The Fenix


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The Festival Committee is sponsoring a collaborative sculpture contest.

The theme for 2015 is Fins, Fur, and Feathers

High school and college (undergraduate) students:

One first prize of $150 will be awarded; two teams will win runners-up prizes of $50 each.

Middle school students:

One first prize of $50.

The Charge:

Create an interactive, kinetic, 3D sculpture using found or discarded objects as the main elements that represents a creature that might be found in the natural world. Viewers must be able to interact directly with the piece. The concept is to give second life to objects that have lost their value in a throw away culture.

Student Teams: Teams must be comprised of 2, to no more than 6 students; a mentor may assist with the project.

Parameters of the Work:

  • Completed project must be no larger than 4x4x4.
  • The design must reference the animal world.
  • Each submission must incorporate everyday discarded objects into the design.
  • Viewers must be able to easily create movement within the work (sculpture does not have to change location.)
  • Wind, water, gravity or people power may be used to create movement.
  • No electricity, batteries, fire, or combustion engines are permitted.
  • Craftsmanship will be considered as an important element in the design.
  • Entries must not contain anything obscene or indecent.

Terms of the Contest:

  • Each entry must be entirely the original work of the team.
  • Project must be assembled at FM on Wednesday July 8, 2015 between 12pm and 7pm.
  • Award winners will be notified by 5pm on Thursday July 9, 2015.
  • Sculptures will be displayed outdoors (weather permitting) during the festival.
  • Artwork must be removed from the FM campus between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday July 11.

A printable version of these rules can be found here The Fenix Rules.

A printable version of the flyer can be found here The Fenix: Art Resurrected.

Contact Information:
You may contact the Festival Coordinator directly: Shirl Doherty –
Or please fill out the form below.


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