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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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Posted: September 16, 2016 7:24AM

From the ACE Blog...Nature Presents: Wood Art - An Interview with the President of the Collectors of Wood Art

Credit: American Craft Exposition newsletter
Each year the American Craft Exposition (ACE) is proud to work with many cultural centers, organizations and lovers of craft who support our Show. One of those meaningful relationships is the partnership between ACE and the Collectors of Wood Art (CWA) who work to develop and honor wood art at its finest while also supporting the achievements of the artists who create such memorable pieces.  more . . .


Posted: August 29, 2016 6:02PM

Michelle and David Holzapfel Exhibition at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Passaggi, an exhibition at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro, VT, featuring the work of wood artists Michelle and David Holzapfel, will open with an Artists Reception September 22, 5pm, and continue through October 23, 2016.  more . . .


Posted: August 11, 2016 12:17PM

Museum Grant Purchase Program

CWA is pleased to announce the establishment of the Museum Grant Purchase Program, a new and exciting way to assist museums in acquiring modern/contemporary wood art for their permanent collections.
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Posted: August 11, 2016 11:43AM

Wood Turning & Surface Design Demonstration with Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle

Asheville artists Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle will demonstrate wood turning techniques as well as various applications of surface design that take turned objects to new levels.  more . . .


Posted: July 18, 2016 8:21AM

At the Center: Masters of American Craft

Works by David Ellsworth, master woodturner, teacher, and ambassador of the wood art field, will be featured with works by ceramics artist Rudolph Staffel in an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from August 20, 2016 - July 30, 2017.
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Posted: July 15, 2016 3:24PM

A Journey - Twenty Seven Years of the Work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane

Since early 2015, the National Museum of Ireland (specifically the Decorative Arts & History Museum) has been celebrating the life and work of Irish wood artist Emmet Kane with “A Journey: Twenty-Seven Years of the Work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane”. Originally scheduled to be on view for six months, the response has been so overwhelmingly positive that the Museum decided to extend the show’s run through the end of 2016 before travelling it to New York.
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