Applications are open for the 2021 Art & Fine Craft Show!
The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Fall Fine Art & Craft Show, a juried invitational event, is the showcase for some of the finest arts and crafts in the Philadelphia area presenting over 60+ fine arts and crafts exhibitors. HGC Fine Art & Craft Shows attract visitors from Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond. Our patrons represent an educated and affluent demographic with a taste for exceptional artwork and a sensibility for supporting local businesses.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new online store! All of the Artists who are represented on the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Online Store are all members of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen and have undergone a jurying process to ensure quality and craftsmenship.
Please note: Due to the concerns with the COVID-19 virus, our meetings are now taking place via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact us here for the login information. We will post updates here and on Facebook as we have them.
April 11th @7PM Meeting – “How to Art Safely (At Shows)”
This month we will having two special guests, Dr. Matthew Schildknecht, PT, DPT and Ms. Erika Napier an OSHA expert and Costumer. It’s been a while since we were all at shows, and we’re probably a little rusty. Sadly, this means that we all are running the risk of hurting ourselves, forgetting something important – all of which can put our whole season at risk. Dr. Matt and Erika will give us some tips on how to stay safe and healthy, and take part in a panel discussion answering questions to help us all have a safe and healthy 2021 season! Come for the safety tips and stay for the horror stories that there is a very good chance we’ll all be sharing!
Meeting ID: 815 1028 7819
The Zoom Meeting will be “opened” about half an hour early if you’d like to log on for general chat, or if you think you might need technical help!
So… where to begin?… It’s actually pretty exciting that we have a decent amount going on. No, things aren’t “back to normal” (whatever that will eventually mean) – but there are definitely some signs of life returning!
We are planning a summer show!That’s right… We had to cancel our spring show because it’s just too soon to do a large indoor event. But the board and I wanted to do something – even if it wasn’t at the same scale as our normal shows.
Our 2021 Summer Art & Fine Craft Show will be on Saturday, June 12th at the Main Line Art Center from 10AM to 4PM. Please note that this is going to be one-day outdoor show. Setup will be from 7AM to 9:30AM the morning of the show. The deadline to apply will be on May 1st. If you are interested in applying, you can find out more information here on our website.
We are also working on our 2021 Fall Art & Fine Craft Show and…. yes… it’s been more than a year… and I am back to asking for volunteers!!! We have been refining our process to make volunteering a whole lot easier. Right now we need help finding sponsors and people who can help us get the good word out to both artists who might be interested in applying or people who would be interested in shopping. If you think you might be interested in helping us out, please contact either Julie Martini or myself.
And of course, don’t forget to apply. The website now has the info for this show up, click here for details about the 2021 Fall Art & Fine Craft Show.
The PCG had its Annual Chapter Forum this past week. Like everyone else the PGC had a pretty rough year, but with some persistence and little creativity, we have plenty to look forward to in the coming year including a major website update, the return of craft shows, a chapter collaboration challenge, a solid Fine Craft as a Business Program and more workshops both via Zoom and in person. Also, the PGC store has been having a great year. As a result, they need more art! If you would like to sell your art in the store, you can always submit the application form on the PA Guild website here.
All in all, while things aren’t back yet. We still have to be careful, wear our masks, keep up social distancing and get our vaccines as soon as it’s available to us, there is a whole lot to look forward to! So stay smart, stay safe and see you at our next meeting on April 11th – How to Art Safely (At Shows).
Christine Wright, President
P.S. Robin Flynn wanted me to make sure that I mentioned that two times the charm, and I did pass the last Master Artisan session. 🙂
We have a new Facebook group just for HGC Members!
This is a private group for the Artist Members of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen to meet and discuss their work, marketing tactics and to give and receive general business and artwork advice. To join us, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hgcartistmembers/
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