35th Annual Materials Hard + Soft Call for Arts & Crafts Now Accepting Submissions
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. The 35th anniversary exhibition expands two galleries, both the Meadows Gallery and the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas from May 27-August 27, 2022. Artwork will be included in a printed catalog and online exhibition. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 13.
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.
Entry fee is $30 for GDAC members and $35 for non-members. There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee. Information is available on the call website. Deadline for scholarship applications is January 12, 2022. Details about the scholarships and the entry process can be found at https://dentonarts.com/mhscall
Questions can be emailed to [email protected].