Open Call: Material Hard & Soft
35th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, US
Unreal Weather by Nate Ditzler, 2021 Exhibition Selection
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. The 35th anniversary exhibition is expanded to two galleries both the Meadows Gallery and the Gough Gallery. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Past jurors include: JoAnn Edwards of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, CA, Perry Price, Executive Director of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Janet McCall retired director of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburg, PA, and Beth C. McLaughlin of the Fuller Craft in Brockton, MA, and Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary.
Denton, TX. 76201