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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Classes



  • Bookbinding & Leatherworking
  • Clay
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Youth Art

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Craft Guild of Dallas May Workshops



Craft Guild of Dallas
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, TX  75240



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Process 2 Product: from Inspiration to Innovation opens July 15 at the CAC


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host a new “Process 2 Product:  from Inspiration to Innovation” from Friday, July 15 through Saturday, August 19. The exhibition series, organized in honor of CAC’s 50th Anniversary, explores select CAC teaching artist’s artistic process from conception to a finished solution.  In the 3rd installation for the year, this show will feature the work and processes of ceramic artist Linda Gossett.                                                            

The concept for this series celebrates the arts education process that CAC students experience in their classes, which is a direct result of each of various CAC teaching artist’s journey through ideas, inspiration and their fascination with their mediums. The exhibition demonstrates the struggle and satisfaction of working through an idea with either the desired outcome or knowledge for the next effort.

Linda Gossett has been working in clay for over 20 years. She attended North Texas State University and acquired a Bachelors of Fine Art in advertising and graphic design in 1985. After obtaining a BFA in advertising and graphic design in 1985, she began her relationship with clay when friends suggested she take a ceramics class at a local community college. She recently earned her MA from the University of Dallas and is currently working on a MFA from the university. The exhibition will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228 with an opening reception on Friday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.



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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops


Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org


2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.


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Register now for 2016 Craft Guild of Dallas Classes & Workshops for Winter & Spring


A New Year at The Craft Guild of Dallas begins next week!
Winter Session: January 17 – March 12
Spring Session: March 20 – May 14   
Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Level Classes & Workshops:
Beading, Bookbinding, Clay, Drawing, Fiberart, Glass, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Letterpress, Metalsmithing, Painting
(our website is currently under construction as all links are being updated so we encourage you to click here to see the latest information)

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Class sizes are limited, and registration is first come/first serve.
Call 972-490-0303 or email info@craftguildofdallas.com to register!

2016 yearly membership is now due. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition deadline Sept. 4


The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National 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. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski.

As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowski has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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Craft Guild of Dallas Fall 2015 Class & Workshop Schedule



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our fall schedule of classes and workshops featuring nationally-known artists;  you can register for them beginning Tuesday, August 7.  Don’t miss the free member-only workshops which can help you grow your business.
5100 Belt Line Road
Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75254
  • Book, Paper, Leather & Fiber Arts
  • Clay
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Glass
  • Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Beading

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call deadline Sept. 5


Materials: Hard & Soft

February 6 – April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Eligible media: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2012-2014) and not previously exhibited at the Center for Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Greater Denton Arts Council 400 E. Hickory Street Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 382-2787 http://www.dentonarts.com

Click here for the 2015 prospectus

2014 Award Winners

2014 Catalog


Ana M. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in the Spring of 2009 by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, and has lectured extensively on her own work. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Crafts.



September 5, 2014

Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 p.m. at the GDAC offices (NOT a postmark deadline)

October 30, 2014

Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 21, 2014

Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 9, 2015

Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 6, 2015

Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards announced at 6:45 p.m.

February 6 – April 2, 2015

Materials: Hard & Soft on exhibit, Meadows Gallery, Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

April 6 – 8, 2015

Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists


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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring 2014 Show and Sale


The Craft Guild of Dallas is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Show and Sale Friday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 4th at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254. The Show and Sale will feature unique, handcrafted works of jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art.

We invite you to do your Mother’s Day shopping at the Craft Guild and discover a range of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted works of art created by members of the Craft Guild. During the three-day Show and Sale, our studios will be open and will feature artist demonstrations. Join us at our free opening night reception on Friday, May 2nd for live music, refreshments, and a silent auction highlighting artwork created at the Craft Guild.  Proceeds from the highly anticipated auction support Craft Guild programs.

Friday 10am-10pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

The Craft Guild of Dallas


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Sheldon Nunez-Velarde Micaceous Clay HandsOn Workshop


Sheldon Nunez Velarde, is the guest artist for a Micaceous Clay HAnds-On Workshop at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus, Oct. 31-Nov.1. Velarde will demonstrate Jacarilla style forming and firing of cooking vessels and other sparkly shapes.$140.00 includes some Apache reservation micaceous clay and works will be fired and ready to take home on Friday afternoon. The event is 9-4 both days. Wed. evening, pre-workshop clay preparation event is optional . Potluck Lunch Thursday after Artist talk. Public reception Friday 4-6pm, Ceramics Lab, Fine Arts Build.


Contact 817-0515-6693 or 817-515-6688 to reserve a spot. An at cost workshop with five spots open.

For more about Sheldon’s work, see http://jicarillaapachepottery.com/

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Call for Entries 27th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition


2014 Materials: Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. February 7 – April 4, 2014. Sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. Entry deadline: September 6, 2013. Eligible Media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. U.S. residents. Entry fee: $30. Awards: $5000. To download prospectus or more info: www.dentonarts.com, 940.382.2787, or exhibitions@dentonarts.com

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 27th year. Recognized nationally,Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Juror Judy Gordon is an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas.


  • September 6, 2013 Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 pm at the GDAC offices (not a postmark deadline)
  • October 31, 2013 Notification forms are mailed
  • November 22, 2013 Artist contracts are due
  • January 6-10, 2014 Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due
  • February 7, 2014 Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 pm Awards announced at 6:45 pm
  • February 7 – April 4, 2014 Materials: Hard & Soft on exhibit, Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • April 7-9, 2014 Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists

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sculptechular 2013 – Call for installations, artists, & vendors!


Are you a three-dimensional artist?

“sculptechular 2013” is a one-month art exhibition, a two-week installations exhibition, and a three-day spectacle, all hosted during the month of September by Frisco Arts at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX,75034.

July 26 is the deadline to submit proposals for three-dimensional installations and/or artist and vendor booth applications. All information and forms are available at: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2013/

Still have questions? Email Paige Prater, Exhibits Coordinator: pprater@friscoarts.org or call 972-668-5180.

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2nd Bi-annual Best of Texas Clay entries due June 30

2nd Bi-annual Best of Texas Clay
Deadline: June 30

This call is open to all Texas ceramic artists and includes wheel-thrown, hand built or sculpture; must be original and over 50% clay. Over $1500 in awards. Exhibition: September 6 – 28, 2013, Fort Worth Community Arts Center Jurors: Elaine Taylor, Pat Conner & Judy Shelton. Prospectus Inquires: Best of Texas Clay, c/o Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild, 6344 Hart St, Fort Worth, TX 76112, Phone: Stormie Parker 817.915.6724, email: info@tpsg.biz

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