SCF Seeking Submissions for “Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance” Exhibit

(Bradenton, Fla., April 15, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery and Theatre Program are seeking submissions for an upcoming art exhibit, “Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance,” which will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery Sept. 19-Dec. 3.

A retrospective look at wedding costumes through the decades, “Art of the Wedding Costume” will include a display of men’s and women’s traditional, nontraditional and cultural wedding attire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Those who are interested in submitting distinctive and iconic-style wedding apparel and unique accessories such as veils, fans, hats, gloves, shoes and other accoutrements for the exhibit may upload high-resolution digital photos of the items and complete an electronic form at

Participants also may submit print copies of original photos to:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Fine Art Gallery
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
Attn: Wedding Costume Committee

Participants must provide their contact information, including a mailing address, phone number and email address, and details such as the date of the wedding, who was wearing the gown or accessories, and the approximate value of each item.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30. Participants will be notified by June 15 if their submissions have been selected. They will be required to deliver wedding items to the SCF Fine Art Gallery by Aug. 20 and pick up the garments by Dec. 5. Complete submissions, including garments, apparel and accoutrements, will be insured by SCF.

For more information, email or contact Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225, or Ken Erickson Jr., SCF Theatre Program director, at 941-752-5586. Maps and directions are online at


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