Monthly guest artist presentations
175-Mile Exhibition
Merging Visions Exhibition
VAST Members Exhibition
VAST Annual Calendar Exhibition
Artist workshops
Mini shows during monthly meetings
Denton High School Competition and Exhibition
VAST Artist's Day Out (VADO)
Monthly critique group
Figure drawing workshops
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In order to support our organization’s mission statement and goals, VAST coordinates a number of activities throughout the year.

VAST Monthly Guest Artist Presentations: Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, which include a guest artist presentation featuring an art demonstration and lecture. Presentations are held at 6:45 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (September through May) at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, located at 400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas. The presentations are free for VAST Members and $5 for guests. A student attending with a VAST member (Educator Level) may also attend at no charge.

VAST Mini-Show Competition: VAST members are encouraged to bring a piece of art to our monthly meetings to enter into a member’s choice competition known as the Mini-Show. For the Mini-Show, we vote for our favorite pieces during a break at the meeting. At the conclusion of the program, the artwork that received the most votes wins 1st place, and the artist who created it is named “Artist of the Month.” A 2nd place winner is also named. Once an artist is selected as Artist of the Month, s/he is recused from further entries that year (September through May) and automatically entered into the competition for the VAST Artist of the Year. 

Additional VAST Offerings: VAST also offers bi-annual artist workshops throughout the year, a monthly critique group,  September through May (excluding December), and invitational exhibitions of members’ artworks in the area (libraries and businesses)! VAST also sponsors an annual art competition for Denton County high school art students  with awards.

Memberships are valid from June 1 – May 31st, and there are various levels of memberships available.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Monthly VISION newsletter sent by email
  • Juried exhibition discounts (175-Mile)
  • Workshop discounts and workshop priority
  • 20% discount on full-price purchases at Voertman’s in Denton & Asel Art Supply in Dallas
  • Free participation as available in our December Festival, VASTFest
  • Invitations to exhibit your work in local area buildings
  • Fun and Fellowship with fellow artists, and those who appreciate art!
  • Public listing (including four free images) in the online VAST Member Directory

Memberships are valid from June 1 – May 31st, and there are various levels of memberships available.

To become a VAST Member, CLICK HERE!