One delightful surprise that is such an honor: my Madrona Swirl basket received the HGA Award at the Washington State Fair. To receive this award twice in 4 years is thrilling!
Handweavers Guild of America
The HGA Award honors outstanding exhibited works of fiber art, specifically handweaving, handspinning, dyeing, basketry, felting, and related fiber arts. It is a prestigious award and may be presented only to work which clearly demonstrates excellence. This award is not given for demonstrations or contests. If no entry meets the outlined criteria, the HGA Award must be returned to the HGA Award Chair.
The HGA Award includes a certificate of accomplishment and a handwoven ribbon. Award winners receive further acclaim through publication in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, HGA’s quarterly award-winning magazine, and an opportunity to have their work appreciated by an international readership of fiber artists, enthusiasts, and collectors.
- Must be limited to a work of handweaving, spinning, basketry, dyeing, or related fiber arts.
- Must embody a unique interpretation; demonstrate a fresh, individual approach, and express personal creativity.
- Must exemplify a complete understanding of both aesthetic and functional considerations.
- Must demonstrate excellence in technical skills.