Call for Entries – 175 Mile Exhibition

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Entries for the 175 Mile Exhibition are due online by the end of the day October 1st.


The 175 Mile Exhibition will take place November 10th at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, TX and be on display for five weeks.


The 175-Mile Exhibition, formerly the 125-Mile Exhibition, was upgraded this year, 2020, to include artists living within 175 miles of Denton, TX. This VAST sponsored event was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional, high quality, juried exhibition for artists to compete and show their work at the Meadows Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory,Denton, TX 76201.


ALL 2D and 3D work. No installations.


All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. NO giclee’ prints. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.

This is a Juried exhibit. Artists may enter 3 pieces for jurying. Entering artists will be limited to one piece selected for possible inclusion in the Exhibition . The entry fee is $30 for VAST members and $35 for non members. Pay using the link on our web site or through your personal Paypal account with your name and “175-mile” in the note box to
or write a check and mail it to VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202.
VAST and the juror reserve the right to reject any work that is not accurately represented by the digital image or is not in compliance with entry regulations.

Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash is a nationally recognized and award-winning artist, teacher and juror. Yarosz-Ash is Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. In 1991, she was selected for the University’s Hardin Professor Award and was a full professor since 1992. From 2002 – 2004, Yarosz-Ash served as President of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society. You can visit her Gallery online at:
In case of closing in the fall due to Covid 19 we will still have an online exhibit!
Please email images of the art work (no frames) you are entering to by October 1st, 2020. Digital images must be jpg files with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height on the longest side of exactly 1800 pixels/or 6 inches. Digital images that do not comply will not be accepted. Catalogs should be available to participating artists during the reception on December 12.
The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center takes a 30% commission on all work sold during the exhibition so price your work to cover this. Work must remain on display during the entire exhibit.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center take all responsible precautions to protect works accepted into the exhibition. Neither group will be responsible for any loss or damage.
Wall-mounted work must be framed and ready for secure installation:
– framed work must have d-rings and wire (no sawtooth hangers) fiber pieces/quilts must have a hanging apparatus able to hang from 1 or 2 nails (e.g. a rod pocket with dowel) other wall-mounted pieces (glass, ceramic, metal, etc.) must have a secure hanging apparatus able to hang from 1 or 2 nails.
Bumpers required for framed pieces
40” maximum width dimension for 2D work
50 lbs. maximum weight for 2D and 3D work
White or off-white mats only
Works on canvas must either be framed or have clean, FINISHED gallery-wrapped edges
Artist name and title of work must be clearly indicated on the back of the work
Work must not have been exhibited in any previous VAST juried exhibition.
Images of award-winning entries will become the property of the Visual Arts Society of Texas for the catalog and other printed material as well as for archives, website, and educational purposes.


(Dates may change slightly)
October 1st, Thursday: All images due online to:
Oct 5, Mon.: Artists notified of accepted work
Oct 9, Fri.: Artists statements and bios due online to:
Nov 3 /4 (Tues/Wed): Take in of art work from 10-5 at the Meadows Gallery, Patterson Appleton Arts Center (PA-AC)
Nov 10 (Tues) Exhibition opens to the public
Dec 12 (Sat) Opening Reception 2-4pm, Awards Presentation 3pm
Dec 12 (Sat) Exhibition closes
Dec 12 (Sat) Return of Work to Artist from 4-6pm
Note: PAAC staff will not accept or return your work to you.
VAST charges $25.00 for work left after specified deadlines for picking up unaccepted or exhibited work.
Mindy Faubion, Vice President of Exhibitions
214-450-2333 or
Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202
This project is supported by VAST members and contributors and in cooperation with the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: Website: