Upcoming Workshop Sun, Feb 25
Enchanted shadows: Crafting papercut lightboxes with Deborah
February 25 (this Sunday)!
Join us in this immersive workshop where we delve into the art of merging light and shadows to create captivating dreamscapes.
Under the guidance of Deborah Kane, an experienced papercut artist, you will gain experience and insight into the process of designing, cutting and assembling enchanting papercut lightboxes.
Discover techniques for achieving intricate details, playing with shadows, and creating a mesmerizing glow within your papercut creation. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned papercut artist, our workshop aims to provide a supportive and interactive environment suitable for all skill levels. Unleash your creativity, engage with fellow participants, and receive personalized guidance as you embark on this enchanting journey of crafting dream-inspired papercut lightboxes.
- Date and Time of Course: February 25, 2024; 2-4pm EDT / 11am-1pm PDT / 7-9pm BT
- Zoom Link will be sent to all registrants about a day before the class
- Fee: $35 / $30 (GAP Members please use code GAP15 at checkout)
Snowflake Exchange 2023
Every year, GAP Members participate in a midwinter joyous exchange via mail of small works of art. This year’s theme for our annual small art exchange, organized as always by the amazing Lucrezia Bieler, was “Snowflakes.” Here are some of the amazing artworks created and sent by members to other members.
GAP in the Mountains! Call for member artwork for our new exhibit
GAP is going to the Adirondacks! Members will have the opportunity to exhibit their talents from June 1 to July 21, 2024 in an exhibition at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY. There will be an artists’ reception on Friday, June 7.
The theme for this exhibition will be “Paper Trails”. What might you see on an Adirondack trail? Flowers, birds, trees, deer and bears, lakes and streams, canoes and kayaks are among possible subjects. The exhibit may also reflect the varied and unique trails that have spread papercutting through many different countries.
View Arts Center is a special place, built with its environmental impact in mind and a recipient of Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in 2011. You can take a tour of View by clicking here.
In the coming months, watch this space for more information about how to submit your works for this GAP exhibition. If you’ve never been to the Adirondacks, this is a good reason to go!
Ex Libris: GAP’s Traveling Exhibit of Papercut Bookplates
GAP Artists created these beautiful bookplate designs a few years ago, and they are traveling! If you have a local place you think would be willing to host this miniature exhibit of papercut artwork, please contact GAP President Randall Williams to get onto the touring list!
Last year, Guild members contributed their papercut artwork to an exhibit of bookplates at GAP’s National Museum in Somerset, PA, curated by Rebecca Raupach. And now, all of these beautiful member-created designs have been traveling through the country, hosted by GAP members and their communities. If you think your area could host a showing at a specific place you have in mind, please let us know: Write us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Resource: 2021 Ctrl+V(irtual) GAP Conference
Our virtual conference was a hit! Thanks to everyone who participated, in all ways! You can still access some of the fun at our Conference2021 website. Enjoy!
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