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

15.rodel

Bench of Primitive Forms

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Michaela Crie Stone

17.stone

Sinuate Chair

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Richard Kaeyer

07.kaeyer

Strip-built Sea Kayak

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$250 Gift Certificate from Fat Andy's Hardwoods

James Macdonald

10.macdonald

Patience

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods

Ray Carbone

04.carbone

Augury

Best in Furniture:

$250 Gift Certificate from Newington Woodcraft

Eben Blaney

02.blaney

Cirrus II

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Maine Coast Lumber

Richard Kaeyer

07.kaeyer

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

Jurors' Best in Show:

$300 Gift Certificate from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Michaela C. Stone

21.stone

Flora Hall Table

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Kevin Rodel

17.rodel

Maori Sideboard

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Michaela C. Stone

21.stone

Flora Hall Table

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$300 Gift Certificate from Fat Andy's Hardwoods

Eben Blaney

01a.blaney

Cormorant

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods

David Boyle

02.boyle

Seachest

Best in Furniture:

$300 Gift Certificate from Newington Woodcraft

Eben Blaney

01a.blaney

Cormorant

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Maine Coast Lumber

Dylan Estabrooks

05.estabrooks

Duncan

 

Best Turned object:

$300 Gift Certificate from Packard Woodworks

Christopher Joyce

08.joyce

Black Ash Burl Vessel

 

 

Maine Wood 2018: 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, 2018 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.

Top Honors

Jurors' Best in Show:

$300 Gift Certificate from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Rob Macks

19.macks

Ootek Kayak

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Saer T. Huston

12.huston

Balance Dining Table

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Libby Schrum

31.schrum

Beføle Stools

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware of South Portland, ME

Aled Lewis

15.lewis

Dyfi Bench

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods

Michaela Crie Stone

35.stone

Teardrop Purse

Best in Furniture:

$300 Gift Certificate from Woodcraft of Portsmouth

Libby Schrum

31.schrum

Beføle Stools

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rugby Architectural Building Products

Melinda Aste

00.aste

Wobble Stools

 

Best Turned object:

$300 Gift Certificate from Packard Woodworks

Jacques Vesery

39.vesery

Nightshades on the Farm

 

 

Maine Wood 2020: 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 17, 2020 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.

Top Honors

Jurors' Best in Show:

$300 Gift Certificate from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Steve Bartlett

19.macks

Fully Furnished

 

Best Original Design:

$300 Gift Certificate from  DMT Diamond Whetstones

Heide Martin

12.huston

Rectangle Trays

 

People's Choice Award:

$300 Cash Award from  Holt & Bugbee

Dennis Curtis

31.schrum

Ambrosia Starburst

Outstanding Craftsmanship:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware of South Portland, ME

William L. Janelle

15.lewis

Everyday Glory

 

Best Use of Wood:

$300 Gift Certificate from Rare Woods USA

Sayer G. Houseal

35.stone

Drinks Cabinet

Best in Furniture:

$300 Gift Certificate from Woodcraft of Portsmouth

Dev Flaherty

31.schrum

Arches Foyer Table

 

Best New Maker:

$300 Gift Certificate from Tools for Working Wood

Scott Stuart

00.aste

Contemporary Credenza

 

Best Turned object:

$300 Gift Certificate from Packard Woodworks

Malcolm Ray

39.vesery

Black Mesa

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Alumni and Studio Fellows Exhibition

Eligibility

Open to all alumni and former Studio Fellows

Exhibition Dates and Venue

January 20 - April 5, 2017 at the Messler Gallery

Design and Selection Criteria
      • Furniture, turning, carving, and sculpture are welcome.
      • Jurors will select work that achieves excellence in design and fabrication.
      • Submissions must be completed works, not drawings or models.
      • Submitted work must not have been previously exhibited at the Messler Gallery.
 Jurors

       Mark Gardner, wood turner, Saluda, NC

       Anissa Kapsales, Associate Editor, Fine Woodworking, Newtown, CT

       Sarah Kay, furniture designer, London, England

 

Submission Guidelines
      • All submissions must be made electronically and should be emailed to Victoria Allport at victoria@woodschool.org.
      • Each applicant may submit up to three pieces for consideration, and submit up to three images per entry.
      • Only one work per applicant will be exhibited, if chosen.
      • Submit all images as attachments, labeled with your last name and a number to distinguish entries. Example: "Smith1," "Smith2," "Smith3"
      • Please include the title, materials, dimensions and year completed for each entry in the email body text.
      • Email subject line should include "Alumni & Fellows Exhibit" and your last name.

 

Application Deadline

Entries must be received by September 1, 2016.

 

Timetable

September 1, 2016            Deadline for submissions

September 16, 2016          Finalists selected for gallery show and all entrants notified of results

January 12-13, 2017         Delivery of work to Messler Gallery

January 20, 2017              Opening of Messler Gallery exhibition

April 5, 2017                    Exhibition ends at Messler Gallery

 

Shipping

The Messler Gallery will help with shipping charges within reason. Crating and arrangements for shipping are the exhibitor's responsibility.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact Messler Gallery Manager, Victoria Allport at victoria@woodschool.org or 207-594-5611.

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