Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Needlework Exhibit

Entries will be accepted March 8th through March 18th  (not on Tuesdays or Wednesdays)   The exhibit opens March 23rd and will run through May 5th.   Why not plan a stop on the way home from our retreat in OCMD.  Stacy S. has volunteered to take entries to the museum and will pick up and return them to their owners.   Please bring your entries for the needlework show to the March Meeting with your completed registration form and entry fee.   Please wrap/package/label your piece(s) thoroughly.  Registration form available in the DVHSG February Newsletter.

Rehoboth Beach Museum
2nd Annual Needlework Exhibition
March 23, 2013 through May 5, 2013

A benefit for the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society

Entries accepted March 8 through March 18, 2013

Exhibition details

EXHIBIT DATES:  March 23 through May 5, 2013

LOCATION:  511 Rehoboth Avenue, at the entrance to the City of Rehoboth Beach, near the lighthouse traffic circle and the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.

EXHIBITION HOURS:  Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10-4, and Saturday and Sunday, 11-3.

DAILY ADMISSION FEES: Exhibitors only may visit the museum for free. For others - Adults: $5.00; Seniors, College Students, and Active Duty Military $3.00; Children ages 13 to 17, $2; Children and members of the Society receive free admission.

RECEPTION:  There will be a Pot-Luck reception for exhibitors March 23 from 3-5 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY:  Each entry must be the work of a living person and appropriately finished. For this year, crocheted, knitted, macramé, woven and hooked items are not eligible. We reserve the right to display items in the manner we deem most appropriate and to refuse items deemed inappropriate for display. Entries requiring hanging must be wired. No saw tooth hanging devices will be accepted. Entries must be labeled with the stitcher’s name and phone number.

Adult:  For stitchers 18 years old or older.

Junior:  For stitchers 17 years of age or younger at the time the work was completed. Junior entries will be judged in    the following subdivisions: 9 years of age and younger, 10-13 years, and  14-17 years. Work must have been completed in the last year.

Original  A unique design and composition, which is entirely the product of the stitcher’s own mind and hands. This includes interpretations of nature and art through stitching.

Commercial  Works using any element of a designer’s pattern for needlework. Includes: charted or painted canvas, printed graphs, kits, class projects, and minor alterations thereto.

·      Beadwork
·      Canvaswork/Needlepoint: Traditional, multi-stitch (4+) or painted canvas
·      Counted Thread: Including Blackwork, Cross Stitch (even weave), Drawn thread, Hardanger
·      Sampler: Traditional or Multi-stitch (4+)
·      Embroidery: Including but not limited to Crewel,  Goldwork, Silk Ribbon, Stumpwork, Surface, White          Work.
·      Heirloom Sewing: Smocking, Fine hand sewing, Needle Lace, Quilting (please note, only those quilts awarded prizes will be displayed in full due to space constraints).
·      Lace: Bobbin Lace, Battenburg, Filet Guipure, etc.
·      Miniature: 32-count or higher, over one thread

 A nationally certified judge will award ribbons. Major award winners will be announced just prior to the opening reception.  Entrants should fill out forms carefully to ensure that each piece is properly classified. The Historical Society reserves the right to re-classify entries.

 Best in Show – across all techniques
First Place, Second Place, Third Place – for each technique
Honorable Mention  - the judge reserves the right to choose the number of honorable mention winners
People’s Choice – by popular vote

All entries must remain at the Rehoboth Beach Museum for the duration of the exhibition.
ENTRY FEES: (MAXIMUM OF FIVE ENTRIES, entries must not have been in previous RBHS exhibits)

Members of RBHS: $5 per entry, $5 per additional entry
Non-members:  $10 per adult entry, $5 per additional entry
Juniors:  $5 junior entry, $1 each additional entry. 

Sets containing several items will be charged $1 for each additional item.

Make checks payable to Rehoboth Beach Historical Society (RBHS), 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Exhibitors who are not Society members receive free admission to the museum for the duration of the exhibit.

Society Memberships are available:
Individual: $25
Household: $35
Supporting: $50
Anna Hazzard: $100

Membership is tax-deductable. Please send a separate check for membership.


PLEASE NOTE: Entries will be accepted by mail but will not be returned by mail. All entries must be picked up at the museum. Entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 18, 2013. Entries by mail must be shipped in a sturdy container and must contain a completed entry form. Mailing address: Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Please call (302) 227-7310 for information.

Exhibitors are urged to pre-register by sending completed forms and fees in the mail to The Rehoboth Beach Museum by March 7, 2013. Please make checks payable to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Walk-in entries are accepted March 8 through March 18, 2013, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EXCEPT MARCH 12 AND MARCH  13 when the museum is closed. No entries will be accepted after March 18, 2013. Entries must be picked up by May 10, 2013.

1.   Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the owner/depositor.
2.   The depositor warrants that he or she holds full and clear title to the object(s) identified on the face of the entry form or is the agent of the owner authorized to deposit the objects(s) with the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.
3.   All objects may be examined, photographed, measured, or otherwise reproduced for educational or promotional purposes.
4.   The object(s) will be returned only to the depositor unless RBHS is notified in writing to the contrary.
5.   If objects are not picked up by the last pick-up date, a $5 per day storage fee will be charged. After 30 days, the object will be deemed an unrestricted gift to the museum.

ENTRY FORM – Maximum 5 entries
Please reproduce this form or print from
(please attach a photo of your work if possible and an artist’s statement)

Stitcher Name_________________________________________
Exhibited by___________________________________________

Phone (home) _______________Phone (cell) _______________
Email (print CLEARLY) _______________________________

Division:     _____Adult        _____Junior      

Category:   _____Original   _____Commercial

_____ Beadwork                 _____ Canvaswork/Needlepoint _____ Sampler                    _____ Counted Thread/Cross Stitch
_____ Embroidery               _____ Heirloom Sewing/Quilt
_____ Miniature                 _____ Lace  ___Mixed Media

Title __________________________________________

Measurement:  Length____      Width____

Description (framed piece, pillow, etc.) ___________________
Thread Count: ________ Pattern Source/Class _____________

In submission of this entry I hereby agree to abide by the stated rules of the exhibition, and terms and conditions listed on the enclosures. 
Signature   _________________________        ___________  (office use only)
Entries accepted at the museum 511 Rehoboth Avenue * (302) 227-7310

# of entries __ times Entry Fee = $________

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