Visual Arts League of Allen
in association with 'Art Alliance of Allen'


Artist Opportunities



Open Call to VALA MEMBERS for our Spring Collective Art Show : FLORESCENCE

Artist Calls

Art in the Atrium - Entry deadline Feb.  19

RCAS 2018 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit – Entry deadline Feb. 28

Messina Hot Wine Label Competition 2018 – Entry deadline March 2

Artspace III 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition – Entry deadline May 18

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." ~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

Teach a Workshop of Your Choice

Teach a Workshop through VALA at Blue House Too Gallery/Artspace!

Are you an artist who would love to share your craft with other artists? Consider instructing a workshop to share an interesting Art technique or craft while earning $$ doing it!
We would love to talk to you! 

Fill our Workshop Request Form:  WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM

Or email us at and let us know!  It's easy and fun, so let us tell you how!

A VALA Representative will get back with you as soon as possible. 

Pop Up Shop

The Blue House Too Gallery in Watter's Creek in Allen is in search for Artisans to display their wares in a monthly/bi-monthly pop up shop within the Gallery. If you have small art items, jewelry, textiles, pottery, etc and you are interested in creating a pop-up shop please contact the gallery directly. 

Blue House Too Artspace
934 Watters Creek Blvd.

Manager: Oddrun Mahaffey

You are invited! Darla Bostick's Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshop, NM and Art Abroad Opportunity

Darla Bostick’s 11th/12th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshops in Abiquiu, NM. Now there are 2 workshops!

Why stay at home when you can immerse yourself in art somewhere new at Darla’s 11th/12th Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops AND the 2018 Art Adventure Abroad to Denmark & Germany!

Spring 11th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshop: Monday, 4-Sunday, 10 June (more medias…more fun!) A season of renewal at Ghost Ranch--leans heavier on all kinds of materials---textiles and dye, printing, painting, pouring and more!

Fall 12th Annual Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshop: Sunday, 30 Sept-Saturday, 6 Oct --untraditional watercolor workshop combines the media of photography, watercolor, ink, acrylic and more--using watercolor paper, clayboard, etc!)

Relax, enjoy, create! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! Plein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O’Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the ultimate discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)! Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Details appear on Darla’s registration tab . See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop. Don’t want to fly? You can ride with me from Denton, TX or caravan!

Darla’s Art Adventure Abroad 2018: If you want something more, I am leading a group to Copenhagen, Denmark and then to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany 26 June-8 July!Only 10 in the group, complete details on my website!

If you have a facebook account, please help spread the word!

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email:

Joe Farmer

The City of Allen Joe Farmer Recreation Center is looking for an artist to conduct a one hour simple art class for individuals with disabilities such as  Down's Syndrome and Autism.

Here is the basic info on the class:

Title: Arts Galore
Promo: Come have fun and socialize with peers while creating all sorts of crafts. 
No prior experience needed. Just bring yourself and be prepared to have some fun!
Price: $20
Time: Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30PM
Min: 3 people Max:10 people

Artist will need to sign a contract with the City of Allen to provide this class at a 70/30 split. The charge for the class can but increased but they don't want to charge too much as these individuals do not have a lot of money. 
Caregivers or guardians will be asked to stay and assist with the art class if needed. The class would be as simple as painting a pot or using water colors or sketching out some pictures of animals. They would like the class to be held once a week for one hour each. 

Below is the contact information for the person heading up this program. 

Ryan Patterson | Recreation Specialist II
City of Allen | Parks & Recreation Department
214.509.4753 |

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional info. Thank you for your consideration.  ~Synne Magar Ferguson