The Ink People’s Brenda Tuxford Gallery’s Maskibition is a Juried Show All About Masks

This is a press release from the Ink People:

The Ink People’s Brenda Tuxford Gallery is presenting the Maskibition, a juried show all about masks.  Opening Arts Alive October 7th with an awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m..  Artist Judge Jimmie Nord will be honoring mask makers with prizes in three categories: Best Performance Mask, Best Art Mask, and Best Mask in Show.  There will also be an interactive mask display and photo booth as well as a free paper mask making craft for kids of all ages.

The first Maskibition, created by Ink People Co-Founder Brenda Tuxford in 1985, was part of an effort to connect visual and performing artists.  She wanted to celebrate an artform which is shared by nearly every known culture.  Through the decades, this annual show has drawn in hundreds of masks; traditional theater masks, eclectic art pieces, and ceremonial regalia from Native American tribes.

The masks in this year’s show will represent a variety of styles and media.  In addition to personal expressive works in leather, clay, or fabric, entries will include costume pieces from the Kinetic Sculpture Race, and a collection of children’s masks representing various animals of the North Coast from The Ecology & Art Education Program, a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People.

Artists will compete for prizes along with their honors.  Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre has sponsored a $150 Best Performance Mask prize, and Donvieve, mask maker and movement specialist will donate the $150  prize for Best Art Mask.  Donvieve’s mask are exhibited at the Trinidad Art Gallery in Trinidad CA.  There will also be a $300 prize for the Best Mask in Show sponsored by Pierson’s Building Center.


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