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:
VAST is participating in a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. "Stoke" is located walking distance from the Patterson Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128.
The following artists are exhibiting and their work will be up for 3 months. A "Meet The Artist" night is this Friday night, February 4 from 6-8 PM.
David Blow: I am photographer/printmaker and Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of North Texas. I have been engaged as a
printmaker for forty five years and exhibited my work in numerous national and international exhibitions including 2014 "All Creatures of our God and King" a one person exhibition at Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas, Texas. In 2013, I had a "Retrospective Exhibition" at the University of North Texas on the Square in Denton. For more information, check davidblow.net
Susan K. Boyle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. After graduation she worked as a commercial artist for several years in Kansas City and in New York City. After changing careers Boyle continued studying art while traveling worldwide. Susan says, "Art is my primary creative outlet, so drawing and painting people has always seemed particularly compelling to me."
Boyle has been exhibiting publicly for over seventeen years. Her work may be seen in private collections across America.
About this Art Series:
This series of ten paintings started with models in the studio. Working from life, Susan K Boyle created sensitive line drawings that she enlarged and transferred to canvas. Boyle's goal was to capture the mood and spirit of the individual with a minimum of lines, marks, and colors. Using simplified forms, and limited colors she created this series of thoughtful figurative work of art. Website: susanboyle.com.
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. She 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 and teaches art at Texas Woman's University and encaustic workshops at her studio and The Encaustic Center.
Art About Town"
exhibition at The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro, on the Denton town square.
The VAST Calendar Exhibition will be up until Feb. 9. James J. Johnson, Jr. will have work up following this display, through May 12.
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.
Coordinator for exhibit: Lin Hampton at
Emily Fowler Central Library
"Off the Shelves" exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library
Isabel Cano's work will be available for viewing through February.
Isabel Cano's Statement: "I create art to share with the viewer a slice of what and how, I perceive my surroundings.
My series 'Flowers' is a study of 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 ones 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."
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.
502 Oakland St., Denton TX, 76201
PointBank Black Box Theater
"Outside the Box" exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Gail Williamson Cope: Exhibition of Animal Series "In Polka Dot Land" is currently on display until February 10.
February 10 - May 12: Students of Jo Williams
An Exhibition of Watermedia
Connie Hamill, Carolyn Johnson, Kimberly Karl, Barbara Lindley, Claudia Lynch, Clint Lynch, Mary Maher, Buster Maloney, Frances May, Diana McGimpsey, Bonnie Merritt, Susan Vaughan
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 & Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.
Lorraine Hayes Exhibiting at the Denton Senior Center
Highland Village-based artist Lorraine Hayes will be exhibiting in the Denton Senior Center from April through June, 2017.
My art covers a wide range of realism and abstraction. The dual purpose of my art is to appeal to the eye and simultaneously to stimulate the mind. My images originate from my travels and in my home environment. I often work from photographs but do not strive merely to reproduce them. Rather I attempt to distill from the scene the elements that attracted me to record them. I like to change the composition as needed to make it more interesting as a painting. I employ shape, color, and texture, including collage, to produce a rich surface that attracts the eye and produces the forbidden urge to touch.
Although I studied all the painting mediums I prefer to paint with watercolor and acrylics. I often thin down the acrylic so they move and merge like watercolor. I also frequently return to printmaking using the collograph and monoprint techniques. There is always a wonderful surprise when pulling a print from the plate after putting it through the etching press!
750 Greenway Ct.
Highland Village, TX
The Denton Senior Center is located at 509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.