John and Jim ran the Port Townsend Woodworker's Show from Mid Nineties to the early Oughties but family life got in the way. In 2006 the SplinterGroup formed and resurrected the Show. The new Show (fondly headlined by the Leader as "Woodworker's Show Knot Dead") runs on the first weekend in November with setup occurring on the Friday before. In 2006 we got about 1500 visitors and were in the range of 1800-2000 in 2007.
The show is sponsored by various companies around town which keep the cost of exhibiting in the show to $35 at the basic level. The Premier Exhibitor level is $100 and gives woodworkers the opportunity to have a web page on the SplinterGroup's website and an entry plus picture in the Show brochure.
Entry to the show is on a first come first serve basis. There are a few restrictions on what can be displayed:
- Work that is new to the show - please don't submit work that has been shown before
- No work from kits or purchased plans please
The School is a sponsor of the Show and we would like to have some alumni work on display is possible. So if you've attended a course and would like to show some work please let us know and we'll incorporate into our booth. So feel free to email us if you'd like to show your work.
This years show will be held on the 1st & 2nd of November starting at 11:00am both days. The show stays open until 8:00pm on Saturday to coincide with the Port Townsend Art Walk. The show is open until 3:00pm on Sunday.
More details here.