The Furniture Masters Exhibition Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH

Exhibition Gallery

Annual Prison Outreach Exhibition 

On Display: June 20 – August 30
Opening Reception: Friday, June 28 from 5 – 7pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm, 49 S. Main Street, Concord, NH

The NH Furniture Masters Prison Outreach Program was founded in 1999 and educates select residents on the art of fine furniture making. Every year, we dedicate one exhibition to showcasing the pieces made by participants of this program. This year’s exhibition showcases work from all three of our programs: the NH State Prison for Men, the Maine State Prison and the NH Correctional Facility for Women.

Each program is distinctive, but all bring Furniture Masters behind prison walls to teach valuable woodworking skills. Participants are spending their time productively, not only learning a valuable skill that can be executed upon their release, but also building self-confidence and a sense of self-worth.

Our Prison Outreach Program exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to explore the impact this program has on the lives and livelihoods of those incarcerated. Many pieces in the show are available for purchase through our Online Store, with proceeds benefiting the maker and our organization.

In addition to the work produced in our Prison Outreach Programs, this year’s exhibition also features a pop-up show of folk-art items donated to our organization from the Estate of Alan M. Grant, the family estate of one of the earliest participants of our NH Men’s Program.

Many of these items were hand produced by the mother of the former participant or gifted to her by other participants of the NH Men’s Program. The family recognizes the significant impact the program has on its participants and has direct experience with the life-changing benefits this program teaches.

The family has graciously gifted us with these items to assist in raising funds to continue teaching valuable woodworking skills to those incarcerated. Proceeds from the sales of these folk-art items will directly benefit our Prison Outreach Programs. View these pieces on our Online Store

Prison Outreach Program Show Presenting Sponsor: Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber