Author: wearableartca

October 30, 2017

PAVED PARADISE represents for the designer the realities of the world and is a reflection of how she sees herself.  People and nature are echoed in the hard outer shell of the jacket and the multi-colored textured pants that focus on the wonderful “mess” we discover when we boldly take down our barriers. I have…

October 2, 2017

Celebrate Wearable Art IV: Awards Announcement Our very thoughtful judging panel has their work cut out for them at yesterday’s event.  The work took Celebrate Wearable Art to yet another level of artistry and creativity.  Thank you to ALL the artists on the runway and the Marketplace for your dedication and presentation. Here are the…

August 10, 2017

The seARTS CWA Committee is pleased and privileged to welcome three accomplished curators to perform the role of judges for the Wearable Art Awards.   Each brings an important perspective on fashion and wearable art in their respective leading art institutions.   The core judging panel will include: Lauren D. Whitley, senior curator in the David and…

August 1, 2017

Why “Wearable Art” – is it for me? And other FAQ’s about CWAIV, by Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco As we approach October 1 – yes, just two months from today, I want to share some thoughts about how and why Celebrate Wearable Art came about and what’s at the core from different perspectives. What’s all the fuss…

July 7, 2017

2017 is our 30th year of collaboration between Bonnie Bishoff and myself, JM Syron. We started our road as collaborative makers crafting Seminole Indian patchwork hand bags and ethnic field clothes. Since then we have also made furniture, vessels, boxes, lighting, sculptures, paintings and jewelry. We have made all of these objects as art and also…

June 8, 2017

In the fall of 2003, I was introduced to needle felting by my close friend, Sue Young, an accomplished potter and artist in the Adirondacks. I was visiting her gallery and she was wearing a beautiful felted necklace that she had made. Of course, I fell in love with the necklace and asked her to…