The Quest Challenge celebrates its 26th 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 2019 in Houston, TX. All members of ANG are encouraged to accept the challenge and participate in Quest XXVI by demonstrating their creative abilities based on the 2019 theme: Texture.
The theme, Texture, offers many possibilities for individual interpretation and design choices. Consider all meanings - whether inspired by a thread, stitch, mixed media, value changes, 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 XXVI is sponsored by the ANG Judging Certification Program.