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Joseph "Sentrock" Perez and Joshua Rhodes Named Bucketfeet Artist Contest Finalists

There's no other way to put it. Arizona is representing.

Artist Joseph "Sentrock" Perez, who's from Phoenix but now lives in Chicago, and Phoenix-based designer Joshua Rhodes, who often works under the name Subtle Takeover, are finalists in Chicago shoe company Bucketfeet's artist contest. It works like this: 10 finalists from across the country vie for the public's votes in hopes of having their original work produced on Bucketfeet's slip-ons or lace-ups.

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All of Bucketfeet's shoes are adorned with work from artists. The company works to provide a platform and audience for talented creatives and original, eye-catching footwear for customers.

The artist who garners the most support in this contest will have his/her shoe design manufactured and sold -- that's in addition to winning a trip and tickets to Lollapalooza, cash, and other perks. Two runners-up win cash, shoes, and social media exposure.

As of this writing, Sentrock leads the pack with 548 votes, and Rhodes has a respectable 131.

Fans can vote once a day at and enter to win a pair of Bucketfeet shoes. Votes can be placed for multiple entries. Voting for the contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 31.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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