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

Juror's 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

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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

 

 

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.

 

Current Student Work

April 17 - May 27, 2015

“Current Student Work” features furniture and furnishings by participants in the school’s Nine-Month Comprehensive course. The students come from variety of backgrounds, from recent college graduations and military service, to previous careers in health care, agriculture, biochemistry, and interaction design.

The Lead Instructor for the course is Aled Lewis, a highly respected furniture maker from the U.K. Reflecting on his current students’ accomplishments, he commented, “People will be gob-smacked at the level of design and craftsmanship this group has reached in so short a time.”

Exhibitors in “Current Student Work” are Dana Baer from Maryland, Topher Baldwin from Virginia, Ralph Dayton from Costa Rica, Chris Gentry from Virginia, Sandra Henderson from Massachusetts, Tim MacArthur from Maine, Claudio Martino Fierro from Venezuela, Tony Mathews from New York, Dave Richard from New York, Andrew Sterling from Michigan, Brooks Wolfe from Tennessee, and Logan Windram 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. Lewis is joined is joined for different parts of the course by co-teachers with specific expertise in casework, finishing, carving, drawing, bending, veneering, marquetry, turning, and chair making, among other skills. Instructors from Maine include Aaron Fedarko, Linden Frederick, Ezra Howell, Jim Macdonald, Mason McBrien, Tim Rousseau, and Valdemar Skov. Other instructors include Bruce Beeken, from Vermont, Beth Ireland from Massachusetts, Sarah Kay, from England, and Ian Stewart from Canada.

 

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.

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