Open Imagination
 October 14, 2022
Call for Art & Craft: Materials Hard + Soft 2023

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 & was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft & the remarkable creativity & innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Local, national, & international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past three years (2020-2022) & not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 2023 Jurors: Kathy Brown - Fibers, Harlan Butt - Metals, Brooks Oliver - Clay, Talor Roderick - Glass, Sam Slovak - Wood, James Thurman - Mixed Media/Other,Shannon Driscoll - Paper Exhibition will run at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas February 3 - May 6, 2023. Entry Fee: $30 for GDAC Members/$35 for non-members. Scholarships are available to cover the entry cost, application located on the call website. Deadline is October 1 for scholarships.

 $1000 Best in Show, $300 Best in Media