CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual
Materials: Hard & Soft National 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. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States
each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our
2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator
of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12
years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in
contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the
amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. 

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

Open Day @ Northcote Pottery Supplies

On Saturday 24th
August we will open our doors to the local community, artists, students
and the curious, for our annual Open Day. The breadth and range of the
ceramic art form will be on show, from watching wheel throwing
demonstrations, to viewing the latest creations from talented Australian
Pottery Supplies is a unique leader in the field of Australian
ceramics, housing a pottery supply shop, contemporary gallery space,
work spaces for classes, artist studios, and manufacturing, all under
the one roof. These areas come together to promote ceramics, educate and
our Open Day visitors can view classes in action and wheel throwing
demonstrations. There will be hands on activities, such as creating and
decorating an individual handmade plate, and the opportunity to have a
go on the potter’s wheel. Our
resident artists will open their studios to discuss their artwork and
answer questions, and SMALLpieces gallery will be exhibiting the work of
over 30 Australian ceramic artists.
Saturday 24th August
Northcote Pottery Supplies
142-144 Weston St
Brunswick East 3057
Ph 9387 3911