In it’s second year, The Furniture Society’s EFASO Program encourages and promotes the exhibition of furniture through the provision of grants to help offset the cost of shipping furniture and sculptural objects.
2020 EFASO Grant Winners
Teresa Audet is an artist and furniture maker in Minneapolis, MN. She holds a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. Her exhibitions include the 2019 group show “Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking,” presented at Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood. She received a 2019 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, has been awarded artist residencies nationwide, and serves as the Arts and Program Manager for the Minneapolis Art Lending Library.
Teresa will be exhibiting at The Phipps Galleries, May 8 — June 14, 2020
Learn more at teresaaudet.com.
Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn’s work. Employing a range of materials (handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals) and processes (tessellating metal pieces to create soft upholstered seating or embedding fresh cut flowers to add aroma), Evelyn uses furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body to create new and surprising experiences.
From 2014 – 2017 Evelyn was an artist in residence at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, Parsons — The New School, Anderson Ranch, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Craft, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Laura Housely’s book, The Independent Design Guide. She has been awarded Windgate Furniture residencies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (upcoming-2020). In 2018 Evelyn was finalist for the Burke Prize for contemporary craft and her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). Currently Evelyn is the Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Furniture Department of California College of the Arts.
Annie will be exhibiting at The Strohl Art Center, June 27-July 20, 2020
Learn more at annieevelyn.com
The mission of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is to provide the best possible education for people who want to design and build functional, beautiful, and expressive work out of wood to the highest standard of craftsmanship. At the heart of the Center’s mission is the belief that design and craftsmanship are deeply meaningful expressions of the human spirit. They contribute to individual fulfillment and inform the larger culture.
Our programs are for novice, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers who seek an inspiring learning experience in a supportive environment.
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Messler Gallery, will exhibit New Work by Faculty June 12 — September 16, 2020
Learn more at woodschool.org
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, studio, and garden spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators, and the community at large.
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will exhibit Breaking from Tradition: Contemporary Approaches to the Decorative Arts, April 18-June 21, 2020
Learn More at crafthouston.org
SDSU’s University Gallery is a critical part of the educational and community outreach efforts of the School of Art + Design. The Gallery hosts traveling exhibitions, student exhibitions, and curated exhibition. All of these events greatly enrich the educational experiences of our students through exposure to a wide range of art and design practices. These exhibitions also allow for the School to better engage the larger arts community of San Diego, bringing members to the campus to see the work of our amazing students, faculty, and artists from around the world.
The University Gallery at The School of Art + Design, at San Diego State University, will exhibit Windgate Artist-in-Residence: Ten Year Retrospective, August 31 — October 19, 2020
Learn more at art.sdsu.edu
- Gail M. Brown