RiverArts presents The Woodworkers Showcase, a juried and judged woodworking show, displayed in the RiverArts galleries July 31 through September 1, 2019.
Established and emerging woodworking artists are invited to enter their original creations in wood – made by carving, whittling, turning, sawing, or any other woodworking technique. The curator seeks to display a wide variety of articles and styles representing the best in woodworking craftsmanship and design.
Entries will be judged with modest cash prizes awarded.
The beauty of these wood objects will be enhanced by the concurrent Judged Photography Exhibit which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space.
Curator: Chuck Engstrom
Judge: David Fry
Submission Deadline: July 15
Accepted Work Announced: July 18
Opening Reception, First Friday August 2, 5 – 8 pm
Awards Ceremony & Gallery Talk, Thursday, August 8, 5:30
Drop Off: Sunday, July 28, 2- 4 pm
Monday, July 29, 10 am – 1 pm
Pick Up: Sunday, September 1, 2- 4 pm
Monday, September 2, 10 am – 1 pm
Judge David Fry
David Fry’s woodworking career spans more almost 40 years, encompassing architectural and gallery turnings, speculative and commissioned furniture, and collaborations with designers, prototype developers, and ceramists. At one time, his thin-wall vessels sold through the museum shops of the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and the Hudson River Museum, as well as two-dozen commercial retailers across the country. Recently, the Honolulu Museum of Art acquired one of his large bowls.
In addition to production, David has demonstrated, taught, curated, and written about his field. Demo venues have included the Smithsonian Craft Show, Strathmore Mansion, and the Bethesda Row Arts Festival. He has taught dozens of students individually at his home and led classes at Maryland Hall in Annapolis and VisArts in Rockville. Washington Woodworkers Guild, Montgomery County Woodturners, and Chesapeake Woodturners have invited him to juror their exhibitions. He has written more than 30 articles for American Woodturner, Fine Woodworking, and the Crafts Report.
Please submit up to two (2) images.
- Upon submission of the entry form, (see below) you will be redirected to a payment page. Entries will not be accepted until payment is received.
- Artists may submit up to TWO entries.
Digital image of artwork should be in jpeg format for each entry (2 MB maximum size allowed), submitted with Entry Form.
Requirements for Art
- Art to be hung on walls should be dry and securely wired for hanging.
- Works of art requiring special or unusual display structures should be submitted along with the structure for display.
- Work should not have previously been shown in Chestertown.
- Artists submitting work will be asked to sign a contract at the time of submission giving permission for the work to remain at the gallery until the end of the show unless special circumstances warrant otherwise.
- All work must be for sale. A 35% commission is taken by RiverArts for all sales.
- Artists pay hanging fees of $10 per piece of art if a member and $20 per piece if not a member.
- Artists submitting work must pick up (or arrange with a friend to pick up) art at the end of the show during the checkout dates and times. RiverArts does not have adequate storage space to protect art.
All work sent to RiverArts via USPS, UPS or another carrier must have a prepaid return label included.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW IMAGE UPLOAD PROCEDURE. THIS SHOULD WORK WITH MOBILE DEVICES AS WELL AS LAPTOPS.
ALL IMAGES MAY NOW BE UPLOADED TO DROPBOX. MAX SIZE 3MB
PLEASE INCLUDE TITLE AND NAME WITH YOUR IMAGE, IF THE IMAGE SAYS DSC06142019 WE WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHOSE ARTWORK IT IS!
ONCE YOU FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW THERE BE A LINK TO DROPBOX ON THE PAYMENT PAGE AND IN YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EXHIBIT
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
or call 410 778 6300