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Specifications for other awards will be posted on the website when available.
AWARDS and BEQUESTS
The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis (WGSL) promotes and supports the Fiber Arts in the greater St. Louis area and beyond through its sponsorship of lectures, workshops, and awards for exhibits and personal development. Financial support for these endeavors is provided by the generosity of our members, former members, and friends whose donations and bequests established and sustain the Doris Oglander Fund and the Tribute Fund.
The Doris Oglander Fund was established in 2006 and is used, as specified in Doris’ generous bequest, for the purpose of bringing distinguished guest artists to St. Louis to speak and/or conduct workshops. Additional information can be obtained by selecting “PROGRAMS” or “WORKSHOPS” from the main menu.
The Tribute Fund includes contributions from individuals that honor inspiring fiber artists or teachers, or supportive friends or family members. This fund provides grants to arts organizations to bestow awards for exceptional fiber art entries in juried exhibits held in the St. Louis area or at the Midwest Weavers Conference; grants to individuals for the pursuit of fiber-related education and research; WGSL memberships to local college and university students in fiber arts; and educational enrichment of the membership through purchases of books and equipment.
Information about each honoree can be obtained by selecting the honoree’s name from the “AWARDS and BEQUESTS” sub-menu. Information about recent award recipients and images of their work can be obtained by selecting the awardee’s name from the “AWARDS and BEQUESTS” sub-sub-menus.
Applications for grants to provide WGSL Fiber Arts Awards are now being accepted from non-commercial organizations located in or sponsoring an exhibit in the greater Saint Louis area (within 50 miles of Saint Louis). An application form can be found using the WGSL Awards Grant Application link below.