ABOUT DARLA BOSTICK

Darla is a Denton, TX resident and earned her 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. 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 began using the 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 60 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 has had several solo exhibits for both watercolor and photographs 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. Several paintings have won awards in national juried art venues and she has exhibited in TX, LA, OK, NC, AZ, MN and MS. Her major emphasis is color 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 many solo photographic exhibits in the North Texas area. Many 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 demonstration artist for several art associations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Any month her art work is in public view and has been shown at museums, galleries, theatres, banks, restaurants, hospitals, a television station, meditation centers, coffe houses, a courthouse 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. This workshop/retreat combines photography, watercolor and mixed medias and has attracted artists in the US from coast to coast and Canada. Besides workshops in Texas and New Mexico, she has taught workshops in Sedona, Arizona and Branson, Missouri.

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. Ireland is the focus for 2017. Contact Darla to be placed on the email list for future trips or retreat/workshops. 

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
  • ** 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

  • 2017
  • "Xian Warriors, China", a watercolor, is included in the Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 2017 Reference Catalog
  • "Time 2017: A Calendar by Darla Bostick"
  • 2016
  • "Time 2016: A Calendar 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

 

  • May 2017: Took a group to Ireland for 10 days for Art Adventure Abroad
  • September/October 2016: Darla's 9th annual Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Art Workshop/Retreat
  • May 2016: Speaker/Demo Artist to Johnson County Art Association, Cleburne, TX
  • May 2016: Took a group to Portugal for 2 weeks for 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: Took 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Carol Carter, Denton, June 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 & 2010, Watercolor workshop
  • June Impson, Denton 2003, Watercolor classes
  • Jo Williams, Denton 2001-2002, Watercolor classes



HONORS AND AWARDS

2017

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

June 2017: "Stranded in New Zealand", a 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.

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: 1st place Art of the Month, Visual Arts Society of Lewisville

2016

January: 3rd place in the Visual Arts of Lewisville "My Favorite Things" Juried Exhibition at the MCL Grand

March/April: 2nd place, mixed media in the Richardson Civic Art Society Spring Juried Show with "Believe"--mixed media done on yupo with acrylic, ink, watercolor using printing, painting and scraffito, juror Cathy Cotter Smith, Professor of Art

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

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

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

2015

January: 2nd place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

March: Artist of the Month 2nd place, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

April: Richardson Civic Art Society 50+ Juried Art Show won 1st place in the Oils/Acrylics division and won a Merchandise Award in the Collage/Mixed Media division.

September: Awarded the Dan Coughlin Memoria Pople's Choice Award for "Sweet Tooth" from the Visual Arts of Lewisville "Fresh Ideas" Show (I did not get an award from the juror)

September: Won 1st Place Art of the Month for Visual Arts of Lewisville with "Zen Lily"

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

October: Won 2nd Place Watermedia Division at the Richardson Civic Arts Society, Richardson, TX Membership Show

October: Won "Award of Achievement" at Society of Watercolor Artists Annual Juried Membership Show, juror Tony Saladino

2014

January: 2nd place Art of the Month, Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

January 2014: Won Honorable Mention in the 8th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas 125-Mile Exhibition in Denton, Juror Jackie MacLelland

January: Visual Arts of Lewisville "Black and White Exhibit" won Honorable Mention

April/March 2014: Won 1st Place in a collaborative project with 5 other artists at "Wilds of Texas" by Visual Arts of Lewisville at MCL Grand. The project was later donated to the MCL Grand for the lobby.

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

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

2013

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

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

Weekly winner in Daniel Smith's online competition, 5 different weeks, mixed media and watercolor

September 2013: Southwestern Watercolor Society 50th Membership Exhibition, merchandise awards from Daler Rowney and Jack Richeson, juror Jean Grastorf

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

October 2013: Won 2 Merchandise Awards at the Southwestern Watercolor Society 50th Membership Exhibition, Plano Arts Centre, juror Jean Grastorf

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

November 2013: Golden Merchandise Award in Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Exhibition for "Beneath the Elephant Ears"

2012

April 2012: Merit Award Winner, Tom Peyton Memorial National Juried Art Exhibit, Juror Judi Betts

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

2011

April/May 2011: VAL "Hands On Belly Dancing" Exhibit, 1st place

April 2011: VAST Artist of the Month, 1st place "Need a Ride? Cairo, Egypt"

May 2011: IAA 56th Juried Members Show, Juror Jane Jones, Honorable Mention

June 2011: VAST Juried Members Show, Juror Alex Powers, Merit Award

July/August 2011: VAST 125-Mile Juried Exhibition, Merit Award

August/September 2011: IAA Unconditional Love Exhibit, 3rd place Photography

November 2011: SWS Artist of the Month, 1st place, "Need a Ride? Cairo, Egypt"

2010

February 2010: VAL Artist of the Month, 1st place, “Golden Skies of Leadville, CO”
April 2010: SWS Artist of the Month, 2nd place “Tattoo Rose”

April 2010: Signature Status Earned, Society of Watercolor Artists
October 2010: SWA Artist of the Month, 2nd place, “Tattoo Rose”
November 2010: SWA Artist of the Month, 1st place, “Sweet Dreams”
November 2010: IAA Artist of the Month, 1st place, “Sweet Dreams”

2009

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

2008

Jan 2008: Artist of the Month, VAL “Summer Palace Walkway, Beijing”
2008: Cedar Hills Visual Arts Juried Show, 2nd place mixed media “Angel’s Tea Time, Duomo, Florence”
April 2008: Artist of the Month, VAST “Crystal, Pears & Lemons”
May 2008: Irving 53rd Annual Member’s Juried Show, 3rd place watermedia “Dancing on the Water”, juror Jo Williams
July/August 2008: Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 20th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, 84 entries, juror Stephen Zhang, Art Alley Award & Daniel Smith Materials Award
September 2008: Fiesta-on-the-Square, Denton, TX; juror Andy DeCaen ,“Santa Fe Skull” as Most Creative
September 2008: SWA Artist of the Month, 2nd place “Mom’s Tea Party”
2008: “Purple Cantaloupes” watercolor inspired a song and appeared on U-Tube

2007

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

2006

April 2006: VAL Artist of the Month 2nd Place, “Bostick’s Produce”
2006: Recipient of Mary June Impson Scholarship
May 2006: VAL Artist of the Month, “Pete’s Nap”
Oct 2006: IAA Artist of the Month, “Purple Cantaloupes”
2006: VAST 18th Annual Members Exhibition, Aubrey Builders Award, “Reflections of the Summer Palace, Beijing”

2005

June 2005: “Our Town” Photo Exhibition, Denton Visual Arts Center, Honorable Mentions, “Oak Street in the Snow” & “TWU Frog Pond”
2005: Denton VAST Artist of the Month, “Backyard Beauties”



MORE EXHIBITS

Works have been included in Juried National and International Exhibits in TX, NM, OK, CA, AZ, MN, LA,  and MS

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 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 Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit

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

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

JUDGE/JUROR

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

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

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 it, paint or sculpt it and share it.

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