Saturday, December 05, 2009

Comox Valley Art Gallery Wearable Art Show

Deadline: December 30, 2009 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

2nd Annual Wearable Art Show

Comox Valley Art Gallery
Florence Filberg Centre, Upper Hall
Courtenay BC
March 19, 2010

Wearable Art is original, one of a kind, often whimsical, innovative or theatrical adornment for the human body. Artists & designers will use any materials, such as wood, metal, leather, candy, pop cans, paper, or carpet to build a costume of artistic endeavor. To complement the designs, hair, make-up, shoes & accessories are styled to complete the look.

What is the Wearable Art Competition?
The Wearable Art Competition is an art “couture fashion show” and performance/exhibition of creative explorations of body adornment. Artists create a wearable work and their chosen performer will wear the art and “perform” the artwork for 90 seconds to music, also selected by the artist. A panel of judges will award prizes; the audience will also vote on their favourite piece.

This one night event will showcase the wearable art, followed by an awards ceremony and celebration on March 19, 2010 at the Florence Filberg Centre, Upper Hall.

Prizes: Winners will have their Wearable Art showcased at CVAG for 5 weeks!

~ Audience Choice (by vote) $150. cash from CVAG plus 2 wknd passes to MUSICFEST 2010
~ Best Use of Recycled Materials $100. cash sponsored by Gayle Bates, Environmental Educator
~ The Wow Factor $100. cash sponsored by the City of Courtenay
~ Best Performance $50. cash from CVAG & 2 show tickets at Sid Williams Theatre
~ Most Creative Use of Materials $50. cash from CVAG plus a prize from Roots the Salon
~ Best Use of Textiles $50. cash from CVAG plus a $50 gift card from Fabricland

Who should enter?
YOU! If you are an artist, designer, costumer or creative body adorner!

Do I have to model or perform my own design?
You can perform your own design or have someone model/perform it. You can enter in teams of 2.

How do I enter?
Complete the Entry Forms and submit your concept drawings by the Dec. 30 deadline.

If you have already completed the actual garments, you can send photos of them as your submission.

You will be notified by January 8, 2010 if your submission was accepted.

Wearable Art Entry Form & Info Package [pdf]

Visit website for more details:

Contact the coordinator if you have any questions: Anh Le 250-338-6211

Wearable Art Competition
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Avenue
Courtenay BC V9N 2M7