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Seminar 2020: Exhibits

2020 Seminar Exhibit

Registration to enter pieces in the ANG Exhibit will open on March 2

(the same day as Seminar registration).

For more information, click on any of the links below or scroll down.

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.

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. There should be no commercial painting on the ground fabric. If there are any changes to thread, stitch, color, and/or design, then an Artist Statement should be included in order to help the judges make informed evaluations.

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. If there are any changes to thread, stitch, color, and/or design, then an Artist Statement should be included in order to help the judges make informed evaluations.

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. If there are any changes to thread, stitch, color, and/or design, then an Artist’s Statement should be included in order to help the judges make informed evaluations.

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 not 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.

Exhibit Rules

  1. Entry in the Exhibit is restricted to members of ANG in good standing, youth entries, and invited entries. All entries must conform to the ANG definition of needlepoint: Counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily counted ground.
  2. ANG welcomes a group display of non-judged Chapter Projects. We also welcome judged or non-judged Group Entries. Please contact the secretary (secretary@needlepoint.org) for additional information.
  3. Works previously entered in judged categories of an ANG Seminar Exhibit are not eligible for entry.
  4. The Exhibit Entry Form and the information it contains are the responsibility of the exhibitor: Submission in the proper category is the exhibitor’s responsibility. If the judges decide that an entry has been submitted in an improper category, the entry may be moved to the correct category. The decision of the judges is final. All entries submitted for judging will be judged unless disqualified.
  5. You MUST include an Artist’s Statement and drawing(s) with an entry in the Original or Adaptation category. Include the name of the entry on the Artist’s Statement; do not include your name. The statement must be typed, double-spaced, and fit on approximately one page.  Artist’s Statement(s) and required drawing(s) must be submitted by July 17, 2020.
  6. You may request a written critique by one of the Exhibit judges for an additional fee of $25 per critique on the Exhibit Entry Form. Multiple piece entries requesting critiques will receive a critique of one to two individual pieces of the judge’s choice.
  7. Each exhibitor will receive the judges' scores electronically within one week of the conclusion of the Exhibit.
  8. ANG strongly recommends that glass or Plexiglas be removed before a piece is submitted to the Exhibit. Aside from breakage in transit, needlework under glass creates a glare. It is difficult to judge these items because light reflection casts shadows, and stitches may appear distorted. Any piece with glass or Plexiglas will automatically have five (5) points deducted from the score in the finishing element, unless the judges deem such use is an integral part of the design and/or presentation.
  9. No entry shall exceed 132 inches circumference, including the frame, nor weigh more than 10 pounds.
  10.  Pieces to be hung must have picture wire from edge to edge, with no saw-tooth, center-hanging devices. The exhibitor may include suggestions for display; ANG will make the final decision.
  11. Complete an Exhibit Entry Form for each entry. Also complete the ANG Photo Release Form.  A Photo Release is required from the Designer and Teacher (if different than Designer). 

    Questions may be sent to: 
    exhibit@needlepoint.org

Entry deadline:  June 5, 2020.

 

Shipping Information

12. The Exhibitor is responsible for adequately insuring pieces during transit. ANG will provide insurance for the stated value of the item while it is in our custody. If you do not specify a value, ANG will insure the entry for $125.

13. Shipped entries must arrive no earlier than July 12, 2020 and no later than July 29, 2020. 

Ship to: 
Patricia Nelson
12572 N. Sunrise Shadow Drive 
Marana, AZ  85658-4817

Email:  shipmentcoordinator@needlepoint.org

  • Do not use loose styrofoam peanuts to pack your piece. 
  • Each Exhibit Entry must have the Exhibit Entry Identification Form securely attached on the back side.  Fold so that only the name of the project shows. 
  • Hand-delivered entries must be presented to the Exhibit Chair at the Seminar Exhibit Hall on Monday August 3, 2020, between 8 a.m. and noon.

NO EXCEPTIONS TO DELIVERY DEADLINES WILL BE MADE.

14. The exhibitor must include a prepaid, return shipping label with sufficient insurance coverage and a tracking number from UPS or Fed Ex if they wish their piece to be returned in a timely manner. If the exhibitor fails to include a prepaid shipping label, they will be billed for shipping, and the pieces will not be returned until the shipping bill is paid. This could mean a delay of a month or more before the piece is returned. Any pieces that remain unclaimed 30 days after the close of Seminar will be donated to the ANG Auction.

15. To retrieve a piece from the Exhibit, you, or your designee, must present your Personal Pickup Slip as proof of authorization for the pickup of that piece. Pickup will be at the Seminar Exhibit Hall on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

16. One “Exhibitor” pin will be given to each exhibitor, regardless of the number of entries.

 

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.

Contact

ANG, Inc.
1120 Route 73, Ste 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5113
P: 856.380.6911 F: 856.439.0525      E:ANG@needlepoint.org