CALL FOR ENTRIES – Materials Hard + Soft 2019: International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition


Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 32nd annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The call is open to craft artists who have created works in the past 2 years (2016-2018) in the following media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, including craft in conjunction with new media. All work must be ready for installation and are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. Artists are responsible for shipping costs. Selected artists will receive 1 copy of the exhibitions catalog. This year’s juror is Janet McCall of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will select about 70 pieces for the exhibition. Juror awards will be given out in the following amounts: $1,000, $750, $500, and $250.

Exhibition runs from February 1 – May 4, 2019 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

The fee is $40, and covers up to three (3) entries.

Deadline for entries is September 30, 2018
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Or contact the exhibition coordinator at: or 940-382-2787

The Greater Denton Arts Council has served the Denton community for 50 years. The Arts Council provides foundational support for Denton’s artists and community arts organizations. Collaborators with the Arts Council include: 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, the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Built in 1929 and located between Denton’s Downtown Square and emerging innovation district, this historic building was originally the city’s steam power plant. Renovated in the 1980s, and again in 2016, the Arts Center now offers three galleries, an art studio, dance rehearsal hall and sculpture garden.