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Deadline approaches for Maine Wood 2012 exhibition

The July 15 submission deadline for December's "Maine Wood 2012" exhibition at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, is rapidly approaching. The biennial gallery show is open to all Maine craftspeople and artists - both professional and amateur - who work with wood.

“Maine Wood 2012 is designed it to showcase the breadth, creativity and excellence of wood craftsmanship in Maine and to promote the artistic and economic development of our woodworking community,” said Peter Korn, the center’s executive director.

Co-sponsoring organizations include the Guild of Maine Woodworkers, Kennebec Valley Woodworkers Association, Maine Crafts Association, Maine Woodturners, and Maine Woodworkers Association.

Exhibitors in Maine Wood 2012 are eligible for eight awards provided by corporate sponsors, primarily gift certificates that range from $200 to $350 in value.

Jurors are Tom Caspar, editor of American Woodworkermagazine; Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, president of the North Bennet St. School; and Yuri Kobayashi, a sculptor who teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The exhibition will be on view at the center’s Messler Gallery from Dec. 2, 2011 to Feb. 3, 2012. Award-winning entries will then travel to Gardiner, Maine, for display at The Center for Maine Craft during the month of March.

Application information is available at or by calling 207-594-5611.

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