All Press Releases for February 09, 2018

Call for Entries for Annual Museum of Ventura County Wearable Art Fashion Show

"Wearing Our Stories" focuses on the Thomas Fire as theme for 2018 event



    VENTURA, CA, February 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Museum of Ventura County announces the return of its Wearable Art Fashion Show and has opened its call for entries, with an entry deadline of March 1. "Wearing Our Stories: Rising from the Ashes" focuses on stitching together the stories of courage amid destruction and mending the devastation left behind by the Thomas Fire. The challenge for artists, artisans and community members is to tell their stories through an article of clothing or accessories designed for this wearable art show.

"What we wear tells the story of who we are-- from the shoes on our feet, to the fabrics and colors we choose, to the adornment on our bodies. It can explain where we come from, what groups we belong to and how we view ourselves as individuals," said Anna Bermudez, curator at the Museum. "As a community, we have suffered through a horrific ordeal, an experience that has taken so much from so many. The focus of this show is how we begin sifting through the ashes to find some treasure to mend our spirit and give us the strength to move forward and rebuild."

There is a $15 entry fee or $20 for two entries. One to three photos of your design will be accepted with each entry. If your piece is not complete, a description and/or sketch of your design is acceptable, or a description and photo of your design in progress. Submissions can be sent by mail or email. Visit https://venturamuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/ to download the submission form and/or prospectus. For more information, please email abermudez@venturamuseum.org.
The fashion show will take place March 30 at the Museum's Smith Pavilion, 100 E Main Street, Ventura. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Those selected to be in the fashion show will be notified by March 9 and will be asked to take place in the rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. March 29.

About the Museum
The Museum of Ventura County celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community. Located at 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001, the Museum of Ventura County is open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit venturamuseum.org or call 805-653-0323.

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