League of NH Craftsmen – Members’ Juried Exhibition

By | August 21, 2013

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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