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UncommonThread "Chrysalis" 2011/12 by Erin Rolfs

chrysalis04_119CultureCandy’s UncommonThread Wearable Art Show, which is usually scheduled for the Fall, has been pushed back to the Spring of 2011. The performance date will be March 26, 2010 8 p.m. at Baton Rouge Gallery and entries are due February 25, 2011 by 5 p.m.

The theme this year is “Chrysalis,” which asks the artist to construct a full garment, wearable art piece inspired by transformation. The show will feature pieces that physically and symbolically demonstrate metamorphosis, mutation and transfiguration.  The judging process will consider originality, sound construction, the use of alternative or hand-made materials and adherence to the theme. The entry fee will be $25 and forms will be available online through www.culturecandy.org beginning in October.

This is a national competition that will be in its fourth year, sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The juror, Manhattan’s Jon Coffelt, the lead designer for Brindisi,  designed swimwear for Nora Nash and worked with Willi Smith (Williwear) in design and fabric selection.  He was the former publisher of  Alabama Art Monthly and has been in over 50 solo and 150 group exhibitions including galleries in Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Brooklyn, Charleston, Chattanooga, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Miami, Minneapolis, Mobile, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco as well as, Barcelona, Kyoto, London, Montreal, Tokyo and Venice.  More about Jon Coffelt and his work can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Coffelt

http://www.absolutad.com/absolut_lists/ads/pictures/?id=2123&_s=ads

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willi_Smith

http://www.fiberarts.com/back_issues/Jan-Feb-2009/memory-clothing.asp

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