The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of the needlework in art and history. The national exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works.
Two categories of embroidery will be accepted for the national exhibit:
Original: An original work is one, which from the beginning, is solely the creative product of the stitcher.
Adaptation: An adaptation is needlework inspired by or based upon a source other than needlework and modified through significant design changes. Source(s) are to be documented.
Any Materials and any techniques will be juried as long as a portion of the work is done with a needle with an eye either by hand or by machine. Entires must not have been accepted for a previous EGA national exhibit. Each entrant may submit up to three entries. Pieces must have been completed from 2014 to present.
Original needlework by EGA members will be eligible to receive the Diana Grossman Memorial Award. All needlework will be eligible for the Virginia Miller Contemporary Needlework Award and the Judge’s Choice Awards. Monetary awards may be given by individual regions of EGA.
A maximum of three pieces may be submitted for consideration. The CD or flash drive must be permanently labeled with the stitcher’s name, and the title(s) of the entries. Emailed entries will not be accepted. Include on the CD or flash drive an artist’s statement, and a brief statement about each piece (50 words or less in MS Word format). If you work is adaptation, in your statement, please describe you source and the significant design changes you made to modify it. Include the appropriate fees.
Entries should be sent to: Peggy O’Connor, 21st Nat’l Exhibit Registrar. P.O. Box 1208, Etowah, NC 28729-1208
For questions, send SASE to above address or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America 21 National Exhibit is open for applications now until February 21, 2017.
For more information of the National Exhibit, visit https://www.egausa.org/index.php/events/national-exhibit/through-the-needle-s-eye-21