DOODADS VIDEO now on YouTube!
CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.
The Awards Reception was held at the Tampa Bay History Center, with a packed house for the revealing of the winners in Elementary, Middle, and High School categories. Click on the image below to see the reception catalog, the list of entrants, and the winning sculptures.
COMPETITION GUIDELINES – Click on the image below for the 2015 rules and schedule.
Think eARTh Invitation Award
Community Stepping Stones, a nonprofit that brings “Art+Science” programming to hundreds of at-risk youth, chose nine sculptures from this year’s Doodads competition to show at their Think eARTh exhibit. The exhibit will be held at the HCC Ybor City Gallery, July 9 – August 5. The pieces chosen to exhibit are: [Elementary School] Metamorphosis, Alligator Mother, Ocean Fiesta, Beaded Girl; [Middle School] Bottle Nose Trigger Fish; [High School] Untitled, Loi Fish, Max the Jackolope.
Demo Sculpture: “The Lonesome Loser” by local artist Samantha Churchill
This sculpture is solid Gasparilla beads held together and manipulated by recycled wire. Based upon the song of the same name by the group The Little River Band you will see a vial of luck in one hand and a vial of love in the other and never can the two be drank at the same time, thus dooming our would-be “king of the world” to choose in life between prosperity and love. This sculpture is solid Gasparilla beads held together and manipulated by recycled wire. Based upon the song of the same name by the group The Little River Band you will see a vial of luck in one hand and a vial of love in the other and never can the two be drank at the same time. Thus dooming our would-be “king of the world” to choose in life between prosperity and love.
Our Presenting Sponsor, Hill Ward Henderson, is a winner of the 2014 Impact Award presented by the TBBCA (Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts).
Frank E. Duckwall Foundation to Sponsor the 2014-2015 Fourth Annual Doodads Competition
Tampa Regional Artists announces that the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation will sponsor the Fourth Annual Doodads Competition. The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation joins presenting sponsor Hill Ward Henderson in sponsoring this three dimensional art competition for Hillsborough County Students grades K-12.
“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.