Local Revolving Exhibitions


  • VAST members have several opportunities to exhibit work locally: Barnes & Nobles Booksellers (B&N), Denton Community Theater POINTtBank Black Box Theater, Emily Fowler Branch, Denton Public Library (currently under renovation), and The Chestnut Tree. Any member of VAST may exhibit two-dimensional work at any of these locations.

    Barnes & Nobles has room for 6 - 10 pieces; Black Box Theater has room for about 8 to 10 pieces, Emily Fowler has room for 8 – 10 pieces; The Chestnut Tree accommodates 12 - 18 works. The number may vary depending on the size of the works. We feature one artist at a time at B&N and the Black Box, one or two artists at The Chestnut Tree and one artist at Emily Fowler Library.

    Art work may be for sale. You will be asked to prepare labels with title of work, media, price, and your contact information on our VAST label format.

    Locations and Contacts:

    • Barnes & Nobles Booksellers Noble Visions: Gail Cope      (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Denton Community Theater POINTBank Black Box      Theater Outside the Box: Jo      Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Emily Fowler Library Off the Shelves: :Jenna Murray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The Chestnut Tree Art About Town:: Lin Hampton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro

Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) Calendar artists will be exhibiting their calendar art in the VAST Art About Town at The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro November 13th  through January 8th, 2016.  The juried art was chosen by deceased artist and professor, Corky Stuckenbruck and is pictured on each month of the VAST 2016 desktop calendar. The annual calendar is a fundraiser for VAST.

Artists and their works included in the exhibition are: 

January         Susan Boyle, 3 Musicians, acrylic

February        Dawn Swepston, Thorny Weather, oil

March             David Blow, Street Bath, digital photo

April                Jo Williams, Yellow Gift, watercolor

May                 Mary Emerson, Metroplex, watercolor

June               Tonya Littmann, Red Fish, art quilt

July                 Darla Bostick, Sweet Tooth, watercolor

August           Gail Cope, Sunny Dots, acrylic

September     Eloise Sears, DC Dome, watercolor

October          Mindy Faubion, Poms, monotype

November      Ingrid Scobie, Untitled 1, woodcut print

December      Tom Judd, Courthouse, digital photography

The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro is locally owned and is located at 107 West Hickory Street on the Denton Square. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am until 3pm.

 Barnes and Noble Booksellers Noble Visions

Gail Cope

Denton Community Theater POINTBank Black Box Theater Outside the Box:

black box Isabel


Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) member Isabel Cano, of Denton, currently has an exhibition of six acrylic paintings at the Point Bank Black Box Performing Arts Theatre through April 8, 2016.  She has been painting in acrylic for five years and also has experimented with pastel and photography. The paintings on exhibit are from her series “Flowers.”


Cano has been a member of VAST for nine years and served three years on the Board of Directors including a year of service as Vice-president in charge of programs. She has exhibited in a number of the art society’s juried and non-juried exhibitions. She credits the organization with inspiring her to work and develop her skills as a painter. 


Artist Statement:


My series “Flowers” is a study in shape, color, light and shadow. I create these paintings to give the flowers a much longer life, in hopes that more people will get to see the one that captivated me. The purpose of the bigger scale is to create an impact that will force as many viewers as possible, to see the beauty that would otherwise go unnoticed.


I create art to share with the viewer a slice of what and how, I perceive my surroundings.


The Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre.  Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

Emily Fowler Library Off the Shelves

Exhibit at Emily Fowler Library in Denton

January 6th - March 6th 2016

 Lori Maclean

Lori Maclean works as the graphic designer and resides with her family in Duncanville Texas. Lori received her Master’s in Fine Art in Painting from Texas Woman's University in Denton and B.F.A from York University in Toronto Canada. Currently she is in a artist residency program in Dallas. Her work has received awards in regional juried shows. Her paintings are owned by clients in the USA and Canada. Her paintings are frequently on display throughout the DFW area. For information on current exhibit locations, please visit LAM-graphicart.com.


Denton Senior Center

Gail Cope

Gail Cope at Senior Center

My work's main purpose is to remind people that we are all human with every kind of need and emotion. An awareness of other cultures provides an insight into our own, and shows that the culture surrounding us is not the only valid one. The predominant element of my work is the dot or circle, referring to the eternal, and used as decoration in many religions and cultures around the world.

Perri Hamilton

Perri Hamilton at Senior Center

I generally paint in watercolor. The inspiration for my work comes from my garden, the landscape around my yard and my neighborhood. I paint close-up view of plants so that people can appreciate their beauty.