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Call for Craft: Materials Hard + Soft

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Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 10/14/2022
Website: https://dentonarts.com/mhscall2023

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. The 36th exhibition will be on display in Denton, Texas February 3 – May 6, 2023. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.


Kathy Brown – Fibers
Harlan Butt – Metals
Brooks Oliver – Clay
Talor Roderick – Glass
Sam Slovak – Wood
James Thurman – Mixed/Other
Shannon Driscoll – Paper

Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past three years (2020-2022) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on October 14, 2022.

Entry fee: $35 for non-GDAC members/$30 for members

There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee, the deadline to apply is October 1, 2022. https://form.jotform.com/GDAC/MHSscholarship

The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Jurors Awards in the amounts of $1,000 for best in show and $300 for best in media. 7 pieces will be selected for best in media and there will be 1 best in the show.

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found on our website:

English: https://dentonarts.com/mhscall2023
Español: https://dentonarts.com/materials-hard-soft-call-en-espanol
Francais: https://dentonarts.com/materials-hard-soft-call-in-francais

Questions can be emailed to exhibit@dentonarts.com.

Contact: Jennifer Bates
Title: Exhibitions Coordinator
Email: exhibit@dentonarts.com
Phone: (940) 382-2787

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