Our virtual conference is in the works, and you can now register! All-inclusive registration for members is $200; non-members registration is $240 and includes an automatic one year GAP membership. The first 40 registrants will receive a $25 Dick Blick gift card. Everyone who registers before the end of June will receive a swag bag from our sponsors as well! The schedule includes a Movie Night, Silent Auction (proceeds benefit GAP), an opportunity to promote your art in the Virtual Art Fair, museum tours, guest speakers, 12 Workshops to choose from (all of which will be recorded for exclusive access after the conference), wellness breaks, and social events to meet other papercutters!
Cutting Through: A Point of View
with Béatrice Corón (June 24)
Get inspired during this fast paced workshop! Béatrice Coron will share her experience and process in cutting for artist books, animations and public art from concept to completion. The class starts with a presentation of a variety of works from artists around the world. Through mini exercises and demonstrations we will then discuss inspiration, research and design of full and empty shapes, techniques of cuttings and the acquisition of a visual vocabulary. No experience necessary, tips and tricks will be provided.
Tools and Materials: Cutting mat, Xacto knife or equivalent any papers, plastics, used USPS, UPS envelops (Tyvek), old magazines and newspapers. Think to recycle!
Zoom link emailed before workshop. All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled). GAP Members! Use Discount Code found in your email.
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time; 10am-noon Pacific; 6-8pm in UK, 7-9pm in Europe
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 !
Call for Art: Laurel Arts + Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
May Member Events
- February 19 @ 8:00 am – September 26 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
- June 12 @ 8:00 am – July 5 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
- June 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
- July 23 @ 8:00 am – July 26 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Silhouettes with Alison Louise Russell: A family affair
We were delighted to have as this month’s Guest Host GAP Member Alison Louise Russell, one of the only silhouette artists still practicing this art form in the UK (see a profile of her on Charles Burns’ site: https://www.roving-artist.com/alison-russell), and daughter (and once student!) of yet another famous silhouettist, Mary Lou Russell. Alison gave a beautiful talk about silhouettes past and present, and touched on not only the “official” history but some of her memories of her mother and other silhouettists whose work she admires, such as Jan Pieńkowski (1936- ) and Hubert Leslie. Alison’s blog: https://silhouetteart.wordpress.com/
JUST A REMINDER: Crafty Hours are free and for all members! Look in your email for the Zoom link (or email us). Bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!!
Michael Velliquette’s “Fantastic Forms” Workshop Brings the Smiles
Picnickers Frolic in Deborah Sadler‘s Whimsical
April Paper Picnic Workshop
April Crafty Hour:
Paper Weaving with Gina Pisello
Our Monthly Crafty Hour is free and for all members! Bring a beverage, some paper, and whatever you use to cut: Scissors, knife, scalpel, chainsaw, sickle…. We won’t judge! You do you. Let’s get to know each other and get cutting!! Next Crafty Hour: June 15 (see above!). Members: Look in your email every month for the Zoom link.
Rosa’s Cityscapes Workshop Inspires
Papercut Bookplate Designs Tour the Country!
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, all of these beautiful member-created designs have been assembled 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: Write us at the address at the bottom of this page, or send email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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