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 it’s a joy to see how Maine’s woodworking community continues to grow, with excellent new makers being juried in every time.”
Maine organizations co-sponsoring Maine Wood 2018 are the Maine Crafts Association, Maine Woodturners, and Maine Woodworkers Association.
Over $2,000 in donated prizes from corporate sponsors will be awarded at the opening reception. These include $300 gift certificates from DMT Diamond Whetstones for ‘Best Original Design’; from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware of South Portland, Maine for ‘Outstanding Craftsmanship’; from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks for ‘Jurors’ Best in Show’; from Rugby Architectural Building Products (formerly 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 is 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 Fabio Fernandez, Executive Director, Society of Arts+Crafts, Boston, MA; Joshua Friend, Editor, American Woodturner, St. Paul, MN; and Mira Nakashima, Creative Director, George Nakashima Woodworker, New Hope, PA.