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Opportunity to exhibit at Messler Gallery

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, issued a call for entries for its “Maine Wood: 2010 Biennial Exhibition.”

The center created these juried biennials to seek out and showcase the breadth, creativity and excellence of wood craftsmanship in the state, and to help promote the artistic and economic development of Maine’s growing community of fine woodworkers. Artists and artisans, including furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors and others are encouraged to submit original pieces that were made in Maine during the last five years, that exhibit excellence in craftsmanship and design, and that have wood as a primary material.

The jurors for this year’s biennial are Anissa Kapsales, editor at Fine Woodworking magazine; Gretchen Keyworth, director of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass; and Silas Kopf, a furniture maker in Northampton, Mass. The exhibition will be on view at the Center’s Messler Gallery from Dec. 4, 2009 through Feb. 12, 2010. Award-winning entries will then travel to the Center for Maine Craft in Gardiner during March and April 2010.

Detailed submission guidelines are available on Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery page at

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