"To promote, inspire and support the artistic spirit within the community."

Calendar of Events


The meetings of the Guild are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Boyer Gallery in the The Hill School Center for the Arts, located at 760 Beech Street, near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown, PA.

The meetings are free and open to anyone interested in art.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ben Risney To Talk About His Chainsaw Magic

The Hill School, Center For The Arts, Boyer Gallery from 7 PM to 9 PM

This is a relatively young art form. It was probably inevitable that eventually the woodcutting speed, power, and control of the chainsaw would be harnessed to sculptural ends. As the machines developed and improved after World War II, the increasingly nimble saws lent themselves to finer work. Excitement, danger, and beauty are just three of the essential elements of chainsaw carving. This creative woodcarving method is capturing the attention of a growing number of artists and enthusiasts. International chainsaw competitions and performances, attended by large crowds, are helping to promote chainsaw carving as a highly respected art form that resides in a class by itself. Ben has mastered this art form. He creates life-size sculptures and lifelike scenes in wood using just a chainsaw.

Ben will talk about his passion and will show a number of videos of him creating carvings using the chainsaw. Several of his pieces will be on display for this presentation.

Ben is a Master Woodcarver artist with Championships to his credit. He is on demand throughout the summer for demonstrations at fairs and events all around the country.

Tuesday, October 15th

Taylor Backes Studio Tour

The Guild will tour the Taylor Backes Studio at 150 South Washington Street in Boyertown, PA. As part of the evening there will be a demonstrated the creation of their glass sculptures. The evening starts at 7 PM at the studio.

Will Dexter and Karl Trinkley have exhibited their work nationally and internationally. Their objective in co-founding Taylor Backes Studio was to continue developing their own individual styles and to collaborate with other glass artists to produce distinctive, innovative work.

Both Will and Karla received BFA degrees from the Tyler School of Art and MFAs from the Rhode Island School of Design. They’ve lectured and taught at Tyler, RISD, the Pilchuk Glass School in Seattle and at the Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC.

Their work is in the permanent display collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass and the Smithsonian Institute

Tuesday, Novevmber 19, 2019

3D Collage and Assemblage Artist, Michael Good Talks about Creating a Unique 3D Piece

The Hill School, Center For The Arts, Boyer Gallery from 7 PM to 9 PM

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Annual Guild Solstise Party

The Hill School, Center For The Arts, Boyer Gallery from 7 PM to 9 PM

An evening to meet with other artists of the Guild, nosh and have fun.