Introduction to Wood Show

VIWG members are invited to participate in VISIONS IN WOOD 2024 at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill (3220 Cedar Hill Road). This show is a non-juried exhibition and sale designed to promote local woodworking craft and design using nearby materials where possible. A second goal is to promote our guild as a local not for profit organization which actively contributes to our community with programs such as Wood Recovery, Toys for Kids, etc.

Our venue is a destination for arts education and related activity. The gallery has good security, modern lighting and hanging systems and free parking. There is good foot traffic. The event will be promoted through a number of print and online methods by the Show Committee.

Our plans include a guest woodworker, high school student work, paintings by the Al Frescoes and others to provide a complete showing. Pieces created since approximately the end of the year 2022 or anytime in 2023 are welcome. We hope you will see the show as an opportunity to stretch your skills and learn something new in your craft in anticipation of having friends, family and the public see your creations! Work can be submitted on a “for sale”, “not for sale, i.e. exhibit only” or “not for sale – orders taken” basis, with no fee for selling.

VIWG policy requires participants to sign a liability waiver form. All items are displayed at the participants’ risk and any insurance coverage on your work is the responsibility of each participant. Participants have the opportunity to provide background business or personal information, business cards and promotional materials in a Makers Binderthat can be referenced by any visitor interested in follow-up.

The show committee’s basic goal is to accommodate every guild member wishing to participate, but we reserve the right to limit numbers based on space availability. Entries are accepted on a first come first served basis. We encourage multiple submissions.

We have a 730 sq foot gallery for displaying up to 25 floor standing furniture pieces and new for 2024 we have a separate mini gallery for additional large pieces. We also have two glass fronted, secure display case for displaying about 25 to 35 small objects up to a maximum of 12X12X12 inches in size. The additional glass case is also perfect for musical instruments such as guitars.