Category: Needlework Exhibition


The Category of MIXED MEDIA

By Connie Lynn Borserine This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2011. Of all the categories in needlework exhibitions, the most questions and controversy seem to surround the one entitled “MIXED MEDIA”. As defined by the National…

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A Recipe for Judging by CDs

By Dolores M. Andrew This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2010.  Ideally, when we judge, the two or three of us meet and choose the works (when jurying) or award winners (when judging), from actual pieces…

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Does Originality Really Matter?

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2010.  The 2010 NAN Assembly, and its concurrent Exemplary are pleasant memories now; but going through The Exemplary triggered some thoughts which I would like to share….

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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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Professional…or Amateur?

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2008. It’s time to send in your entry blank for NAN’s annual exhibit, The Exemplary. One decision the entrant must make is whether to classify herself…

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Why Judge?

By Patricia Tector, NAN-certified Master Judge This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2007. This is a question that can be taken in many ways. Why judge a needlework exhibit? Why judge entries for a juried show?…

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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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Original.

by Sue Dawson This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2006 I am beginning to hate the word. It is an elusive quality that defies quantitative analysis. As an Academy Judge and a founder of The Exemplary…

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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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