Highlights of some of the woodworking shows scheduled around the country this fall. Click on the links within the listings (or call the number listed) for more information. For a full listing of upcoming woodworking events, check our Exhibits lineup.

TRAVELING
Craft in America: Expanding Traditions
A multi-city, multi-year tour showcasing major examples of American creativity in all craft media.
Now through Sept. 23
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 Northwest Davis, Portland, Ore.  503-223-2654
Oct. 20 through Jan. 27, 2008
Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego Calif. 619-239-0003

CALIFORNIA
Artistry in Wood
Now through September 9
Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, Calif. 707-579-1500.

Chrysanthemum Lamp, by Michael Stagnaro. From the Artistry in Wood exhibition. Photo by Larry Stroud.


A juried exhibition of the Sonoma County Woodworker's Association, featuring the work of more than 20 woodworkers. This popular exhibition features numerous examples of the finest craftsmanship found in contemporary woodwork today and upholds the Museum's dedication to local artists and craftsmen.

Annual Woodcarvers Show
Sept. 15 and 16
Cayucos Vet's Hall, At the foot of Cayucos Pier, Cayucos, Calif. 805-927-3951
Sponsored by the Central Coast Woodcarvers

CONNECTICUT
Preserving Craftsmanship: Contemporary Litchfield County Furniture Makers
Now through Nov. 26
Litchfield Historical Society. 7 South Street, Litchfield, Ct.  860-567-4501
The exhibit showcases 15 area furniture makers

GEORGIA
Georgia Association of Woodturners Annual Symposium
Sept. 14 through 16
Georgia Association of Woodturners. The Lodge at Unicoi State Park, Helen, Ga. 800-0878-2201
Featured turners include: Stuart Mortimer, Michael Mocho, and Michael Hosaluk.

MAINE
New Work by Faculty
Now through Sept. 6
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St., Rockport, Me. 207-594-5611
Featured faculty includes Ernie Conover, Garrett Hack, Alan Lacer, and Jere Osgood.
25 Mill Street

Orchids Table (detail), by James Macdonald. New Work by Faculty exhibit, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

arrow rocker, by Peter Korn. New Work by Faculty exhibit, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Far From the Tree
Sept. 14 through Nov. 22
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill St., Rockport, Me. 207-594-5611
An evolutionary view of contemporary woodturning, curated by Kevin Wallace and Jacques Vesery

MASSACHUSETTS
2007 Spirit of Wood Show and Competition
October 21
New England Woodcarvers. Middlesex Community College, Springs Road, Bedford, Mass.
 

NEW YORK
One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement
Now through Sept. 3
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York City 212-535-7710
Exhibit of approximately 50 works from the Metropolitan collection including furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewelry, and fiber.

Inspired by China: Contemporary Furniture makers Explore Chinese Traditions
Now through Oct. 28
Museum of Arts and Design, 40 West 53rd St, New York City 212-956-3535
Organized by the Peabody Essses Museum in Salem, Mass., the exhibit brings together 27 masterpieces of historic Chinese furniture with 27 pieces of contemporary studio furniture created specifically for the exhibition. The 22 artists are from the United States, Canada, Japan, and China.

Annual Woodworking Show & Exhibition
Oct. 6 and 7

Hofstra Univ. Arena, Heptstead, N.Y.
Long Island Woodworkers' Club (631-656-5423). The show will feature members' showcase, demonstrations, lectures, and a toy workshop.

Annual Totally Turning Symposium
Oct. 13 and 14

Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, N.Y.
Adirondack Woodturners Association. The symposium will feature demonstrations, a gallery, door prizes, and vendors.

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Woodturning Symposium
Oct. 5 through 7
Greensboro, N.C.
North Carolina Woodturning. The symposium will feature nationally and internationally recognized demonstrators, vendors, an instant gallery, and a teaching and learning center.

PENNSYLVANIA
Celebrating American Craft: 30 Years of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Now through Sept. 3
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 215-763-8100
The exhibition will feature works by Wendell Castle, Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima.

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit
Now through Sept. 22

Wood Turning Center, 501 Vine St., Philadephia, Pa. 215-923-8000
This exhibition is the twelfth to feature the artists in the Wood Turning Center's 2007 International Turning Exchange, an annual residency program where the artists live and work together for eight weeks.  The residents hold public demonstrations and at the end, tell the public about their personal and collective experiences during their time together.

Nakashima Revealed: The Carnegie Mellon Collection
Aug. 31 through Oct. 28
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. 412-268-3618

Not the Same Old Grind
Sept. 9 through Dec. 31

The Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, Pa. 610-644-5822
An annual thematic woodworking competition of 22 pepper and salt grinders.

RHODE ISLAND
Annual Fine Furnishings Providence Show
Oct. 26 through Oct. 28
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, R.I. 401-841-9201

VERMONT
Out of This World: Shaker Design Past, Present and Future
Now through Oct. 31
Shelburne Museum, Route 7, Shelburne, Vt. 802-985-3346
This event showcases masterpieces of Shaker furniture and illustrates the Shaker influence on diverse contemporary design such as Scandinavian furniture and the work of George Nakashima.

Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival
Sept. 26 through Sept. 30

Sponsored by Vermont's Wood Products Industry with support from the Vermont Council on Ruiral Development. Union Arena, Woodstock, Vt. 802-747-7900

WASHINGTON
Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker
Sept. 13 through Dec. 9
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way, NE, Bellevue, Wash. 425-519-0770
A retrospective of Peteran's work over the past 25 years. By combining found objects with his skills in conceptual design and fine craftsmanship, Peteran creates unique works of art that he calls "furnitural," his own fabricated word that signifies the sculptural aspect of his work.