Welcome to the new and improved Society of Gilders website!
The Society of Gilders is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and preservation of the art of using gold and metal leaf. Our members use gilding in all its iterations, including architecture, fine art, framing, signage, illumination and more. The organization is a valuable resource for technical help for gilders, restorers, conservators, craftsmen, and all those interested in the gilding arts. Our classes and conferences bring gilders together from around the globe to learn, discuss and share. Our community projects give back to the community while fostering gilding skills.
Museum of the Gilding Arts Featured in the Bloomington Pantograph!
Chicago Gilding Conference- Registration is Now Open to All!
Don't wait to be seated in the class(es) of your choice! Details under "conference" tab.
Registration Early Bird rate is Feb 16-April 16.
Late fees in effect from April 17-May 3, then registration closes for everyone.
New Regional Classes Offered by Peter Miller, Michael Gilbert and Jill London!
At long last, more classes from several of our most experienced teachers. Here are the descriptions: current classes
SOG elects new Officers and Trustees
Elections were held at the recent gilding conference in New Orleans, and mail-in votes were tallied. The proposed slate was accepted in full, and the new officers chosen: President - Naomi Geller Lipsky; Vice President - Urban Billmeier; Secretary- Diane Killeen: Treasurer - Jorge Jimenez. Other Trustees are Michael Kramer, Micki Cavanah, Colleen Donaldson, Jean Spencer, and Annie Lemarie. Alternates are Mitch Cavanah, Francis Lestingi, Ricardo Jimenez, Michael Gilbert, Jill London, John Nelson, Madilynn Nelson, Peter Miller, Elizabeth Holt, Dan Dipert and Leah Fishman.
SOG Members Participated in "Covered in Gold", an Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, Sept. 15-Nov. 10, 2013. Catalogs are now available in the "store" section of this website.