20th ArtWear Biennial: Where Fashion Meets Fine Art

ArtWear artists images shown above, left to right: Michelle Ridley, Judith Bird, Mary Mortenson, Amanda Jeffrey, and Tatiana Palnitska.

The 20th ArtWear Biennial will be held October 7-15, 2022. The fashion show will be October 7, 7:30 PM, with the Sales Gallery, where you can purchase all the included garments (and more!), the following week.

Virtual Fashion Show Program

The Sales Gallery is open to the public 12-6pm:
Friday, October 14
Saturday, October 15
And for patrons attending performances those dates

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.

$1000 Grand Prize
Caryne Mount — Mt. Fuji Coat
Repurposed kimono fabric of 100% silk and silk /poly blend with metallic threads; glass beads, metallic charms; Machine sewn construction with hand beaded and hand sewn adornments. Machine embroidered with metallic threads. Original design/pattern. Reversible coat.

$500 Hixon Interiors Award for Excellence in Creativity
Patti Barker — Stained Glass Duster
                Hand painted silk gauze, merino top; mosaic Nuno felt

$500 Award for Excellence in Technique
Tatiana Palnitska — Through the Stained Glass
                Cotton, cotton/lycra, silk, mixed fibers for applique and trim; hand-painted, applique, top stitching, needlework, embroidery

$200 Honorable Mention
Patti Barker — Dream Sequence
                Silk gauze, merino top, silk chiffon; mosaic Nuno felt

$200 Honorable Mention
Barbara Poole/B. Felt — A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Dress for Tatiana
                Silk organza, silk habotai, merino wool; hand felted, hand dyed 

Thank you to all of our volunteers for making ArtWear possible and a special thanks to Gary and Carol Ann Hixon for 30 years of their time, passion, and incredible vision in creating ArtWear.