Opening Reception of League of NH Craftsmen’s 26th Members’ Juried Exhibition


Oct 4, 2013
05:00 PM until 07:00 PM


The League of NH Craftsmen represents excellence in fine craft through the work of its juried members, and its rigorous standards for self-expression, vision, and quality craftsmanship. Many of the League’s supporting members are also talented artisans and the Members’ Juried Exhibition, which starts on October 4 and runs until December 11 at The Gallery at The Craft Center and headquarters on 49 South Main Street in Concord, gives them, as well as juried members, an opportunity to showcase their work to the public. This is the 26th time that the exhibition has been held.
Both juried and supporting members of the League were invited to enter this exhibition (a list of the 43 participants appears at the end of this release) and a panel reviewed all submissions and selected some for competitive, juried awards. The awards juror is Gretchen Keyworth, who will review all pieces in the exhibit for excellence in each medium. Keyworth is the Director Emerita/Former Chief Curator at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA and a notable figure in the craft world. The awards will be announced at 6 pm during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 4.
The 26th Members’ Juried Exhibition features a wide variety of work in several media: furniture, including among other pieces, a rocking chair, a carved ladies dressing table, and a carved arm chair; colorful spun yarn; hooked rugs; wall hangings; a pewter centerpiece bowl; a carving knife and fork in a marquetry box; a life-sized, needle- felted monkey; a beaded purse in the Abenaki tradition; jewelry, including a silver bracelet inlaid with turquoise, carnelian, and picture hickoryite; a hand-smocked child’s dress; prints; and a wide variety of decorative and functional clay pieces.
The opening reception, where the public can meet and speak with the participating exhibitors, is scheduled for Friday, October 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 6:00 pm. The Gallery is located at 49 South Main Street, Suite 100, in Concord, NH and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays, during the exhibition, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
“The League values its supporting members and their love and appreciation for fine craft. Many of them have taken their interest to another level and are making their own craft. The Members’ Juried Exhibition is a long-standing League tradition that celebrates the talents and creativity of our juried and supporting members,” said Susie Lowe-Stockwell, executive director of the League of NH Craftsmen.

Participants in the 26th Members’ Juried Exhibition
Belmont, NH: Sharon Lindstrom (Supporting)
Bradford, NH: Ann Eldridge (Juried)
Concord, NH: Maureen Redmond-Scura (Juried)
Contoocook, NH: Boyan Moskov (Juried)
Danville, NH: Catherine Falkenburg (Juried)
Dunbarton, NH: Pam Sullivan (Supporting)
Exeter, NH: Peg Irish (Juried)
Gilford, NH: Devitt Liptak (Juried)
Henniker, NH: Dawn Blanchard (Juried)
Hillsborough, NH: Jonathan Gibson (Juried)
Hollis, NH: Lynda Petropulos (Juried)
Hooksett, NH: William Taylor (Supporting)
Jefferson, NH: Sarah Warren (Juried)
Madbury, NH: Linda Sten (Juried)
Meriden, NH: Ursula Fries-Herfort (Juried)
Mont Vernon, NH: Michele Kolb (Supporting), Karen Mitchell (Juried)
Munsonville, NH: Bob Englund (Juried)
Newbury, NH: David Ernster (Juried)
New London, NH: Deborah Coffin (Juried)
Peterborough, NH: Craig Altobello (Juried), Howard Hitchmough (Juried)
Portsmouth, NH: Jeffrey Cooper (Juried)
Randolph, NH: Richard Ruppel (Juried)
Salem, NH: John Ruggerio (Juried)
Sanbornton, NH: Sharon Dugan (Juried)
South Acworth, NH: Peter Maynard (Juried)
Spofford, NH: Donald Brehm (Juried)
Strafford, NH: Wen Redmond (Juried)
Stratham, NH: Catherine Green (Juried)
Warner, NH: Susan Bliss (Juried)
Whitefield, NH: Rhonda Besaw (Juried)
Wilmot, NH: Mary Jane Peabody (Juried)
Wilton, NH: Bill Schnute (Juried)
Newbury, MA: Lloyd Hamovit (Juried)
Kittery, ME: Lawrence Elbroch (Juried), Mary Margaret Sweeney (Juried)
Kittery Point, ME: Sarah Drummond (Juried)
N. Waterboro, ME: Pauline Warg (Juried)
Norwich, VT: Rosamond Orford (Juried)
South Newfane, VT: Rob Cartelli (Juried)
Thetford, VT: Kerstin Nichols (Juried)
Woodstock, VT: Rachel Kahn (Juried)



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Concord, NH

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