Jennifer Bates - Denton, Texas

Materials Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition




The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 36th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. 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 submitting artist. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past three years (2020-2022) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Exhibition will run February 3 – May 6, 2023 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Kathy Brown – Fibers
Harlan Butt – Metals
Brooks Oliver – Clay
Talor Roderick – Glass
Sam Slovak – Wood
James Thurman – Mixed/Other
Shannon Driscoll – Paper

Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM on October 14, 2022.
Entry Fee: $30 for GDAC members/$35 for non-members
There are scholarships available for first-time applicants to cover the entry fee, the deadline to apply is October 1, 2022.

There will be cash prizes for the competition. $1000 for best in show, $300 for best in media.

Details about the scholarships & the entry process can be found on our website:

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Jennifer Bates
Denton, Texas