Register to Join the Society of Gilders

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Whether you are a beginning or professional gilder, an artist or designer, a manufacturer or supplier, or someone with a special interest in gold leaf, you are invited to join the Society of Gilders in one of the categories below. Membership is open to any individual, institution, or corporation, and begins as soon as your transaction is completed.  As a member, you will gain full access to this website, as well as discounted prices on classes, store merchandise, and conference registration. See detailed descriptions of each level below.

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Your membership will automatically renew and you will automatically be charged the membership price according to the Membership Level section of this page. You may change your level, update billing information, or cancel your membership at any time after joining. Canceling membership requires you to rejoin should you change your mind in the future.

Individual Membership — $100 Yearly

  • Subscription to The Gilder’s Tip, the bi-annual journal of the Society of Gilders, a full-color publication covering all aspects of the gilding arts, and including a “member news” section.
  • Access to online lectures and subsequent recordings.
  • Subscription to the periodic SOG electronic Newsletter, with class information, member news, and events and updates of gilding interest
  • Discount coupons on purchases of gilding materials from participating corporate members
  • Member discounts on classes, workshops, and lectures offered in the Regional Education Program and at our conferences
  • Listing by personal name with contact information and photo, in the Society of Gilders’ online Directory (or you may choose a private member-only listing)
  • The opportunity to exhibit your work on the Members’ Gallery web page
  • The opportunity to teach classes, in your own location or at conferences, under the sponsorship of the SOG
  • The opportunity to sell work in the Museum of Gilding Arts gallery and shop in Pontiac, IL
  • Participation in SOG art exhibits at conferences, Museums, and other locations.
  • Eligibility for election to the Society of Gilders Board of Trustees
  • One vote in the Society of Gilders elections

 Business Sole/Dual Practitioner Membership — $175 Yearly

For a business that consists of one or two people, the benefits are the same as for individuals, plus:

•    Business website, contact information, and description in the online SOG Directory
•    One additional subscription to The Gilder’s Tip (total 2)
•    One additional subscription to The SOG Newsletter (total 2)
•    Business advertising rate in The Gilder’s Tip
•    One additional vote in Society of Gilders’ elections (total 2) and a discount on conference registration and classes for two people.


Business Enterprise Membership — $250 Yearly

For all companies of more than two people,  the benefits are the same as for individuals, plus:

•    Business website, contact information, and description in the online SOG Directory
•    One additional subscription to The Gilder’s Tip and The SOG electronic Newsletter
•    Business advertising rate in The Gilder’s Tip
•    Three additional votes in the Society of Gilders’ elections (total 4) and discounts on conference registration and classes for four people.


Corporate Silver Membership — $800 Yearly

All the benefits of a Business Membership plus:

  • Certificate recognizing Corporate Membership
  • Eight subscriptions to The Gilder’s Tip and The SOG electronic Newsletter
  • Corporate listing in The Gilder’s Tip and on the SOG website
  • Participation in the member coupon program
  • Corporate advertising rate in The Gilder’s Tip and on the SOG website
  • Feature article in The Gilder’s Tip and on the website
  • Eight votes in the Society of Gilders’ elections and discounts on conference registration and classes for eight people.

 Corporate Gold Membership — $2000.00 Yearly

All the benefits of a Silver Corporate Membership plus:

  • Ten subscriptions to The Gilder’s Tip and The SOG electronic Newsletter
  • Corporate exposure at all conventions and trade shows
  • One continuous free ad on a SOG website page
  • Ten votes in the Society of Gilders’ elections and discounts on conference registration and classes for ten people.

Student Membership — $50 Yearly, Proof of enrollment required

Student members receive almost all the benefits of “individual” members except that students will not be visible in the online Directory, or the members’ Gallery, and do not qualify as teachers.  Proof of enrollment in a legitimate educational institution (student ID with dates or registrar’s letter) must be submitted with the membership application WITHIN 7 DAYS of payment. Documentation can be emailed, uploaded, or mailed to The Society of Gilders, PO Box 148132, Nashville, TN 37214-8132. This must be done every year upon renewal.

Required documentation of student enrollment can be emailed, uploaded, or mailed to The Society of Gilders, PO Box 148132, Nashville, TN 37214-8132.


By clicking “Register”, you confirm that your membership will automatically renew on an annual basis, and you will automatically be charged the membership price according to the Membership Level section of this page until you cancel your membership. You may change your level, update billing information, or cancel your membership at any time after joining. Canceling membership requires you to rejoin should you change your mind in the future.

The Society of Gilders is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Consult a qualified accountant for deduction information.