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Artist Calls

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Calling all wearable art creators!

We want your big costumes or tiny accessories, they can be colourful, restrained or whimsical, made from wool, metal or plastics, functional or over the top, futuristic and fantastical or from yesteryear, knitted, beaded or painted, abstract or literal, inspired by nature, art, science or anything:

-------------- You are invited to let your imagination soar -----------------

Application deadline:Monday May 14th
Drop-off:Monday June 4th after 5 pm
Tuesday June 5th from 9 am-12 pm
Opening Reception:Saturday June 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Closing and pickup:Monday July 9th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Info session: Tuesday March 27th 7 - 8:30 pm at The Gallery@Cove Commons


All entries must comply with the following criteria:

  • Completed entry forms must be received by May 14, 2018
  • All entries must be wearable
  • Entries must be suitable for viewers of all ages
  • All designs and concepts must be the artist's own
  • All designs must include the use of multiple elements and techniques, or at least one fabric treatment
  • Multiple entries can be submitted, as long as each demonstrates a different technique or treatment
  • All entries must be wearable, but do not need to be practical
  • Entries must not have been previously shown on Bowen Island
  • Please submit the display materials or describe needs in submission form
  • Group submissions are welcome

DOWNLOAD the entry form here