Guild of American Papercutters

 founded 1988

Current and Upcoming Papercutting Events

    • 19 Jan 2020
    • 24 May 2020
    • Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan

    Exhibit: Pulped Under Pressure

    january 19, 2020 — may 24, 2020

    Pulped Under PressureWith traditional hand papermaking at its core, PULPED UNDER PRESSURE underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgement of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today. Each of the artists, Jillian Bruschera, Julia Goodman, Reni Gower, Trisha Oralie Martin, Melissa Potter, Marilyn Propp, Maggie Puckett, starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their multifaceted results incorporate a rich range of printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with a diversity of recycled disposable materials (junk mail, egg cartons, old cotton t-shirts, ripped denim jeans) as well as old bedsheets, beetroot, heirloom plants, and illuminated el wires. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. Instead, the material is transformed and imbedded with content that turns communication into a public practice. By challenging assumptions, the artists of PULPED UNDER PRESSURE create artworks that are both beautiful and brave.


    Dennos Museum Center

    1701 E. Front St.

    (1410 College Drive)
    Traverse City, MI 49686

    For more info:
    • 02 Mar 2020
    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Cheltenham Adult School, Cheltenham High, Wyncote, PA
    Karen Shain Schloss is teaching a Papercutting Class at Cheltenham Adult School in Wyncote PA, in March! Four Monday nights, the 2, 9, 16, and 23rd, 2020 (7:30-9:00 pm). The class is open to any skill level; it starts with an overview of multicultural traditions, ancient to contemporary.

    It’s amazing what you can do with a piece of paper and an X-acto knife. Bring your creative spirit and be thrilled with the results learned through professional instruction and freedom of expression! Bring an X-acto knife and #11 blades, a self-healing plastic cutting mat and a pencil.

    The class is specifically knife- cutting (X-Acto). For more information, see http://cheltenhamtownshipadultschool.org215-887-1720

    Karen Shain Schloss is a calligrapher, graphic designer, and cut paper artist. Using calligraphy and the traditional medium of cut paper she creates intricate designs for life cycle pieces, family trees, and ketubot (marriage documents). She calligraphs formal testimonials and documents for business and industry, as well as songs and poems for friends and lovers. Karen has created designs for religious institutions and has been commissioned to create artwork for major installations in synagogues and schools. She is a Founding Member of the Guild of American Papercutters and a lifelong member of the Philadelphia Calligraphers Society and a member of the American Guild of Judaic Artists.  To see more of her work:

Past Events

08 Feb 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration featuring Lucy P. Liu - Art Institute of Chicago
08 Feb 2020 Creative Paper Cutting Workshop at Dennos Museum Center
11 Jan 2020 A Generous Kingdom IV: Show featuring Hazel Glass et al.
11 Jan 2020 CUT IT OUT! Paper Cutting with Richard Shipps
02 Jan 2020 With Bated Breath - Show featuring work by Hazel Glass et al.
17 Dec 2019 Places in Paper - at Westover Library
05 Dec 2019 100 Under 100 Group Show (featuring art by Bianca Levan)
23 Nov 2019 Piedmont Craftmen's Annual Craft Fair
12 Nov 2019 Papercutting Workshop
04 Nov 2019 Creative Papercutting class
02 Nov 2019 Artisanville
01 Nov 2019 Kunsthandwerk - Austellung Buechihuus
30 Oct 2019 Papel Picado For Dia De Los Muertos
27 Oct 2019 Urban Tales
26 Oct 2019 SF Open Studios
20 Oct 2019 Chinese Paper-Cut Workshop
17 Oct 2019 Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
12 Oct 2019 Portland Open Studios
03 Oct 2019 Back and Forth
28 Sep 2019 Then and Only - a solo exhibition by Rosa Leff
09 Sep 2019 Places in Paper
31 Aug 2019 Papercuttings By David Friedman
30 Aug 2019 Papercuts By Marie-Helene Grabman
31 Jul 2019 Perfectly Misunderstandable
19 Jul 2019 Papercuttings by David Friedman
18 Jul 2019 Southern Highlands Craft Guild
05 Jul 2019 Flowers and Gardens
02 Jul 2019 Solo Exhibition
01 Jul 2019 Beauty Lies Between My Palm and Death
08 Jun 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll
01 Jun 2019 Store Closing Art Show
01 Jun 2019 Community Art Wall
18 May 2019 "Make Your Mark"
15 May 2019 Papercutting Class
14 May 2019 GAP Museum - Special Exhibit
26 Apr 2019 pa per
20 Mar 2019 "Art Blossom"
15 Feb 2019 On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour
03 Feb 2019 Between the Lines
29 Jan 2019 "Into Light" at Secession Art & Design Gallery
15 Jan 2019 GAP Board of Directors Meeting
12 Jan 2019 Northwest Collage Society: 2019 Winter Show
29 Sep 2018 Melanie Kehoss - Open Studio
07 Sep 2018 Loewe International Craft Prize
22 Jul 2018 GAP Collection 2018
19 Jun 2018 GAP Museum Theme Show "What's Cooking"
10 May 2018 Paper Cuts by Maryjean Crowe
03 May 2018 Papercuttings By David Jenkins
03 Feb 2018 Bianca Levan Papercuts
06 Jan 2018 Food & Forest: Original Papercuts by Elizabeth Goss
13 Dec 2017 Exhibition By Annie Stone
05 Dec 2017 GAP Board of Directors Meeting
26 Aug 2017 GAP Board Meeting
27 Jun 2017 "Paper Cuts"
15 Jun 2017 Exhibits by Lucy P. Liu
04 May 2017 GAP Board of Directors Meeting
29 Apr 2017 GAP Museum Annual Exhibit 2017-2018
06 Mar 2017 GAP Board Meeting
24 Jun 2015 Minnesota Collection 2015
16 May 2015 Wine and Art Festival at Locust Grove - Virginia Farm
10 Apr 2015 Annual GAP Museum Show
04 Apr 2015 Exhibit: Nikki McClure Papercuts
02 Apr 2015 Hans Christian Andersen Birthdate, 1805
20 Mar 2015 Bianca Levan: Open Studio
14 Mar 2015 Arlington Made Arts and Crafts Show
01 Mar 2015 Art Show: The Cutting Edge

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