TAMPA, Fla. (January 25, 2016) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts is pleased to pARTner with non-profit Tampa Bay Regional Artists and the Doodad Coordinators to announce the Call for the 5th Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition. The Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition challenges students in Hillsborough County to repurpose objects and create sculptures. The program is open to all K-12 students of Hillsborough County Public Schools and charter, private and home schooled students.
The theme of the 5th Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition is “Tampa Bay in Paper Mache.” All sculptures must fit within one of three themes: Tampa History theme, Animal from Literature theme or Musical Instrument them. This year’s sculptures must be made of paper and only paper. The sculptures may include any kind and amount of paper plus binder (tape, glue, flour and water, etc.). Students can use any kind of paper product: cardboard, newspaper, books, magazines, copy paper, origami paper, tissue paper, wallpaper, etc. Armatures must also be made of paper. Paint or other kind of colorant can be used on surface. The sculptures, including the surface, cannot include foam core, plastic, wood, metal, wire, or any other non-paper material. Creating a sculpture out of only paper without an armature of another material will be an interesting puzzle for the students to solve.
The deadline for entry forms is April 22, 2016. The 2015-2016 Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition Exhibit will again be at the Tampa Bay History Center May 2-31, 2016. Awards and cash prizes totaling over $4,500 will be given by grade level (elementary, middle and high) in each of the theme categories. The date of the award reception will be May 10, 2016. In addition, the Doodad Competition honors all the art teachers that participate with individual gifts.
Presenting Sponsor for the 2015-2016 Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition Exhibit will again be the law firm of Hill Ward Henderson.
“It is our pleasure to continue to serve as the presenting sponsor for the Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition,” said R. James “Jim” Robbins, Managing Shareholder of Hill Ward Henderson. “We believe supporting programs like the Doodad Competition is an investment in students’ lives, making the arts more accessible for students in Hillsborough County.”
The Doodad Competition is unique in that it focuses on three-dimensional art. The goals for the project are to: • Support art education including in underserved areas • Support the participation of students from underserved areas • Support the enhancement of these students’ confidence, creativity and self-esteem, leading to a long term appreciation and love of art. Students work individually or in groups, reinforcing problem solving and collaboration skills. For more information on the Doodad competition, including images of sculptures, catalogues from the past years and media coverage, see www.doodadoftampa.org. For an 18-minute digital documentary by Ethan Higgins of the Repurposed DooDad Art & Sculpture Competition see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4PtHKDXpeU&feature=youtu.be
Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, and one of 11 national Business Committees of the pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. TBBCA serves Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, with the mission to unite Tampa Bay area businesses to champion arts education, arts and culture for a prosperous community. TBBCA’s numerous programs support and promote arts and culture throughout the greater Tampa Bay area and provide advocacy, funding for artists, scholarship funds, and access to cultural programming.
TBBCA programs are made possible through the generosity of pARTners, including Chair’s Circle: Premier Eye Care; Stephen Gay, Gay & Associates Realtors; MedHOK; Linda and Michael Connelly; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP; The Wilson Company; B2 Communications; Tampa Bay Times; Tampa Bay Magazine; Cox Media Group; ChappellRoberts; Alex McKnight, and others. To join TBBCA pARTnership Movement go to www.tbbca.org or contact TBBCA Executive Director Susana Weymouth firstname.lastname@example.org.