Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 33rd Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 33rd Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: September 29th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd 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. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.

Juror: Janet McCall has been Executive Director of Contemporary Craft (CC) in Pittsburgh since 1995. Founded in 1971, the organization includes a gallery featuring work by national and international artists, hands-on workshop studios, a retail store, and a downtown satellite gallery, and reaches approximately 145,000 visitors annually. McCall has curated or served as a juror for numerous craft exhibitions and has a passion for building community through art through social justice themed exhibitions at Contemporary Craft such as Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out, and Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, and Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.

Awards: The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 7th, 2020.

Eligible material: 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. Works can be a collaboration piece, all collaborators must be listed in the space provided on the entry form. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2017 – 2019) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Entry fee: Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).

For more detailed information and link to entry:

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

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