34th Annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

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G R E AT E R D E N TO N A R T S C O U N C I L

MATERIALS HARD+SOFT

FEBRUARY 5 - MAY 8, 2021



34th ANNUAL

International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

MATERIALS HARD+SOFT PRESENTED BY:

GREATER DENTON ARTS COUNCIL at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center


About the Exhibition

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About the Exhibition 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 34th 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 1,100 submissions from 16 countries around the world and 45 states. Juror Pablo Barrera selected 77 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 28 states and 9 countries including Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States in varying media including metal, glass, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, 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. The 34th annual Materials will be on view February 5 - May 8, 2021 at the PattersonAppleton Arts Center.

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About the Juror

2021 JUROR - Pablo Barrera Oklahoma Contemporary

Pablo Barrera is Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s inaugural Curatorial Fellow. He is committed to creating strategies for formal and informal art education, especially raising awareness of Indigenous visual culture. Barrera was selected among NXTHVN Art Space’s first cohort and served as graduate advisor for Yale University Art Gallery’s first student-led Native American Art exhibition. He has written on global art impacted by colonialism, including a co-authored chapter on traditional Korean architecture design (Springer International) and a paper on Indigenous art produced for exchange between Colonial Spain and Japan (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution). Barrera holds MAs from Yale University (History of Art) and Harvard University (Regional Studies: East Asia), a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (History of Art, minor in Anthropology), is a 2012 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, and a 2011 Fulbright Scholar (South Korea). Photo credit: Pablo Barrera, image courtesy juror

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About the Juror

About the Oklahoma Contemporary Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives and outdoor installations, we create opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. Oklahoma Contemporary will soon open a new center on a 4.6-acre campus in downtown Oklahoma City. Our multiple galleries, studios, performance spaces, cafĂŠ and outdoor spaces ensure that there will always be something new to see and experience. Oklahoma Contemporary is your arts center. Exhibitions are always free. You are always welcome here.

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Exhibiting Artists

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Exhibiting Artists

JILL AULT – ANN ARBOR, MI

Summer Rain, 2020 quilt of cotton sateen with buttons 39 x 43 x .5

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HALEY BATES – FORT COLLINS, CO Stricture lll, 2019 sterling silver 11 x 3 x 3


Exhibiting Artists

JESS BEE – AUSTIN, TX Growth, 2019 fabric, vinyl 108 x 60

JENNA BONISTALLI – IOWA CITY, IA Leaf TV One, 2020 ceramic, cotton and silk thread 4.5 x 6 x 1.5

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Exhibiting Artists

KAILEE BOSCH – FORT COLLINS, CO Untitled // WH 03, 2020 cherry (wood), bronze 5.5 x 8 x 1.5

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ARIELLE BRACKETT – PORTLAND, OR

Destruction of the Tillamook Rainforest, 2020 sterling silver, brass, resin and flocking 26 x 6 x 1.75


Exhibiting Artists

KATHY BROWN – DENTON, TX

Clothes You Can’t Remove: Pre and Post Breonna Taylor, 2020 hand sewn fabric strips, wire over mannequin head 22 x 15 x 17

DIANE MARIE CHAUDIERE – WOODINVILLE, WA Fissure, 2020 mixed media: synthetic and natural fibers, thread, paint, wire, and beads 27 x 36.5 x 2.5

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Exhibiting Artists

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LYNNE DEES – BEDFORD, TX Australia Burning, 2020 rattan, waxed linen thread, burned rattan, Kumihimo wire 22 x 26 x 3.5

JEFFREY LLOYD DEVER – SILVER SPRINGS, MD Fireflies at Dusk, 2018 polymer clay, nylon coated stainless steel cable, sterling silver 12.5 x 5.5 x .5


Exhibiting Artists

NATE DITZLER – WICHITA FALLS, TX Beach Bowl, 2019 ceramic, underglaze, glaze 4.5 x 8 x 8

NATE DITZLER – WICHITA FALLS, TX Unreal Weather, 2020 ceramic, underglaze, glaze 9.5 x 10.5 x 8.5

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Exhibiting Artists

SHEILA FERRI – MIDDLETOWN, NY Ruthie’s Journey, 2018 wire 14 x 19 x 19

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ALEX FRIEDMAN – SAUSALITO, CA Flow 10: Twisted, 2020 cotton, wool, handwoven 39 x 39


Exhibiting Artists

SEFI GAL – HAIFA, ISRAEL Untitled, 2020 recycled blotting paper 79 x 30 x 30

JOHN GARGANO – LAFAYETTE, LA

Ashetu Looped, 2019 oxidation fired stoneware, rubber gaskets and fasteners 26 x 20 x 7

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Exhibiting Artists

ASPEN GOLANN – BAKERSVILLE, NC

Woven Brush, 2020 bleached maple, ebonized maple, yellow heart, blonde tampico fibers 6 x 4 x 5.5

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BERONICA GONZALES – DENTON, TX

This is Me Taking a Nap (My Idea of Comfort), 2019 paper, paper pulp, found sewing patterns, thread 18 x 65 x 80


Exhibiting Artists

CLIO HERBERT – SANTA CRUZ, CA

Muted and Blinded by Our Guards, 2020 stainless steel, copper, sterling silver, garnets 12 x 6 x 24

HILARY HERTZLER – PHILADELPHIA, PA Untitled, 2020 jewelers brass, glass beads, nylon cord 44 x .25 x .25

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Exhibiting Artists

TAYLOR HOKANSON – CHICAGO, IL Controlled Feeding Status, 2018 silver, brass, walnut 12 x12 x 12

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RISA HRICOVSKY – KNOXVILLE, TN White Dissonance, 2019 pipecleaners 24 x 48 x 3


Exhibiting Artists

KYUNG HEE IM – DENTON, TX Follow Me, 2020 thread and fabric variable, displayed as: 23.5 x 21 x 80

ESTHER IMM – TORONTO, CANADA Lockdown Pastels, 2020 cotton and wool, hand quilted 43 x 46

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Exhibiting Artists

BENJAMIN JOHNSON – CHESTERLAND, OH Erosion Field, 2019 glass, blown and diamond engraved 14.5 x 10 x 10

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RACHEL KALISKY – AUSTIN, TX True Colors Redux, 2019 glass, fused, kiln formed, blown, sandblasted 8.25 x 7


Exhibiting Artists

TAEYOUN KIM – SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Thread, 2018 plastic bags variable sizes

YUICHIRO KOMATSU – COLUMBUS, GA Sphere_03, 2019 clay and glaze 11 x 11 x 5.5

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Exhibiting Artists

STEVEN KP – PROVIDENCE, RI Bundle (brooch), 2019 cherry wood, sterling silver 6x6x1

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ANNA KRUSE – KINGSTON, NY I’m calling to you, 2020 ceramic, monofilament 22 x 21 x 17


Exhibiting Artists

CHRISTINA LA SALA – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Stone’s Throw, 2019 muslin, salt, rust 24 x 24 x 4

JONATHAN LANIER – TUSCALOOSA, AL Curiosity, 2020 soft maple, plywood, canvas, acrylic and staples 55 x 16 x 31

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Exhibiting Artists

JONATHAN LANIER – TUSCALOOSA, AL Marauder, 2020 basswood, tupelo and curly maple 38 x 5 x 14

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JONATHAN LANIER – TUSCALOOSA, AL Underpinning, 2020 cast bronze and soft maple 3 x 10 x 7.5


Exhibiting Artists

SANDRA LEONARD – CHICAGO, IL Girl With Wings, 2020 dyed fabric, sharpie, metal boning 68 x 34 x 24

LORENZ OLIVER MAGER – BROOKLYN, NY BRAG, 2020 sterling silver 3.569 x .952 x 2.396

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Exhibiting Artists

NATHALIE MAIELLO – MIDDLETOWN, CT Shifting Sight 1, 2020 acrylic, brass, cotton 4.25 x 21.5 x .5

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FABIAN MATZ – BASEL, SWITZERLAND Curvy lines, 2019 polyamide pantyhose, epoxy resin 18.1 x 11 x 14.5


Exhibiting Artists

LESLIE MAULDIN – DENTON, TX

Interiorosity, 2020 steel sheet metal, patina, spray paint, synthetic clay, flocking 38 x 11 x 9

ARTHUR MCVICCAR – LAFAYETTE, LA Disk Series #5, 2020 wood, paint, metal base plate 15 x15 x 4

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Exhibiting Artists

CRISTIANE MOHALLEM – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL Pedra do Mar (Stone of the Sea), 2019 cotton thread on linen 35 x 41.5 x .59

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DAN MOLYNEUX – EUREKA, CA

Coy II, 2020 ceramic, underglaze, gold luster, silver automotive enamel, brass 26 x 11 x 9


Exhibiting Artists

CHER MUSICO – DENTON, TX Lolo Victor, 2019 canvas, UV printed ink, embroidery thread, bamboo 27.25 x 21 x 1.75

CHER MUSICO – DENTON, TX

Trans Lives 2019, 2019 embroidery thread, cotton fabric, medical gauze, medical tape, wooden dowel 60 x 46

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Exhibiting Artists

KENZIE NELSON – FORT COLLINS, CO Tea For No One, 2018 copper, steel track spikes, cork 6.5 x 9.5 x 3

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KENNY NGUYEN – CONCORD, NC

Infinite Threads No.3, 2020 silk fabric, canvas, threads, acrylic, pins 40 x 32 x 5


Exhibiting Artists

CYNTHIA O’HERN – DES MOINES, IA The H(a)unch, 2019 felted wool 49 x 35

ELISA ORTEGA MONTILLA – GOLETA, CA Americana Yo?, 2018 wood and reclaimed fiber sculpture 16 x 8 x 100

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Exhibiting Artists

AUDREY PECK – TULSA, OK Family Topography, 2018 wood, shale, brass 2.75 x 3.75 x .5

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REBECCA PIPKIN – PHOENIX, AZ Recall The Threshold, 2019 fabric, resin, branches, flower petals 72 x 60 x 48


Exhibiting Artists

DANA PROVENCE – ALAMOSA, CO Pieta Retool, 2019 plaster, resin, pigment 9 x 8.5 x 6

ALE RAMBAR – ESCAZU, COSTA RICA Almost there, 2018 layers of paper and thread 31.5 x 24 x 2

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Exhibiting Artists

CATHERINE REINHART – AMES, IA

Artifact-Shirt, 2020 free motion stitching and trapunto quilting 15.5 x 18

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STEPHANIE ROBISON – OAKLAND, CA Attachment, 2019 marble and wool 6x7x3


Exhibiting Artists

PHIL SAMSON – SHADY SHORES, TX

LOREN SCHWERD – NEW ORLEANS, LA

GMO non OMG 2 (bean), 2020 steel, acrylic plastic, mylar thermal blanket, wood base 43 x 20 x 24

Amalgam, 2019 drift wood, bones, leather, plastic, twine 30 x 12 x 12

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Exhibiting Artists

TERESA SHIELDS – JENKINTOWN, PA Tomato No.4, 2020 french knots and hand stitches on linen and mounted on wood panel 5 x 5 x 1.5

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OLIVIA SHIH – OAKLAND, CA Consume 02, 2019 acrylic, brass, resin 2.25 x 1.5 x 1.45


Exhibiting Artists

CATHRYN SHILLING – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Consonance IX, 2020 kiln formed glass with metal 14 x 19.7 x 6

KATIE SHULMAN – CHEVY CHASE , MD Basket Body v.1, 2020 artist’s clothing, dyed elastic bra strapping, plastic tubing and wire 14.5 x 14 x 12

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Exhibiting Artists

JOEY SLAUGHTER – RUSTON, LA Worse is sometimes better, 2020 acrylic paint on wood pieces 31.5 x 27

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LIZ STENSLAND – CARBONDALE, IL Grandmother, 2020 ceramic and textile 42 x 7 x 54


Exhibiting Artists

LYNN SZYMANSKI – ROLLINSFORD, NH Stabilize, 2020 bleached oak 8x9x3

SUMIKO TAKADA – COLUMBUS, OH Inlaid Bowl - 02054, 2020 stoneware 9x9x6

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Exhibiting Artists

MEGHAN UDELL – JEFFERSONVILLE, NY Not My Cup of Tea, 2020 plaster, wool, cotton thread 15 x 15 x 8

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MARTHA UNDERRINER – DELAND, FL Discarded Traditions (no.2), 2020 steel and glass 44 x 24 x 24


Exhibiting Artists

MOLLY URAVITCH – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Many Faces, 2020 b-clay, glaze, underglaze 15 x 10 x 10

PÄIVI VAARULA – HÄMEENLINNA, FINLAND Internal Time Travel, 2020 wool, natural dyes, woven 26.3 x 90.5 x 2

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Exhibiting Artists

SARAH VAUGHN & DAVID KING – VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Testament to a Good Light, 2018 hand made sheet glass, mini Bic lighter carved with traditional glass working process 2.75 x.75 x 1.25

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VET – DALLAS, TX

Open Book, 2019 discarded books & wood slices 21 x 17 x 4


Exhibiting Artists

ELIZA WEBER – PHOENIX, AZ

VIOLET WEINER – PORTLAND, ME

Flowers For, Flowers From, 2020 found foam, banners, vinyl, carpet pad, polyester, baby blanket, embellishment with jelly cord, sheetrock compound, paint 108 x 108 x 72

Pupae, 2020 alabaster, cubic zirconia, fox fur, sterling silver, rubber, adhesive 19 x 3 x 2.5

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GINA WESTERGARD – LAWRENCE, KS

CASEY WHITTIER – KANSAS CITY, MO

Snared, 2019 copper, electroformed jimsonweed seedpods, 24K gold leaf, composition gold leaf, gel medium, enamel paint, acrylic paint, ink, glitter 5 x 11 x 11

Something to Carry my Guilt in, 2018 terra cotta, earthenware, linen, polyfill 18 x 15 x 6


Exhibiting Artists

PEGGY WIEDEMANN – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

GIN REID – NASHVILLE, TN

Outside The Lines, 2020 pine needles, rag cordage from India, Irish waxed linen 56 x 14 x 12

Red, 2020 embroidery on tulle 24 x 18

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Exhibiting Artists

HOSEOK YOUN – CARBONDALE, IL Shopping Everyday, 2019 glass and metal 24 x 36 x 39

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Credits

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Credits City of Denton

Denton is a city in Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Denton is a vibrant college town that offers rich resources and opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Learn more at discoverdenton.com

Texas Commission on the Arts

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance the state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

National Endowment For The Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

Texas Woman’s University Visual Arts Department The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University mission is to educate and empower students to become a leader through excellence in the visual arts.

Jenna Deen - Lead Designer

Jenna is currently studying at TWU for Graphic Design. She enjoys making expressive illustrations, painting, and making small figurines out of polymer clay. She loves Rom-Coms and hiking when the weather is nice!

CreaShunee Greene - Co-Designer CreaShunee is a Graphic Design student at TWU in Denton. Designing is a passion for CreaShunee so in her free time, she enjoys making things on her Cricut machine. She also loves painting, listening to Taylor Swift, and watching movies.

Skyler Brasuell - Co-Designer

Skyler is a Graphic Design student at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Her personal work explores narrative and fantasy themes in digital drawings, and she enjoys spending time with friends playing Dungeons & Dragons. Front Cover Image: Detail of Artwork Fireflies at Dusk by Jeffery Lloyd Dever, see page 14 Back Cover Image: Detail of Artwork Lockdown Pastels by Esther Imm, see page 21

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