Sunday, January 22, 2012

CraftTexas 2012

Deadline: March 15, 2012 (ONLINE)

CraftTexas 2012
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston, TX
September 29 – December 30, 2012

In the fall of 2012, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2012, the seventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and found/recycled materials.

The exhibition serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of craft being made in our own communities and across the state. Additionally, this unique show provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections.

CraftTexas 2012 will be juried by Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts in Bakersville, NC; Rachelle Thiewes, internationally acclaimed metal and jewelry artist from El Paso, TX; and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center and the Creative Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.

CraftTexas 2012 is open to all artists currently residing in Texas.
Works in craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood and in found/recycled materials will be accepted.
Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.

Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the jurors.
All selected artists will receive the CraftTexas 2012 catalogue.

Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters)
Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces of work. Artists should submit only one (1) digital image per work, for a total of up to three (3) images. (Do not submit detail images.)
Non-refundable entry fee of $35 to be paid by credit card.

Work submitted to CraftTexas 2012 will be juried via the CaFÉ TM system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

Notification of acceptance will be on or before May 1, 2012.

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the CaFÉ TM system at

Complete details available on website:

Address questions regarding application guidelines and submission process to