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We are pleased to announce the 2024 Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show Theme after getting input from our faithful fans and follower.  After we created a list from your suggestions, we made a "word-cloud" which showed us the most commonly suggested words. From this our committee chose a theme. 
The Wearable Art Show is intended to bring in artists, and visitors to Ocean Shores while utilizing an Ocean Shores community venue. Stage West Community Theatre invites artists of all media to create functional or not so functional pieces of Wearable Art.  

August 2023 - Announcing the 2024 OSWA Theme ~ Beyond Wild

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OSWA Now Produced by Stage West Community Theatre 

In 2018 the Producers of the Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show chose to support Stage West Community Theatre (SWCT) by pledging the proceeds of that show to support the first Summer Theatre youth program.  The summer program was a success as was this new  partnership.  The SWCT Board has adopted the WA Show and will act as the production team for future shows.  Show proceeds will continue to support theatre programs for North Beach area youth.  In addition, SWCT is a 501c3 organization which allows the addition of  show sponsors to increase the annual revenue possibilities and will handle the accounting and ticket sales for the show.  Tricia Funk and Eric Bjella will continue on as Artistic Directors and look forward to working with SWCT and whole-heartedly support their theatre projects.

Learn more about SWCT by clicking the button to the left. 

Washington Coast Magazine Schedule

March 2, 2019

The latest issue of WA Coast Magazine featured model Tiffany Skrie showing Diane Solem's "Glass Float" from the 2018 Wearable Art Show.  Photo credit goes to Ken Ham.  

Eric Bjella and Tricia Funk Combine Talents to Create the Unexpected

March 2016

Tricia ,born in South London, was trained at the Royal Academy of Dance. From there, she started her dance career with various shows in London and travelled through Scotland and Spain, while earning her Equity card, allowing her to be a professional performer. Working for “The Talk of the Town,” Tricia began backing acts like Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Greco, and Liza Minelli.

Behind the Banker - Oregon Bankers Association Magazine

May 2017

Eric Bjella grew up in the port town of Silver Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Following college, a former roommate convinced Eric to join him in Alaska to seek employment. Open to some adventure, he packed his bags, sold his truck, and bought a one-way ticket to Juneau. 

Wearable Art Show at OS Convention Center is a party with a purpose!

May 2018

The theme is almost a literal description of “wearable art.” The runway-style fashion production — to be staged Saturday at the Ocean Shores Convention Center — is a fun, fast-paced celebration of creativity gone crazy with hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork designed to be worn.

Travel Ocean Shores

January 2019

All types of artists come to the runway to showcase their functional, and not so functional, pieces of wearable art.

Each year the Wearable Art Show has a theme. Artists are encouraged to create their pieces in line with this theme, but they are not required to do so. All pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind, creations for the show.

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