The Mid-Willamette Woodworker's Guild (MWWG) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1982 by a group of professional woodworkers and is now primarily people that enjoy workworking for pleasure. The MWWG is a volunteer organization that is sustained by the efforts and contributions of its members and the generosity of its commercial supporters. The purpose of the guild is to help local woodworkers by promoting high standards of quality and craftsmanship that can serve their community. Guild members design and build custom pieces, including sculpture, marquetry, fine furniture and cabinetry.Through exhibitions and workshops, the Guild informs the local community about the skills of local craftsmen/women and the materials and techniques, required to create high quality woodworking pieces. Through meetings and seminars, members share and grow in their skills. Many members provide their services to the community on a voluntary basis.
     The guild encompasses skills from novice to master. An active interest in woodworking is the only equirement for membership. We meet monthly, usually in the shop of a member or at some local point of interest (such as an OSU Wood Lab or an artisan's shop) to share and improve our woodworking knowledge and skills. Members organize the monthly programs.
     The MWWG Annual Exhibition of Fine Woodworking is held each March at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. In addition to members, woodworking students at area high schools are invited to display their work. As a member guild of the Corvallis Arts Center, MWWG sponsors exhibits there on a rotating basis with other guilds. Our turn next comes in June (?) 2003. Please re-visit this site for further details about this event as they are developed.
     MWWG is a member of the Northwest Wood Art Guilds Association (NWWAGA). It is a regional organization of guilds in the Northwest representing all the wood arts (furniture, carving, sculpture, marquetry and turning). It sponsors large events, such as the Northwest Wood Arts Show and Exhibition at the World Forestry Center in Portland, that its individual guilds are too small to handle alone.
     Please e-mail Stan Hall, President, stanh@proaxis.com, or direct your
mail to MWWG - PO Box 321, Corvallis, Or 97330, if you have questions or
would like to join the organization.