Thursday, January 30, 2014

Visual Arts Society of Texas

The Visual Arts Society of Texas, formerly known as the North Texas Area Art League, was organized in 1975. VAST seeks to further community appreciation for and participation in the visual arts, provide opportunities for developing artists’ skills and expression, and offer fellowship with people of similar interests.

This year, Dynasty supported the VAST 8th Annual 125 mile-radius exhibition by donating brushes to an artist with exceptional watercolor skills.  

VAST sponsors this annual event to offer artists—student and professional—within a 125-mile radius of Denton an opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition and to compete for awards. The exhibit provides an excellent opportunity for the north Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by artists in our region. 

Teenage Girl's Treasures 1972
The 125-mile exhibit opened on January 17th and will run through February 21 at the Center for the Visual Arts, Gough Gallery in Denton, TX.  You can view all the winners through the catalogue online as well as seeing the art in person if you're close to Denton.  

We at Dynasty are proud to share the work of Cate Robbins from Celina, TX.  Her winning piece, "Teenage Girl's Treasures 1972" won the FM Brush Company, Inc. Award, a fine collection of several brushes from a few series, including the Faux Squirrel line. 


Cate shares her work with us; "[This piece] is one of a series of watercolors that are portraits of people not of their images but of what objects they leave behind when they leave the scene. In this case things that a young girl in 1972 might have just stepped away from temporarily."

Cate Robbins has been a member of VAST for nine years now, and an artist her whole life.  She is not only an award winning watercolorist, but a fabulous paper maker as well.  You can view more of her work at her website or her painting ETSY store.


Keep Painting,
Karyn

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