Congratulations to Irina Anikeeva!
Guild member Irina Anikeeva recently received the “Women in the Arts Recognition Award” from the local Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). This National Society award of the American Heritage Committee is given to recognize and honor a woman who has exhibited excellence in her chosen genre – in this case knitting.
This award is an art award, designed to recognize worthy women for outstanding achievements in the non-performance arts including fiber arts design and creation, fine arts and others. The recipient is expected to have contributed to her artistic field in an outstanding manner beyond mastery of technique. This may include innovative design work, featured exhibitions, publication, research, and technique development. According to Jeanette Shiel, Chapter Regent, “The criteria for this award are strict, and not all nominations are successful.”
Irina was nominated by guild member Colleen Lukoff, who is also a DAR member. Laura Brubaker and Sue Zois provided letters confirming Irina’s skills and knowledge. Irina was provided a special lapel pin and certificate, and was honored at a meeting of the DAR chapter.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
– Colleen Lukoff, Guild Member
Note: You may recall Irina presented to the Guild at the March 2020 meeting. You can read about Irina and her March 2020 presentation here.