Port Townsend
Woodworkers Show

Entries are open - The 2022 Woodworkers Show

Entries close on September 1 2022!!

The Splinter Group is seeking entries for the annual Woodworkers Show to be held November 5-6, 2022, at the American Legion Hall in Port Townsend.

For 2022 we are encouraging makers to create and display work made from locally harvested and processed wood. We have partnered with Jefferson Land Trust to make available alder and bigleaf maple sourced from Valley View Forest in Chimacum. We are offering this wood to makers starting in early June 2022. We will give preference to makers displaying pieces made of this material.

Submissions are sought from furniture makers, cabinetmakers, instrument makers, turners, carvers, artists and other woodworkers in Port Townsend and adjacent areas. Your work should be well-crafted and of your own design. The show is juried for the quality of your work.

The purpose of the show is to increase awareness of the variety of skilled woodworkers in our area. You may leave business cards but we strongly recommend that you be present to sell your own work. We will not be selling your work for you. No commission will be taken on work sold.

Show hours are Saturday November 5, 2022, from 11:00am to 8:00pm (to coincide with the Port Townsend Gallery Walk) and Sunday November 6 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

If you need more than a space 5’ x 5’ please contact us to see if we have room. Just two booths provide wall space for hanging items, if you are not allocated one of these booths you will need to provide support.

We ask exhibitors to deliver and set up their work Friday November 4th between 2:00-7:00pm. If you can’t set up your work on Friday please plan on setting it up between 9:00am and 10:00am on Saturday Nov 5th. You will need to be fully set up by 10:00am. Please remove your work on Sunday November 6th between 3pm and 4pm.

The Emerging Artist category is for first time entrants who may have only 1-2 small pieces (with a display footprint no larger than 30”x30”). The work will be displayed in a collective Emerging Artist booth. We will also host a display of pieces made of the Valley View Forest lumber, single pieces may be entered. The fee for both classes will be $15.

The regular entry fee of $75 per entrant helps cover advertising and costs. Entries are due by September 1, 2022.

We assess entries for quality and variety. We will let you know whether you have been accepted by September 15th 2022.

Additional applications can be picked up at Edensaw.

For more information contact:

David Kellum (360) 774-6285 david52@olympus.net

Seth Rolland (360) 379-0414 - seth@olypen.com

Celebrating Local Wood - The 2022 Woodworkers Show

For the 2022 Port Townsend Woodworkers show will be turning the spotlight onto Local Wood. The show will be held November 5-6, 2022.

As furniture makers, turners and as the customers of makers we have become accustomed to seeing pieces made of wood imported from elsewhere, whether that is Cherry from Pennsylvania or Sapele from South America. We'd like to encourage everyone, much like the Local Food movement, to consider buying and making pieces made from locally sourced wood and made by local craftspeople.

At the 2022 show we're planning to have a variety furniture, bowls, spoons and other wooden ware on display that have been made from the lumber of two very special local trees. And we're offering that material to makers who plan to exhibit at the show.

Last year Jefferson Land Trust conducted it's first timber harvest at Valley View Forest in Chimacum. The harvest was carefully planned to start the transition from forest that had been clear cut then grown back untended to a forest that is both a more natural and more diverse habitat. The Splinter Group is the grateful recipient of two trees from the harvest process

In December we had a Big Leaf Western Maple and a Red Alder dropped by a professional faller. The logs from these trees have been milled into boards. Some of those boards are in a dehumidification kiln, drying gently and will be available to makers some time between late April and early May. The rest of the boards will be air dried and available for the 2023 and 2024 shows.

Some of the limbs and other pieces from those trees, that would go to waste in a commercial felling operation, have been given to local carvers, the Strait Turners Woodturning Club and the Seattle Spoon Club. We're looking forward to sharing their work at the show.