Belt Buckle Competition 2014
Award / 23 May 2014 - 23 Jun 2014
- Bryan Petersen
The 3rd 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 3rd 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 created by John Winston.
Conditions3rd 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 April 25th, 2014.
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: May 23rd, 2014
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.
Daniel Icaza received his BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (Arizona State University). He currently lives and works in his native country of Costa Rica as an artist and craftsman specializing in metal and jewelery. Icaza is an awarded artist having won prizes, grants and scholarships throughout his artistic education and career; including a Windgate Fellowship in 2010 and a 2nd Place Award in the Biennale di Chianciano Terme in 2011. He has exhibited his art internationally in art galleries and museums in the United States of America, Costa Rica, Europe and China. Among the most important exhibitions he has participated in, is the 2011 Biennale di Chianciano Terme (Italy) and the 2012 Beijing International Art Biennale (China). Icaza has also appeared in various publications such as, American Craft Magazine, Ornament Magazine, International Contemporary Masters Vol.VI, and numerous newspapers.
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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