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Dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the field of miniatures, Guild members are a wonderful mix of miniaturists. General members, Guild Artisans and Guild Fellows--all with one thing in common...an appreciation of fine miniatures. The Guild unites us all by offering standards to the art of miniaturia, and by recognizing the talents and contributions of all its members to that art.

Why not download the membership form and become a Guild Member today?

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Types of Membership Benefits of Membership Join or Renew Today

Types of Membership

Everyone joins the International Guild of Miniature Artisans as a general member. Most members are quite content to be in that category, as they are collectors of miniatures, and in some cases, create their own miniatures by building furniture, room boxes, houses, or by painting and decorating pieces, or creating flower arrangements from tiny bits of silk and wire. Many members learn their techniques and refine their talents at the Guild's splendid classes and study programs.

For those who wish to go further, the Guild offers Artisan and Fellow memberships. The practice of awarding these titles goes back in time to Medieval days when there were strong unions of craftsmen who taught apprentices how to carry on each craft to the best of their ability, and to reach an even higher level of expertise as a journeyman and finally, as a master.

Early in our Guild's formation, it was decided to recognize the exceptional talents of those Guild members who made and created the finest miniatures. This was done to encourage the growth of members' talents to the highest degree possible, in keeping with the Guild's motto "In the Pursuit and Recognition of Excellence."

After one year of General membership, you may submit your work to the Artisan Selection Committee for consideration of Guild Artisan membership. Only those who produce work of superior quality receive this honor. For more information, please visit the Artisan page.

After two years of continuous membership as a Guild Artisan, you may submit your work to the Guild Council for Fellow Selection for consideration of the highest Guild ranking, that of Guild Fellow. This honor is given to those whose work is the epitome of excellence, indeed...works of art! For information on applying for Fellow, please visit the Fellow page.

Benefits of Membership

  • Beautifully designed enameled membership pin
  • Informative newsletter, The Cube, issued periodically throughout the year. Filled with information about our activities, members and helpful hints.
  • Reduced tuition to The Guild School, all Guild Study Programs, and reduced class fees for Guild Show classes.
  • Free admission to the Guild Show and the Guild Show Preview.
  • Opportunity to submit your work for recognition as a Guild Artisan or Fellow Member. Artisans and Fellows Members are extended various opportunities to teach, sell, or show their works of art.
  • Access to the IGMA membership list
  • Regional Guild contacts to keep you informed and updated of Guild and miniature happenings in your area.
  • Exposure to some of the finest artisans and craftspeople in the world of miniatures.
  • Whether you're a collector or a craftsperson, The Guild is a wonderful way to increase your awareness and appreciation of high quality workmanship.

Join or Renew Your Membership Today

The following dues options are in effect beginning June 1, 2016 for new and renewing members. Because of high IGMA international postage and customs costs, we are offering dues discounts to international members who would like to receive communications by email. A link to a pdf file inDropbox will be emailed to members who choose this option. It is not necessary to join or download software for Dropbox. Thank you for considering this money-saving, environment-conscious option!

We encourage our US members as well to consider e-mailings as a way to save on postage and printing expenses throughout the year.

USA Memberships

USA New Memberships and Renewals 1 year 2 years 3 years
General Members $50.00 $45.00 $95.00$90.00 $135.00$130.00
Artisan/Fellow Members $60.00$55.00 $115.00$110.00 $165.00$160.00
Additional Family Memberships (each additional person) $20.00 $40.00 $60.00

 

International Memberships

International New Memberships and Renewals using Dropbox for mailings 1 year 2 years 3 years
General Members $50.00$45.00 $95.00$90.00 $135.00$130.00
Artisan/Fellow Members $60.00$55.00 $115.00$110.00 $165.00$160.00
Additional Family Memberships (each additional person) $20.00 $40.00 $60.00
International New Members using the Postal Service for mailings 1 year 2 years 3 years
General Members $60.00$55.00 $110.00$105.00 $150.00$155.00
Additional Family Memberships (each additional person) $20.00 $40.00 $60.00
International Membership Renewals using the Postal Service for mailings 1 year 2 years 3 years
General Members $55.00$50.00 $105.00$100.00 $150.00$145.00
Artisan/Fellow Members $65.00$60.00 $125.00$120.00 $180.00$175.00
Additional Family Memberships (each additional person) $20.00 $40.00 $60.00


To join, download the USA or International membership form and send in your payment or pay online below.

U.S.A. Membership Form
International Membership Form

 

Pay Online

You can also join ONLINE using PayPal or a Credit Card (through PayPal).

To join online, please email your name, name of additional family members joining, address, telephone, email and web address (if relevent) to info@igma.org in addition to making payment through PayPal so we have your complete information.

Please also indicate whether you would like to receive mailings through email/Dropbox or traditional USPS.

Choose an option below and click on "add to cart". This will take you to PayPal for payment processing. Once on PayPal you can choose "continue shopping" to return to this page to add additional family members.

If you are using your business name in the PayPal check out, please also include your first and last name so we know who you are. You can do this in the PayPal checkout. Where it says "Add special instructions to the seller", click on "add" and enter this information.

If you are purchasing a membership as a gift please make sure to let us know the name and address of the recipient. You can do this in the PayPal checkout. Where it says "Add special instructions to the seller", click on "add" and enter this information. Otherwise you can email info@igma.org.

USA New Memberships and Renewals - $5 OFF For 5 Days only

 

International New Memberships and Renewals using Dropbox for Mailings - $5 OFF For 5 Days only

 

International New Memberships using Postal Service - $5 OFF For 5 Days only

 

International Memberships Renewals using Postal Service for Mailings - $5 OFF For 5 Days only

 

*NOTE: As of February 13, 2017 all memberships will be valid until the 1, 2 or 3 year anniversary of receipt of payment, dependent on which the member has paid.