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50th Anniversary Celebration – What a Night!

Guild past and present Presidents
Guild history: Past National Presidents Regina Ortenzi, Kathie Abrams, Johnathon Combs, Haydn Adams, and current National President Lara Kisielewska.
Paul Basista, Executive Director
The Guild National Board

The Graphic Artists Guild’s 50th Anniversary celebration was a great night! We partied in NYC at the Society of Illustrators surround by the art of great illustrators.

We heard from Guild President Lara Kisielewska and past presidents. Members new and old enjoyed snacks and drinks while watching the premiere of the 50th anniversary video which traces the beginnings and history of the Guild’s first fifty years.

We closed out the evening with a toast as people in the room and online raised their glasses to the next fifty years.

The Graphic Artists Guild Reaches a Milestone:

Fifty Years Representing the Business Interests of Creative Professionals

Since our beginning in Detroit in 1967, the Graphic Artists Guild has fought to improve working conditions for visual artists at all skill levels while raising standards and pushing to protect intellectual property rights for the entire industry.

Looking back at fifty years of Advocacy, Community and Business Resources:

Guild 50th anniversary timeline infographic

Here are a just a few of the reasons our members joined the Guild:

  • Knowing the industry ethics and standards
  • Getting advice on pricing for different projects
  • Attending webinars by creative pros
  • Accessing resources on running a business
  • Learning the ins and outs of copyright
  • Joining a network of peers
  • Advocating for all artists

Show Off Your Guild Membership with 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Hands Off my Copyright sticker

3"x4" die-cut sticker with a matte finish. The sticker is low-tac, suitable for attaching to laptops, tablets, and smooth, hard surfaces. Illustration © Ed Shems

Short-sleeved unisex tee with “Oh, Crop” on front and Guild logo on back in light grey.  Available in Black or Heavy Metal Gray.

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Cool Blue short-sleeved unisex tee with “Working Artist” on front and Guild logo on back in light grey.

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Low profile adjustable cap in black with grey thread.