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Posted: January 11, 2016 1:20PM


CWA-sponsored Exhibition at SOFA CHICAGO 2016
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Posted: December 14, 2015 12:36PM

Metamorphosis: Ron Layport's Carved Vessels

Artist Ron Layport is highlighted in the latest issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine (January/February 2016).
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Posted: November 21, 2015 2:25PM

Betty Scarpino Honored at CWA Dinner

Betty Scarpino, CWA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, was honored at CWA's annual dinner at SOFA Chicago in early November. Below is the tribute that was given that night. It was written and presented by CWA president, Dr. Judith Chernoff.
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Posted: November 12, 2015 7:48AM

Miriam Carpenter: Artist, Researcher, and Designer

At 30 years old, Miriam Carpenter has already built quite a resume.  more . . .


Posted: October 16, 2015 8:00AM

RAM Collects: Wood Letter Openers by Norm Sartorius from Ronald and Kay Springwater

From October 18, 2015 to February 7, 2016, the Racine Art Museum will show a special collection of forty-four wood letter openers created by Norm Sartorius and given to the Museum by Ron and Kay Springwater.
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Posted: October 16, 2015 7:59AM

SOFA Chicago 2015 Lecture Series: Highlights

Each year, SOFA Chicago offers a superb Lecture Series featuring a variety of speakers and topics pertaining to craft and art. This year, CWA highlights the following presentations we feel would be of particular interest to those interested in wood.
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Posted: October 14, 2015 4:36PM

Masters of Craft: Philadelphia's American Craft Council Fellows

"Masters of Craft" is a collaborative presentation of exhibitions, installations, and educational programs occurring in Philadelphia and taking place during the week of November 11-15, 2015, to coincide with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.
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Posted: October 1, 2015 4:08PM

Tanaka's Tranquil Offerings Earn Excellence Award

by Dave Long
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Posted: September 13, 2015 9:51AM

Shadow of The Turning and American Dream

The LA Craft & Folk Museum is proud to present "Binh Pho: Shadow of the Turning" from September 27, 2015, through January 3, 2016. In conjunction with the exhibition, a benefit auction featuring work by Binh Pho is currently underway.
See announcement by Kevin Wallace below.
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Posted: September 10, 2015 8:09AM

A Tribute to Ray Leier

by Michael Scarborough
September 9, 2015
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Posted: September 10, 2015 7:50AM

Ray Leier: In Memorium

Ray Leier, owner of del Mano Gallery in California, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 6th. A dedicated supporter and champion of contemporary art in craft, his impact especially on the wood art world was significant, sustained, and profound. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Mikki, and the rest of his family and friends. He will be terribly missed by those who loved him.

click here for announcement from del Mano


Posted: August 22, 2015 11:50AM

Betty Scarpino: CWA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Betty Scarpino of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been chosen as the 2015 winner of the Collectors of Wood Art Lifetime Achievement Award.
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