BATAVIA- Artists are invited to submit garments for Water Street Studios' spring exhibit, "Eye of the Beholder," which is a juried 2D and 3D exhibit featuring a variety of mediums with a concentration on wearable art, according to a news release from the Batavia studio. This year's theme is "transparency."
“'Eye of the Beholder' is an amazing opportunity for artists and designers to produce work related to garment. Fashion has become such an interesting area of the art scene, from street wear to couture, from religious habits to cultural costume, it has been recognized as a true art form," said exhibit curator Andrea Reynders. "Water Street Studios has over the last several years offered the opportunity to express these interpretations in an exhibition that celebrates garment. This is a very special opportunity as it is rare. We look forward to a rich range of 2D and mostly 3D work that be worn and exhibited dealing with the body, garment and the theme of 'transparency.'”
All submissions must include a statement on how the concept relates to the theme of “transparency.” The jurors are especially looking for designed and created garments that can be modeled at the opening and then placed in the exhibit for the duration of the show, according to the release.
2D representational work related to the theme will also be considered. Artists are invited to submit as many as three sketches along with the swatches of fabric/materials for each concept. Collaborations are welcome.
The deadline to submit concept, drawings and material samples is Feb. 15, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must be Water Street Studios members.
Artists will be notified of acceptance by Mar. 1. Artists must provide models for the wearable garment(s) at the opening reception and mannequins for the remainder of the exhibition.
The gallery opening reception is May 10, and garment(s) will continue to be on display until June 8 in the Dempsey Family Gallery at Water Street Studios.