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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

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Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

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

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call deadline Sept. 5

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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

Juror

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.

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Calendar:

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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