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Committee Chair

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Andrew Glasgow

Andrew Glasgow, an Alabama native, grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Alabama at Birm­ing­ham with a degree in Art History. He began work at The Birm­ing­ham Museum of Art as a field worker and then as Acting Curator of Deco­ra­tive Arts. In 1988, the South­ern High­land Craft Guild, as its Curator of Educa­tion, hired Andrew and he found himself living in a new loca­tion with a completely differ­ent social climate. In 1993, Andrew became Assis­tant Direc­tor of Blue Spiral 1 gallery. After four years he returned to the Guild as Direc­tor of Programs and Collec­tions. In 2001 he became the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of The Furni­ture Society. In 2007, Andrew accepted the job of Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Amer­i­can Craft Council head­quar­tered in NYC. They had a publish­ing arm, national craft fairs and a major national educa­tion program for the public concern­ing contemporary craft. 

In 2009 he was diag­nosed with a viral lymphoma and medically retired in late 2009. Since then he has done pro-bono work for the Mint Museum of Art in Char­lotte, the Birm­ing­ham Museum and frequently has done work at the Asheville Art Museum, The South­ern High­land Craft Guild and Center for Craft.

Jurors

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Steffanie Dotson

Stef­fanie (Steffi) Dotson is a passion­ate advo­cate for craft and the arts. She is an educa­tor, mother, wood­worker, and past Furni­ture Society board trustee. For her contri­bu­tions to the orga­ni­za­tion during her tenure, The Furni­ture Society created a perma­nent award in her name, the Steffi Dotson Service Award, of which she was the inau­gural recip­i­ent in 2018. Her most recent efforts include found­ing San Diego Craft Collec­tive, where she serves as pres­i­dent of the board in addi­tion to teach­ing wood­work­ing and other crafts. Steffi also serves on the board of the Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation.

Learn more about Steffi and San Diego Craft here, and follow her on Insta­gram & Face­book

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Tom Loeser

Tom Loeser served as Chair of the Univer­sity of Wiscon­sin-Madison Depart­ment of Art from 2009 – 2014 and was head of the wood/​furniture area at UW-Madison from 1991 – 2020

Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind func­tional and dysfunc­tional objects that are often carved and painted and always draw inspi­ra­tion from the history of design and object making. In 1993, he spent six months in Japan on an NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellow­ship. In 2003 and again in 2017, he spent six months teach­ing and research­ing in London. In addi­tion to produc­ing studio furni­ture, Loeser has also worked on a number of public commis­sions and site-specific installations. 

His work has been featured in many national and inter­na­tional exhi­bi­tions and can be found in museum collec­tions includ­ing the Brook­lyn Museum; Fuller Craft Museum; Museum of Arts and Design; Racine Art Museum; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Smith­son­ian Amer­i­can Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery; Smith­son­ian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Yale Univer­sity Art Gallery, and many other insti­tu­tions. Loeser’s solo exhi­bi­tion Please Please Please trav­elled to four venues in San Fran­cisco, San Diego, Houston and Philadel­phia. He was elected to the Amer­i­can Craft Council College of Fellows in 2012 and in 2019 was the recip­i­ent of the Furni­ture Society’s Award of Distinction.

Check out Tom’s website and make sure to follow him on Insta­gram & Face­book

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Elizabeth McGoey

Liz McGoey is the Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff Asso­ciate Curator of Arts of the Amer­i­cas at the Art Insti­tute of Chicago, focus­ing on deco­ra­tive arts and design. She completed a BA in Art History at the Univer­sity of Wiscon­sin and her MA and PhD in the History of Art at Indiana Univer­sity, and has held fellow­ships at the New York Public Library, the Smith­son­ian Amer­i­can Art Museum Renwick Gallery, and the Winterthur Insti­tute at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Liz is the editor and co-author of Silver in the Art Insti­tute of Chicago (2017) and most recently curated Photog­ra­phy + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s (2019) and Land­scape in Light: The Tiffany Window at the Art Insti­tute of Chicago (2021).

Learn more about Liz here