Sunday, February 14, on Zoom, 2pm EDT
Join cut paper artist and bird enthusiast Wendy Bale in a Zoom workshop showing how to create a low relief cut paper sculpture. Choose your own color palette to make your unique sweet pair of Love Birds. The techniques you will learn through this two-hour project will included embossing and shaping the paper, various ways to add dimension, plus cutting skills and tips to create texture and detail.
Wendy Bale is an artist and environmentalist specializing in cut paper sculpture. Her joy is to establish contact through the mutual love of favorite nature subjects. Her recent solo show, “papercuts” can be seen on her website viewing room. Wendy produces weekly videos— Monday Movies— about her art practice which can be found on social media and YouTube. She is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters and is a founding member of the International Online Art Collective. An avid birder, her work often depicts the subject matter found in her rural neighborhood, just down the road from the Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, NY.
The GAP 2020 Paper Angel Exchange
This past December, several dozen GAP members exchanged by post small angel or otherwise winter-themed paper cuttings, and shared some information about themselves with their Paper Angel Partner. Here are some of our shared creations. The exchange was created and organized by Board Member Lucrezia Bieler.
Seasonal Members Art Gallery
GAP artists! To have a particular piece showcased in our ever-changing gallery, please email a good resolution image with your name and the title of the work to email@example.com !
Guild News Updates
January Crafty Hour Starts the Year Off with Friendship and Art
December Crafty Hour pushed ahead despite power outage
Thanks to everybody who came out for a wonderful Crafty Hour session on December 9th! Despite a power outage in Belorus that made it impossible, sadly, for Volha Baburyna to attend this Crafty Hour and show us in person how to create her iconic angels, all attendees did have fun trying to follow the Youtube videos that she had sent links to, showing her creating the angels and other forms as well. Thanks, Bianca, for saving the day! And thanks to Dasha (Volha’s interpreter friend) and Volha for letting us know what was going on–we hope she is safe and will be able to teach us in person soon!
You’ve Got Mail!
Papercut Bookplate Designs Coming to GAP Members in the Mail
Recently, Guild members contributed their papercut artwork to the current exhibit at GAP’s National Museum in Somerset, PA, curated by Rebecca Raupach. And now, some of these beautiful member-created designs (the most popular, according to walk-in voters at the GAP National Museum) have been made into bookplates for the upcoming Member Gift Mailing!
There are plans afoot now to send it around also as a traveling show, hosted by GAP members around the country. If you think your area could host a showing at a specific place you have in mind, please let us know: Send mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsburgh Collection / Conference Postponed to 2021
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, our plans to meet in person on the campus at Greensburg this June/July have been postponed. We will be in touch with all presenters and members by email with the new plans as soon as we can. Stay tuned!
And if you are interested in collaborating with the Conference Committee members, send an email to volunteer – all help welcome: email@example.com.
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The Guild is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The operation of the Guild of American Papercutters is accomplished by volunteers and a very part time archivist and administrator at the Laurel Arts Center. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org