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Artists looking for a new twist on creative expression will be interested in the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Wearable Art Fashion Show

Artists looking for a new twist on creative expression will be interested in the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Wearable Art Fashion Show.

The Gallery has put out a call for submissions for artists who want to create one or more pieces for the show, with generous prizes in a variety of categories. The deadline for submissions, which should include sketches or photographs, is Aug. 28.

For those unfamiliar with this cutting edge art form, wearable art is a flight of fancy that is sure to both shock and delight. The show format gives a passing nod to traditional fashion shows, but otherwise the pieces presented could better be described as sculpture.

Artists create their pieces, usually with a narrative theme, to be shown and performed by models.

The show, held on Saturday, Oct. 20 in conjunction with a silent auction, offers artists a chance to compete for prizes and awards that include Audience Choice, Best of Show, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Performance, and Best Artistic Concept.

And for those who look forward to the event itself, tickets go on sale Sept. 1, at $30 for members of the Campbell River Art Gallery or $35 for non-members, which includes sumptuous snacks and a no-host bar.

The silent auction will feature funky jewelry, crafts and beauty-related services.

All proceeds go towards supporting children’s programming at the Gallery.

This is the Gallery’s third annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and it’s sure to again be a sellout event.

Artists wishing to enter a piece should submit an application form, available at the Gallery or on their website www.crartgallery.ca

Entry is juried and entrants will be notified by Sept. 11. The Gallery, in Tyee Plaza, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the summer.

Fall hours, starting Sept. 4, are Tuesday to Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

For more information call (250) 287-2261.

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