2012 Cotton Initiative Awards
Funding for the 2012 Cotton Initiative was awarded in whole through a competitive grant presented to the College of Design by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated. The aim of this initiative is to encourage students, enrolled in fibers studios and technical classes at the college to design and create work using cotton as a material of choice. All pieces were chosen by judges from Cotton Incorporated for their use and innovation using 60% – 100% cotton.
There were two categories including a static exhibition category and an Art2Wear design category.
Art2Wear runway designers were identified by the Cotton Inc. logo that was projected when participating designers were on stage at the Art2Wear show.
Winners of the Cotton initiative Static Exhibition include:
1st Place – Clare Connolly “Tripartite” $1000
2nd Place – Rebecca Walker, Adrienne McKenzie, Nicole Kligerman and Kelly Kyle “Woven Shibori Scarves” $750
3rd Place – Anna Nickles “100 Moments With You” $500
Honorable Mention – Katie Stewart “Her Hardest Hue to Hold”
Winners of the A2W Designer Cotton Challenge include:
1st Place – Meredith Morrison $1500
2nd Place – Jenny Le $1000
3rd Place – Veronica Tibbitts $750
Honorable Mention – Sarah Cannon