Greater Denton Arts Council

call for artists

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30 UNDER 30
Denton is a town filled with amazing young talent, from students at the local universities to artists with no formal training, we are lucky to have these creative young people in our town. GDAC with sponsorship from First State Bank wants to showcase these young artists under 30 years of age, connecting them with our supportive community. 30 UNDER 30 was created to give DFW artists a chance to showcase in a space without having to worry about having 20-30 pieces to fill up a gallery show.

30 artists will be selected from the entries. Each artist selected to participate will have one piece in the exhibition.

Exhibition runs October 4 - December 15 in Meadows Gallery.

The Call is open until August 25.

There is no fee for entry


Detail of Ben Venom,  I Cut My Teeth ; one of 93 works featured in the 2017 Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition

Detail of Ben Venom, I Cut My Teeth; one of 93 works featured in the 2017 Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition

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. Now in its 33rd year the exhibition continues to showcase the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Each year approximately 70 works from the hundreds submitted are selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 

The 2020 Call for Entries is now open. Click the link below to learn more about the exhibition and view the entry form.


Installation view of  Neal Paustian: When the Well is Dry We Know the Worth

Installation view of Neal Paustian: When the Well is Dry We Know the Worth

EXHIBITIONS AT THE ARTS CENTER
The Greater Denton Arts Council welcomes proposals for exhibitions from local, national, and international artists and curators. To submit a request for exhibition, please complete the form at the link below.


Artist Robert Hamilton instructs students in a Day of the Dead puppet making workshop

Artist Robert Hamilton instructs students in a Day of the Dead puppet making workshop

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Are you an artist or educator interested in leading classes and workshops at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center? To submit a class proposal, please send a summary of the program you are suggesting, a copy of your resume, and images of your work or proposed project to admin@dentonarts.com.