Rubbish Renewed 1st Auction Remembered

Designing a piece with my dad was on my bucket list. So, I came up with an idea using old canvas from a deteriorating, retired tipi to create a 19th century style chief’s coat. With the huge amount of material available in the shelter, even though riddled with holes, plenty was structural. Dad happened to have an historical piece he received from an old friend, that was the perfect model to inspire the style. From that, I created a mock up in my build-first-pattern-later technique. Dad’s part was to draw plains pictograph style horse and riders, reminiscent of dew cloth designs from the same time period, with Sharpie the preferred medium. I finished the body and delivered it to Seattle. While I waited for its return, I adorned the placket with geometric patterns typical of parfleche designs, also with sharpie, and painted the cuffs and collar in rich, royal blue.

Title: Sunwise      Designers: Karen Holm and Bill Holm     

The piece came together in time for our first marketing photo shoot at Tambi Lane Photography. My 19-year-old nephew had moved to Bend from Belgium, and I strong-armed him into modeling the piece. We selected a small group of pieces to auction and made sure to photograph them. The pictures out on social media, I peppered friends with emails, knowing that something as unique as this, with my dad as one of the artist’s, could be an auction highlight. Luckily, I knew people who would want and appreciate the piece, what I didn’t understand, was there were Bendites who would bid big too!

The runway show tops the charts for style and fun, but remember it’s a fundraiser. The pieces presented for auction are donated by the generosity of artists in order to support REALMS! Come and bid to win a one-of-a-kind, wearable and displayable art piece!

Over our 8 years, Karen Holm’s pieces have raised more than $8,000 for REALMS unique education and are in collections from British Columbia to Bend.

Get your tickets today for the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, Friday January 25th, 2019

 

Rubbish Renewed Live Auction – It’s a fundraiser!

Friends, acquaintances, and at times strangers often remind me, that the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is their favorite event of the year. People of all ages love the energy, art, and message of the evening. However, many of those same people don’t realize that Rubbish Renewed is a fundraising event for REALMS Magnet School and supports the unique programing that makes REALMS a place where rigor, relevance, and relationships intersect.

We carefully select 6-8 auction items from adult designers who want to donate to the goal. Check out these pieces, from generous designers, and come ready to bid!  Click on the image to learn more about the item and designer.

Put the Needle on the Record Designer: Mayra Stearns Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music

Put the Needle on the Record
Designer: Mayra Stearns

Corporate Meeting on the Rocks Designer: Karen Holm Model: Leah Williamson Materials: Climbing Webbing scrap ends

Corporate Meeting on the Rocks
Designer: Karen Holm

Natural Edge Furniture Designer: Kassy Windus Model: Hannah Tarrant Materials: Spent sandpaper

Natural Edge Furniture
Designer: Kassy Windus

 

 

Mt. Bachelor Designers: Andria Zippler, Denise Ellington, Sam Whitman, Stephanie Kirpach, Martha Jeffers Materials: old Mt.Bachelor trail map (wings), old banner that says, "snow", etc

Mt. Bachelor
Snowstorm Diva

The Ventilator Designer: MAURICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ReStore Sublimity

Playing it Safe Designer: Kelly Powell Model: Courtney Finstad Materials: plastic safeway bags & fabric remnants

Playing it Safe
Designer: Kelly Powell

PHOTO SHOOT: looking ahead to the runway

4 weeks before garments need to be runway ready, on December 17th, a small group of designers, models and Rubbish Renewed volunteers gathered at Tambi Lane Photography for our pre-show photo shoot. Photographs are focused on Business Challenge participants, garments being donated to our live fundraising auction, and student garments (completed garments enter a lottery for the final few spaces).  The end result is to present you with a sneak peak of the richness to come. We couldn’t create this professional shoot without the wonderfully talented Bishops Barbershop’s masterful hair, and Mayra Stearn & Arenal Hruby makeup magic! Tambi Lane Photography not only contributes the sweet space, but once again, Tambi made the garments come alive in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

STUDENT GARMENTS – Click on the photo to link to the student garments
Fruity Tutui Designer/Model: Fiona Wright Material: fruit bags and netting, potato sacks, newspaper bags, flour sacks

Fruity Tutui
Designer/Model: Fiona Wright
Material: fruit bags and netting, potato sacks, newspaper bags, flour sacks

BUSINESS CHALLENGE – Click on the photo to link to the Business Challenge
Mt. Bachelor Designers: Andria Zippler, Denise Ellington, Sam Whitman, Stephanie Kirpach, Martha Jeffers Materials: old Mt.Bachelor trail map (wings), old banner that says, "snow", etc

Mt. Bachelor
Designers: Andria Zippler, Denise Ellington, Sam Whitman, Stephanie Kirpach, Martha Jeffers
Materials: old Mt.Bachelor trail map (wings), old banner that says, “snow”, etc

AUCTION GARMENTS –  Click on the photo to link to the auction garments
Put the Needle on the Record Designer: Mayra Stearns Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music

Put the Needle on the Record
Designer: Mayra Stearns
Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music

 

 

Get your tickets today at rubbishrenewed.com for one or both of our shows on January 14th at the Midtown Music Hall.

First show showcases Student Garments, Business Challenge, and our Live Auction Items.  Second show is 21 and over and highlights Adult Garments, Business Challenge, and our Live Auction Items.