Tension, Jolynn Santiago, 2017



Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX, 72601
Primary contact - Jenny Bates
Non-Profit Organization

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - September 30, 2018

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd 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. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected by the juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Our entry deadline for the 2019 exhibition is September 30, 2018. Please review the upcoming schedule below for more information on the next steps in the competition. A downloadable 2019 Prospectus is available for entry guidelines and procedures questions. Entries can be submitted online or through the mail.

The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 1, 2019.

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 two years (2016-2018) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).

The exhibition will be publicized regionally, nationally and internationally. GDAC reserves the right to use photographs or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity.

Artists are responsible for pre-paying all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site upon selection by the juror. Accepted works must be hand-delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided in the Artist Contract. Entries will be insured by GDAC while in its custody. Insurance value for pieces NFS should reflect fair market value. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.

September 30, 2018 | Deadline for acceptance of online entry materials (by 11:59 PM)
November 16, 2018 | Notification forms sent to all artists
November 30, 2018 | Artist contracts are due
January 3 - 11, 2019 | Shipped and hand-delivered artwork due at the Arts Center
February 1, 2019 | Opening Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Award Ceremony 7:00 PM.
February 2 - May 4, 2019 | Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
May 7 - 24, 2019 | De-installation and return of artwork

For additional questions about the competition and exhibition, contact the Greater Denton Arts Council at:
Email: exhibit@dentonarts.com
Phone: 940-382-2787
Physical and Mailing Address:
400 E. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201

Form: https://www.jotform.com/GDAC/MHS2019application
Call page: https://dentonarts.com/mhscall



Call for Artists - Taos Indoor Art Market

Beatrice Miera
PO box 546 Questa, NM 87556

Local non-profit, NVW,Inc. Call for Artists - Taos Indoor Art Market 4500 sq. ft. vaulted ceilings, near major hotels, convention center, across from South side spa. 10 x 10 booth space -weekends only, $40.00 per space, per weekend. minimum 12 weekend commitment required. Artist chooses weekends, consecutive not required, first come first served basis.

Registration deadline April 30, 2018 for June opening. Booth Share OK. Art Organizations Welcome, Artist keeps all sales, must have floor covering. NO dealers, some restrictions, see contract, remit payment, major credit card, cashier's check to: NonViolence Works, Inc. 1337 Gusdorf Rd. Taos, NM.

Call Beatrice Miera 575-613-3036 for more info.