SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED! PLAN ON ATTENDING THE DEC. 5 SHOW TO SEE WHO WINS! 

It is an excellent experience as an artist and an audience member. . .The show is fun, the environment is exciting, and it’s really great to see all the mediums of art come together
— Vicki Suplee, 2009 and 2013 artist participant
Participating in Uncommon Thread was such a great thing for me personally. The street credit I got from my dress brought me so much business. I own a fashion line now for Pete’s sake! … thank you and everyone at Culture Candy for putting it together. It was great exposure and opened a lot of doors for me.
— Emily Riche, artist participant, 2013 and 2011 People's Choice Winner
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THEME: EPILOGUE

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, uncommonthread@culturecandy.org with any and all questions. 

Ready to submit? Click here or read more about this year's show below. 

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. 

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