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Monday, July 22, 2024
The SymposiumInstant Gallery

Instant Gallery

A display of turned wood art by professionals, artisans and practitioners.

OWS Instant Gallery - 2025


The Instant Gallery (IG) is an opportunity for us to interface with members of the public who are unfamiliar with woodturning. When the public comes to visit, their first stop is always the IG. There are volunteers working in the Gallery to answer any questions, promote woodturning and keep an eye on your work. If you are a woodturner, please bring some of your favorite pieces to display in the gallery. If you are just an admirer, the IG is free and a great way to see hundreds of unique wood turned items.

I'm a woodturner, how many pieces can I feature in the IG?

Registered Oregon Woodturning Symposium attendees may enter up to three pieces.


How do I enter my pieces?

When you enter the IG, go to the IG registration desk, and fill out a form for each piece you enter. This form includes your contact information, title, price, wood species, and a description of the piece. One copy of the completed form will be displayed with each piece in the IG, one will be given to you, and one copy will be filed at the IG registration desk. You will need to show your copy of the form to the volunteers at the IG desk to remove your pieces from the gallery. IG drop off begins on Friday March 14th at 8 am. All work must be picked up by 10 am on Sunday!

Can I sell my pieces?

Yes, you can sell your art in the IG. Your contact information is on your IG form. If someone is interested in purchasing your piece, they can get in touch with you to arrange the purchase. The OWS does not handle individual sales. If the piece is not for sale enter "NFS" for the price.

How do I know my piece is "good enough?"

Your piece is “good enough,” so please bring it to share with other turners and wood art admirers. Remember that attendees are at all stages of their woodturning journey.


How do I donate artwork for the Silent Auction?

You will be asked to fill out a donation form with information about your piece. The Silent Auction begins on Friday afternoon and goes through Saturday. We would need your donation by Saturday afternoon at 4 PM.


Will my piece be critiqued or judged?

NO. We’ll be having a People’s Choice award, and the top three choices will receive a gift card to Craftsupplies USA. The People’s Choice will begin Friday morning and end on Saturday at 3 PM. The winners will be announced at the banquet Saturday evening.


Thanks to KG Hardwood in Monroe, Oregon for sponsoring the Instant Gallery

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