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.
February 21st @7PM Meeting – HGC Update & Brainstorming Session
This month we will have a special guest, the new Executive Director for the PA Guild, Erika Juran. We will also holding an “Update & Brainstorming” session for the HGC. Christine Wright will be giving everyone an update on how the board is planning to tackle the challenges in 2021 – and will give everyone attending an opportunity to give us some feedback and brainstorm some ideas for the future of the HGC!
Meeting ID: 824 2033 3758
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!
February has arrived and brought some snow with it!
I’m not gonna lie… the last 11 months or so have been pretty weird. Between to making major adjustments to how we meet, planning, then canceling and now planning shows again (let’s hope we don’t have to cancel again!), adding a shop site and just generally adjusting to … (waves hands at everything) … yea, it’s been a long strange trip – and that’s just the HGC’s stuff!
So I’m going to make a real effort to not look back, except to say how grateful I am to all of you who have stuck with us through this past insane year. Whether you have volunteered for a committee, put your artwork for sale on our shop site, popped in to one of our meetings or even just opened these newsletters, I appreciate you and your willingness to continue to be a part of this guild.
Looking forward, 2021 is shaping up to also be — interesting — but with a side of hopeful. While there will still be plenty of compromises and adjustments to be made, we can look forward to things slowly getting back to normal. What’s actually pretty exciting is that while we can look forward to things getting back to normal (like meeting in person), we can also look forward to evolving as an organization and taking what we’ve learned from 2020/2021 with us into the future – such as using Zoom as a way to remain accessible to our more far-flung or travel-challenged members. (We also may even be able to use Zoom as a way to get speakers we wouldn’t otherwise be able to get due to distance!)
Is there something you think we can take with us past 2020? Or is there something you think we can do to improve as a guild? If so, please reach out and let me know!
And as always, thank you all!
Christine Wright, President
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/
Did you miss the newsletter? Click here to see our February Issue