Events & Shows

VISUAL ARTS GUILD OF FRISCO

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March

  • March 10 – Meet the Artists “Still Life” Sweetwaters Frisco 3p-5p
  • March 12 – Live Model Draw/Paint session at the Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX.  Register HERE!  *Limited seating*
  • March 18 – Monthly Meeting 7p-9p (doors open 6:30p)

APRIL

  • April 4 & 6 – SAVE THE DATES Still Life Draw/Paint Workshop at Frisco Discovery Center April 4th 5pm – 8pm and April 6th 2pm – 6pm.
  • April 7th Fresh Start Load Out 12pm-2pm
  • April 15 – Monthly Meeting 7p-9p (doors open 6:30p)
  • April 25-27, 2024 In collaboration with Play Frisco – City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Department, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco presents the 2nd annual “En Plein Air Frisco” event!  To register or for more info, please see Smarter Entry

May

  • May 5 – Art Switch Out Frisco Dental Studio 2p-3p
  • May 5 – Meet the Artists “Fresh Start Revisited” Sweetwaters Frisco 3p-5p
  • May 19 – Art Switch Out Sweetwaters Frisco 2p-3p
  • May 20 – VAGF Monthly Meeting 7p-9p (doors open 6:30p)
  • May 23 – Meet the Artists “Heroes”
    5:30p – 7:30p

June

 
  • June 17 – Monthly Meeting at The Gallery 8680 Frisco 7p-9p (doors open 6:30p)

Upcoming Events & Shows

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Visual Arts Guild of Frisco in collaboration with Play Frisco presents: “Art Critiques” at the Frisco Discovery Center in Frisco, TX!  We are offering two evening sessions (March 7th & 8th 6pm-7:30pm) for VAGF member-artists to have a professional art critic provide valuable feedback and interpretations of the artist’s works. 

The first four artists who register for one of these sessions are to bring up to two original artworks to display on easel. (Either in progress or completed) **Artists can select one of the two sessions.

If the sessions are full, please add yourself to our waitlist for the next spot or session to open and you will be first in line. Once you receive your VAGF Art Critique ticket via email, forward a jpg picture of up to two of the artworks that will be critiqued to info@vagf.org “Subject: Art Critique” up to 24 hours prior to your session. All artwork must be for public display, all-age appropriate.

These sessions are open to the public for art appreciation, education, and understanding art on a deeper level. Public seating is limited, a reserve ticket for entry required. Free entry, donations are always welcome.

Artists and Public please RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/843548625647?aff=oddtdtcreator

Our featured art critic is Julie Shipp, the Director of the Art Gallery at Collin College: Artist, Art Educator, Art Curator, and Director of Strategic Partnerships on the board of Visual Arts Guild of Frisco.

Presented by: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2024 from 6pm-9pm
Location: The Gallery 8680 – 8680 E Main St, Frisco, TX 75034
 
Session Description:
Open to artists of any level who want to improve their skills by working from a model. This is not a facilitated class, but a live model session and will be appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
 
$20 for VAGF members, $25 for non-members
 
3-hours session with a model will include several short poses to warm up and a long pose, and in costume!
 
Artist to bring their own supplies (easels, drawing media, paper, paints, canvases)
 
Tables and a few easels will be available (easels available on a first come, first served basis). Feel free to bring a table easel or portable easel, your own snacks/refreshments.

**Limited to 20 seats**
 
meet the artists

Important dates, deadlines, and event schedule:

  • Entry deadline:  March 25, 2024
  • Meet the Artists Reception:  April 24, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TBA, Frisco, TX
  • Official Paint Out:  April 25 – April 27, 2024
  • Exhibition open to public:  April 25 – April 27, 2024, at The Grove at The Commons
  • Wet Paint / Quick draw Competition (Optional sign up at the event. Free for VAGF Members, $10 for guest artists to submit.
  • Awards Reception:  April 27, 2024, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Grove at The Commons
  • Exhibition ends – Buyers pick up sold artwork 8 p.m., Artists pick up unsold work: 8:30 pm, April 27, 2024

In collaboration with Play Frisco – City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Department, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco presents the 2nd annual “En Plein Air Frisco” event!

The event is hosted at The Grove at the Commons, (8300 McKinney Rd Frisco, TX). Juried artists compete for cash prizes totaling $2,000. Artists will paint for 3 days and nights at select locations within the city of Frisco. On day three, there will be an optional wet paint/quick draw competition. All art created during this event must be for sale. A percentage of sales from the exhibition benefits the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco.

       **No images need to be submitted**

Submission is open to the public; submission fee is $55, VAGF members and past participants receive a $10 discount (please email info@vagf.org for the member code). If you would like to join the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, please sign up here: https://www.vagf.org/about/membership

No more than 50 artists will be invited to participate The payment of the submission fee is non-refundable.

Submission deadline is March 25, 2024: https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/VAGF/

3 locations / City of Frisco Parks:

Heritage Museum and historic park: 6455 Page St, Frisco TX

Freedom Meadow at Warren Park: 7599 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco TX

Frisco Commons Park and the Grove at the Commons: 8000 McKinney Rd, Frisco TX

Main Juror:  Maria Haag

Art that Speaks to Me Juror:  Frisco City Councilman, Bill Woodard

For more info:  En Plein Air 2024 Prospectus