Call For Artists

VISUAL ARTS GUILD OF FRISCO

Stay tuned to this page and our social media pages for updates on CALLS FOR ART!

Upcoming THEMES below for at our partner art galleries:

Texas Title:

Heroes:  Apr 2 – June 4

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Frisco:

Fresh Start Revisited:  Apr 7 – May 19

Watercolor:  May 19 – June 30

Artrageous Revisited:  June 30 – Aug 25

Frisco Dental Studio:

Abstract:  May 5 – June 23

Landmarks:  June 23 – Aug 11

Country:  Aug 11 – Oct 13

Venture X Fairview/Allen

Go Big:  April 14 – July 14

Go Big II:  July 14 – Oct ?

A year in the life of Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF):
  1.  11 Monthly Meetings = Art related topics / speakers / networking
  2.  4 Partner Art Galleries = VAGF rotating themed exhibitions
  3.  4 Juried Exhibitions = Frisco Discovery Center / En Plein Air
  4.  1 En Plein Air Frisco  = 3 day painting competition in Frisco Parks
  5.  Annual Art Appreciation Awards Dinner
  6.  Quarterly Art in the Mayor’s Office solo artist showcase
  7.  Quarterly Art Critiques
  8.  Membership 101 class
  9.  Art Pop-ups:  BLENDED, Frisco Arts Walk/Run
  10.  Art sessions & workshops
  11.  Art in the Arena – Indoor Fine Arts Festival (Booth Registration HERE!)

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco proudly presents partner gallery – Frisco Dental Studio! The theme for this show is “Landmarks” .

Submission is for current VAGF members only. Non-members may participate in the show by joining VAGF online here prior to the submission deadline.

Free submission for up to two images. Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Mixed Media. 

Submit your artworks as JPEG for consideration by June 4, 2024.  Notification of acceptance by June 9.  

https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/VAGF/

Accepted works must be delivered to Frisco Dental Studio at 13030 Preston Rd, Ste 300, Frisco TX 75035 on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and picked up on Sunday, August 11, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A “Meet the Artist” reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Artists accepted to the show will receive calendar invites to these events from vagfsuggestions@gmail.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY:

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

Due to space limitations, art pieces cannot exceed 24 inches in either direction (including the frame).

Frisco Dental Studio Landmarks prospectus

As part of our successful ongoing partnership with the City of Frisco Public Art Program, we’re thrilled to offer one VAGF member the opportunity to display their artwork in the Mayor’s office at City Hall!

Accepted categories are: painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.  A new artist will be selected on a quarterly basis.

Please note: in order to qualify, artists must be current in their VAGF membership.  https://www.vagf.org/about/membership/

Artists who submitted previously to this program and were not accepted will be able to apply for free by using a special code – email info@vagf.org to request the code.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on 1/2” – 1″ canvases should be framed. All the works on 1 1/2” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

All art must be for sale at a price of at least $100. VAGF retains 20% commission from all sales generated through the show.

Artists are encouraged to submit work appropriate for a public area. Art will be on display from June to September 2024 (exact dates to be determined by City Staff). Please note that the art may need to be uninstalled early, depending on the construction schedule at City Hall.

Submission deadline is June 10, 2024. The installation of the artwork will be scheduled by City staff in collaboration with the selected artist.

https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/VAGF/ 

Finalists are selected by a VAGF panel of jurors. Final acceptance is subject to the approval by the City officials.

Art in the Mayors 2

Event name Art in the Arena Frisco
  
Location2601 Avenue Of The Stars, FRISCO, Texas 75034, United States
Date & timeAug 16, 2024 6:00 pm – Aug 18, 2024 5:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time
  
  
Description
The inaugural Art in the Arena Frisco is the first of its kind indoor fine art festival in North Texas located in Frisco, Texas, just 20 miles from the Dallas – Fort Worth International Airport, where artists exhibit their work inside the Comerica Center Sports Arena (home of the NHL Dallas Stars / Frisco Fighters Football / Texas Legends Basketball). On August 17 & 18, Patrons will… + More
Terms and conditionsUp to 60 Fine Art Booth vendors Up to 30 Sponsored Table vendors Artists provide their own set up. Tents are allowed but not required AND only ‘without’ canopy. Artists Please See Registration Rules
 
 
Link to more info and all options
  
Parking instructions
Parking garage and surrounding area free parking for all. * Artists have multiple areas for load in Friday August 16 from 9am -5pm and load out Sunday August 18 from 5pm-11pm)

Open to the first 60 artist vendors who register:  

1. Artist Booth Deadline:  JULY 16, 2024
2. VIP ‘First Look Friday’ donation $50 (Participating Artists, this is included in your booth fee)
3. VAGF Member discount
4. Call for Art (optional) with non-refundable submission fee $15
6. Free General Admission Sat & Sun
7. Sponsor Vendor Table Registration available
8. Musical Perfomance throughout donated by Melody of Hope