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.
January 7th @7PM Meeting – All About Wholesale with Alan Shaw
For our January meeting we will have our own Alan Shaw, who will share with us his experience about selling through wholesale. Join us on Thursday, January 7th at 6PM via Zoom!
Meeting ID: 810 6442 4654
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!
Happy New Year!
Congrats everyone, we made it past 2020!
As much as I know we all want to breathe a sigh of relief, there are still plenty of challenges before us. But we can take hope in the fact that we’ve even made it through this far – we’re still here, and still together as a Guild.
So what’s new? First, a big congratulations and thank you to Julie Martini who has stepped up to be our next Vice President. We really appreciate Julie’s willingness to serve!
We also want to extend a big thank you to Alan Shaw who served on the board for the last two years. Alan is sticking around and will still be active (in fact he will be teaching us all about the wholesale world at our next meeting), but he has some health challenges which will need to be his focus for a while.
Also thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 topic survey – it really helps us in figuring out what you are interested in and guides us as a board to find speakers and topics that you want to hear from and about.
So what’s next for the HGC?
First, we’re going to stick to Zoom-only for our meetings for a while. It’s been tough not meeting in person, but everyone’s health and safety has to remain a priority. This may mean that the first half of 2021 will look a lot like most of 2020 – but that’s okay – I’m sure we’ll find a way to make up for lost time once it’s safe to meet together again in person.
Second, we’re going to look for smaller display/venues where we can participate as a guild. The idea behind this is two-fold: for one, it let’s the community know that we’re still around so that when we do start promoting for a show and for the online store, they’ll know to show up! The second idea is that while it would not replace a show, it would still give us more opportunities to sell our work.
2021 is going to be an interesting year in both good, and probably a few bad ways. Fortunately, we know that by staying in touch with each other (even if it’s through remote means) and supporting each other is going to go a long way to get the good to outweigh the bad.
So hang in there, stay in touch and here’s to 2021!
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 January Issue