Since I can't show you this year's entries, I thought it would be fun to share a blast from the past.
Pictured on the left is a favorite of mine -- a 2013 Jurors' Choice by the very talented Pat Downing. It's one you can visit easily, too, since it was a commission for the Westfield University Town Center mall in La Jolla, CA. On Pat's website you'll find a process video for this sculpture and more of his work.
And just to show you the diversity of entries, check out this sweet pair of earrings. The artist is Robert Fear of Auckland, New Zealand, another 2013 Jurors' Choice selection. There is something about these earrings that make you want to touch them. But alas, they are in New Zealand...
As for the 2015 results? This announcement appeared today on the Center for Metal Arts Facebook page:
The 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is now closed for entries. Artists from nine countries across the globe submitted absolutely LOVELY pieces and an especially wide variety of art forms this year. Over the next few weeks, Judges Charles Lewton-Brain, Hazel Wheaton, and Hanuman Aspler must choose the winners and Jurors' Choice for 2015 -- a very challenging task, considering this field of entries!
Winners will be announced at the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition Awards Dinner at 6PM on Friday July 24th at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf, NY. Join Charles Lewton-Brain for a relaxing Friday night dinner over a farm-to-table meal catered by Black Dirt Gourmet, with good food, wine, friends, and an intimate evening of conversation with this inventive Canadian arts pioneer. After dinner we drop the screen to view the winning entries to this year's annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition. General admission $25/ Foldforming for Vessels students $15.
EARLIER THAT DAY (just a few minutes from the awards dinner) the Center for Metal Arts will present the first day of Foldforming for Vessels with Charles Lewton-Brain, July 24-27, 2015. A few seats are left -- grab them now for the early bird discount! The Center for Metal Arts is about an hour NW of NYC. Dinner tickets and workshop registration info are here. Exciting times to come!
Sue Lacy / Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition Director
Yes, I do work for the school -- but I come by this enthusiasm honestly. I first visited CMA as a student in Charles' foldforming workshop. It's what drew me in and led me to stay. Unforgettable experience-- amazing place!
If you're considering the class, visit my live blog from 2012 and see TONS of pics and video showing Charles Lewton-Brain's foldforming workshop. It was all written from a student's perspective. In that class you left with samples -- in this one, you'll leave with vessels!
And yes, the 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition Awards Dinner is on the first night of class, just a few minutes away, catered by W. Rogowski Farm / Black Dirt Gourmet. Dinner last year was seriously delicious. And it's a lot of fun to be among the first to know the competition results!
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or just say hi. You can comment below or message me in Facebook.
All my best,