SDVAN and FOCUS have embarked on a project to enliven the SD art scene by cross pollinating the fashion and art worlds. By putting together teams consisting of an artist, a fashion designer, a teacher and a documenter, we hope to encourage products with immense creative energy. The teams will collaborate and mentor each other to gain new skills. Events featuring the Art Meets Fashion theme will include:
SDVAN is delighted to launch Art Meets Fashion in March 2010 with an estimated completion in the Spring of 2011.We are happy to partner with FOCUS to bring this collaboration to the SD Community. The exhibition will feature the results not only of the collaboration of the artist and fashion designer, but also the documentation of the process by talented videographers, writers and photographers. An exciting component of the team is the educator who will be asked to create lesson plans for their classrooms and general publication. Priority has been given to teachers who work with at risk teens. Our goal is to include teens within the teams when supervision by teachers can be provided.
Wired at ARTS: Take a glimpse into the world of 2055. Where will our environment be, and how will fashion follow? Wired seeks to present the future of fashion using wires, metals, and various other raw recycled materials to create unique glamorous, yet mysterious stylings.Additional Contributor: Pamela Pogue (jewelry designer) 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106 , SD 92106,
The Gilded Cage at 5loaves 2fish:
The Gilded Cage tells stories which explore the contrasts of elements like wild and tamed, tied and free, growth and restriction and interior and exterior using both painting and fashion. 2690 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6026,firstname.lastname@example.org 619.523.1024
Le Femme Noir at Dolcetti Boutique: Inspired by memories of Mozart’s Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute, La Femme Noir combines fantasy and the sci-fi world to create fashion changed into sculpture, textured and moving to create painting in the round. 635, 5th Avenue , San Diego CA 92101 email@example.com 619.237.4413
Beauty’s Privilege at Goga Boutique : The Beauty’s Privilege team is inspired to create works exploring loss and love then ultimately finding beauty in the midst of tragedy and adversity. This team is all about pure emotion and fantasy. 401 Market St. , San Diego, CA 92101 firstname.lastname@example.org 619.564.7660
Elevation at Space4Art: This re-creation of five elements: ash, mud, seed, water and crystal brings a fresh life from the old through reinventing, repurposing and recycling in a mixed media adventure. Team Elevation is working towards a new beginning of life without defect, pure without blemish. Additional Contributor
Aurelia d’Amore (photo) 325 15th Street , San Diego , 92101 email@example.com 619.269.7230
UME at Glimpse Living : Ume (pronounced You-Me) celebrates and bridges cultures with a goal to bring us together. Motifs from Central America, Arabia, Asia are printed on everything from metal to chiffon to reinterpret, refine and redefine everything from clothing to household goods. Additional Contributor: Lynn Kebow (fashion consultant). 3818 Ray Street , San Diego,92104 lynle@lynleEllsdesigns.com 619.255.8112
Crossroads at Mosaic : Team Crossroads uses the beauty of wine known to stimulate and encourage conversation with its sensuality and enticing mystery to create clothing, accessories and visual art. They include the chemistry of producing the sensuous nectar to explore En Vino Veritas and the essence of truth in art. 3422 30 th Avenue, North Park SD, 92104 firstname.lastname@example.org 619.906.4747
N-GOM at Planet Rooth Design Haus: N-GOM is the battered future through an inescapable dystopic lens. In a time where salvaging and recycling are inherent, the tribal peoples of the post-apocalyptic realm build their lives. New Ground Old Materials (N-GOM) creates a new culture and visual language with broken memories and second-hand tales.Additional contributor Michelle Bassler (photos) 3334 Fifth Avenue, SD 92103 email@example.com 619.297.9663
Arts Collide at SD Art Department : Arts Collide have chosen diatoms, microscopic, single celled sea creatures that are iridescent and are as elaborate as snowflakes, as the main theme for their inspiration. This project with science literally colliding with art and fashion is ultimately a call to witness the miraculous beauty of the natural ocean environment. Additional Contributions: Marjorie Pezzoli (hand painted silk)and David Todd (purses and accessories), 3830 Ray Street, North Park San Diego, 92104 firstname.lastname@example.org 619-299-4278
List of Teams Alphabetically with Venues Arts Collide SD Art Department, Northpark Beauty’s Privilege ShopGoga, Downtown Crossroads Mosaic, Northpark Elevation Space4Art, Downtown
La Femme Noir Dolcetti Boutique, Downtown N-GOM Planet Rooth Studio, Hillcrest/Northpark Reflection and Flow Alexander Salazar Fine Art Downtown The Gilded Cage fiveloaves twofish, NTC Transformation/Evolution Vision Art Quilt Gallery, NTC UME Cirello Gallery, Northpark Wired ARTS, NTC
Invigorate student to support the arts either as participants or consumers
Promote San Diego regional arts through the San Diego Visual Arts Network, FOCUS, and our partners
Create additional awareness for these supporting organizations
Foster relationships between visual artists, fashion designers, educators, venues, and supporting industries
To benefit non-profit Art and Fashion educational programs for teens (15-19 years-old)
Expose the public to the creativity our region has to offer
Enlighten the public on the advantages of buying local
Nurture San Diego style and raise the bar on creativity
Encourage art collecting and connoisseurship
Stimulate the San Diego economy
Part 1: Artist MeetsFashion Project
Select 11 local San Diego regional teams consisting of 1. A fashion designer 2. A visual artist 3. A teacher connected to an existing educational program 4. A documenter (any media allowed word, photo, video etc)
Request that the designer and artist make a related or combined fashion item and art work
Encourage the teacher to develop a lesson plan for teens inspired by the collaboration subject
Document this process for inclusion in exhibition venues
Goals:The teams will collaborate and mentor each other to gain new skills.These professional will have the opportunity to give back to the community through the mentoring process. The teachers will generate exciting lesson plans to take back to their students. The documenter records and displays the process as part of the education of the public. Note:It is possible that one person will play multiple roles – example: artist, may also be the teacher or the fashion designer may also act as the documenter.
Some Suggested Themes / InspirationTeens, Casual., Evening Wear., Repurposed/Green, Music/Dance, Political, Futuristic, Erotic, Ethnic, Model, Portrait, Paper
Part 2: Public Display
The results of the teams would be shared through
A fashion show (launch party) – including art and possibly some teen models
Exhibitions for each team would take place at a variety of galleries and boutiques (to coincide with the fashion show and organized ideally in clusters.
Goals:To raise money for the education component of the project and to showcase the work produced
An exciting and important component of the team is the educator who will be asked to create lesson plans for their classrooms and for general publication. Many of our team teachers are working with at risk teens for example at ARTS: A Reason to Survive, SD Center for Children. Arts Media Teen Producers, and St. Madeleine Sophie's Center . Funds raised by the Art Meets Fashion project will go to help buy supplies and tools for those schools in need to implement these lesson plans and to document and display the resulting works.Lesson plans should combine art and fashion and show both as a career path as well as tool for self expression. Lesson plan will comply with California Content Standards. Please see our Sample lesson plan PDF. We are offering grants to the educators on our teams to help with the cost of teaching their lesson plans. Grant Application
Our goal is to include teens within the teams when supervision by teachers can be provided. We would like to include some teens in the fashion show when appropriate. We will be showcasing the results of their lesson at the SD International Airport during the summer of 2011.
The exhibition will feature the results not only of cross pollination of the artist and fashion designer, but also the documentation of the process of collaboration with the educator. The documenters are all talented videographers, writers and photographers. Each team will choose a theme and those will include environmental issues, futuristic visions, and science and art connections. See theme details after Sept 15, 2010 Independent teens who wants to work on the theme Art Meets Fashion may enter the free Art Meets Fashion Online Competition until April 15, 2011. There is a special category for those from 14 -18. The competition is free of charge and will be juried by Kay Colvin, director of the L Street Gallery. Lesson plans developed in Part I should combine art and fashion and show both as a career path as well as tool for self expression
Goals: Invigorate student to support the arts either as participants or consumers
The Art Meets Fashion project has many advantages:
It allows for many, many collaborations - we can call on designers, artists, galleries, boutiques, writers, event planners etc. We have many volunteers in these specialized areas.
It has an educational component which is aimed at an under served teen age group.
It will raise the bar for quality, challenge all involved to be creative and give confidence within the industry with a social celebration of the results.
It will engender lots of positive PR
Collaborative Design Project Benefits: Team members will substantially benefit from this collaboration through:
Exposure to a broad audience base
Networking with a wide range of new professional contacts
Recognition by peers and industry leaders
Documentation of work including event catalog
Contribution to art education for the youth of the San Diego region
Guidelines issued March 15, 2010
Information Meeting April 22, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 at FIDA
Applications due May 15 th 2010.
Teams announced on July 15, 2010 Meeting at Microsoft Store in Mission Valley
Project proposals (Design/Concept Drawings, and materials) due by Sept 15, 2010
Finished Designs due by February 15 th, 2011
Participants celebrate March 15 and deliver work for the SD International Airport Display
Final Reception/Event April 28, 2011at SD International Airport and May 6, 2011 at NTC Promenade Liberty Station
Teams showcased in San Diego County during April/May at three hubs venues
Team group display at SD International Airport April - September 2011
Information for Event Photographers of Art Meets Fashion We ask you to post your best photos and videos online and send us the link with your name and the title and place of the event so it can be linked on SDVAN and AMF websites. Then send us, at the most, one or two of the best of the best photo images for possible use in the catalog or online. Format should be small JPEG (no larger than 5 by 5 inches, but high resolution i.e. 300 dpi). if we need larger images we will contact you. It is important to label the images with your name and the name of the designer so credit can be given. Please help us out and do not send image that are 1 MG or larger and they stop us receiving email until they are deleted from our server. Send link or questions to email@example.com
Our Open Catwalk is very simple...no need to sign up before or even RSVP. Just show up on May 6 in your local designer clothes and fill out a card with name and designer and our MC for the night Jessica Johnson (Jeans4Justice) will announce you to the assembled masses. This will happen after the dance performance and the more formal but still casual team fashion show.Shy?Ask a friend to wear your clothes. Come in a group and you can all perform together. Questions firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Meets Fashion Mannequin Project at NTC Promenade
Artists recycling fashion mannequin or making their own variations of a humanoid, bedecks, bedazzled and beckoning for your attention.
May 1 -31
Reception Friday, May 6, 5 to 8 pm ARTS 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 106, 92106 Sophie’s Gallery 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 101, 921062825 Dewey Road Suite 103, SD, 92106
More info: Ariane Brittany and Denise Bonaimo 619 384 5161 The Art Meets Fashion Mannequin Project, has create works of art from mannequin forms. One or more lucky mannequin might be showcased at the SD International Airport. Mannequin Manifesto and Medium is wide open. For more info: contact the co-chairs Ariane Brittany or Denise Bonaimo. Donations of mannequin blanks for this project are gratefully received. Thanks to .Marion Law for producing the Mannequin team song.
Art Meets Fashion Launch Celebration: Wed, Jul 21, 6 - 8 PM, SD Microsoft Store
Icons at Horton Plaza event center, July 24, all ages, 11 -5, over 21, 9 to 2 am
Garden Party Fashion show by Enigma Fashions on Sat Aug 15, 4:30 at Mount Palomar
Jon Block presents a Midsummer's Night Dream Love Struck a fashion show and art exhibition at the La Jolla Playhouse, Aug 21, 5-8, Free
Project Ethos on August 26 Fashion Music Art at Fluxx
Extraordinary Happy Hour Live Fashion, Art & Dance Show at Kapreeza in Little Italy on Aug 27
The Timken Museum of Art and Fashion Careers College (FCC) will host the third annual Art of Fashion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28.Special Post Event Exhibition September 7 - October 3 with five spectacular designs created by Fashion Careers College students and graduates for this year's Art of Fashion. Free Admission.
5 Loaves, 3 Fish design Kit's Wedding dress, vote on her Bridesmaid dresses Sept 3
3rd Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show on Sept 25
Body Art competition held by Aaron Brothers enter until Sept 25.
Thread San Diego, Sept 26 Horton Event Space at 4th and Broadway 11 to 6 pm
International Interior Design Association) annual Haute Couture show, Sept 24
Flesh Fold by Natasha Zupan at Alexander Salazar Fine Art Sept 24 -29
The Real Life of Mannequins unveiled by French photographer Janine Free and French bricoleur d'images Guy Mayenobe at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village, Balboa Park starting Sept 29.
Jean Isaacs choreography of "Hunters" and "Gatherers" with costume and scenery by Rosemary KimBal, Don Powell Theatre, San Diego State College, May 14 & May 15th
From Darkness Comes Light, concurrent with the Elevation team exhibiton at Space4Art, May 17- 28
We are offering to cross promote any event which combines Art and Fashion from now until June 2011. We want to build the energy and exposure of this theme during the coming months. It will be the responsibility of each venue/curator/artist to arrange their own events. There is no charge for participation
. www.ArtMeetsFashion.org is our dedicated website and your details will be included on the FRINGE online calendar linked to the SDVAN website We are planning press releases and a number of other collateral events to create a great deal of excitement about the Art Meets Fashion promotion. The only requirement of participation is your listing in the SDVAN directory if you have not already done so. This listing is free.
All we ask in return is that you put a link to www.ArtMeetsFashion.org on your webpage promotion for your event. An AMF: The Fringe Events logo is available by request.
If you are interested, please make your normal event listing on the SDVAN calendar. Please pass on the title and dates that the event starts with a note that you want to be included in Art Meets Fashion: The Fringe Events. Your listing on SDVAN should include the following.
Correct spelling of your venue name including contact details address, website url, and telephone number with contact name.
Details of all participants including name and urls if available.
Brief description of the event and how it ties into the Art Meets Fashion theme.
Dates you are prepared to have the events including opening reception if any. The event can start before May 2010 and/or end after June 2011 if you chose.
The San Diego Visual Arts Network (non-profit Public Charity 501 (c) 3 EIN #205910283) has a mission to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of disclosure about San Diego's artistic and cultural life. We are dedicated to reinforcing the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and vital part of the health of our city. By providing a website with a directory and events calendar and facilitating numerous collaborations on visual arts projects, we hope to not only build the confidence of those involved in the arts, but disseminate information throughout San Diego thus raising the bar on the writing, production and appreciation of the visual arts in our region. SDVAN list 1600 visual arts resources, has 4,000-5,000 unique visitors to our website per month and get over one million hits a year. We have approx 3500 on our opt-in mailing list. SDVAN exhibition resume includes: Little & Large, Movers and Shakers, SD Art Prize, New Contemporaries.
FOCUS (Fashion Opportunities Connect US)is afashion industry networking organization for emerging professionals.
Connect - create a community for those in fashion related industries to NETWORK, LEARN & GROW
Promote - generate exposure opportunities for the emerging fashion market - designers, stylists, manufacturers, e-tailers, boutique owners, fashion students & other entrepreneurs
Inspire - expose the San Diego consumer base to the independent fashion scene in San Diego - indie fashion week passport program and other fashion related events
Educate - build a platform where experienced professionals can share their knowledge with the next generation of professionals
email: info@focusSD.org to learn how you can get involve
San Diego International Airport Art Programprovides enhanced customer service by exhibiting artwork and presenting programs that engage travelers in innovative, memorable and considerate experiences. It creates an ambiance unique to San Diego and welcomes approximately one million people monthly to the airport and to the region. The primary purpose of the program is to present work from individual artists and cultural institutions that promotes cultural tourism through the presentation of visual and performing arts.
NTC Promenade NTC Promenade is San Diego’s new arts and culture district located at the former Naval Training Center. With 7 of its 26 historic buildings complete, NTC Promenade is home to over 37 museums and galleries, artist and design studios, dance companies, educational groups, multidisciplinary arts and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences in the arts to the public. www.NTCPromenade.com