Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Sixth Biennial International Juried Wearable Expressions 2008

Deadline: November 12, 2007

Wearable Expressions 2008
February 22 - April 13, 2008


To promote the fine art aspect of wearable art media in an international forum.

To share vision and exploration of techniques and materials.To encourage the creation of innovative art to wear.

To share vision and exploration of techniques and materials.To share vision and exploration of techniques and materials.

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Glenys Mann, Australia - President of TAFTA, writer for Textile Fibre Forum magazine, WOW New Zealand finalist since 1999, recipient of a Highly Commended award and purchase of Kitsane for the WOW museum, Nelson, New Zealand.

Beatrijs Sterk, Germany - publisher of Textile Forum magazine, Secretary General and initiator of the European Textile Network (ETN), a European association that brings together textile professionals from diverse fields, as well as a juror for Artists at Work , 2004, Italy and Textile Visions, 2006, Turkey.


Arline Fisch, USA - teacher, lecturer, professor emeritus at San Diego State University and author of Textile Techniques in Metal.

Charles Lewton-Brain, Canada - distinguished Fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, teacher, author, President of the Canadian Crafts Federation, an initiator of The Ganoksin Project on the web.

Rebecca Brown Thompson - New Zealand, botanical illustrator and bead artist, co-author of Rebellious Beads whose work has been featured in a wide array of magazines including Bead and Button, Embellishment by Interweave Press, Beader's Guide to Color and 500 Beaded Objects.

Requirements for Entry

Wearable art designed for the human body, in all media, including jewelry and accessories.

Fees: $25, one entry, $35 up to three entries (non-refundable fee). One entry can consist of several pieces if they are part of a complete ensemble or concept. PVAC is not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected entries. Payment is by checks in US funds drawn on a bank in the US, Visa or MasterCard.

The competition is open to adults 18 years or older. Individual or collaborative entries are invited. Innovative fiber and jewelry entries are encouraged. Each entry must be original work completed within the last two years.

Slide Entries: For fibers, two images, front and back views, a third if the ensemble has several parts or to show detail. For jewelry, one or two images, plus detail if needed. Mark slides clearly as shown, facing front.

(Digital images are preferred.)

Digital Entries, e-mailed or on a cd: One to three 300 dpi .jpg images no smaller than 4x5" or larger than 5x7." The entire entry can be sent digitally to

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