Fashion and Gallery Show Awards

 

The NEWS Juried Exhibits are presented as an opportunity for weavers to show their exceptional works to the public as well as other weavers. Following is a partial list of the award categories for the Gallery and Fashion shows. Awards listed as TBD will be determined by the awards committees upon receipt of entries. In order for an award to be granted, there need to be several submissions that fit into the category. The Gallery and Fashion shows are juried by qualified judges and each entry receives constructive comments.

NEWS awards (partial list)

  • Best of Show: based on points
  • First Time Entrant
  • Judges Choice
  • Popular Choice: Voted on by visitors during the exhibit

Sponsored awards 2015 (partial list, 2017 awards will differ somewhat)

  • Anonymous: In Memory of Irene Mulcahy–Use of Overshot by Beginner or Intermediate Weaver
  • Complex Weavers: Excellence in Complex Weaving
  • Cranberry Country Weavers Guild: Exemplary Use of the Color Cranberry or Red
  • Chris Hammel : Well-executed Warp-face or Weft-face or Transparency–Gallery
  • Fiber Art Now : Excellence in Embellishment
  • Halcyon: Best Use of Tencel–Fashion
  • Halcyon: First Time Entry – Gallery
  • Handweavers Guild of America: Outstanding Creativity and Craftsmanship–Fashion/Gallery
  • Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut: Jo Parsons Memorial Award for Surface Design–Fashion
  • Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut: Historical Inspiration or Reproduction – Gallery
  • Hill Institute: First Time Entrant Whose Work Exemplifies Outstanding Craftsmanship – Gallery
  • Interweave – Handwoven: TBD–Fashion/Gallery
  • Just Our Yarn: Best Use of Variegated Yarn
  • Leslie Killeen: Garment with a “Funky” Combination of Handwoven, Felted, and Commerical Fabric
  • Lexington Weavers Guild: Gulli Kula Memorial Award for Excellence in Tied Unit Weave
  • Lucienne Coifman: Excellence in Rep Weave–Gallery
  • Lunatic Fringe : Best Use of Color–Fashion/Gallery
  • Mainely Weavers Study Group: Barbara Hunter Memorial Award for Excellence in Construction By Weaver–Fashion
  • Marshfield School of Weaving: Best in Linen–Fashion/Gallery
  • New Hampshire Weavers’ Guild: Barbara Hunter Memorial Award for Excellence in Construction– Gallery
  • Pioneer Valley Weavers: Best Use of Texture
  • Pioneer Valley Weavers: The Barbara Elkins Award for Creativity and Originality in Following the “What Would Happen If…Trail”
  • PROChem: Best Use of Hand Dyed Fibers–Fashion/Gallery
  • Schacht Spindle Co: Functional Weaving–Gallery
  • Textile Arts Center: TBD
  • The Fiber Loft : TBD–Fashion/Gallery
  • Treenway Silks: Best Use of Silk–Fashion
  • Vävstuga: Best Block Weaves in Linen
  • Vermont Weaving School: TBD
  • Weavers’ Guild of Boston: In Honor of Dorrie Burton, Gulli Kula, Sandy Kirkpatrick and Anne Seamans–A Joyful Celebration of Weaving
  • Weavers’ Guild of Rhode Island: Bertha Gray Hayes Award for Excellence in Overshot
  • Weavolution: TBD
  • WEBS: Rebecca Dea Award for First Time Entrant
  • WEBS: Best Use of Bamboo or Tencel–Fashion
  • Wednesday Weavers: In Memory of Gulli Kula–Scandinavian Weaving
  • Wednesday Weavers: In Memory of Dorothy Burton–Best in Bronson