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Closing Reception – 14th Annual VAST 175-Mile Exhibition

January 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

14th Annual VAST 175-Mile Exhibition
January 5 – February 19, 2022
Gough Gallery
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201


Closing Reception February 19, 2-4pm
Visit the exhibition in person or online on the Denton Arts page. Artist statements are included with the art.
The VAST award winners will not be announced until VAST’s final reception on 2/19/2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. (awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m.) at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, all artists in the exhibit are asked to remove their artworks.


VAST 175 Mile Show Juror Statement of Soon Y. Warren:
The show displays the strong quality and creativity demonstrated in every painting, making the choosing for awards difficult. My only regret is that I could not choose every painting and give everyone an award, which everyone deserves. Congratulations to all who participate, and painting is a part of their life. It is an honor and privilege as a juror to be part of this wonderful exhibition; celebrating the versatile watercolor medium paintings, created by colleagues who share my passion. Thank you everyone for sharing one’s passion with everyone.


I enjoy painting with passion, as I look for every painting, which I call attitude. When the attitude is combined with any of the following qualities: strong composition, expression of color, confident draftsmanship, or any combination of these elements, it draws my attention. Witnessing the unique perspective of each artist, with emphasis on surprising aspects of otherwise ordinary subject matter, is always invigorating and inspirational. I appreciate how and why one paints rather than what one paints. My goal is to approach each painting with a fresh mind, without any preconceived prejudice, to minimize permeating the bias and subjectivity of human nature in the selection process. I appreciate anyone who dares to put one’s heart on the paper to share with others, as I try to do every painting.


Without hard work and help by the exhibition chair, Gail Cope, and committee of VAST 175 Mile Show, the long process of a juried competition would not have been possible. I express my great appreciation for the committee. Again, it is an honor and a privilege for me as a juror to be part of this wonderful exhibition.


January 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Patterson Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory
Denton, TX United States
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