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Whidbey Island guild hosts Woodpalooza

The Woodpalozza exhibit (above and opposite page) featured work by over 20 makers.

The Woodpalozza exhibit (above and opposite page) featured work by over 20 makers.

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild held its 17th annual “Woodpalooza” exhibition at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, Wash. from Sept. 4–6.

The guild formed in 2001 to bring together the woodworking community of Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle in Pugent Sound. It includes makers of furniture, cabinetry, architectural woodwork, turners, clock makers, sawyers, carvers, restorers, musical instrument makers, boat builders and refinishers.


Exhibitors included Wilson Binger, Don Bundy, Gerard Del Monte, Gordy Edberg, Tom Eller, Michael Hauser, Rob Hetler, Pat McVay, Bruce Launer, Janet Lewis, Glen Pearson, Gary Leake, Karl Nielson, Glen Pearson, Marian Quarrier, Angela Ramseyer, Mike Scott, Bruce Schwager, Christy Schwager, John Shinneman, Jim Short and Greg Thomas.

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Modern chair explored

The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, Calif. has reopened the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion with “The Modern Chair” exhibit, running through Apr. 3, 2022.

“This special exhibition follows a timeline of the development of the modern chair starting with the famous Thonet B9 bentwood armchair (circa 1905), which is widely considered the first modern chair,” according to the museum’s website.

It also features the first cantilevered example by Mart Stam, followed by works by Cini Boeri, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray, George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand, and Rudolph Schindler.

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This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue.

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