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Monthly Meeting
Monday September 17, 7-9 PM

3rd MONDAY of each month

Frisco Fine Arts Gallery, 7227 Main Street Suite 400 Frisco, TX 75034
 

Create small artworks for the Kid’s Holiday Store 

Come join us as we create small works of art for the Kid’s Holiday Store. The VAGF  will supply small canvases, acrylic paint, and brushes. If preferred, bring your own art supplies for oil or watercolor paintings.

Kid’s Holiday Store is a part of Merry Main Street event. This special store gives children ages 3-12 the chance to shop for moms and dads. Nothing in the store is more than $5 and in prior years all artworks were sold.

Artworks donated by VAGF members in 2017

 

And we will have a mini-critique during the evening, so bring a piece of artwork for friendly feedback. Framing isn’t necessary and works in progress are acceptable. We’ll draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join us for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are always welcome.

NOTE: if you are interested in doing a presentation at our monthly meeting please contact us at info@vagf.org (put Monthly Meeting Presentation in the subject line).

Monthly Meeting new Location


Monday August 20, 7-9 PM

At  Frisco Fine Arts

7227 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75034

 

3rd MONDAY of each month

 

The Art of Repurposing Books by Keith Kriegel

Our August meeting will feature a presentation from VAGF member Keith Kriegel. His sculpted books won multiple awards in local art shows and he will share his art of book carving. Keith will discuss how over the last four and one half years he has been repurposing books. How he decides which books, how to present the book, start cutting into it and create a unique piece of art. And of course he will bring several to view.

And we will have a mini-critique during the evening, so bring a piece of artwork for friendly feedback. Framing isn’t necessary and works in progress are acceptable. We’ll draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join us for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are always welcome.

Monthly Meeting
Monday July 16, 7-9 PM

3rd MONDAY of each month

Expedition Frisco, 9073 Berkshire Dr., Frisco Still Life -

 

Artists Reception

It’s summer and we are combining our July meeting with the opening reception of the beautiful Expedition Frisco art exhibit.
We welcome you to invite your friends, bring an appetizer to share and join us for a evening of artistic  fellowship!

 

And we will have a mini-critique during the evening, so bring a piece of artwork for friendly feedback. Framing isn’t necessary and works in progress are acceptable. We’ll draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join us for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are always welcome.

NOTE: if you are interested in doing a presentation at our monthly meeting please contact us at info@vagf.org (put Monthly Meeting Presentation in subject line).

ARTRAGEOUS - Art Juried Exhibition - 2018

We believe art is all about capturing new ideas in one form or another and showing the world the awesome creativity within these amazing Artworks.

This year we have two amazing judges Barbara Mason & Tammy Meinershagen.

Barbara Mason will be the juror for all the categories of the show.

Barbara feels her form of communicating with the world is through the expression of art. She enjoys freely expressing the magnificent abstract and intricate qualities of each subject that inspires her.  Pastels and Watercolors are among nature’s brightest and transparent examples of color. They allow her to create captivating combinations as they shift between high contrasts, complex compositions. Barbara feel as if nothing compares to capturing the magic in a still life painting, serenity of nature’s full light, or the crisp elegance of the waves reflecting the newly breaking sun, or the sultry charm hiding in shadows of a portrait or the harsh landscape against a gentle sky.  She combines hyperrealism with vibrant color and abstract forms to put a modern twist on the traditional classic images. With each layer of extraordinary detail and color, her intent is to capture the viewer’s curiosity and imagination as the paintings come alive on the surfaces. Each painting is a visual documentation of her journey as a painter.

Born and raised in the Midwestern United States she learned to appreciate the beauty and details in the smallest subjects. Growing up in an urban populated inner city she longed to see the open sky vista and vast ocean and landscape terrain. As an adult she began to travel and fulfill her childhood desire to explore, paint, experience areas around.  Barbara has traveled extensively all over the world to gain inspiration for her artwork. In addition to traveling throughout the United States, she has traveled to North and Eastern Africa, Greece, Italy, France, Barcelona, Spain, Northern and Southern Mexico, Turkey, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.

Barbara’s artwork is collected nationally and internationally by hospitals, businesses, public art programs and private patrons. Barbara’s artwork was recently exhibited at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. She is a Signature member of The Pastel Society of American & the Pastel Society 0f the Southwest, and a recent graduate of The Business Council for the Arts (North Dallas Chapter). As a Business council for the Arts Alumni Barbara works closely with the organization and board to fulfill its mission to bridge creativity with commerce within the North Texas art community. Barbara is the owner of Dragonfly Studio Creations art gallery/studio, and Ndueseason Greeting Card Company. Barbara is a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, Artist of Texas and other local art organizations. She has exhibited her artwork in Springfield, Peoria, Batavia, Chicago, and Bloomington, Illinois: Cleveland , OH.;  Atlanta and Norcross GA.; Las Vegas, NV.; Philadelphia, PA.; Wilmington, DE.; Frisco, Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Garland, Houston, Clifton and San Antonio, Texas; Wichita, Topeka and Salina, KS.; Detroit, MI; California; Virginia; New York; New York; Rosemary Beach and Pensacola , Florida; Charleston, SC. and Albuquerque New Mexico, Carefree, Arizona and more.


Tammy Meinershagen, Executive Director of Frisco Arts. She will be in charge of selecting a new award category. It is the Honorable mention award for 'Artwork that speaks to me'

Named the 2017 "Spirit of Frisco" by the Chamber of Commerce and 2018 "Best
Advocate for the Arts" by Frisco STYLE Magazine, Tammy Meinershagen is the
leading voice of arts advocacy in Frisco and the Executive Director of Frisco
Association for the Arts. As a professional musician, Tammy believes that
exposure to and experience of arts and culture are essential to the health of each
individual, as well as the community as a whole. Her work in the arts has been
featured on Good Morning Texas, Channel 8 News, Dallas Morning News, Frisco
Enterprise, Community Impact, KVGI Radio, KRLD News Radio, Radio Luz,
Dallas' Korea Daily News, and more.

 

 

 

 

Please note that starting April 2018 our monthly meetings will be held on 3rd Monday of each month. Members and visitors are always welcome!

Call for Artists

Call for Artworks! The VAGF is looking for artworks to be displayed May 19 - August 19, 2018 at Launch Pad City. Paintings, drawings, mixed media and photography artworks.
The theme of the exhibit is: City Life. Buildings, landmarks and unique perspectives on life in Frisco (of any city); city events (sports, concerts, festivals, and other activities).
Submission deadline: Sunday April 29, 2018
See https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/vagf# for more details.

 

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