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Exhibit 2018 Categories




Exhibit Categories

For judging purposes, ANG distinguishes between the non-professional and the professional as follows:

Non-Professional: Anyone who, at the time of entry submission and previously, engages in needlework as a pastime and for pleasure rather than for financial gain. Teaching or presenting programs/lectures for guilds without compensation, or community service will not change the status of a non-professional.

Professional: Anyone who, at the time of entry submission and previously, engages in needlework as a teacher, judge, artist/designer, lecturer, author, or stitches for commissioned work and who receives earned remuneration.

 

The ANG Exhibit judged categories:

1.    ORIGINAL is a unique, one-of-a-kind design interpreted within the ANG definition of needlepoint from the mind and hands of the artist/stitcher to whom it is credited. The design should bear no recognizable influence from any other textile sources. Any stitch that can be accomplished with a threaded, handheld needle may be used in the interpretation of the design. A typed, double-spaced, one page Artist’s Statement must accompany each Original entry, along with the original sketches and/or photographs, and include an explanation of inspirational sources. Unusual techniques and materials used in the development of the design or execution of the finished work must be explained. The Original entry must be the work of the exhibiting artist, with no outside help from any other person.

2.    ADAPTATION is a design translated or adapted from a design source created in a medium other than textiles. The adaptation may be an exact visual needlepoint reproduction of the original design or may contain easily recognizable elements from that design. Any stitch that can be accomplished with a threaded, handheld needle may be used in the interpretation of the design. A typed, double-spaced Artist’s Statement must accompany each Adaptation entry, along with the original sketches or photographs, and include an explanation of inspirational sources. Unusual techniques and materials used in the development of the design or execution of the finished work must be explained. The Adaptation must be the work of the exhibiting artist, with no outside help from any other person.

3.    INDEPENDENT PROJECT is a design worked without person-to-person interaction, without a teacher in a physical classroom environment; for example, Workshop by Mail, needlepoint book, graph chart, leaflet, line drawing, or kit.

4.    PAINTED DESIGN WITHOUT STITCH GUIDE is a needlepoint worked on a pre-painted or stamped canvas or on a canvas designed for the exhibitor. The choice of stitches, thread, and color are those of the exhibitor with no teacher interaction.

5.    PAINTED DESIGN WITH STITCH GUIDE is a needlepoint worked on a pre-painted or stamped canvas or on a canvas designed for the exhibitor. It is accompanied by written instructions or suggestions for stitches, threads, and/or colors (i.e. stitch guide) with no teacher interaction.

6.    CLASS PROJECT is a needlepoint worked with person-to-person interaction between the student and the teacher, i.e., Seminar classes, instruction in shops, chapter meeting programs, workshops, Correspondence Courses, and CyberWorkshops. This includes painted canvas embellishment classes in which the instructor provides stitch and thread suggestions. The teacher and the title of the class must be listed.

 

The ANG Exhibit non-judged categories:

7.    NON-JUDGED is any entry the stitcher does not wish to have judged or voted upon by Registrants. Entry fee is required.

8.    YOUTH is a non-judged category with no entry fee and is limited to two entries per person. The stitcher must be under 16 years old or currently enrolled in high school.  The stitcher is not required to be an ANG member, but must be sponsored by an ANG member.

Please notify Norma at ShipmentCoordinator@needlepoint.org that you have shipped your entry. You will receive a confirmation once the entry is received. Note that shipped entries must arrive no earlier than July 27, 2018 and no later than August 14, 2018.

Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.

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ANG, Inc.
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