POSTED: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 12:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — The September 29 midnight deadline is only a few days away for the Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show.
The Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show is a national competition that seeks the very best in wearable art.
Since 2007, Uncommon Thread has fostered a respectful and accessible environment for artists and audience alike by providing a stunning venue and an excited atmosphere to showcase talent from across the country. Uncommon Thread is a visually captivating presentation of art accompanied by inventive musical collaborations, lighting, set, and costume design, and modern dance.
This year’s theme is Carte Blanche, a convenient, French phrase us English speakers toss about when we want to give someone a blank check to do whatever they want. Uncommon Thread is applying that theme of freedom to this year’s show with the added emphasis on the “blanche” or color white. The challenge is to create a full garment wearable piece of art that is primarily white—minimal accent colors are allowed—that demonstrates the sculptural, narrative, and/or technical possibilities of wearable art.
The competition will award $1000 to the wearable artist with the best design at the LSU Museum of Art on October 19, 2013, selected by juror Anthony Ryan Auld.
Submissions are open at http://culturecandy.org/uncommon-thread/  where you can also find the 2013 prospectus and images from past shows. Any questions concerning entry can be directed to info@culturecandy or call 225.255.1402.
It has recently been announced that through a partnership with Expanded Draught, an international Artist collective Based in Galway City since 2006,garments accepted in the US show will automatically be entered into the international competition in Galway, Ireland in 2014. Since then, additional partnerships with The Dance Collective, artist Mara Gold, Salon Dolce Vita, and Glassell Gallery will contribute to another fabulous Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show in 2013.
Tickets for the show can be purchased through culturecandy.org. There are two options for attending the show this year. A $30 ticket which grants the holder access to the show at the LSU Museum of Art and to the after party at Glassell Gallery catered by Hello Sushi, Led Zeppelin Pizza, Brew-Ha-Ha, and Cake Chemistry. The food will be paired with champagne and white wine. A $15 show only ticket is also available Go to culturecandy.org.
Tickets are on sale now.