Used dryer sheets, wood, plastic bags and even video tape were among the materials stitched, woven and transformed into cool designs at the fourth annual Wearable Fashion Show.
The Campbell River Art Gallery was packed Saturday night for the event that featured appies, local wines, the juried fashion show and then a stunning performance by flamenco dancer Maria Christina Guzman who received a standing ovation – her daughter was pretty good too on the dance floor.
There were 12 amazing works of art created for the human body in the Wearable Art Show, co-sponsored by Sandy Baker of Re/Max Check Realty and the Gallery.
The Best in Show award, sponsored by Something Special Gifts, was voted on by the audience. The award went to Courtenay artist Roberta Ling for her piece “Where’s Art?,” performed by her daughter Tamara Ling.
Alert Bay artist Kari Glass and her team of Carole Vosburgh and Sara Burr, won the Best Artistic Concept award, sponsored by Headquarters Hair Studio and Day Spa, for the piece “Hygieia and the Circle of Life,” performed by Maxine Matilpi of Denman Island.
The Best Performance Award, sponsored by Mothership Adventures, went to Campbell River’s Beth Miller for her rendition of “Ocean Warrior Princess,” created by artist Jane Ellerington of Hagersville, Ontario.
Lastly, the Best Use of Recycled Materials Award, sponsored by the City of Campbell River and Comox Strathcona Waste Management, went to Courtenay’s Jeff Hartbower for his piece “Venus Probe,” performed by Tessa Tancon of Campbell River.
The show is a fundraiser for the Art Gallery. Look for an upcoming display of Wearable Art pieces in the satellite cases in the lobby of the Centennial Building.