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The Woodworking Shows
The Woodworking Shows, the nation’s premier event for woodworking enthusiasts, professionals and do-it-yourselfers, will hold numerous events during the year. Each event offers attendees an opportunity to try out and see demonstrations of tools, supplies and equipment by top manufactures. Also, each event will feature an expanded lineup of America’s top woodworking artisans teaching seminars and leading free demonstrations. Individual events are listed by state below.
Email: [email protected]thewoodworkingshows.com
Woodcraft Supply Corp. Woodworking Demonstrations and Seminars
Woodworking demonstrations and seminars are scheduled to take place at many retail locations nationwide. The sessions — ranging from beginner to intermediate to advanced-level classes — will be held on dozens of topics, including woodcarving, whittling, furniture making, scroll sawing, and tool sharpening. For a schedule of offerings in your area, visit www.woodcraft.com and click on the Education link at the top of the page.
Call for Entries
Design in Wood – Postponed
Design in Wood is an International Exhibition of Fine Woodworking co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and the San Diego County Fair. The 39th Annual Exhibition takes place June 5 – July 5, 2020. The exhibit is open to all woodworkers, 18 and older. Work must be the creation of the artist whose name is on the entry registration. Entry deadline is Friday May 1, 2020. For more info visit the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association or San Diego County Fair.
Fine Furnishings Shows
May Day Market and The Fine Furnishings Show in November are now accepting Applications from artists, craftsmen and vendors for the 2021 shows. An invitation to exhibit is required for both shows and can be obtained by submitting an Application for an Invitation to exhibit. The Application is easy, one page and free. It is available on the show website or by calling the show office. The 1st Annual May Day Market will be held May 1 & 2 and the 26th Annual Fine Furnishings Show will be held November 5-7. Both shows will be held at the WaterFire Arts Center on Valley Street in Providence, RI. The shows support local artists, craftsmen and small businesses providing an opportunity to market their business and sell their goods. For the Application and more info visit The Fine Furnishings Show.
5/29/2020 – 5/31/2020, San Carlos
2020 Bay Area Fine Woodworking Show –POSTPONED
Presented by the Bay Area Woodworkers Association (BAWA) this is an exhibit of work from woodworkers of all levels: from beginning and student work, on to furniture pieces made by some of the best craftsman in the Bay Area.
40 El Camino Real
6/5/2020 – 6/7/2020, Del Mar
39th annual Design in Wood exhibition – POSTPONED
Co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and the San Diego County Fair, this is one of the biggest woodworking exhibits in the country.
San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
4/9/2021, Online (4-5pm Pacific time)
Online Maker Talk with woodworker, John Conver Lutz. Lutz is an award-winning designer and woodworker with a diverse set of experiences to share. He will discuss a life dedicated to woodworking, training of the craft and community. In addition to being a furniture builder himself and building his own 1800 style Colonial home, John has also had deep involvement working for the legendary George Nakashima Woodworkers and Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers.
Presented by The Maloof.
Where: Online via Zoom meetings w/ Eventbrite registration
Cost: “Pay What You Want” (you decide how much to give!)
CLICK HERE to make a donation and register
Design in the American Home, 1650 – 1850
Focusing on objects from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries—from costly furnishings and paintings to inexpensive household necessities—this exhibition shows how the quest for color, texture, and splendor propels artful design.
600 Main Street
With Hammer in Hand: A Story of American Craft
The updated Dominy Gallery of hand tools, furniture, clocks, business records, and family papers reopened March 2021. It reveals a fascinating window into skilled craftwork, trade, and material life in the racially diverse community of East Hampton, Long Island, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Phone: 800-448-3883 or 302-888-4907
Ongoing, Winter Park
American Arts and Crafts
Works in this gallery, all selected from the Morse collection, illustrate the simple beauty of the objects created by American art potteries, furniture makers, metalworkers, and others who took up the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue
4/16/2021 – 5/26/2021, Rockport
Current Student Work
This exhibition showcases furniture and decorative objects created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship professional training, the Nine-Month Comprehensive. Ranging in age from 18-56, the students come from an array of backgrounds and professions, including engineering, information technology, biochemistry, and military service.
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
25 Mill Street
Ongoing, Saint Paul
A family-friendly exhibition introduces how woodturning works, and offers samples of wood to heft, sniff, and admire. Also see a history of turning, and vintage and reproduction lathes from the Viking era to the late 1700s.
Around the Hus
Turned objects from everyday Scandinavian domestic life up to the 1900s.
Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center
75 5th St W
3/14/2021 – 6/13/2021, Saint Paul
American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Professional Outreach Program and American Tapestry Alliance joint exhibition of small-scale works.
Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center
75 5th St W
7/18/2021 – 7/18/2021, VIRTUAL
American Association of Woodturners (AAW) 2021 Symposium
This annual event will be virtual this year, using an enhanced virtual event software platform to offer multiple concurrent live demonstration tracks (with access after the conference to all recordings), a virtual trade show, a virtual Instant Gallery, live and silent auctions, special interest topics, drawings, and more.
American Association of Woodturners
Show info: Virtual Symposium
10/7/2021 – 10/10/2021, Eden Prairie
37th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition – NEW DATE
Exhibition presented by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild
Eden Prairie Center
8251 Flying Cloud Dr
By Western Hands
Member gallery and museum showing works of furniture, hand-carved wood, tooled leather and bone, beaded textiles, antler, silver, and iron (to name just a few).
1007 12th Street
5/1/2021 – 5/2/2021, Online
Virtual Craft Market
Meet the makers in their Virtual Booths. Buy from over 80 juried artists. Customizable, fun shopping. See behind the scenes and ask artists about their process…
Peters Valley School of Craft
Register here: https://hopin.com/events/peters-valley-spring-2021-virtual-craft-market
5/22/2021 – 2/13/2022, New York City
Craft Front & Center
Assembled from the eclectic richness of MAD’s permanent collection, Craft Front & Center brings together more than 70 iconic and lesser-known works to highlight key thematic touchpoints in craft’s history that have brought us to this moment (including work by Sam Maloof).
Museum of Arts And Design
2 Columbus Circle
2/12/2021 – 7/24/2021, Philadelphia
Tom Loeser: Please Please, Please
A joint venture between the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Please, Please, Please presents imaginative furniture and works on paper by Wisconsin-based maker and designer Tom Loeser, and encourages viewers to rethink their assumptions on furniture and the space around us, as well as the way seating and environment can impact personal and social behaviors. In conjunction with the presentation of Please, Please, Please, the Center for Art in Wood opens Material Intelligence: Selections from the Center’s Permanent Collection by Tom Loeser.
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St
5/7/2021 – 6/27/2021, Reading
Exhibition, in partnership with the historic Wharton Esherick Museum, of works from Wharton Esherick and other world renowned woodworkers including Jasper Brinton, Michael Brolly, Amy Forsyth, Ray Kelso, Jack Larimore, Michael Puryear.
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
5/14/2021 – 9/12/2021, Malvern
Wharton Esherick Museum 27th Annual Woodworking Exhibition
Wood and …
Juried exhibition of pieces that combine wood and at least one other medium.
Virtual exhibition (until further notice)
Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail
5/1/2021 – 5/2/2021, Providence
May Day Market
An indoor ’open market’ and Spring celebration of fine arts & crafts
WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley St
11/5/2021 – 11/7/2021, Providence
26th Fine Furnishings Show
Artists and craftsmen from New England and beyond offering handcrafted decor for the home, office, and garden.
WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley St
11/5/2021 – 11/7/2021, Knoxville
21st Master Woodworkers Show
The show (striving to highlight the finest woodworking in this region) is held every other year and is a three-day event hosted by the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville.
100 S. Gay Street