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Craig Nutt

Furniture Maker, Sculptor, Arts Advocate

Craig Nutt

Craig Nutt is a studio furniture maker and sculptor, whose work is in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum; the High Museum of Art; the Tennessee State Museum; the Georgia Museum of Art; and the Mobile, Birmingham and Huntsville Museums of Art in Alabama. He has received fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a southeast regional fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a recipient of the Alabama Governor’s Arts Award, and the University of Alabama Alumnus Arts Award.

Craig was serving on the board of CERF+, when Hurricane Katrina deeply disrupted the lives of so many artists on the Gulf Coast and made apparent the need for artists and for CERF+ to be more proactive about their approaches to disaster. Craig eventually joined the staff of the arts service organization as its Director of Programs to assist the organization in its efforts to foster a culture of resilience and emergency response in the arts sector. He left his position at CERF+ in 2015 but continues to work with CERF+ on matters of public policy and federal advocacy.

He was a founding board member of the Furniture Society and received its Award of Distinction in 2018.

Craig lives and works near Nashville, TN.

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