Location: River Bluff Education Center
395 Guernsey Lane
Red Wing, MN
Members interested in participating in Display can download the contract below and send it to Display Chair, Catherine Beall or Laura Beall. Displaying at Convention is open to all members of the Red Wing Collectors Society. There is no fee to set up a display; but, members must be registered for the Convention.
2020 Display set up time:
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
NOON – 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020
8:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Display Move-In and Out information –Display Move in/out will be using the parking lot located on Guernsey Lane and entering using door 2. Please watch for signs.
*** DISPLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN CARTS AND DOLLIES TO MOVE INTO RIVER BLUFF EDUCATION CENTER
2020 Removal time
Saturday, July 11, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Viewing Hours – Be sure to mark your calendar to visit the displays during Convention Week!
Thursday, July 9 – NOON – 4:30 pm
Friday, July 11 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 11 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Open to the public!
Volunteers are Needed!
Display Volunteers – Wednesday through Saturday volunteers are needed to help with staffing room, balloting, setup/teardown, and general support.
See Display in a whole new way! Contact Catherine Beall email@example.com
Catherine Beall Display Chair
At this time RWCS member Tim Brotzmann needs to step down from Display Chair. Special thanks to Catherine and Laura Beall for stepping in at this late date. If you are interested in display, please visit the website, and reach out to Catherine.
Each year at the Annual July Convention Members have an opportunity to set up displays of real Red Wing Pottery and Stoneware. The categories of competition are:
- Art Pottery
- Rare Item
- NEW! Mixed Media Award: photos, video, paintings, other media
RWCS Chapters or the RWCS Commemorative Committee may choose to participate in this display type. The non-competitive displays may include signage identifying the Displayers but no “For Sale or Looking For” signs are allowed.
There are 9 total possible awards: Best of Show and People’s Choice in each of the standard categories stoneware, dinnerware, art pottery, and memorabilia. The is one winner for the People’s Choice Dennis Yaeggi Rare Item Award and Mixed Media Award. The winning display member will receive one of the 19 Convention special commemoratives. Follow the links below to see previous Convention Winners:
What types of displays are there? The display room has space for both competitive and non-competitive displays. Only competitive displays are eligible to win a special commemorative. Most non-competitive displays are put together by RWCS Chapters.
What are the standard display categories? Art Pottery, Dinnerware, Memorabilia or Stoneware. There also is the Dennis Yaeggie Rare Item Award and the New Mixed Media Award.
Who is eligible to display? Any RWCS member in good standing and registered for the Convention.
Is the Display area secure? The Display Chair/Committee/ and RWCS Board of Directors make reasonable efforts to safeguard the property of the displayers. The RWCS does provide 24-hour security for the loan period either by Contracted Security during display hours or locking the room when the Display room is not in operation.
What are the awards for display? There are 10 possible awards: Best of Show and People’s Choice in each of the standard categories (Art Pottery, Dinnerware, Memorabilia, Stoneware), and one for People’s Choice Dennis Yaeggi Rare Item Award and the New Mixed Media Award. The winning display member will receive a special commemorative. If a display wins both Best of Show and People’s Choice, only one special commemorative is awarded.
Are their rules for display? Yes, those are outlined on the annual Display Contract for each convention. Displayers are required to read the document, sign, and return it to the Display Chair before the convention.