Masks have become a constant reality in today's society and a part of modern fashion. Like it or not masks are now common accessories and for many workers it is a required part of the uniform. They can be looked at as hope, safety and also a reminder of the pain and suffering happening all around us. They can bring feelings of security and at times discomfort. Bottom line they carry a mixed bag of emotions and AvantMask is an opportunity to share those very feelings.
We invite you to express yourself and create your interpretation of the now common face mask into a piece of wearable art.
Whether it's leather, silk, chains or fabric just make it exciting, thought provoking and wearable. Wood, twine, rope or any other material you can imagine can be used to produce your Avant-guard mask.
AvantMask is not intended to create masks for actual safety or everyday use but to evolve the idea of a mask into a work of art.
Submissions are open now until Monday, Sept. 28 and winners will be announced on Oct. 9.
Artists must be the creator of the artwork submitted and not infringe anyone else's copyrighted material. If there is any question about authenticity, The Curators reserves the right to demand proof of authorship. Non-compliance with this rule will result in the disqualification of the entry.
Artists must ensure high quality of images. We recommend 300 dpi jpeg.
Artists contact information must be accurate.
The artists agree to keep the work exclusively available for physical display at the Art Gallery of Viera AvantMask exhibition.
Artists selected as a finalist must drop their entry off to the Art Gallery of Viera by Oct. 6
Sales of artworks are optional. The Art Gallery of Viera will handle further communication and requirements.
Artists may be asked for additional material and interviews if selected as finalists.
Mask designs must be stable enough to hang on a wall display.
Artists must enter in one of the two age categories. Youth, ages 10-17 and Adult, ages 18 and older.
Submission fee is $20, nonrefundable, for each submission.
First Round submission will require a high-quality image of your mask either on display or worn.
Finalists will have their mask on display at the Art Gallery of Viera during the exhibition dates. The winning masks also will appear in an article inthe Viera Voice Newspaper, Senior Life and all social media platforms..
Winners: First place winner of the youth category will receive a $100 cash prize, First place winner of the adult category will receive a $200 cash prize.
FIRST ROUND : Five finalists per age group will be chosen by the public via an online vote. Voting will take place between Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
FINAL ROUND : One winner per age group will be selected by the JURY by Oct 9.
All winners will be notified of the final decision before Oct. 9.
All finalists and winners work will be on display at the gallery exhibition from Oct. 9 - Nov. 1.
ENTRY IS CLOSED