Author: wearableartca

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…

March 7, 2017

My Clothes, My Art  (appearing in North Shore Magazine online March 2017) The tenth anniversary “Celebrate Wearable Art” exhibit is slated for Sunday, October 1, at Cruiseport Gloucester. You can’t look at Rick Crangle’s dress without seeing a woodland sprite dressed in a gown for the moonlit ball. Or maybe she is a willowy young…

March 1, 2017

WOW or How to Wear Art|PEM’s latest exhibit, featuring wearable art, is now open. By Regina Cole Consider the bra in a display case in a section of the WOW® World of Wearable Art exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum called Bizarre Bras. Linked by pretty, jeweled chains, the cups of the bra are taxidermied…

February 23, 2017

seARTS Artists and wearable art lovers showed fabulous support at the various opening events last week….. If the seARTS Wearable Art Group had one wish to be granted, it would be to have an all expense paid trip to New Zealand to see the World of Wearable Art Competition in person.  It’s the “Olympics” of…