Call for Artists: CraftTexas 2022

Apply December 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

This year, there is no application fee!

Exhibition Overview
Organized by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), CraftTexas 2022 is the eleventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the finest in Texas-made contemporary craft.  This encompassing exhibition will feature artists from across the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.

The exhibition provides an introduction for the general public to develop an appreciation for the depth and breadth of craft being made in their local 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.

Exhibition Dates
October 1, 2022 – January 7, 2023

CraftTexas 2022 will be juried by Andres Payan Estrada. Raised between Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, Payan Estrada currently works in Los Angeles, California. As an artist and curator, his practice focuses on issues revolving around contemporary craft and ceramics, including material and object explorations on queer and identity-based politics. Payan Estrada is currently the curator of public engagement at Craft Contemporary and recently served as a special visiting art faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts and as a mentor at Warren Wilson College’s Master of Arts in Craft Studies program. Payan Estrada is also the co-curator and co-founder of Craft Contemporary’s National Clay Biennial, as well as the founding organizer of the annual fundraiser and sale, CLAY LA. He recently curated the exhibition, Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past (2020), for the Arizona State University Museum and the Rubin Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, along with establishing POTLUCK, a biennial clay and ceramics fundraiser, auction, and free public program series that benefits Craft Contemporary.

Artist Eligibility

  • CraftTexas 2022 is open to craft artists currently residing in Texas.
  • The following craft media is accepted: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.
  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the show and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the closing date of January 7, 2023.
  • Crated work must fit through a 4′ x 8′ door, and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
  • Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.


  • Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the juror.

Online Application Process

  • All applications must be completed and submitted online via the Slideroom system at  This year, there is no application fee.
  • Applications will be accepted December 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 (Midnight, Central Standard Time).
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submission Materials

  • 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. All images must be in high-resolution .jpeg format (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches.) DO NOT submit detail images.

Jury Process

Work submitted to CraftTexas 2022 will be juried via the Slideroom 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.

Accepted Work

  • Notification of acceptance will be on or before June 3, 2022.
  • Accepted work must arrive to HCCC between Monday, September 12, and Friday, September 23, 2022. Please make proper arrangements for delivery or with your shipper to ensure arrival dates.
  • All work will be installed by professional staff and may not be shown at the discretion of HCCC’s curatorial department. Packaging and artworks must be in good condition and able to withstand the strains of transportation. Work must be properly packaged for travel; wooden crates or double-boxed cardboard containers are highly recommended.
  • Artists are responsible for transit and insurance of accepted work to HCCC. COD shipments will not be accepted.
  • HCCC will provide insurance for all works while they are exhibited on site and upon their return to the artist.
  • HCCC reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
  • HCCC may use the images submitted for the jury process for publicity and educational purposes. Please ensure submitted images are professionally photographed and are print quality (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches).

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