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National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

BRIEF ABOUT: Started in 1987 and is now in its 28th year, this annual contemporary crafts competition and exhibition, “Materials: Hard and Soft” receives hundreds of entries from every state in the union.

     Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money and many of the artists seen in the shows have been featured in national publications.

     Deadline for entry is Friday, September 5, 2014. For full prospectus: http://www.dentonarts.com/subsite2/materialshands.html. The exhibition will be February 6 through April 2, 2015 at the Denton Arts Council in the Meadows Gallery.

About the Juror

     Ana M. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in the Spring of 2009 by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, and has lectured extensively on her own work. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Crafts. www.anamlopez.com.

     Past jurors have included such luminaries as Brent Kington, Mary Lee Hu, Paul J. Smith, Arline Fisch, Kenneth Trapp, Michael Monroe, Lloyd Herman, Marylin da Silva and Harlan Butt.


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