Author Archives: Jeffrey Cooper

League of NH Craftsmen – Members’ Juried Exhibition

The League holds a juried exhibition, inviting both juried and supporting members of the League to enter their work. A panel reviews all submissions and the work is juried for competitive awards, and I am in it with my “Ladies Dressing Table with Flowers and Birds”. and my “Arm chair with Jack in the Pulpit.’

The next Members’ Juried  Exhibition will be October 4 – December 11 in The Gallery at League headquarters.

Exhibition Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

An Artistic challenge

 Many times people have seen this photo of Man with a Staff and said it was my best work, encouraging me toward highly sculptural pieces. But it was a long time ago, inspired by PIcasso’s Mademoiselles d’ Avignon that I saw on a visit to the Primitive Art Show at the MOMA in NYC. I think I’m onto something like that again. A while ago I collected a piece of stone I found interesting and now I’m working on a plant stand/chair design. The challenge is also to use some wood that has been in the shop for a while waiting to be used. First I made a scale model of the stone, then developed a scale model of a structure to support it, and am now pondering how to carve it. I’d like it to be primitive, related to plants, I see a ladder taking shape in the model, and I’m seeing a person shape in the back legs. I think it looks like a gardener and a trellis. Here also are photos of the stone and the maquette.

 Man with staff

I’ll let you know how this develops

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Wood Carving demonstration April 20

Newly scheduled – I will be doing a wood carving demonstration at a Guild of NH Woodworkers meeting April 20 at the Homestead School in Newfields, NH.

 

Great News

I have been nominated for a Spotlight Award for arts here on the NH Seacoast.

The category I am in is Functional Art, and this category is a Public Choice award. Thus you can help me out. If you like what you see, here is the link where you can vote for me.

Vote for Jeffrey – Seacoast Spotlight Award

League of NH Craftsmen

49 South Main Street Concord, NH 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Opening reception Friday January 11, 2013

The show runs through April 13.

In it I have two child sized chairs – Clydesdale and Giraffe.

While there you can also see my Black Bear Bench which is in the permanent collection, and my panels Hands at Work, which is over the reception desk.

Also, check out the NH Furniture Masters gallery, right next door at the Concord Chamber of Commerce.

A Child at Heart – through April 13

animal chair tampa bronco resized

League of NH Craftsmen 49 South Main Street Concord, NH 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Opening reception Friday January 11, 2013

The show runs through April 13.

In it I have two child sized chairs – Clydesdale and Giraffe.

While there you can also see my Black Bear Bench which is in the permanent collection, and my panels Hands at Work, which is over the reception desk.

Also, check out the NH Furniture Masters gallery, right next door at the Concord Chamber of Commerce.