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Greater Denton Arts Council

Call for Crafts: Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

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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 anniversary will be on display in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, February 4 – May 6, 2023.

2023 JURORS
Kathy Brown – Fibers
Harlan Butt – Metals
Brooks Oliver – Clay
Talor Roderick – Glass
Sam Slovak – Wood
James Thurman – Mixed/Other
Shannon Driscoll – Paper

Entry Fee: $30 for GDAC members/$35 for non-members
There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee.

There will be cash prizes for the competition. $1000 for best in show, $300 for best in media.

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-fra

Eligibility
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.

More Information: dentonarts.com