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Greater Denton Arts Council

Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 35th 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 35th anniversary exhibition is expanded to two galleries both the Meadows Gallery and the Gough Gallery. Artwork will be featured in a printed catalog and online exhibition.

2022 Juror is Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978) a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. Aguiñiga is the founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides, http://www.ambosproject.com/. She is represented by the Volume Gallery in Chicago. Learn more about Aguiñiga at TanyaAguiniga.com.

Exhibition will run May 27-August 27, 2022.
Entry fee: $30 for GDAC members/$35 for non-GDAC members.
There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee.
There will be cash prizes for the competition.

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 (2019-2022) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

More Information: dentonarts.com