Tag Archive: Denton TX

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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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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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

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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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Arduino Class – Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor

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Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor. In this class we will be covering the following:

  • Fingerprint sensor Part 1: About (5:40) This sensor is internally a sophisticated device, that contains a 32-bit microprocessor dedicated to do digital signal processing of fingerprint images. A library developed by Adafruit makes this sensor very easy to use. Connect it to your Arduino using serial or software serial pins, and you can start enrolling and recognising fingerprints within minutes. In this first part of the lecture, I discuss the device and its features.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 2: Wiring, registering, recognizing(10:30) In this second part, you will learn how to connect the device to the Arduino and enroll and recognise fingerprints using a couple of the included sketches.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 3: Demo app with an electric lock(7:35) In this third part you learn a small demo application that involves an electric door lock. I use the fingerprint sensor to energise the coil in the door lock and grand or deny access to my lab (when eventually the lock is installed to my door).

Parts Needed:

Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor.

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ARTS AFTER SCHOOL | Winter & Spring Session

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Wednesdays, February 1 – May 31
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Discover your inner artist with activities in the galleries and studio. This fun arts class will explore art making, art history, and creative expression. For children ages 6-10; all supplies provided.

4 Class Pack/ Monthly: $55 for public, $50 for GDAC members
Individual class $15

Class size is limited; advanced registration required. To register, email education@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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Darla Bostick’s Friday Watercolor Classes in Denton

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DARLA BOSTICK’S WATERCOLOR CLASSES ON FRIDAYS at 9:30am!

LEARN SOMETHING NEW!   (OR LEARN MORE THAN YOU DO NOW) 

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon We usually bring lunch and continue painting until 1 or so. This is an ongoing adult class…new students of any level can join anytime!

COST: The pay arrangement is unique– your 6 session card is $150. Each time you come your card is validated. When the card is full you may buy another card and continue with the class. This allows for the times you may miss and you won’t lose money on those days!  We begin each day sharing what we have painting since the previous class. I paint demos and work the same assignment as the class but this is not a trace and copy class. The assignment is the same for all but the interpretations are very individual. Beginners are welcome! If you already paint, I will be taking you in new directions. We all begin somewhere and we all progress from that point. Through my lessons there is something for everyone, at any level.
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LESSON PLANS:
Each week you get a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. Some of the topics are:
Contour Drawing/Value Study, Smooth transition in shapes/shadows, Complementary Colors, Color Temperature, Texture, White Space, Negative Space Painting, Mood through color and light, Negative Space, Perspective, in Shadows, How to Photo Document Final Piece & Frame, Rhythm and Overlapped Pattern, Landscape in Three Analogous Colors, Cool Subject/Hot colors…Colors You Don’t Expect, Pattern, Contrast, Figure Painting, Neutral Colors and more!

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Every week my class email list gets a note of what we plan to do that week and if special materials are required. I do travel quite a bit and I give my class advance notice if I will not be there…they use the studio space without me on those dates.

ABOUT DARLA:

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 35+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations at North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat for one week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM and once a year I take interested artists (and sometimes non-artists!) abroad for 10-days-2 weeks (Spain, Portugal and this year Ireland). There is also a week here in the US for an art retreat (most usually Branson, MO). I have been teaching at Hobby Lobby for 4 years.

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My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. I would love to share my passion for painting with you!

Call me at 940.320.5660 if you have questions or email darabostickart@gmail.com.   My website is www.darlabostick.com

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Help Create Denton’s Next Iconic Mural!

Open Call for Submissions - January 2017

Nonprofit organization Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) invites proposals for two new public mural art projects in Denton. Please carefully review the guidelines before completing the online submission form. Submissions that do not adhere to the stated guidelines will not be considered. All project specifications and selection information can be viewed on the KDB website.

Deadline is Friday, February 10th. Submissions will be accepted from North Texas-based professional artists with experience in large exterior installations and/or mural work. Submissions must reference one or more of the following concepts: Water, Nature, or Native Denton Trees (i.e., Post Oak trees, Redbud trees). A non-refundable fee of $15 is due per submission.

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Opening Reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 11th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
on January 13, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Gough Gallery, in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201.

Featured artists:
Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Sanger, TX
Ernie Benton, Justin, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Susan K. Boyle, Denton, TX
Eilene Carver, Flower Mound, TX
Gillian Chapura, Denton, TX
Susan Paulson Clark, Dallas, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Audrey Dreimiller, Denton, TX
Kathy Elliot, Garland, TX
Julie England, Dallas, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Curtis Frederick, Rockwall, TX
Mary Golden-Musick, Paris, TX
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX
Amy Jenkins, Saginaw, TX
Navneeta Khemka, Flower Mound, TX
Sudeep Kumar, Farmers Branch, TX
Tonya, Littmann, Denton, TX
Arianna Morales, Denton, TX
Teri Muse, Argyle, TX
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Alfredo Santesteban, Lewisville, TX
Kimberly Schaefer, Denton, TX
Robert, Sparks, Denton, TX
Krispen Spencer, Denton, TX
Gary Uribe, Fort Worth, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
R’Lene Winters, Flower Mound, TX
Deanna Wood, Denton, TX

About the Jurors:
Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.
John Alexander Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas. He has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in printmaking at Cedar Valley College, and has taught at Southeast Tarrant College, Southern Methodist University, and others in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was a member of 500X Gallery and currently exhibits at RO2 Gallery. He served as a representative of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, where he moderated a panel discussion on the future of printmaking in the DFW area.
Taylor’s work incorporates the style of large vinyl murals, prints, and photography. It reflects his many interests in urban landscape at the turn of the 20th century – architecture that is constructed and arranged with modern elements. He creates large wall murals using commercial materials such as vinyl, wood, paint, and illumination. By demonstrating his love of teaching and the joy of making his own art, he pushes students to find their own artistic voice and take on the challenge of being an artist.

The exhibition is on display from January 13 – February 25, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Teri Muse, Exhibition Chair
940-390-1519
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968
VASTarts125@gmail.com

Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202
www.VASTarts.org

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30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition Opening Reception Feb. 3

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


Presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception, Friday, February 3, 2017, 6-8 PM, Juror Awards at 6:45 PM

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

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Building Bridges: A Free Family-Friendly Event leading up to the Denton Black Film Festival – Jan. 21

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Building Bridges: A Free Family-Friendly Event leading up to the Denton Black Film Festival

Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
January 21, Noon -10 PM, FREE, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Join us for film, dance, live music, DJ, visual art, theater, caricature and balloon artists, photo booths, giveaways, face painting, and food trucks! Learn more at dentonbff.com

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Composite of the Soul Opening Reception Jan. 19

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Composite of the Soul Opening Reception | January 19
Join us for the opening of the new multi-media exhibition featuring recent works by Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides in Festival Hall from 6-8 PM. http://dentonarts.com

Local Denton artists Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides are joining together to curate a three-person, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring recent works as well as custom installation pieces. Archer’s wooden sculptures, Black’s large-scale murals and Bereuvide’s A/V components will take over Festival Hall, as new pieces evolve and change over the four month span of the exhibition. The desire for these works is to demonstrate, through personal situations, that we are called to move forward with our lives; we should understand the past, yet strive to build and create a more sustainable future. More events and programs celebrating the exhibition to be announced. 

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Sidewalk Star Dedication honoring Frenchy & Teri Rheault Jan. 13

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Sidewalk Star Dedication honoring Frenchy & Teri Rheault
Friday, January 13, 2017, 4 PM, The Campus Theatre
Please join the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Denton Community Theatre as they honor Frenchy and Teri Rheault for their generous and long standing support of the arts in Denton. A reception with all manner of orange refreshments will immediately follow in the Campus Theatre lobby. http://dentonarts.com

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VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition Jan. 13

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VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Reception, Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM


On view January 14 – February 25, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Free
The Visual Arts Society of Texas presents this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried art work from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 125 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. Learn more at vastarts.org

 

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center http://dentonarts.com
January 20 – June 3, 2017, FREE

Local Denton artists Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides are joining together to curate a three-person, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring recent works as well as custom installation pieces. Archer’s wooden sculptures, Black’s large-scale murals and Bereuvide’s A/V components will take over Festival Hall, as new pieces evolve and change over the four month span of the exhibition. The desire for these works is to demonstrate, through personal situations, that we are called to move forward with our lives; we should understand the past, yet strive to build and create a more sustainable future. More events and programs celebrating the exhibition to be announced. 

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Lil ‘d NYE: Arts & Advocacy Dec. 31

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Lil ‘d NYE: Arts & Advocacy
Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting
the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
December 31, 8 PM – 1 AM, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
This New Year’s Eve, be transported to the glamour of vintage Las Vegas in historic downtown Denton. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Barley and Board. Try your luck at the casino tables in the galleries or be a high roller in high limit lounge. Dance the night away to the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Toast the new year with fabulous prizes and much more! Tickets available at lildnye.com

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A Presentation by Documentary Video Producer and Writer Marla Fields entitled: “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”

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You are invited to a presentation by Marla Fields at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) January monthly meeting on January 5th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

Marla will present film highlights that feature artist and poet Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of visual art and art education during the 19th Century.

Marla Fields has been a freelance video producer and writer since 1994. Ms. Fields is responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains” is her first full-length documentary.

She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-profit status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured.

With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.

Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco,Texas, just north of Dallas.

To find out more about Marla Fields and Artist Frank Reaugh, see: http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/

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

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VASTFEST: Holiday Social and Shopping event Dec. 1

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You are invited to the Second Annual VASTFEST on December 1st, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

VASTFEST is a Holiday Social and Shopping event.

Invite your Friends & Neighbors
This event child-friendly, free and open to the public.

ACTIVITIES:

Time to enjoy friends
Fun
Lots of Appetizers
Music
VAST Members Show and Sale of original artwork, unique jewelry and accessories, crafts, and other small wares.
VAST Members Mini Show

VAST will not receive a commission on work sold. We hope to see you there. For more information about VAST see http://vastarts.org.

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Denton Holiday Lighting Festival Dec, 2

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SPECIAL EVENTS: DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING FESTIVAL

December 2, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201

dentonarts.com/specialevents    https://www.dentonholidaylighting.com/

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Join us on the Denton square as we create holiday arts and crafts from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.

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Call for Entries: VAST 11th Annual 125 Mile Exhibition- deadline Nov. 16

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You are invited to submit artwork for the 11th Annual 125 Mile Exhibition sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST).

Entries due November 16th.

AWARDS
Best of Show $1000
Total cash and merchandise awards $3550

PROSPECTUS
http://www.vastarts.org/images/exhibitions/125-Mile_Exhibition/2017/125_2017_prospectus.pdf

CALENDAR
November 16, 2016
All Entry Fees and Applications are due by US Mail.
All digital images are due via email: VASTarts125@gmail.com

December 2, 2016
Notifications emailed to artists

January 4, 2017
Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 10 am – noon or 4 – 7 pm

January 13, 2017
Reception at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St., Denton, TX from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm

February 25, 2017
Exhibition closes at 5pm

February 27, 2017
Return of Work to Artists 10 am – noon or 4 – 7 pm

JUROR

Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to
experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of
Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.

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Lil ‘d NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY Dec. 31

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Lil ‘d NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY
Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
Saturday, December 31, 8 PM – 1 AM

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton

This New Year’s Eve, be transported to the glamour of vintage Las Vegas without leaving your hometown. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Barley and Board. Try your luck at the casino tables in the galleries or be a high roller in high limit lounge. Dance the night away to the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Toast the new year with fabulous prizes and much more! dentonarts.com

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Super Family Day: Be a Hero for the Arts in Denton Nov. 12

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Enjoy a fun-filled day of celebrating the power of arts in our community! Families are invited to experience a full day of activities including Saturday morning cartoons, comics making, recycled costume contest with SCRAP Denton, and more.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 11 a.m. http://dentonarts.org

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Brooklyn Defender Superhero Pub Crawl Nov. 5

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Brooklyn Defender Superhero Pub Crawl
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
In celebration of the Heroes in the Making exhibition, Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with bars across Denton to host the Brooklyn Defender Superhero Pub Crawl! The Bearded Monk, Mellow Mushroom, Eastside, Oak Street Draft House and Cocktail Parlor, and Harvest House have teamed up with local artists to recreate the Defender superhero. Participants can vote for their favorite artist rendition of the Defender superhero at each bar and can enter to win a costume contest! This free flow crawl will start at the PAAC and end at Harvest House. So suit up, grab a frosty Brooklyn Brewery beer, and DEFEND DENTON!

about the exhibition

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Presented in partnership with More Fun Comics and Games

September 16, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Patterson Appleton Arts Center
$5 special exhibition admission; Free for GDAC members, students, and children under 12

From classic D.C. and Marvel heroes to independent artists and graphic novelists, today comic art surrounds us in print, toys, films, and online. But how do such artists create the heroes of tomorrow? This interactive exhibition brings together original illustrations, published works, scripts, and sketches to explore the history and future of comic production. Enjoy a selection of works from comic masters Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, including such beloved characters as Superman and Silver Surfer. With a “behind-the scenes” focus on how comics are made, visitors of all ages can create their own comics in hands-on maker stations or enjoy their favorite comics in our reading lounge.

This exhibition is organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with guest curator Josh Rose. Josh Rose is an art historian and comics enthusiast. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has held positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Office of Cultural Affairs, city of Dallas. He is currently faculty at El Centro College.

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Teri Muse & Lin Hampton OPEN STUDIOS Nov. 5 & 6 and Nov. 27

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OPEN STUDIOS

Teri Muse & Lin Hampton

The first weekend of November

NOV 5th & 6th, 1 Oam-5pm @

The Red Zipper Studio

4090 D, Trey Lane in Argyle, TEXAS

The last weekend of November Sunday ONLY

NOV 27th, 10am-5pm @ The Red Door Studio 2

736C, Robinson Road, Denton, TEXAS

TERI MUSE

www.TeriMuse.com musetl@hotmail.com 940-390-1519

LIN HAMPTON

www.LinHampton.com linhamptonart@gmail.com 940-442-2422

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First Fridays at the Arts Center in Denton

 

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This year, enjoy First Fridays at the Arts Center as part of the monthly event across Downtown Denton. Each month brings a new experience. Upcoming events include:

November 4 |  Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Celebrate the Heroes in the Making with tours of the exhibition, a costume contest, “cartoonaoke”, and more from 6 – 8 PM.

December 2 | Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Join us on the Denton square as we create holiday arts and crafts from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.

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Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival: October 29th, 11AM – 6PM

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Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival Events at the Arts Center
Saturday, October 29, 11AM – 6PM
11 AM – 6 PM: Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición open to public
11 AM – 12 PM: The Labyrinth Workshop with Teatro Dallas (requires advanced registration; email admin@dentonarts.com)
11 AM – 2 PM: Marigold Maker Station
11 AM – 2 PM: Day of the Dead Parade Puppet Workshop (requires advanced registration; email admin@dentonarts.com)
11 AM – 3 PM:“Pat the Bat” Book Signing with Kent Chapman and Kelly Stribling Sutherland
3 PM: “Pat the Bat” reading with author Kent Chapman

 

 

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16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition entries due Oct. 31

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About the exhibition:

Established in 2001, and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera.

Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition and catalog. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries January 21 through February 12, 2017, with an exhibition catalog available via MagCloud.

The exhibition and endowment were established by alumna Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts. http://www.joyceelainegrant.com/

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and is the largest university for women in the United States. The University’s photography department has a legacy of excellence by empowering students to take risks, establish a broad vision of the field and develop a personal voice and working methodology.

JUROR / DR. JULIA DOLAN:

Dr. Julia Dolan is The Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, where she oversees the research, documentation, and exhibition of the permanent collection of more than 8,000 photographs. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University in 2009, and has worked at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. She has curated and co-curated more than twenty-five exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum including Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy (2016), Force of Nature: Emmet Gowin in the American West (2015), and Richard Mosse: The Enclave (2014). Recent publications include Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 (2014) and The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon (2013).

AWARDS (SELECTED BY JUROR)

– Solo Exhibition at TWU East | West Galleries (2018)
– Coupralux: $200.00 Print Certificate
– Red River Paper: $200.00 Red River Paper Coupon
– Freestyle Photographic Supplies: $250.00 Gift Certificate

-Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Certificate for Epson Professional Inkjet Paper

– Arlington Camera: $100.00 Gift Certificate

Eligibility:

This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.

ENTRIES:

Must be received by October 31, 2016. Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com. Submissions must be individual JPGs sized to 800 pixels on the longest side. Please go to twuvisualarts.slideroom.com [16th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements. Artists may submit one to five images for $35.00 in the Basic Application and one to ten images may be entered for $60.00 in the Expanded Application. Images of accepted entries may be used for publicity purposes and for presentation of the exhibition on the TWU website. All fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment.

SHIPMENT:

Artists whose work(s) are accepted will be notified by December 5th, 2016, and are responsible for shipping expenses. Accepted works must be ready to hang and delivered to the gallery by January 2, 2017. Shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping expenses and reusable packing /crating. No Styrofoam peanuts please. Do not ship glass. Plexiglas only. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artwork will not be returned if prepaid return shipping is not included.

LIABILITY:

Insurance is the sole responsibility of each artist (Texas Woman’s University will not be held responsible for lost or damaged artwork). Work will be handled with utmost care.

CALENDAR:

Slideroom Entries Must be Received by: October 31, 2016 Artists Notification sent: December 5, 2016
Work Received by: January 2, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 21 through February 12, 2017

Gallery Hours: M – F / 9 – 4 / Weekends by appointment

QUESTIONS:

Joy Ellis, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / jellis10@twu.edu
Megan DeSoto, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / mdesoto@twu.edu

SPONSORS:

Arlington Camera, Coupralux, Freestyle Photographic Supplies Imaging Spectrum, Photographic Artists’ Coalition, Red River Paper, Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts

ENTRY: twuvisualarts.slideroom.com

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