We would like to congratulate the 2016 ARTRAGEOUS Show Winners.
BEST IN SHOW
Mike Zapata – Rockport Marina in Spring (photography)
“What I love about this image is that it keeps changing for me, and it keeps me looking. Beautiful photograph that captures a fleeting moment – which I think continues to change even in the still. It makes me think about pulse, then stilts standing on air, then I see water and the suggested reflection/reality. However that is just for a moment, and then what I am looking at becomes foreign again. The photograph has a life of its own. It is a striking image I would like to see on a larger scale.”
Lori MacLean – Garden Series (painting)
“Beautiful use of color and style that is reminiscent of impressionism. I particularly enjoy the variety of hues used to describe the complexity of skin tone. The painting also builds and brakes space in a dynamic way.”
Michael Tucker – The Assimilation of Quanna Parker and His Favorite Wife Teanga on the Comanche Indian Reservation (painting)
“The line quality in this painting is impressive – very charged image with the energy of the lines/brush strokes and subject matter. I really enjoy how this was created, and that I am able to see the process and layering within this painting. It is somewhat minimal, with every aspect playing an important role, but there is also great attention to small details. The subtle variety within the work (such as textural, for example) keeps me investigating.”
“Roger Belveal exhibited some very interesting sculptures that I would like to see more of. The physical qualities of them paired with their subject matter offers a unique perspective. Stay bold.”
We would like to congratulate the 2016 Fresh Start Art Show Winners. The Best of Show honor was given to Anne Royer’s “Odysseus Strings”
Intelligent use of shape and color as if music is flowing through the canvas and curves.
2nd place – Ashley Viller’s “Vixen” –
Captures mystery, darkness, and emotion through use of color and elements.
3rd place – Jane Damon’s “Lavender Lava (?)” –
Excellent use of organic shape, balance, and color.
Honorable mention: Julie Mortillaro’s “Opulence”
Nice crafting of multi-media 3D elements creating a story because of its’ wearer through color, method, and elements.
FRESH START 2016
Artists, along with the community, have embraced VAGF as a hub for creating, collaborating on, and showcasing their works.
Our Fresh Star show is open to the public throughout the month of February at the Frisco Discovery Center. The exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, ceramic and more.
VAGF Newletter – January 2016
The holidays are here, so let’s celebrate…and ring in the New Year with creativity!
January 12, Tues, 7-9PM – VAGF Critique Night
Join VAGF members at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX, for critique night. Bring a finished or unfinished work of art to have critiqued by fellow artists. The VAGF ART show is coming up, so now is the time to review your art, have others give their thoughts on your work and then finish it before the show. We will also have a mini show/raffle. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary). We will vote/draw for a prize at the meeting. Also, come and meet our new officers —
President/Treasurer: Lucy Tolkunova
Vice-President: Paige Prater
Communications: Jane Damon
Exhibition Coordinator: Brenda Thomas
Website Coordinator: Lina Rincon-Hoover
CALL FOR ENTRIES
VAGF Members and Friends show 2016
New Year. New Resolutions. New Goals. New Art
The visual Arts of Guild Frisco’s 2016 juried spring membership show, Fresh Start, will be held February 1-February 28.
Entries will be accepted in the categories od Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Subject matter is open; as the title implies bring in what is new and exciting for you in this New Year.
Entry is Free for VAGF members; entry fee for friends is $30 for three places. Please submit JPEGS to Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than end of day January 28. Include dimensions, medium, title of piece, and sales price. You will be notified of acceptance into the show by January 29. Accepted works must be delivered to the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 Sunday, January 31, between the hours of 12:00-2:00pm. Work may not be removed from the show prior to the Closing Reception, Sunday February 28. Awards will be presented at the Closing Reception Sunday, February 28, 2:00-4:00pm. Artist may remove their work at 4:00pm.
Beginning in January 2015, our monthly meetings have moved to the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00-9:00 pm — Monthly meeting – “Figure Drawing” at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. Free for members. To join or update your membership, click HERE.
Saturdays, October 10 & 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Meet at Simpson Plaza (the lawn in front of City Hall in downtown Frisco) for plein air sketching and painting, weather permitting. Questions? Email email@example.com
Other community Visual Arts events:
- Call for Art: ECOLOGY at thegallery8680 – Deadline for submission – September 11,5PM. See thegallery8680.com.
- October 17 & 18, 2015: ArtSeen Studio Tour – tour artist’s creative spaces all over Frisco. www.artseentour.com.
“Creme de la Creme” Fall Showcase – DEADLINE for submissions 9/30! Submit images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE for VAGF Members. $30 for non-Members. Up to two works accepted.
Drop-off: Sunday, October 4, from 12-2PM, Frisco Art Gallery.
Closing Reception/Pickup: Sunday, November 1, from 5-7PM