About the Guild

The primary goal of The Guild is to promote fine miniatures as an art form, thus removing them from the category of crafts. This goal is achieved in various ways... all of them innovative and exciting! The Guild is a mixture of miniaturists, both collectors and artisans, who have much in common... an appreciation of fine miniatures. We are an organization which unites them both!

The International Guild of Miniature Artisans is a not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductable. 

Objectives Board of Trustees Contact Information and Committee Chairs

Objectives of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans

To Promote Miniatures as an Art Form

  1. Through the placement of miniatures in museum and gallery exhibits and collections.
  2. Through involvement in local, state and national art foundations, both public and private.
  3. Through the conduction of an annual public auction of notable miniature works.

To Increase Awareness and Appreciation of High-quality Workmanship Through Public Education

  1. By offering a showcase for top-quality miniatures at an annual show and sale featuring Guild Artisans and Fellows.
  2. Through special Guild educational programs, both for the public and for the miniaturist community.
  3. By seeking opportunities to publicize miniatures in the media and in Guild publications.

To Recognize and Honor Qualified Artisans and Encourage Work of Highest Quality

  1. Through review and selection of qualified members to be conferred with the status of Artisan.
  2. Through the granting of the status of Fellow to Artisans who have achieved excellence in their field.

To Encourage the Development of New Artisans

  1. Through the maintenance of the Guild School where skills can be improved and new techniques learned under the guidance of qualified instructors.

To Coordinate and Serve the Interests and Needs of the Artisan and Non-Artisan

  1. Through publication of "The Cube," the Guild newsletter.
  2. By creating an avenue of communication through participation in the committee work of the Guild where the needs of the artisan, collector and dealer can be expressed.
  3. By establishing a standard of consistent, professional and fair conduct by artisans and dealers.
  4. By increasing the understanding and appreciation of collectors for the unique skills and requirements of the miniaturist.

*Objectives extracted from the Constitution of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans as amended in February 1997.

Board of Trustees

OFFICERS

President – Audrey Tripp
1st Vice-President – Peggy Tyler
2nd Vice-President – Ruth Clay
3rd Vice-President – Isabel Leininger
Treasurer – Cary LeGeyt
Recording Secretary – Diane DeGan
Corresponding Secretary – Sandra Kraft

2019-2022

Toni Ballinger
Diane DeGan
Sandra Kraft
Audrey Tripp
Pete Boorum

2020-2023

Cindy Adams
Ruth Clay
Pat Hartman
Isabel Leininger
Kate Unver

2021-2024

Troy Schmidt
Peggy Meyers
Peggy Tyler
Tori West
Cary LeGeyt

Contact Information

Administration

Sophia Harris
Guild Administrator
PO Box 3643
Hollywood, FL 33083
Phone: 800-711-4462
sophia.harris@igma.org

Guild School

Barbara Davis
School Director
3485 North Main Street
Soquel, CA 95073-2211
Tel: (831) 464-4638
guildschooligma@gmail.com

Guild Show

Linda Zechel
Show Director
Email: guildshowdirector@igma.org

Committee Chairs

Artisan Selection
Sally Manwell

CUBE Editor
Isabel Leininger

Education
Pete Boorum

Fellow Selection
Susan Robbins

Gallery of the Guild
Ruth Clay

Guild School Scholarship
Peggy Bugg

Guild Virtual Learning
Tori West

Membership
Peggy Meyers

Nominating
Pat Hartman

Public Relations
Cindy Adams

Social Media
Kate Unver

Web Site
Elisabeth Roxby
elisabeth@roxx.com