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Emerging artists invited to Philadelphia Furniture Show

Two Philadelphia organizations committed to supporting artists are joining forces this spring for one design-filled weekend. This year’s annual Philadelphia Furniture Show will feature works from members of the city’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists, an organization that supports artists with resources needed to help them develop sustainable careers.

“CFEVA is a beloved institution that cultivates undiscovered artists and celebrates their work,” says Stefa Normantas, the show’s managing partner. “Their paintings and sculpture will be a stunning complement to the hand-crafted furniture and furnishings on display at this year’s show.”

Now in its 24th year, the Philadelphia Furniture Show will exhibit the work of more than 50 established and juried artisans from the local region and throughout country who work in wood, metal and fabric. The CFEVA exhibition will feature paintings and sculptural pieces in a variety of media by regional artists.

The show, scheduled for Apr. 13-15 at the 23rd St. Armory in Philadelphia, is expected to draw 2,500 visitors.

“It will be a great experience for Philadelphia artists to showcase alongside some of this country’s finest furniture designers. In addition to a curated installation, CFEVA is delighted to co-host the Preview Party, which means that I will operate one end of the two-person gang saw that splits a log to open the furniture show,” says Lisa M. Brown, president and CEO of the CFEVA.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue.

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