On September 21st, 2014 Milwaukeeans gathered for the second annual Blue Dress Cup Competition. Through a series of athletic events, artists from around the city battled for the title of Best Artist in Milwaukee. The competitors tested the time-honored artistic qualities of Sensitivity, Judgement, and Authenticity in a game of basketball, a performative interpretation of the park, and a role-swapping event in which they had the opportunity to judge the judges. In the end, Tia Richardson was awarded the cup and the title.
The group of competitors was comprised of Tia Richardson, Alice Waraxa, Neil Gasparka, Kathryn Wilson Elisabeth Albeck, and Jeff Suddendorf. The event was judged by Dana Basset from Bad At Sports, Jeremy Fojut from Newaukee, Renato Umali of the Umali Awards, and Murray the Best Artist in Milwaukee of 2013. MC Adam Carr hosted the event. Blue Dress Cup was in coordination with Doors Open Milwaukee.
The Best Artist Reception will be held later in 2014 to honor the achievements of Richardson and the other constants.
Photos by Jenna Knapp