With the hard work of FS board member and ICFF coordinator Hayami Arakawa, and a fantastic selection of student work, the Furniture Society's booth at ICFF 2013 is a success!
The first image shows the booth at 8:00am on opening day. The second image shows the booth space filled with interested ICFF-goers, checking out the incredible array of studio furniture.
ICFF "PEOPLES' CHOICE" AWARD ~ VOTE NOW!
The Furniture Society and Powermatic have brought the work of 12 exceptional students from across the country to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, May 18-21, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City.
One talented student will be selected as the winner of the Peoples' Choice award, and will receive a Powermatic 1500 Bandsaw.
Cast your vote now!
Click here to view entries and cast your vote!
FS 13: L.A. Symposium will be an exciting departure from the Furniture Society's typical conference format. The Symposium will harness the energy of L.A.'s design culture to explore issues critical to designer-makers today.
ANNOUNCEMENTSMind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture
The beautiful contemporary furniture, all exhibited at the 2010 Furniture Society Conference by 72 furniture makers and 13 juried students, is presented in over 175 striking color photos in this 160 page hardcover book.
Demonstrating the healthy state of handmade furniture in which creativity abounds in thoughtful designs, this exceptional publication showcases the relationship between mind and hand merging diverse elements into wonderful pieces!
VCA Inc. is offering a one-year apprenticeship with training in fine furniture, architectural millwork, and custom finishing!
The training provides direct experience while earning a basic wage. The apprentice will be assigned a mentor in each of the three areas, who will be responsible for instruction, assigning tasks and day-to-day oversight. The year will be divided into 4-month segments, each one concentrating in one of the three areas. The apprentice will be monitored closely; after each segment there will be a review of the work. VCA is a working shop with a wide variety of projects going on simultaneously. Quality and deadlines are extremely important. The apprentice will need to be a quick learner, diligent and able to work in a team environmentt. Other tasks will include clean-up, deliveries, errands and plant/shop maintenance, but these would be balanced with the hands-on work.
View the full announcement (PDF)
Download the apprenticeship application (PDF)
Wharton Esherick Museum presents Poplar Culture: The Celebration of a Tree, May 21 to June 10, 2012
The Wharton Esherick Museum will present Poplar Culture: The Celebration of a Tree, May 21 - June 10, 2012. The show will feature the work of more than 40 contemporary woodworkers honoring famed wood artist Wharton Esherick with new pieces they have crafted from the tulip poplar tree that stood outside the door of Esherick's Chester County studio. All pieces will be available for purchase during the show.
About the Exhibit
The show's hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. Historic Yellow Springs will be closed for Memorial Day. Admission is free. The show will be housed in the Lincoln Building at Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.
Works on display will vary from large furniture to small spoons, from sculpture to woodblock prints. Collectors will have an opportunity to own a piece of the studio's history by purchasing these works of art. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Wharton Esherick Museum and Historic Yellow Springs.
The Poplar Culture exhibit will open with a preview party on Sunday, May 20th from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission for the preview begins at $75 for the general public ($55 for students with a current student I.D.) Reservations for the preview party may be purchased at the Museum's website at www.whartonesherickmuseum.org.
"Esherick's motto was 'If it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing,' and we think this show embodies that spirit," said the museum's executive director Paul Eisenhauer. "Visitors will enjoy how these contemporary artists pay tribute to Esherick and to this historic tree."
For More Information For more information about the Poplar Culture show and preview party, contact the Wharton Esherick Museum at 610-644-5822 or email@example.com. Or visit the Museum's website at www.whartonesherickmuseum.org.
The Wharton Esherick Museum is open for tours by reservation only, from March 1 through December 31. Contact the Museum for hours and to make reservations.
"Matt Hutton co-founded the Woodworking & Furniture Design department at the Maine College of Art soon after arriving at the college in Portland a decade ago. The nationally recognized program was launched with the conversion of a men's bathroom into a woodworking studio; last summer, Hutton led the construction of the department's new 5,000-squarefoot studio/work space. "The department was a natural fit for Maine, with its rich history of wood products," says Hutton, an Associate Professor at MECA."
Read the full article at the Portland Press Herald
The Furniture Society will be at ICFF May 19-22 in New York City's Javits Center with MAKE, a group exhibition. Read on for details!
May 19-22, 2012
A group exhibition presented by the Furniture Society
- Michael Brolly
- Byron Conn
- Paul Draine
- Andrew Glantz
- Glen Guarino
- Matthew Hebert
- Christina Hilborne
- Matthew Powell Hlavinka
- Robert Huskey
- Tom Loeser
- Andrew Pitts
- David Rasmussen
- David Richardson
- Chuck Sharbaugh
- Richard Townsend
- Kerry Vesper
The Furniture Society is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Furniture Society Conference presentation of Faculty Selects. The final images chosen from your nominations will be featured in a digital exhibition at the Society's 2012 conference, Design, Community & the Sublime, June 14-16 at the Maine College of Art, Portland ME.
The final selections will also be featured on the Society's website in an online showcase, and will be digitally displayed throughout the 2012 conference. Since this is a digital exhibition, works need not be shipped. This conference provides students with a wonderful opportunity for prominent exposure to a large, important and focused audience in the furniture field.
Read the full call for nominations and download a nomination form
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