Entries Are In - Who Will Win?
YOU GUYS. The competition closed last night, the judges will get access tonight, and at this moment I'm the ONLY person on the planet who has seen all the entries for the 2015 Lewton-Brain Competition. Oh. My. Gosh. It's making me crazy that no one else has seen it yet. Nine countries represented-- and just lovely, amazing work. So much variety and creativity this year. The judges are going to have a rough time deciding this one, I promise!
Since I can't show you this year's entries, I thought it would be fun to share a blast from the past.
If you want to see ALL the past winners and Jurors' Choice selections, check out the competition page. There you'll find images, press links, and all the past videos.
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, there is a fantastic workshop coming up at the Center for Metal Arts (CMA). Charles Lewton-Brain will be teaching Foldforming for Vessels for the first time in the U.S. this year.
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,
6/16/2015 01:28:56 pm
I was honored to win a second place and honorable mentions last year. I got myself a Foredom hammer handpiece with the gift card from Rio! So bummed I couldn't make it in time to enter this year's competition. Hopefully next year. Good luck to those who entered!
6/26/2015 08:01:33 am
Thank you for the shout out, Sue! :D
6/16/2015 10:23:12 pm
Sue, your enthusiasm and excitement for this project definitely shines through, not just for this but all year long. Thanks for keeping up with and spreading the joy! Can't wait to see this next level of foldforming!!
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