ABOUT DARLA BOSTICK

Darla is a Denton, TX resident with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University. She has been involved in the arts since that time as an art educator in IA, AZ, NM, MO and TX. In her personal work she finds the greatest challenge and satisfaction in watercolors and photography. Recently she has been involved in public art works in the North Texas cities of Fort Worth, Grand Prairie and Frisco and also Washington, D.C. Love of travel is evidenced primarily in her photographic images which later inspire paintings in watercolor or mixed media. Since painting on site is not always convenient when traveling, Darla uses her camera as a sketchbook to capture the colors of a region, its architecture, unique landscapes and the people’s daily lives. She has traveled to more than 65 countries at last count. She was President of the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth 2010-2014 and has served on their Board for 8 years in various capacities.

 

PAINTING

Darla regularly participates in solo exhibits for watercolor, mixed media and photography throughout the North Texas area and her art work has appeared in several publications, web pages and television. She has been published in “Art Educator”, "Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisans, Vol. I", on the covers of “Denton Connection” and “Denton Scramble” magazines and has been featured numerous times in calendars for the Visual Arts Society of Texas and Irving Art Association. Each year she publishes a calendar featuring her paintings. Darla's work has been included in juried national and international exhibitions in TX, CA, LA, OK, AR, KS, NC, AZ, MN, RI, NC and MS with awards! Her major emphasis is color, line and value. Her work currently hangs in private collections worldwide.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Her “First Impressions of China” photo exhibit traveled widely throughout the North Texas area and garnered several awards with images featured in the “The Dallas Morning News” travel section as well as “Life Images” magazine. “Images of the Emerald Isle” followed and was featured in the Focus Gallery at Irving Art Center as part of their Celtic Christmas Celebration. She has had several solo photographic exhibits in the North Texas areaMany of Darla’s photographs have won awards in juried competitions across the state and are part of private collections.

DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Darla is active as a painter, photographer and instructor for several art associations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Any given month her art work is in public view and has been shown at museums, galleries, theatres, banks, restaurants, hospitals, a television station, a nursery, meditation centers, coffee houses, a courthouse, civic governmental building and even a car dealership. Recognized as a painter/educator, she has also judged art venues.

In 2008 Darla began what has become an annual event: a week-long workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM using un-traditional techniques in watercolor. This October workshop/retreat combines photography, watercolor and mixed medias and has attracted artists in the US from coast to coast and Canada. In 2018 a second week was added in June as a multi-media week-long workshop. Beside workshops in Texas and New Mexico, she has taught workshops in Arizona, Missouri and Kansas.

In 2015 she began her Art Adventures Abroad with a 2-week program in Spain...one week in a villa on the coast and one week in Barcelona. In April 2016 she took a group to Portugal followed by Ireland in 2017 and Denmark and Germany in 2018. Don't miss 2019 is Dordogne Region of Southern France (with gourmet meals cooked for us and transportation to a different village each day). Contact Darla to be placed on the email list for future trip details or retreat/workshops. 

PUBLIC ART

Darla participated in “Million Bones” in Washington, DC to bring awareness to current world wide genocide. Her photograph was a used as a reference material for the mosaic columns holding up the Chism Trail Tollway in Fort Worth, TX exemplifying the natural wildlife of the Trinity River making her part of a beautiful public art thoroughfare. Her art was also chosen and now appears on a traffic signal box in Grand Prairie, TX at Carrier Parkway and Arkansas Street. In the Lewisville, TX Medical City Grand Performing Complex a collective effort by 8 artists includes Darla's canvas of Texas Wildflowers. Most recently work will be part of the City of Frisco, TX Public Art Program at the George A Purefoy Municipal Center.

MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), Denton, TX: since 2004
  • Visual Arts League (VAL), Lewisville, TX: since 2004
  • Irving Arts Association (IAA), Irving, TX: 2006-2012
  • Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas (VACD), TX: since 2005
  • Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA), Plano, TX: 2007-2008; since 2012
  • Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA), Fort Worth, TX: since 2008 **
  • Acadiana Arts (AcA), Lafayette, LA: 2009
  • Southwestern Watercolor Society, TX (SWS): since 2009**
  • American Watercolor Society (AWS): since 2011
  • Texas Watercolor Society of Artists (TWSA): 2010-2012
  • CLICKS (a North Texas Area PHotography Organization): 2011, 2012
  • San Diego Watercolor Association: 2011-2013
  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America: 2011, 2013
  • Oklahoma Arts Guild: 2013-2015
  • Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS), Richardson, TX: since 2013
  • Watercolor Association of Houston (Wa-SH), Houston, TX: since 2014
  • Red River Watercolor Society, MN,  2015
  • Louisiana Watercolor Society (LWS) since 2015
  • Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), Frisco, TX; since 2017
  • SouthWest Artists, Inc, AR; since 2017
  • ** Signature Status

 

 

 

 “Art is Life! It reflects our emotions and experiences.

 

Painting and photography allow me to show how I see the world.”

 

                      ~~Darla

 



PUBLISHED

  • 2018
  • Visual Arts Society of Texas Juried Art Calendar ("Berries and Blooms")
  • "Time 2018: A Calendar of Original Art by Darla Bostick"
  • Included in a you tube video for Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections VIII"
  • 2017
  • "Xian Warriors, China", a watercolor, is included in the 3017 Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 35th Anniversary Catalog
  • "Time 2017: A Calendar of Original Art by Darla Bostick"
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections VII"
  • 2016
  • "Time 2016: A Calendar of Original Art by Darla Bostick"
  • VAST Juried Art Calendar ("Agave Shadows")
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections VI"
  • 2015
  • VAST Juried Art Calendar ("Agave III")
  • VAL Juried Art Calendar
  • "Time 2015: A Calendar of Original Art Work by Darla Bostick"
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections V"
  • 2014
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections IV"
  • "Time 2014: A Calendar by Darla Bostick" published/available online by www.lulu.com
  • Featured artist in Suzanne McNeill's "Zentangle 9" book
  • 2013
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections III"
  • "Best of Worldwide Artists, Volume I" by Kennedy Publishing, 2 page spread includes 3 watercolor paintings
  • "Time 2013: A Calendar by Darla Bostick" published/availbale online by www.lulu.com
  • 2012
  • Summer Issue National Watercolor Society Newsletter, Article and image featured with traveling NWS Show 
  • June: Featured Artist, Judson's Outdoor Art Outfitters, website article
  • "Time 2012: A Calendar by Darla Bostick" published/available online by www.lulu.com
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections II"
  • 2011
  • "Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry, Collections I"
  • IAA 3rd Annual Calendar, “Wagon Wheel, Ghost Ranch”
  • “Time 2011: A Calendar by Darla Bostick” published/available online
    http://www.lulu.com/content/legacy-lulustudio-calendar/darla-bosticks-art-calendar/9843949
  • VAST 2011 Calendar
  • 2010
  • VAST 6th Annual Calendar, “Sticks and Stones” chosen by juror Laurie Weller
  • 2009
  • IAA 1st Annual Calendar, “Peonies in Pink, Lintao, China”
  • VAST 5th Annual Calendar, “Lemons”
  • 2008
  • “Life Images” Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, Somerset Printing, April 2008; “The Blessing” Photograph
  • Denton County Master Gardeners “Walk Through the Gardens Tour” publication materials, cover of brochure & posters 2005-2008
  • Fall, Irving Community Television, feature on “First Impressions of China” station exhibit
  • 2007
  • "Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisans, Vol. I" by Kennedy Publishing, 2007; Featured piece "Agave"
  • “Denton Connection” May issue 2007 (front page & inside spread)—Master Gardeners Walk Through the Gardens Tour” photos
  • May, Irving Community Television arts program, “Agave”
  • “Denton Record Chronicle” 10 May 2007; photos for Master Gardeners Tour
  • VAST 2007 Calendar: June, “Agave”
  • “Dallas Morning News” Life/Travel section front page, 9 Apr 2006, “Serenity, Beijing, China”

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/040806dntrapic.10a2a396.html

  • 2006
  • “Denton Scramble” April 2006 issue cover; “Backyard Beauties”
  • “Art Educator” School Arts, Vol. 81, N7 pgs 21-23, Mar 1982
  • VAST 2006 Calendar

AS AN INSTRUCTOR

Group photos below are from workshops taught at Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe and Abiquiu, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ; Topeka, KS. 

 

  • Sept/Oct 2018: Darla's 12th Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat (UN-traditional watercolor)
  • June/July 2018: Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to Copenhagen, Denmark and Hamburg and Berlin, Germany
  • June 2018: Darla's 11th Workshop/Retreat at Ghost Ranch, NM (1st Multi-Media)
  • April 2018: Watercolor and Line Workshop with Topeka Art Guild, KS
  • February 2018: Speaker/Demo Artist to Grand Prairie Art Council
  • February 2018: Speaker/Demo Artist to Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth
  • January 2018: 4th Branson Art Retreat, MO
  • October 2017: Darla's 10th Ghost Ranch Art Workshop/Retreat
  • May 2017: Took a group to Ireland for 10 days for Art Adventure Abroad
  • September/October 2016: Darla's 9th Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • May 2016: Speaker/Demo Artist to Johnson County Art Association, Cleburne, TX
  • May 2016: Took a group for 2 weeks to Portugal for Darla's Art Adventure Abroad
  • April 2015: 2nd Annual Greater Denton Arts Council "Arts All Night" demo for cold wax
  • October 2015: Darla's 8th Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • September 2015: 3rd Branson Art Retreat, MO
  • August 2015: Presented workship in Decatur, TX for the Wise County Art Associaiton
  • May 2015: Led a group to Spain for 2 weeks for Art Adventure Abroad
  • November 2014: Speaker/Demo Artist at Fine Arts Club of Paris, TX
  • October 2014: 2nd Branson Art Retreat, MO
  • October 2014: Speaker/Demo Artist at Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, TX
  • October 2014: Darla's 7th Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  •  2014: Demonstrator at the March McKinney Art Club Meeting
  • 2014: Judge at Mid-Cities Fine Arts Annual Open Art Show, Haltom City
  • Feb 2013-present: Teaching weekly watercolor classes at Hobby Lobby, Denton, TX
  • October 2013: Speaker/Demo artist at Mid-Cities Fine Arts, Hurst, TX
  • October 2013: Darla's 6th Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • October 2013: Branson, MO Art Retreat
  • Sept/Oct 2012: Darla's 5th Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • July 2012: Workshop in Denton, TX at Cultural Arts Center
  • February 2012: Speaker/Demo artist at Sherman Art Guild, Sherman, TX
  • October 2011: Speaker/Demo artist at Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth, TX
  • Aug/Sept 2011: Darla’s 4th Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • Fall 2010: Speaker/Demo artist at Weatherford Art Association, Weatherford, TX
  • October 2010: Speaker/Demo artist at Gainesville Art Association, Gainesville, TX
  • Aug/Sept 2010: Darla’s 3rd Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • April 2010: Darla’s Sedona, AZ Art Workshop/Retreat
  • September 2009: Darla’s 2nd Annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop /Retreat
  • October 2008: Darla’s 1st Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • 1995-2001 “Cultural Arts” Texas PTA Public School Arts, Denton TX
  • 1991-94 “Talking Canvas” Coordinator, Des Moines Public School Arts, Des Moines, IA
  • 1976-present: Private art instruction—various medias and age levels, Houston, Katy, Denton in TX & Des Moines, IA
  • 1978-88 owner/teacher stained glass
  • 1975-81 Spring Branch ISD, Houston public school art teacher, grades 6-8



CONTINUING EDUCATION THROUGH INSTRUCTION & WORKSHOPS

  • Pooran Lashini, September 2018, Middle Eastern Geometric Patterns and Art
  • Mary Crradine, September 2018, Photo Transfer Workshop
  • Sherry Searcy, March 2018, Fabric Collage and April 2018 Silk Dyeing
  • Lynn Buchanan, March 2018, Arylic Abstract
  • Judi Betts, Nov 2017, Watercolor
  • Jacquelin Sorenson, May 2017, Resin
  • Michael Holter, Denton, April 2017, Watercolor Landscape
  • Janet Rogers, Denton, March 2016, Watercolor Portraits
  • Mexico's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Day of the Dead Workshop in conjunction with University of North Texas, November 2015
  • Sharon Giles, Irving, July 2014, Gelli Plate Printmaking
  • Noopur Agarwal, Irving, July 2014, Painting Trees
  • Susan Thillen, Denton, August 2013, Zentangle
  • Laurie Henry, Denton, July 2013, Yupo
  • Joyce Hicks, Fort Worth, April 2013, Watercolor
  • Aaron Tate, glass-blowing instruction, January 2013, January 2017
  • Michael Mentler, Carrollton, TX, Jan-March 2013 Society of Figurative Artists, Life Drawing Studies
  • Stephen Quiller, Dallas, February 2012, Watercolor & Acrylics
  • Ric Dentinger, Fort Worth, June 2011, Watercolor
  • Ratindra Das, Dallas, February 2011, Watercolor
  • Sandy Maudlin, Dallas, August 2010, Yupo
  • Sterling Edwards, Dallas, July 2010, Watercolor
  • Tony Saladino, Irving, April 2010, Abstract Acrylic
  • Randall M Hasson, Irving, April 2009, “Text Texture: A Layered Journal Book”workshop
  • Ken Hosmer, Denton, Sept 2008, Watercolor workshop
  • Nicholas Simmons, Dallas, June 2008, Watermedia workshop
  • Arnold Lowrey, Dallas, Sept 2007, Watercolor workshop
  • Soon Y Warren, Dallas, June 2007 “Watercolor: Art Glass & Beyond” workshop
  • Carol Carter, Denton 2006 & June 2010, Watercolor workshop
  • June Impson, Denton 2003, Watercolor classes
  • Jo Williams, Denton 2001-2002, Watercolor classes



HONORS AND AWARDS

2018

January: "Stranded in New Zealand" won 1st place Member's Choice Award, Richardson Civic Art Society

January: "Thirsty Too", mixed media wall sculpture won 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Texas

February: "Waiting in Ireland" photograph won 2nd place Art of the Month Lewisville Visual Arts League

April: "Home of the Ancients" won 1st place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists

May: "Unzipped" mixed media collage won the Award of Merit for Abstract Art in the SouthWest Artists Small Works National Competition

June: "Thirsty" won 1st place, 3-D, at the Trinity Arts Guild Open Show in Bedford

July: "Thirsty Too" won the Jeanne Heartsill Memorial Honorable Mention at the 29th Visual Arts Society of Texas Membership Show in Denton

August/September: "Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya" in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show at the 55th Juried Membership Show at the Eisemann Performance Center earned my Signature Status, juror Bob Burridge

September/October: "Doodle Doo" 2nd place Mixed Media, Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Membership Show, juror Liz Bonham

 

2017

April/May:"Trails of Gold Dust", mixed media, won an award at the Eisemann Center with the Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Regional Exhibiton, juror Hebe Brooks

April/May: "Unraveled" was one of 10 receiving an Excellence Award at the 51st Annual Tom Peyton Memorial in Alexandria, AL; juror Larry Thompson, prof & asso dean for Division of Art &* Design, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 

April: "Doodle Doo", mixed media, 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Lewisville

June 2017: "Stranded in New Zealand", watercolor, was one of a few paintings paired with a poem invited for exhibition at the National Federation of State Poetry Society meeting at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. It was displayed with a poem by Robert Schinzel previously shown in the Visual Arts Society of Texas Merging Visions 2017 Exhibition

July 2017: "Shaded Hostas", watermedia, Honorable Mention,Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Artrageous Juried Show at the Frisco Discover Center

Sept/Oc 2017: "Shaded Hostas", watermedia,3rd place,Grand Prairie Arts Council Juried Show, juror Judy Stone-Nunneley

October: "Stranded in New Zealand", watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month Society of Watercolor Artists

October-December: "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya", watercolor, Honorable Mention, Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Membership Exhibition, juror Sarah Graham Harman

2016

January: "Oahu Blooms, watercolor, 3rd place, Visual Arts of Lewisville "My Favorite Things" Juried Exhibition at the MCL Grand

March/April: "Believe", mixed media, 2nd place,Richardson Civic Art Society Spring Juried Show, juror Cathy Cotter Smith, Professor of Art

May: "Ladies of Lamu, Kenya" watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

October: "Ladies of Lamu, Kenya" watercolor, Honorable Mention, Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Membership Show, juror Jill Foltz, PhD, Art History, Collin County College, TX

November: "Believe", mixed media, 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Texas

2015

January: "Banana Split" watercolor, 2nd place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

March: "Zen Lily" mixed media, Artist of the Month 2nd place, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

April: "The Masters", 1st place Oils/Acrylics and "Beijing Guardian" Merchandise Award, Collage/Mixed Media division Richardson Civic Art Society 50+ Juried Art Show

September: "Sweet Tooth" watercolor, Dan Coughlin Memorial People's Choice Award Visual Arts of Lewisville "Fresh Ideas" Show (I did not get an award from the juror)

September: "Zen Lily" mixed media, 1st Place Art of the Month,  Visual Arts of Lewisville

September: "Sweet Tooth" watercolor, 2nd Place Art of the Month Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton

October: "Five Peppers" watercolor, 2nd Place Watermedia Division Richardson Civic Arts Society, Richardson, TX Membership Show

October: "Oahu Blooms" watercolor,"Award of Achievement" Society of Watercolor Artists Annual Juried Membership Show, juror Tony Saladino

2014

January: "Industrial 236" mixed media, 2nd place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

January: "Beneath the Elephant Ears" watermedia, Honorable Mention 8th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas 125-Mile Exhibition, Denton, Juror Jackie MacLelland

January: "Kissing the Water" photograph, Honorable Mention, Visual Arts of Lewisville "Black and White Exhibit"

April/March 2014: 1st Place, collaborative 5-artist canvas project "Wilds of Texas" by Visual Arts of Lewisville, MCL Grand. The project was later donated to the MCL Grand for the lobby.

June-August: "Industrial 236" watermedia, Cash Prize, Visual Arts Society of Texas 25th Membership Juried Exhibition, juror Marilyn Ivey of Kimbell Museum

October/November 2014: "Bananas for Sale", 1st Place Watermedia Richardson Civic Arts Society Exhibition, juror Prof. Paul Booker

2013

January 2013:2nd place Society of Watercolor Artists Art of the Month

April 2013: Photograph chosen by Norie Sato as a reference for one mosaic column to be installed on the Chisholm Trail Parkway in Fort Worth as part of the North Texas Tollway Authority public art project

Nov 2012-Jan 2013: "Industrial 236" Merit Award, Louisiana Art & Artists Guild 43rd Annual River Road Show, Juror Sam Corso

Week 11: "Afternoon in Mazatlan" watercolor, Week 12: ""Agave" watermedia; Weekly winner in Daniel Smith's online competition, 5 different weeks, mixed media and watercolor

September/October 2013: "Southwest Sunset" watercolor Merchandise awards from Daler Rowney an Jak Richeson, Southwestern Watercolor Society 50th Membership Exhibition, Plano Arts Centre,juror Jean Grastorf

September 2013: "Hollyhocks" 1st Place Watercolor Division and "Cottonwood Colors" 1st Place Mixed Media Division at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Juried Exhibit "Art in the Garden"

November 2013: Darla's Calendar, "Time 2014: A Calendar of Original Art Work by Darla Bostick" chosen to be featured in the Lulu Holiday Gift Guide (Lulu.com)

November 2013: "Beneath the Elephant Ears" watermedia, Golden Merchandise Award Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Exhibition, juror Michael Holter

2012

April 2012: "Georgia's Window" watercolor,Merit Award Winner, Tom Peyton Memorial National Juried Art Exhibit, juror Judi Betts

December 2012: "Aftrnoon in Mazatlay" acrylic, Week #11 winner  Daniel Smith's online competition

2011

April/May 2011: "Dream Dancer" watercolor, 1st place Visual Arts Lewisville "Hands On Belly Dancing" Exhibit

April 2011: "Need a Ride, Cairo" 1st place Visual Arts Society Texas Artist of the Month

May 2011: "Tatoo Rose" watermedia, Honorable Mention, IAA 56th Juried Members Show, Juror Jane Jones

June 2011: "All Undressed & Nowhere to Go, Historial Spanish Manikins" Merit Award Visual Art Society of Texas 125-Mile Regional, Juror John Hartley

August/September 2011: "Peek a Boo" photograph, 3rd Place Irving Art Assoiation Unconditional Love Exhibit, juror Anna Rose Bain

November 2011: "Need a Ride? Cairo, Egypt" 1st place Art of the Month, Southwest Watercolor Society

2010

February 2010: "Golden Skies of Leadville, CO" watercolor, 1st place Visual Arts of Lewisville Artist of the Month
April 2010: "Tatoo Rose" watermedia, 2nd place Art of the Month Southwestern Watercolor Society

April 2010: Signature Status Earned, Society of Watercolor Artists
October 2010: "Tattoo Rose" watermedia, 2nd place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists
November 2010: "Sweet Dreams" 1st place, Artist of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists
November 2010: Sweet Dreams" 1st place, Artist of the Month, Irving Arts Association

2009

February 2009: "Celebration Sunflowers" watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists
February 2009: "Celebration Sunflowers" watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month, Irving Arts Association
March 2009: "Celebration Sunflowers" watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts of Lewisville
March 2009: "Celebration Sunflowers" watercolor, 2ndt place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Texas
Apr/May 2009: "Celebration Sunflowers" watercolor, 2nd place watermedia Arts of Cedar Hill, Regional Art Exhibit, juror Dr Dawna Hamm Walsh
May 2009: Society of Watercolor Artists “2009 Artist of the Year” Award
May/June 2009: “Morning Ride, Magilligans Point, Ireland” photo, Honorable Mention Visual Arts of Lewisville Anything Goes Exhibit 
June 2009: “Pueblos Under a Crescent Moon,” mixed media collage, Special Award, Irving 54th Annual Members Show, juror Maureen Broullette
November 2009: “Golden Skies of Leadville, CO” 1st place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists 

2008

Jan 2008: “Summer Palace Walkway, Beijing” 1st place, Art of the Month Visual Arts of Lewisville
2008: “Angel’s Tea Time, Duomo, Florence” 2nd place mixed media, Cedar Hills Visual Arts Juried Show  
April 2008: “Crystal, Pears & Lemons” watercolor, Artist of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Texas 
May 2008: “Dancing on the Water” watercolor, 3rd place watermediaIrving 53rd Annual Member’s Juried Show, juror Jo Williams
July/August 2008: "Crystal, Pears and Lemons" watercolor, Art Alley Award & Daniel Smith Materials Award Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 20th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, 84 entries, juror Stephen Zhang
September 2008: "Santa Fe Skull" watercolor, Most Creative Award, Fiesta-on-the-Square, Denton, juror Andy DeCaen

September 2008: "Mom's Tea Party" 2nd place Art of the Month Society of Watercolor Artists
2008: “Purple Cantaloupes” watercolor inspired a song and appeared on U-Tube

2007

May 2007: "Agave" watermedia, Mary Herring Memorial Award Irving Art Association Annual Awards Exhibit
June 2007: "Longboats, Paradise Bay, Thailand” Honorable Mention, Visual Art Coalition of Dallas Photo Exhibition 
Sept 2007: “Reflections of the Summer Palace, Beijing” photograph,3rd Place, Visual Art Coalition of Dallas 

2006

April 2006: "Bostick's Produce" watercolor, 2nd place Artist of the Month Visual Arts of Lewisville
2006: Recipient of Mary June Impson Scholarship
May 2006: "Pete's Nap" 1st place Artist of the Month, Visual Arts Lewisville
Oct 2006: "Purple Cantaloupes" 1st place Artist of the Month, Irving Arts Association
2006: “Reflections of the Summer Palace, Beijing” photograph, Aubrey Bulders Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas 18th Annual Members Exhibition 

2005

June 2005: “Oak Street in the Snow” & “TWU Frog Pond” Honorable Mentions, “Our Town” Photo Exhibition, Denton Visual Arts Center 
2005: "Backyard Beauties" watercolor, 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Texas


MORE EXHIBITS

Works have been included in National and International Juried Exhibits in TX, NM, OK, CA, AZ, MN, LA, NC, RI, KS, AR and MS.

2018:

January-February: Visual Arts of Lewisville Art of the Month Winners Exhibit at MCL Grand

January: "Berries and Blooms" at the PointBank black Box Theatre, Denton for the Visual Arts of Texas 2018 Calendar Images Exhibition

February: Lewisville Main Library has 20 pieces on display for the month

February: "Road to Lin Tao, China" at Old Lewisville Theatre lobby for their "Rivers" production

February-March: 22nd Arts in Harmony Interntional Juried Exhibition and continues through May in the tavelling show Maple Groves Art Center, MN

March-April: Richardson Civic Art Society Spring Show at the Richardson Public Library

April/May: "Ladies of Lamu, Kenya" at Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, Central Library Fort Worth, juror Don Andrews

April/May: "Koi Bubbles" at Richardson Civic Art Society 52nd Regional Juried Exhibition at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, juror E Melinda Morrison

May/June: MCL Grand in Lewisville, Visual Arts of Lewisvile "Texas: Bigger and Better" Show "Texas Longhorn Christmas" and "These Boots Were Made for Dancin' "  

June-August: "Shaded Hostas" and "Golden Agave" were chosen for the 1st Botanical Art Collective of North Central Texas Exhibition at Madeline R Samples Gallery in the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. A video of the art works is posted on you tube https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/164a0c7863ad7bef?projector=1

June-August: Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant in Lewisville

July-September: "Ladies of Lamu, Kenya" for the 27th Annual Juried Show at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Gallery, Breckenridge, TX

July-August: Richardson Civic Art Society Summer Show at the Richardson Public Library

August/September: Lewisville Theatre Lobby for the "Welcome to Arroyos" production

August-September: "Stranded in New Zealand" in the Visual Arts of Lewisville Fresh Ideas, juror Brenda Wyatt

September/October: Visual Arts of Lewisville "Wild and Free" Exhibition, juror Barbara J Mason

September/October: Grand Prairie Arts Council Open Show--3 of my works: a weaving, collage and watercolor

November: Visual Arts and Denton Poets "Merging Visions" show at the MCL Grand in Lewisvile through 24 Nov and then traveling show to South Branch Library, Denton through 19 January

November/December: Society of Watercolor Artists Anual Juried Membership Exhibition, University of North Texas Science Health Center Atrium Gallery 1 Oct-1 Dec "Stranded in New Zealand" juror Bev Boren

November/December: Texas Visual Arts Association's Citation Juried Exhibition, Mesquite Arts Center "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya" and "Bug in a Box",  juror Mary Vernon

 

2017:

January: "Gimme Shelter" National Juried Show at Cielo: A Gallery of Fine Art Collective, Charlotte, NC (supports Humane Society Wish List)

January: "Artrageous" Show by Visual Arts of Lewisville, MCL Art Gallery, juror Nancy Boren

January/February and May/June: Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant

February/March: 22nd Arts in Harmony International Juried Exhibition at the City Hall of Blain, MN

April-July: Huffines Recreation Center, with the Richardson Civic Art Society 

May: Greater Lewisville Community Theater production of "Chickens"

May/June: Trinity Art Guild Annual Juried Exhbition, juror Sarah Graham Harman

June: "Merging Visions" at University of North Texas Lightwell Gallery

June: Visual Arts Society of Texas 28th Juried Membership Exhibition, UNT on the Square Gallery; juror Carter Skaggs

June-August: Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit, Patterson-Apppleton Arts Center, Denton; juror Soon Warren

June-July: "Spectrum Gestalt 4" juried show at bgBergamot Station Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

July-Sept: Visual Arts of Lewisville "Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibition"

August-September: Lewisville Theatre, Lewisville, TX lobby shows

August-November: Stokes Exhibit in Denton, TX, 608 E Hickory Street

October-November: Rhode Island 122nd National Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition in Pawtucket, RI

Oct-November: Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Membership Show at the Richardson Public Library

October-November: Huffines Recreation Center, Richardson

October-December: Irving Art Association's First Annual Juried Photography Show at the Jaycee Center

October-January: Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant, Lewisville

November-December: Kansas Watercolor Society National Juried Show in Wichita, juror Soon Warren 

2016:

January: Visual Arts of Lewisville, MCL Hallway Gallery, Asel Winners of 2015

January/February: 10th Visual Arts Society of Texas 125-mile Juried Exhibition, Gough Gallery, Denton Center of Visual Arts, juror Dr John Marcucci

January: Visual Arts of Lewisville, MCL Grand Art Gallery "My Favorite Things" Exhibition, juror Pam Burnley-Skol, retired Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas Visual Arts Design (1 of 30 accepted)

March/April: 1st Open Call Greater Denton Arts Council Juried Show

February/March: Arlington 40th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Bob Duncan Center

March-May: 31st Texas and Neighbors Juried Art Exhibition, Irving, TX; Soon Warren juror

April/May: 35th Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX; juror Frank Eber

March/April: 50th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Alexandria, LA; juror Michael Mallard

March/April: Richardson Civic Arts Society Summer Juried Show, Richardson, TX; juror Professor Cathy Cotter Smith 

April-August: 9th Merging Visions Exhibition, collaboration of Denton Poets' Assembly and Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

July/August: Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant, Lewisville

June then July: Texas Visual Arts Association show, Plaza of the Americas, downtown Dallas, TX

August-Sept: Visual Arts Society of Texas 27th Juried Membership Exhibition, Denton, TX

September: Southwestern Watercolor Society 53rd Juried Membership Exhibition, Eisemann Performance Center, Richardson, TX; juror Stan Miller        

October: Society of Watercolor Artists’ 5th Invitational Art Exhibition, University of North Texas Health Science Center Atrium Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

November-December: “It’s a Dog’s Life” solo show at Swirl Bakery, Flower Mound, TX

Dec: Society of Watercolors Juried Membership Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, juror Nancy Lamb

2015:

Jan-February: Society of Watercolor Artists 4th Annual Invitational Exhibition, Palace Arts Center, Grapevine, TX

Jan-March: AZ Aqueous International Juried Exhibition, Tubac, AZ, Juror Ron Pokrasso (one of 45 artists accepted)

Jan-April: 20th Annual Arts in Harmony International Juried Exhbition, Elk River, MN

Feb: Community Bank of Texas, Lewisville, TX

Feb-April: Tierney’s Tavern and Restaurant, Lewisville

March-April: Richardson Civic Art Society 50+ Art Exhibition, Richardson, TX

April: 18th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition & Sale, Granbury, TX; Juror Randy Bacon

April: 49th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Juried Arts Show, Alexandria, LA

April-May: LA Watercolor Society International Juried Show, New Orleans; Juror Chris Krupinski

April-May: Richardson Civic Art Society 49th Regional Show, Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX; Juror Gladys Roldan-de-Moras

July-August: Horizon Unitary Universalist Church, Carrollton, TX

August-September: Southwestern Watercolor Society Juried Membership Exhibition at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX; juror Mike Bailey

September-January 2016: Seven State Biennial Juried Exhibition showing in The Nexbitt Gallery, Chickasha, OK, then Charles B Godard Center in Ardmore, OK and the Museum of the Red River, Idabel, OK; Juror James Surls

September: Community Bank of Texas, Lewisville, TX

September-December: Huffines Recreational Center, Richardson, TX

September: Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX; Texas Visual Arts Association "Non-Objective Show"

September-October: Forney's Art Council Top 40 Regional Juried Exhibition; juror Chris Blackhurst

October-November: Society of Watercolor Artists Presidential Invitational Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, University of North Texas Health Science Center

October-November: Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show, Richardson Public Library

November-January: Northaven Gardens Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

November-January: Tierney's Tavern & Restaurant, Lewisville, TX

November-January: Visual Arts Society of Texas 2016 Calendar Images, Chestnut Tree, Denton, TX

2014:

Jan-Feb: Tierney’s Tavern and Restaurant, Lewisville

January: Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, Plaza of the Americas Juried “Winter Show,” Dallas

Jan-March: Marshall-McPhail Motors Lobby Art Gallery, Dallas

Feb-March: Texas Visual Arts Association “Citation Show” Winners Exhibition, Art Centre of Plano

March: Chestnut Tree on the Denton Square

March: Community Bank of Texas, Lewisville, TX

March: Fort Worth Community Art Center Biennial Show, Fort Worth

March-April: WaSH (Watercolor Society of Houston) International Juried Exhibition, Lauren McCracken juror

March-April: Tom Peyton Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Alexandria, LA

March-April: Richardson Civic Arts Society "50+ Exhibition", juror Laura Moore

April-May: MCL Grand “Wilds of Texas” Exhibition, Mille Giles judge

April-June: “Merging Visions” Exhibition (collaboration of Visual Arts Society of Texas and the Denton Poets Society) at the Denton Visual Arts Center, July-August at Denton Public Libraries

May: Richardson Civic Arts Society 48th Regional Juried Exhibition at the Eisemann Center, Richardson; juror Xiang Zhang

April-June: Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, Central Library Fort Worth, juror Steve Rogers

July-August: Tierney's Tavern & Restaurant, Lewisville, TX

July-September: Breckenridge Fine Arts National Juried Exhibtion, Breckenridge, TX, juror Scott Meyers

July-September: Visual Arts of Lewisville "Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibition" Diane Walker Gladney, juror

July-August: Richardson Civic Arts Society "Simply Summer Show" Richardson Public Library

October-November: Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Membership Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX, juror Benito Huerta

November-December: Visual Arts Society of Texas 2015 Calendar Exhibition of Art, Chestnut Tree, Denton

December-March 2015: Methodist Richardson Medical Center Community Wall

2013:

January-February: Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery solo exhibition, “Images of China” photographs/paintings

January-February: Visual Arts of Lewisville, "Denton County, USA Juried Exhibition", MCL Grand Art Gallery

January-February: Visual Arts Society of Texas "125-mile Juried Exhibition, Grapevine, TX

February-March: Arlington Visual Arts Association Juried Exhibition, Arlington, TX

March-April: Visual Arts of Lewisville, “Free Form,” MCL Grand Lobby, Lewisville, TX

March: Texas Visual Arts Association, “Wildness of Nature Exhibition” Plaza of the Americas, Dallas

March-May: Visual Arts Society of Texas, “Merging Visions: A Collaboration of VAST and the Denton Poets Society”, Denton

April-June: Elm Street Studio, “Garden Meditations: An Exhibit of Color” solo show, Keller

April-June: Society of Watercolor Artists 2013 International Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth, juror Joyce Hicks

June-July: Oklahoma Art Guild 36th National Exhibition, Oklahoma City

June-August: Visual Arts Society of Texas Juried Membership Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, juror Michelle Hayes

July-August: Featured Artist at Midtown Art Gallery, Valley View Mall, Dallas

August-Sept: Richardson Civic Art Society Summer Exhibition, Richardson Library

September-October: Irving Arts Association 12th Annual National Juried Animal Arts Exhibition, Irving, juror Priscilla Krejci

September-October: Southwestern Watercolor Society 50th Juried Membership Exhibition, Plano, juror Jean Grastorf

September: 6th Annual Art in the Garden Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens

September-October: Society of Watercolor Artists 2nd Annual Invitational Exhibition, Irving Arts Center

August-October: Huffines Recreational Center, Richardson

August-October 2014: Represented at Midtown Art Gallery, Valley View Mall, Dallas

October-November: Traveling Animal Art Exhibition, West Irving Public Library, Irving, TX

November-December: Tierney's Restaurant and Tavern, Lewisville

November-December: Black Box Theatre, Denton, TX lobby exhibit

December-January: Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Membership Exhibition, Fort Worth UNT Health Science Center Atrium Gallery

2012:

January: Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Membership 2011 Exhibit, Fort Worth Community Art Center

February-March: Tierney's Tavern & Restaurant exhibit, Lewisville

March-April: Park Cities Presbyterian Church "Passion and the Promise" Juried Exhibition

March-May: Merging Visions Collaboration of Visual Artists and Denton Poet's Society, Denton Libraries

April-June: Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth, juror Robert Burridge

April: Community Bank of Lewisville, solo exhibit

May: Cafe DuLuxe, Denton; solo exhibit

June: Visual Arts of Cedar Hill Juried Exhibition

July/August: Visual Arts of Lewisville, "Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibition"

July/August: Lake Granbury Art Association's 8th Juried Photography Exhibition, Shanley House, Granbury

August-October: Southwestern Watercolor Society 49th Juried Membership Exhibit, Plano

September-October: Visual Arts of Lewisville, "Western Days" at MCL Grand Lobby

September-November: Emily Fowler Library, Denton

October-Jan 2013: InFocus Vision, Hulen Mall, Fort Worth

November-December: Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant exhibit, Lewisville

November: Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Art Gallery, Visual Arts of Lewisville "One Note" Exhibition

November 2012-Jan 2013: 43rd Annual River Road Show Exhbition, Louisiana State Archives Building, Baton Rouge, LA

2011:

Jan/Feb: Lewisville Arts Center, LLELA Exhibit, Lewisville, TX

March/Apr: Merging Visions Exhibit, VAST and Denton Poets’ Society, Denton libraries

March-May: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Denton Golden Triangle Mall, solo exhibit "Emerald Isles" photograph exhibit

March: State Bank of Lewisville, solo exhibit

March: CLICKS Studio M, Old Cotton Gin, McKinney, "Juried Landscape Exhibition"

March/April: Richardson Civic Art Association "50+ Juried Exhibit Show"

April: Visual Arts of Cedar Hill Juried Exhibition

April: Irving Art Association 56th Members Juried Exhibition, juror Jane Jones

April/May: Merging Visions Collaboration of Visual Artists and Denton Poet's Society, Denton Libraries

April/May: Plano Art Association "125-Mile Juried Show"

May: Cafe DuLuxe, Denton, solo exhibition

June: The Black Box Theatre, Denton, solo photo exhibition

June-August: Visual Arts of Lewisville "Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibition" MCL Grand Gallery

July-October: "Uncorked Juried Exhibition", Saledo Winery, Saledo, TX

August-Jan 2012: Mississippi Grand National Juried Exhibit, Jackson, MS

November-January 2012: Oxide Art Gallery "Child's Play" Exhibit

2010:

March-May: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Juried Photography Show, Frisco, TX

Apr/May: Plano Arts Association “125-Mile Juried Exhibit”, Plano, TX

Apr/May: Society of Watercolor Artists National Juried Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX

Apr/May: Irving Art Association “55th Juried Members Show”, Irving, TX

June/Aug: Visual Artists Society of TX “125-Mile Juried Exhibit”, Denton, TX

June/Aug: Visual Arts of Lewisville “Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibition” Lewisville, TX

Aug/Sept: Irving Arts Association Juried Pet Show, Irving, TX

Sept/Oct: Irving Arts Association 9th Wildlife Juried Art Exhibition, Irving, TX

Sept/Oct: Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Member Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX

October/November: China Photo Exhibit, Ramen Republic, Denton, TX

Dec –March 2011: Tierney’s Tavern & Restaurant, Lewisville, TX

Dec into 2011: China Photography Exhibit, Wellness Center, Dallas

2009:

January: Continued exhibit of 2009 Calendar Art for VAST, Chestnut Tree Restaurant

January: State Bank of Lewisville, solo exhibit

Jan-Feb: Continued solo exhibit of photographs, Irving Art Center, Focus Gallery

Jan-May: Loop Hole Bar and Grill, Denton, TX, solo exhibit

Feb-Apr: Tierney’s Tavern & Restaurant, Lewisville, TX

February: Blue Anjou Dance Studio, Lewisville, TX, solo exhibit

Apr/May: Visual Arts of Cedar Hill, Regional Art Exhibit, Juror Dr Dawna Hamm Walsh

Apr/May: Richardson Civic Art Society, “The 50+ Show”, Juror Kaye Franklin

Apr/May: Plano Art Association, “125 Show,” Juror Ben Watson

March-Apr: Society of Watercolor Artists “SWA 28th Juried Art Exhibition,” Fort Worth Central Library, Juror Mary Ann Beckwith

Apr/May: Irving Art Association, “Texas Neighbors Exhibit”, Irving Art Center, Irving (81 of 300 entries), Juror Randall Hasson

Apr/May: Irving Art Association, “54th Annual IAA Members Juried Show,” Jaycee Art Center, Irving, Juror Maureen Broullette

May/July: VAL “Anything Goes Exhibit”

June/July: “Focus Gallery” of Irving Art Center, winning pieces, IAA Members show

July/Aug: VAL Fresh Ideas, Juror Matha Falsetta

July/Aug: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Denton Exhibit

July/Sept: VAST 21st Members Show, juror Diane Walker-Gladney

August: Oxide Gallery, Hickory Street, Denton, TX

Aug/Sept: IAA “Unconditional Love” Exhibit, juror Judy Sager (49 artists/97 entries)

2008:

Jan-April: Tierney’s Tavern & Restaurant, Lewisville, TX

February: VAL “Early Recollections” Exhibit

April: Irving Art Association Gallery, Jaycee Park and Art Center, Solo Exhibit, “First Impressions of China”, 21 photographs & paintings of China

April: Fort Worth Central Library, Society of Watercolor Artists 27th Juried Art Exhibition

April: Visual Artists of Cedar Hills, 2008 Judged Art Exhibit

April: Irving Arts Center, “23rd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit, 2008”, IAA, 400 entries/79 accepted, juror Pamela Nelson

April: “Merging Visions” Collaborative Exhibition with the Denton Poet's Assembly, Emily Fowler Library & North Branch Library, Denton; 8 paintings/photos

May: Cedar Hills City Hall, winners of Visual Artists of Cedar Hills Exhibition

May: Irving 53rd Annual Member’s Juried Show

May: Emily Fowler Library, Denton

June: Irving Arts Center, winners of Irving 53rd Annual Member’s Juried Show

June: VAL “Zoom Zoom” Exhibit

July: VAL “Fresh Ideas” Exhibit

July-August: VAST “3rd Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition” West Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton

July-Sept: Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 20th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, 84 entries juried by Stephen Zhang

August-November: Irving Community Television Station lobby, “First Impressions of China” photographs & paintings

September/October: VAL “Impressionists” Exhibit

September: Fiesta-on-the-Square, Hispanic Festival, Denton, TX, judge Andy DeCaen

October: Society of Watercolor Artists’ Juried Membership Show, Fort Worth, TX

October: Darla Bostick’s Worshop/Retreat at Ghost Ranch, Sante Fe, NM

November: Texas State Bank of Lewisville

December: First Security Bank, Lewisville, TX

November-January: VAST “2008 Calendar Exhibition: Original Works” at The Chestnut Tree, Denton

November-February: Irving Art Center Focus Gallery, “Celtic Christmas”—solo exhibit of 24 photographs

December: Solo exhibit, Blue Anjou Dance Studio, Lewisville, TX

2007:

April: Society of Watercolor Artists 26th Juried Art Exhibition, Fort Worth Central Library

May/June: Chestnut Tree, on the Square, Denton; (dual exhibit with June Impson)        

May/June 2007: Irving Art Association Annual Awards Exhibit, Irving Jaycee Park and Art Center Gallery

May/June: VAL Art Gallery, Lewisville Visual Arts League "Location, Location, Location” Exhibit”

June: Irving Central Library, watercolor exhibit

June: City of Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery

June: Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas Photo Exhibition

July-August: Irving Central Library, solo exhibit "First Impresssions of China"

July: VAL Gallery “Fresh Ideas” Exhibit, Lewisville

July: VAST 2nd Annual 125-mile Exhibit, TWU, Juror Kathy Liontas-Warren (72 artists/197 entries/39 accepted works)

July: VAST 19th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Meadows Gallery at Center for the Visual Arts

July-Sept: Lewisville State Bank Lobby

August: The Banter Restaurant, Denton

September – October: Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) “Citation 2007 Exhibition”, ArtCentre of Plano, Juror Pamela Nelson

Sept-Oct: VACD, Thompson Art Gallery, Dallas, “Award-Winning Artwork of VAST”

October 2007: Blue Anjou Studio, Lewisville, “First Impressions of China” Exhibit

December 2007: Starbucks, Lewisville

2006:

Feb: Lewisville Theatre front window

April: Dunn Bros Cafe, Frisco; “First Impressions of China” photograph exhibit

May: VAL “Say it With Color” Exhibition, Lewisville

June: VAL “Fresh Ideas” Exhibition, Lewisville

July: VAST 18th Juried Members Exhibition, The Banter Restaurant, Denton

Aug-Sept: VAL “Light and Shadow” Exhibition

August 2006-January 2007: Solo exhibition at Highlands Cafe, Dallas, “First Impressions of China”

September: “Fiesta Colors: An Exhibition of Paintings & Quilts”, Denton County Courthouse on the Square

October: VAL Exhibition, Lewisville

October: VAST 1st Annual 125-Mile Juried Visual Arts Exhibition

October/November: “Spiritual Journeys & Encounters” Exhibition, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton

November: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Denton

November: VAST Calendar exhibition, Wine Squared on Denton Square

December: VAL “Eyes of Texas” Exhibition, Lewisville

2005:

February: Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop, Denton

May: State Master Gardeners’ Convention, twelve Denton County artists invited

June: “Our Town” Juried Photo Exhibition, Denton Visual Arts Center

August: VAST Juried Members Exhibition, Visual Arts Center

September: Hispanic Festival, Denton County Courthouse on the Square

October: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton, “Themes From the Bible” Exhibit

December: Lewisville Theatre front window

PUBLIC ART PARTICIPATION

2014: Lewisville, TX: Wildflowers of Texas collaborative project with 5 other artists; painted canvas panels for  the MCL Grand lobby on Main Street

2015: Fort Worth, TX: Chisholm Trail Tollway, reference photograph used to design one of the mosaic columns near the Trinity River

June 2013: One Million Bones, Washington DC National Mall artist participant of public installation to raise awareness of current genocide and mass atrocities

2018: Traffic signal box, Grand Prairie, TX at the corner of Carrier Pkwy and Arkansas St.

JUDGE/JUROR

2014: Mid-Cities Fine Arts Association Annual Exhibition, judge, Haltom City, TX

2017: Fort Worth Women's Association 53rd Annual Show, judge, Fort Worth, TX

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When a musician creates it can be recreated by another musician, but when an artist creates it is a statement, an image, so individual that only that artist can imagine, create and share it.~~Darla Bostick

Darla Bostick
2101 Woodbrook
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: 940.320.5660
Website:  www.darlabostick.com
Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com