31st Annual Materials Hard + Soft

February 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
Greater Denton Arts Council


February 2, 2017 | Opening Reception 6-8 p.m., Award Ceremony with Juror Perry A. Price at 7 p.m.
February 3 – May 5, 2018 | Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center’s Meadows Gallery


Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition shows the top national and international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The 2018 exhibition drew over 1,000 submissions from 8 countries around the world. Juror Perry A. Price selected 70 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 27 states in varying media including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship. Materials will be on view February 3 – May 5, 2018 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Cost of entry is $5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12. Learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions at dentonarts.com/exhibitions.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the ArtsTexas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton.
Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship.


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