Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 34th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 in Denton, Texas as a celebration of the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media including: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. Works must be made in the last 2 years (2018-2020).

This year’s juror is Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary. Barrera will select pieces for exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas from February 5-May 8, 2021. Selected works will also be included in our online exhibition and store and a printed catalog.

Juror’s award prizes of $250, $500, $750, and $1,000 will be awarded.

There is a $30 entry fee that covers up to 3 entries.

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020.

Call in English:

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Questions can be emailed to Jenny Bates at