Celebrate Wearable Art: September 2011


About the 2011 Show:  Inspired by the WOW event in New Zealand, seARTS launced Celebrate Wearable Art in 2011.   Thanks to help from several key partners and a hard working committee, the event became the foundation of an ongoing goal to brand Cape Ann as an arts destination. The 2011 event was held at the Bass Rocks Golf Club and featured a runway show with both professional models from Mobius Wearable Art Runway Show and Rising Design of Boston and local Cape Ann designers and models.


“The success of this show and the multiple requests to bring it back again was exciting for all involved.  What’s wonderful about wearable art is that you don’t have to be a fashionista to create it or enjoy it – it surprises and delights audiences everywhere.  Cape Ann should have at least one ‘destination’ arts event and we hope this will be at the top of the list for years to come!” – Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalcoChair of Celebrate Wearable Art!
For full coverage of this event click here to see Gail McCarthy’s story from Cape Ann Magazine“Wear the Art Is”

In appreciation:  seARTS would like to thank the following individuals and organizations that made the 2011 Celebrate Wearable Art event possible:

Presenting Sponsor For 2011 Celebrate Wearable Art–

Michael & Elaine Butter of Acme Merchandise & Apparel     2011 Annual Sponsor:  Bass Rocks Golf Club

Table Sponsors:  Atlantis Oceanfront Inn, Dermatique MedSpa, Danvers, MA


Wearable Art Contribution Awards:

Creative Main Street: Dedication to their craft, keeping art downtown & supporting the creative economy – together have given nearly 100 years to our community

Beth Williams-Gloucester (20 years in business)
Mahri-Manchester (40 years in business)
Kathy McCarthy-London Ventures (37 years)

Design & Fashion Leadership: Sigrid Olsen, Mary Hughes

Overall Dedication to Wearable Art: Kate Seidman, Claire Sanford

Appreciation Award from seARTS Board: Jane Wang-Mobius & Ellen Shea-Rising Design

Special Thanks to:

  • Manuel Simoes for his videography services on behalf of Good Morning Gloucester and the photography he provided–featured on this page!
  • Terry Weber for her professional writing 
and backstage management
  • Clark Linehan Photography
  • Deborah Coull Salon
  • Edie Freedman, Graphic Designer
  • Kathleen Valentine for her web support
  • Peter Hood, Bass Rocks Golf Club
  • Steve Aveson, NECN Emcee
  • Jed Speare, Director of Mobius.org and Jane Wang for sharing their Runway Show
  • Ellen Shea, Rising Design Boston,
 for recruiting and managing fashion designers and models

The event also included a Wearable Art Sale and art exhibits. Our list of 2011’s participating artists can be found here in the program:  2011 CWA Final Program

Cape Ann aspires to build on this show bi-annually to be a focal point for Wearable Arts all points north.


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