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


Artist Opportunities


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Spring Collective Art Show : FLORESCENCE

VALA COLLECTIVE is back with a follow up to our show Increscent!

March 29th - May 13, 2018
See the art during VALA GALA 2018

Florescence: the process of flowering is the continuation of our growth as an arts non-profit.

Artist Calls

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

Launch Pad City - Round 2

  • | Start Date: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 4/29/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $10.00 USD per 5
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

The VAGF is looking for artworks to be displayed during May 19 - August 19, 2018 at Launch Pad city - a collaborative workspace that inspires. Paintings, drawings, mixed media and photography artworks.

The theme of the exhibit is: City Life. Buildings, landmarks and unique perspectives on life in Frisco (of any city); city events (sports, concerts, festivals, and other activities)

Submission deadline: Sunday April 29, 2018

You will be notified of acceptance into the exhibit by the end of the day Thursday, May 3, 2018.  Accepted works must be delivered to Launch Pad City May 18-19, 2018 (time will be communicated to artist selected for the exhibit).

$10 submission fee for up to 5 images, $2 for each additional image. VAGF retains 20% commission from sales generated during the event.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted.  All works on 1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed. Multi-unit works must be connected so that they can be hung / displayed as a single unit.

Contact if you have any questions.



  • | Start Date: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/6/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

This is a call for all artists to submit their artwork for our upcoming Exhibit “Artrageous”

This is a featured show to celebrate local art and Artists. Bring out the best of your artwork!

Entries will be accepted in the categories of

Painting, Drawing, Photography and Mixed

Media and Sculptor. All works should be artist’s original creation. 

Submision deadline: May 06, 2018



9th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit

The Nature & Wildlife Exhibit explores nature in all of its beautiful forms, from plants and landscapes to the diversity of species inhabiting the oceans and great outdoors. Final artwork for the exhibit is chosen by a jury panel of professional artists and nature lovers. $5,000 in awards are given out with a $2,000 Best in Show award. Profits from artwork sold during the exhibit benefit conservation efforts and art education.

Artists may enter up to three original 2D or 3D pieces in any style or medium created within the past three years and NOT exhibited in previous STAAA exhibits. Entries must be the original work of art. Giclees, enhanced giclees, limited edition prints (with the exception of photography and original printmaking), reproductions or enhanced reproductions of any kind are not eligible. Works that reference hunting or taxidermy will be disqualified. Human imagery should not be present, except on the rare occasion where it enhances the nature story. 

Applications are open to US residents 18 years and older.


  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Entry Fee: $45
  • Acceptance emails will be sent by June 22, 2018.
  • Artwork receiving & pickup dates will be sent to accepted artists via email.

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"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: