed media installation with ceramics, video, sound -dimensions vary

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