News & Noteworthy
Posted: October 4, 2017 1:01PM
Don't miss the CWA Forum in Philadelphia - Nov. 10-12
We hope you will join CWA for a Mini-Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 10 - 12. more . . .
Posted: October 2, 2017 10:05AM
Michael Mode Winner of Excellence in Wood Award at ACE 2017
CWA is pleased to announce that Michael Mode was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Wood Award at the American Craft Exposition on September 14th in Glencoe, Illinois. more . . .
Posted: May 11, 2017 12:26PM
Ingrained Excellence: Shuler Wins for Wood at Smithsonian
By Leslie Sevcik, Lynda Smith-Bugge, and Judy Chernoff
The Collectors of Wood Art once again served as sponsors of the Excellence in Wood Award at this year's 35th Anniversary Smithsonian Craft Show. Thirty-year veteran wood turner Mike Shuler was selected as the winner from a field of eight wood artists. more . . .
Posted: April 7, 2017 8:38AM
PBS Series CRAFT IN AMERICA: Nature
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 (http://salembarker.com) 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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