Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Woodworking Art Shows

The Guild participates in a number of woodworking shows each year.  These shows provide opportunities to present woodworking to the general public, promote membership and provide a venue for our members to display and sell their products. 

Through the years, events have included Gathering of the Guilds, Art in the Pearl, Clackamas County Fair, Salem Art Festival, World Forestry Center,  The Woodworking Show and Best of the Northwest.

Fees to exhibit vary with the event, including amount, deposits and payment schedule. 

Refund Policy
  • 2 month notice – full refund minus PayPal fees
  • 1 month notice – 50% refund minus PayPal fees
  • Less than 1 month – no refund
  • Failure to appear– no refund
  • Show Canceled – Full refund including PayPal fees

Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Multnomah Arts Center

    Guild booth.  Volunteers to help explain the Guild and help  kids  build birdhouses.  

    Contact Ed Ferguson:

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Clackamas County Fairgrunds

    Woodworking is for the Birds (…and the Kids…and you)

     Contact Ed Ferguson:

     For the past several years, members of our Guild have been turning out at various events to help kids assemble birdhouse kits.   In May, we were at the Bird Festival at the Tualatin Valley National Wildlife Refuge, helping about 200 kids put together their birdhouses.  Next month, we have two more events, both on Saturday, August 18th.  We’ll be staffing assembly tables at the Clackamas County Fair and Multnomah Days.

    Thanks to generous donations of materials from members Bob Peterson and Julie Gredvig, and to the Project Build Group for a lot of milling and ripping and drilling, we have 300 kits ready to go.  The kits are kid friendly to assemble and bird friendly for smaller occupants, such as wrens or chickadees.  They include a hatch so that they can be cleaned out when they are vacated in the winter and be ready for the next season.

    We need a few more volunteers for the August 18th events.  This has to be one of the most personally satisfying volunteer opportu-nities for members of our Guild.  Helping a child put their birdhouse together and watching them walking off to show it to their family and friends can’t help but put a smile on your face.  If you would like to join in this activity, contact Ed Ferguson (


    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Sep 2018
    • Portland Park Blocks

    Volunteer and have some fun

    Contact Roger Crooks:

    Art-in-the-Pearlis one of our most important shows and is one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts festivals in the country.  For the fifth straight year we have been invited back, and we need your help to staff it.  The show is over the Labor Day weekend, Sept 1-3 (Saturday - Monday) and is in the Pearl District North Park blocks. It is free and will have over a hundred artists showing and selling work ranging from fine wooden furniture to beautiful paintings to photography, glass, clay, metal, jewelry, and much more!

    Where do we fit in? We are one of 8 demonstrators invited this year to promote our art. In addition to being invited, they have doubled our space from 10’ to 20’ based on how much interest our past demonstrations have shown the public. The Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild is next to us and also has 20’ of booth space. We plan to open the sides of our two booths to make a 40’ booth representing woodworking. We are also planning a collaborative demo where visitors walk away with something built by both groups.

    Why Volunteer? – it is a lot of fun, supports the Guild and you meet a lot of interesting people. We will be doing our cedar shavings demo to let visitors experience using a hand plane and walk away with a sachet of cedar shavings. This year we are looking at bringing a shaving horse where they will make a dibbler (look it up – I had to and no it is not an endangered species of marsupial.) with a spoke shave.

    How to Volunteer – this year Charlie Meyer and I are looking at using an on-line tool called Signup Genius. We will let you know the details shortly. The show is Saturday-Monday and from 10am to 6pm except Monday it is 10am to 5pm. We will need a minimum of 3 people per 4 hour shift and 2 shifts a day – that is a lot of help. Please reserve time on your calendars..

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