Top exhibitors honored at Fine Furnishings Providence

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A panel of New England industry professionals reviewed the work and booth layouts of more than 80 exhibitors to select the finalists at the 14th annual Providence (R.I) Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show, held Oct. 23-25 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I.

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The winners in the woodworking categories were:

  • Furniture - Traditional Piece: Jeff Lind, Jeff Lind Fine Woodworking, South Berwick, Maine.
  • Furniture - Contemporary Piece: Leslie Ravey and Jo Alcalde, AR Images, Willis, Texas.
  • Furniture - Traditional Body of Work: Kevin Mack, Kevin Mack Fine Furniture, Malden, Mass.
  • Furniture - Contemporary Body of Work: Michael Gloor, Gloor Design, Peace Dale, R.I.
  • Furniture - Student, Traditional: Greg Brown, North Bennet Street School, Boston.
  • Furniture - Student, Contemporary: Antonio Manaigo, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
  • Fine Craft: Paula Garbarino, Paula Garbarino Furniture Maker, Medford, Mass.
  • Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence: Bill and Saer Huston, Huston & Co., Kennebunkport, Maine.

Judges included Betty Bothereau, owner of L'Attitude Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Boston; Lisa Goodman, principal of Lisa Goodman Design in Sharon, Mass; and Ken Engleman, director of business development for CustomMade.com in Boston.

The 15th annual Providence Fine Furnishings Show is scheduled for Oct. 22-24. For information, visit www.finefurnishingsshows.com.

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