The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Head to Toe

Head to Toe

November 5, 2016, 6-10 pm

at The University of Arizona Museum of Art

Join us for this new fashion and art-centric event! This runway spectacular will feature a one-of-a-kind fashion show showcasing unique wearable art as well as a chic pop-up shop of limited edition pieces.  Bask in the fashion glow, then bid on unique garments and accessories to add to your personal collection! The event features pieces by local Tucson artists, as well as special treasures from artists across the country.  From scarves to shoes, and brooches to bracelets, you’re sure to find something to tempt you.

Tickets are $150/person- purchase online today!

Limited seating is available.

Tickets include a selection of delectable hors d’oeuvres by Feast and two drinks.

The runway show will feature the choreography of Michael Williams of the UA School of Dance and dancers from the School of Dance in a performance that is not to be missed! This is no typical fashion show- the dancers will showcase the fashion in a choreographed extravaganza.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Kalpana Pandit and Susan Claassen as “Edith Head” as our honorary chairs!

Emcee: Debi Chess-Mabie

Special Guest: Jade Dressler

Media Partner: Tucson Lifestyle

The runway show and pop-up shop will feature the work of

Joseph Birdsong      Jim Waid

Shirley Wagner     Martha Braun

Barbara Rogers   Laura Tanzer

Moira Geoffrion   Catherine Friederich

Rameen Ahmed Designs   Elisa Jimenez

Todd Showalter   Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb

Kathryn Gastelum    Sam Patania

Carol Goldberg    Jennifer Barclay: Blue Fish Clothing

Brenda McBride   Nicki Adler

Joyce Robins   Dana Smith

Shelly Stewart   Jonah Hill

Holly Howard    Ruby Firecat Leatherworks

Nancy Megan Corwin  Sabrina Geoffrion

Kate Long Hodges   Chris Broduer

Cita Scott   Robin Stancliff

Daniel Nunez  Julie Arriola

Hair and makeup generously provided by Salon Salon.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Looking for a preview of some of the available items? Take a peek at these images and start your shopping list! As a special bonus, the Pop-Up Shop will also be open Sunday, November 6 from 12:00-5:00 pm!

I look for shapes, color and texture to create striking contrasts. With the juxtaposition of organic elements (Tagua nuts, bark, dyed coral sticks, recycled glass, shells) and strong geometrical shapes (metal, resin, glass) I create a statement. Some say “It’s a party about to happen”! – Joyce Robins

My paintings are always an exploration of the mind and emotions for me. Living in the southwest I have absorbed the rich colorful environment and expansive landscapes ,and these elements are the abstracted themes that are the foundation for my paintings. Pure abstraction is a challenge that stimulates me to go beyond realities to create the sense of tension which is present in my work. I am always searching for that delicate sense of balance that excites and then quiets the mind. – Martha Braun

Laura Tanzer designs modern sophisticated clothing for the modern sophisticated woman. She has a remarkable talent for blending exquisite textures and luxurious fabrics with her own digital prints, resulting in a unique symphony of fashion, beauty, and distinctive style, accompanied with excellent fit.

Earrings by Rameen Ahmed Designs. (photo: Rameen Ahmed) My work tries to transform the static solidity of metal into liquid grace, to entice the wearer/viewer into an intimate spatial dialogue. A contemporary wearable art that breaks away from static notions of adornment while evoking the essence of tribal design through simple forms. Despite my internal processes, the overall effect is to create a hint of whimsy within the critically composed piece of art.

Earrings by Rameen Ahmed Designs. (photo: Rameen Ahmed)
My work tries to transform the static solidity of metal into liquid grace, to entice the wearer/viewer into an intimate spatial dialogue. A contemporary wearable art that breaks away from static notions of adornment while evoking the essence of tribal design through simple forms. Despite my internal processes, the overall effect is to create a hint of whimsy within the critically composed piece of art.

Earrings by Nicki Adler

Earrings by Nicki Adler

Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb, Sole Purpose, 2015, Oil

Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb, Sole Purpose, 2015, Oil

Jewelry is a natural extension of my sculptural work. After two decades of fabricating wall sculptures, I have expanded the scope of my work to include wearable art necklaces. This new endeavor continues a lifelong passion of form -building. In the same studio where I construct dimensional wall sculptures of wood, metal and minerals, I now use these same materials in the construction of art necklaces. I have merely altered the scale of this work so that it relates to human form. -Shirley Wagner

Jewelry is a natural extension of my sculptural work. After two decades of fabricating wall sculptures, I have expanded the scope of my work to include wearable art necklaces. This new endeavor continues a lifelong passion of form -building. In the same studio where I construct dimensional wall sculptures of wood, metal and minerals, I now use these same materials in the construction of art necklaces. I have merely altered the scale of this work so that it relates to human form.
-Shirley Wagner

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Holly Howard

Holly Howard

Jewelry by Cita Scott

Jewelry by Cita Scott

'Low Tide' Sterling Silver Cuff I embrace the idea of jewelry as body sculpture. - Catherine Friederich

‘Low Tide’ Sterling Silver Cuff
I embrace the idea of jewelry as body sculpture.
– Catherine Friederich

Silence is Golden- silver and 24 kt yellow gold brooch by Nancy Megan Corwin. "Standing in the eye of the hurricane- the quiet beauty of the sun."

Silence is Golden- silver and 24 kt yellow gold brooch by Nancy Megan Corwin. “Standing in the eye of the hurricane- the quiet beauty of the sun.”

Joseph Birdsong

Joseph Birdsong

Carol Goldberg

Carol Goldberg