Viewer’s Choice Awards & Recognition Awards as Wearable Arts Group Marks 5th Year at "Celebrate Wearable Art!
For the first time, seARTS honored seven Cape Ann artists and business owners who have contributed in unique ways to the growth of Wearable Art on Cape Ann. These Cape Ann residents were all honored at Sunday’s "Celebrate Wearable Art!" event held at Bass Rocks Golf Club.
Creative Main Street: Together these three have given nearly 100 years to our community:
Mahri, Manchester. In recognition of 40 years in Business in downtown Manchester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.
Kathie McCarthy, London Ventures, Rockport. In Recognition of 37 years in business in downtown Rockport and for your dedication to artists, the business of art, and to the community.
Beth Williams, Gloucester (20 years in business). In Recognition of 20 years in business in downtown Gloucester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.
Design & Fashion Leadership: Sigrid Olsen, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca (SideStreet Gallery)
Overall Dedication to Wearable Art: Kate Seidman, (Art Room Boutique) Claire Sanford (Top Dog Studio)
Viewer’s Choice Awards
After a successful runway show featuring local and invited designers, the audience voted for their favorites in three categories and the results were as follows:
Most Creative Table (designed by exhibiting artists), sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank went to Beth Williams, Gloucester, whose table was completely adorned in glass. Honorary Mention in this category went to Marlene Cann, Manchester who created a runway on her table, with purses as the "models."
Favorite Fashion Designer Award, sponsored by Rockport National Bank went to Jennifer Greeke, (Gloucester) for her Harpy Fashion 2011 collection and Honorary Mention to Shayln Webber of Boston who presented the Lichen Collection.
Favorite Runway Artist Presentation, sponsored by Eliason Law Office & Scanzani & Associates – went to Julia Dusman, NYC for three neckpieces from her collection, with Honorary Mention, sponsored by Tom & Maryann Kiely awarded to Beth Williams for her neck art piece called "Electric Murano."
Click here for bios of selected recognition award winners.
Our thanks to the following individuals & organizations, who have made the Viewer’s Choice Awards possible to award participating artists for their outstanding creativity:
Most Creative Table -1st Prize: Cape Ann Savings Bank
Fashion Designer Award: Sponsored by Rockport National Bank
Honorary Mention Fashion: Sponsored by Eliason Law Office and Scanzani & Associates
Runway "Artist" Award-1st Prize: Top Dog Studio
Runway Honorary Mention: Maryanne and Tom Kiely