Object Runway is in its fifth year. Organized by the International Gallery of Contemporary Art (IGCA), in collaboration with the Alaska Design Forum's "Bling Series", this event merges the world of fashion and contemporary art. Artists are invited to create works that can move down a runway. These works can take the form of barely wearable to high fashion and ready-to-wear. The emphasis is on experimentation and the development of "objects" for a performance.
As a featured artist, you can find a model to wear your object down the runway, or if you are without a model, we will have some volunteer models who can work with you.
This is a one-night event where the works of art are revealed to an audience. Models are accompanied by video and music as they walk the runway. There will be three judges who will select 5 finalists and one overall winner. Our celebrity guest judge this year will be Icelandic fashion designer Steinunn Sigurardˇttir.
Designer signup for this year's event is closed - sorry!
If you are interested in modeling for Object Runway, send an email with your name and contact information to email@example.com
The event takes place Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill in Spenard. Tickets are $30 (general seating) or $45 (reserved seating, through the Bear Tooth box office) and go on sale in January. Works of art included in Object Runway are then featured in an exhibition at the International Gallery in February.
The International Gallery of Contemporary Art is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Opening January 3, 2014, this exhibition will feature the artwork of members of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Download the entry form here.
Become an IGCA member (or renew your existing membership) by signing up online and by paying via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required).Or, if you prefer, you can download our membership form, print it, and send it along with payment for your selected membership level to:
International Gallery for Contemporary Art
P.O. Box 100239
Anchorage, AK 99510
The gallery is supported through membership, donations, public and private grants, special events and the sales of artwork. It is a delicate balance and we must continue to seek support to continue to keep the gallery open, organize exhibitions and expand programs.