The Ninth Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show® takes place October 23 through December 6, 2008 at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center (KACC) located at 228 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville, Texas. Work on display, which is available for sale, ranges in price from $600 to over $50,000.
“The most imposing piece is a 13’ – 5” X 37” conference table with the top made from a single board of curly mahogany harvested in Honduras in 1985”, said show chair Jim Derby. “Perhaps the most ornate piece is a lighted contemporary design fabricated from acrylic plastic based on the throne chair of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres.”
Of the fifty-six artists selected to display their work, 21 new artists were qualified. “The competition is fierce,” said Derby. “Each year the criteria for selection becomes more difficult.” Mr. Tim Uli from San Saba is among this year’s talented craftsmen to exhibit at the show.
All pieces are for sale; however, all work must remain on display for the full six week run of the exhibit. Judges for this year’s show include internationally acclaimed master furniture maker, teacher and mentor, Michael C. Fortune from Ontario, Canada; Asa Christiana, Editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine of Newton, Connecticut; and Paul Sellers, dean of the Homestead Heritage Woodworking School of Woodworking in Waco, Texas.
The reception and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008, 6 – 8 p.m., at which time over $8,000 in prizes will be presented. In keeping with the continuing education theme started three years ago, Michael Fortune will present a seminar entitled “Developing an Idea from Concept to Completion” on Saturday, November 1st at 2:30 p.m. More information is available at www.kacckerrville.com or by calling 830-895-2911.
The show is sponsored by the Woodcraft stores in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Ft. Worth and Austin; Otto Dukes Machinery Company, Allen & Allen Co., and Alamo Hardwoods of San Antonio; Fine Lumber & Plywood, Inc of Austin; JDS Multi-router of Columbia SC; Fine Woodworking Magazine, Newton CT; SawStop, Tualatin, OR; Festool USA, Lebanon, IN; Steel City Toolworks USA, Murfreesboro TN, Guadalupe National Bank, Hill Country Turners, the Best Western - Sunday House Inn and the Kerrville Convention & Visitors’ Bureau of Kerrville.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is located at 228 Earl Garrett St, in downtown Kerrville, Texas. For this show, the Center will be open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information call 830-895-2911 or visit www.kacckerrville.com . Out of town visitors needing accommodation assistance can search www.kerrvilletexascvb.com or phone the Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 221-7958. Any questions please contact: Jim Derby, show chairman, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center email@example.com or 830-896-9695 September 28, 2008