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AWFS debuts youth marketing campaign

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

The Association of Woodworking & Furniture Suppliers rolled out a new marketing campaign called “Meet the New Face of Manufacturing,” designed to improve the image of jobs in manufacturing and attract more young people to the wood industry.

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Spike TV launches ‘Framework’ furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

spikeSpike TV will debut a competitive furniture design series, “Framework,” on Jan. 6. Hosted by hip-hop artist, actor and author Common, the show features 13 contestants vying for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major furniture manufacturer.

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Schools join in promoting studio-based retreats

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

schoolsFive craft schools are collaborating to launch the National Craft School Initiative, which made its debut in a special exhibit at the Nov. 5-8 Sculptural Object and Functional Art expo in Chicago.

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Maloof event allows military vets to heal

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

maloofFive years after his death, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts continues to honor its namesake’s legacy with programs like its annual Veterans Celebration. Now in its second year, the celebration was held Oct. 10-12 at the Maloof Historic Home in Alta Loma, Calif., and offered an intense workshop program designed to teach woodworking skills to veterans.

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Philadelphia gallery gains $600,000 grant

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

phillyThe Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia recently received a $600,000 challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

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