The Next Step – In re-connecting and educating the buying public
We have been receiving many requests for extensions on the December 31st deadline. So, to accommodate as many makers as possible, and still meet our internal deadlines, we have extended the Entries Deadline to Jan 31st, 2012.
Seaport World Trade Center – 200 Seaport Blvd – Boston – Feb 23-26, 2012
Call for Entries Deadline December 31, 2011
The WoodExpo started in 2009 displaying the finely crafted furniture of Thomas J MacDonald. The New England Home Show organizers invited Tommy back for WoodExpo 2010 and again in 2011 where the event was open to everyone. Entries were submitted from all over the USA’s east coast. WoodExpo 2011 even had one entry from Europe.
The goal of WoodExpo 2012 is to build on the success of the prior WoodExpo’s and help us all take The Next Step in re-connecting with and educating the buying public as to the qualities of finely crafted Furniture.
Being part of the New England Home Show is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your fine furniture design and fabricating skill-set. Exhibitor traffic is expected to be over 25,000 attendees. Accepted entrants are gaining access to an audience looking specifically to buy.
All entries submitted will be reviewed for quality of design and craftsmanship. A limited number of entrants will be invited to display their work at WoodExpo 2012.
Each craftsperson juried into the show will be required to participate during the show: presenting either a technical demonstration or delivering a presentation related to other aspects of furniture design.
Those entrants accepted must be present during the entire WoodExpo.
2 ENTRY CATEGORIES
The WoodExpo 2012 will have two Entry Categories: Open and Interpretive. Entrants may apply to both categories.
Open Category Constraints:
- Can be either Contemporary or Reproduction work.
- Must be a furniture type, ie: chair, buffet, sideboard, chest-of-drawers, chest-on-stand, a furniture assessory, etc.
- The object must be a piece built specifically for the WoodExpo 2012.
“The Next Step” Interpretive Category
Watch Tommy and Eli’s Video
Watch Neil Lamens’ Call For Entries Video
The objective of the Interpretive Category is to enable the public to view, in one area, the “step-stool” genre and to discover the vast range of creativity displayed by our entrants.
Interpretive Category Constraints:
- Build a creative form of the “step-stool” with two (minimum) or three steps.
- The stool must be built primarily from solid woods.
- The use of veneers is acceptable.
- The step-stool must break-down or ship in a 30″ cube (maximum) or smaller sized box.
The project submitted must be built must be built specifically for the WoodExpo 2012. Projects must be built between April 1, 2011 and January 31, 2011 – a progress photo must accompany the entry. For more details view the Rules and Eligibility.
AWARDS will be given for Best in Show along with other awards highlighting fine craftsmanship.
To download and print this pamphlet, click here.