Members of the Neapolitan Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America announced the winners of the Guild’s 2018 Biennial Exhibit The Art of Needlework.
The first-place winner was Luan Callery for her entry, Jade Dragon, a project she spent a year completing.
“I saw the image and it really appealed to me,” said Callery, who also creates and designs her own embroidery projects. “I changed some of the colors to match my living room. It would have been completed sooner, but I was evacuated for the hurricane. It was a relief when I returned after the hurricane and found my embroidery undamaged.”
The second-place winner was Chris Zogus, for a self-designed embroidery piece, Hana and third-place was awarded to Bj Sanclemente for David Smyth’s Garden.
More than 23 members entered artwork in this exhibit of contemporary embroidery. The bi-annual, non-juried exhibit showcases a variety of stitching techniques at proficiency levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
All proceeds from the exhibit are used to subsidize educational programs and for outreach donations to groups like Habitat of Humanity of Collier County in Florida.