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Posted: April 7, 2017 8:38AM


On April 21, 2017, PBS will premiere "Nature," an episode in its CRAFT IN AMERICA series. According to the PBS website, "[this] series explores America's creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, and will take you on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft.  more . . .


Posted: March 29, 2017 2:21PM

The Sounds of Woodworking

by John Beaver
I just returned from visiting the International Wood Culture Society's "World Wood Day" event in Long Beach, California. I went to promote the CWA as well as visit with the many friends I knew that were participating. It is incredible to see so many talented wood artists from all around the world, all in one space and all volunteering their time.  more . . .


Posted: March 29, 2017 1:43PM

Salem Barker Wins Excellence in Wood Award at ACC Baltimore

by Dave Long
Salem Barker ( from the Rockford, Illinois, area won the Collectors of Wood Art Excellence in Wood Award on Friday, February 24, at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.  more . . .


Posted: February 17, 2017 2:30PM

Ellsworth Exhibition and Video

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an exhibition, curated by the museum's Elisabeth Agro, of the sculptural objects of woodturner David Ellsworth as part of their “At the Center: Masters of American Craft" series.  more . . .


Posted: February 17, 2017 1:15PM

"The Soul of Nakashima" by Robert Aibel

A new look at the master woodworker in advance of a major exhibition at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora in Florida  more . . .


Posted: February 17, 2017 12:57PM

Michael Brolly's Wood Art Speaks to Whales

Some artists make tables and chairs, some make bowls and sculptures, Michael Brolly made a wooden whaling boat that plays music to whales.  more . . .


Posted: December 30, 2016 11:13AM

Thank You Judy!

I want to begin my presidency by officially thanking Judy Chernoff for her commitment, dedication and involvement as our past president. Judy did an unbelievable job of growing the CWA. Today we have more members, more involvement and a wonderful active community that I hope to sustain.

Judy's shared an unbelievable passion and commitment to the CWA and we are fortunate to have had her as our leader.


Posted: December 19, 2016 9:42AM

CWA at SOFA Chicago 2016

by Jeff Bernstein
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Posted: November 21, 2016 1:16PM

2016 CWA Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

Fleur Bresler was honored as CWA's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient on November 4, 2016, at CWA's SOFA dinner in Chicago. Outgoing President Judy Chernoff delivered the following remarks during the presentation.
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Posted: October 26, 2016 4:35PM

James Mellick's 'Wounded Warrior Dogs' Wins ArtPrize 2016's Public Vote Award

On October 7, 2016, James Mellick was awarded ArtPrize 2016's $200,000 public vote award.  more . . .


Posted: October 26, 2016 4:34PM

Fleur Bresler: CWA 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

by Dave Long
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Posted: September 26, 2016 11:28AM

ACE Excellence in Wood Award Winner: Mike Shuler

by Dave Long
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