Our Mission

The Louisiana Crafts Guild passionately teaches and promotes creative expression and artistic excellence in Fine Craft.

Who We Are

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. Because of our stringent jury requirements and dedication to excellence in fine craft, only three out of every ten applicants is approved for membership. Members of the Guild are active in their community and give back by providing demonstrations to schools, churches, libraries and other organizations. Our members’ generosity abounds with donations to support community events, non-profit organizations and fundraisers.

What We Do

We serve as a resource to artists and the community in several ways:

  • Identification and promotion of fine craftsmen throughout the state.
  • Centralized communication of calls to artists and artist opportunities.
  • Workshops for artists throughout the state.
  • Workshops for children and the community at the Acadiana Children’s Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana and several Guild sanctioned art shows.

Our Staff

Gene Meneray Executive Director
gene@louisianacrafts.org

Katie Odell La GUILD Manager
katie@louisianacrafts.org

Mary Lacombe Sans Souci Associate
mary@louisiancrafts.org

Terry Palmer Sans Souci Associate
terry@louisianacrafts.org

Support

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is supported by a grant from Lafayette Consolidated Government, as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. 

 

Board Members

BURNELL LEMOINE President

MILES PETERSON Past President

ANNIE ODELL Treasurer

LYNN LANGHOFF Secretary

SUZANNE JUNEAU Standards Co-Chair

BECKY COLLINS

MICHAEL FLAHERTY

MELANIE HARRINGTON

FRANCES JOHANSON

CHRISTOPHER KIRSCH

RAQUEL (RACHEL) ORNELAS

DUSTIN (DUSTY) REED

PETER SELTZER

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