VAGF Fresh Start Show – Artist Reception Feb. 17

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VAGF Fresh Start Show 2019 is a Juried Show of selected artworks by VAGF members. The exhibits are in categories of Painting, Photography, Sculpting, Drawing and Mixed Media. We are also promoting Young Talents in our Shows. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, February 17 from 6-8 pm at the Art Galleries of the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034). Come and enjoy art, music and some refreshments with us.

Main Juror : Julie Ann Shipp received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing/Painting, and Art History from the University of North Texas in 2000. In December 2005, Shipp completed her Master of Fine Arts in Painting while directing the UTSA Satellite Space Gallery in the Blue Star Arts District of San Antonio. She is the Arts Gallery Director at Collin College and Professor of Art. She teaches drawing, painting, art appreciation, and art history. Shipp is an abstract painter that deals with the concept of capturing elements of transitory space.

Juror ” Art that speaks to me”: Lorie Medina is the Chief of Staff for Mayor Jeff Cheney of Frisco, Texas.  This role was created for Lorie by the Mayor to advise him, drive strategic projects and efforts and produce messaging and communications for Mayor Cheney.

Lorie is a nationally-recognized grassroots political leader.  She’s a published author, award-winning political organizer, runner up for Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year 2010, has advised countless candidates and elected officials, successful fundraiser and has been the regular co-host on a syndicated radio show.  Previous to her career in politics, Lorie worked in telecommunications in several ascending management roles.  Lorie attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts.  Lorie is married to her best friend, Russ, and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Meredith and Elise.  She and her family love Frisco and have called it home since 2004.