The Guild of American Papercutters…whose members love the art of cut paper!
Our Goals are:
- to increase the awareness and appreciation of original papercutting art in the general public,
- to promote fellowship among papercutters as they acquire and increase their cutting skills,
- and to provide a professional environment for papercutters.
Members of the Guild endeavor to learn, educate and promote original papercutting as an artform to and among artists, historians, supporters of the art, collectors, and the general public. It encourages knowledge of tradition and acceptance of exploration through its newsletter, traveling exhibits, a biennial papercutting conference called Collection, and members’ workshops and demonstrations.
The Guild is tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our headquarters is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, however, we have members throughout the US and many other countries. The operation of the Guild of American Papercutters is accomplished entirely by volunteers, with no member or officer receiving any payment for their work.
There are several NEW exhibition and publication opportunities for GAP Members! A Call For Entry will be emailed to all members in February. Be sure you check your email. We hope to see your work in 2014!
The GAP National Museum 2013 Exhibit – “Inspired By Words” – Exhibit opens April 15, 2013 to April 15, 2014.
Remember to look at the label on FirstCut to determine your dues renewal date.
Email the Guild: GAPguild@gmail.com