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 statewide community what contemporary makers are selling at the top of their game,” says Center director Peter Korn.

Widely regarded as the nation’s premier juried show of fine American crafts, the Smithsonian Craft Show presents the work of 120 leading craft artists in a wide variety of media. Each year’s jury is a new panel of experts who bring fresh perspectives to the selection of exhibitors.

Designers represented in “DC Current” include: Michael Bauermeister (Augusta, MO), Eben Blaney (Edgecomb, ME), John Cameron (Gloucester, MA), James Carlin (Colorado Springs, CO), Tom Dahlke (Bath, ME), Mark Del Guidice (Concord, MA), Paula Garbarino (Somerville, MA), Kyle Huntoon (Detroit, MI), Janel Jacobson (Harris, MN), Paul Lambrecht (Lanesboro, MN), Barry Newstat (Western Springs, IL), Peter Petrochko (Oxford, CT), Colin Pezzano (Philadelphia, PA), Michael Puryear (Shokan, NY), Norm Sartorius (Parkersburg, WV), Mike Shuler (Santa Cruz, CA), and Holly Tornheim (Nevada City, CA).

Michael Bauermeister|Augusta, Missouri. Spring Clouds, 2016. Linden wood with tinted lacquer. $9,000. 35" x 90" x 2".

Michael Bauermeister

Eben Blaney|Edgecomb, Maine. Tapered Cattail Cabinet & Shelves. Walnut. $4,000 (pair). 52" x 15.5" x 13.5" each.

Eben Blaney

John Cameron|Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Three Twins, #1, 2014. Teak, ash, European walnut, shop-made substrate, nickle, silver, stainless steel, bronze, shelac/wax finish. NFS. 30.5" x 29" x 14".

John Cameron

John Cameron|Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Three Twins, #1, 2014. Teak, ash, European walnut, shop-made substrate, nickle, silver, stainless steel, bronze, shelac/wax finish. NFS. 30.5" x 29" x 14".

John Cameron

James Carlin|Colorado Springs, CO. Two-piece Dresser, 2015. Ambrosia, maple, cedar, bubinga. $5,625. 56" x 36.5" x 22".

James Carlin

Tom Dahlke|Bath, Maine. Boathouse Bar, 2014. Meranti mahogany, maple, acrylic paint, lacquer. $14,000. 45" x 36" x 24".

Tom Dahlke

Tom Dahlke|Bath, Maine. Boathouse Bar, 2014. Meranti mahogany, maple, acrylic paint, lacquer. $14,000. 45" x 36" x 24".

Tom Dahlke

Mark Del Guidice|Concord, Massachusetts. Time Rolls On, 2012. Bubinga tambour, basswood, curly maple. $8,000. 73" x 14" x 14".

Mark Del Guidice

Mark Del Guidice|Concord, Massachusetts. Time Rolls On, 2012. Bubinga tambour, basswood, curly maple. $8,000. 73" x 14" x 14".

Mark Del Guidice

Paula Garbarino|Somerville, Massachusetts. Varnell 2, 2015. Vertical grain Douglas fir, salvaged Douglas fir, walnut, MDF, salvaged hard yellow pine, ebony, marquetry veneers, polyoil finish. $6,000. 64" x 11.75" x 12".

Paula Garbarino

Paula Garbarino|Somerville, Massachusetts. Varnell 2, 2015. Vertical grain Douglas fir, salvaged Douglas fir, walnut, MDF, salvaged hard yellow pine, ebony, marquetry veneers, polyoil finish. $6,000. 64" x 11.75" x 12".

Paula Garbarino

Kyle Huntoon|Detroit, Michigan. Walther Entry Bench, 2016. Walnut, tweed, foam/down filling, poly/oil finish. $2,900. 18" x 60" x 16".

Kyle Huntoon

Janel Jacobson|Harris, Minnesota. Relief! An itch scratched is relief gained., 2015. Euonymus Alatus. $5,000. 2.3" x 1.6" x 1.0".

Janel Jacobson

Janel Jacobson|Harris, Minnesota. Catnip Dreams, 2015. Boxwood. $4,300. 1.8" x 1.1" x .07".

Janel Jacobson

Janel Jacobson|Harris, Minnesota. Drying Apple & Ladybug, 2015. Boxwood, shellac, artist's oil paint. $4,000. 1.8" x .9".

Janel Jacobson

Janel Jacobson|Harris, Minnesota. Nicandra Pod & Leaf Brooch, 2013. White ivorywood, sterling silver, 2013. $4,000. 2.4" x 1.9" x 1.3".

Janel Jacobson

Paul Lambrecht|Lanesboro, Minnesota. After 5:00, 2015. Walnut, basswood, maple. $2,200. 20" x 10.5" x 6.5".

Paul Lambrecht

Barry Newstat|Western Springs, Illinois. Split side Table #2, 2016. Walnut, figured walnut, ebonized walnut, Honduras mahogany, milk paint, copper, oil finish. $4,200. 27.5" x 27" x 19".

Barry Newstat

Barry Newstat|Western Springs, Illinois. Split side Table #2, 2016. Walnut, figured walnut, ebonized walnut, Honduras mahogany, milk paint, copper, oil finish. $4,200. 27.5" x 27" x 19".

Barry Newstat

Peter Petrochko|Oxford, Connecticut. Amorphic Series: Butternut Vessel, 2016. Butternut with ebonized Baltic birch ply base. $6,000. 17" x 32" x 24".

Peter Petrochko

Peter Petrochko|Oxford, Connecticut. Amorphic Series: Butternut Vessel, 2016. Butternut with ebonized Baltic birch ply base. $6,000. 17" x 32" x 24".

Peter Petrochko

Collin Pezzano|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drawer Bats, 2016. Ash, basswood, ipe, polychrom, gel-satin. $600 each. 4.5" x 32" x 7" each.

Colin Pezzano

Norm Sartorius|Parkersburg, West Virginia. Jarrah Burl Spoon, 2010. Jarrah burl, steel stand, waterlox finish. NFS. 3" x 5.5" x 12".

Norm Sartorious

Norm Sartorius|Parkersburg, West Virginia. Jarrah Burl Spoon, 2010. Jarrah burl, steel stand, waterlox finish. NFS. 3" x 5.5" x 12".

Norm Sartorious

Mike Shuler|Santa Cruz, California. Pink Ivorywood Bowl #1228. Pink ivorywood, satinwood, bocote, gabon ebony. $9,500. 5" x 11.75" dia.

Mike Shuler

Mike Shuler|Santa Cruz, California. Pink Ivorywood Bowl #1228. Pink ivorywood, satinwood, bocote, gabon ebony. $9,500. 5" x 11.75" dia.

Mike Shuler

Holly Tornheim|Nevada City, California. Morphed Bowl, 2016. Quilte maple. $1,500. 2.75" x 14" x 13".

Holly Tornheim

Holly Tornheim|Nevada City, California. Morphed Bowl, 2016. Quilte maple. $1,500. 2.75" x 14" x 13".

Holly Tornheim

Holly Tornheim|Nevada City, California. Treasure, 2016. Black walnut, quilted maple. $1,500. 4" x 26.5" x 7.75".

Holly Tornheim

Holly Tornheim|Nevada City, California. Treasure, 2016. Black walnut, quilted maple. $1,500. 4" x 26.5" x 7.75".

Holly Tornheim