Wearable Art winners announced

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - First Place went to “Sample Delight” by artist Michelle Morris, modeled by Melissa Patterson.

    "Sample Delight" included a 1920s-inspired dress made from thousands of individually sewn and beaded microtubes or caps and test tube caps recovered from laboratories.

    A fur shawl was made from recycled pro-rolled tubes from a local dispensary, beads, and pipe cleaners, inspired by all things glittery and fun.

    Morris also took home the Trend Alaska Award, nominated by a committee from the Alaska Travel Industry Association and Alaska Airlines.

    One piece from each Wearable Art performance in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka will be flown to Anchorage for the Trend Alaska Show in October.

    The Sybil Davis Award went to "Weather Wyvern" by artists Kathleen Harper and Mikko Wilson and modeled by Ty Yamaoka.

    It included a mythical creature with a 14-foot wingspan from old jeans, industrial acrylic off=cuts, foal, tule, and over 150 hand-soldered LEDs creating 300 plus individual points of light in the fiber-optic wings.

    The artists found their inspiration from the misty mountains, foggy forests, the starlit nights and sunlight over the Gastineau Channel.

    This was the 20th-anniversary show in Juneau.  Wearable Art 2020 was sponsored by Alaska Airlines and Co-Sponsored by Haight & Associates.

    The event was directed by Margeaux Ljungberg.


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