Gathering of the Guilds April 28-30

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Booths at Gathering of the Guilds last year

FREE Admission! Mark your calendar so you don’t miss this chance to see and buy exciting new work by our members.

We are again at the Oregon Convention Center – Hall A with artists from 5 other guilds.

If you have questions please contact our wonderful Gathering of the Guilds (GOTG) coordinator Lesley Kelly who is back for a second year.

Show attendance in 2022 (about 17,000) exceeded the total for 2019, and the total sales for all the guilds exceeded totals from 2019 as well so we have high hopes for a spectacular show. Anticipated attendance is over 20,000 for this show.

Members: If you are considering buying a booth please do it soon. If you are not currently a member you can join now and we welcome your participation. Booth sales have been brisk and about 1/3 of the booths have been sold already. You can read the Registration info here. Login first and you can fill out your registration form as part of the process.

Get your work seen all over Portland and beyond: as soon as you sign up for your booth send no more than 4 images to Lesley Kelly. If we get your images by January 31st they may get into the GOTG Organization’s massive new media campaign for the 2023 show that will cover ads in TV, radio, social media, and print media.

There are a few changes from last year. Here are the highlights:

• Booth fees for 5x10s and the Group Booth were raised only $25; 10x10s stayed the same. The commission structure has changed slightly (get your friends and family to volunteer: you can count their hours toward decreasing your commission rate).

• Members who can’t commit to being part of a booth can show/sell up to 3 pieces of work as part of the Individual Artist Spotlight area (some of you may remember this as “pedestal” display). There is a $100 fee and a 25% commission. You must fill out the application and pay the fee by April 10th. We can’t accommodate people dropping off work at the show with no warning.

Group Booth applications need to be in by February 28th so that we can help you find an artist to split a booth with if there aren’t the necessary 10 Group Booth participants.

Panorama of The Gallery and PNWGG booth banner for the 2022 Gathering of the Guilds. The Gallery is just inside the entry and features high end work from artists with booths from all of the guilds.
A group booth table: this is a great way for members just starting to sell their work or those who want to participate in this big show with table, fireproof and lighting supplied.
A visitor admires the art in a 10×10 booth at the 2022 Gathering of the Guilds

Anyone can participate:

As always we’ll need lots of volunteers to make this event happen. Fill out the form so we know who you are. If you have any questions please contact our volunteer coordinator Greta Schneider