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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

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

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

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

explore domesticity and memory.

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

opacity.

Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
September.
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Carolstoecker1@gmail.com
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
128.
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

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

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

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

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

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A Presentation by 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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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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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition call for entries

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

August 12 – September 3, 2016, FREE

Opening Reception, Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Visual Arts Society of Texas sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.

Prospectus:

2016 Member Exhibition Prospectus

Artists may enter two pieces for jurying. Each entering artist will have one piece selected for inclusion in the exhibition. The entry fee is $20 for VAST members. JOIN AND ENTER Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join VAST at the time entries are accepted.

CALENDAR

  • August 3 Acceptance of Entries Wednesday Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 8 Pick up unaccepted work Monday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 12 Exhibition opens to the public Friday
  • August 12 Reception 5:30-7:30pm Friday Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • September 3 Exhibition closes at 5pm Saturday
  • September 6 Return of Work to Artists Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm

JUROR Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics within the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, and interactivity. Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in Chicago, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X. In 2015, Colby was awarded the $20,000 Zanesville Art Prize, the most valuable ceramics prize in the western hemisphere.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784

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

Learn more at vastarts.org

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

Best of Show - Karen Jacobi "The Lion"

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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