Barber Shops and Hair Saloons Paint Art Contest Overview
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Welcome to the FAA Barber Shops & Hair Saloons painting contest. It's all about hair dressers shops: interiors and exteriors. Action or stills, both accepted as long as it has to do with shops where hair cutters are doing their utmost best to create a clean men's cut and/or a nice lady coiffure.
After the contest, a Barber Shops & Hair Saloons Group will be established. The three winners will be featured there as the top 3 art pieces. The top winner will receive a non-refundable personal voucher for a clean hair cut at the Lejeune Barber Shop in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
1. Hair cut shop exteriors and interiors, actions and stills
2. Only made with traditional or digital mediums (oil, water, acryl, pastel, pencil etc.)
3. Fully re-painted (traditional or digital) photos accepted
4. No photographs
I remain the right to remove art in case the submitted art piece does not meet the contest rules.
THE STORY BEHIND THE CONTEST LOGO (and so my painting)
Somebody in the city told me last week that one of Tilburg's oldest barber shops will close its doors for ever by December 31, 2011. The present owner and sole barber Jan Cuypers is going to retire. His son shall not follow him up because he has other career plans. The shop was originally established in 1881 by the family Lejeune (The Young) and in those days they might have cut the King's hair when he was in town. Anyway the King granted the Lejeune barber shop with the Royal Warrant Predicate (Hofleverancier). Later the family Lejeune sold the shop to the Cuypers family, Jan's father. They kept the Lejeune name alive to secure the Royal Warrant. Jan himself started haircutting at his 21st birthday, now he is 64. Jan's comment to the local radio station: 'I find it not that terrible that the shop will be closed. After all we have served for a long time.' The oldest customer still comes for a haircut to Lejeune, already for 90 years.
So yesterday I headed with my withdrawing hair frontier, Converse Allstars sneakers, checkered shirt, Soho bag and PME Jeans for the very first time to this barber to enjoy a true classic hair cut experience and photo shoot. Really everything is vintage in this shop: no fake but real vintage... maybe my grand father went here as well.
With me I had my digital camera and tripod. I installed my photo device on the tripod and place it all on a strategic spot back in the shop. I told the barber that I do not use flash so that we have to keep very still from the moment de camera takes the shot. I pressed the camera button to activate the 10 seconds count down. I ran and jumped into the barber chair and asked the barber to get into the perfect position while I put my face into 'en profile' position to emphasize the presence of a mirror. Click...the picture was taken and I told the barber that I'm going to make a painting of it and that I will show it to him by the end of December when I go again for another fine and clean haircut result.
With this close down, a tradition of 130 year hair cutting in the Willem II Street comes to an end... The shop will be rebuild with some traditional elements kept: it'll become a children boutique.
Each participant may submit 2 images.
1) Votes may be cast by any visitor to FineArtAmerica.com (members and non-members).
2) You may only vote once per image.
3) You may vote for one image... and one image only.
Status: This contest is over.
Friday, November 11th, 2011 - 5:42 AM
Submissions End / Voting Begins:
Friday, November 25th, 2011 - 5:42 AM
Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded:
Monday, November 28th, 2011 - 5:42 AM
Current Time (Eastern United States):
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - 10:42 AM
This contest will be awarding the following prizes:
Position 1 feature in the new Barber Shop & Hair Saloon Group + non-refundable personal voucher for a free clean hair cut at the Lejeune Barber Shop in Tilburg, The Netherlands (value € 16.50, valid until December 31, 2011)
Position 2 feature in the new Barber Shop & Hair Saloon Group
Position 3 feature in the new Barber Shop & Hair Saloon Group