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California Handmade: State of the Arts

California Handmade: State of the Arts
Maloof Foundation for the Arts
Alta Loma, CA
June 7, 2015-January 2, 2016

work by Barbara Holmes

work by Barbara Holmes

Works by more than eighty visionary California artists will be featured in California Handmade: State of the Arts, an exhibition organized jointly by The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America. The ground breaking exhibition will bring together a diverse selection of recent works representing a wide range of materials, techniques and perspectives. Visitors will experience astonishing and beautiful works of sculpture, furniture, textiles, jewelry and decorative arts, many which have not been previously exhibited.  For more information visit malooffoundation.org.

ICFF 2015

ICFF 2015
Jacob K. Javits Center
New York City, NY
May16-19, 2015

Work by Marcus Papay

Work by Marcus Papay

 

ICFF features what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design, luxury interiors and high end furniture. Extraordinary styles by top international furniture brands and emerging new talent highlight unique furnishings, seating, wall covering, carpeting, accessories, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furniture and more.

This year the Furniture Society is in booth # 2735, come check us out!  In addition, many of our members have their own booths--Chris Poehlmann at CP Lighting and the students from San Diego State University just to name a few.  Don't miss it!  For more information go to www.icff.com.

Carolina Makers

Carolina Makers
South Carolina State Museum
Columbia, SC
May 2015-February 2016

Work by Joseph Thompson

Work by Joseph Thompson

Carolina Makers, presented by Time Warner Cable, celebrates local makers from South Carolina who are producing handmade objects for people all over the world. The exhibition connects to the heart of the current nationwide artisanal movement. Artisanal, the alternative to mass production, describes individuals or companies who make high-quality products, usually by hand, using a traditional method or craft. This movement is speaking to the demand and needs of the buyer.
Carolina Makers focuses specifically on makers from South Carolina, who are producing unique objects by hand – for everyday use, from furniture to textiles – for individuals locally and across the globe. This exhibition celebrates and brings to light these important contributions.
Carolina Makers is free with museum general admission or membership.  For more information visit www.scmuseum.org.

Garry Knox Bennett: Inside

Garry Knox Bennett: Inside
Pritam & Eames at the
Gallery of Somes Sound
Mount Desert Island, ME
May 15-August 15, 2015

Work by Garry Knox Bennett

Work by Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett: Inside will feature chairs, tables, benches, lamps and wall art drawn from Bennett’s Oakland home. For information about this or other exhibitions, visit www.galleryatsomessound.com.   (more…)

Pritam & Eames Inaugural Exhibition

Pritam & Eames Inaugural Exhibition
The Gallery at Somes Sound
Mount Desert Island, ME
May 15, 2015
Work by Wendell Castle

Work by Wendell Castle

Pritam & Eames is opening in their new location on May 15 at The Gallery at Somes Sound (GSS) on Mount Desert Island, Maine! Thanks to a generous offer by Tyra Hanson, director of GSS, Pritam & Eames will have the first floor in an historic two-story building in beautiful Somesville, ME to showcase studio work by artists and artisans associated with P&E. 

    P&E's inaugural exhibit will feature furniture by Garry Knox Bennett, Wendell Castle,  Jere Osgood, Kristina Madsen, William Walker, Don Miller, Judy Kensley McKie, James Schriber, Richard Scott Newman, Tom Hucker, David Ebner, Timothy Philbrick, Peter Sandback, Andy Buck, Fran Taubman, Duncan Gowdy, Gary Magakis, Tim Coleman, and Ted Blachley. P&E North will also represent painters Karen Kluglein, Aubrey Grainger and Linda Capello; lighting designers Sam & Noel Hilliard; ceramist Fred Johnston; jewelers Tom Odell, Terry Logan, and Tia Kramer; glass artist Sam Stang; lacquer master Yuji Kubo; and metalsmith Maurice Hamburger.  For more information visit www.pritameames.com.  

 

Collective Design Fair 2015

Collective Design Fair 2015
Wexler Gallery
New York, NY
May 13-17th, 2015

 

Worth by Timothy Schreiber

Worth by Timothy Schreiber

Wexler Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Collective, a design fair in New York City that will present a cohesive, curated selection of contemporary design and historical pieces from galleries around the world. The third edition will be held at the Skylight Clarkson Sq, located in west Soho. Collective Design Fair will run from May 13 - 17, 2015.  For more information visit www.wexlergallery.com.

WOOD: A Furniture Show

WOOD: A Furniture Show
Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery
Escondido, CA
January 9-February 7, 2015

Work by Craig Thibodeau

Work by Craig Thibodeau

An exhibition of fine furniture by Southern Californian artists including: Randy Bader, William Bardick, Lee Covill, Russ Filbeck, Brian Jackson, David Marr, McFinn Designs, Brian Murphy, David Ortega, Louis Plante, Aaron Radelow, Nouveau Designs, and Craig Thibodeau. Curated by Brian Murphy. For more information on the gallery or exhibition, visit their website here.

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue, WA
October 31, 2015-March 29, 2015

Work by Seth Rolland

Work by Seth Rolland

In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years that highlights the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftspeople. The third edition of the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial, Knock on Wood, will focus on the versatile and challenging medium of wood. For each edition of the Biennial, the Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design. This year BAM celebrates the long standing connection of wood to the Pacific Northwest. From First Nations' art to the logging industry, along with present concerns for creative sustainability, wood holds a special significance to the region. (more…)

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury and Today

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury and Today
Museum of Art & Design
New York, NY
April 28-September 27, 2015

Work by Vivian Beer

Work by Vivian Beer

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today considers the important contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture, and features work by Vivian Beer, Furniture Society Advisory Board Member. In the 1950s and 60s, an era when painting, sculpture, and architecture were dominated by men, women had considerable impact in alternative materials such as textiles, ceramics, and metals. Largely unexamined in major art historical surveys, either due to their gender or choice of materials, these pioneering women achieved success and international recognition, laying the ground for the feminist movement that followed.

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Ma: Defining Space, Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji

Ma: Defining Space, Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji
Morakami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, FL
September 30, 2014-January 18, 2015

Ma_DefiningSpace4-670x950A built-in storage system comprised of staggered shelves, chigai-dana, first appeared inside shoin-style homes in the Kamakura era (1192 – 1333), replacing the freestanding, portable bookcases that were used to store and display scrolls, books, tea utensils and other decorative objects. A companion to the tokonoma, an alcove in which hanging scrolls and other objects of art are decoratively displayed, chigai-dana is an integral part of Japanese domestic architecture. In its design, this timelessly elegant shelving and storage system accentuates the simple yet refined beauty of form and function that is the core of Japanese furniture design. This exhibition was organized by Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (more…)