Dave White Sneaker Competition
Hi everyone I hope you and your families, loved ones and friends are safe and well.
Nearly 20 years ago, I made a series of paintings based on sneakers, I made them because since being a kid I was fascinated by them, this grew into a lifelong obsession. Like yourselves, we all share a common thing, our obsession and passion for all things sneaker related. Over the past 18 years, I have had the honour of working with Nike and Jordan and Size? on numerous projects and collaborations.
As we are all in lockdown and coming to terms with the day to day routine of staying inside. I reached out to Size? with an idea, something that could offer some excitement and distraction with a goal in mind. I wanted to do something for the sneaker community while we are all in lockdown, to tap into your creativity to use sneakers as a starting point to make something.
Every Artist, Athlete, Soccer Player, Musician,or Rapper, started somewhere and for everyone that somewhere is the beginning. That spark to do something came because they loved their field and took the risk to do something about it. So I am running a global competition, a competition to use sneakers as subject matter in an art competition.
Using whatever materials you have to hand, pencil, biro, paint, clay, whether its a doodle of your favourite design as you chat on the phone, or a digital painting made on the likes of Pro Create or Photoshop, chalks on a Wall or floor, a collage made from magazines, or something made in three dimensions, Absolutely anything goes, the only restriction is your imagination and to make something new and interesting. The goal to find the most unique,exciting and original, piece of sneaker related art based on any model as a starting point. This is open to everyone in the world.
You can all describe and debate your favourite models and why you love them, the materials, the colour way, patterns and silhouettes all day. And it is these things that could spark your creativity. The most important thing is to just get involved and for your individuality and passion to come through to form an original piece of work.
The grand prize is an original sneaker canvas painting of your choice which I will paint and will be shipped to you.
There are 20 runners up prizes of any pair of sneakers up to the value of £100 thanks to Size? based on availability at that time.
The competition runs for two months with the closing date of 1 June 2020. The grand prize will be painted and shipped by end of August 2020.
There are no age restrictions, all you have to do is submit a photo of your piece (small files less than 5MB pls) and images of you creating it with your name, artwork title and your location .
One entry per person to firstname.lastname@example.org
Every week a prize winning runner up will be made every Sunday on @sizeofficial stories where your work will be shown.
Join us 1 April 7pm UK time on @sizeofficial stories to hear more.
Special thanks to @sizeofficial for their support.