And the winners are...
An exhibition featuring the entries for this year’s Wearable Art Awards will open tomorrow (Thursday) at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
The show runs at the facility, located at 2425 St. John’s St., until April 10 and follows last month’s presentation at PoMo city hall where the winners were named, including a 19-year-old Gleneagle secondary student. They are:
• Headdress: Kristina Todd (1st place) of Austin, Texas, for “Sight”; Ilona Marshall (honourable mention) of Coquitlam for “Challenging the Moving Waters”;
• Brassiere: Chelsea Briggs of Fairfield, Iowa, for “Arrecife”;
• Open: Lisa Pohlmann (1st place) of Gold Coast, Australia, for “Disappearing Act”; Sophie Lennox-King (2nd place) of Vancouver for “Idele”;
• Conceptual Award: Emily Hadland (1st place) of Savannah, Georgia, for “Wearable”; Lindsey Embree (2nd place) of Saskatoon for “A Woman’s Skin”;
• Second Life: Susan Lenz (1st place) of Columbia, South Carolina, for “Cemetery Leaf Dress”; Vanessa Walilko (2nd place) of Evanston, Illinois, for “Luxury”;
• Material of the Year (Paper), sponsored by The Tri-City News: Xin Yue (Shaelyn) Zhu (1st place) of Coquitlam for “Golden Era”; Jin-Young Noh (2nd place) of Jeonbuk, Korea, for “As Time Goes By”;
• Student: Courtney Davis, Austin Miller and
Shawkay Ottman of Okotoks, Alberta, for “The Armageddon Dress”;
• and Best in Show: Emily Hadland of Savannah, Georgia, for “Wearable.”
Katherine Kim of Coquitlam’s Gleneagle secondary school was named the people’s choice award winner of Emerging Talent XIV, a showcase of artwork from senior students in School District 43. Kim won for her colourful self-portrait.