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Posted December 11th, 2021  /  Ends February 13th, 2022

Call for Craft & Art: Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

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: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media.

Exhibition is open to national & international artists. Selected art will be on display at an in-person exhibition, online, and in a printed catalog May 27 - August 27, 2022 at the Patterson- Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

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, She is represented by the Volume Gallery in Chicago. Learn more about Aguiñiga at

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

There will be cash prizes for juror's awards
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $750
3rd Prize: $500
4th Prize: $250