Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Gathering of the Guilds 2020

This show is the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers premier annual show.  it is one of the largest high quality art shows in the country.

When: May 1,2,3 2020
Where: Oregon Convention Center

Registration for the 2020 show will open in Q4, 2019

Greetings woodworkers.  If you are a Professional level member of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, you have priority for booth space in the 2019 Gathering of the Guilds show. Two years ago, the Potters rejoined the show which doubled the size to 60,000 sq. ft. and attendance tripled to over 15,000 visitors.  Last year we hit over 17,000.     

We will again increase our advertising budget this year and will include more TV and drive time radio advertising.  We also plan to incorporate more educational demos that we expect to bring in more families and there is a good indication that there will be other events going on at the same time which, in the past, has been good for sales.  This show covers 60,000 square feet in Portland’s prime show space, the Oregon Convention Center.  As in the past we join the following Guilds:

  • OPA - Oregon Potters Association  
  • PHG - Portland Handweavers Guild
  • CMAG - Creative Metal Arts Guild (jewelry)
  • OGG - Oregon Glass Guild
  • PBS - Portland Bead Society
  • GOOW -  Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

 This is an outstanding opportunity for you to sell your products, advertise your business, and find new clients.   GOOW also has an opportunity to display a limited number of items item in the entrance Gallery (size permitting) to further promote your booth.  We plan to cycle items in the Gallery throughout the show.

Also you are entitled to display your products downtown Portland, in the Justice Center display windows, for 6 weeks prior the to show.

GOOW will have approximately twenty 10' by 10' booth spaces for vendors.  Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to past vendors, professional members, then general members.

 Key Information

  • Move in – April 29, 30
  • Show – May 1-3 (This show is ideal for Mother’s Day shopping.)
  • Booths - Includes curtains around the booths, one free skirted table and a sign with your business name. Additional tables, carpet and electricity at additional charge
  • Prices below are 2019 prices for reference only.  2020 prices are yet to be determined
    • 10’ x 10’ Booth - $495
    • 10’ x 15’ Booth - $740
    • $100 deposit due Dec 1, Remaining fee due April 1, 2020
    • Booth space open to Professional members now to Dec 1
    • Booth space (if available) is open to all members after Dec 1, 2019
Notes:
  1. PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK: Submit a few good photos of your work, preferably of items that you will be selling. Required by the end of January! If you have difficulty making professional quality images, contact Vince Corbin who can help with a studio and good lighting and photo equipment. The photos need to have NEUTRAL BACKGROUNDS so they can be used in advertising!
  2. ADVANCED DISPLAY;  You can show your work before the show from March 3 through April 14 in the Portland Justice Center. There are three large windows downtown Portland that draws a lot of attention to the show and items available for sale.  Please let Vince know what you can supply!

Booth Fees & Payments

Booths

- Includes curtains around the booths, one free skirted table and a sign with your business name. Additional tables, carpet and electricity at additional charge

  • Prices below are 2019 prices for reference only.  2020 prices are yet to be determined
      • 10’ x 10’ Booth - $495
      • 10’ x 15’ Booth - $740
      • $100 deposit due Dec 1, Remaining fee due April 1, 2019
      • Booth space open to Professional members until Dec 1, 2018
      • Booth space (if available) is open to all members after Dec 1, 2018
      • Parking - we only have 12 passes available for $50 - first come, first serve.  They are good for 5 days (2 move-in days and 3 show days) 
          Note: $100 deposit fee required to reserve a booth.  Due January 15, 2020.  Full payment due April 1, 2020. Incremental payments are now available.

          Pay on-line below.  Note: To select multiple items, add one at a time to your cart, select "Continue Shopping" and add additional items until finished.
          • Incremental Payments - $100 (For those who want to pay a bit at a time until April 1
          • Electricity - $95
          • 10'x10' Final Payment - $395
          • 10'x15' Final Payment = $640
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