2019 was the inaugural year for The Furniture Society’s EFASO Program, aimed at encouraging the exhibition of furniture through the provision of grants to cover shipping costs.
2019 EFASO Grant Winners
Jason Schneider incorporates the strength and beauty of corrugated cardboard in his crafting of fine furniture. He was able to ship work from Marquette, Michigan to Carbondale, Colorado for an exhibition at the Launchpad, Bauhaus Seen.
Jordan Waraksa makes heirloom quality furniture influenced by his passion for music. He was able to ship work from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to New York, NY for the Design Week exhibition, Next Level 2019.
The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood is dedicated to the expansion and appreciation of art, craft, and design in wood. From October 4, 2019 through January 18, 2020 they will hold the exhibition, Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking. Work will be shipped from a diversity of locations throughout the United States. From November 6, 2020 to January 23, 2021, the Center will exhibit, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. Work for this show will be shipped from Houston, Texas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it’s only east coast venue.
Racine Art Museum
Racine Art Museum (Institution) holds one of the largest contemporary craft collections in North America. From September 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the museum will hold the exhibit, Objects Redux. Artwork will be gathered from local sources and a significant number of furniture pieces will be trucked in and installed in Racine, Wisconsin.