The Art of Adornment, is a juried fashion show and exhibition Celebrating International Women’s Day. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) and VISAC Gallery are excited to partner on this unique and exciting project highlighting wearable art!

Wearable art is handmade. It is one of a kind. It is art on your body. It is using the human body as the canvas.

Thanks to the generous support of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) and Columbia Basin Trust, this show is an opportunity for local artisans to work outside their comfort zone and let their imaginations take flight using the human body as their canvas. For this event we encourage all types of design, celebrating all genders.

The call is open to artists currently residing in the West Kootenay Region for submissions of original works. All types of wearable art design are welcome, celebrating all genders.

Please read all entry conditions and requirements before submitting.

Entry deadline is Jan 31, 2020.

Art of Adornment – Entry conditions, requirements, & info

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Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with us at The Art of Adornment Gala and Fashion Show on March 7, 2020. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

1. Entries will be submitted to 1 of 2 categories: Ensemble or Accessory.

       – Each Category Section Awards: 1st place $100 / 2nd $50.

2. Each entry is then also eligible to qualify for the Sponsored Specialty Awards and the Overall Best in Show.

       – Best in Show: $150 prize

       – Eco Award : 1st place $100.

       – Youth Award: 1st and 2nd place Award. 1st place $100 / 2nd $50.

       – Kootenay Fem: 1st place $100.


*Kootenay Fem is artwork that represents an individual’s artistic concept of woman or ‘the fem’ in the Kootenays. Includes non-binary.