New Hope Arts will host its 17th annual juried exhibition celebrating the woodworking tradition of Bucks County from Nov. 12 through Dec. 18.
“Featuring fine furniture, sculptural forms and vessels, more than 90 works in a wide range of styles and techniques will present an exciting view of the wood medium in the hands of 53 contemporary artists,” say organizers.
Jurors Keith Sandberg of Doylestown and Roy Pedersen of Lambertville selected this year’s exhibition from more than 400 individual works submitted. Recognition of the jurors’ top entries will take place just prior to the opening of the exhibition, and awards will be announced at the opening reception on Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
The reception is for artists and their quests, and members of New Hope Arts only. But attendance during regular gallery hours is free and open to the public Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment for the duration of the show.
Additionally, on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-4 p.m., the Raymond Farm Center is hosting a Japanese Shoji Papering Workshop, where participants are also invited to the opening reception for Works in Wood. A celebration honoring the heritage of Raymond Farm will be hosted at the New Hope Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2-4 p.m.
Foundation President John DeFazio will present “The New Hope Experiment and Raymond Farm – The Work and Life of Antonin and Noémi Raymond,” detailing the couple’s importance in bringing George Nakashima and his family to Bucks County.
“The Raymond story is an inspiring discovery of local history and creative commitment,” according to New Hope Arts. Reservations and information are at available online.
Works in Wood 2016 is on view from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18 at the New Hope Arts second floor gallery at 2 Stockton Ave. Find out more online, or call (215) 862-9606.