The Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center is bringing the nationally-acclaimed 17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show to its spacious downtown galleries October 27th through December 2nd, 2016. This show is a once-yearly opportunity for those who appreciate the highest level of craftsmanship in furniture design and execution to find that special piece created by a Texas artist that will grace their home for many years to come.
The Furniture show will feature dozens of one-of-a-kind, beautiful and useful works of art including tables, chairs, benches, cabinets, and large and small accessory pieces all crafted in fine, rare (but completely legal) woods by dozens of the finest furniture makers Texas has to offer. Each of these Texas artists works in their own unique style, creating past shows with a wild and exciting range of furniture and accessories ranging from graceful Shaker and robust 19th Century German to modern Cedar log and delicate Federal pieces.
Many of the artists will be present at the Presentation & Awards ceremony from 5:30-8:00 PM on Saturday, November 5th, and available to discuss commissions as well as sales of their show pieces.
The 2016 Show Judges are:
Asa Christiana, former chief editor of Fine Woodworking magazine;
Peter Kennedy, of Fine Lumber & Plywood; and
Danny Kamerath, Kerrville resident, nationally acclaimed woodworker, artist, writer and teacher.
“One of the great values that shows like this bring to the community,” notes Debbie Minns, Executive Director of KACC, “is that buyers know exactly what they’re getting for their money. Buying a special piece for your home directly from the artist who made it is a rare treat these days.”
A beloved tradition during the annual Texas Furniture Makers show are James C. Goodson’s varied and exciting exhibits of woodworking tools from centuries past. This year the collections on display will include Viking tools from Kievian Rus (Russia) dating roughly from 800-1200 AD., as well as Roman artifacts from the 1st through 3rd centuries AD, as well as some truly ancient Copper Age tools c. 2500 BC. This year’s Goodson Tool exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, November 1st thru Sunday, November 6th ONLY, so mark your “To Do” calendar accordingly!
KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours. For detailed information on the Furniture Show, please visit www.texasfurnituremakersshow.com
James Goodson Tool Show:
Seventeenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show