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The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promote the development of art and craft in the community, and support art and craft educational activities.

Founded in 1972, the Guild sponsors juried art and craft shows open to the public, offers artists and craftspeople advice and counsel about virtually every aspect of creating art and craft and running a small business, provides networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other artists and craftspeople, offers scholarships to emerging artists and craftpeople, and manages a variety of community service projects.

Whenever you're shopping for handmade art and craft items, look for this NVHG "juried-member icon". It's your assurance that the craftsperson upholds the NVHG's high standards for quality, originality and creativity.  And what does being juried mean?

Read more: Look for NVHG "Juried Members!"

Interviewed by Roz Swartz-Williams, Gloria reveals the inspiration (and perspiration!) that have resulted in her beautiful underwater photography.

Read more: Interview with Gloria Freund

Would you be covered if you lost your artwork inventory in a fire or studio theft? If you make a living based totally on your craft and are suddenly unable to work, would you have coverage?

Read more: Are You and Your Artwork Insured?

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