Guild Booth Information

All available space for Guild booths has been allocated and no more requests can be accepted. Thanks to all of the Guilds who are contributing a booth at the conference. We look forward to all the creative presentations you will bring!

For those who have already signed up for a Guild booth, your contact remains:  guildbooth@anwgconference2017.com

Guild booths are a big part of member-guild participation in the ANWG conference. The theme for the guild booth displays is West Coast Natural Wonders.

The Market  Hall, in the McKinnon Gymnasium, will be available for set up on Thursday, June 29 between 9 am and 8:00 pm and on Friday, June 30 between 9 am and 12 noon.

Guild booth judging for awards (see below) will take place shortly after noon on Friday, June 30.

The judge for the Guild Booths will be:  

Jacquetta Nisbet 

With a Fine Art degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, Nisbet landed in New York in 1951 with a vigorous enthusiasm for the arts of primary cultures. She has pioneered extensively with warp-patterned weaves of the Andes and central America, and with the four selvage tapestry weaving of the Navajo and Hopi people, also with the rug weaves of nomadic Persia. These skills are reflected both in her 60 years of teaching and in her award winning original works in textiles and graphics in international exhibitions and collections. Her current work in painted warp on the backstrap loom and tapestry resonates with the beauty and culture of coastal British Columbia and its aboriginal people.

with assistance from:

Jane K. Hutchins

Jane, principal of Tideview Conservation, has worked for more than thirty years as a professional Textile Conservator. In addition to serving as a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum, the Textile Conservation Center of North Andover Massachusetts, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, she has advised museums, historical organizations, and private collectors in North America and internationally. She has taught preservation and conservation at all levels. Her publications consider collections management, the water solubility of degraded cellulose, the history and technology of fibres, and emergency response for cultural property. She has been a Fellow of the American and International Institutes of Conservation, and served professional organizations in various capacities. She holds an undergraduate degree in Art History and Comparative Literature, and a Masters of Science in Textile Materials and Management.

Guild Booth Awards

  • Best Interpretation of Conference Theme
  • Best Use of Colour and Design for an Individual Item in a Guild Booth
  • Best Overall Craftsmanship
  • Best of Show
  • Honorable Mention for Best of Show
  • Best Interpretation of the Guild Booth Theme: West Coast Natural Wonders
  • Best Booth by a Guild with Fewer Than Twenty Members
  • People’s Choice Award

Details for Guilds.
Booths are piped and draped with black curtains. Each booth may have one bare table provided upon request. Showtime Display is happy to accommodate display items hung in the booth and will provide S-hooks to hook over the curtain rods on request. Additional chairs, tables, and electrical connections can be arranged and paid for through Showtime Display. If you have any questions about setting up your display, please contact Eric Rudd at Showtime Display. He is happy to work with you. 

Booth take-down will take place on Monday, July 3 between 8 am and 12 noon.

All available space for Guild booths has been allocated and no more requests can be accepted. Thanks to all of the Guilds who are contributing a booth at the conference. We look forward to all the creative presentations you will bring!

For those who have already signed up for a Guild booth, your contact remains:  guildbooth@anwgconference2017.com