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Jo Ann C. Stabb

Jo Ann Stabb is a designer, author and lecturer focusing on the field of fashion and wearable art. She served on the Design faculty of the University of California, Davis, for 34 years (1968 – 2002) teaching clothing, fashion, historic costume, ethnographic costume and contemporary wearable design. Her creative work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in Austria, France, England, South Korea and Australia.

Her written articles and reviews on contemporary wearables are published in the Surface Design Journal, American Craft magazine and the Australian Wearable Art Association Journal. She has lectured nationally and internationally on clothing and wearable design to many professional associations’ including: the World Crafts Council, Costume Society of America, International Textile and Apparel Association, Surface Design Association and numerous other museums and arts organizations. She was executive producer of the video series “Wearable Art from California” that was distributed through the University of California and internationally through the United States Information Agency. She continues to lecture, write, publish, and produce creative studio work.

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