There will be four exhibits judged for prizes:
Guidelines for Entrants
With this conference, we are celebrating six decades of existence. THINK RETRO! Choose a decade and celebrate it by creating fashions, home furnishings and fiber art reflective of the style, colors and design popular during those 10 years!
The following information will help you create a prize winning piece.
The criteria for judging will be: Craftsmanship, Originality, Suitability to Purpose and
Communication of Thought. The criteria attributes are:
Craftsmanship: Skilled work by hand or machine, attention to detail, impeccable
workmanship, structural soundness. Are edges finished well? Is the display technique
compatible with the piece?
Originality: New use of materials, unusual combinations of fiber, innovative structure,
use of design and color, updating old patterns, lack of copying, change in concept,
individual artistic growth, as well as pushing the limits of the form.
Suitability to Purpose: ‘Form follows function.’ Art made for use. How well does the
piece fulfill its reason for being? Does the garment fit the body well? Is a sturdy fiber
used for a rug, not a delicate baby wool?
Communication of Thought: The difficult-to-define thing that good art accomplishes,
the intuitive, the spiritual idea. Emphasis is on the aesthetic qualities. Art can
communicate a political statement, express feeling for beauty, pleasure, pain, awe, or
celebrate color and pattern. Does the piece evoke a response?
The judges for the exhibits are:
Fiber Art – Cameron Taylor-Brown
Functional Fiber – Barbara J. Walker
Fashion Garments – Nancy Peck
Fashion Accessories – Jennifer Moore
All work entered will be exhibited. The judge will critique your work and award prizes.
We hope this information encourages all our members to enter something in at least
one of the exhibits. Each entrant will receive the judging form with the judge’s
comments. Specific information for each exhibit, such as guidelines, entry forms, and
exhibit tags are included in this registration booklet.
First, second, and third prizes in each category are $250, $150 and $100, respectively.
General Guidelines for Entrants/Entries