Our Jury Process
At Northwest Woodworkers' Gallery we also showcase furniture made by artisans who are not members of our cooperative. For non-member furniture to be accepted in to our gallery it must be evaluated by our woodworking jury. Depending on floor space in the gallery, we will hold a furniture jury as many as 3 times each year.
We are not currently accepting submissions. At the time that we hold our next jury, we will post a "Call to Artists" on our website and you will be able to use your online account to submit your work. We will also include a notification in our email newsletter; please register, if you have not already.
- 1-3 digital photos, professional in appearance and quality.
- Specifications, including dimensions, materials, joinery, finish and wholesale cost.
- A well-written description. Consider that accepted work will be published on our website and therefore will be read by potential customers. Write your description with both the jury and the public in mind.
Note that submissions without all of the required information will not be forwarded on to the jury panel.
The jury panel will review all digital submissions received. Makers of accepted designs will be invited to bring selected work to the gallery on a specific day for the final physical review, always held on a Monday morning when the gallery is closed to the public. All candidates will be notified 10 days prior to the final in-person review with specific details.
We understand the challenges in transporting furniture and have created this process to minimize your effort and greatly decrease the likelihood of furniture needing to be sent back. The most common reasons furniture does not pass the final jury review are imperfections in the finish, tear-out in the wood, machinery marks, or ill-fitting joinery. We urge all artists to carefully go over their work under good lighting.
It is strongly recommended that you submit smaller scale items until establishing a history with the cooperative, as space is limited.
We do not accept rustic or unfinished furniture, chainsaw sculpture, antiques, imported items or items from countries outside of the USA or Canada, mass produced or factory made items, items of poor quality or construction, items of poor design or function, or items obtained or created through illegal means (copyright violation, etc.). Please submit work that you yourself have created.