Materials Hard + Soft / Calls & Submissions

February 14, 2022

Organization Name: Greater Denton Arts Council

Organization Location: Denton, TX

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $35


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. Exhibition is open to national & international artists. 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

Exhibition will run May 27-August 27, 2022.

There will be cash prizes for the competition.
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $750
3rd Prize: $500
4th Prize: $250

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found on the call website.
Questions can be emailed to

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