Judges announced for AWFS Fresh Wood competition

Ten woodworking and furniture industry executives were selected as judges for the AWFS 2011 Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.

The judges are:

? Margaret Casey, director of programming for the World Market Center in Las Vegas and vice president of the Sustainable Furnishings Council board of directors

? Andy Glantz, owner of Zenith Design, a custom furniture firm in Arizona, and current president of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society

? Alan Harp, an Atlanta-based furniture designer and former instructor with the Georgia Tech Advanced Wood Products Laboratory

? Garry Knox Bennett, an internationally known furniture maker; Award of Distinction winner, The Furniture Society; and fellow of the American Craft Council

? Greg Larson, a former computer engineer and cabinetmaker; currently director of New England School of Architectural Woodworking

? Merry Mabbett-Dean, owner/interior designer, Absolute Office of Oregon; and a fellow and past president of the International Furnishings and Design Association

? Juan Morales, vice president of operations for Contract Resources/Villa Hallmark, an upholstered furniture manufacturer

? Jason Phillips, vice president and creative director of Phillips Collection, a home furnishing and accessories design/manufacturing company

? Marc Spagnuolo, owner and creator of TheWoodWhisperer.com

? David Wade, master craftsman of Maloof Woodworking

Fresh Wood is a student woodworking competition open to full-time students in an accredited high school or post-secondary woodworking or related program and part-time students in an accredited post-secondary woodworking or related program who are transitioning into a career in woodworking or design within North America. The competition has six categories at both school levels: case goods, chairs, open, production/contract, reproduction and tables.

All competition forms and guidelines can be found at awfsfair.org.

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