CVAG presenting wearable art exhibits

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is presenting artworks and wearable creations in two exhibits.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is presenting artworks and wearable creations in two exhibits.

One is an art exhibition running for six weeks; the other is the theatrical performance known as the CVAG Wearable Art Show.

What We Wear with What We Wear is an art exhibit in the CVAG Community Gallery from April 27 to June 2.  The focus of this show is to get fun and zany with all of things that we wear with what we wear — accessories.

Think of hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, belts, and bags.

This exhibit is also taking during Elevate the Arts festival May 5 in downtown Courtenay.

The fourth annual CVAG Wearable Art Show takes place at the gallery this July 19 and 20.

Watching the performers on stage may have induced you to think, “I want to make something for next year’s show!”

Well, now you can.  CVAG is accepting submissions to the 2012 Wearable Art Show and would love to see your ideas and preliminary sketches.  The deadline to apply is April 30.

Wearable Art is original, one of a kind, often whimsical, innovative or theatrical adornment for the human body. Artists and designers will use any materials, such as wood, metal, leather, candy, pop cans, paper, or carpet to build a costume of artistic endeavor. Hairstyles, makeup, shoes and accessories are styled to complete the look.

The Wearable Art Show is an “art couture fashion show” and performance/exhibition of creative explorations of body adornment. Artists create a wearable work and their chosen performer will wear the art and “perform” the artwork for two minutes to music, also selected by the participants.

Entries will be presented in a theatrical performance, with the final night’s show including judging, an awards ceremony and cocktail reception.  Judges will award prizes; the audience will also vote on their favourite piece.

To apply, visit the gallery website to download the entry forms, contract and checklist.  Be sure to have your submission package in by 5 p.m. on April 30.

For more information, contact Anh Le at CVAG 250-338-6211.


— Comox Valley Art Gallery