New England Weavers' Seminar:  Gallery & Fashion Shows

The NEWS Juried Exhibits are presented as an opportunity for weavers to show their exceptional works to the public as well as other weavers. The Gallery and Fashion entries are juried by qualified judges and each entry is given constructive comments. Weavers of all levels are encouraged to enter the 2019 NEWS Gallery and Fashion Show. There will be no runway fashion show at NEWS 2019 but fashions will be judged and displayed for all to enjoy.


Entrants must be a member of a NEWS guild and submit their entries through their guild’s NEWS representative. Each weaver may enter three pieces per show. Entry information may be obtained through your local guild representative or from the links below.

Completed applications must be delivered to your guild representative in time for the guild representative to deliver all of your guild's entries to the intake committees by June 11, 2019.  Entry fees are $10.00 per item entered. 

Categories will be assigned after entry forms are received. Wearable items belong in the Fashion Show, including structured clothing, scarves, shawls, belts, sashes, jewelry, shoes, purses, handbags, hats, and any other items of apparel. Items of home décor, furniture, table linens, dolls, wall hangings, objets d’art, and utilitarian items like notebooks, tote bags, and electronics cases all belong in the Gallery Show. If you are unsure which category your item falls into, please contact your guild’s NEWS rep for guidance.


The NEWS Fashion and Gallery Shows are meant to highlight the craft of handweaving. Props that help to display the woven article, such as a doll, display stand, frame, or jewelry display bust are welcome, subject to the discretion of the intake committees. Auxiliary creations or accompaniments, such as music, lighting, or electronics, are not material to the craft and are therefore not accepted as part of the entry. Installation instructions may be included as part of the entry, but will be at the discretion of the hanging committee.