Events & Blog

VAST Monthly Meeting (October)

  • Thursday, October 7, 2010

Discussion Guests:

Gary Washmon & Laurie Weller, Texas Woman’s University
Acrylic, Oil & Watercolor

7-9pm, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton
Free for members; $3 for guests

Fiesta on the Square (post event note)

  • Friday, September 24, 2010

Although I was able to attend the event and put up my painting, the evening was cut short due to rain. Booths were closed and many other activities, most of which were scheduled to be outdoors, were cancelled. The artist’s works were safely dry inside the courthouse however.

I was able to meet and greet a few people who came inside to take a look (as well as get out of the rain I’m sure). Those who I spoke to commented on my drawing ability as well as the vibrant colors I chose to use for my I(m)guana Thrive painting. It felt good to step out there and put something up. I was relaxed and felt like my work belonged.

I feel greatful for VAST for organizing these events and providing a showcase opportunity. I am looking forward to taking advantage of my membership with them.

Fiesta on the Square (before the event)

  • Friday, September 24, 2010

Tonight, Denton is celebrating Fiesta on the Square. It’s a local event recognizing the cultural diversity of this city. You can google search to find more info on the event.

My recent relationship with VAST (Visual Arts Society of Texas) has provided an opportunity for me to show some art. The perameters are Latin themed or Festive. I don’t usually have art lying around so I had to come up with something if I wanted to participate. The piece that I will be showing is I(m)guana Thrive. This will be the first piece of art that I will be displaying publicly. Also, the artwork will be up for judging in various categories of which I am unaware.

I feel both confident and nervous at the same time. Confident that I am submitting a good piece of work and nervous that I am putting myself¬†out there¬†in a way that I haven’t done with something so personal. I think the last time I remember feeling this was was when I was working towards getting Mishelle (my wife) to notice me as more than a friend. Hopefully I find similar success with my art and the public eye.

Here’s to adventuring!

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