Belt Buckle Competition 2013
Award / 03 Apr 2013 - 03 May 2013
- Bryan Petersen
The 2nd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition is a juried online exhibition inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the belt buckle format including western, modern, fashion, narrative and conceptual.
The 2nd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition is a juried online exhibition inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the belt buckle format including western, modern, fashion, narrative and conceptual. Up to 60 finalists will be selected for the online gallery and an exhibition of prints at The Montana State University Library Renee Gallery. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries will win a cash prize the 1st place champion will be awarded this year’s World Champion title belt buckle.
Conditions2nd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Juried Online Competition
Media Criteria: Inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the Belt Buckle Format. All styles and interpretations welcome: Western, modern, fashion, conceptual, and narrative.
Awards: The First Place entry will receive a cash prize of $250 and a World Championship title Belt Buckle. The Second Place entry will receive $150, and Third Place will receive $100. Up to 60 finalists will be included in this juried online exhibition. Printed Images of the Belt buckles will be exhibited at The Montana State University Library Renee Gallery.
Deadline: Email submissions and payment must be sent by March 7th, 2013.
Online Entry: A non-refundable entry fee of $30.00 payable through Paypal. Once you click on the submit button, it will take you automatically to PayPal.
Virtual Exhibit Opens: April 3rd, 2013
Image Guidelines: Contestants may enter up to three images. All entries should include the following information on the entry form:
Artist's Name, title of work, date of completion, medium, size (Height x width x depth). 300 dpi JPG at least 8" in the largest direction.
All image files should read: Last Name and image number.jpg or Last Name and Title of the Work.jpg. (ex. Smith_BigShiny.jpg) By uploading my images to the contest, artists agree to allow the World Championship Belt Buckle Competition to use my image(s) for this online juried competition found at www.WorldChampionBuckle.com. I also give permission for The World Championship Belt Buckle Competition to include printed image(s) in a photo exhibition of the winning entries in Bozeman, Mt. The artists keep copyrights to their image(s), while World Champion Belt Buckle Competition maintains ownership and rights of the website.
By entering the competition, artists give express rights for World Champion Belt Buckle Competition to exhibit winners and finalist's images in the Gallery section of WorldChampionBuckle.com, and Facebook.
Nancy Anderson of Boulder, Colorado received her B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Kansas. It is there that she took her first jewelry making classes her senior year and was hooked. Upon graduation, she donned a jeweler’s apron in lieu of a business suit and created Sweet Bird Studio, a wellspring of found art jewelry and mixed media since 1988. Her art and jewelry have been exhibited and collected internationally, including many celebrities and musicians, the most recent being the jewelry for the movie Rock of Ages for Tom Cruise. Her designs have been featured in numerous books, including Found Object Art, Art Making: Collections and Obsessions, 1000 Jewelry Inspirations and Art Making and Studio Spaces as well as featured in numerous magazines such as Lapidary Journal and American Craft. Anderson also teaches her creative process to kids on up to adults nationally, including Naropa University, Boulder; Taos Institute of the Arts; Denver and Boulder public school systems and her own art workshops in various locations around the country. Anderson’s work can be seen in galleries and boutiques throughout the country, and recently opened a retail gallery of her work in Boulder, Colorado where she also makes her home.
Bryan Petersen of Bozeman, Mt. Bryan Petersen received his B.A. in Metalsmithing at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, and an M.F.A. in Metals, from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art teaching Beginning and Advanced Metalsmithing classes at Montana State University. He has taught at The Arthur Morgan School, Georgia Southern University, Arrowmont, Ghost Ranch, and The Bear Canyon School of Art and Craft. His work is published in Lark books, Fabulous Jewelry From Found Objects, Hollan Publishers book, Mixed Media Collage Jewelry: New Directions in Memory Jewelry, A&C Black's Jewellery From Recycled Materials, and Lark Books Iron Wire Jewelry.
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