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The shows must go on and on for Wisconsin maker

Thomas William Furniture, a shop in Oconomowoc, Wis., has put together an active show schedule in 2018, starting with the ArtFest in Fort Meyers, Fla., followed by 15 more venues.

“We are entering our 14th year of exhibiting at art festivals. Sarasota Festival of the Arts is my second show of the 2018 season and I am excited to be part of this top-ranked arts festival,” said Tom Dumke, owner of Thomas William Furniture.

Sunshine Arts Magazine ranks the Sarasota Festival of the Arts, which took place Feb. 10-11, in the top 100 Fine Art Shows.

Other shows on Dumke’s schedule include the Main Street Fort Worth Texas Art Festival (Apr. 19-22) in Forth Worth, Texas, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Apr. 27-29) in New Orleans.

Dumke produces Shaker-inspired solid wood furniture with a traditional and modern flair.

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Kelley Stelling Contemporary’s new venue for contemporary art and sculpture, hosted a special “Pop-Up” event for the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association on Feb. 3-4.

The NHFMA is a group of the state’s finest makers formed in 1993 to build awareness for its members and cultivate a market closer to home.

KS Contemporary in Manchester, N.H., certainly fits the bill. Karina Kelley and Bill Stelling, co-founder of New York’s Fun Gallery in the early 1980s, are the principals.

The event featured the works of Ted Blachly, Donald Briere, Jon Brooks, Tim Coleman, Jeffrey Cooper, Owain Harris, and Terry Moore. Their pieces were displayed in an exhibition setting, titled “Things I Have No Words For”, accompanied by painting from Amy Brnger, Abba Cudney, Jarid Del Deo and Mike Howat, and performance by Ballet Misha dancers.

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This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue.

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