Wearable Art Fashion Show in Salida, CO

I have finally finished all four of the entries for the show.  Tomorrow I deliver the items

Fall Fire Shawl

and wait to see if the committee likes them or not.  Here they are.  thoughts?

1.  Fall Fire.  Hand Wove and Hand Painted extra long shawl.  50% Angora, 30% Merino, and 20% Mohair.  the Merino and Mohair was from my own herd.

2.  Fairbanks Shawl and Hat.  This was my second attempt at a vision of something that I wanted in my closet.  It was more or less what I wanted except it needed to be another 1-2 feet longer for my height so I am back to the drawing board waiting for the bunnies to grow me more French Angora Wool.

Fairbanks Shawl and Hat



3.  Felted Vest and Matching Bag.  This was originally supposed to be a lacy vest that draped but I forgot to put the lace pattern in and felted it when I was trying to full it.  So it became something entirely different.  I dyed this with Greener Shades Dyes as well as the Fall Fire.

Felted Vest and Matching Bag



Bits and Bobs.



4.  Bits and Bobs.  This is currently hanging in the ArtPrize show in Grand Rapids, MI.  I will get it back just days before the fashion show.  It will be nice to see it on a model and moving instead of just on the mannie.

These are the four entries for the show.  I do hope they will have them.  What do you think of them?  leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts.

Melisa and Charlie Morrison of Alba Ranch exhibiting at ArtPrize 2011

Melisa and Charlie Morrison of Alba Ranch are exhibiting at ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, MI. September 21-October 9, 2011.

Bits and Bobs

Waters Building

161 Ottawa Ave. NW

Suite 112

Grand Rapids, MI

Text Voting has to be done for week 1 by Sept 28 for us to make it to the Top 10 and be eligible for week two voting. Please vote for us and tell your friends:

From Sept 21-28, week 1, you vote thumbs up or thumbs down on if you like it. during night of Sept 28 they tally all the thumbs up votes. you get thumbs up or thumbs down in 1st wk on EVERY entry. there are about 1600+ entries. whomever is in the Top 10 of the thumbs up votes then moves on to week two. in Week two you are only allowed ONE vote, and that vote is which you like the best of those 10. from those week two votes they then determine 1-10th place.

all the Top 10 places have cash prizes. 1st is $250,000. 2nd is $100,000. 3rd is $50,000. 4th-10th are each $7000. so make it to the Top 10 and you will go home with cash of some kind.

Up for Melisa: 43221

Up for Charlie: 43231

This is the 3rd year this contest has run and I have never really seen much to do with fiber ever entered into this show. So I am there, trying to represent. you can see lots of photos of the projects Alba Ranch – Art by Melisa and Charlie Morrison photo albums. there are two albums. Bits and Bobs is the Fiber for Melisa and a Year in a Day is the Oil Paintings of Charles Gordon Morrison. Come, see, vote and help support Fiber and Visual Art.

A Year in a Day
ArtPrize 2011