Know anyone who might want our literature but isn’t on our mailing list? Well, now you can send them our .PDFs all ready to go!
All of our packet can be downloaded here:
President Letter: VAS_President_Letter
Our Member Survey: VAS_Survey
Yearly Membership Dinner Invitation: Souper Supper
So send them to your friends and I hope we’ll see you all at our annual dinner on March 8th at the Berman Museum! (MAP)
For more details please see our Calendar.
We would like you to please fill out this brief (four question) survey so that we may better tailor our events and workshops to you. The total survey should take no more than 3 minutes of your time. Please follow this link and make your voice heard: VAS Member Survey
If you missed our recent Ceramics Workshop you missed a great time! Lots of people came out to make very large coffee mugs (or repurposed the starter forms into pitchers or beer steins or kitchen utensil holders as individual preferences dictated). We had a wonderful time playing with the mud so we want to give a huge thanks to The Potter’s Guild for showing us how to do it!
We’d love to see you at our next event though so please check out our calendar for more information on our upcoming events!
If you’d like to be more actively involved in our Social Network then please feel welcome to join us on our brand new Facebook Group. If you have a Facebook account you can click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VASJSU/
If you do not have a Facebook account then please do not worry, all events will be updated on our EVENTS tab on the HOME page as they are created. If you would like to create a Facebook page it is free to join at Facebook.com.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!
Hi there! Great news. We have many upcoming workshops available to our up-to-date members! More details are in our “CALENDAR” page under “EVENTS” at the top of the “HOME” page.
January 28th 6pm Ceramic workshop ~ make your own mug and choose your glaze ~ I am excited about this. The ceramics students will be putting this on and I believe there will be a small fee to attend just to cover the cost of materials.
Drawing A Still Life ~ Basic’s for beginners. Exact date and time is still being determined but our “CALENDAR” page will be updated when we have it nailed down.
Bookmaking workshop with Kip Henricks and MaryAnne Sampson. Exact date and time is still being determined but our “CALENDAR” page will be updated when we have it nailed down.
David Cummings will teach you how to create beautiful family portraits. Details are in our “CALENDAR” page, bring a camera and your family member or pet that you wish to photograph.
Learn how to build a shadow box frame from scratch with Bryce Lafferty. Exact date and time is still being determined but our “CALENDAR” page will be updated when we have it nailed down.
Participation in workshops has been great. Lots are excited about the VAS and many faculty and volunteers are more than willing to offer additional workshops. We will post all events as they are determined on our “CALENDAR” page as well as on our Facebook group, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VASJSU/
I’d like to invite you to renew your membership in the Visual Arts Society of Jacksonville State University. If you’ve not been a member, this is the year to join!
In the last 20 years the VAS has grown to over 200 members. We could be much larger if folks in our community knew about the VAS and what it’s doing for the Art Department at JSU. We’ve raised over $100,000 for scholarships for students in the Department of Art. Currently we’re expanding the role of the VAS to meet the increasing needs of the Department to help our students in an environment of lessening state support for our university.
Monies from VAS efforts go to the Art Students Scholarship Fund, the Art Achievement Fund, the Graduate Fellowship Fund, and the Art Foundation. Our new graduate degree program has increased the need for both scholarship funding and equipment upgrade funding. The Department of Art is growing each year, and even though we have more art majors than ever, the amount of funding from the state is shrinking. It takes effort and creativity to make up the shortfall.
This year the art faculty is helping give VAS members special reasons to participate. Last November Doug Clark had a fall foliage photography workshop and this spring there will be other ‘learning events’ to enjoy. Come join other VAS members as we expand our creativity!
Next summer’s VAS Members Show at the Hammond Hall Gallery will be a fun way to share and see works created by our VAS members. It’s free to participate, and it’s quite a kick to see art that you created in a gallery setting. Start creating your work now!
Your individual membership is only $25 a year, or $40 for your family. Students are just $10. Of course, larger levels of giving are available, please contact us for details. You can also download our Membership form here. Just mail it to us with your contribution to the provided address. Your membership fees include the cost of our Annual Membership Meeting, which will be later in the semester. Details to follow.
Thanks for your support of the VAS, and we’ll see you ‘round the campus!
David Cummings, VAS President
Thank you for visiting our webpage. Please use the links at the top of the page to navigate your way around. We have an “Events” tab so that you can see our upcoming events and an “About VAS” tab if you’d like to know more about what we do. We do hope that you’ll join us in supporting the local arts and the students of JSU.