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Audrey Durnan- Woods

Steel, Wool and Silk.

About Us

Promoting Art to Wear Since 1991

The Wearable Art Connection of Southern California (WAC) was founded in 1991 by Fiber Artist and Fairfield Fashion Show Designer Cheryl Trostrud-White, as a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring all avenues of wearable art. Cheryl served as the organization's first President and built a strong foundation for the advancement of wearable art. 

​WAC sponsors quarterly meetings on the third Saturday of February, May, August and November. Nationally known guest artists present programs and workshops on topics ranging from quilting to dyeing, textile painting and surface embellishment. 

​The quarterly WAC programs are designed to appeal to the novice, professionals and everyone in between. Learn a new craft, advance one you already know or just be inspired by the incredible creativity being presented. Ample time is available before the meeting and during lunch to visit with old friends or make new ones, and sharing is the theme of the day. 

​Our membership includes many award winning artists in the field of wearable art, talented teachers in the fiber arts, dyers who make you want to learn everything they know, gifted weavers, sewing experts, as well as a number of Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Show Designers.

WAC activities include:
​• The Annual WAC Challenge at the November meeting is a wearable art competition open to all members, and winning garments are chosen by the membership and awards presented.
• In 2012, WAC celebrated 20 years of "Wearable Finery" at Road to California.
• In 2005 WAC produced an Art to Wear Exhibition called “Opulent Splendor," exhibited at the Brand Library Art Gallery as a celebration of ornamentation, pattern and fantasy through painting, fiber art, costume and fashion.
• In 2000, WAC was honored to have member garments in an exhibition of "Wearables" at the FIDM Museum LA. Also in 2000 WAC co-sponsored a lecture at LA County Museum of Art given by Melissa Leventon from the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco. 
​• In 1997 and 1998 members' wearable art designs were displayed in "ART WRAP" at the World Quilt and Textiles Shows in Pasadena.