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Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

  • Call for submissions
  • Denton, Tx

Website Greater Denton Arts Council

Deadline: October 14, 2022

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. All work must have been completed within the past three years (2020-2022) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

The exhibition will run from February 3 – May 6, 2023, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. Entry Fee: $30 for GDAC members/$35 for non-members.

There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2022.

There will be cash prizes for the competition. $1000 for best in show, $300 for best in media.

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found on our website:




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