Category: Judge Certification


An Artist’s Statement, But…

by Patricia Tector, former NAN Director of Judges’ CertificationThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2010. Click here to see the original publication. Many, if not most, people understand the importance of having an artist’s statement accompany an entry…

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One Step After Another

By Connie Lynn Borserine, Former Director of Judges’ Certification, National Academy of NeedleartsThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2009. Click here to see the original publication. DESIGN – The one word that more often than not sends needleworkers screaming…

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Packing The Light Fantastic

by Gail Carolyn SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2007. Click here to see the original publication. Okay, you’ve made the decision to enter The Exemplary this year, and maybe you’ve even sent in your entry form. Now…

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Parsing the Artist’s Statement

By Nanette Mathe, former NAN Director of Education and Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2005. Click here to see the original publication I had the opportunity a few months ago to judge a…

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Judging Bobbin Lace

By Mary K. CampbellThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2005. Click here to see the original publication. In  my needlework judging career, I have too often been asked to judge an area in which I am not an…

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What is technique, and why are we so worried about it?

By Sheila Ary, NAN-certified Exhibit Administrator AssistantThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2004. Click here to see the original publication. All of us who are addicted to working with needle and thread have felt apprehension about “Technique.”…

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You Can Say That Again

by Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2004. Click here to see the original publication. What do Cole Porter, Van Gogh, Dr. Seuss, Mondrian, Jane Austen, Mozart, and The Beatles have in common? Of course, they were…

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Judge Not

By Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in autumn 2001. Click here to see the original publication. …… lest ye be judged. How many times have we heard that one! And, what do we understand about it? If we…

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Partnership Is Better

By Margaret Briscoe, NAN-certified judgeThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2000. Click here to see the original publication. I feel luxurious and full of potential! I am now on my way to becoming the star of the best…

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The Artist’s Statement

by Beverly BookerThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1999. An artist’s statement is usually simple and direct. The artist is sharing her inner thoughts, voice and goals with the judges and viewing public. Not so simple…

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