GOTG Makers Village
Applications are now available for the Makers Village at the Gathering of the Guilds hosted by the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati on Sept. 9, 2023. The application is available on our website: http://www.gotgcincy.org.
The Makers Village will feature exceptional work by Cincinnati area artisans and will be juried by Cynthia Amneus, chief curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum. GOTG supports and celebrates contemporary craft and the organizations and individuals who create and educate through craft in our region.
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati will host GOTG at our Guild House and grounds located at 4870 Gray Road with the participation of nine local guilds: Ohio Valley Enameling Guild, Cincinnati Blacksmiths Guild, Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Ohio Valley Lapidary and Faceting Society, Clay Alliance, Ohio Valley Basketweavers’ Guild, Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists, Tiger Lily Press, and Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild.
GOTG will include a large tent where local guilds will demonstrate their craft and inform the public about the educational opportunities they offer. The Makers Village will feature juried artisans selling high-quality contemporary craft. The event will have a festival vibe with food trucks and live demonstrations including glassblowing, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, and woodturning. An extensive marketing campaign will support this event.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Cannatella, the event coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melissa Lusk, president of the Weavers Guild (email@example.com). We hope you will join us; we believe this event will impact the skilled craft community in our region in a profound way.
About the Juror:
Cynthia Amnéus is a Cincinnati native who serves as Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles at the Cincinnati Art Museum. In her more than 25-year career, she has curated diverse exhibitions and published both exhibition-related catalogs and a wide range of articles. A graduate of Edgecliff College of Xavier University and Illinois State University, her particular interests center on female designers in the late 19th and early 20th century and the impact of cross-cultural aesthetic exchange across time.
Recent exhibitions curated for the Cincinnati Art Museum include Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, The Fabric of India organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style in collaboration with the Kyoto Costume Institute, and Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s.
Juror: Cynthia Amnéus,
Chief Curator Cincinnati Art Museum