Call for Art & Craft – Materials Hard + Soft

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: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. The 35th anniversary exhibition expands two galleries, both the Meadows Gallery and the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton.
2022 Juror is Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978) a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. Aguiñiga is the founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides, She is represented by the Volume Gallery in Chicago. You can learn more about Aguiñiga at
Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 13.
Exhibition will run May 27-August 27, 2022.
Entry fee is $30 for GDAC members and $35 for non-members. There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee. Information is available on the call website.
There will be cash prizes for the competition.
Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found at
Questions can be emailed to
artwork: Arielle Brackett, Destruction of the Tillamook Rainforest, 2021 MHS Selection.
[image description: a picture of a necklace. necklace has a pendant of a blue flower with metal leaves surrounding it, chain is also made up of metal leaves. underneath the necklace text says “Materials Hard + Soft”. At the top of the necklace and image text says CALL 2022.]