Devon Guild Members exhibition information 2018

The Summer Show

14 July - 2 September 2018

Annual exhibition of the best new contemporary craft work by Devon Guild of Craftsmen Selected by the Selection Election Committee (a panel of Members and one independent panellist) this exhibition is, as always, an opportunity for you, the membership, to show your new most exciting work. #SummerShow19


As has been the case for a few years now, there is no theme to the exhibition. Work must simply adhere to the following submission criteria.
The Selection Election Committee will favour work that is consciously different from that found in the shop, making the exhibition a showcase for the best new work of the membership.

  • Work must not have been exhibited or seen under the Guild banner before.
  • Work must be executed to a very high standard.Makers must concentrate on quality not quantity.
  • Work must be NO MORE than 2 years old.
  • Work must be entirely under the control of the maker.
  • Work must be submitted with a completed stock sheet.
  • Additional presentation materials (e.g. frames, mounts, stands, mechanisms etc.) must be of the same high standard as your actual work.

Please note: Members can submit in any craft media and/or collaborate with other Members, provided that all the above criteria are met.

IMPORTANT DATES: Delivery of work: 2, 3 & 4 July. We cannot accept late submissions.
Submissions MUST be delivered with a completed stock sheet stating:

  • Date the work was made
  • “Made by [elected maker]” or “in the workshop of [maker]” with assistants credited by name
  • Please note, furniture makers only may deliver their work before 9am on the selection day by prior arrangement with Sharyn Baker.

Selection day: 5 JulyThose who have submitted will receive the results of the selection via email on the evening of the selection day. It is very important that you check your emails on 6 July!   Collection of unselected work: 6, 7 & 8 July.  Collection of work after exhibition: 3, 4 & 5 September.

Work sold from The Summer Show will be collected by the customer at the end of the exhibition. In exceptional circumstances a piece may be taken away earlier; this decision will be made by the Devon Guild at a managerial level.

DOWNLOAD: The Summer Show 2018-exhibitor information

Exhibitor statements for educational output in The Summer Show:

Our visitors love to find out about our Members, and exhibitor statements are a great way for them to learn about different aspects of your creative practice. We’d really appreciate having as many of these statements available as possible from selected exhibitors during The Summer Show, however this is not compulsory.
If you’d like to get involved and send us a statement, please see the information in the link above, and thank you!

Call Sharyn on: 01626 8322223

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

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