Calling all teachers: Submit your proposals for EGA’s Greater Pacific Region Seminar 2020

The Greater Pacific Region will hold its 2020 Seminar from July 17-22, once again at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, in Portland, Oregon. This beautiful, modern hotel is directly on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers with stunning views. Portland is known for its mild year-round climate, fabulous restaurants, shopping, and parks… all in the shadow of snow-capped Mt. Hood. The Greater Pacific Region is known for enjoying a relaxing good time at our seminars.

All teachers are invited to submit proposals for up to five days of teaching for 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day classes. We wish to offer classes in a variety of techniques and proficiency levels, with particular emphasis on 1-day classes as being an opportunity for students to explore new techniques and for Beginning Level students to attend seminar.

Classes will begin on Saturday, July 18, and run through Wednesday, July 22. Teachers should plan to arrive by 2 P.M. on Friday, July 17, to allow attendance at the Teacher Welcome at 3:30 and the Opening Banquet. Most teachers will likely depart on Thursday, July 23.

Teachers should submit teaching proposals totaling a minimum of four days. These may include a combination of 1-day classes, 2-day classes, 3-day, and 4-day classes. We request that teachers also provide information on what technique, trunk show or mini-project they would like to present if chosen to be the teacher for Studio Time.

Compensation includes:
• Teaching Fee of $400 per day
• Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for period of contract
• The lesser of Economy round-trip airfare or mileage, plus travel expenses Meals during the period of the contract: Region meeting lunch, Opening and Closing banquets
• Meal per diem for meals not provided

Teachers are responsible for the cost of shipping kits and/or class supplies and are encouraged to include any shipping expenses in their kit fees. Contracted class projects shall not be taught within GPR for 60 days before Seminar or for 60 days following Seminar Faculty selection will take place during January 2019 and all applicants will be advised if they are selected no later than two weeks following selection. Electronic proposals (preferred method) or mailed proposals must be received no later than January 12, 2019.

All teaching proposal(s) must be the teacher’s own work. Encore pieces, those that have been taught previously, will be considered; they must be clearly marked as “Encore” on the submission. Please specify if your proposal is part of a series or very similar to other pieces you have taught. If this is the case, please include photographs of the previous piece(s) and indicate when and where they were taught.

Proposals should include the following items for each specific piece. Please, do NOT send projects.
ICNA Standard Proposal Summary Sheet.
• An accurate course description with an overview of the material covered and class goals.
• A detailed drawing, colored illustration and/or chart for work in progress, or
• more than two photographs of completed piece
• A legend of stitches, threads, and colors with a thread palette
• Student proficiency level: Basic: The stitcher has no experience in the technique being taught.  Intermediate: The stitcher has knowledge of the basic stitches, the materials, and their use in the given technique. Advanced: The stitcher has the ability to execute simple and difficult stitches in the technique. The stitcher also has knowledge of color and design, which will allow for exploration and creativity.
• A list of kit contents and estimated cost.
• Design size.
• For a notebook course, include a detailed description with sample pages.
• Each proposal page should be clearly marked with both the teacher’s name and the project name.

Supporting Materials should include:
• A Proposal Items Submission Sheet listing the contents of your submission package.
• A resume of not more than one page, which includes your embroidery education, teaching experience, and any specialized area of expertise.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Brandy Shaw
Chairman, GPR Seminar 2020

Lynda Shepherd
Faculty Chairman, GPR Seminar 2020


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