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The Runway

For the biennial event, seARTS invites all artists  to submit ideas for a sculptural or non-functional wearable art piece/s (up to two will be accepted) to be modeled in the runway portion of the CWAIV event.   All "makers" are requested to work as individuals on their pieces.  If you have a collaborator, please indicate so on the application.   Awards are reserved for individual contributors and collaborations where all parties are involved in making the piece unless otherwise indicated.  The call is issued in January and the deadline is mid-summer.

What we would like to see on the runway:

Of particular interest is clothing/fiber work and unusual accessories – [hats, belts, bags and shoes] but other pieces are welcome for review. If you have a piece from a recent Wearable Art Show, you are welcome to submit it for review. The curatorial committee will review the submitted descriptions for creative use of materials, fit among the existing work in the show, and ability to be seen on the runway.

To find out more about the previous show and see work by local artists who were in the show, check out Cape Ann Magazine’s article and the photo gallery on seARTS Celebrate Wearable Art section of the website.


Additional samples of this type of Wearable Arts can be found on these websites: and




Please Note the following:

  1. All chosen work will be described in the program and announced by the emcee. It is important that when you submit your description, you stay with your proposal because this will be published in advance and incorporated into the Emcee’s script.
  2. That by being part of this show, you are giving seARTS and any press and photographers/ videographers permission to document your work online and in printed media.
  3. seARTS and CWA requests that applicants do not show photos of their runway pieces to the public before the CWA event.   Part of the show's appeal is for the pieces to be a surprise to the audience.  If a piece has been shown in another show, please let the committee know where it has been publicized.

Cape Ann and Gloucester are the home to four State-sponsored Cultural Districts and a vibrant arts & cultural community!  Celebrate Wearable Art IV, our fourth biennial fundraiser for seARTS – the first one was held in 2011 followed by 2013 & 2015.