2015 Wearable Art Awards

The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas. We asked artists to go deep into their imaginations to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.

We are committed to challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

More than 400 guests joined us on February 21 and 22 to take part in the Wearable Art Experience.


Thank you to our 2015 Wearable Art Awards sponsors.

2015 Awards 

A total of $7500 was awarded!

Three major prize categories: Best in Show ($1000), Student Prize ($750) and People's Choice ($1000)

All entries were judged by the following classes, with a total of $4750 in prize money being awarded:

    • Light
    • Recycling
    • Nature
    • Cartoons
    • Offbeat



Credit: D. Furlani Photography


Congratulations to Nicole Robson, winner of the People's Choice at the 2015 Wearable Art Awards.

Nicole Robson is a Coquitlam resident and it is her first time entering the Wearable Arts Awards. Her piece is called Little Black Dress.  

During the event portion of the competition Nicole won a Recycling Award of $300. Now she is also the recipient of the $1000 People’s Choice prize, which was sponsored by Pasta Polo owner, Fred Soofi.  Her entry will be on display at the restaurant for public viewing during May and June.  

Read more in the Tri-City News [pdf]

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Left to Right – Rose Kapp (WAA Committee & PMAC Board Member) Fred Soofi (owner of Pasta Polo, the award sponsor), recipient Nicole Robson, Salomeh Honarmand (Event Coordinator)



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images courtesy of D. Furlani Photography (L-R): Barabara Poole, Randi Aiken, Carol Funnell

A total of $7500 was awarded in three major prize categories: Best in Show ($1000), Student Prize ($750) and People's Choice ($1000).

Congratulations to the following artists:

  • Best In Show (sponsored by Pacific Coast Terminals) - won by Carol Funnell, The Night Flight
  • Student Award (sponsored by the City of Port Moody) - won by Emma Dunlop and Leigh McNeil, Gustav's Golden Girl
  • People's Choice (sponsored by Pasta Polo) - won by Nicole Robson, Little Black Dress

The following artists won awards in the theme categories:

  • Light - won by Kathryn Blair, Common Experience
  • Nature - won by Barbara Poole (Invasive Special/Unintended Consequence); Farnaz Ohadi (Lust); Tina Ning Hsu (Water Lady); Vanessa Walilko (Octopus, Octopus!)
  • Off Beat - won by Diane Park (Cornelia the Crow); Randi Aiken (Chair Suit); Svetlana Bardos & Vladimir Bezruc (Awakening)
  • Recycling - won by Anne Aitchison (I_Wool_Survive); Catherine Black (Remembering Dad in Plaid); Collete A. Balcaen (Story Keeper); Luke Detheridge (Metawarrior); Nicole Robson (Little Black Dress)


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