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Mid Month VAST Blast

News and Events
       June 2013
You are Cordially Invited


In Memoriam:
Jo Nash 
Founder of North Texas Area Art League 
(former name of the Visual Arts Society of Texas)
Service to be held June 27
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved member, Jo Nash. Jo was a founding member of our organization and a continuous member since 1975.  

Those who wish to send notes and cards to the family, can send them to Janet Meyers (one of her daughters) at:
1055 Paige St. 
Aubrey, TX  76227
The service for Jo Nash is June 27th at 2 pm at the Midway Baptist Church on 377.  
Jo will be greatly missed.  This year's VAST Members Exhibition is dedicated to her memory.
Membership Dues Can Be Mailed
We are now in VAST's membership 2013-2014 season.
It runs from June 1st through May 31st.  If you have not already done so, please send payment to:
Visual Arts Society of Texas 
P.O. Box 1281 
Denton, TX 76202
The membership form can be found here.
VADO (VAST Artists Day Out) 
Workshop Series

Alcohol Ink Workshop 
with Laurie Henry
Thursday, July 18, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, Craft Room, Center for the Visual Arts
VAST Members $35      
Non-Members   $70 ($35 + VAST
Member dues of $35)
Please contact Mary Emerson, see below.
Laurie paints her colorful paintings on YUPO paper. She more of her work at:

Supply list for Laurie Henry Workshop: 

( Laurie is checking with the distributor to see if she can get Alcohol Ink Set Kits at a cheaper rate. If not, can be purchased at JoAnns) 

91% rubbing alcohol

Yupo paper- Voertman's  located at 1314 West Hickory is less expensive

Plastic such as a plastic ice cube tray or a plastic lid to use as a pallet. (It needs to be non-porous)

Paper towels

Various brushes (Don't bring your best brushes)



Dixie cups or small container to hold alcohol

Pencil and eraser

A plastic lid from a storage box.  (Shoe size or larger is good.)

latex gloves to prevent staining of hands
Don't wear good clothes!
Zentangle Workshop with Susan Thillen, CZT

Thursday, August 1, 
9:30 am - 3:00 pm, 
Craft Room, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton 
VAST Members $40 ($35 + $5 for the Supply Kit = $40) 
Non-Members $75 ($35 + VAST Member dues of $35 + $5 for the Supply Kit = $75)
Supply kit includes: Kit includes micron saguaro pen .01, pencil, stump, 5 tiles, carry bag. The tiles are 5 for $3, if someone wants to get their own supplies. (Usually, it's cheaper to get them from me.)


If you want to attend either workshop, please send a $15 check for one ($30 for both) as a deposit made out to VAST to hold your place to:
Mary Emerson
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd
Oak Point, TX 75068-2235
City of Denton Looking for Proposals 
for Public Outdoor Art Project - 
Bust of Pops Carter
Deadline: July 25, 2013

Outdoor Sculpture: Bust of Pops Carter

Quakertown Park

Proposal Submission Date: July 25, 2013, 2:00 P.M.


"It is the intent of the City of Denton, through the Public Art Committee, to request proposals from artists for a public art project. The public art project will consist of an outdoor sculpture of the bust of the late musician Pops Carter. The sculpture should be representative of the Pops Carter's vibrant music contributions. The project will be mixed medium, free-standing, and three-dimensional. The materials to be used are open, but should be durable and be able to wear well outdoors and over time with proper maintenance. Incorporating a mosaic design is encouraged.


Qualified prospective bidders may obtain copies of the bid invitation with information to bidders, bid proposals, plans and/or specifications at the office of the Purchasing Agent, located at 901-B Texas Street, Denton, Texas 76209 in the Purchasing/Warehouse portion of the Service Center complex." 

For complete information, check here.

Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who might be interested.

Visual Arts Society of Texas 
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2013-2014 Monthly Programs

Sept. 5- Tom Judd, photography

Oct. 3- Nel Byrd, watercolor
Nov. 14- Carolyn Riegelman,           acrylic
Dec. 5- Nora Riley, jewelry
Jan. 9- Rebecca Low, 
      metal sculpture
Feb. 6- Tanya Synar, sculpture
Mar. 13- Deanna Wood,
April 3 - Paula Collins, clay
May 1- John Beasely,   
Meetings are held at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Members: Free
Guests: $3 


2012-2013 VAST Membership Levels

$15 - Student 

$25 - Educator*
$35 - Individual
$45 - Family
$50 - Mary Cassat
$125 - Rembrandt
$250 - Georgia O'Keefe
$500 - Picasso
$750 - Leonardo
$1000 - Michelangelo
$3000 - Renoir
$5000 - Van Gogh

Make checks payable to
VAST; mail to VAST, PO
Box 1281, Denton, TX


*Educator level of
membership entitles
teachers to bring
students with them to
any monthly meeting with
guest fees waived. 
Teachers planning to
bring more than 5 students
to any meeting are requested
to contact Lynne Cox
so the Hospitality
Committee can plan to
have enough refreshments
on-hand at the meeting.
2013  VAST
Artist Day Out

July 18 

Aug 8 
Aug 22

VADO is a day where members may come paint at the CVA from 9:15 - 3, approximately two mornings a month.  There is no instructor, it is not a workshop... just an art gathering. 


You may paint, sketch, quilt, or whatever creative endeavor you desire in the fellowship with your artist friends. Lunch and fellowship are the best parts!

The cost is $10 a year, or $1 a session if you just want to drop in every now and then. Pay with your dues, or you can send $10 to: 

Mary Emerson 
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd. 
Oak Point, TX 75068 
Thank you to the Following Supporters of the Visual Arts Society of Texas

Asel Art

Barnes and Noble Booksellers

The Chestnut Tree

City of Denton

Central Fire Station

Denton Community Theater

Greater Denton Arts Council

Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio

Point Bank 

Recycled Books