Saturday, February 9, 2008

Swap-O-Rama-Rama sez:

from Gaia Tree House

Swap-O-Rama-Rama - Artist Open Call
Sunday April 20th (12 to 5pm)
Super Happy Fun Land, Houston TX

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

You are invited to participate in Swap-O-Rama-Rama and be your our bosses. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap and DIY workshops exploring abstract and surreal reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.

At Swap-O-Rama-Rama consumers are taught to be creators and this transformation takes place through the local talent in the community.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is seeking artists of all calibers, recyclers and creatives of all kinds for the following roles: artist taught DIY workshops, designer run sewing stations, silk screening, reuse designers for a recycled fashion show, and sorters (get first dibs on clothes). Volunteers would also be greatly appreciated.

DIY Workshops: If you have a unique skill that transforms would-be trash into a figures, environments, objects or wearable items (clothing/jewelry/handbag etc) please consider bringing your project this to Swap-O-Rama-Rama in the form of a DIY workshop.

Sewing Station: If your a whiz behind a sewing machine, consider being a Swap-O-Rama-Rama designer helping people learn to modify the used clothing they find at the swap.

Silk Screen Crew: If your a silk screener and would like to join the silk screening crew, offering your fresh designs to bring used clothes back to life, please get in touch!

Examples: Artists/workshops at previous events:
Maker Faire
Gaia Tree House

Some roles pay a stipend and all materials are supplied by Swap-O-Rama-Rama.

If you're interested in participating, please email You can also visit the Swap-O-Rama-Rama web site to find out more info.