Sneaker Design Challenge is a competition for young, student artists, to experience the process of creating a concept and watching how it comes to fruition. Often young creatives are discouraged by the disconnect between the infinite possibilities within their imaginations and their own technical limitations.
In this project, Artist, Anthony Amos and Teaching Artist, Ben Salus will be evaluating designs made through sneaker templates. The winners will be picked not on the basis of drawing or color theory skills, but on the quality, originality, and organization, meaning placement of design and color as it relates to the form of the shoe. The winners will receive their ideas fulfilled in the form of a professionally customized sneaker in their size, (one size larger for younger entrees if requested). $ pairs will be awarded and 1 pair will be created specifically for Secretary Jesse White by request of the local school district.
Funded by Chicago, IL (May 2021)