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36th Annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

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 36th 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.  

This year’s call for artists drew over 800 submissions from 16 countries worldwide and 45 states. Our Jurors selected 80 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, including works from 18 states and 4 countries including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Works with varying media, including metal, glass, wood, plastic, paper, ceramic, fiber, and mixed media. 

2023 Jurors
Kathy Brown – FibersHarlan Butt – MetalsBrooks Oliver – ClayTalor Roderick – GlassSam Slovak – WoodJames Thurman – Mixed/OtherShannon Driscoll – Paper 
This exhibition is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. The 36th annual Materials will be on view February 3 - May 6, 2023 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 

Reception and awards will be distributed on February 3, 2023. 

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