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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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