A MUSICAL INSPIRATION
The Quest Challenge celebrates its 25th year by offering an opportunity for all needle
artists to create and exhibit an original or adapted piece of needlepoint at the ANG Seminar Exhibit 2018 in Washington, DC. All members of ANG are encouraged to accept the challenge and participate in Quest XXV by demonstrating their creative abilities based on the 2018 theme: A Musical Inspiration.
The theme, A Musical Inspiration, offers many possibilities for individual interpretation
and design choices. Consider all meanings - whether inspired by a piece of music or lyrics (please provide the information, if so), musical instruments, musical notes, musical rhythm, just to name a few ideas - as the source of your artistic inspiration for your stitched entry. Creative interpretation is the key to success in Quest challenges. As you let your creativity soar, the primary concern should be excellence in design and interpretation of the theme.
Stitched pieces may be entered in the Original and Adaptation judged categories or in the non-judged category of the Exhibit, and they must be designated as Quest entries. While technical ability is always a factor, it is not a primary consideration in the Quest challenge.
An Artist’s Statement explaining the design and the interpretation, as relevant to the
theme, is required and must accompany each Quest entry in order to be eligible. The Artist’s Statement will become part of the Quest program archives. The judges will review the Artist’s Statement, evaluate the relativity of the written material to the design and stitched needlepoint, and write a brief evaluation. Qualifying entries will receive the judge’s brief evaluation and a special Quest Certificate of Participation.
Quest XXV is sponsored by the ANG Judging Certification Program.