SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED! PLAN ON ATTENDING THE DEC. 5 SHOW TO SEE WHO WINS!
This year's theme asks artists to meditate on notable books, authors, or literary characters and use wearable art as means of opening up a conversation about these influences. By revisiting the stories and writers that have made a personal impact, artists are encourage to create a garment that serves as an epilogue to a single novel or an entire writing career. Comments on genres, the dynamic between the physical and electronic medium of books, and the cultural implications of works of fiction and nonfiction are also appropriate ways to interpret this theme.
As a juror-curated competition, broad interpretation of the theme is acceptable for entry but the winning artwork should demonstrate a clear connection to the concept, sound construction, and innovative design. We recommend you download the prospectus and guidelines to submitting to the show before starting the process.
We're also here to help, so please email us, firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all questions.
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LOCATION: MAIN LIBRARY
This year's show will be held at the Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This isn't just any public library, the 129,000 square foot facility opened in January of 2015 and contains three floors with over 500,000 books and electronic media, 140 desktop computers, an outdoor LED video screen, and a roof top terrace. Take a virtual tour and see the special place for yourself.
CREW & PARTNERS: 2015
We are excited this year to welcome back choreographer Micaela Marchand Conor, stylists from Salon Dolce Vita, participant liaison Holly Maynard, lighting designer Phil Beard, set designer Todd Hines, and promotion designer Michelle Neustrom. Chelsea Harris, Erin Rolfs, and Ashley Monaghan comprise our marketing team, and Dave Carner runs IT support. Stay tuned for news on the live musical performance and our community partners.