Fusion+Captured 2017

This year Fusion busted out of the fashion box and into an interactive environment. Competitors put their melody to a masterpiece by designing, constructing, and displaying an artful backdrop inspired by the musicians that march to the beat of their own drums.



To our donors:  for all the googly eyes, pom poms, glitter glue, colorful paper, and patterned tape.  Overall, 220 pieces of art supplies and $280 were donated to benefit Free Arts MN.  Every small contribution provides more children and youth the support and resources to express themselves.  The $280 will buy enough supplies for a facility for one term.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

To our sponsors: We couldn’t have had such a great event without your support!

To our competitors: Thank you for trying something new as we busted out of the fashion scene!


Friday, November 3, 2017

The Machine Shop
300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414



Meet This Year's Judges:

Rita Farmer

Rita Farmer is a Minneapolis photographer specializing in portrait, lifestyle, and editorial images. She also works with real-estate development company The Excelsior Group as a social media manager and architecture & style photographer. She constantly strives in her work to tell meaningful stories through beautiful and purposeful imagery. She is a proud resident of NE Minneapolis, where she and her husband raise their two young children and an ornery Boston Terrier.

Corey Gaffer

As a locally based architectural photographer, Corey Gaffer has worked closely with many IIDA Northland Members. His photography has been a part of multiple Fab Awards and has brought him around the world focusing on architecture and design. He once created a photo booth that involved a life size cut out of himself and foot-activated camera remote.

Liz Gardner

Liz is an award-winning, multidisciplinary creative with focuses in creative direction, styling, interior design and branding. She is the former creative director of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and now is a partner in the creative firm Bodega LTD. She harnesses her experience in editorial to create work that is aesthetically cohesive and driven by stories. Some of her clients include Adidas Originals, 3M, Opening Ceremony and Upton 43.


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