Monday, March 21, 2011

UncommonThread Wearable Art Show: Transmogrify. Deadline Apr 25 2011

UncommonThread Wearable Art Show: Transmogrify

Old Governor’s Mansion, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Friday, May 13, 2011 8 p.m.

DJ OttO, Of Moving Colors

Juror Jon Coffelt

Baton Rouge, LA- Join, DJ OttO, Juror Jon Coffelt, dancers led by Micaela Coner, and hundreds of art enthusiast for the fourth UncommonThread Wearable Art Show, May 13, 2011, 8 p.m. at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

A national call for entry has been issued for full garment wearable art. The deadline for entry is midnight, April 25. The prospectus and entry form is available online at This year’s theme is Transmogrify which means to transform in a sudden or magical way. The challenge is to create a wearable piece that figuratively or physically transforms either the wearer or the viewer. The grand prize is a $1000 cash award.

UncommonThread is also looking for volunteers and models to help make the show another success.

Since 2007 UncommonThread has fostered a respectful and accessible environment for artists and audience alike by providing a stunning venue and an excited atmosphere to showcase the very best in wearable art from across the country. UncommonThread is a visually captivating presentation of art accompanied by inventive musical collaborations, lighting, set, and costume design, and modern dance.

UncommonThread significance is reinforced by the expertise of our jurors. Past show have been jurored by art historian Susan Ryan, designer Suzanne Peron, sculptor Loren Schwerd, fiber artists Cecelia Kane, and Fiber Arts Magazine editor Liz Good. 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. This year’s competition will award $1000.

This event is supported by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, WRFK, DIG magazine, Country Roads, Beard Lighting & Co., and the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. For more information contact

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