36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

deadline: Friday, October 14, 2022

about the exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 36th 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 36th anniversary will be on display in the Meadows Gallery in Spring 2023. 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, Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary, and Tanya Aguiñiga of Los Angeles.

2023 JURORs

For our 36th exhibition, we have changed the juror format to feature a panel of jurors. We hope this change will allow us to diversify the expertise of the juror leading to some of the best of the media submitted to be part of the exhibition. Our jurors are media specialists over the materials they are asked to jury. Each juror will select pieces from their area for the exhibition. From those selections, they will select a best in media and a best in the show.

HOW TO ENTER

Our entry deadline for the 2023 exhibition is October 14, 2022. Please review the upcoming schedule below for more information on the next steps in the competition. A downloadable 2023 Prospectus is available for entry guidelines and procedures questions. Entries can be submitted online or through the mail.

Learn more and apply here.

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member
Sarah A. Myers
Sarah A. Myers

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.
Dianne Koppisch-Hricko
Dianne Koppisch-Hricko

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Craig Stover
Craig Stover
Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily functions.
Angela McQuillan
Angela McQuillan

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily…

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily functions.…

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily functions.…

Rachel Romano
Rachel Romano
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