December 3, 2022

ROCKPORT – The Heart for Household furniture Craftsmanship is pleased to announce the awards for “Maine Wood 2022.” This is the eighth exhibition in a biennial series that showcases the breadth, creativeness, and excellence of wood craftsmanship in Maine. It features the get the job done of 19 artists and artisans, selected by a distinguished unbiased jury from a pool of 59 entries. The display incorporates furniture, carving, marquetry, turning, sculpture, and a bicycle, and is on look at at the Center’s Messler Gallery, in Rockport, by April 6.

Christina M. Vincent, from North Haven, received two individual awards for her present-day bench, Acadia. The 1st was “Best Unique Style,” which came with a $300 money prize sponsored by The Craftsmanship Initiative of San Francisco, CA. The second was “People’s Choice” as determined by an online popular vote, which introduced a dollars prize of $300 sponsored by the Holt & Bugbee lumber organization, of Tewksbury, MA.

George Partal, from Bangor, also took two honors, with his multi-media vessel Sands of Time. The first, “Best Turned Object,” arrived with a $300 present certificate sponsored by Packard Woodworks, a mail-get resource business in Tryon, NC. The next, “Best Use of Wooden,” arrived with a $300 reward certification from Scarce Woods United states, in Mexico, ME.

Saer T. Huston, of Huston & Organization, in Kennebunkport, took the prize for “Juror’s Greatest in Show” with his North Fork Espresso Table and gained a $300 reward certification from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, in Warren, ME.

Dan Capwell, from Belfast, won the award for “Outstanding Craftsmanship” with a attractive and entirely useful wood-framed bicycle, using house a $300 present certification from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware of South Portland, ME.

Kevin Rodel, from Portland, was accorded “Best in Furniture” for a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Trestle Table, which acquired him a $300 present certification from Woodcraft of Portsmouth, NH.

And, ultimately, John Rogers, from Woolwich, appointed “Best New Maker” for a pair of inlaid walnut conclude tables obtained a $300 gift certification from Tools for Doing the job Wood, in Brooklyn, NY.

The present is co-sponsored by a few Maine craft companies: the Maine Craft Association, Maine Woodturners, and the Maine Woodworkers Association. To perspective the award winning items, be sure to simply click here.

Jurors for this year’s biennial ended up Annie Evelyn, Studio Furniture Maker and co-founder of Crafting the Long term, Bakersville, NC Reuben Foat, Section Chair, Cerritos University Woodworking, Norwalk, CA and Gary Rogowski, Director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio, Portland, OR. For additional information and facts on the exhibition, jurors, sponsors, and awards please contact Messler Gallery Director Victoria Allport at 207-594-5611 or [email protected]