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2017 show




Philly Shell Club

The Philadelphia Shell Show

One of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Philadelphia Shell Show attracts a strong field of exhibitors and dealers from home and abroad. In recent years the artistic division has grown to rival the scientific, with a particular emphasis on sailors' valentines. The 2017 show will be held on October 28 and 29 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

The 2017 rules and entry form can be downloaded here.
The special theme this year is "Beauty is in the eye of the collector"

Pictures of the 2016 show by Mike Gage are on the FaceBook page!

Entering an exhibit
Anyone may enter exhibits for the show - there is no fee, and you don't need to be a club member. Simply download and read the show rules, fill out the application form and submit it before the deadline. If you are not sure what category your work fits into, attach a picture of it to your form or e-mail us for advice.
To see how work is judged and get some tips on what judges look for, download and read the guide to judging.

Once again the club has negotiated a special show rate with the nearby Windsor Suites Hotel. Contact the hotel direct on 215-981-5678 or 1-877-784-8379 and ask for the "Shell Show group rate". The rate applies from Thursday to Monday.