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Current Student Work 2022

April 22 – May 25, 2022 “Current Student Work” showcases furniture and furnishings created by students attending the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship professional training, the Nine-month Comprehensive. Gallery hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday, and the public is warmly encouraged to visit. “If the proof is in the pudding,” says Tim Rousseau, the Comprehensive’s…

Maine Wood 2022

Take the Virtual Tour> January 21 – April 6, 2022 Maine Wood 2022 opened at the Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship on Friday, January 21, 2022. The show runs through April 6, and visitors are warmly encouraged to attend. Maine Wood is a juried, biennial exhibition designed to showcase the breadth, creativity,…

Straight From the Heart

September 17, 2021 – January 5, 2022 “Straight from the Heart,” a farewell exhibition curated by the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s outgoing founder and Executive Director, Peter Korn, has opened at the school’s Messler Gallery in Rockport, ME. The show runs through January 5, 2022 and visitors are most welcome. The exhibition is Korn’s homage…

New Work by Faculty 2021

June 11 – September 8, 2021 “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of contemporary wood furniture, furnishings, turnings, sculpture, and stringed instruments has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The show runs through September 8, 2021 and visitors are welcome. The 19 woodworkers, designers, and…

Current Student Work 2021

April 16 – May 26, 2021 “Current Student Work” showcases furniture and decorative objects created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship professional training, the Nine-Month Comprehensive. Ranging in age from 18-56, the students come from an array of backgrounds and professions. The latter include environmental engineering, information technology, contract construction, biochemistry, cabinet…

Alumni & Fellows 2021

January 22 – April 7, 2021 A juried exhibition of work by alumni of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship opened at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine on Friday, January 22. The show is open to the public through April 7, 2021. The 22 pieces of original, contemporary woodwork on display were winnowed from 85…

Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

September 18, 2020 – January 6, 2021 A striking exhibition of artist-made mallets and balls, Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet, will be on view at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, in Rockport, ME, from September 18, 2020 – January 6, 2021. Curators of the smashing exhibition are Jennifer-Navva Milliken,…

Maine Wood 2020

January 17 – March 20, 2020 Maine Wood is a juried, biennial exhibition designed to showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of Maine’s woodworking community. “This is our seventh biennial,” says Peter Korn, Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, “and I’m happy to say that woodworking is thriving in Maine.”  For 2020 the…

Contemporary Greenwood

September 20, 2019 – January 2, 2020 ROCKPORT, ME ­­– An exhibition of greenwood furniture, furnishings, and art created by leading international makers opened at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, September 20 and runs through January 2, 2020. “Greenwood” woodworkers harvest their materials from freshly felled trees, while both the wood and…

New Work by Faculty 2019

June 14 – September 11, 2019 ROCKPORT, ME ­­– The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s annual exhibition New Work by Faculty opened for the summer on Friday, June 14th at the school’s Messler Gallery. The 23 woodworkers, designers, and artists represented are leaders in the fields of furniture making and design, wood turning, marquetry, and carving. Exhibitors from across…

Current Student Work 2019

April 19 – May 29, 2019 “Current Student Work” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine on Friday, April 19. “Current Student Work” showcases furniture and furnishings created by participants in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s flagship course, the Nine-month Comprehensive. The students come from a wide array…

Boxes to Die For

January 18 – April 10, 2019 A lively exhibition of artist-made urns and coffins in wood, Boxes to Die For, will be on display at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, in Rockport, ME, from January 18 – April 10, 2019. “Death turns out to be a fertile premise for artistic exploration,”…

Scholars and Fellows

September 21, 2018 – January 2, 2019 A juried exhibition of work by former scholarship and fellowship awardees of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship opened at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine, on Friday, September 21. The 21 pieces on display are a testament to the value of scholarships and fellowships in nurturing creative growth…

New Work by Faculty 2018

June 15 – September 12, 2018 ROCKPORT, ME ­­– “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of contemporary wood furniture, sculpture, and stringed instruments has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The show runs through September 12, 2018. The 27 woodworkers, designers, and artists represented are…

Current Student Work 2018

April 20 – May 30, 2018 “Current Student Work” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine on Friday, April 20. The exhibition, which runs through May 30, features furniture and furnishings by participants in the school’s flagship Nine-month Comprehensive course. The students, who range in age from 22-41,…

Maine Wood 2018

January 19 – April 11, 2018 Maine Wood is a juried, biennial exhibition designed to showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of Maine’s woodworking community. For 2018 the Center received 91 submissions from 47 Maine artists and artisans. “This is our sixth biennial,” says Peter Korn, Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, “and…

Contemporary Wood Lighting

September 22, 2017 – January 3, 2018 Click here to view our digital catalog with essay by curator Christopher Poehlmann.   The Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine is pleased to announce an illuminating exhibition of leading-edge, contemporary lighting design in wood. Curated by Christopher Poehlmann, himself an internationally recognized…

New Work by Faculty 2017

June 16 – September 13, 2017 ROCKPORT, ME ­­– “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of contemporary wood furniture, sculpture, and stringed instruments has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The show runs through September 13, 2017. The 29 woodworkers, designers, and artists whose work…

Current Student Work 2017

April 28 – May 31, 2017 “Current Student Work” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine on Friday, April 28. The exhibition, which runs through May 31, features furniture and furnishings by participants in the school’s flagship Nine-month Comprehensive course. The students range in age from 25-65 and…

Alumni & Fellows 2017

January 20 – April 5, 2017 A juried exhibition of work by Center for Furniture Craftsmanship alumni and Fellows opened at the Messler Gallery on Friday, January 20 and will run through April 5, 2017. The 21 pieces on display, selected from 70 submissions, embody the combination of lively design and technical virtuosity for which…

DC Current

September 23, 2016 – January 4, 2017 “DC Current,” which showcases woodworkers from the renowned Smithsonian Craft Show, opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport on Friday, September 23, 2016. “Bringing the best of the Smithsonian to Midcoast Maine is a great way to show our career-track students and…

New Work by Faculty 2016

June 10 – September 14, 2016 “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of furniture, turned objects, carving, and sculpture in wood, has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 14th, 2016. All 29 makers represented in the exhibition are current-year instructors…

Current Student Work 2016

April 15 – May 25, 2016 “Current Student Work” opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine on Friday, April 15. The exhibition, which runs through May 25, features furniture and furnishings by participants in the school’s flagship Nine-Month Comprehensive course. The students range in age from 25-60 and…

Maine Wood 2016

January 22 – April 6, 2016 Maine Wood is a juried, biennial exhibition designed to showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of Maine’s woodworking community. For 2016 the Center received 90 submissions from 45 Maine artists and artisans. “This is our fifth biennial,” says Peter Korn, Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, “and…

Contemporary Wood Design

September 25, 2015 – January 6, 2016 “Contemporary Wood Design,” a national exhibition showcasing a new generation of furniture makers, opened at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport on Friday, September 25, 2015. “Every generation brings fresh perspectives to the fabrication of the shared world,” says Center director Peter Korn.…

New Work by Faculty 2015

June 12 – September 16, 2015 “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of furniture, turned objects, carving, and sculpture in wood, has opened for the summer at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 16th, 2015. All 24 makers represented in the exhibition are current-year instructors…

Current Student Work 2015

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,…

Beautility

January 23 – April 5, 2015 “Beautility” celebrates otherwise ordinary objects—such as buckets, bicycles, boats, and brooms—that achieve beauty through fitness to purpose and conscientious construction. Some, such as the hand-tied brooms of Appalachian artist Brenda Harman, are beautiful in their authenticity and simplicity. Others, such as Max Gunawan’s “Lumio” multifunctional LED lamp, employ the…

Alumni & Fellows 2014

September 26, 2014 – January 7, 2015 A juried exhibition of work by Center for Furniture Craftsmanship alumni and former Studio Fellows opened at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine on Friday, September 26. The work on display is primarily furniture, from elegant, comfortable chairs to sculptural tables and clocks. Peter Korn, the Center’s director,…

New Work by Faculty 2014

June 13 – September 17, 2014 “New Work by Faculty,” an exhibition of fine wood furniture, turned objects, carving, and ceramics opened for the summer on Friday, June 13th at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport. The exhibition runs through September 17th, 2014. The 23 makers represented in the exhibition…

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,…

Turning Twenty

September 20, 2013 – January 15, 2014 “Turning Twenty” celebrates the art of woodturning with contributions from more than twenty noted turners from across the U.S. and Canada. The work is as diverse as the artists themselves. It explores the theme of celebration, the number 20, and the personal experience of exhibitors as instructors and…

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