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ABOUT US:

You are invited to join the Chester County Craft Guild (CCCG), an educational organization serving the community and encouraging the study and practice of traditional and contemporary crafts.  Membership in CCCG is open to any person over the age of 18 whose interests in crafts are in accord with, and who will help carry out the purposes of the CCCG.

OUR PURPOSE:

o    Increase general awareness and appreciation of fine crafts by sponsoring educational programs

o    Craft-related workshops and educational seminars

o    Gallery exhibits

o    Scholarships

o    Enhancing the proficiency of craft persons with respect to design and workmanship

o    OUR CHAPTER IS DEDICATED TO CONSERVING, PROMOTING, AND ENCOURAGING QUALITY CRAFTS.

 

CCCG MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

o    Newsletter

o    Area show evaluations

o    Educational programs

o    Website inclusion

o    Network and Interaction with craftspeople

o    Promotional opportunities

o    Juried status opportunity

o    Gallery exhibits

o    Shared booth at PGC craft shows (see www.pacrafts.org)

 

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

We are a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC).  To join the Chester County Craft Guild, you must also join the PGC.  Both the PGC and the CCCG require annual dues.  The membership process is handled through the PGC.  This can be done at the PGC website, www.pacrafts.org, by following the ‘Become a member’ link at the top of the page.  Members of the CCCG are required to attend two meetings per year and pay yearly dues in a timely fashion to remain members in good standing.

The guild offers the opportunity to apply for chapter juried status.  In order to apply for this status, a member must have attended two meetings and be a member in good standing.

Jurying is held twice per year by application to the Standards Chairperson.  The jurying process itself involves having your work judged by your peers to determine if it has attained the level of craftsmanship set forth by the Standards Committee.  We encourage members to apply for chapter jurying as a way to maintain the high level of design and craftsmanship expected of our
members.  Attaining juried status in the CCCG is a step toward juried status with the PGC.  Our chapter is committed to helping members attain PGC juried status.

In order to maintain juried status within the chapter, you must attend two meetings per year.

MEETINGS:

Our monthly meetings are held at the Copeland School in West Chester on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM  (except we do not meet in July or August). For more information, please visit the EVENTS page.

CRAFT SHOWS:

The Chester County Craft Guild sponsors one or two craft shows each year for its members, occurring at various local venues.  Upcoming shows can be found on the EVENTS page.

CCCG members often share a booth at the Pennsylvania State Craft Fairs to represent the local Guild.  This is an excellent opportunity to experience a quality show.

The CCCG is a member of the Brandywine River Museum.  During the fall season, the guild sponsors a booth outside the museum. For a nominal fee, juried members can exhibit in the courtyard during the available weekends.

HISTORY:

The CCCG had its beginnings in 1980.  There were 19 members that signed the original charter on May 29, 1980 and we were approved as a chapter of the PGC on June 15, 1980.  The first show was held that same year and the guild has been a vibrant regional craft presence since that time.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Chester County Craft Guild

P.O. Box 60

West Chester, PA 19380