A Wearable Art Design Award will continue for Runway 4.0 for the art-to-wear section of the Runway event. A fiber design exhibition from Design department professor’s Jozef Bajus’s students are also part of the Runway event. The wearable art design award is sponsored by Elaine Polvinen, Professor and coordinator of the Fashion Technology Program.
Nancy Belfer will be the judge for the $500.00 Wearable Art Design award that is sponsored by Professor Polvinen.
Nancy Belfer is a retired professor from the Design Department at Buffalo State College, where her teaching responsibilities were in the areas of textile weaving and related fiber techniques. Her MFA is from the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her work, in both textiles and mixed-media, has been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center where she had a solo exhibition in the Sylvia Rosen Gallery and is in the museum collection. She has been in group shows at the UB Anderson Gallery, the Carnegie Center of the Arts, the Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, Hallwalls, and the Indigo Gallery.
Nancy Belfer is the sponsor of the Senior collection award for Runway 4.0.