Call for Artists – Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition – Greater Denton Arts Council

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 34th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 in Denton, Texas as a celebration of the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media including: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. Works must be completed in the last 2 years (2018-2020)

This year’s juror is Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary. Barrera will select pieces for exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas from February 5-May 8, 2021. All selected works will also be included in our online exhibition and store and a printed catalog.

Juror’s award prizes of $250, $500, $750, and $1,000 will be handed out.
There is a $30 entry fee that covers up to 3 entries.
Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020.

Call in English:
Llamada de artista en español:
Appel d’artiste en français:

Questions can be emailed to Jenny Bates at


Local non-profit arts organization in Denton, Texas