We're going to hold another virtual gallery this month, following our live demo meeting last week with Jim Echter.

Be sure to submit your photos by midnight Wednesday, May 20 to be included. Members can email your photos using the requirements below. We're limiting everyone to just two pieces this month to help us keep the meeting to about an hour. Here are the photos from last month's virtual gallery, published on our Facebook page.

We'll open the Zoom meeting Thursday at 7pm (click to add details to your calendar) and begin a slideshow review of all offerings and give people a chance to discuss their work. Since this is the only subject of the meeting, we are not limited to the usual 10-15 minute session for this.

We're assuming that with all the extra time members have been producing some pretty interesting pieces so we are hoping for a good showing.

To participate in the gallery:

  • Email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before midnight May 20.
  • Include 2 shots of each piece (front/back top/bottom, since we can't hold it up)
  • Include your name, wood species, largest dimension, and a 2-3 word description.

To help keep this manageable...

  • One message per item, so no more than 2 photos attached in each email.
  • No more than TWO items per person please. (We will consider allowing more in future)
  • Use reasonable photo sizes: We don't need 6M files, so resolution between 500k-1M is fine.

Some tips:

  • Use a booth/backdrop if you have one, just don't shoot in your shop.
  • Find good lighting, preferably from 2 sources. Don't rely on camera flash.
  • Find a solid-color wall in your house; avoid any patterned background.
  • It's OK to hold the piece in hand if you have no table/stand.
  • Crop your photos fairly close to the object alone, regardless of shape.

We will assemble all the images as a slide show and start the meeting at 7pm. After a brief intro President Steve Criscenzo will walk through the presentation, briefly discussing each piece and inviting the maker to add their own brief commentary and take any questions from the audience.

No one should feel rushed, but we may cut short any long commentary if we know there are a large number of pieces to show still.

Connection instructions:

From a computer, you can just click on this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85881115249
You should not need a password, but if prompted for one, enter WGNC (all caps).

From a smart-phone or tablet: First download the Zoom app from your app store.
- Once loaded, clicking the link above should launch the app and open the meeting. If that's not handy, enter meeting ID number 858 8111 5249