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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


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
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!
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
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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Visual Arts League of Lewisville Fall Meetings & Exhibits

The Mission of the Visual Art League is to promote the visual arts through education and exhibitions for the enrichment of the individual and the community. The Visual Art League supports the visual arts by providing the facilities for instruction in wide-ranging aspects of the arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and fine crafts, and providing gallery space for exhibitions in a variety of media.
The Arts Center is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Lewisville Arts Council and the City of Lewisville.
VAL Meetings and Artists’ Talks/Demonstrations
2nd Tuesday, Sept. 12 — Members’ Meeting, 7pm, MCL Grand
  Vote for new board members.
Guest Speaker:  Brandi Cooper  Subject:  Hands On Zentangle
2nd Tuesday, October 10 — Members’ Meeting, 7pm, MCL Grand
Guest Speaker:  Bev Boren  Subject:  Plein Air Painting

Schedule of VAL Exhibitions 
GALLERY:  Fresh Ideas 2017, VAL’s annual juried show

August 5 – September 9
Strike: Monday, September 11 1-5pm
HALLWAY:  “Make A Statement”
art addressing an issue important to the artist.
Strike: Monday, September 11 1-5pm
    August 30 – October 28
HALLWAY:  Artist’s Choiceany type or subject of art that

the artist wishes to present
September 13 – October 28
Intake: 5 – 7pm MCL Grand Classroom 3, prior to theSeptember 12 members’ meeting
Please help hang the show on Wednesday, Sept. 13 1-4pm. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you!
SHOWCASE: Holiday Themed Art
November 1January 2
Intake: October 28

Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern Schedule
208 E Main St, Lewisville

To get into the rotation for the Tierney’s exhibit
please contact Darla Bostick at darlabostickart@gmail.com
August 27 — October 29
Rachel Smith – west dining room
Nancy Busey – bannister
Barbara Barnett- hallways
Swirl Bakery
3634 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound
Show your art at Swirl Bakery! The Art Show Proposal and Questionnaire that you need to fill out and submit for acceptance can be found on our VAL website at http://visualartleague.org/community-exhibits


or by downloading here:
Contact Melissa Norwood if you have questions at

The artist showing her work currently is Rae Pleasant.  Rae uses mixed media in her work. She will be showing at Swirl through the second week in September. Let’s support Swirl Bakery for offering us this opportunity by stopping by to see the art and enjoy a pastry or lunch!
Greater Lewisville Community Theater
160 West Main Street, Lewisville, one block from the MCL Grand
Congratulations to Nancy Busey on the sale of her art 
at the theater in August!
Artwork hangs in the theater lobby for people to look at during intermission or before the show starts.
All art work is to be for sale and artists do not have to pay a commission! Best of all, someone at the theater handles the sales for us. What could be better!?
The criteria is for paintings, drawings, photography, etc., to be hung, no larger than 18×24.  Ten pieces total from different artists are needed for each play.
If interested, please…
Contact R’Lene Winters at rlene@texesa.com
The following artists are exhibiting their artworks at the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre during the run of the play, “A  Flea in Her Ear” from September 1st through September  17thl
Darla Bostick, Daren Fagen, Jackie Haugen, Brent Boudreaux, Alfredo Santesteban, Irma Murray, Becky Kerbow, Carole Petulla, Linda Chidsey and Patricia Bailey.

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