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WOOD, A Furniture Show looking for entries

Last year’s Best of Show went to Werner Pyka’s “Five Game Federal Demilune.”

The Escondido Arts Partnership announces the 12th presentation of WOOD, A Furniture Show XII, hosted by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking. 

This two-month exhibition will feature a gathering of some of the very best furniture makers in Southern California showing their work at the Escondido Municipal Gallery.  Handcrafted furniture will be exhibited in a variety of wood mediums and techniques, including innovative contemporary, traditional and whimsical art furniture, as well as detailed veneering and marquetry works.

This exhibition is presented in association with the San Diego Fine Woodworking Association.

Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

The opening reception on Saturday, January 8, 2022 provides an opportunity for the public to meet the featured woodworking artists from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Awards for outstanding workmanship will be announced at 6 p.m.

The Escondido Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave.

Hours are Tuesday. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4  p.m.

According to Murphy, “This will be the first major show in place in Southern California since COVID-19 hit.  I encourage you to submit your entry early as we can use the pictures in the advertising we do.  For those of us that have a slowdown in business it is a great way to show your work and develop new contacts!! I would suggest that it will have a tremendous draw.”

The two-month exhibition runs January 7 – February 25, 2022, the awards reception and ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, January 8.  Follow the link to see photos about last year’s show. sdfwa.org/wood-xi-a-retrospective/

Murphy added, “Our list of Sponsors has grown for this year’s show, and I hope to have $8000 plus worth of prizes and money to award. The Show is Growing! The entry form is attached in link… escondidoarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/wood-prospectus-12-2022.pdf

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