Wearable Arts Extravaganza application period open through Dec. 15

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites artists to create a piece of wearable art for the 2016 Wearable Arts Extravaganza, “Reflections.” Deadline for applications and registration is Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.

To enter this year’s show, artists need to apply on line online via the website, www.jahc.org, pay a $40 registration fee (which includes a complimentary ticket to the Saturday and the Sunday performances), and register for model rehearsals, which begin at the end of January under the guidance of Becky Engstrom. A sketch of the work in progress and music selection is required by Dec. 15. These may be emailed to Meredith@jahc.org or dropped off at the JACC.

This year’s show takes place on Feb. 13 and 14 at Centennial Hall. It will be directed by Flordelino Lagundino.

Tickets for JAHC members went on sale Dec. 1, and open up to the general public on Jan. 15.

Proceeds from Saturday’s show go to help support the Juneau Arts & Culture Center improvements, and proceeds from Sunday go to help fund the JAHC’s Fine Arts Scholarship program.

 This year’s show will use the same stage layout as last year: a zig-zag that runs the length of the hall, with the MCs, Allison Holtkamp and Scott Burton, positioned at the center of the runway.

The event includes a different silent auction for each performance.

 A panel of judges will jury the show for the artists who choose to participate. Winners of the juried show will be awarded cash prizes. All entries will continue to be judged by popular vote by the audience during the shows as in previous years.

New this year: In a partnership with The Rookery Cafe, patrons may make their dinner reservations for a special four-course dinner prior to the Saturday show when they purchase their Wearable Art tickets. (A limited number of seats are available for the dinner, which is $65/person including gratuity, with the menu TBA.)

A  private “Sweetheart Special” Flash Zone table for two, including dinner at the Rookery before the show, dessert and bubbly at the table, and an overnight at the Baranof Hotel with Valentine’s Day breakfast in the Capitol Café will also be offered for one couple only.

For more information, email Meredith Bless at meredith@jahc.org, or call 586-ARTS.

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