Fine furniture lovers take note! This fall the NH Furniture Masters will once more be hosting their annual exhibition and silent auction at the NH Historical Society’s library, the site of the Furniture Masters’ inaugural exhibition nearly 20 years ago. From September 24 through October 19, members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association (NHFMA) will share their exquisite, handmade creations with the public. The exhibition, which features works by 12 Furniture Masters and 2 Emerging Artists, will be on view in the NH Historical Society’s library gallery, located at 30 Park Street in Concord, NH. The library is offering special hours for the run of the exhibition: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. The Opening Reception and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The Historical Society exhibition will feature a diverse array of works by New Hampshire Furniture Masters Ted Blachly (Warner, NH); Aurelio Bolognesi (Hardwick, MA); Jeffrey Cooper (Portsmouth, NH); Garrett Hack (Thetford Center, VT); David Leach (Kittery, ME); Tom McLaughlin (Canterbury, NH); Richard Oedel (Boston, MA); Brian David Reid (Rockland, ME); Jeff Roberts (Unity, NH); Brian Sargent (Candia, NH); Bill Thomas (Rindge, NH); A. Thomas Walsh (W. Stockbridge, MA); and Emerging Artists Tom Latourelle (Norwich, VT) and Bradley Wolcott (Charlestown, MA). Pieces in the exhibition reflect the distinctive styles of each maker and range from Early American and Shaker to Contemporary and Art Furniture.
Pictured above is Garrett Hack’s submission: cherry, fir, ebony side table.