Art ExhibitionJune 20, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will host Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, a group exhibition, from July 26 through August 16, 2017.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 27.

The works from this exhibition were selected by Dr. Clair Robertson, Professor of Art History at Collin College.

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco provides a peer network for both established and emerging artists, as well as beginning artists and art lovers. Founded in 2001, VAGF has grown to become a vital part of the North Texas arts community. Each year, they host numerous art exhibits, workshops and educational lectures for our members and the public. VAGF also has visiting artist’s talks, networking groups, and critique circles and help each artist advance their knowledge and connections within the art community. For more about VAGF, see the website

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.



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Art show, Opening reception

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Opening Reception


We are happy to announce Round 2 of The Roots Exhibit!

The Roots Bar in Frisco Square wants to create a unique, vibrant space exhibiting work by local artists. Really nice place and artworks look great there. Round 1 went well with one artwork sold.

If you are interested in submitting for the next round, please complete submission form and email it to the by November 12, 2016 (put Roots in the subject line). Download the form by clicking on the link below:

Due to space limitation we will not be able to accept artworks larger than 48’’ (width) x 50’’ (height).

You will be notified of the acceptance by November 17; artworks are to be delivered to The Roots on November 19 between 12:30 – 1:00pm. The exhibit is open to the VAGF members only; $5 for each accepted artwork.

Frisco Arts at HALL Sip Wine Lounge
November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Crème de la Crème

Please join Artists Reception this Sunday to enjoy art, music, and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Opening reception will be held at Frisco Discovery Center, Sunday, 16th October from 6:30 to 8:30 pm



VAGF Fall Show at Frisco Discovery Center
Call for Entries
Fall show titled Crème de la Crème will be held from October 2, 2016, through October 30, 2016.

This show will be featured during the Artseen studio Tour.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The subject matter is open. All works must be the original concept of the artist and must not have been previously shown in a VAGF show.

If interested, send completed submission form with up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG to for consideration by Sunday, September 25, 2016. Include dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted work. Click and download the submission form.

You will be notified of acceptance into the show by Friday, September 30, 2016. Accepted works must be delivered at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 on the Take In date and time.

Timeline for the show
Submission: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Acceptance: Friday, September 30, 2016
Take-in : Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Artists Reception : Sunday, October 16,2016, 6:30-8:30PM
Take-down : Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Entry Fee
Show is free for the VAGF members. Join the VAGF now for only $15 to receive members benefits through the rest of the year.

Gallery Requirement
Entries must be completely prepared for secure installation with wire taut on the back. No saw-toothed hangers accepted. Gallery wrapped canvases are acceptable with painted edges. 3-D works should be ready to display. Entries that are not properly framed or have no wire for hanging will NOT be accepted into the show.

The show will be juried by one or more visual art professionals. There will be an award for Best of Show and additional awards for top choices.

The VAGF will notify artist of any prospective sales. The VAGF requests a 20% commission from each sale generated during the exhibition, and the City of Frisco requests 10% for a total of 30%.

For any queries feel free to send an email at
The VAGF Fall Show will be held October 2 – October 30; more details to come. Note: show is open for members only. Join the VAGF now for only $15 to receive members’ benefits through the rest of the year.

VAGF-Artwork submission form






How to prepare your Coloring Book




We would like to congratulate the 2016 ARTRAGEOUS  Show Winners.


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.”



Honorable Mention
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.”




Honorable Mention
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.”




Honorable Mention
Roger Belveal
“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.



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.

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VAGF Entry Form

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



VAGF Members and Friends show 2016

Fresh Start

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 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

Other community Visual Arts events:

  • Call for Art: ECOLOGY at thegallery8680 – Deadline for submission – September 11,5PM. See
  • October 17 & 18, 2015: ArtSeen Studio Tour – tour artist’s creative spaces all over Frisco.

“Creme de la Creme” Fall Showcase – DEADLINE for submissions 9/30! Submit images of your work to

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

Juror: TBD


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