Guild of American Papercutters
Turning cut paper into art....
Members of the Guild receive several publications throughout the year which feature our members' works of art: a high-quality, themed Annual (Spring); our "FirstCut" newsletter packed with member images, news, and interesting articles (summer); and a yearly calendar (autumn).
Become a member of GAP to receive your copies of GAP publications and gain access to our online PDF collection.
The GAP Annual is published once a year in the Spring. Members submit up to three pieces which represent their best efforts to date that year and have challenged them to push themselves and their techniques.
FirstCut is the Guild’s newsletter which is published once a year each summer. Compiled by volunteers, it features a collection of articles and images provided by, and about, Guild members and their work. Additionally included are discussions of the history and trends of paper art, the business of papercutting, noteworthy links to the Internet, book reviews, "how to" tips and helpful suggestions regarding the use of materials, tools, methods, etc..
Past editors of FirstCut have been Steven Woodbury, Ellen Haberlein, Kerchner McConlogue, Sukey Harris, Angela Mohr and Pat Stuntz. There is now a new Publications Committee that is working to develop the process and calendar for submitting work, articles, etc. for all publications. Guidelines and information will be provided shortly.
We have sold out of our calendars for 2017! Thank you all for your support!
The GAP Calendar features works by Guild members and is sent out to members in the fall. If you are a Guild member and did not receive a calendar for 2017, please email us at GAPguild@gmail.com.