About the Guild

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Mission Statement of the Guild is to research preserve and develop the Traditional, Rare and Contemporary Folk Visual Arts. The Guild was formed in April 2000 in Brooklyn by a group of philanthropic and community-minded Jews, who were committed to popularize and exhibit the Jewish Visual Folk and Contemporary Art. Since its inception the Guild has performed hundreds exhibitions, presentations and workshops in New York, dedicated to Jewish Folk Creativity.

Administrative members of the CouncilHonorary members of the Council
Founder & PresidentIlya NathansonLeonid AlaverdovFormer Chairman
Vice PresidentJenny RozensvitWolf ChechikFounder
Coordinator of ZoomNina TsypinaLydia CutlerFounder
TreasurerOlga FarberIsaac GogermanFounder
Sr CuratorGulnara MusaevaZina Kelebeyeva-Sr. Curator
St CuratorKaterina ZhyhirYakov Kleynerman-Former Treasurer
*Boris Kontorets-Founder
Boris Lankious-Founder
Vladimir Lobanov-Former Chairman
*Moisey Nathanson-Founder
Boris Nathanson-Founder
David Nathanson-Founder, former VP
Michael Nemirovsky-Member
*Ida Orel-Founder
Mark RabinovichSr. Curator
*Rudolf RozenblyumFormer 1st Chairman
Rabbi M.Tokarsky– Member
Evgeni Tonevitsky-Former Chairman
*Gulnara Tsiklauri– Former Chairwoman
*Isaac Vaynschnelboym-Member
Yevgeniy Veprinsky-Former Treasurer
Henry Volny-Founder