RAW Artist Awards

This Saturday, RAW: natural born artists is celebrating the end of their 2012 season with the semi-finalist round. All across the country, up and coming fashion designers, jewelers, performance and visual artists, photographers, musicians, and hair and makeup pros are given the chance to showcase their natural talents in front of  an audience.  Each RAW event has a different theme, and the atmosphere encourages attendees to chat with the artists themselves in a nightclub setting. The last show of the season will advance one semi-finalist in each RAW: NOLA category to the finals.

Jess Leigh Jewels, an accessories designer semi-finalist

There are 3-5 nominees in each category, and in addition to the expert panel of judges, the audience will cast their vote as well to decide which artists will go on to the final level of competition.

Having started just this spring in New Orleans, RAW has already featured some of the most talented up and coming artists in the city. Slow Southern Style has supported all of the fashion and accessories designers in some capacity, so it’s going to be hard to choose a singular favorite.

Molly Stackhouse
Half Shell Productions
Jess Leigh Jewels
KC Thomassie Designs

KC Thomassie Designs, an accessories designer semi-finalist

To purchase tickets for the New Orleans show and to find out more about the event go to the RAW New Orleans site. Looking for another city? Head to the main RAW: natural born artists website.


November 17th, 7pm-midnight
The Howlin’ Wolf 907 S. Peters, New Orleans
Ages 18+ $15 presale, $20 door
Cocktail attire suggested

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