Harlin Museum Announces Winners of 2021 Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 2:21pm admin
The Harlin Museum of West Plains, MO is proud to announce the winners of their Annual
Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show, which will be on display in the main gallery February 5 – 28, 2021. The Best of Show award goes to Sarah Holson of Houston, MO for her Adult Division, Needlework Category, entry, Where The Wild Things Are, a felted wool and embroidery piece that depicts a character of the popular children’s book of the same name.
Continuing in the Adult Division, in the Knitting/Crochet Category, 1st and 2nd place were both awarded to Gloria Greear of Summersville, MO for her knitted afghan entry, Shepherd’s Afghan, and her knitted garment entry, Multi-Colored Sweater, respectively.
And, in the competition’s largest adult division category—quilting--- 1st place was awarded to Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO for her quilt entry, Bow Tie 30’s. 2nd place was awarded to Kathleen Borg of Cabool, MO for her entry, Civil War Churn Dash Runner. 3rd place was awarded to Bridget Williams of Mtn. Grove, MO for her quilt entry, Sun Bonnet Sue, and she also picked up an Honorable Mention for her quilt entry, Farmer’s Daughter. The other Honorable Mention for the Adult Division Quilting Category went to JoAnne Biros of Plato, MO for her quilt entry, Sister’s Choice.
And, finally, the Top Winner in the Youth Division is Olivia Wood of Willow Springs, MO for her Quilting Category entry, “Lilac Dance”, for which she will be the recipient of the Carrie A. Warren-Gentry Memorial Award for Youth Talent in Textile Arts, a special annual award of $100 set up by the Warren family of West Plains, MO in memory of their beloved family member and well-known textile artist, Carrie Warren-Gentry, who passed away in 2010 from complications of aplastic anemia.
The competition this year was judged by Cindy McLean of Pomona, MO and Bonnie Bainbridge of West Plains, MO, both accomplished textile & fiber artists with decades of accomplishment between them. Each entry was judged on a point-based system, with construction being worth 50 points, general appearance worth 25 points, and artistic design also worth 25 points, making for a possible 100 points per judge---or 200 points total.
The Harlin’s 2021 Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show will be on display in the Hathcock Gallery during open hours of operation on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 12pm-4pm, or by private appointment.