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Materials Hard + Soft Exhibition

  • Call for submissions
  • Denton, TX

Website Greater Denton Arts Council

Deadline: February 13, 2022

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 featured in the exhibition catalog and online exhibition.

Our 2022 Juror is Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978). Tanya is  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 February 13, 2022 at 11:59pm.

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. There will be cash prizes for the competition.

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found at

Questions can be emailed to

Art: Arielle Brackett, Destruction of the Tillamook Rainforest, 2021 Materials Hard + Soft Selection

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