Category: Needlework Exhibition


The Exemplary 2019 Best of Show – Japanese Embroidery

Clematis Flower Circle by Arlene Altman received the following awards at The Exemplary2019: Best in Show – Japanese Embroidery (The Beverly Booker Award) 1st Place Non-Professional Japanese Embroidery

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The Exemplary 2019 Best Of Show

The Big Horn Sheep by Rachel Watkins received the following awards at The Exemplary 2019: Best in Show – Jean Taggart Award 1st Place Non-Professional Adaptation Popular Choice

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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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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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More Than They See

by Margaret Briscoe, NAN-certified judgeThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2002 Have you ever looked at a painting, sculpture or needlework and wondered if maybe you were missing what the artist was trying to say?…

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Your Piece or Mine

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2002 According to Webster: A ‘critique’ is a critical analysis or evaluation of a subject, situation, or literary work. To take that a step further, let’s look…

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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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