Arts & Sciences

News of the arts and sciences.

A&S Minister’s Letter for November

Greetings to the people of the Middle Kingdom from Máistreacht Una.

There was a new Competition called “A Distant Mirror” at Coronation. We had four entries create an object using a picture, illumination, or written description. The goal was to create the appearance of a brand-new object as pictured. Any local group can hold the A Distant Mirror contest. I hope this contest happens at least four times a year.

I would like to thank Mistress Anthoinette de Martel, Mistress Asalah al-Hina, and Mistress Isabel Moundoghter for their work running this Distance Mirror contest and the Coronation Largess display. It was wonderful to see our artisans create objects to be handed out by the Crown. (more…)

From the Kingdom Minister of A&S – October AS LIII

Greetings to the people of the Middle Kingdom from Máistreacht Una.

There is a new Kingdom Competition called A Distant Mirror. It will be taking a place at Coronation on September 29 in Howell, Michigan. A Distant Mirror is a contest, a snapshot of objects from history. Hold a mirror to an ancient object and bring it to life. Create a piece of history that looks, tastes, or sounds as if it came from a time in the distant mirror. Use a picture, illumination, or written description as your inspiration. The goal is appearance, taste, sound of a brand-new thing. Judging will be based on appearance, taste, or sound. What to use and how you created your piece will not be considered in the judging. The link to register and send in your information is https://goo.gl/forms/Ox07LZpkvVyFRR5m1

Their Royal Highnesses of the Middle Kingdom, A’kos and Bella, will also host a display of the largesse given by the people of the Midrealm at Their Coronation on September 29th . Registration for the Largesse Display is https://goo.gl/forms/I52kqOGGf6MA3bUJ3. We will be having a Largesse Displays at future coronations. (more…)

Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences Letter – May, AS LIII

Greetings from Mistress Una Wynifreed Berry to the people of the Middle Kingdom,

I would like to thank everyone who made Pentamere and Midlands Arts and Sciences Fairs successful. Thank you to the Canton of Nordheim and the Shire of Ravenslake for hosting, and to the judges, the entrants, and fair staff for all your hard work. I will start the process of letting people know who is moving forward to Kingdom A&S fair by May 4, 2018. (more…)

News of the Arts & Sciences, April AS LII

Greetings from Mistress Una Wynifreed Berry to the people of the Middle Kingdom

There are rumors of war this coming summer. Preparation for Pennsic War has started. We will need the artisans of the Kingdom to help win the A&S war point. There are 3 categories: Arts & Studio Crafts, Fiber & Clothing, and Domestic & Pre-17th century Objects. There will no consumables, performances or research papers entered. We will not be using our criteria. However, more details will follow soon as to the rubric that will be used. There will be a team of 10, including allies. Any artisan may enter including Laurels. There will be a display by the artisans who wish to be members of our team at Simple Day. (more…)

The A&S Minister’s Letter, March AS LII

Greetings from Una Wynifreed Berry to the people of the Middle Kingdom

I would like to thank everyone who made Northern Oaken Arts and Sciences Fair successful. Thank you to the Shire of Falcon’s Quarry for sponsoring it, and to the judges, the entrants, and Fair staff for all your hard work.

Remember, the goal of the Regional Arts and Science Fairs is for constructive feedback. The goal of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Fair is for competition. I am looking forward to seeing all the great entries that are following Arts and Sciences Fairs:

  • March 10 – Southern Oaken – Marche of Winged Hills
  • March 31 – Constellation – Barony of Sternfeld at Better War through Archery
  • April 14 – Pentamere – the Canton of Nordheim
  • April 21 – Midland – the Shire of Ravenslake

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From the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, January AS LII

Greetings from Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina to the good people of our kingdom! As we wrap up one year and look ahead to the next, here are many exciting new developments I wish to share with you.

First, the Spring A&S Faire approaches—and in addition to the new A&S rules (which you can find on the KMOAS website), we have revamped all the criteria. My biggest advice to entrants is to read the criteria carefully, especially for those of you who are familiar with the older versions and want to be aware of any changes in your chosen categories. Here are some main points about the changes: (more…)

Arts & Sciences News, November AS LII

Greetings to all the Artists, Performers, Inventors, Researchers, Craftspersons, Makers, Writers and Composers of the Middle Kingdom! 

We are finally ready for the Spring Regional A&S Faire Season. All the Faires that have been scheduled are listed on the KMOAS page at Midrealm.org. All the Criteria have been reviewed, and many corrections and changes have been approved. The new set of Criteria will be available on December 1, 2017. Make sure you are familiar with the rules for this year! I know many of you are hard at work on projects that will become entries in the Faires this year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing things and seeing the research and exploration that is going on all over the Kingdom!  (more…)

From TRH Cellach & Vukasin – Tournament of the Arts

A Tournament of the Arts (ToA)

Let it be known to all and sundry that We, the Crown of the Middle Kingdom, being stalwart supporters of the talented craftsfolk who create such magnificent works of art and inspiring acts of science, are minded to create a new forum for the display of the same—namely, a Tournament of the Arts.

Much like the Chivalry and the Defenders of the Kingdom strive to test the mettle of unbelted warriors through their respective tournaments, the Laurels of the Kingdom shall challenge all artisans to assemble and bring their finest work for evaluation, critiques, and admiration.

Understand that this is not a competition; this is a new endeavor to allow Laurels and artisans to connect and discuss their shared passion for the arts.

The TOA is a new platform for artisans to gain word-fame for their research, craftsmanship and ambition. Come and impress Us, our Order of the Laurel and your fellow craftsfolk! (more…)

From Their Highnesses — A&S Champion

At Coronation We will be holding an Arts and Science display to determine who will be the next Kingdom Arts and Science Champion. Bring your best, recent, work for the display. Documentation is always nice, but is not required for this contest. The winner will be chosen by Us and will be invited to serve as the A&S Champion. We would expect that artisan to support and encourage the arts during Our Reign and to stand with Us in Court.

If you have any questions or concerns please let Us know.

Cellach and Vukasin
Tanist and Tanista of the Midrealm