ManneqART 2016 Wearable Art Competition

Dear MICA Friends:
ManneqART, Sculpture on the Human Form, is pleased to announce the 2016 Wearable Art Competition.  This year’s themes are:  Flora, Fauna, Action and Androids. We are again offering $10,000 in Theme and Student Awards.  $30,000 has been awarded to artists since ManneqART was formed in 2013.  Please let your students know of this wonderful opportunity to create “sculpture on the human form.”
I was just reviewing our artist lists from 2013, 2014 and 2015 and I was amazed and delighted at the number of MICA students who have participated in ManneqART, including:  Emily Schubert, Sarah Middleton, WuQuing Hipsh, Aqeel Malcolm, Carolyn Shayte, Luca Tanaka, Jessica Avant, Hayee Choi, Christy Chong, Karen Lao and Clyde Johnson and his team.  Some have won awards, all have received professional photos of their works.  We would love to continue the ManneqART-MICA tradition this year.   Contact us at or call me directly if we can help make this happen.

Thank you for MICA’s involvement.
Best wishes.
Lee Andersen
ManneqART, Inc.

Digital Textile Printer Info Sessions

If you are interested in using the MICA Fiber department Textile Printer and you have not taken the class or already attended an info session for access please join us on one of the following days!

Please RSVP to
Art Tech Center 3rd floor
Sun, 1/24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm (Maria)
Sat, 1/30 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm (Annamarie)
Tue, 2/9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm (Annamarie)
Sun, 2/21 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am (Maria)
Thurs, 3/10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm (Annamarie)
Fri, 3/18 @ 12:45 pm – 1;30 pm (Maria)
Mon, 3/28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm (Maria)
Tues, 4/12 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm (Annamarie)
Wed, 4/27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm (Maria)

Artist Lecture


We are excited to welcome Debera Johnson to MICA on February 9 and 10. Debera is the executive director of the Center for Sustainable Design Studies at Pratt Institute in NY, as well as the founder of the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Deb was also a founding member of PALS, the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability.  Attached is a poster for her upcoming lecture on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30pm in Mt. Royal Station S104. Please share with those who might be interested in the talk!

Call for Entries!



Eligible Applicants: Students from any country currently enrolled in a textile, fashion or knitting course creating original fashion, interior or lifestyle textiles.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Friday, March 18, 2016

Based on creativity, innovation and aesthetics, finalists will be selected by a jury and have their work featured in an exhibition at WantedDesign in New York from May 7 to 17, 2016. America’s leading carpeting and flooring company MOHAWK is generously providing $5,000for the prize winner who will be announced at the TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Download Application Here:
Started in 2011, TALKING TEXTILES is an initiative to discuss textiles, highlighting the importance of innovation and education. Exhibitions have taken place at Spazio Gianfranco Ferré and Ventura Lambrate, Milan (Salone del Mobile, 2011); Designhall, Stockholm (2012), Textielmuseum, Tilburg (2013 – 2014) and at WantedDesign, Industry City, Brooklyn (2015).

The programme founders Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano believe that it is important to take notice again of contemporary textiles because they are themselves an endangered species. Mills around the world are vanishing one by one and educational institutions are downsizing their textile departments or replacing looms with computers, therefore soon textile talent may have no place to go.

Creativity is the only solution. Since textiles have the power to reflect the fabric of our society, the TALKING TEXTILES initiative provides an alternative solution to the problems of last century, with optimism and fantasy to transform our nomadic lives.

$150 per person 

Tickets can be reserved through

Call for Art

Gallery 263 seeks contemporary work On the Body. Consider the figure draped, decorated, sculpted…from couture to tattoos to anatomy. Capture form in motion, among natural or constructed surroundings, or in relation to others. The body is our ultimate tool for experience, connection and expression – show us your reflections On the Body.