AMS National Marquetry Show

August 11-31, 2017

The Great Frame-Up

430 Main Street

Longmont, CO 80501


The American Marquetry Society and the Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild will host a show in August featuring marquetry by artists and craftsmen around the country. The show offers a rare opportunity to see a wide range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional marquetry pieces and to learn about the processes and procedures of creating marquetry. Some of the work will be available for sale.



All members of the American Marquetry Society or the Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild are encouraged to submit up to 3 marquetry pieces for the show. Click here for the Call for Entries in the AMS magazine, and click here for the pre-registration form, which requests information to help show planners. The form must be submitted to the show Chairman, Dave Kisker, by July 1st.

Instructions for sending marquetry pieces for inclusion in the show can be found in the Summer issue of the AMS magazine or here. All pieces must be received by July 21st.



Date Milestone
July 1 Deadline for entries
July 9 Deadline for special room rate at the Hampton Inn
July 21 Deadline for sending entries to show
August 11, 5-8 pm     Opening reception

August 11, 1-5 pm

August 12, 10am - 5 pm    

Program and presentations
August 13, 12-6 pm Super Workshop
August 31 Show closes
September 15 All enties returned
September 29        Sales revenues remitted to artists



The show program is still being finalized (updates will be posted here as the program is finalized). Presentations are being planned on the following topics (see the Summer issue of the AMS magazine for more description, or click here):

  • Packet cutting using a marquetry "donkey"
  • Elements of pattern generation for marquetry
  • Applied marquetry
  • Veneering and marquetry on curved surfaces
  • "My picture is cut, now what?"
  • Laser marquetry
  • Fragmentation and sliverization
  • Artistic aspects of marquetry

In addition to the presentations, a Super Workshop is planned for Sunday, August 13th, at the Longmont maker space, Tinkermill ( Several marquetry and veneering demonstrations, most with hands-on opportunities, will be offered at no cost to AMS members. In addition, a cookout will offer participants the chance to chat with each other and members of Tinkermill. More information can be found here).



The Hampton Inn located near the show venue at 850 South Main Street in Longmont is offering a special rate from August 10th through 15th ($139 per night for a room with a queen bed or two queen beds, breakfast included). To receive the special rate, attendees must make a reservation using the group code AMS by July 9th by calling the hotel directly (303-772-2554) or online (