The dining room ceiling of Chicago's Glessner House (1886), a National Historic Landmark, was originally gilded, but later covered with layers of imitations. During the 2015 conference week it was restored to its former glory by a crew of volunteers under the deft management of Michael Kramer and Jill London. More
SOG Members Participated in "Covered in Gold," an Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, Sept. 15-Nov. 10, 2013. Catalogs are available in the "store" section of this website.
SOG Officers and Trustees
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, Elizabeth Holt, Dan Dipert and Leah Fishman.
Long-time board member and past president Peter Miller, whose past guidance helped the SOG survive and progress, has stepped down from the board. As caretaker of the Swift Collection and, lately, head of the Museum Committee, he had a major role in finding a home for this important collection, and establishing a presence for the SOG.
More on the Museum of the Gilding Arts (MOGA) on the the Conference Retrospective page
Desert Storm work executed by past President, Peter Miller and past vice president, Smith Coleman.
In conjunction with the opening of the Society of Gilders "Museum of the Gilding Arts", the ribbon ornament on Pontiac's Desert Storm monument was gilded. The monument is located across the street from the museum, on the grounds of the historic County Courthouse. The first of what will be many community projects in Pontiac, it was a gesture of gratitude to the City for their generosity to the Society.