Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Julia A. Purnell Museum
Once Upon a Runway: Tradition & Innovation

Deadline: June 29, 2007

The Julia A. Purnell Museum, a museum of regional history with a substantial textile and costume collection, is seeking fiber artists and fashion designers to participate in a fashion show to take place in October 2007.

The show, entitled "Once Upon a Runway: Tradition & Innovation," will stress the artistic nature of fashion design. The museum is seeking to represent a wide variety of styles and techniques, including-but not limited to-quilting, hand-weaving, knitting, and hand-dyeing.

Students and non-professional designers and artists are encouraged to apply. Work from patterns is acceptable, especially in the cases of knitwear, historic costume recreations, and hand-wovens, as long as the pattern-maker is noted and credited.

Applications are due June 29, 2007. The show will be juried by members of the museum staff and the Central Delmarva Fibers Guild, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than July 27, 2007.

The fashion show and luncheon will take place on October 20 at the Nassawango Country Club in Snow Hill, MD.

To request an application or get more information, contact the Julie A. Purnell Museum at 410-632-0515 or mail@purnellmuseum.com.