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O W E F O R RD

Cut Paper Art – Worth a Thousand Words, and More That familiar cliché about a picture and its worth in words doesn’t nearly describe the variety of art springing from the imaginations of GAP members who were “Inspired by Words” to exhibit at the Guild of American Papercutters National Museum in Somerset, PA from April 2013 to April 2014. Think about the choices they could have made. Words, spoken, sung, and written, besiege us at every turn and affect us in so many ways. Some armies of words empower and influence as they become thoughts, stories, formal doctrines, and philosophies. Other more common words simply stick with us and are hard to shake from the memory; they sugar and salt our lives as lyrics, quotes, and personal mantras. Guild members across the United States and from Poland, Germany, Denmark, and China reflected on the theme, contacted their muse, and then spent hours in their studio giving physical shape to invisible words that hold personal significance for them. Their interpretations are thoughtful and earnest, whimsical and lighthearted, more eloquent than silence. Their choices give us a glimpse of the sensitivities of the artists who choose to use their freedom of expression creatively to communicate in a visual language. Will the message sent be the message received? Every image for the words chosen hopes to find someone watching who also understands the artist’s language. Are you that person, able to have conversation with these artists through their works?

- Kathy Trexel Reed GAP National Museum Coordinator The GAP Annual reserves the right to edit articles and submissions where necessary. Submission implies permission for Guild use according to need and space in The Spring Review, other GAP publications, and on the official GAP website. Each submission is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced anywhere else without permission of its creator, who owns all rights. As a courtesy, the author/artist will inform GAP of subsequent publications and request that The GAP Annual be cited as the original source.

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Gallery Contents David Jenkins Wordsmith Jerise Fogel Love the Stranger Sandra Gilpin The Greatness of Spirit Ernst Oppliger BlÜsch (print) Kathryn Carr Nevermore Ella Richards Happy Families and Orson Welles - Opposition Carolyn Guest Pumpkin Soup Dorothy Buchanan Dare to be Different Richard Schuchman Paper Illustrator and Little Red Riding Hood Susan Throckmorton Seasons (Ecclessiastes 3) Suzi Zimmerer The Wonderful Little House Ellen Lengel Golden Apple and My Sugarplum Tree Stuart Copans Shalom #324 (second series) Joyce Yarbrough Hosta - The Shade Flower Sonia Brandes Balaam's Donkey (Numbers 22) Sonia Brandes The Desert Shall Bloom (Isaiah 35) Trudy Kauffman An Irish Blessing and Friends Richard Schuchman Three Billy Goats Gruff Ursula Kirchner The Gardener Kathy Trexel Reed Chanticleer and Henny Penny Susan Neff Water-Book Ted Bolha Flora Fauna Sonia Brandes The Fall of Man (Genesis 3) and The Good Shephard Gudi Wittgen-Gilbert Friends June Gengler 33 Bottles of Beer Fan Pu Oval Spiral of Creation Karen Shain Schloss Do Unto Others Linda Harrill Peck Rockin’ Robins Marie-Helene Grabman Love Knot II Pat Stuntz A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush Pat Stuntz Salada Sayings - Brewing up Words of Wit and Wisdom Pat Stuntz Weathered-Vane Dave Rogers Motion Alan Sidman Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Karen Shain Schloss Psalm 19 Linda Emmerson London Summer 2012 Beth Wunder All Things Are Connected Patty Kile Angry Birds Kay-Marie Buchanan A Tribute to Teachers Joli Miller Sassafras Sign Kurt Vance Love Heart Carolyn Guest Polish Cookbook Pages Margaret Vance Cat and Mouse Naomi Hordes Havdalah - Separation Cover design and book design/layout by Richard Schuchman

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Wordsmith 14” x 11” David Jenkins Arlington, VA

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Love the Stranger 19” x 25” Jerise Fogel New York, NY


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The Greatness of Spirit 15” x 15” Sandra Gilpin Hanover, PA

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Blösch (print) 17” x 16” Ernst Oppliger Switzerland


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Nevermore 8” x 10” Kathryn Carr Bethel Park, PA

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Happy Families 20” x 20” Ella Richards New York, NY


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Orson Welles - Opposition 20” x 20” Ella Richards New York, NY

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Pumpkin Soup 11” x 14” Carolyn Guest Johnsbury, VT


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Dare to be Different 8” x 8” Dorothy Buchanan Pittsburgh, PA

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Paper Illustrator Cover 8” x 10” Richard Schuchman Sorrento, FL


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Little Red Riding Hood 8” x 10” Richard Schuchman Sorrento, FL

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Seasons (Ecclessiastes 3) 16” x 16” Susan Throckmorton Warsaw, Poland


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The Wonderful Little House 16” x 12” Suzi Zimmerer Lexington, KY

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Golden Apple 8” x 8” Ellen Lengel Gila Bend, AZ


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My Sugarplum Tree 13” x 13” Ellen Lengel Gila Bend, AZ

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Shalom #324 (second series) 11” x 14” Stuart Copans Brattleboro, VT


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Hosta - The Shade Flower 10” x 16” Joyce Yarbrough St. Louis, MO

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Balaam's Donkey (Numbers 22) 16” x 20” Sonia Brandes Denmark


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The Desert Shall Bloom (Isaiah 35) 16” x 20” Sonia Brandes Denmark

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An Irish Blessing 10” x 10” Trudy Kauffman Reading, PA


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Friends 9” x 8” Trudy Kauffman Reading, PA

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Three Billy Goats Gruff 8” x 10” Richard Schuchman Sorrento, FL


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The Gardener 8” x 6” Ursula Kirchner Stuttgart, Germany

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Chanticleer 11” x 11” Kathy Trexel Reed Berlin, PA


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The Sky Is Falling - Henny Penny 11” x 11” Kathy Trexel Reed Berlin, PA

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Water-Book 16” x 20” Susan Neff Pittsburgh, PA


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Flora Fauna 20” x 20” Ted Bolha Pittsburgh, PA

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The Fall of Man (Genesis 3) 16” x 20” Sonia Brandes Denmark


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The Good Shephard 16” x 20” Sonia Brandes Denmark

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Friends 16” x 14” Gudi Wittgen-Gilbert Hillsdale, MI


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33 Bottles of Beer 11” x 14” June Gengler Monona, WI

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Oval Spiral of Creation 14” x 10” Fan Pu China


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Do Unto Others 22” x 20” Karen Shain Schloss Elkins Park, PA

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Rockin’ Robins 18” x 22” Linda Harrill Peck Friedens, PA


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Love Knot II 16” x 16” Marie-Helene Grabman Alexandria, VA

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A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush 17” x 13” Pat Stuntz Fleetwood, PA


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Salada Sayings-Brewing up Words of Wit and Wisdom 16” x 10” Pat Stuntz Fleetwood, PA

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Weathered-Vane 13” x 16” Pat Stuntz Fleetwood, PA


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Motion 14” x 11” Dave Rogers North Babylon, NY

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 8” x 10” Alan Sidman Brooklyn, NY


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Psalm 19 10” x 28” Karen Shain Schloss Elkins Park, PA

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London Summer 2012 16” x 20” Linda Emmerson Ames, IA


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All Things Are Connected 14” x 11” Beth Wunder Ames, IA

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Angry Birds 11” x 14” Patty Kile Elizabethtown, PA


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A Tribute to Teachers 24” x 18” Kay-Marie Buchanan Green Lane, PA

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Sassafras Sign 15” x 11” Joli Miller Abbottstown, PA


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Love Heart 11” x 14” Kurt Vance Seattle, WA

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Polish Cookbook Pages 11” x 14” Carolyn Guest Johnsbury, VT


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Cat and Mouse 8” x 10” Margaret Vance Seattle, WA

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Havdalah - Separation 4” x 12” Naomi Hordes Silver Springs, MD


Profile for Guild of American Papercutters

2014 Spring Review - Inspired By Words (digital version)  

Cut paper art that was influenced by Words, whether they are written, spoken or sung. These were all on display in the GAP National Papercut...

2014 Spring Review - Inspired By Words (digital version)  

Cut paper art that was influenced by Words, whether they are written, spoken or sung. These were all on display in the GAP National Papercut...