Northwest Woodworkers Gallery is a cooperative business owned by two dozen Northwest artisans, and our Seattle store is primarily devoted to displaying a rotating inventory of the work of our member-owners. Throughout the year we also showcase furniture and woodwork made by artisans who are not members of our cooperative. Traditionally we hold an open exhibit each spring, and at the end of each year we have our annual box show, a long-standing holiday exhibit that attracts a wide array of submissions.
Our non-member exhibits are juried by a small panel of our members. At the time that we open an exhibit for submissions, we will ask that you set up an online account, if you don't already have one, and submit your work through your online portfolio. Submissions will need to include good digital images, complete specifications, and a well-written description. Be prepared to spend some time putting your submissions together.
The annual Rising Stars show is open to all furniture makers who are not currently members of the gallery. Our jury will select about a dozen submissions to be displayed in our gallery during April and May and one artist will be chosen as the best of the show and offered a chance to stage a solo exhibit at a later date.
Submissions will be accepted starting in January and running through early March. They will be reviewed online, so make sure to take good photographs and write a complete, professional description of each piece. Pieces accepted for the show will be inspected in-person in the gallery prior to the show.
The Box and Container show has been a an annual event since we first opened our doors. We hope to receive submissions from a wide array of artists: furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors, etc. Your piece should be a container and open and close in some fashion, but the rules are flexible and the real objective is to have each artist push his or her creative limits.
Submissions will be accepted through the summer and into early September. During the show our membership will select first, second, and third place winners and visitors to the gallery will vote for their favorite entry. As always, be sure to provide good digital images of your work.