Sending the new potential of artists from Shirokane Gochome to the world!
Art work entries are accepted in the “Shirokane Gochome Award vol. 3 - Art category”.
At the OFS Gallery in OUR FAVOURITE SHOP, we regularly hold exhibitions, events, workshops, and other projects that we most want to be seen and experienced by everyone.
Entries for the award can be in any genre, including exhibits and performances, but we ask that you submit projects that can be expressed within this space (*1). In addition to works that have already been created or put on display, works that have yet to be created can also be submitted.
Works that are intended to eventually be displayed at the OFS Gallery will be selected.
Award winners will have their works displayed free of charge in the gallery for two weeks. (Regular gallery display charges are ¥50,000 per day)
Furthermore, contestants who advance to the second judgment will be posted to the AWRD site along with comments from the judges KIGI and the commentator Koko Okano.
We are looking forward to meeting all of the new artists who submit entries for this award.
*1) 50 m2, high volumes, and extreme construction are prohibited; the gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Exhibition history of OFS Gallery
The gallery is a place to hold projects that portray art, design, crafts, fashion, music, and other forms of culture. Events and workshops may also be planned in accordance with exhibits.
*See photos and illustrations from the gallery here.
About the Shirokane Go-chome Award
We are accepting applications in three categories. They will be judged by the creative unit, KIGI made up of Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe. In the hopes of becoming a store loved by customers, we will be welcoming creatives who have taken part in making OFS a place for exchanging and disseminating culture and ideas. They will be participating as commentators to judge the pieces for each category,
Winners will have a chance to sell their work in stores, as well as participate in events and exhibitions. Come share OUR values and spread out from OFS (OUR FAVORITE SHOP) in Shirokane Go-chome. That is the concept for the Shirokane Go-chome award.
Shirokane Go-chome Award
vol 1. Jewelry and craft (April 23-May20)
vol 2. Food (mid-May)
vol 3. Art (early June)
KIGI was jointly established by Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe in 2012. In addition to working on art direction for companies, brands and products, the pair also launched an original brand KIKOF, working with artisans in the Biwa Lake region. They have also handled design for the product brand D-BROS and the fashion brand CACUMA. In their free time, they have created and released works, while continuing to search for new expressions for creation while traversing various genres with their own creative prowess. They opened OUR FAVORITE SHOP, a gallery and original shop in Shirokane, Tokyo in 2015. They were winners of the 2015 Tokyo ADc Grand Prix and both of them have won the Yusaku Kamekura Prize ( Uehara won the 11th, and Watanabe the 19th). They held a private exhibition in the Utsunomiya Museum of Art in July 2017 displaying a culmination of past achievements.
IZU PHOTO MUSEUM Director
Born 1973. Teachers College Columbia University, Master of Arts in Art Education. Has participated in opening three art museums in Clematis no Oka, exhibition planning, and management of education programs.
"OUR FAVOURITE SHOP" is a gallery and shop which opened in July 2015 in Shirokane, Tokyo. At the shop, which is centered around KIKOF tableware designed by KIGI and furniture, we sell D-BROS products, CACUMA clothing, the likes of RyuQ foods, original OFS products, and selected products. Inside the shop there is a counter kitchen where you can cook, and there is also a gallery attached.