Call For Artists

VISUAL ARTS GUILD OF FRISCO

 

In partnership with Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea Shop in Frisco, VAGF presents Art Exhibits at Sweetwaters! The theme for this show is “Love in Bloom“.

Submission is for current VAGF members only. Non-members may participate in the show by joining prior to the submission deadline online at https://www.vagf.org/about/membership/ 

Free submission for up to three images.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Mixed Media. All works must be the original concept of the artist.

If interested, submit your artworks as JPEG for consideration by February 3, 2023.

A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

VAGF retains 15% commission from all sales generated through the show. Pieces must have value of at least $100.

Please email all inquiries to info@vagf.org

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

VAGF is offering our members an opportunity to participate in a Bowl Painting Party benefiting Frisco Fastpacs on February 7th.

We are excited to support a local Frisco charity whose mission is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year they deliver individual, pre-packed meal bags of non-perishable food to all 72 Frisco ISD schools. Each bag contains seven meals for children to have over the weekend. Frisco Fastpacs is a private 501(c)3 non-profit, that operates completely on donations of food and funds from the private sector.

On February 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. we will gather at Make Expressions Frisco (2995 Preston Rd, #1535, Frisco Tx 75034). Each artist will paint a bowl (or a plate) using supplies provided by Make Expressions. VAGF will provide food and drinks for this event. The painting party is limited to the first 20 artists who respond to this call. 

The submission fee of $35 covers your seat at the party, all supplies needed, and your submission of up to two images of your original artwork for additional opportunity to auction at the FEB 23rd fundraising event – (open theme/hanging instructions below for the artworks that would be available for auction at the Empty Bowls event later in the month… more info about the Empty Bowls Event below). 

Submission Deadline February 2nd.

 

EMPTY BOWLS EVENT INFO

Empty Bowls February 23rd is a ticketed event (this is the mian fundraising event for Frisco Fastpacs at Verona Villa in Friso TX) and our VAGF artist’s painted bowls/plates will be auctioned as a fundraiser. 

If you particpate in our private VAGF bowl/plate painting party and uploaded up to two images of artwork you wish to donate for this fundraiser – your art piece(s) will be set up on art panels during the Empyt Bowls event for opportunity to be auctioned off at the event.  The artist will receive 50% of the final price, with the other 50% being split between Frisco Fastpacs and VAGF. If the artwork is not sold at auction, it can be picked up at the end of the event. Pieces must have value of at least $100.

If you wish to attend the main Empty Bowls Frisco event on the February 23rd, you can purchase tickets at $75 each separately.   Volunteering opportunities will be available and posted after the bowl painting party so we know how many persons we need for the artworks auction portion of the evening. 

All submitted works should be framed and 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 dimension (including the frame).

Please plan to drop off your art at Verona Villa on February 23, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Pickup will be arranged depending on whether the artwork is sold. 

Please email all inquiries to info@vagf.org.

 

 

 

 

 

VAGF is offering our members an opportunity to participate in a Bowl Painting Party benefiting Frisco Fastpacs on February 7th.

We are excited to support a local Frisco charity whose mission is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year they deliver individual, pre-packed meal bags of non-perishable food to all 72 Frisco ISD schools. Each bag contains seven meals for children to have over the weekend. Frisco Fastpacs is a private 501(c)3 non-profit, that operates completely on donations of food and funds from the private sector.

On February 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. we will gather at Make Expressions Frisco (2995 Preston Rd, #1535, Frisco Tx 75034). Each artist will paint a bowl (or a plate) using supplies provided by Make Expressions. VAGF will provide food and drinks for this event. The painting party is limited to the first 20 artists who respond to this call.

The submission fee of $35 covers your seat at the party, all supplies needed, and your submission of up to two images representing artworks that would be available for auction at the Empty Bowls event later in the month… more info about the Empty Bowls Event below. Submission Deadline February 2nd.

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

EMPTY BOWLS EVENT INFO

Empty Bowls February 23rd is a ticketed event and our VAGF artist’s painted bowls/plates will be auctioned as a fundraiser.

If art piece is auctioned off at the event, the artist will receive 50% of the final price, with the other 50% being split between Frisco Fastpacs and VAGF. If the artwork is not sold at auction, it can be picked up at the end of the event. Pieces must have value of at least $100.

If you wish to attend the main Empty Bowls Frisco event on the February 23rd, you can purchase tickets at $75 each separately. Volunteering opportunities will be available through a VAGF SignUp Genius Link .

All submitted works should be framed and 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 dimension (including the frame).

Please plan to drop off your art at Verona Villa on February 23, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Pickup will be arranged depending on whether the artwork is sold.

En Plein Air Frisco 2023

In collaboration with Play Frisco – City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Department, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco presents the first-ever “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. 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.

Submission is open to the public; submission fee is $45, and VAGF members 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

Each artist is asked to submit three recent paintings (preferably created En Plein Air) for review. No more than 50 artists will be invited to participate; a panel of scoring judges will review the submissions and select the artists. The payment of the submission fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee final admission.

Submission deadline is February 23, 2023. Artists will be notified of acceptance shortly after the submission deadline, via email.

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

HOTEL INFO:

Artists and visitors may wish to take advantage of the special room rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Frisco North Fieldhouse USA (6070 Sports Village Rd, Frisco, TX 75033) for April 13, 2023, through April 15, 2023. Booking your room is simple. Just follow the link below:

https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/dalffhx-epa-a5e00c78-91a2-44b7-a4b1-8f70a36e02bf/

Important dates, deadlines, and event schedule

Entry deadline: February 23, 2023
Acceptance notice: February 28, 2023
Meet the Artists and Welcome Reception: April 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Frisco North – Fieldhouse USA located at 6070 Sports Village Rd, Frisco, TX 75033
Official Paint Out: April 13 – April 15, 2023
Exhibition open to public: April 13 – April 15. 2023, at The Grove at The Commons
Wet Paint / Quick draw Competition 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: April 15, 2023, at The Grove at The Commons, The Commons Park
Awards Reception: April 15, 2023, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Grove at The Commons
Exhibition ends – Buyers pick up sold artwork 8:30 p.m., Artists pick up unsold work: 8:30 pm, April 15, 2023

Plein Air painting dates back to the French impressionists who left their studios to paint “in the open air.” Plein Air painting is exhilarating and challenging for artists who attempt to quickly capture the light and colors of the scene before them. The French term “plein air” means out of doors and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pieces out of doors rather than in a studio.

There will be a welcome reception as well as a final reception during which wet paint competition art pieces will be auctioned. Awards presentation for the overall three-day artwork and for wet paint competition will take place during the final reception on 4/15. Each day completed Plein Air artwork will be exhibited at The Grove at the Commons and will be available for purchase. All artwork completed during this competition must be for sale.

For more information and details regarding travel, lodging, images of painting locations, etc. go to: www.vagf.org

En Plein Air Frisco 2023 PARTICIPATION RULES:

Participants must be present (no agent) at orientation and participate in all event activities as listed in event itinerary (distributed at orientation)
Paintings must have event stamp and be created during the official painting period to be eligible for awards.
Paintings must be for sale with a $100 minimum price.
Sales split: 15% to VAGF and 85% to the artist.
Minimum size: No side smaller than 8 inches, excluding frame.
Maximum size: No side may exceed 20 inches, excluding frame.
All work must be in gallery quality frames “wired” (no saw-tooth hangers) and ready for hanging.
Gallery wrapped stretched canvas acceptable provided sides are painted for gallery exhibition.
Pick up of unsold work by the artist after the evening reception on April 15, 2023