New England Weavers' Seminar: Gallery & Fashion Shows
For the 2021 NEWS virtual conference the gallery and fashion displays will be replaced with a collection of photos of weavings from guild members. Entries will not be juried, and any weaver who is a member of a guild in the NEWS community is eligible to participate. Weavers may submit a photo of one item (one per weaver no matter how many guilds they belong to).
Photos will be collected by the NEWS representative of each guild. Contact them for detailed instructions and deadlines.
The NEWS photo gallery will be available for public viewing. Along with the photo, the weavers' name, guild affiliation, weave structures and fiber content will be viewable. By submitting a photo to NEWS, the weaver grants permission for photos of their work and relevant information to appear on the NEWS website and in the NEWSLetter.
Ordinarily items that have been woven since the previous NEWS (that is, in the previous 2 years) are permitted to be entered in the juried shows. Because of the special circumstances this year, that rule will be waived for 2023, and items woven since 2019 will be allowed in the juried shows in 2023. However, any item included in the 2021 photo gallery will not be allowed to be entered in the juried shows in 2023. Weavers should be aware of this as they may want to save their “best” item for 2023.