Author: wearableartca

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…

June 6, 2017

Sonja Grondstra gathers beach glass from the shores of New England. She is drawn by the unique shapes and soothing colors of the glass that has been tossed and tumbled along the rocky coast for many years. Sonja selects pieces of beach and complementary glass and sets them into intricate and creative designed necklaces, bracelets,…

May 23, 2017

seARTS Celebrate Wearable Art IV runway event returns in the fall:  Call for runway artists is open; new awards announced; new website launched The plans for seARTS the October 1, 2017 Celebrate Wearable Art IV (CWAIV) runway show are in full swing with a diverse cadre of exhibiting vendor artists, sponsorships under way, newly designed…

May 20, 2017

Cycling fans can re-energize their pedals and enter a drawing for the amazing BMW Cruiser Bike donated by Lyon-Waugh Auto Group! An $1100 value!  Details below.   You can purchase tickets at all the upcoming seARTS events or by emailing us at info@seARTS.org and we will link you to an online option.   Here’s what you need…

May 11, 2017

I am excited to be designing for the seARTS wearable art show, Celebrate Wearable Art, this Fall. I have several projects going and we will see what rises to the top to earn the runway spots! I have been pattern making for new dresses, a coat and a Japanese inspired tunic. I am combining collagraph…

March 13, 2017

In the realm of Wearable Art, you will often find the most unusual, non-traditional materials at work to create the unexpected. I approached the challenge of making a garment for the Celebrate Wearable Art, 2015, fashion runway event from the perspective of a sculptor and furniture maker. I looked at the project as a designer…