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2024 American Heritage Contest (2/10/24)

“Celebrating Stars & Stripes – Forever in Our Hearts Through the Arts.”

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2024 American Heritage Contest (2/10/24)
2024 American Heritage Contest (2/10/24)

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Feb 10, 2024, 11:50 PM

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2024 American Heritage contest theme: “Celebrating Stars & Stripes – Forever in Our Hearts Through the Arts.”

The 2023-2024 American Heritage contest theme has been announced: “Celebrating Stars & Stripes – Forever in Our Hearts Through the Arts.” The historic clothing era is the Belle Epoch era of 1890-1899 in commemoration of the Spanish-American War.

Kimberly Zeman, the National Chair, American Heritage shared, “How do you show your love of country and its symbols through your creative endeavors? How do your talents in your chosen art form create heartfelt gratitude for America and all she stands for? How do the Stars & Stripes embody our American cultural arts and crafts traditions? We are looking forward to your sparkling creations!”

The American Heritage Committee is excited to have our own community on the DOC! We hope that you will join us to discuss all things American Heritage. Share your sparkle and interest in the pursuit of the variety of arts and crafts celebrated by the American Heritage Committee. Our goal is to encourage members to tell the story of our rich and diverse American Heritage. Join us on our community page to chat, craft, create, share or just admire! We hope to see you there!

Start to plan now for what you want to do for next year's contest. The 2024 theme will be: “Celebrating Stars and Stripes – Forever in our Hearts through the Arts.” The new theme gives everyone room for creative expression. Plan to enter between January 2, 2024 – February 10, 2024.

Thank you for the beautiful entries representing NYS in the Fiber Arts competition. Whether or not you were an award winner, everyone who entered is to be congratulated for their entries.

Our New York State participants and state winners for Fibers Arts 2022-2023 were:

  • -Literature/Drama Fiction, Amanda Zambrano, Catherin Schuyler
  • -OTHER ART & SCULPTURE Janice Derr, Colonel Aaron Ogden Won National 1st Place and an Evelyn Cole Peters Award
  • -Crafts Basketry and Caning, Meegan Veeder-Shave, Mahwenawasigh
  • -Photography Color Unenhanced, Elyse Richardson, New York City
  • -Photography Color Unenhanced, Laura Scherf, Peter Minuit
  • -Crafts Other Crafts, Tracey Hogle, Schenectada
  • -Crochet, Robin Laney Ettinger -Anna Ingalsbe Lovell Chapter / Theme "Delivery - a Pony Express Pony"
  • -Hand Quilted Quilt, Jackie Lowe - Canandaigua Chapter / Theme "Marching for Freedom"
  • -Embroidery, Joan Sinclair, Catherine Schuyler Chapter / Theme "Patriot Travelers"
  • -Embroidery, Terry Bruno, Mary Fellows Penfield Chapter / Theme "Celebration Stars and Stripes with Betsy Ross"
  • -Knitting, Kim A. Mabee - Schenectada Chapter / Theme "Washington-Rochambeau Historic Trail-- Nantucket Knit!"

Please read the instructions for entering the contest.

We encourage everyone who enters any of the American Heritage contests to first go to the Members Only DAR website to read all contest rules, instructions on how to enter, and to pay particular attention to relating their entries to the current contest theme. Remember you can only enter once.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:

Minnie Haines Brennan

NYS Chair of the American Heritage Committee

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