Category: Judge Certification


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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From A Judge’s Journal

By Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 1999. Click here to see the original publication Remember the diaries we wrote in when we were blithe young spirits (teenagers)? I don’t know about you, but they never were…

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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 2

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 1999. What is Value? Value is the amount of lightness or darkness measured in a color. A value scale consisting of neutral grays equally spaced…

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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 1

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 1999. What is a Hue? Hue is the name of a pure color (nothing has been added to alter its purity) which represents colors within…

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The Exemplary – Packing and Shipping

By Beverly Booker This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1999. Select clean, durable packing material and containers. These items must survive a round-trip as well as unpacking and repacking. Address the inside flap of the box…

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Developing Your Artistic Eyes

By R. Llewellyn Jordan This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1996.  Becoming a gallery-goer can provide endless opportunities to sensitize your eyes to art. It is a provocative experience for each and every individual who attends…

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To Show Or Not To Show…That Is The Question

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1996. Just a few days ago I was sitting in a class offered by my local chapter when I heard one of my fellow guild members…

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Packing and Shipping Embroidery

By Susan Dawson This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1995. One of the hardest parts of becoming a professional embroiderer, or an exhibiting needle artist, is facing the reality that embroidery must be entrusted to strangers….

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The Essence of Teaching Embroidery

By Kathleen F. Mackie This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1995. Some years ago, the Director of a recreational program where I was applying for a job asked me about the essence of my approach to…

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Don’t Get Framed By Your Framer

By Anita Spitzhoff This article first appeared in the NAN newsletter in summer 1990. You have worked for weeks to complete your latest needlework masterpiece, and finally – it is finished! You decide to have the piece framed and you…

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