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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.
Wharton Esherick Museum
27th Annual juried Woodworking Exhibition, the 2020 theme is: Wood and…
The museum invites you to share innovative works of art, craft, and design that showcases wood and at least one other medium. Whether functional or sculptural, each submission should reflect the way Esherick worked across a vast spectrum of materials and practices as well as his outside the box thinking. Cash prizes. The exhibition will run from May – September, 2021 (exact dates TBD) . Entry deadline is Jan 4, 2021. For more info visit the Wharton Esherick Museum
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
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
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
5/30/2020 – 11/29/2020, Brockton
Making History: The Art of 17th Century Boatbuilding
Peter Arenstam, former Captain of the Mayflower II and current director of the Jabez Howland House in Plymouth, MA will work onsite at Fuller Craft to build a 13’ replica of a 17th-Century merchant sailing vessel, using traditional methods. Making History: The Art of 17th Century Boatbuilding is programmed in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of the 1620 Mayflower crossing and will feature period shipbuilding tools, related historic objects, and educational content.
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
9/19/20 – 2/21/21, Brockton
From Where I Sit: Permanent Collection Seating
20 (+) works from the Fuller Craft Collection – chairs, benches, and one stool – address both human physiology and innovative artmaking in various ways. Pieces include work by Garry Knox Bennett, Hank Gilpin, Tom Loeser, Kristina Madsen, Sam Maloof, and others
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
7/10/20 7/12/20, VIRTUAL
1st ever Online Turning Symposium
Presented by the American Association of Woodturners, this event will have live educational woodturning demonstrations, special interest sessions, panel discussions, live auctions, Instant Gallery, prizes drawings for attendees, a virtual trade show, and more.
10/22/2020 – 10/25/2020, Eden Prairie
37th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition – NEW DATE
Exhibition presented by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild
Eden Prairie Center
8251 Flying Cloud Dr
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
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
10/4/20 – 1/10/21, Clinton
From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft
Highlighting the impact and 50 year history of Peters Valley School of Craft, featuring over 75 works in various mediums and on-site artist residencies.
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
5/2021 – 9/2021, Malvern
Wharton Esherick Museum 27th Annual Woodworking Exhibition
Wood and …
Juried exhibition of pieces that combine wood and at least one other medium.
Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail
10/30/2020 – 10/31/2020, Camp Hill
57th Brown Tool Sale and International Auction
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
11/6/2020 – 11/8/2020, Providence
25th 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