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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or direct your
mail to MWWG - PO Box 321, Corvallis, Or 97330, if you have questions
would like to join the organization.