Associations, Guilds and Societies

USA listings top of page; then Canadian listings.


Arts and Crafts Association of America (ACAA)
Phone: 616-874-1721
Fax: 616-874-1771
A national nonprofit membership organization for the arts & crafts industry.

American Association of Woodworkers
3200 Lexington Ave.
Shoreview MN 55126
(612) 484-9094

American Craft Council
P.O. Box 3000
Denville NJ 07834-9805
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-0630
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
(812) 988-6919

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
(212) 431-7500
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
Box 95685
Seattle WA 98145-2685

Craft Alliance
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-1177
An organization that offers publications, workshops and exhibits.

Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-2787

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.
235 3rd Street S. St.
Petersburg, FL 33701

Glass Art Society
1305 Fourth Ave. Suite 711
Seattle WA 98101-2401
(206) 382-1305
P.O. Box 1364
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 936-0530
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
(770) 495-7702
20 Mountain Avenue, B101
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(203) 242-3577
Dedicated to all aspects of fiber arts, especially weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Publishes "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot")

Maine Designer Association
Kelly Campbell, Executive Director
(207) 892-7MDA
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
(313) 662-3382

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
(614) 452-4541
Organization offering information on miniature dolls, houses, etc.

Also see
National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 1178
Brea, CA 92622
(714) 529-0900

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
(503) 347-4394
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
(603) 224-1471

Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild
1676 Millsboro Rd.
Mansfield OH 43050
(419) 884-9622
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
(215) 579-5997

Peters Valley
Layton, NJ 07851
(201) 948-5200
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
(617) 345-0033

Society of American Silversmiths
Box 3599
Cranston RI 02910
(401) 461-3156

Society of Craft Designers
PO Box 3388
Zanesville OH  43702-3388
Phone: 740-452-4541

Society of Mid-West Metalsmiths
Box 31314
St. Louis MO 63131

Society of North American Goldsmiths
2202 Camino Rancho Siringo
Santa Fe NM 87505
(505) 471-1014
12653 Muirfield Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 642-3463
Information, annual conference, slide library; "Metalsmith" magazine quarterly.

South Carolina Crafts Association
P.O. Box 2045
Columbia, SC 29202

Southern Highlands Craft Guild
Box 9545
Ashville NC 28815
(704) 298-7928
Membership organization for Appalachian region. Publishes newsletter; operates Folk Art Center.

Stained Glass Professionals
Box 557
Jensen Beach, FL 33457

Surface Design Association
411 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 426
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(213) 392-2274
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
(615) 665-0502
Non-profit organization to support crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee.

West Australian Egg Decorators Guild Inc.
P.O. Box 1434

West Virginia Artists and Craftsmens Guild
P.O. Box 968
Charleston WV 25324
(304) 675-3802

Woodworking Association of North America
P.O. Box 478, Depot Rd.
Tamworth, NH 03886
Phone/Fax: 603-323-7500

You can also find lists of guilds, associations, etc at the search directory "Looksmart":


Alberta Craft Council
10186-106 St
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
(416) 977-3551

New Brunswick
P.O. Box 12345
Fredericton, N.B. Canada E3B5C3

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