CALENDAR dates may change slightly   CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF FORM 

August 9 – Please note the date has been extended

All images are due online Monday, August 9 2021

Entry is only online this year!

In case of closing in the fall due to Covid 19, we will still have an online members exhibit!
If you want to submit 2 pieces of art then it needs to be digital. We have extended the deadline until Monday, August 9.  If you do not want to submit a digital image, then you may bring one piece of artwork to the take-in on Sept 14/15 in the Meadows Gallery for installation.
Please email images of the work you are entering to Entries deadline August 1. Digital images must be jpg files with 300 pixels per inch resolution and width and/or height on the longest side of exactly 1800pixels/or 6 inches. Digital images that do not comply will not be accepted. Catalogs should be available to participating artists during the reception on Dec 11.
The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center takes a 30%  commission on all work sold during the exhibition.
VAST and the PA-AC take all responsible precautions to protect works accepted into the exhibition. Neither group will be responsible for any loss or damage.
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 NorthTexas community to appreciate the high-quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.
All 2D and 3D work. No installations.
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or other image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. NO giclee’ prints. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.
●Wall-mounted work must be framed and ready for secure installation:-framed work must have d-rings and wire(no sawtooth hangers)-fiber pieces/quilts must have a hanging apparatus able to hang from 1 or 2 nails (e.g. a rod pocket with dowel)-other wall-mounted pieces (glass, ceramic, metal, etc.) must have a secure hanging apparatus able to hang from 1 or 2 nails
●Bumpers required for framed pieces
●40” maximum width dimension for 2Dwork
●70 lbs. maximum weight for 2D and 3D work
●White or off-white mats only
●Works on canvas must either be framed or have clean, FINISHED gallery-wrapped edges
●The artist’s name and title of work must be clearly indicated on the back of the work. Work must not have been exhibited in any previous vast juried exhibition. Images of award-winning entries will become the property of the Visual Arts Society of Texas for the catalog and other printed material as well as archives, website, and educational purposes.
August 10 notification of works accepted

Sept-14 -15 Take in of artwork 10-4

Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Sept17 Exhibition opens to the public

Dec 11 Reception 2-4 pm

Awards Presentation 3 pm

Dec 11 Exhibition closes
Dec 11 Return of Work to Artist4pm
Note: PAAC staff will not accept or return your work to you. VAST charges $25.00 for work left after specified deadlines for picking up unaccepted or exhibited work.
Artists may enter pieces for jurying. Each entering artist will have one piece selected for inclusion in the exhibition. The entry fee is $20 for VAST members. Pay using the link on our website or through your personal PayPal account with your name and “Members Exhibition” in the note box to or write a check and mail it to:
VAST, PO Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202.
Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join VAST at the time entries are accepted.
Dues: Individual $37, Family $47, Educator $27, Student $17
Membership includes:
●Guest artists’ demonstrations/lectures featured at monthly meetings
●7 monthly mini-competitions for VAST Artist of the Year Award
●Vision, the VAST e-newsletter
●Regional juried exhibition discount
●Member’s exhibition eligibility
●Local revolving exhibition
●Critique group opportunities
●Asel Art Supply, 20% discount on full-priced items
●Voertman’s Denton, 20% discount
●Artist-Day-Out opportunities
●Discount on VAST workshops
Best of Show $500
1st place for 2D, 1st place for3D, $400
all other awards can go to either 2D or 3D.
Total cash and merchandise awards $3300.
The 2021 exhibition will be held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, located at400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

CALENDAR dates may change slightly

For catalogs from past Members Exhibitions, click HERE.

VAST sponsors an annual exhibit of its memberships artwork in Denton. The member’s exhibit showcases the diversity of talent in two categories of work: two-dimensional and Three dimensional. Both cash and merchandise awards are made. To become an exhibit sponsor please Click Here for more information.

Please check back here to view the upcoming plans for the member’s exhibit. In the meantime please enjoy browsing through our catalogs of past exhibits. A prospectus for the next member’s exhibit will be posted

● Guest artists’ demonstrations/lectures featured at monthly meetings
● 7 monthly mini-competitions for VAST Artist of the Year Award
● Monthly door prizes for members
● Denton County high school art competition
● Vision,​ the VAST e-newsletter
● Opportunity to advertise in the newsletter
● Regional juried exhibition discount
● Member’s exhibition eligibility
● Local revolving exhibitions
● Workshop discounts
● Critique group opportunities
● Asel Art Supply, 20% discount on full-priced items
● Voertman’s Denton, 20% discount
● Periodic art material information
● Artist-Day-Out opportunities
● Networking and fun!