Exhibitions

Since 1997 The Furniture Society has promoted the work of our members by providing opportunities to participate in juried or curated exhibitions, sponsored solely by The Furniture Society or in partnership with other organizations. A list of recurring annual exhibitions and past major juried exhibitions follows below. For details and images of TFS-sponsored exhibitions that are currently or recently on view, or archived for posterity, please use the corresponding tabs.


 

Recurring Exhibitions

These exhibitions are mounted annually, or at some other regular interval. Participation is limited to Furniture Society members. A link is provided for years for which official documentation exists.

Members Gallery

Faculty Selects

ICFF

Major Juried or Curated Exhibitions (partnerships noted)

2008: Multiplicity: The Art of the Furniture Prototype
Multiplicity
opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, on June 15, 2008, in conjunction with the 12th annual Society conference, and closed on September 14, 2008.

2006: Show Us Your Drawers
Show Us Your Drawers opened at the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, June 7, 2006, in conjunction with the 10th annual Society conference. The exhibition featured the work of 29 Society members.

2004: Curv-iture
Curv-iture opened in Savannah, GA, in 2004 in conjunction with the 8th annual Society conference, and traveled to several venues around the country through late 2005. The exhibition featured the work of 35 Society members.

2004: The Maker's Hand — in partnership with The Museum of Fine Art, Boston

2003: Cabinets of Curiosities — in partnership with The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia

2003: WilsonArt Invitational — in partnership with WilsonArt

2002: The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff opened in Madison, WI, in June 2002 in conjunction with the 6th annual Society conference, and traveled extensively around the country.

2001: Editors Choice: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture — in partnership with SOFA (Chicago). Invitational show featuring work that appeared in the Society book Furniture Studio: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture. Nine Society members are featured.

1999: The Circle Unbroken: Continuity and Innovation in Studio Furniture
The Circle Unbroken was mounted at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee in June, 1999, in conjunction with the 3rd annual Society conference. This was the Furniture Society's first major juried exhibition, featuring work by 30 Society members.

1997: Contemporary North American Furniture was the first official Furniture Society exhibition of any kind. This was an invitational show featuring the work of 32 Society members.


Current Exhibitions

Spotlight: Functional Lighting As Illuminated Sculpture (in partnership with Craft in America) June 11 - August 20, 2016  http://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits

Recent Exhibitions

On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century (in partnership with the Center for Art in Wood) May 6 - July 23, 2016  http://centerforartinwood.org/exhibition/on-the-edge-of-your-seat-chairs-for-the-21st-century/

Craft-Facturing, Objects and Their Stories is the headline exhibition at the 2016 Phildelphia Conference. Work will be on display at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for one month, June 5-30, concurrent with the FS annual conference June 23-26.

FS @ ICFF 2015
Sponsored by Powermatic

  • Arthur Talayko

  • Sarah Burgan

  • Tor Erickson

  • Sarah Marriage

  • Peter Chen

  • Marcus Papay

  • Josh Urso

  • Jim Rose

  • Forest Dickey

Faculty Selects 2014 - presented as part of FS14

National Student Work @ ICFF 2013
Sponsored by Powermatic

Faculty Selects 2013 - presented as part of Symposium 2013

Craft + Design - presented as part of Symposium 2013

Annual Exhibitions

Annual Exhibitions

Faculty Selects - Student work, juried
Originated in 2005 as part of the Furniture Studio series of books, Faculty Selects is an annual showcase of student work nominated for inclusion by faculty members. Submissions are juried by a panel consisting of the current Student Representative to the Furniture Society Board of Trustees and two or more selected educators.

(ICFF) Designed For Multiples - group show, juried
ICFF provides the Furniture Society with substantial space for a juried exhibition of work designed specifically for limited production by Society members. In addition, ICFF offers any Society member regular exhibition space at a significant discount.

Architectural Digest Home Design Show - group show, juried
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show provides the Society with substantial space in the "MADE" section of the Show, which features artists and designers of limited edition and/or one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. In addition, the Show offers any Society member exhibition space at a significant discount.

Major Juried or Curated Exhibitions

2008: Multiplicity: The Art of the Furniture Prototype
Multiplicity
opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, on June 15, 2008, in conjunction with the 12th annual Society conference, and closed on September 14, 2008.

2006: Show Us Your Drawers
Show Us Your Drawers opened at the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, June 7, 2006, in conjunction with the 10th annual Society conference. The exhibition featured the work of 29 Society members.

2004: Curv-iture
Curv-iture opened in Savannah, GA, in 2004 in conjunction with the 8th annual Society conference, and traveled to several venues around the country through late 2005. The exhibition featured the work of 35 Society members.

2004: The Maker's Hand — in partnership with The Museum of Fine Art, Boston

2003: Cabinets of Curiosities — in partnership with The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia

2003: WilsonArt Invitational — in partnership with WilsonArt

2002: The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff opened in Madison, WI, in June 2002 in conjunction with the 6th annual Society conference, and traveled extensively around the country.

2001: Editors Choice: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture — in partnership with SOFA (Chicago). Invitational show featuring work that appeared in the Society book Furniture Studio: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture. Nine Society members are featured.

1999: The Circle Unbroken: Continuity and Innovation in Studio Furniture
The Circle Unbroken was mounted at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee in June, 1999, in conjunction with the 3rd annual Society conference. This was the Furniture Society's first major juried exhibition, featuring work by 30 Society members.

1997: Contemporary North American Furniture was the first official Furniture Society exhibition of any kind. This was an invitational show featuring the work of 32 Society members.