CALL FOR ART & CRAFT
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, plastic or any combination of craft media. New media is accepted as long as it includes one of the listed medias. 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. Artwork will be included 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.
Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 13.
Exhibition will run May 27-August 27, 2022.
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.
There will be cash prizes for the competition.
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $750
3rd Prize: $500
4th Prize: $250
The Greater Denton Arts Council has served the Denton community for almost 50 years. The Arts Council provides foundational support for Denton’s artists and community arts organizations and collaborates frequently with area universities, the Denton Independent School District, and the City of Denton. The Arts Council presents a full schedule of programs and exhibitions in its flagship facility in historic downtown Denton, Texas, the Patterson-Appleton Center Arts Center.