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About KMoAS

Lochac's Minister of Arts and Sciences. Responsible for administering A&S across the Kingdom.

May Coronation – Arts and Sciences Results

By   25 May, 2024

Greetings, Lochac!
I am privileged to be able to share with you the Arts and Sciences Competition results from Autumn Coronation, recently held in Southron Gaard.

There were five entries in the competition. The available themes were: Bread – Repeating Patterns – Rus Culture and Fashion

Announced in court, Gold bells:
Experienced (Repeating Patterns, for block-printing on fabric) – THL Ronan McBriain
Intermediate (Repeating Patterns, for a gold embroidered neckline) – Mestrez Ysabeau Chanteuse
Beginner (Repeating Patterns, for tablet-woven tunic braid) – Vrangi Markusson

Congratulations to all these fine gentles, and to the remaining entrants also.

Many thanks are due to all the judges (apologies, I don’t have your names), and to Mistress Joana de Bairros and The Honourable Melisande de Massard, for co-ordinating everything for the event.

Three cheers for all the entrants, the judges, the organisers and, of course, the winners: Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

That was the initial round for the A.S. 59 Championship. Future rounds will be:

A.S. 59 Championship (2024-25)
Spring Crown: Puzzles, Shell, Before 1000 AD
November Coronation: Protective clothing, Flowers, Trading Textiles
Autumn Crown: Music for the Choir, Mythical, Maghreb

I look forward to seeing your entries!

In Service,
Dame Joan Sutton,

Goldwork

Tintinnabulum

Block Printing on Fabric

Tunic Braid

Acting KMoAS.

March Crown – Arts and Sciences Results

By   15 April, 2024

Greetings, Lochac, and welcome to a new year of Arts and Sciences!

It is my honour to inform you all of the results from March Crown in Ildhafn. There were eleven entrants, an excellent showing!

Announced in court, Gold bells:
Experienced – 1st equal – Master Padriag Lowther & The Honourable Gwen verch David
Intermediate – Baron Benedict of Askerigge
Beginner – Lady Jane of Ildhafn & Mestrez Ysabeau Chanteuse

Silver bell recipients for entries of note:
Master Padraig Lowther
Baron Benedict of Askerigge
The Honourable Kit Hackforth
Amelina Bellemont
The Honourable Gwen verch David

Congratulations to all these fine gentles, and to the remaining entrants also. Many thanks are due to all the judges (apologies, I don’t have your names), and to Isabell Winter for co-ordinating everything.

Three cheers for all the entrants, the judges, the organisers and, of course, the winners. Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

That was the final round for the A.S. 58 championship. The Champion will be announced during Festival, and a fresh round of opportunities is ready for the next season. Buckle up! Competition themes for the coming year are as follows:

A.S. 59 Championship (2024-25)

May Coronation: Bread, Repeating Patterns, Rus Culture and Fashion
Spring Crown: Puzzles, Shell, Before 1000 AD
November Coronation: Protective clothing, Flowers, Trading Textiles
Autumn Crown: Music for the Choir, Mythical, Maghreb

Many people will be at Festival this week, certainly doing lots of classes, and getting excited about all sorts of new A&S endeavours. I hope you are all working on something to enter this year, and I look forward to seeing the wonders you can produce.

In Service,
Dame Joan Sutton,
Acting KMoAS.

Competition Forms Updated

By   20 March, 2024

The final competitions for A.S.58 have just been held in Ildhafn, and soon the results will be formally published. I am grateful to the event steward, the Seneschal and to the local Arts and Sciences Minister, Isabell Winter, for their efforts in managing the competitions.

In the meantime, I have an announcement:
New Arts and Sciences Competition forms have been devised!

The originals have served Lochac well for many years, but they were getting long in the tooth. The revisions should help competitions work better for everyone – entrants, judges and co-ordinators.

The forms are still recognizably based on the older style, but have been substantially re-written and re-arranged to make them a little more compact, and hopefully, more user-friendly for all involved.

The new forms will come into use for the next competition year, starting in May AS LVIX (May 2024).

The revised paperwork can be inspected here.

Many thanks to Her Majesty Ginevra, Master Crispin Sexi, Mistress Mathilde Adycote, and Mistress Rowan Perigrynne, who have all offered invaluable help with editing and ideas.

In service,
Dame Joan,
Acting KMoAS.

November Coronation A&S Results

By   16 November, 2023

November Coronation A&S Results

I am delighted to share with you the results of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition held at November Coronation, A.S. 58, in Rowany.

The competition had nine entries.

We were blessed with the dedicated service of a team of judges, who gave many hours of their time to provide thoughtful feedback to the entrants. For this event, our judges were: Mistress Rowan Perigrynne, Lady Katerina Cuylter of Lancastre, Lady Magdalena af Husum and Lady Ran Njalldottir.

Everything was co-ordinated by the marvellous Katerina Cuylter, without whose great efforts, the competition would not have been possible.

Three cheers, for all those who judged and managed the competition!

_____Competition Results_____

Prizes at this event were awarded per topic, rather than for skill levels. The prize winners are:

Iberia, gold bell: Maestra Aliette le Lievre, for her Lute composition and performance.

Decorative, gold bell: Lady Amy of Rowany, for her illuminated poem in the style of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Fermented, gold bell: Master Geoffrey of Exeter, for his round on the subject of ale.

Three cheers for the winners, and for all the entrants!

(Following – photos of the entries for which sharing was permitted. Click on the thumbnail to see full-size!)

Iberia, gold bell: Maestra Aliette le Lievre, lute composition and performance.

 

Decorative, gold bell: Lady Amy of Rowany, illuminated poem in the style of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Fermented: Uberto Renaldi, apple and mulberry cider.

Fermented: Padraig Lowther, cabernet ex amphorae.

Decorative: Primislava of Rowany,, Roman beadwork necklaces.

Decorative: Kit Hackforth, painted loaner helm.

Spring Crown Competition Results

By   23 October, 2023
I am happy to (finally) share with you the results of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition at Spring Crown in Adora.
Apologies for the tardiness of the announcement; things got tangled up amongst Ginevra’s sudden promotion and my taking over as KMoAS.
The competition had nine entries.
We were blessed with the dedicated service of a team of judges, who gave many hours of their time to provide thoughtful feedback to the entrants. For this event, our judges were: Astridr, Victoria of Adora, Tigre d’ Argentona, Medb ingen na Iasachta, Mathilde Adycote, Lianor dos Cavelos, Katherne Rischer, and Aelfred se leof.
Everything was co-ordinated  by the marvellous Ælfred se leof, without whose great efforts, the competition would not have been possible.
Three cheers for all those who entered, judged and managed the competition!
Without further ado, the prize winners were:
  • Experienced, gold bell: Baroness Mildryth Thomaswyf, for a Dress Based on the Stuttgart Psalter
  • Intermediate, gold bell: Lady Shinjo Takame, for a Japanese Chigiri-e Collage
  • Intermediate, silver bell:Ysabella Valler D’Yonze, for Charcoal Helmet Artwork
  • Beginner, gold bell: Mistress Isabeau Chanteuse, for Violet Syrup
  • Beginner, silver bell: Lord Kit Hackforth, for a Workshop Session
Three cheers for the winners, and for all the artisans of Lochac!

May Coronation results

By   17 May, 2023

Greetings all,

It is my honour and delight to share with you the results of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition at Autumn Coronation in Politarchopolis.

The competition had eight entries, all of which were judged on the day. I would like to thank those who gave much of their time to providing thoughtful feedback to the entrants. For Mistress Rowan, Mistress Joan, Mistress Mathilde, Mistress Muirghean, Mistress Kiriel, Lady Ragnihildr and Lord Otto, three cheers!

_____Competition Results_____

It is wonderful to note that several of these gentles, not only entered a Kingdom competition for the first time, but also entered a skill they had just begun to learn. Well done to them, and we look forward to seeing their progress!

The prize winners are:

Beginner, gold bell: Kit Hadiforth with engraving on items

Beginner, silver bell:  Maeve Iaschata for a pendant

Three cheers for all those who participated, and for all the artisans of Lochac!

Yours in Service,

Baroness Ginevra Lucia Di Namoraza

Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition at Autumn Crown Tourney Results

By   27 March, 2023

Greetings all,

It is my honour to share with you the results of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition at Autumn Crown Tourney.

The competition had five entries, four of which were judged on the day. Thank you to the judges for providing thoughtful feedback to the entrants. For Mistress Leonie de Grey, Sir Andre de Montsegur, Mistress Glynhyvar of River Haven, Lady Thomasina Mariscotti, Feodora Olenova Glebovicha and Lady Skjaldadís Bragadóttir, three cheers! Many thanks to Sir Aonghus mac Griograir mhic Ragghnaill for acting as courier for the bells.

I would also name and praise the coordinator, without whose efforts, the competition would not have been possible. Three cheers for Lady Skjaldadís Bragadóttir.

_____Competition Results_____

  • Experienced, Gold bell: Lady Violetta Vasari for a Papercut Illumination
  • Intermediate, Gold bell: Lady Mairi of Kiravock for a Miniature Heraldic Banner
  • Intermediate, Silver bell: Argyle de Argenten for a Viking Tunic and Pants
  • Beginner, Gold bell: Baroness Ginevra Lucia di Namoraza, for Islamic Glass Coin Weights
  • Beginner, Silver bell: Lady Frances Affrica Ray for an Embroidered Greenland Hood

Three cheers for the winners, and for all the entrants!

Yours in Service,
Baroness Ginevra Lucia Di Namoraza
Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

Experienced, Gold bell: Lady Violetta Vasari for a Papercut Illumination

Beginner, Silver bell: Lady Frances Affrica Ray for an Embroidered Greenland Hood

Beginner, Gold bell: Baroness Ginevra Lucia di Namoraza, for Islamic Glass Coin Weights

Intermediate, Silver bell: Argyle de Argenten for a Viking Tunic and Pants

Intermediate, Gold bell: Lady Mairi of Kiravock for a Miniature Heraldic Banner

Lochac’s Artisan Blogs

By   21 March, 2023

Greetings All,

Please fill out this form if you would like to be included in a collection of Lochac’s Artisan Blogs that will be shared on the Lochac Arts and Sciences sites.
Blogs need to be primarily about the exploration of the Arts and Sciences in the SCA.
Please note you may share other public social media sites, but only blogs will be added at this time.
https://forms.gle/bD2Sv4A2fapfetoSA

Baroness Ginevra Lucia Di Namoraza
Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

Cockatrice Editor of Lochac

By   15 March, 2023

Greetings All,

Having reviewed the applications and commentary received, the Minister of Arts and Sciences has decided to appoint Lady Yda Plant as the next Cockatrice Editor of Lochac.

The handover of the office will take place shortly.

Thank you to all those who have provided commentary, and especially to the applicants for putting themselves forward for this role.

Our Kingdom prospers when people are willing to serve!

Yours in Service,
Baroness Ginevra Lucia Di Namoraza

KMoAS

Kingdom Arts & Sciences Champion pouches

By   15 March, 2023

If you are interested in making upcoming Kingdom Arts & Sciences Champion pouches, please note that it should be both documentable and of a type used in the SCA period (refer to A&S Handbook).  It is hoped that several different styles of pouches can be made in advance, allowing an A&S Champion to choose a pouch more appropriate for their persona.  If you are interested in making a pouch, please contact the KMoAS.

The following example is a pouch completed by Mistress Keridwen the Mouse.The design elements are a blue background, a white candle in a white arch, surrounded by four six-pointed white stars.