The Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award

$1,500 Fiber Art Student Award
Submission deadline: April 1, 2018

The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) has announced a call for entries for the 2018 Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award. The winner will receive a $1,500 award and a one-year TSGNY membership. They must give a presentation (in person or via Skype) at the June 20, 2018 TSGNY meeting held in New York City. Entries will be juried by the TSGNY Student Award Committee.

The TSGNY defines fiber art as “fine art made with flexible materials.”

Non-fiber artworks that are constructed with textile techniques are also eligible. Artworks may be flat or sculptural, functional or non-functional. There are absolutely no limitations on materials, which may be natural or man-made. Techniques include (but are not limited to) tapestries, quilts, basketry, needlework, hangings, crochet, beadwork, weaving, embroidery, knotting, jewelry, surface design, knitting, costumes, collage, soft sculpture, and wearables.

Undergraduate students and graduate students who create fiber artwork and who are matriculated in a college, school, or university in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT are invited to submit their fiber artwork for the award. There are no entry fees and students do NOT need to join the TSGNY in order to enter.

Students must submit a maximum of ten images of original work, an artist statement, resume, proof of student status, and fill out the entry form. Create a folder, titled with your first and last name, on Google Drive that includes all the requirements and share folder with  

The TSGNY was established in 1977. We are a non-profit, 41 year old organization whose members—artists, teachers, curators, writers, students, sculptors, jewelers, business people, collectors—are committed to promoting and creating fiber artwork.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2018.  

CLICK HERE for Entry Form

TSGNY Recognizes And Encourages The Achievements
Of Young Fiber Artists
With The Nancy And Harry Koenigsberg Student Award.

Jungil Hong, a graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design at the time of the award, was selected to receive the 2015 Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student award which was presented to her at TSGNY's April 2015 meeting. She wrote:

The universe is built from pattern and repetition.  Whether found in natural or human built systems; from a ripple effect in standing water to a city's infrastructure, my focus is on pattern, it's behavior, and the forms created when it comes into contact with another such system.

Eliza Squibb, a junior at the Rhode Island School of Design, was selected to receive the 2012 Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award which she received in person at TSGNY's June 2012 meeting.  

Gulia Huber, a graduate student in sculpture at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, won the 2008 Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award which was presented to her at TSGNY's April 2008 meeting.

Rachel Hayes, a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the winner of the 2005 Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award which was presented to her at TSGNY's June 2005 meeting.

Rebecca Turbow, a senior at the Massachusetts College of Art, was presented with the 2003 award at TSGNY's June 2003 meeting.

*The Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award is named in honor of Nancy Koenigsberg, a founding member of the Textile Study Group of New York, and her husband.