2019 PBS Bead Retreat Margaret Scovil Challenge
and Annual PBS-wide Bead Challenge

"CHANGE"

The 2019 Margaret Scovil Bead Challenge is to create a piece based on the theme “Change” The piece must be composed of at least 50% beads, and must be wearable There is no size limitation however if you would like the piece to also be entered in the Library Show, keep in mind that approximately 10” in any direction is the maximum size. One entry per person and must be made after March of 2018. Additionally the piece must include a typed artist statement or explanation of the interpretation or inspiration for the entry to be included with the display. Prizes will be awarded: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention. Entries that do not meet the criteria will be disqualified.


2018 PBS Bead Retreat Margaret Scovil Challenge
and Annual PBS-wide Bead Challenge

"OUT THERE, EXTRATERRESTRIALS AND OTHER BEINGS"

 

Are there aliens out there? I’m pretty sure they are related to the monster under
my bed, some of those deep sea creatures, mushrooms or maybe even
unicorns. What might they look like to you? These are creatures that would
not be found in any textbook.

Criteria for the project:

  • The piece does not need to be wearable, but may be

  • Must be made after March 2017

  • The finished piece must be composed of at least 75% beads, any technique is acceptable

  • There is no size limit, but keep size in mind if your piece will be included in the Travelling Library Show. The ideal size for the library show is approximately 8” in height and depth.

  • Only Retreat attendees may enter the Retreat Bead Challenge. Anyone other than the Retreat winners may enter the Member Challenge that is held at the general meeting following the Bead Retreat.

  • Finished piece must include a written/typed artist statement for display

One entry per attendee
The challenge entry may be disqualified if these requirements are not met.


2017 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

Theme - “The Animal Within”

Do you have a totem or spirit animal which speaks to you?  Or perhaps you have a special connection with a particular animal or pet?  Is there a creature which takes your breath away as you watch it running free?  Maybe you have an alter ego…Show through your beadwork your own special “animal within”.

2016 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

Inspired by Kandinsky's painting "Blue Segment"

2015 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

The theme is "It's A Northwest Thing"

2014 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

The challenge was to "Bead a Fairy Tale"

2013 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

Theme:  Non-Traditionally beaded necklaces

The challenge posed to PBS artists was to create a necklace using materials or techniques they do not ordinarily use.

2012 Margaret M Scovil PBS Bead Retreat Challenge

 Theme:  "Bead A Bird"