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.
BONUS Show-N-Tell Meeting – Sunday, July 19th at 7PM
Yes, a meeting in July! Normally we would take July off because people are usually pretty busy with travel, vacations and summer in general. However, 2020 is proving to just be one of “those” years where nothing is normal. So, we decided that it would be fun to just have a bonus meeting via Zoom.
It’s Show and Tell time! Log on to Zoom with us and you can either do a virtual tour of your studio and all the fun gadgets that go with it, You can hold up what you’ve been working on or recently completed, and/or you can even show off your fuzzy studio mates. It’ll be a fun, casual time to chill, chat and show off a little!
July is here, and we still are too!
I’m going to try really, really hard to not say too much about how 2020 has generally been incredibly difficult for everyone. So let’s focus on some more positive things that are going on.
Zoom meetings have been working out so well that the board is going to seriously look at how we can continue to incorporate Zoom into our meetings once we are back to seeing each other in person. We’ve had a couple of people who were even able to join us for the first time ever because driving at night and even just the sheer distance was not an issue. As much as we love meeting in person, and we do want to get back to seeing each other in person (and we will), we want to remain accessible to those who have challenges like distance, health and life circumstances.
The Online Store is developing nicely! We’re in the first phase of testing now, with any luck we should be live to everyone by early fall. We’re even starting to rough out an advertising plan. We want this store to be a success for everyone!
Our new Facebook Group “Artist Members of the HGC” is growing nicely. We’re up to 40 people, and we’d like to continue to grow. If you haven’t joined yet, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/hgcartistmembers/ and fill out the questions.
We’re doing a Bonus meeting in July! Yup, normally we skip July because its such a busy summer month. But since… you know … the board decided that it would be fun to do a bonus meeting. So on July 19th (a Sunday) at 7PM we’ll be doing a special “Show-N-Tell” Zoom meeting. Log on to Zoom with us and you can either do a virtual tour of your studio and all the fun gadgets that go with it, You can hold up what you’ve been working on or recently completed, and/or you can even show off your fuzzy studio mates. It’ll be a fun, casual time to chill, chat and show off a little! Contact us here if you would like the login information.
We’ve added more content to the website! That’s right, we’ve added a Featured Artists page (found under Members link) that anyone can access as well as member-only articles in the Articles & Information link under the “Members Only” on the menu. We’re going to keep adding more content to these pages, so stay tuned! Also, if there is something you would like to see there, or if you have something you would like to add, contact us here!
And finally, thank you to everyone who has been hanging in here with us during… well … 2020. I know that it’s not like other years, but I also know that even when things aren’t going how we had initially planned, there there are still plenty of opportunities to find new — opportunities! So hang in there and I’ll “see” you soon!
Signups for Peer Reviews and Master Artisan are now up on Entry-Thingy
If you would like to obtain Master Artisan status at the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, the applications are now up on EntryThingy for 2020! In order to apply:
- You must be an HGC member in good standing.
- Items assembled from kits, or work completed under the direct supervision of a class instructor are not acceptable.
- Copies of another’s work or patterns of any kind are unacceptable.
- Commercially made objects may not be the major part of any work.
The deadline for the Fall session is August 6, 2020 and the session will be on September 13, 2020.
Peer Reviews are also a great way to grow as an artist!
Open to members only, peer review sessions are opportunities for artists to get feedback on their work. These are open to member’s only and facilitated by our Vice President of Standards, Robin Flynn. This is also a good first step if you are interested in obtaining your Master Artisan Status.
The deadline for the Fall session is August 30, 2020 and the session will be on September 13, 2020.
Thank you everyone for an amazing Fall Show!
On November 24th, 2019 we had our Holiday Art and Fine Craft Show and it was amazing. Thank you, thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and shopped!