3D Printed Design Contest Entries on Display at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

The Idea Village, in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art, has created the inaugural 3D Printed Design Contest to show off the best high-tech printed pieces the city has to offer.

A number of 3D printed or CNC objects that surpass practical applications and move into the more creative realm, highlighting innovative 21st-century artwork, are now displayed at Gallier Hall as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). 2014

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3D printing artist Frances Guevara displays her piece called Lena, a 3D Printed Bikini, at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

Entries include: Frances Guevara – Lena, a 3D Printed Bikini; Michelle Calabro – Equals; Cole Wiley – Riverless Walk (prints); Mike Ziga – Mirror; Laurel Porcari – Flame Sculpture; Emily Hayden and Robert Mosby – Snuggle; Shea Trahan – Nodal Structures; Joel Ross – Vagina Monologues Installation; Darrin Butler – Mandela; Brennan Steele – Robot Crawfish; David Namaky – Shell Cup 3; Ava Hankins – The Race Horse; Dan Beavers – Brenda’s Broken Right Humerus; Bill and Brian Layman – Prosthetic Leg Socket; and Sean Gautreaux – Nola Claddagh Rings.

Winners will be announced at Hugh Evans’ Keynote Lecture on March 27th and have to chance to display 3D prints at the museum following the announcement.

“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has become a platform for the local entrepreneurial ecosystem to introduce new ideas and showcase emerging industries,” said Tim Williamson Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “This partnership with NOMA is an effort to catalyze energy around 3D printing by tapping into our existing creative culture.”

“As an arts city, we thrive with New Orleans’ historic creativity—including our jazz, food, parades, and architecture. What happens when we build on that tradition with the new artistic modes of 2014? What form does our next creative contribution take?” asks Mel Buchanan, RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, New Orleans Museum of Art.


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