The Chicago Gilding Conference is Over, but Not Forgotten!Saturday, June 6: Here we are gathered in front of the Route 66 Mural in Pontiac, IL, for a final picture
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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 applications, 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.
Grand Opening of Museum of the Gilding Arts; Naomi Lipsky presides at ribbon cutting. On a day trip to Pontiac, IL, for the grand opening of MOGA, conference attendees were treated to lunch and a lecture on the properties of gold by Francis Lestingi (Signs of Gold). The permanent displays and the members' art exhibited there were both impressive. Thanks to Peter MIller, Annie Lemarie, all the members of the Museum Committee, and the City of Pontiac who made this all happen.
Museum of the Gilding Arts Featured in the Bloomington Pantograph and a travel site
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