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 it’s exciting to see a significant number of first-time exhibitors among the tried-and-true makers.”

Maine organizations co-sponsoring Maine Wood 2016 are the Kennebec Valley Woodworkers Association, Maine Crafts Association, Maine Woodturners, and Maine Woodworkers Association. The corporate sponsor is Bangor Savings Bank. The media sponsor is Maine Home + Design.

Approximately $2,400 in prizes donated by corporate sponsors were awarded at the opening reception. They included $300 gift certificates from DMT Diamond Whetstones for ‘Best Original Design’; from Fat Andy’s Hardwoods for ‘Outstanding Craftsmanship’; from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks for ‘Jurors’ Best in Show’; from Maine Coast Lumber for ‘Best New Maker’; from Packard Woodworks for ‘Best Turned Object’; from Rare Woods for ‘Best Use of Wood’; and from Woodcraft of Newington for ‘Best in Furniture.’ There was also a $300 cash prize from Holt & Bugbee for the ‘People’s Choice’ award. Click here to view a complete list of prizes and award winners.

Jurors for this year’s biennial were Peter Fleming, Head of Furniture at the Sheridan College Bachelor of Craft and Design Program in Toronto; Matthew Kenney, Senior Editor at Fine Woodworking; and Emily Zilber, curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Virginia Blanchard|Thomaston, Maine. Plant Stand, 2014. Mahogany, natural cane, shellac. $5,500. 36" x 19.5" x 19.5".

Virginia Blanchard

Eben Blaney|Edgecomb, Maine. Cormorant, 2015. Walnut, ebonized tiger maple, blackwood, oil, conversion varnish. $4,200. 33.5" x 60" x 11.5".

Eben Blaney

David Boyle|Bath, Maine. Seachest, 2015. Antique chest, zebrawood, butternut, teak, original paint patina, milk paint, poly. NFS. 17" x 37" x 20".

David Boyle

Clara Cohan|Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Raven and Whale, 2012. Reclaimed maple headboard, oil based stain, polyacrylic varnish. $6,400. 20" x 48" x 1.5".

Clara Cohan

Mark C. Donovan|Bowdoinham, Maine. Sensei's Bench, 2015. Red oak, wenge, tung oil. $3,500. 17" x 19.75" x 10'.

Mark C. Donovan

Dylan Estabrooks|Portland, Maine. Duncan, 2015. Cherry, tung oil. $1,200. 16" x 20" x 42".

Dylan Estabrooks

Wayne Hall|Orland, Maine. Confluence, 2015. Red maple base, gessoed and waxed, cherry top, oil-varnish and wax. $3,200. 37" x 60" x 22".

Wayne Hall

William Janelle|Bridgton, Maine. Fall, 2014. Cherry, linseed oil. $1,200. 25.5" x 10.5" x 1".

William Janelle

Christopher Joyce|Stonington, Maine. Black Ash Burl Vessel, 2015. Black ash burl, African blackwood, watco oil, wax. $1,200. 11.5" x 5" dia.

Christopher Joyce

Lou Landry|E. Boothbay, Maine. Confetti, 2015. Bloodwood, sycamore, cherry, yellowheart, Burmese blackwood, 5 colors of dyed birch. $1,495. 3.75" x 11" dia.

Lou Landry

David LaValle|Bar Harbor, Maine. Floor Lantern, 2014. Cherry, walnut, urethane. NFS. 48" x 12" x 12".

David LaValle

Gregg Lipton|Cumberland, Maine. Gazelle Console, 2010. Cherry legs, quilted maple, ebony pinstripe, laquer finish. $3,500. 30" x 42" x 15".

Gregg Lipton

James Macdonald|Burnham, Maine. Here Nor There, 2015. Wood, marquetry, walnut, maple, figured mahogany, macassar ebony, in sipo frame, oil finish. $1,200. 24" x 15" x 1.5".

Jim Macdonald

David Masury|Kittery Point, Maine. Walnut Side Chair, 2012. Black walnut, Danish cord, oil varnish. $3,200 on commission. 32" x 20" x 23".

David Masury

Chris North|Owls Head, Maine. Humdinger Table, 2015. Walnut, silver, danish oil. $2,700. 30" x 46.5" x 15".

Chris Noth

Duane Paluska|Woolwich, Maine. End Tables, 2014. Cherry, oil finish. $3,600. 32" x 28" x 28".

Duane Paluska

Malcolm Ray|Damariscotta, Maine. Holly with Pyography, 2015. Holly, gesso. $700. 4.5" x 5" x 5".

Malcolm Ray

Kevin Rodel|Brunswick, Maine. Maori Sideboard, 2015. African mahogany, bleached ash, dyed cotton rope, linseed oil and shellac finish. $20,000. 33" x 60" x 17".

Kevin Rodel

Steven Ryder|Biddeford, Maine. Basket Case, 2013. Sapelle and anigre veneer, Baltic birch plywood. $4,000. 30" x 20" x 26".

Steve Ryder

Libby Schrum|Camden, Maine. Sving Chair, 2015. Wenge, upholstery, hand-applied polyurethane. $5,000 on commission. 32.5" x 27.5" x 31".

Libby Schrum

Karina Steele|Camden, Maine. Pique Bench, 2012. Ash, soap finish. $750. 14" x 11" x 13".

Karina Steele

Michaela C. Stone|Rockport, Maine. Flora Hall Table, 2013. Cherry, oil/varnish blend. $4,400. 30" x 60" x 10".

Michaela Crie Stone

Robert White|Rockport, Maine. Goose River Guide Canoe and Paddles, 2015. Cedar, ash, maple, teak, copper, bronze, bamboo cane, paint, varnish. $5,200 canoe, $150 each oars. 20" x 34" x 17'.

Bob White