Each year at The Exemplary, the Popular Choice Award is selected by visitors to the exhibition. Each visitor is eligible to cast one vote, and the piece receiving the most votes receives this award.
The 2023 Popular Choice Awardee is “Jewel of the Sea” stitched by Arlene Altman. Here’s what Arlene wrote about her work:
This is a three-dimensional goldwork design in the shape of a turtle by Georgina Bellamy. It uses traditional English Goldwork techniques and the only change I made is to cut the pattern ever so slightly smaller than given me to suit my eye. Instructions were written as part of a kit by Georgina.