Friday, March 23, 2012

Wearable Art Awards 2013

Deadline: November 15, 2012 (ONLINE)

Wearable Art Awards
Port Moody Arts Centre

Port Moody, British Columbia
Performance: February 16 & 17, 2013
Exhibition: February 23—March 14, 2013

The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas. We are looking for more than a “pretty dress.” We are asking you to go deep into your imagination to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.

The Wearable Art Awards is committed to challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

An entry must fall into one of the following three form-based categories. Cash prizes will be presented to category winners as determined by the jury.

• Headdress
• Brassiere
• Complete Outfit

All entries will be juried based on the following criteria:
• Complete entry forms, images and fees received by deadline
• All entries must be wearable, and able to withstand being put on and off our models multiple times for photo shoots, fittings and performances
• Entry must not have been previously exhibited in the Tri-Cities area (Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam)
• Entries must be suitable for viewers of all ages
• Creativity and originality
• Design and the use of multiple elements and techniques
• Quality of workmanship and construction
• Overall presentation
• Conceptual meaning and impact

During the performance, entries will be judged on this criteria, weighted in favour of stage presence and visual impact.

$5000 in prize money to be awarded
• Material of the Year: Silk
• 100, One Hundred, 1hundred… think of the number 100 or repetitions of an item 100 times; in celebration of Port Moody’s Centennial in 2013
• Colours of the Year: Silver and Gold
• Second Life
• Student
• Best in Show
• People’s Choice Award: Determined by the public who cast their votes during the performances & the exhibition.

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Wearable Art Awards
c/o Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St Johns Street
Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA
V3H 2B2