Showcase and Competition - 2014

Rochester Woodworkers Society proudly announces its 2014 Showcase and Competition to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

It promises to be our biggest Showcase yet!

The Showcase is open to the public and will include both a juried and a display (non-juried) show of the work of RWS members. Entry forms are available below and are due by March 28. The Showcase will also include demonstrations by RWS members.

Peter Follansbee, nationally known 17th century furniture maker, will be the featured speaker at our Friday evening meeting on April 25, 2014 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The talk will begin at 8:00 PM. On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Peter will conduct two morning workshops at the Showcase and will repeat the workshops during an afternoon session. See photos and schedules below.


Workshop: Making Carved Spoons

Morning Session - Workshop 1:   10-11 AM

Afternoon Session - Workshop 3: 1-2 PM


Workshop: Carving on Oak Furniture

Morning Session - Workshop 2:   11:15 AM -12:15 PM

Afternoon Session - Workshop 4: 2:15 - 3:15 PM


Fees for Peter Follansbee Workshops:

RWS Members - $15.00, Non-Members - $20.00

Click here to register for a workshop.


Showcase Admission Fees (includes RWS demos)

Staff, Volunteers and Exhibitors - Free

RWS Members not exhibiting - $2.00

Any Adult, Public or family member -$5.00

Under 18 yrs old - Free

Exhibition categories:

  1. Furniture 1: Tables, Beds
  2. Furniture 2: Cases, Cabinets, Desks
  3. Furniture 3: Chairs, Rockers
  4. Furniture Accessories and Furnishings
  5. Turning 1: Segmented
  6. Turning 2: Bowls, Platters, Plates, Vessels
  7. Turning 3: Pens, Finials, Spindles, Ornaments
  8. Carving
  9. Boats, Boating Accessories
  10. Other: Shop Equipment, Toys, Mini's, Models, Musical instruments, or any piece not fitting into above categories.
  11. Collaborative Work (Work by group of 2 or more)


Judging and Awards

All categories will be judged individually by our two Rochester area judges: Jim Plukas and Greg Johnson.

  1. First Place: One each Category
  2. Best of Show: One item from Whole Show (1 Award to be given)
  3. People's Choice: Chosen by all attendees of the show - public and RWS members. Each person entering the show has one vote toward this award. (1 Award)
  4. Honorable Mention: (One each Category or at discretion of judges)

Submit your Entry Form by March 28, 2014 (see Entry Form for a complete set of rules)

Download an Entry Form (electronic or US Mail submission)- Word (.doc) format

Download an Entry Form (US mail submission only)- pdf format


Demonstrations by RWS Members

Click on this link for a listing of the scheduled demonstrations.