Guild of American Papercutters
Turning cut paper into art....
The GAP National Museum, in cooperation with Laurel Arts, invites papercut artists to submit work for the 2018 show theme of "What's Cooking - In Your Studio, Imagination, or Kitchen." The deadline for submissions in June 1, 2018.
Whether you choose to interpret imaginative imagery, or to begin with actual kitchen ideas, your cut-paper submissions will be welcome variations of the art form of papercutting. Other mediums ( e.g. oil and watercolor paintings, clay, metal, fibers) will also be accepted for the juried, Laurel Arts Triennial theme, “What’s Cooking?” A juror from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will select awards.
Up to 3 submissions, wired for hanging, unless 3-D, are due June 1 from paper cutters. An exhibit entry form (with postal address), found under Exhibitions on the GAP website, is required with the artwork. You may also find this form by clicking here.
GAP members have no entry fee; “Friends of GAP” and others pay a $20 entry fee, or $35 to become guild members with full benefits. Participants are responsible for return shipment fees. Pieces under 20” in any direction are eligible to be juried for the Gallery Shop, if not sold earlier. Sale commissions are 70% artist, 30% split with GAP and Laurel Arts.
The show will hang in the downstairs galleries from June 19 - July 28; the open house reception is Saturday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. Hours at the Dressler Center for the Arts, home to the GAP National Office, Museum, and also to Laurel Arts, are: Sunday - closed; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday - closed except for open house events; Saturday - open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Planning for the 2019 GAP Annual Calendar will begin soon. Members should also begin planning to submit pieces for possible inclusion in the calendar.