General Information

The Messler Gallery


The Messler Gallery is closed for the spring and summer as part of the Center’s overall response plan for the coronavirus pandemic.

It reopens on September 18 with a new show: Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet.

The mission of the Messler Gallery is to advance design and craftsmanship in wood as a vibrant medium of expression. As an educational forum, the gallery enables students and the public to view work by faculty and other accomplished woodworkers firsthand; it hosts public lectures by instructors and visiting artists; and it offers exhibition experience to students and Studio Fellows.

As the only venue in Maine dedicated to the year-round exhibition of studio furniture and wood art, the Messler Gallery provides much-needed exposure for regional furniture makers, turners, and carvers.

The Messler Gallery also serves a national audience through juried competitions, invitational exhibitions, and traveling shows.

We invite you to visit the Messler Gallery Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.


Next Exhibition

Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet
September 18, 2020 - January 6, 2021

2020 Workshop Cancellations

00bryanRegretfully, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship has cancelled all one-week and two-week Workshops for 2020 because of public health concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We plan to reopen with the Nine-month Comprehensive in September, followed by the regular year-round schedule of Furniture and Turning Intensives.
In the interim, we are developing rigorous new virus-prevention policies and teaching protocols to protect the health and safety of students, instructors, and staff. These will serve us well when Workshops resume in 2021. Next year’s Workshop schedule should be posted here by September 1, 2020.




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O c t o b e r  26,  2020 J a n u a r y  22,  2021
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