In a Phoenix Eye

December 9, 2017

This year has been a year of change for the Barony of the Sacred Stone. In a Phoenix Eye will be celebrating the CHANGE OF SEASONS, as Fall gives way to winter and the Georgian Calendar changes from 2017 to 2018. Join Sacred Stone for a day of Arts-friendly competitions, displays, and peer challenges.


Displays encouraged for those who do not like competitions. Please review the Peer Challenges as some of them are display only.

Change of Seasons
Find out more on the Change of Season Page.

Peer Challenges
Peers who are members of the Order of the Phoenix Eye and/or members of Sacred Stone may issue Peer Challenges.
Find out more about how to participate on the “How to Sponsor a Peer Challenge” Page.

The Peer Challenges which have been issued are as follows:

Persian Arts – Mistress Azza al Shirazi (Issued July 24)
Mistress Azza misses the talent and innovation from her Persian home. She pines for the marvelous illuminated manuscripts her father used to make of their beautiful country, the fine fabrics depicting brave warriors, the meticulous weavings, the delightful pottery, calligraphy, metalwork, glasswork, and stone carving. Won’t someone delight her with their Persian artistry? Works must be well documented arts or crafts from 800-1600 Persia. The prize is a piece of pottery Azza made herself, mimicking the Nishapur underglazed pottery from the years 900-1000.

Keeping the Harvest – Meisterin Freiherrin Gisela vom Kreuzbach (Issued August 15)
For the fruits of the land and those who bring them forth are precious to me and I rejoice in the bounty of the harvest, I hereby challenge those attending In A Phoenix Eye to bring forth some art or knowledge celebrating the harvest in any form. Whether it be literally preserved in the form of a
delectable dish or marvelous preserve; crafted into some useful or artistic item; artfully immortalized in a skillful rendering of the fields heavy laden with crops; wistfully remembered in winsome words; or practically prepared for in the form of tools to reap, thresh, or store. The boundaries are limited only by your own imagination. Celebrate the harvest with some level of solid documentation so that we will know the lands of the Phoenix will never know hunger. If the connection to the harvest might not be evident to me, please ensure I understand your intent and I do not overlook your work.
The Prize will be announced closer to the event, likely something procured on my journey to the wild Irish island.

Non-Competition Activities

Throughout the day there will be a variety of activities to take part in while judging is going on.

Fiber Solar
If you are a knitter, spinner, weaver, etc. bring a project and enjoy the company of other fiber enthusiasts.

Bring your supplies and spend some time working on your scribal projects with fellow artists.

Artisans entering performances always need an audience, come out and support these ephemeral creations.

Site Information

In a Phoenix Eye will be held at the Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church

1355 Jonestown Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103

Service animals only. Alcohol allowed for competition use only.

Site Fees

Sacred Stone is sponsoring the event with no entrance fee.


Event Schedule

9:30 Gate Opens
9:45 A&S and Judging Coordinator sign-in starts
10:00 Mail Hall available for artisans to setup
11:00-11:30 Judging of food items occurs
11:30-1:30 Lunch
1:00 Gate Closes
1:30 Main Judging starts (Main Hall)
Performances Start (Sanctuary)
Scriptorium Opens
Fiber Solar Opens
4:00 Tallying of judging results
4:30 Breakdown of Main Hall starts
5:00-6:00 Court / Competition /Challenge results (sanctuary)
6:00-7:00 Cleanup
7:00 Site closes


Event Staff

Event Steward, Reservations
Lady Prudence the Curious

Judging Coordinator
Lady Annora Hall

Lady Catherine Ambrose

A&S Sign-In Coordinator
Lisa Weekly

Site Steward
Lady Aine O Grienan

Order Principal of Phoenix Eye
Mistress Murienne