Members of the Guild receive an electronic monthly First Cut newsletter filled with news about the organization, member art, upcoming shows and calls for art, and interesting articles about people, places, the history of the guild and papercutting, and all things related to our art. Other publications, including a high quality calendar and an annual compendium of selected GAP members’ work, have appeared in the past, and we continue to find new ways of sharing member work and gifting one another with our artwork in published forms. Near the end of 2019, current GAP members received a set of four printed cards showing several popular member papercuttings from in the Places in Paper exhibition. GAP welcomes new members who would like to work on publication projects: for more information, please contact the current Editor of First Cut, Board Member Rosa Leff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
First Cut (the GAP newsletter)
First Cut is the Guild’s newsletter which is published each month. It features a collection of articles and images provided by, and about, Guild members and their work. All members are encouraged to submit material, including articles, images, and reports about and from conferences and exhibits, to First Cut. Other contributions include 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.
All members are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the newsletter’s content, production, and growth! Members may submit images that are original in design and articles/stories/tips/suggestions are welcome from either Guild members or outside experts. Articles and inquiries may be sent to the current First Cut editor, GAP Board Member and Chair of Publications Rosa Leff, at email@example.com.
Guild members have access to electronic copies of past GAP publications, including over 100 issues of First Cut magazines that were previously published quarterly, as well as the Annual. These publications provide a unique source of inspiration and information about all aspects of papercutting through images, articles, and how-to tutorials.
Members can view all past publications currently available by logging into the website and clicking on Archives under the Members menu. These materials are only available to GAP members.