Exhibitions

Maine Wood 2014: Sponsors and Awards

Generous support from our  Award Sponsors allowed for the following prizes. Awards were announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on January 24, 2014 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.

Top Honors

Juror's Best in Show:

$300 Gift Certificate from  Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Kevin Rodel

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Bench of Primitive Forms

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Michaela Crie Stone

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Sinuate Chair

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Richard Kaeyer

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Strip-built Sea Kayak

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$250 Gift Certificate from Fat Andy's Hardwoods

James Macdonald

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Patience

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods

Ray Carbone

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Augury

Best in Furniture:

$250 Gift Certificate from Newington Woodcraft

Eben Blaney

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Cirrus II

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Maine Coast Lumber

Richard Kaeyer

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Strip-built Sea Kayak

 

 

 

Maine Wood 2016: Sponsors and Awards

Generous support from our  Award Sponsors allowed for the following prizes. Awards were announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on January 22, 2016 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine. We would also like to thank our Corporate Sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank, and our Major Media Sponsor, Maine Home + Design magazine.

Top Honors

Jurors' Best in Show:

$300 Gift Certificate from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Michaela C. Stone

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Flora Hall Table

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Kevin Rodel

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Maori Sideboard

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Michaela C. Stone

21.stone

Flora Hall Table

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$300 Gift Certificate from Fat Andy's Hardwoods

Eben Blaney

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Cormorant

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods

David Boyle

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Seachest

Best in Furniture:

$300 Gift Certificate from Newington Woodcraft

Eben Blaney

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Cormorant

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Maine Coast Lumber

Dylan Estabrooks

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Duncan

 

Best Turned object:

$300 Gift Certificate from Packard Woodworks

Christopher Joyce

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Black Ash Burl Vessel

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Alumni and Studio Fellows Exhibition

Eligibility

Open to all alumni and former Studio Fellows

Exhibition Dates and Venue

January 20 - April 5, 2017 at the Messler Gallery

Design and Selection Criteria
      • Furniture, turning, carving, and sculpture are welcome.
      • Jurors will select work that achieves excellence in design and fabrication.
      • Submissions must be completed works, not drawings or models.
      • Submitted work must not have been previously exhibited at the Messler Gallery.
 Jurors

       Mark Gardner, wood turner, Saluda, NC

       Anissa Kapsales, Associate Editor, Fine Woodworking, Newtown, CT

       Sarah Kay, furniture designer, London, England

 

Submission Guidelines
      • All submissions must be made electronically and should be emailed to Victoria Allport at victoria@woodschool.org.
      • Each applicant may submit up to three pieces for consideration, and submit up to three images per entry.
      • Only one work per applicant will be exhibited, if chosen.
      • Submit all images as attachments, labeled with your last name and a number to distinguish entries. Example: "Smith1," "Smith2," "Smith3"
      • Please include the title, materials, dimensions and year completed for each entry in the email body text.
      • Email subject line should include "Alumni & Fellows Exhibit" and your last name.

 

Application Deadline

Entries must be received by September 1, 2016.

 

Timetable

September 1, 2016            Deadline for submissions

September 16, 2016          Finalists selected for gallery show and all entrants notified of results

January 12-13, 2017         Delivery of work to Messler Gallery

January 20, 2017              Opening of Messler Gallery exhibition

April 5, 2017                    Exhibition ends at Messler Gallery

 

Shipping

The Messler Gallery will help with shipping charges within reason. Crating and arrangements for shipping are the exhibitor's responsibility.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact Messler Gallery Manager, Victoria Allport at victoria@woodschool.org or 207-594-5611.

Current Student Work (2013)

April 26 - May 29, 2013

“Current Student Work” showcases furniture and decorative objects created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship course, the Nine-Month Comprehensive. The students who are presently enrolled come from a wide array of backgrounds and experience, including fine arts, science, architecture, boat building, advertising, and sports education. For many, this exhibition is the first opportunity to see their work in a professional setting. Judy Bonzi, a resident of Rockport and current student who holds an M.F.A. in sculpture says, “I am absolutely dazzled by the creative accomplishments of my classmates. The diversity of aesthetic viewpoints is a great strength of the program.”

Exhibitors in “Current Student Work” are Baron Taft Bentley, from Kentucky, Judy Bonzi, from Maine, Erik Curtis, from New York, Marc Cutonilli, from New York, Mark Galipeau, from California, Jason Hebert, from New Hampshire, Yoshy Pineles, from New York, Jonathan Reif, from New Jersey, Chris Roy, from Maine, David Selditz, from Washington, Brett Simon, from Florida, and Karina Steele, from Colorado.

The Nine-month Comprehensive program is designed for aspiring professional furniture makers and dedicated amateurs who seek in-depth training at the highest standard of excellence. Students complete eleven sequential projects that take them from woodworking fundamentals through the fine points of design and craftsmanship. The Lead Instructor for the course is Aled Lewis, a highly respected furniture maker from the U.K. Lewis is joined by twelve co-teachers who are experts in areas such as casework, finishing, carving, drawing, bending, veneering, and chair making.

 

To read a review of the exhibition by Philip Isaacson click here.

Current Student Work (2014)

April 11 - May 28, 2014

“Current Student Work” showcases furniture and decorative objects created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship course, the Nine-Month Comprehensive. The students who are presently enrolled come from a wide array of backgrounds and experience, including financial management, architecture, ranching, military service and industrial design. For many, this exhibition is the first opportunity to see their work in a professional setting. Student Services Manager Dorrie Higbee, who works with the students on a daily basis, says, “What these students have accomplished in so short a time is simply inspiring.”

Exhibitors in “Current Student Work” are Paul Andrews from Ontario, Ted Bryant from Virginia, Kevin Chen from California, Emily Deutchman from New York, Cody Farmer from Oklahoma, Jen Harvie-Watt from California, Randall Howell from Virginia, RD Johnson from Oregon, Carsten Oksen from Denmark, Tom Pietraszek from Rhode Island, and Jim Zink from New Hampshire.

The Nine-month Comprehensive program is designed for aspiring professional furniture makers and dedicated amateurs who seek in-depth training at the highest standard of excellence. Students complete eleven sequential projects that take them from woodworking fundamentals through the fine points of design and craftsmanship. The Lead Instructor for the course is Aled Lewis, a highly respected furniture maker from the U.K. Lewis is joined by twelve co-teachers who are experts in areas such as casework, finishing, carving, drawing, bending, veneering, and chair making.

 

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