The ninth annual Texas Furniture Makers Show will be held from October 23 through December 6, 2008. It is held at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas.
This state wide show is a growing phenomenon open to all Texas furniture makers. Because of the large pool of interested furniture makers, work will be selected for the show by a jury. Work accepted for the show will be eligible for the following list of prizes:
- First Place – Best of Show - $3,000
- Best Traditional Furniture - $1,200
- Best Contemporary Furniture - $1,200
- Best Texas Style Furniture - $1,200
- Best Whimsical/Art Furniture - $1,200
- Woodcraft’s People’s Choice - $300
- Show Committee’s Choice - $250
- Best Apprentice Furniture Maker - $250
- Best Furniture with Decorative Carving - $250
- Hill Country Turners’ Choice Award - $100
Work will be broken into five categories:
- Texas Style
- Whimsical/Art Furniture
This year's show will be judged by three respected and knowledgeable woodworkers:
- Asa Christiana - Editor of Fine Woodworking
- Michael Fortune - Designer, teacher, mentor, and one of Canada's leading creative furniture maker
- Paul Sellers - Director of the School of Woodworking at the Homestead Heritage Village in Waco
The show is sponsored by: Woodcraft, Otto Dukes Machinery Company, and Fine Lumber & Plywood.
The Hill Country is a beautiful part of Texas, The Fall/Winter is a great time to see it, and there will be wonderful furniture! You would be crazy not to go.