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2016 CARA Award honoring Sandra and Randy Robinson May 20

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2016 CARA Award honoring Sandra and Randy Robinson
Friday, May 20, 7-9 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX

The prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievements in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. One CARA is awarded yearly to an individual or business, recognizing the cumulative achievements made throughout the year or a lifetime. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Reservations are strongly recommended; for tickets email admin@dentonarts.com

For more about the arts in Denton, see dentonarts.com

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NEW GRANTS PROGRAM

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The Greater Denton Arts Council has launched a new and improved Arts Grants Program this spring, expanding it to include ARTIST MICROGRANTS for individual Denton artists and COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS for non-profit arts organizations.

In order to further fulfill our ongoing mission to support the arts, the Arts Council has streamlined the application process, increased fundraising efforts, and opened eligibility to include local artists working in any medium.

Successful grant applicants will be awarded a maximum of $500 per artist or $5,000 per organization to support arts-related projects and programs in Denton County. Applications are currently available online at dentonarts.com/grants. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on April 29, 2016.

For more information about the Arts Grants Program, or to find out if you or your organization is eligible, go to dentonarts.com/grants.

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VAST Merging Visions opens April 15 in Denton

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MERGING VISIONS 2016

Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
April 15 – June 5, 2016, FREE

The Visual Arts Society of Texas collaborates with the Denton Poets’ Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original art work and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This exhibition is held at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center with part of the exhibit traveling to various library locations.

The opening reception — also free and open to the public — will be held on April 15th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information see http://vastarts.org/index.php/exhibitions/merging-visions  and http://dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com/merging-visions.html

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Denton ISD Elementary and High School Art Shows

 

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Youth Art Month
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton
March 1 – March 26, 2016, FREE
National Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. Families and children can enjoy the work of Denton Independent School District Elementary school students in this charming exhibition.

Annual Denton High Schools Art Show
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
April 5 – April 29, 2016, FREE
Discover the works of talented Denton Independent School District High School Art students.

http://dentonarts.com

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International Nightscapes: Bob Chilton Reception May 5

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First Fridays at the Arts Center
International Nightscapes:

Recent Works by Bob Chilton Opening Reception
Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, FREE, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton. Learn more at dentonarts.com

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For more about the artist, see his website: http://www.bobchilton.com/

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Arts Open Call Marketplace Sales

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX

March 4 – April 16, 2016, FREE

Arts Open Call welcomes artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, approximately 200 artworks were submitted. Selected works will become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Shop and learn more at dentonarts.com

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The Greater Denton Arts Council Presents: 2nd Annual ARTS ALL NIGHT

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2nd Annual ARTS ALL NIGHT

Friday, April 1, 6 PM – 6 AM
$10 for public, FREE for GDAC members and children under 12
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Celebrate the arts ALL NIGHT with the Greater Denton Arts Council! Dance the night away with Brave Combo and Jessie Frye and enjoy performances in the galleries, artist demos, family art activities, flashlight tours, films, storytelling, karaoke, food trucks, and much more! For details, visit dentonarts.com

 

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WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS: Fundraiser & Happy Hour Celebration at Dan’s Silverleaf

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WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS: Happy Hour Celebration at Dan’s Silverleaf
Tuesday, April 12, 5-7 PM, Free for WILD WOMEN OF THE ART, Dan’s Silverleaf

The Arts Guild and Greater Denton Arts Council’s newest fundraiser WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS is a fun and easy way to make an important contribution to the arts of our community. Since 1980, the Arts Guild and the Greater Denton Arts Council have given over $1.5 million dollars in support to local artists.
This spring, The Greater Denton Arts Council is seeking 100 WILD WOMEN to support the arts. Mix and mingle with 100 of Denton’s wildest arts lovers and enjoy music, drinks, and more! Since 1980, the Arts Council and the Arts Guild have given over $1.5 million to the arts of Denton. By becoming a WILD WOMAN FOR THE ARTS, 100% of your $100 donation funds grants to support the artists and arts organizations of Denton.

Learn more at dentonarts.com/wild_women_for_the_arts

If you are ready to become A WILD WOMAN please download our online registration form and send to admin@dentonarts.com or mail to

WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory
Denton, TX 76201

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Arts Open Call presented in partnership with 35 Denton

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
March 4 – April 22, 2016, FREE
Arts Open Call welcomes hundreds of artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, approximately 200 artworks will be selected for exhibition and sale. Selected works will also become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council. The opening reception on Friday, March 4, will feature performers from 35 Denton music festival and is open to all participating artists, their guests, and the public.

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Thin Line Fest Photography Festival Feb. 17 – 22 in Denton

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
February 17 – 22, 2016; FREE

The 2016 Thin Line Photography Exhibit is a competitive and curated festival, which will showcase the best and most promising talent in Texas and beyond. Selected artists will have their work displayed in print and digital galleries featuring works in the 2016 categories of Natural Beauty, It’s About People, What Moves Us, There’s a Thin Line, and Zef. Additionally, the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center will also host Thin Line educational workshops and local film screenings including a visual history of Denton, Texas 2015 called “Our Town: Denton.”

The 9th Annual Thin Line documentary Film Fest will take place at Campus Theater February 17-22, 2016. Thin Line will show one-of-a-kind documentaries from around the world at affordable prices. All-Access, Film and Day passes are also available for the ultimate Thin Line festival experience. Please visit www.thinline.us for more information and scheduling details. http://www.thinlinefilmfest.com/

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Arts Open Call Presended in Partnership with 35 Denton

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March 4 – April 16, 2016; FREE

Opening Reception March 4, 5-6 PM Artists and Members Mixer, 6-8 PM Public Opening

Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Arts Open Call welcomes hundreds of artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, over 100 artworks will be selected for exhibition and sale. Selected works will also become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council. The opening reception on Friday, March4, will feature performers from 35 Denton music festival and is open to all participating artists, their guests, and the public.

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29th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition

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Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
February 5 – April 1, 2016

$5; FREE for GDAC members, children under 12, and students with valid ID

February 5, 2016 | Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Award Ceremony 6:45 p.m.

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 29th annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, this year’s call for submissions drew over 800 entries by artists from over 40 states. Juror Elizabeth Kozlowski, former curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, has selected over 60 works for this year’s exhibition. Tickets for special exhibitions are available for purchase at the Welcome Desk at the Arts Center.

http://www.dentonarts.com/exhibitions/

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VAST’s 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

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Best of Show – Karen Jacobi “The Lion”

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition is on display in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, through February 21st.

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, TX, to compete and show their work.

This regional exhibition features 30 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX. They were selected by Juror Dr. John Marcucci from 155 entries. Some of the winners include:

Best of Show: Karen Jacobi with “The Lion” (Oil on fabric)
1st Place: Martha Underriner with “Aging Memory” (Stoneware and wood)
2nd Place: Kenna Prior with “Floating Kites” (Monotype)
3rd Place: Laura Carter with “Unfinished Business” (Mixed Media)

Of the 30 exhibition artists, 15 are members of VAST. They are: David Blow (Hickory Creek), Deborah Boschert (Lewisville), Darla Bostick (Denton), Nel dorn Byrd (Aubrey), Gail Cope (Farmers Branch), Kathy Elliott (Garland), Angelia Ford (Lake Dallas), Lori Garner (Argyle), Tonya Littmann (Denton), Lori MacLean (Duncanville), Tesa Morin (Denton), Heather Pregger ( ), Kenna Prior (Denton, Laurie Weller(Denton),), and Deanna Wood (Denton).

Juror Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.

Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.

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Building Bridges: A Community Celebration Jan. 23

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A Pre-Festival Event co-sponsored by Denton Black Film Festival and the Greater Denton Arts Council
January 23, 2016, 10 AM – 9 PM
$10; Advance Purchase, students and senior discounts, Children under 12 FREE
Patterson-Appleton Art Center
10 AM – 1 PM | Children’s Programming featuring Exhibitors’ Art, Comic Books, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Crafts, Storytelling, Dance Workshop & Dance Performance by TWU Students, Free Children’s Films, Art Contest Postage Stamp Winners Announced
1-9 PM | Exhibitors’ Art, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Caricature drawings, Panel Discussion with Q&A on Art and Community, Free Films
5 PM | Adult Happy Hour (Beer and Wine), Spoken Word, Music with performances by Texas Brew Crew, Boombachs, Katina Butler, Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse, and more

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10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition and Opening Reception Jan. 15

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The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition will open on January 15 with a reception from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX., and will run through February 21.

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, TX, to compete and show their work.

This regional exhibition features 30 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton. They were selected by Dr. John Marcucci from 155 entries. The media is diverse with a range of 2D and 3D work.

Of the 30 exhibition artists, 15 are members of VAST. They are: David Blow (Hickory Creek), Deborah Boschert (Lewisville), Darla Bostick (Denton), Nel dorn Byrd (Aubrey), Gail Cope (Farmers Branch), Kathy Elliott (Garland), Angelia Ford (Lake Dallas), Lori Garner (Argyle), Tonya Littmann (Denton), Lori Maclean (Duncanville),Tesa Morin (Denton), Heather Pregger (Fort Worth), Kenna Prior (Denton), Laurie Weller (Denton), and Deanna Wood (Denton).

Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.

Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Contacts:

Rebecca Barham, Publicity Director, 940-565-4405
Jo Williams, President, 940.383.1092
Angelia Ford, Exhibition Chair, 214.536.4635

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Presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert at the VAST January 2016 Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. for a presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert.

Ms. Boschert will share her most recent art quilts and talk about how she developed her own personal style. She will share examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She will tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Deborah’s quilts incorporate layers of fabric, paint and stitching. She often includes personal symbols like stones, houses, handwriting and leaves. Her work has been published in many books and magazines and her art quilts have been included in international exhibits and galleries. She is the host of the Quilting Arts DVD Workshop: Contemporary Fabric Collage.

Deborah is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cup of coffee. Deborah lives in Lewisville with her husband and two kids.

To find out more about Deborah, see: http://deborahsstudio.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

The presentation is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. For more about VAST, see vastarts.org.

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Call for NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS! Arts Open Call – Deadline Dec. 31

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CALL FOR NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS! The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Arts Open Call, an exciting new exhibition event that benefits local artists and community arts programming in North Texas.

Arts Open Call will host an interactive installation of approximately 200 works which will be displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, now the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Works will also become part of our online marketplace to promote the sale of each piece.

Additionally, the exhibition will provide the back drop for concerts, performances, and events at the Arts Center March 4 – April 17, 2016 including the 35Denton music festival. Thousands of visitors and online buyers will gain exposure to this singular exhibition and the opportunity to purchase high quality local artwork from North Texas artists.

Any type of two-dimensional media is eligible including paintings, drawings, prints, and photography. Artists must reside in the DFW/North Texas region. The exhibition will be on display March 4 – April 17, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas. Entry deadline is December 31, 2015 with a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three entries. An online submission form is available at dentonarts.com/arts-open-call.

For more information and full prospectus visit dentonarts.com

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CALL FOR NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS | Arts Open Call 2016

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CALL FOR NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS!

March 4 – April 17, 201

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Arts Open Call, an exciting new exhibition event that benefits local artists and community arts programming in North Texas. Arts Open Call will host an interactive installation of approximately 200 works which will be displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, now the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Works will also become part of our online marketplace to promote the sale of each piece. 
Additionally, the exhibition will provide the back drop for concerts, performances, and events at the Arts Center March 4 – April 17, 2016 including the 35Denton music festival. Thousands of visitors and online buyers will gain exposure to this singular exhibition and the opportunity to purchase high quality local artwork from North Texas artists.
Any type of two-dimensional media is eligible including paintings, drawings, prints, and photography. Artists must reside in the DFW/North Texas region. The exhibition will be on display March 4 – April 17, 2016 at the Patterson Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas.Entry deadline is December 31, 2015 with a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three entries. An online submission form is available at dentonarts.com/arts-open-call

For more information and full prospectus visit dentonarts.com
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December 31, 2015 | Deadline for acceptance of entry materials online
January 15, 2016 | Notifications sent to all artists
February 5, 2016 | Artist contracts due
February 16 – 19, 2016 | Artwork delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas
March 4, 2016 | Opening Reception
March 4 – April 17, 2016 | Arts Open Call exhibition
April 20 – 22, 2016 | Artwork to be picked up by artists/purchasers

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Award Winners in the 2015 VAST Members Exhibition

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Robin Butt, “Mendocino CA” – Grand Prize Winner

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 26th Annual Members Exhibition is currently on exhibit at UNT on the Square,109 N. Elm St., Denton. This is the first year for the exhibition to be held at the UNT on the Square gallery. The exhibition is juried, and prizes totaling $2,650 in cash and merchandise have been awarded to the winners including a $750 Best of Show to Robin Butt. A total of 66 VAST members have work in the exhibit.

Mark Smith, currently a senior professor of painting and design at Austin College was the judge for the exhibition

From a press release for UNT: According to Smith, VAST is an organization that is integral to the vitality of the Denton arts community. “I don’t know if there is an analogous organization in the DFW area,” Smith said. “It is exceptional for its kind.”

Also, for the first time this year, an award titled “Pride of Denton Award” was selected by Denton Mayor Chris Watts.

The exhibition is dedicated to long-time member and past President, Claude Cheek.

–From the list at http://vastarts.org/index.php/41-exhibitions/annual-vast-members-exhibition/444-award-winners-in-the-2015-members-exhibition

Awards:

  • Best of Show Jeanne Heartsill Memorial Award: Robin Butt
  • First Place PointBank Award: Yun Jung Lee
  • Second Place Gail Cope Award: Maya Joubert
  • Third Place Carmen and Jervis Underwood Award: Lori MacLean
  • Fourth Place Gail Cope Award: Teri Muse
  • Claude Cheek Memorial Award: Lori Garner
  • Pride of Denton Award (chosen by Mayor Chris Watts): Judith Smothers
  • Honorable Mention 1 Mary Sigle Memorial Award: Julie Covington
  • Honorable Mention 2 Pauline Morris Memorial Award: Tonya Littmann
  • Honorable Mention 3 Carol and Dave Rowley Award: Kenna Boles Prior
  • Honorable Mention 4 Barbara Evans Award: David Blow
  • Honorable Mention 5 SOHO Salon: Jessica Pullings

Merchandise Awards:

  • Prismacolor Award: Kathy Elliott
  • Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Becca Hines
  • Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Nel Dorn Byrd
  • Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Gift Certificate: Deanna Wood

A People’s Choice Award provided by Asel Art will be awarded at the close of the exhibition. Exhibition catalogs will be available at the September 3 VAST meeting at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts.

The exhibition is presented with the support of UNT on the Square. VAST also receives support from the Greater Denton Arts Council.  Major sponsors for the exhibition include Gail Cope, PointBank, Randy Robinson (President – Denton Market), Bobby and Mary Morris, Carmen and Jervis Underwood, Barbara Evans, Carol and Dave Rowley, SOHO Salon (Caranina Lavender, owner), Prismacolor (Shelley Minnis, representative), and Jack Richeson & Co. (Darren Richeson).

The exhibit runs through August 22; gallery hours are Mon. – Fri., 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00.

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2016 VAST 125-Mile Exhibition deadline Nov. 18

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2015 Best of Show10th ANNUAL 125-MILE

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION 
January 15 – February 21, 2016 
Opening Reception January 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30pm
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton
Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory
Denton, Texas 76202
This art exhibition is for all artists living within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX.
Deadline: November 18, 2015
Juror: Dr. John Marcucci
Fees: 3 images can be entered; $20/Students, $30/VAST Members, $35/Non-members
Awards: Best of Show $1,000; $3175 Total Awards
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Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.
Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.
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Important Dates to Adhere to:

November 18, 2015
All Entry fees and Applications are due by US Mail. All digital images are emailed to VASTarts125@gmail.com
December 2, 2015
Notifications emailed to artists
January 5, 2016
Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Center at 10am-noon or 4pm-7pm
January 15, 2016
Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
February 21, 2016
Exhibition closes at 5pm
February 22, 2016
Return of work to Artists at 10:00am-noon or 4:00-7:00pm

Questions? Contact Angelia Ford, 125-Mile Chair, at 214-536-4635 or 2016vast125mile@gmail.com

For full details, check prospectus here.

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Kamme Art Gallery & Studio Grand Opening

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Kamme Art Gallery & Studio in Sanger, Texas is having its Grand Opening Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 6-9pm.

https://www.facebook.com/KammeArt Located at 304 Bolivar, Sanger, Texas (940) 300-6551

Jay Ybarra from Houston will be the Feature Artist with his soulful paintings along with Kathleen Mekailek (Sanger) painting/ photography, Daren Fagan (Highland Village) upcycled metal sculptures, Linda Chidsey (Dallas) jewelry/ copper and raku sculptures, Collen Drew (Highland Village) jewelry, Michael Leza (Denton) wood transfer photography, and Mary Becker (Sanger) pottery/ sculptures. Come join us for an evening of art, food, wine, music and fun!

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Cosmic Visions: Works by John Calabrese

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The Greater Denton Arts Council invites you to explore Cosmic Visions, an exhibition of over thirty original graphite works by John Calabrese. Beneath their classically calm beauty and romantic atmosphere, Calabrese’s drawings depict figures in surroundings that are realistic and appealing to basic human instincts. 

Dr. John Calabrese received his PhD in Comparative Arts from Ohio University and a MFA in Painting and Art History from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is currently Professor of Art History at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Cosmic Visons will be on display in the Gough Gallery through September 13 – 2015 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. To learn more, please visit dentonarts.com

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North Texas Book Festival names finalists for book awards

NTBFlogoNonprofit North Texas Book Festival named the finalists of its annual book awards. The winners will be announced at Book Trails Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton.

2015 Finalists (alphabetical order by author name):

Children’s Books, Ages 1-6:

“Annie’s Secret” – Lyn Gray

“The Worst Day Ever” – Debbie Reece

“Tator’s Swamp Fever” – Diane Shapley-Box

Children’s Books, Ages 6-12:

“The Porch” – Merrilee Franklin

“MJ’s New Friend” – Judy Ann Lowe

“Unlucky Lolabug’s Luckiest Day” – Beth Ryan

Young Adult Fiction:

“Girls and Gunsmoke” – Mikki Daniel

“Finding Hope in Texas” – Ryan T. Petty

Adult Fiction:

“The Throwaway Son” – Fred L. Funk

“Stein House” – Myra Hargrave McIlvain

“Return to Quail Crossing” – Jennifer McMurrain

Adult Nonfiction:

“Giving Myself Permission” – Pennie Murray

“Unexpected Texas” – Tui Snider

“Connecting Happiness and Success” – Ray White

Poetry:

“Idealism is an Attractive Flower” – Oneida Morningstar Cramer

“Constant State of Leaping” – Karla K. Morton

“Cowboy Rhymes n Dreams of Other Times” – Elaine Fields Smith and others

The book awards are part of a weekend of activities. The North Texas Book Festival event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the center, and the public is welcome; more than 50 authors will sign and sell books, and there’s no admission charge.

For more information, go to ntbf.org.
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Jeff Good – Can Artists Paint Loose?, a Presentation at the VAST March 5th Meeting

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What:  Jeff Good – Can Artists Paint Loose?, a Presentation at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March 2015 Meeting. vastarts.org

When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201

 

Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) for a presentation by Watercolor Artist Jeff Good. Mr. Good has been a practicing Architect for 35 years and he enjoys painting, primarily in watercolor. Jeff began painting while he was a student at the University of Kansas. He sketches and paints during his frequent travels.

Jeff is a Principal in the firm Good, Fulton and Farrell Architects of Dallas and splits his time between Dallas and Vashon Island, Washington. Jeff has had numerous exhibitions including international exhibitions in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. Jeff is also a member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Northwest Watercolor Society. He has studied under the following teachers: John Salminen, Mel Stabin, Jerry Stitt, Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet. Jeff says of painting: “The act of capturing the moment with pencil and brush imprints the memory of the place and day far more than merely observing or taking a photo. The real benefit is in the doing rather than the final product.”

To find out more about Jeff Good, see his website:  www.jefflgoodart.com

The presentation is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.

Jeff Good Can Artists Paint Loosely 300 dpi

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VAST Contacts: Jo Williams, President, 940-383-1092 Rebecca Barham, Public Relations, 940-565-4405, rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Materials: Hard & Soft opens Feb. 6

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The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 28th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

February 6 – April 2, 2015

February 6, 2015 Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards announced at 6:45 p.m.

 

This exhibition, which has run continuously since 1987, was the idea of local artist, Georgia Leach Gough. The name, Materials: Hard & Soft, refers to the entire range of fine craft. This competition and ensuing exhibition still draws the attention of fans of contemporary craft across the country. In 2006, the Texas Commission on the Arts designated this show as a “must see” exhibition in Texas. It is one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country.

The juror this year is Ana M. Lopez, a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia. Ana organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ annual conference and served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft. She holds a MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. Ana is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she teaches The History of Crafts.

This year, we received entries from 222 artists from all over the country, with a total of 592 pieces. Our juror chose 70 pieces for the exhibition.

As usual, the work submitted stretches the typical definition of craft. Typically, craft is defined as having a functional purpose to separate it from fine art. While there may be a reference to a purpose, these artists have stretched the boundaries of the craft definition. The skill of the artist in manipulating their chosen material is readily apparent. This opportunity to see first-hand the mastery of technique and manipulation of material draws viewers from many parts of the country.

The quality of work, as well as the duration of this exhibition, promotes Denton’s extraordinary artistic community. Drawing exhibitors and visitors nationally advances the perception that for two months Denton showcases the best craft in the country. The excellent work continues to stretch the boundaries of artistic expression. The member’s ppening reception is Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, recognition of awards at 6:45 pm.

To obtain additional information about the exhibit either visit the GDAC’s website, www.dentonarts.com, or call 940-382-2787. The Meadows Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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