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John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship (2015)

applications due by July 1, 2015

The John D. Mineck Foundation was created in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts, which reflect John’s interests and values.  John’s skills as a fine furniture maker were a result of passion, dedication, and the guidance of a well-known furniture artist.  Without that guidance, John would not have realized his capabilities.

Kim Winkle, June 8, 2013, wood
Kim Winkle, June 8, 2013, wood

In an effort to support the art that John loved and the people who make it, the Foundation has created a fellowship to encourage and support a young-in-career furniture artist with the financial assistance to help him/her succeed in his/her journey.  The fellowship has been designed to help support a talented furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop his/her own skills, and/or make the transition to independence.

The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist and is administered by The Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC). This year, the SAC will celebrate the past winners of the Mineck Furniture Fellowship with a special exhibition. The 2015 Fellow will join Will Tracey (2009), Libby Schrum (2010), Bart Niswonger (2011), Nick Hollibaugh (2012), Vivian Beer (2013), and Kimberly Winkle (2014) in an exhibition that demonstrates continued growth and excellence in furniture. The exhibition will be open from August 1 to October 17, 2015.


Criteria and guidelines for applicants can be found at Applications for the fellowship will be accepted until July 1, 2015.