Mycologistical  Artists: The Fungals Models: Bonnie Obremski & Sue Ohlson

Artists: The Fungals
Models: Bonnie Obremski & Sue Ohlson

What is Wearable Art?

Wearable art melds art and fashion, using the human form as a kinetic component of an original artistic piece. It may draw on familiar forms and fibers, or test the conceptual boundaries of apparel; as long as it is original, well constructed, and wearable, it fits the definition. Wearable art may be wild, whimsical, subtle, serious, provocative, humorous, exciting, inspiring, or outrageous. When worn by a human person, the pieces become a collaboration between artist and model.   

The Port Townsend Wearable Art Show is a showcase of inspired design, modeled on wearable art shows in cities like Baton Rouge, Ketchikan, Halifax, and Wellington, New Zealand. The works for this juried show range from functional to fantastic, and include pieces created from all manner of traditional and non-traditional media--silk, leather, woven radio wire, vinyl records, copper, paint chips, vintage photo slides, and found objects like seashells, recycled water bottles and beach glass. 

Port Townsend's Wearable Art Show began in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Jefferson Community Foundation's Fund for Women & Girls, whose mission is to create a world where girls and women are safe, secure, equal and empowered. Ours is a small community with an outsized arts culture; the intersection of powerful mission and eye-popping Wearable Art by visionary local, national, and international artists means this has become a favorite annual event held over Mother's Day Weekend. Help us celebrate a decade of the transformative power of Wearable Art by participating in our tenth annual show this coming spring! 

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

First Federal
Eisenhardt Group
Kris Nelson
Noel Sandra Leone
Debbi Steele & Dennis Daneau
Terrapin Architecture

Clarity Enterprises, Inc
Coldwell Banker Best Homes
Gale Investment Management
Kristin Manwaring Insurance
Pane d’Amore
Teri Nomura: Windermere
Windermere Port Townsend

Ali & Robert Alexander
Elizabeth Clapp
Ray Graves / Steve Duniho
Polly Lyle
Mary’s Place, Suzanne Cunliffe
Northwind Arts Center
Swatch Team
Waste Not Want Not