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VAGF sets new goals to promote Visual Arts in Frisco

Celebrating their members, donors, partners and their passion for promoting and educating on visual arts, the VAGF Celebration event was the place to be for all art lovers to discover how the organization plans to support and expand their goals to keep growing the art community in Frisco.

An installation with digital projections of 50 of their members artworks, an exhibit with 12 art pieces of past winners of their juried shows and with the unveiling of a new logo and branding, the visual arts guild of Frisco offered to all the attendees an energetic evening full of art talk, friendship and news.

With a community canvas on which to draw a circle with paint, the attendees were greeted. This was a circle that later showed them the base concept of the new logo, an endless spiral of brushstrokes that represents our community and how we all get together for the art.Lina Rincon, President of the VAGF greeted everyone and turned the evening over to Ron Hoover, Director of Governance, where he shared with all of us the past results of the VAGF and what is coming in the future. During the presentation, the Board was joined by Chris Duncan, Owner and Executive Director of Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts along with Steve South, Co-Owner and CFO, to announce the winners of the VAGF-FSMPA Paul Cezanne Student Art Scholarship. The scholarships were presented to Soomin Oh and Clare Reeder, who will received a full year of art classes, with all expenses paid, and participate in 3 art shows that the school organizes during the year.

Talking about what is upcoming, the Créme de la Créme invitation was shared and the Jurors were announced. Kristin Rivas, President of the Dallas Arts Dealers Association and Director at Samuel Lynne Galleries will be the shows Juror, and for the award “Art That Speaks to Me” we are glad to have as the Juror our Mayor of Frisco, Jeff Cheney.

After the presentation, the new image of the organization was live as their new face on the website and social media. All that was left was celebrating arts and enjoying good food, wine and a signature VAGF drink that everybody loved.

Special thanks to our partners and our sponsors for the night DiMario’s Restaurant, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Soulscape Fine Art as well as the Lincoln Experience Center for their Support.

It was definitely an evening to remember. A new act was unveiled and a new goal is set for the improved VAGF to take Frisco art community to the next level.

VAGF supported the 2019 Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day with fun face painting!

The Heritage Association of Frisco organized the Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day on September 28 to see what life was like for the cowboys along the Shawnee Trail. The half-day long event offered something for everyone and all the buildings in the Heritage Center were opened so everybody could enjoy them. Approximately 3000 people attended this incredible event.

Our volunteers lead by our Director of Community Outreach Deepa Koshaley were there bringing color and fun with some creative face painting. It was a fun afternoon for the family cowboy style.

Looking to volunteer in one of our events and programs? Feel free to contact us via volunteer@vagf.org , there are a lot of opportunities to give back through art.

Doug King told us to be intentional with our media approach at our September Monthly meeting

A new monthly meeting was held at the Frisco Fine Art Gallery, this time Doug King talk to us about the diversity of platforms and publications available to reach out to promote our artwork. The Media is expecting a new story to capture their eyes, for that, King mentioned the importance of knowing ourselves and our work to be be able to talk and express who we are.

Thank you Doug King for the beneficial information you gave us! We learned how to approach editors and get published in different outlets, how to be engaged not just in creating our artwork but in the business aspect of it, how to be intentional and organized in our art career and much more! Great advice indeed!

Randy Jacobs (Frisco Fine Art), we can’t thank you enough for being a great host for our monthly meetings at Frisco Fine Art Gallery! Your providing us with this beautiful venue and your continuous support is very much appreciated!

Art in the Mayor´s Office new exhibit featuring artist Suad Bejtovic is on Display.

Our collaboration with Frisco Arts continues with the “Art in the Mayor´s Office” program, a call to our member artists to submit their work for consideration to be exhibited in the Mayor’s office. Another great opportunity we offer during the year for our community of artists.

Congratulations to our member Suad Bejtovic for being the selected artist of this quarter. Bejtovic brought to display his amazing photography.

We thank Mayor Jeff Cheney for his continued support to VAGF and the arts in Frisco; we’re very honored to be partners in this program, which brings awareness to the amazing talent we have in our city. Our appreciation also goes to Stephen Ross, Public Art Coordinator for facilitating all of this and making it happen.

Watch out for the next call for this program and the opportunity to bring your works of art to this space. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our opportunities.

Join the “Crème de la Crème” of art in our upcoming Juried Show opening October 20.

It is time to exhibit the best of the best, the call for “Crème de la Crème” was a total success and with all honesty the selection is amazing, truly outstanding.

With an open theme, the call encouraged Texas artists to create their best piece to participate in our Juried Show and qualify for cash prizes in different categories. The exhibition will not be far from that, we have the best of the best pieces in and you will be delighted by the diversity and quality of each artist.

The Juror for the show is Kristin Rivas, current President of the Dallas Arts Dealers Association (DADA) and Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries. As usual we will have a special Juror to select the “Art that speak to me”, for this show we will have the Mayor of Frisco, Jeff Cheney.

A unique opening event, full of style and with the best expressions of art in each piece, “Crème de la Crème” promises to be an exhibition not to be missed where the passion of the artists are taken to another level admiring the talent and challenge of self-improvement behind each artistic practice.

Be sure to be at the Frisco Discovery Center on October 20th for the opening night and go with your best style to join a “Crème de la Crème” gathering.

“Creations 2019” was an exhibit of color and excitement at One River School Art & Design.

Continuing with our commitment to promote our community of artists, we joined the One River School of Art & Design to carry out the exhibition “Creations 2019”, which opened last Thursday, August 8 in a pleasant meeting between artists, visitors and local students .

The sample was full of color and various techniques. This was an exciting opportunity, every day we are opening doors to fill Frisco with art, and we appreciate the support of institutions such as this that allow the talent behind each of the pieces to be shown even more, contributing to the artistic movement of our city.

Don´t miss this wonderful collective of art. The exhibition will continue open until September 27 in the school hall.

For more images of the exhibit go to our Gallery HERE

Art Week for Frisco Family Services and Hope Fellowship Church during their Summer Lunch Program

VAGF is so excited to announce that for the third year in a row we are partnering with the Frisco Family Services and the Hope Fellowship Church to do an Art Week as a part of Summer Lunch program.

First day of Frisco Family Services Art Lunch Camp. The volunteer artists from VAGF, work with the children to created an Eric Carle ” Very Hungry Caterpillar” collage and painting and had face painting


Great help from Hope Fellowship Church who gave out lunches and drinks, and lead the kids playing soccer.


4 more days to go learning about famous children’s book illustrators.
Special thank you to our volunteer VAGF artists: Teresa krieger, Frinchie Collins, Medina wong, Joan Sumner, Denise Lion.

Find more photos of this great activity in our gallery by clicking HERE.

Our organization is always open to help and share art education to the community. If you want to contact us to be part of one of your program, we will be glad to talk to you, please contact us via email info@vagf.org

Copyright and fair use workshop was a total success on our July monthly meeting

Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 15, 7-9 PM

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

Again with a full house, the new workshop of the lawyer Sammetria Goodson, specialized in art laws, ” Copyright and fair use” was a successful meeting to discuss the copyright and fair use of images that artists and designers must take into account during their practice and the construction of their business. Many times we are exposed to infringe the rights of others or realize that the images we publish have been used for different purposes from which we have conceived.

An interesting conference, full of questions and answers and real cases to discuss among the attendees showed us important notes to always have with us in mind to keep us on track and avoid legal problems.
This is the second time that lawyer Sammetria Goodson accompanies us in our monthly meetings. We are very thankful for her support to our organization and artists.

Our search continues to bring you topics that give you support in your artistic career, be aware of our meetings that take place on the third Monday of each month. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay aware.
Do you want to send us a conference proposal for monthly meetings? Write us at info@vagf.org

Thank you

I feel so proud to see the response from our Visual Arts Guild members and guests. We are growing every day because of your support. Thank you to my team because you all are working hard to accomplish our mission of supporting and providing opportunities for our local artists to shine. 
I welcome all our new members to the visual arts community in Frisco.  I’m looking forward to working together to further events in our flourising city.

Lina Rincon-Hoover
President, VAGF

 



Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 19, 7-9 PM

3rd MONDAY of each month

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

Presentation from Denise Lion 

Our November meeting will feature a presentation from guest speaker Denise Lion.
Denise will share how she got into art and why her art evolved into what it is today. She will explain the idea behind her pieces in relation to the rapid rise of the technology and will talk about the use of technology to create art.

Come to join us for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are always welcome.
We’ll also 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.

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).

Showcase at Frisco Fine Art Gallery

We are very excited to announce that we are extending our deadline for the Showcase at Frisco Fine Art until November 09, 2018.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase your artwork, be at the gallery, mingle with potential costumers.
One easel, one Artwork.
People want to hear your whole story, build a presence in our community and start to be recognized as a local artist. Remember to also bring print materials like business cards and flyers. Don’t underestimate the power of word of mouth – chat with people you never know who can be interested in your work.

 

VAGF in the Mayor’s Office!

It is our pleasure to announce a new partnership the VAGF has with Mayor Jeff Cheney’s office and the City of Frisco Public Arts Program, which gives our artists the opportunity to display their artwork in the Mayor’s office.  
 
We are honored to be part of this initiative and we thank Mayor Jeff Cheney for his support to VAGF and the arts in Frisco. Our thanks also go to Stephen Ross, Public Art Coordinator, for facilitating this partnership.
Congratulations to Teresa Kreiger, our own VAGF Director of Volunteers for being the first to have her beautiful artwork in the Mayor’s office.