2020 Gathering of the Guilds

Important Downloadable Document Links for Gathering of the Guilds:

Return completed and signed applications, with payment to:
Serena Smith: 1300 E 15th St., The Dalles, OR 97058

Committee Members and Contact Information:

Co-Chair Serena Smith: (applications, publicity and finance), serenasmith@embarqmail.com 
Co-Chair Sharon Dunham: (general and pre-show arrangements), dunhamsw@frontier.com 
Volunteer Coordinator: Greta Schneider, coppercreekdesigns@yahoo.com 
Group Booth Chairs OPEN 
Publicity Chair: TBD

WELCOME!
20th Annual Glass Gallery

Show & Sale!

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Greetings,
I am the new chair of the Pacific Northwest Glass Guild’s show at the 2020 Gathering of the Guilds and I want to let you know about some news, some changes and some things that are staying the same!

This show has really developed over the years. I remember when we shared a room with the Bead Society, and all the guilds and the potters did their own thing in the various rooms at the convention center, and now we are all working together under one umbrella. The Glass Guild along with the Portland Bead Society, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Portland Hand Weavers Guild, and Creative Metal Arts Guild and the Oregon Potters Association have developed an official llc organization for the Gathering of the Guilds to help us keep this show going strong. With your participation, the Glass Guild can continue to be a part of one of the largest art and craft shows in the Northwest!

BOOTH FEES
While prices are rising, there are no changes in booth fees for the 2020 show (obviously, except for the new 5×10 schedule). Note that you must be a current OGG member to apply. If you are not a current member, your membership application and fee must be included before your application will be considered.

COMMISSION
There is a commission charged on gross sales at the end of the show. Vendors opting to do no volunteer work before, during or at the end of the show pay a 20% commission. Volunteering at least 4 hours during the show decreases this rate to 12%. For people who volunteer for the work that needs doing to produce the show the rate will be 8%. It is each vendor’s responsibility to arrange their volunteer hours with Mary Stoneman before April 10 or they will be subject to the full 20% commission.

We currently need a “group booth” coordinator, this position will have a reduced commission to 8%.

GROUP BOOTH
If there are enough artists (10) who would like to have small spaces at the show, we will once again have a Group Booth. These spaces are shared tables – each artist gets one end of an 8’ x 2’ table (for a total of 4’ x 2’ of surface space, and your display can go vertically), and the guild provides lights. If you are interested in this, we recommend getting your application in early.

BOOTH ASSIGNMENT
Acceptance to the show and the assignment of booths are, for the most part, on a first come, first served basis. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s request for booth preference but are limited by our space constraints. Artists will be placed based upon the order in which their completed application was received.

Because of the new layout, past vendors may not be able to locate in the same spot. Please be understanding and flexible. If you participated in 2019 and would like to reserve your old spot or have priority choosing a new one, submit your application and full payment no later than January 15, 2020.

DO NOT ASSUME that I remember any conversation we might have had or email you may have sent me. There is a “notes” section on the application so if you want it to be considered, PUT IT ON THE APPLICATION.

Thank you to Ann, Lesley and Sharon who have been very helpful and supportive of me and of this show. And, Thank YOU for your participation in the Gathering of the Guilds!

Your PNWGG Glass Gallery chair,
Serena Smith