An all media national juried exhibition including video, installation, jewelry and craft media.
March 6 to April 18, 2009
117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA
Opening Reception March 7, 6 PM to 10 PM
Fashion is a seductive powerhouse in contemporary culture, worthy of celebration and critique. From the earliest days of civilization to the present moment, we’ve been obsessed by decorative creations to adorn and define our beings. Madly inspired garments, bravura sketches, elaborately finished works, and experimental art in all media including video and installation will be accepted for judging to showcase the edge where adornment meets art.
Deadline for entries: January 12, 2009 (received not postmarked)
A catalog of accepted works will accompany this exhibition.
Fees and Deadline
A non-refundable $35.00 entry fee must accompany all submissions and arrive at OCCCA by January 12, 2009.
For Prospectus: www.occca.org
Juror: Claudia Grau
Claudia Grau opened her first store on Melrose Ave in 1979, with one of a kind clothes created by her wacky imagination. Her first commercial fashion hit washer “Depression wear” which was a Mad Max meets the Stone Age. Celebrities like Cher, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton, were regulars at the boutique. Later, Claudia designed what became her signature collection antique Japanese kimonos constructed into a patchwork fabric, and remade into tailored jackets. Noted as one of the top woman of personal style in designer Randolph Duke’s book: “The Look: Dressing from the inside Out”, Claudia has an eye for the unusual and has a flair for crossing the lines between Art and Fashion.