Call for Artist : Trashion Fashion Show

Calling artists to submit designs for Vashon’s Trashion Fashion Show to be hold April 11, 2020. Cash and gift prizes for winners in two categories.

Vashon Center for the Art presents its first Trashion Fashion Show on Vashon in acknowledgement of Earth Day and as part of our visual art exhibition: “E A R T H  +  H E A R T: Art as threshold between nature and the human experience”. The exhibit celebrates environmental consciousness, awareness, conservation and beauty.

Deadline for Applications : February 29th, 2020

Show date : April 11, 2020 at 7.30pm

Location: Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA


  • Application has two parts:

Any questions, please email Lynann :


  • All fashion designs must be complete outfits to be in the Fashion Show. This meaning your model can wear what you made without any store-bought clothing (other than shoes and undergarments).
  • You may submit up to five designs total.
  • All ages welcome.
  • You may submit an application as a solo designer or as a team (Design Team is defined as more than one designer)
  • You can submit applications as both a solo designer or as part of a Design Team.
  • The categories are:
    • Trash Couture
    • Upcycled Ready-to-Wear Fashion 
  • All designers, if chosen, must provide their own models. Diverse models encouraged – all ages, gender, and ethnicity.
  • Deadline to enter is February 29, 2020. We will not accept any entries after this day.
  • Outfits accepted will be notified by March 2, 2020 at the latest.

Two Categories:

TRASH COUTURE: Outfits submitted to this category should be made fromused, thrown-out, found  or repurposed items. The emphasis is on items that are usually not considered wearable (versus textiles or fabrics).

UPCYCLED READY-TO-WEAR FASHION: Outfits submitted to this category should be made from used textiles or used clothing. If using articles of clothing, they must be altered significantly from what they started out as. Newer notions will be allowed for closures (such as zippers, buttons, etc).

Additional dates: 
March 24 – Description due for your outfit that will be read during the show. Email it to
April 11 – Mandatory dress rehearsal during the day, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Judging Criteria:

All outfits will be judged on a 1-5 scale (1 being low and 5 being high) in these four categories:

  • Technique/construction
  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Difficulty

If Accepted:

  • After you receive an email from us, please print out and return a Release Form signed by you and your model to
  • A descriptive paragraph must be submitted that will be read by the emcee of the event (and for the program) for each outfit accepted.

Any questions, please email Lynann :

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