Trunk Show

Trunk Show Resources
Trunk Show Schedule
Trunk Show FAQs
Trunk Show Schedule

Trunk Show Resources 


There is no single way to use the trunk show – it is such a versatile exhibition. This is one of the rare times that people have the opportunity to engage closely with a work of art. People really like to hold the pieces and because they are encased in the clear bags, they can!

You can spread the pieces out on tables and allow people to view them that way. Or, you can distribute the artwork to groups and let them hold the pieces for a closer look at the materials and techniques used.

In some cases, you may want to hang the pieces for display. We recommend using 3M Command POSTER strips for this purpose – they are easily removable from both the wall AND the mat board. You can find this product in most larger chain stores. Need wall labels? Check our additional resources below.

Regional meetings

Galleries and Museums

Traditional Guilds


Trunk Show Resources

Trunk Show Poster
Available in regular letter size (8.5"x11") in both PDF and Word formats, this poster can be used to promote the trunk show. Includes space to add your own text (venue details, regional information, etc.).

Or, download the graphic below to use in your own publication.

Trunk Show Graphic

Trunk Show Instructions
Includes information about unpacking / storing and displaying the trunk show

Inventory Lists
Each venue is required to inventory the trunk show pieces when received and before it is shipped back.

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Wall Labels - includes statement
Print onto cardstock - includes artist, title, and statement

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Wall Labels - small version
Print onto cardstock - includes artist and title

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Zip File
Includes Inventory Lists and Wall Labels (both versions) for all Trunks. Download and unzip to access files.

Excel Merge File   
Excel spreadsheet with artist and artwork information. Can be used to create venue specific labels / signage

Article from Winter 2010 Journal
Written for a previous trunk show, this helpful article includes information how to use the trunk show as a teaching tool.