The Main Event
Our Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, October 5
Join us at the Currier Museum of Art on Saturday, October 5 for an evening showcasing the exceptional talent of the Furniture Masters. Meet and mingle with the Masters, view their incredible work and bid on select items during our live and silent auctions.

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today.

Early bird pricing of $90 per person available through September 6, 2019. After September 6, price is $125 per person. Online ticket sales end September 30.
Rhododendrons in Winter, Duncan Gowdy
Creative Release: Celebrating 20 Years
of the Prison Outreach Program
Open Through September 9
Don't miss our current exhibition, Creative Release: Celebrating 20 Years of the Prison Outreach Program. This exhibit features work made by inmates participating in our Prison Outreach Programs in the Maine and New Hampshire state prisons. A variety of hand-crafted fine furniture is on display including tables and desks of all sizes, jewelry boxes, a highboy and a vase. Many of the pieces in this show are available for purchase. Our Gallery, located at 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5pm. This exhibition runs through September 9.

To see more about our Prison Outreach Programs, click here .
Updates from the Furniture Masters
Furniture Masters & Student Summer Mentorship Underway

Members of the Furniture Masters have partnered with a group of BFA students from the Institute of Art and Design at New England College (formerly New Hampshire Institute of Art) to complete a summer mentorship.

Students have been visiting the Masters’ workshops and learning about fine furniture making. The students are taking what they have seen and learned from the Masters to reflect, draw, design and create a response piece in their medium. These response pieces will be on display at our New Works Exhibition at the Institute's French Gallery, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH from August 22 - October 3. There will be a free public Opening Reception on September 5 from 5 - 7pm.

A People’s Choice Award will be awarded to one student participating in this exhibition. We invite you to fill out a ballot casting a vote for your favorite response piece when you visit the New Works Exhibition. See updates from the mentorship below. To learn more about our Summer Mentorship program and our New Works Exhibition, click here .
During Jeff Roberts and Jesus Carmona's first meeting, they discussed their processes for completing their work, noting similarities and differences. They both draw inspiration from nature and enjoy bringing natural elements to life in their work.
Owain Harris and Olivia Letendre looking at his piece from last year's Gala as they discuss what direction they want to go in for this year's Gala. During their visit, Olivia showed Owain pictures of her BFA Show paintings, explaining the connection she draws from landscapes for her work.
Greg Brown Recognized in the 2019 Wood Industry 40 Under 40
 Congratulations to Furniture Master Greg Brown for being nominated for the Woodworking Network's 40 Under 40! This award celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

Those selected are considered by their peers to be innovators, achievers, and even disruptors who demonstrate excellence in the categories of: productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or another facet of the wood industry. See more about this here .
Tom McLaughlin & Owain Harris Speak in Las Vegas
Furniture Masters Tom McLaughlin and Owain Harris just got back from the AWFS Fair (Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers) in Las Vegas. Owain and Tom were 2 of the 3 speakers representing Fine Woodworking magazine's Live presentations.

Tom's presentation, "Ten Ways to Distinguish and Add Value to Your Work" focused on how various approaches to design, including added details and small embellishments, can have wide applications and can significantly distinguish and enhance work. Tom's presentation included many examples derived from his twenty-year membership with the Furniture Masters. You can see his entire presentation here .
During Owain's presentation for Fine Woodworking, "Integrating CNC Technology into the Small Furniture Shop," he discussed his journey from techno-phobe to reluctant CNC owner and eventual enthusiast.

Owain also gave a presentation with John Conrad, titled "How Did We Get Here? A Conversation On Business, Career, And Creating A Life In Furniture" where they discussed success, failure, and learning from both in the world of Design and Woodworking. You can see more about this presentation here .
Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Sponsors and friends of the Furniture Masters are our true partners and vital to the sustainability of our organization. We rely on sponsors, grants and donations to keep our programs running, including the Prison Outreach Program. Please consider sponsoring or donating to the Furniture Masters this year. Contact Mary McLaughlin at (603) 496-1089 or email   with questions.
Thank You to Our Sponsors