First Rule of 2021 Wearable: Everything is Subject to change
Individual pieces will be filmed and you can choose your own music for the movie!
Week of Wearable is April 12-18 with a variety of venues and a pay-per-view movie!!! You will not have to perform in all performances
This year, The Wearable Art Show will look different but it is more important than ever, and we are really excited about some of the fun, creative ways we will bring the 35th Annual Wearable Art Show “Mixed-Up!” to our community. The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council began the Wearable Art Show in 1986. It has since become one of Ketchikan’s favorite events and is copied in communities across Alaska and in Washington. The Wearable Art Show features one-of-a-kind, handcrafted artwork designed to be worn by the human body. Artists of all media are invited to create functional - and not so functional - pieces of WEARABLE ART.
We will have a Week of Wearable April 12 – 18. This week will comprise multiple performances in small venues, a drive-in Wearable Art Show, a fun run (?), a Store Window Wearable, a Brunch Wearable (?), and a feature film, which will be available as a pay-per-view event curtesy of KPU and hopefully a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation! This Week of Wearable will offer options for audience members, artists, and models. If you are an artist and want to participate in the Wearable Art Show but not in-person, you could still participate in the MOVIE!!! Please keep in mind that although we are planning a week of events you will not be expected to participate in all of them. Our hope is that each piece will have the opportunity to perform at two venues and be present in the film.
We will curate each location to create the best show for participants. You will be unable to request locations at this time. A few locations that have said yes to hosting live, in-person “Mixed-Up!” Wearable Art Shows are Allen Marine and the George Inlet Lodge and Taquan Air!!!
We do not like limiting an artist’s creativity. However, we recommend that pieces are easily transportable, and allow models to walk downstairs and through doorways, narrow hallways, maybe outside, and strange terrain. Pieces must incorporate a face covering and shoes.
KPU will film artists February 12th, 13th, 16th and 17th, 2021, for the Pay-per-view feature-length movie. KAAHC will schedule filming beginning February 1st. All pieces must be completed and models must be ready by their filming time! Because of the time requirements for KPU to film and edit everyone in time for the Week of Wearable debut screening of the movie, we ask that artists and models be ready with finished pieces by their filming date. However, feel encouraged to continue to evolve your piece for the live performances in April. Because this is a pay-per-view movie, there are no music rights restrictions. Artists can pick their own music!!!!! Also, because of KPU's filming restrictions, you must limit helpers, artists, and models to 4 people total during filming.
You are encouraged, but not required, to create pieces that align with the theme for "Mixed-Up!" the 35th Annual Wearable Art Show. Obviously, this is one Mixed-Up year! The theme helps to unite the production of the show, however, it shouldn’t limit your creativity. As an art form, Wearable Art can be provocative and challenging and can include mature subject matter. As always we encourage you to be expressive with this art form!
This year we are requiring that your art incorporate a face covering, this requirement helps to protect you, the audience, and the film crew, and will be required for participation in any of the events.
We are lucky to have highly efficient, creative, and insightful leadership in the development of the event in the form of the Wearable Art Show Committee. This committee of volunteers has been meeting since May to evaluate and create a wearable extravaganza that will not be canceled.
The 2021 Wearable Art Show Committee includes:Hunter Davis
Loren McCue, Chair
As always, we will need volunteers to help with setting up and tearing down each performance. If you know someone who is able to help, please let Katy know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an online registration form for an Individual Artist wishing to participate in the Wearable Art Show
This is an online registration form for an Individual Artist wishing to participate in "Mixed-Up!" the 35th Annual Wearable Art Show. If you are a teacher working with a student wishing to participate they will need to submit an Individual Artist registration form.
Below is a basic list of guidelines, however, you may download this list of guidelines as well. Download Guidelines Here
Thursday, January 29, 2021, by 5 pmArtist applications must be received - Please include Model Release Forms, Music, and images. Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK 907-225-2211 email@example.com
Friday, January 29, 2020, 5:30 pm via ZOOM.MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS (Not required for models to attend unless they want to!) (You will get your ZOOM link upon registration. If you can't make the meeting call us! 225-2211)
While young artists are welcome to participate in the Wearable Art Show, they must be mature enough to be backstage without a parent/guardian. There will be no constant adult supervision. Some of our venues could be bars.
There is a maximum number of 4 participants for each piece for the filming of the feature-length Pay-Per-View Movie, including models, artists, and helpers. Please list no more than 4 models. If you have multiple models, please list the leader who will contact the other models with info.
To minimize crowding backstage, and to adhere to capacity regulations of the individual venues, we will provide backstage passes only for models, and the artist who needs to assist models with intricate and/or cumbersome pieces only. We will not provide additional passes. Models helping Models!
Each Individual Artist may submit up to two entries. Entries can include multiple models.
You must submit 3 images of your piece. This will be extraordinarily helpful to the Line-Up Committee, and the KPU filming crew. They can be collages of ideas, a storyboard, a color palette, drawings, pictures of partially finished pieces, or images of the finished piece. This part of the application is required and incredibly helpful!
You must submit your music of 2 minutes or less via thumb drive or e-mail to the Arts Council office. Last year, we had issues with links to iTunes. You must own the music and it must be in an MP3 or MP4 format. The entirety of your music must not exceed 2 minutes.
If multiple artists choose the same music, the first artist who turned in their application will be given priority for use, all others will need to find different music. The final decision about music selection and lineup will be made by the Wearable Committee.
You must submit your 2 minutes or less of music on a thumb drive to the Arts Council no later than January 28th, 2021 with your application. Your application is incomplete without it.
We are unable to accept late music submissions.
Refer to Rule #1
First Rule of 2021 Wearable: Everything is Subject to change.
You must click the "Go To Payment Page" button below and fill out the payment form, even if you are a member and do not owe any money!!!! Your Wearable Art Registration Form is not submitted to the Arts Council until you complete the registration process. On the next page, you must choose either; I am already an Artist Level member or above, Non-Member $60 Registration Fee, Artist Level Member, or Artist Family. Then click the "Add to Cart" button then finally, the "Complete Registration" button on the final page to submit your completed form. Whatever you do DO NOT give up you are almost there!!!
If, after hitting the "Go to Payment Page", you don't get to a new screen....it means you didn't fill out something in this form. Scroll up and you will see bright red commands to fill something out or to check a box. Then you should be able to move forward with your life.