Guild of American Papercutters
Turning cut paper into art....
The Guild first met and organized on February 23, 1988, at the Hershey Museum of American Life in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Guild was established for members in the United States (view US membership map), but has grown to include members from Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It exchanges newsletters with the German, Dutch, and Swiss papercutting guilds.
In 2009, the Guild established a National Museum in affiliation with Laurel Arts at the home of the Phillip Dressler Center for the Arts, Somerset, Pennsylvania. This is the first American museum devoted to the art form of papercutting. The museum has a permanent collection of papercut work as well as changing exhibitions twice a year. Future plans include a library of books on papercutting, classes and workshops.
If you are not already a member of the Guild of American Papercutters, we invite you to join us!