Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


Call Type Exhibition
Call Eligibility International
Entry Dates 10/1/21, 12:00 AM - 2/13/22, 11:59 PM 291 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes ($30/$35)
Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

400 E. Hickory St
Denton 76201 United States


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, or any combination of craft media. The 35th anniversary exhibition expands two galleries, both the Meadows Gallery and the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton. 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, She is represented by the Volume Gallery in Chicago. Learn more about Aguiñiga at

Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM CST 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
3th Prize: $250

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found at
Questions can be emailed to

Art: Haley Bates, Stricture III, 2021 Materials Hard + Soft Selection

[image description: A picture of a ladle made of silver with a not solid scoop. CALL 2022 and Materials Hard + Soft text is located to the right of the ladle.]

Posted on: 11/29/21, 9:55 PM