The Southeast is home to some of the finest wood artists and craftsmen in the country. OCAF is mounting a significant show featuring the works of over 35 of the region’s most talented woodworkers. Furniture makers, wood turners, and fine artists will be displaying one-of-a-kind pieces made from exotic woods and veneers, reclaimed lumber, natural edge slabs, and even twigs and bark.
Exhibition Dates: January 20 - February 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 6 - 8 PM - Free and open to the public
Exhibition curator: Abraham Tesser
Wood Works Participating Artists: Jim Babcock - Robert Brou - Peter Bull - Don Bundrick
Phil Colson - Nick Cook - Gregory de Rocher - Scot DeWaard - Harold Dodson - Didi Dunphy
Katherine Edmonds - Evereman - Ellen Gibson - Michael Gibson - William Gohdes
Tad Gloeckler - Matthew Hatala - Ed Keegan - Lou Kudon - Cameron Lyden - Reid McCallister
Larry McDougald - Michael McDunn - Angela Meltzer - Harvey Meyer - Larry Millard
Matt Moulthrop - Philip Moulthrop - Sabiha Mujtaba - Craig Nutt - Jorn Piel and Kathleen
Braunschweiger - Leonard Piha - Steve Pritchard - Dan Rodriguez - Alf Sharp - Richard Shrader
Sons of Sawdust - Brent Swanson - Jim Talley - Jim Underwood - Mark Whitley - Brent Wood
To see representative works by our participating artists click here.
OLLI at OCAF
Class Title: Wood Art at OCAF
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Wood Works: The Artists' Perspective
A gallery talk with artists Philip Moulthrop and Sabiha Mujtaba, moderated by Abraham Tesser
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM
Free and open to the public
PechaKucha: The Intersection of Commercial Woodworking and Fine Art Furniture Making
A fast- paced illustrated discussion by panelists Eric McKenna, Evereman, Michael McDunn, Tad Gloeckler, Cameron Lyden and moderated by Matt Hobbs.
Friday, February 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Flagpole Magazine: Art Notes by Barbette Houser
Boom Magazine: Romancing the Wood by Theresa Rice
Athens-Banner Herald: Athens furniture maker pulls in wood artists for OCAF exhibit by Wayne Ford
Oconee The Magazine: Past Traditions inspire a New Generation by Margot Ecke
WUGA radio (NPR affiliate): Listen to a short interview by Michael Cardin with Alf Sharp and Abraham Tesser
Brooks & Elizabeth Mendell