2015 Celebrate Wearable Art III
The 2015 Celebrate Wearable Art event committee and seARTS would like to thank all of its supporters for making our third runway show a success for the artists and the organization. Our goal continues to be to create a world class destination arts event – an authentic, unforgettable Cape Ann experience.
Nearly fifty artists were involved in the show – including the wearable vest creators the exhibiting artists, and the runway. Over $13K worth of wearable art was sold in less than two hours. Volunteers made it all happen. A committee that met for over a year included Andree Robert as co-chair and Martha Sutyak as lead curator, Donna Caselden, Helena Williams and Brenda Murphy working on the runway presentation, Jen Orlando from Cape Ann Savings Bank and a the heart of the wearable arts group led by Beth Williams, Camilla MacFadyen, Christine Kelley, Marlene Cann, and Susan Kenna. Graphic design compliments of Linda Stockman. Décor from Renco Gloves, Anita Blackaby, Pamela Bynum, and an assist from Rockport Music! Behind the scenes, Deborah Coull’s volunteer hair & makeup squad made our beautiful volunteer models (many from Miss Kim’s Cape Ann Center for Dance) and Darlene Sweeney-Murphy modeling agency in Newburyport were hard at work. Up front and center, Steve Aveson from NECN working with Maureen Aylward (scriptwriter) and Clark Linehan photographer – all returning from 2013! Terry Weber helped us with behind the scenes photography, great articles in the Beacon and Good Morning Gloucester! A special thanks to Jo-Anne Crawford and Carol Mendoza for getting all the vendors paid on time and managing the volunteers at the event and to the seARTS Board for giving us the opportunity.
Among the supporting organizations – a special thanks to Cape Ann Savings Bank for use of the Community Room and sponsorship. Thanks to Gloucester Rotary for the chance to tell the story; to Beauport Financial Services, Applied Material Foundation, and the Hamilton Group for your financial support and Art New England for the partnership. For the first time ever, we enjoyed a post event program with the Cape Ann Museum that included Gail McCarthy as a moderator. Thanks to Ronda, Martha, Gail, and our go-moderator, George Summers from the Society of Arts and Crafts.
We had amazing VIP judges that included Michelle Finamore from the MFA, Tracey Rauh from the North of Boston Media Group, and Claire Sanford of Top Dog Studio. Cash prizes were given to the top winners thanks to BankGloucester and Top Dog Studio. Finally, thanks to Beth and the staff of Cruiseport for incredible support of the event.