19th ArtWear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Fine Art

Artists images shown above, left to right: Ruth Walker, Yiwei Wu, and Barbara Assejew.
 

The 19th ArtWear Biennial was held October 18-26, 2019. The fashion show was on October 18, with the sales gallery and other events the following week.


The ArtWear Biennial is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. ArtWear's goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.

The week-long event includes a theatrical fashion show and sales gallery that double as a fundraiser for The Lincoln Center’s Visual Arts Program. Fiber art demonstrations, lectures, workshops and more will round out the week-long event celebrating wearable art!

2019 Award Winners

$200 Honorable Mention:
Judith Bird – Kelp Print Coat 
80% silk, 20% viscose; Handwoven, Kelp used as printing tool
Yoshiko Komatsu – Shibori Pullover
100% Silk; Hand tie-dye antique fabric, sewing
 
$500 Prize for excellence in technique
Patti Barker – Dragon Skin
Silk gauze, Habotai silk, merino cotton batt, dyes, polymer claw; double faced nuno felt with inclusions, hand painted


 
$500 Hixon Interiors Prize for excellence in creativity
Maggy Pavlou – The Painter’s Coat
Wool, Paint, Wool Prefelt; painted, wet felted, cut, stitched


 
$1000 Grand Prize for overall excellence in creativity and technique
Linda Thompson – Wild Rose Ensemble
Cotton fabric & Cotton bias tubing, Steam A Seam


 


Thank you to all of our volunteers for making ArtWear possible and a special thanks to Gary and Carol Ann Hixon for 25 years of their time, passion, and incredible vision in creating ArtWear.


The 19th ArtWear Fashion Week is supported by