Gulf Wars Arts & Science Open - March 2014

Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury offers an invitation to artisans to participate in the Gulf Wars Open Art and Sciences day on March 14, 2014.

Greetings unto the Ministers of the Arts & Sciences across the Society form Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury from the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann,
The Kingdoms of Meridies and Gleann Abhann are once again hosting the Gulf Wars Open Art and Sciences on March 14, 2014. We invite artisans from across the Society to entry their projects and items for all to see and appreciate. We love to see what our fellow artisans have created. This is a stress free A&S that is easy.

Please help us promote this fine event at Gulf Wars. Mistress Rosemounde from Meridies has composed the below missive with all the information needed for entering. Please share this with your Kingdom and encourage your populace and artisans to come by and visit us on the Friday of Gulf Wars.  

Contact information is contained in the missive.

Thank you for spreading the word and I hope to meet you at Gulf Wars in March!

Greetings to the A&S Officers of the Known World from, Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury, Mistress Gwenhwyvar Merch Rhufian, and Magistra Rosemounde of Mercia, Gulf Wars A&S Open Coordinators for Meridies and Glenn Abhann.
Items on the calendar are closer than they appear!
The A&S open will take place on Friday at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.

Artisans of all levels of expertise are welcome. There will be both static and performance categories. Documentation may be extensive, or may be a little as a 3x5 card explaining what, when, where and how it was made. Do make sure that the artisans name is on the card.

Performance entries are invited to perform twice in the day for audiences, tentatively 10 AM and 1 PM.

Prizes will be awarded based on populace votes, and many other. The Queens of Meridies and Glenn Abhann will give personal prizes, the Laurels of both kingdoms will give prizes, and there are always a number of personal prizes provided by other Crowns, individuals, and households. Laurels of all kingdoms are invited to come, observe, and vote for their favorite items. Feedback and largesse are encouraged as well. Entries will not be judged or scored.
We hope to have a sponsored children's category for entrants under 12 years of age for any entry, static or performance.We expect that Darkwood Clan will be sponsoring a category in SCA life, with a display table of its own. More on these as information becomes available.

At the end of the day, projects must be picked up between 3:30 and 4. Prizes will be given out promptly at 3:30, though you need not be present to win. You do need to have someone there to pick up your entry. We encourage entrants to be prompt in picking up entries, as the hall will immediately be turned over to prepare for an evening event at 4.

For the last two years, we had a large number of entires. As a result, we will have to limit table space this year to one linear foot. Those wishing to bring their own table or display stand will be accommodated. We do expect to spill over to the outside, and though we will have tents, there may be some issue with the wind and weather. Artisans might want to think about pinning or fastening down light-weight works in some way.

Those interested in volunteering to help or wishing to offer a prize in a particular category may contact us directly at or If you just want to show up with a prize for your favorite entry, you can do that as well.  
We hope to see you soon.

Yours in Service,
Magistra Rosemounde of Mercia, Meridien Gulf Wars A&S Advance Liaison
Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury, Glenn Abhann Gulf Wars A&S Liaison  
Mistress Gwenhwyvar Merch Rhufian, Meridien Gulf Wars A&S On-Site Liaison