VAST coordinates a number of exhibitions each year. Each exhibition contributes uniquely to the mission and goals of VAST. An overview of each exhibition is provided on this page. For information about a specific exhibition, please select the appropriate link from the Exhibitions menu.

Exhibition funding is provided in part by entry fees and contributions from sponsors. VAST receives generous cash and merchandise awards from local individuals, businesses, and national fine artist materials companies. For information about our partners and sponsors, please click here.

175-Mile (formerly 125-Mile) Visual Arts Exhibition
VAST created this exhibition to reinstate our long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried artwork from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 175 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. This exhibition currently takes place in the Gough Gallery, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. [read more…]

VAST Members Exhibition
VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. [read more…]

VAST Mini-Show:
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. We vote on our favorite pieces during the break. 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. The mini-show does not take place during our May meeting when we have our High School Art Competition. Also during the May meeting, past “Artists of the Month” winners bring back their winning artworks, and from these pieces, we vote again to select our “Artist of the Year.” [read more…]

VAST Calendar Exhibition
Each year VAST produces a calendar, our major fundraiser, featuring juried work by our members.  CLICK HERE for more information about calendar artist’ winners and for the purchase of calendars [read more…]

Merging Visions
VAST collaborates with the Denton Poets’ Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original artwork and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This exhibition is held in the Meadows Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center with part of the exhibit traveling to various library locations. [read more…]

Local Revolving Exhibitions
VAST members have several opportunities to exhibit work locally. In our Librairies, some commercial establishments, and public buildings. Any member of VAST may exhibit two-dimensional work at any of these locations. Please contact the President or any member of the Board of Directors for specific information. [read more…]