Associations, Guilds and Societies
USA listings top of page; then Canadian listings.
Arts and Crafts Association of America (ACAA)
A national nonprofit membership organization for the arts & crafts industry.
American Association of Woodworkers
3200 Lexington Ave.
Shoreview MN 55126
American Craft Council
P.O. Box 3000
Denville NJ 07834-9805
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
National organization for craftspeople; operates gallery; publishes "American Craft".
Arts and Crafts Materials Institute
715 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Blacksmiths Association of North America
P.O. Box 1181
Nashville, IN 47488
Buckingham Artists' Guild
P.O. Box 12
Buckingham VA 23921
Buckingham Artists' Guild is a non-profit co-operative run by and for artists in Buckingham, Virginia. It provides a gallery to facilitate the display and sale of artists' work, staffed by volunteer members of the Guild.
Center for Safety in the Arts
Provides information on hazards and precautions in the arts.
Center for Tapestry Arts
167 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Resource center for artists working in tapestry and fiber related media. Exhibitions, residencies, education, slide file.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
P.O. Box 838
Montpelier VT 05601-0838
(804)-969-4355 FAX: 802-223-6484
A non-profit, tax exempt organization which provides immediate support to professional craftspeople facing career threatening emergencies such as fire, theft, illness and natural disaster.
Connecticut Guild of Craftsmen
PO Box 155
New Britain, CT 06050
Publishes The Craft Digest monthly, extensive listing of art/craft events for Upper East Coast.
Contemporary Quilt Art Association
Seattle WA 98145-2685
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
An organization that offers publications, workshops and exhibits.
Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
Florida Craftsmen, Inc.
235 3rd Street S. St.
Petersburg, FL 33701
Glass Art Society
1305 Fourth Ave. Suite 711
Seattle WA 98101-2401
P.O. Box 1364
Corning, NY 14830
Organization of artists and educators interested in making, marketing and exhibiting both flat and hot glass. Publishes "Glass Art Society Journal"
Goose Creek Artist's Guild
515 Woodward Blvd.
Summerville SC 29483
Handweavers Guild of America
3327 Duluth Hwy. Suite 201
Duluth GA 30136-3373
20 Mountain Avenue, B101
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Dedicated to all aspects of fiber arts, especially weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Publishes "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot")
Maine Designer Association
Kelly Campbell, Executive Director
A non-profit group marketing program for craft makers who wholesale.
Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans
118 N. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the Society of Glass Beadmakers
News, announcements, and features related to beadmaking.
Miniatures Industry Association
1100-H Brandywyne Blvd.
P.O. Box 2188
Zanesville, OH 43702-2188
Organization offering information on miniature dolls, houses, etc.
National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 1178
Brea, CA 92622
Montclair Craft Guild
P.O. Box 111
Emerson, NJ 07630
NAIA...National Association of Independent Artists
PO Box 334
Dundee IL 60118-0334
An advocate group for independent exhibiting artists.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
P.O. Box 1677
Bandon, OR 97411
Dedicated to promoting and improving education in ceramic arts. Publishes "NCECA Journal and quarterly newsletter".
National Historical Society
P.O. Box 987
Hicksville, NY 11802
National Woodcarvers Association
7424 Miami Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Organization for whittlers, sculptors and woodcarvers. Publishes bi-monthly magazine "Chip Chats".
New Hampshire League of Craftsmen
205 N. Main St.
Concord NH 03301
Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild
1676 Millsboro Rd.
Mansfield OH 43050
9 North Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional Artists & Craftsmen Association
PACA c/o Gallery O
817 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild (PNNAG)
Good Shepherd Center, Room 107, 4649 Sunnyside Ave North
Seattle WA 98103
PA Guild of Craftsmen / PA Designer Craftsmen
10 Stable Mill Trail
Richboro PA 18954
Layton, NJ 07851
Membership organization offering workshops, shop, gallery, etc.
Plein Air Florida
3032 NW 161 Court
Gainesville, Fl 32609
Supports plein air painters in the South - sponsors painting events and lists galleries for plein air painters.
Reading-Berks Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen
Society of Arts and Crafts
101 Arch St.
Boston, MA 02110
Society of American Silversmiths
Cranston RI 02910
Society of Craft Designers
PO Box 3388
Zanesville OH 43702-3388
Society of Mid-West Metalsmiths
St. Louis MO 63131
Society of North American Goldsmiths
2202 Camino Rancho Siringo
Santa Fe NM 87505
12653 Muirfield Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Information, annual conference, slide library; "Metalsmith" magazine quarterly.
South Carolina Crafts Association
P.O. Box 2045
Columbia, SC 29202
Southern Highlands Craft Guild
Ashville NC 28815
Membership organization for Appalachian region. Publishes newsletter; operates Folk Art Center.
Stained Glass Professionals
Jensen Beach, FL 33457
Surface Design Association
411 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 426
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Education and promotion of surface design as a craft in textiles. Publishes "Surface Design Journal"; bi-annual conference.
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists
P.O. Box 120066
Nashville, TN 37212
Non-profit organization to support crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee.
West Australian Egg Decorators Guild Inc.
P.O. Box 1434
BIBRA LAKE W.A. 6965
West Virginia Artists and Craftsmens Guild
P.O. Box 968
Charleston WV 25324
Woodworking Association of North America
P.O. Box 478, Depot Rd.
Tamworth, NH 03886
You can also find lists of guilds, associations, etc at the search directory "Looksmart":
- Blacksmithing Organizations
- Clay & Ceramics Guilds & Organizations
- Photography Organizations
- Woodworking Guilds and Associations
Alberta Craft Council
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1H4
Phone 780-488-6611 ext 225 Toll free in AB: 1-800-362-7238 ext 225
Organizes exhibitions, publications, marketing ventures, education projects and information services for its members and the general public.
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
59 Duckworth Street
St. John's, NF Canada A1C 1E6
Phone (709) 753-2749 Fax (709) 753-2766
A not-for-profit organization that promotes craft in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ontario Crafts Council
35 McCaul Street, Chalmers Building
Toronto, Ontario M5TIV7
P.O. Box 12345
Fredericton, N.B. Canada E3B5C3
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