Chinese artist Liu Bolin creates enigmatic works of art in which he camouflages himself to blend in with his surroundings, causing him to “disappear” into the image. His show "Hiding in the City" will open at the Boise Art Museum on Jan. 30. Now you can create your own fashion look inspired by Bolin’s art and win $500 in a design contest at the Boise Art Museum.
Designs must incorporate the same kind of surface treatments and trompe l’oeil effects used by Bolin to create a garment inspired by a location. Then send your design down the runway at the museum’s “Art of Fashion Show: Incognito” on April 25. The winner will be determined by audience vote. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for members in advance; $5 more at the door.
Designers and artists, 18 years and older, of all experience levels are encouraged to participate and compete. Clothing must be sewn, not glued, and wearable on the runway. Contestants can wear their own designs or provide a model. The contest limited to one entry per designer/team. Teams are limited to three, including a model.
The competition is open to the first 30 who enter. There is a $35 entry fee.
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You can hear Bolin speak about his process at an opening reception at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. at the Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for museum members.
Download the entry form and drop it by or mail it to BAM with the $35 entry fee.