See below for upcoming events...
July 7 thru July 29. RiverArts "Woodworkers Showcase" exhibition. RiverArts is located at 315 High Street, Suite 106 in Chestertown, MD 21620. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 7th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Additional information is available via email at email@example.com and phone at 410-778-6300.
July 11 thru August 5: Maryland Federation of Art "Off the Wall" Exhibition at the Waverly Street Gallery. The Gallery is located at 4600 East-West Highway #102, Bethesda, MD 200814. The artists reception and awards ceremony will be held on July 14th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. The MFA sales gallery for the exhibition can be viewed at their "Off the Wall" website.
March 23, 2017: I was featured on the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery live video stream "The Artistic Spirit Live Series" on Facebook. The live stream was recorded and can be viewed below and on YouTube if you don't have a Facebook account. Note: Some browsers may produce a delay between the audio and the video. Chrome and Opera will properly render the video...
March 18, 2017: Maryland Federation of Art's "In the Bag" event.
March 1st thru the 11th: I have been selected to participate in the Maryland Federation of Art'sArtists' Mélange I Exhibition. The event reception will be held at the MFA Circle Gallery on March 5th, 2017 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The Circle Gallery is located at 18 State Circle in Annapolis, MD 21401. It is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm daily. The phone number for the gallery is 410-268-4566.
A number of exciting new turnings will be rolled out at this exhibition, including one turned from a natural edge chunk of recovered Ancient Kauri (agathis australis) that is over 30,000 years old.
Please consider taking time during this 2-week exhibition to check out this new turning, created from a section of a tree that was growing in New Zealand when mastodons, wooly rhinoceros's and sabre-toothed cats roamed the earth.
March 5, 2017: Maryland Federation of Art's "Artist's Melange I" Reception in the Circle Gallery from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
"Diaphanous Wicker Vessel" has been juried in to the Maryland Federation of Art's Winter Member Show that will run from January 5th thru January 21st, 2017.
This natural edge vessel was turned out of a piece of chestnut oak with a very thin wall thickness. After air drying it was placed in a media blast cabinet where the soft early wood growth rings were abraded away leaving behind a partially pierced, 3-dimensional, wicker-like surface. The piece measured out at a maximum diameter of 7 3/4", a height of 3 3/4" and a base diameter of 1 9/16".
"Diaphanous Wicker Vessel" will soon be available for purchase at the MFA's on-line sales gallery. A link to the sales gallery will be located on that page. Look for Tag#1 of 73 in the on-line gallery.
Please join us for the show reception on January 15th, 2017 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
January 7th, 2017: I'll be doing woodturning demonstrations at the annual Woodworking Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace in Timonium, Maryland in the Chesapeake Woodturners booth.
January 12th, 2017: I will be participating in the Montgomery County Woodturners Panel Critique at 6:30pm.
"Cosmic Jets" has been juried in to the Maryland Federation of Art's Small Wonders exhibition that will run from December 2nd thru December 26th, 2016.
The globe was turned from a single piece of bradford pear. Both the upper and lower sections of the globe have been hollowed out to form what woodturners refer to as a "box". The finials and pedestal were turned out of pieces of ebony. The assembled turning was required to fit within a 7" x 7" x 7" cube to be eligible for the exhibition. As displayed it is 6" wide by 6" tall by 3" deep.
"Cosmic Jets" is now available for purchase at the MFA's on-line sales gallery. Look for Tag#1.
Please join us for the Small Wonders Reception on December 8th from 6:00-8:00pm at MFA's Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:00pm.
Note: "Cosmic Jets" has been awarded a Juror's Choice Award at theSmall Wonders exhibition...
"40th Choice" has been donated to the Maryland Federation of Art for their annual Collector's Choice fundraising event to be held on October 23rd. This piece is currently on display at the MFA's Circle Gallery in downtown Annapolis along with 154 pieces of art donated by local artists.
This vessel was turned out of a single piece of black walnut and is 12" in diameter and 7" high. A band of carved patterns was painted with black milk paint which was lightly sanded and burnished to allow some of the walnut's figure to show through.
"Pentagonal Winged Bowl" has been jurored into the Maryland Federation of Art's Fall Member Show in Annapolis. The wing features 3 cut sides, one natural edge with bark and one natural edge exposed. The wing was turned with a slight upturn on each point to create the impression that it was in the process of flying off of the stand. This piece was turned from a single piece of black walnut crotch wood. It is approximately 13" wide x 14" high x 6" deep and is finished with a blend of tung oil and drying agents. A custom stand (not shown in this photo) was crafted to allow both the front and back to be fully visible.
This turning can be purchased via the MFA's Fall Member's Show Sales Gallery. Look for tag# 4. The exhibition runs from September 15th through October 8th, 2016.
Saturday, October 8, 2016: I will be doing a full-day demo for the Capital Area Woodturners at their meeting site in Alexandria, Virginia. Their meetings are held at the Bryant High School on Popkins Lane. My demonstration will focus on turning banksia pods and creating my complex hyperboloid candlesticks. Additional details are included on the Capital Area Woodturners website.
I will be participating in the "Elegant Woodturnings" exhibition at the HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland. The exhibition runs from June 12th thru June 23rd. Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, June 12th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
FLASH: We have added a woodturning demo to Sunday's schedule. Please join us from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on the HorseSpirit upper deck to experience a live woodturning demonstration!
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