Creative Release: Celebrating 20 Years
of the Prison Outreach Program
Opening Reception: June 28, 2019 5 - 7pm

Our latest exhibition, Creative Release: Celebrating 20 Years of the Prison Outreach Program 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. 
Please join us for the Opening Reception of Creative Release on Friday, June 28 from 5-7 pm at our Gallery on 49 South Main Street in Concord, NH. This reception is held in conjunction with the League of NH Craftsmen and their exhibition  From Our Hands: White Mountain Woolen Magic, a Rughooking Guild.
Updates from the Furniture Masters
NH Women's Prison Outreach Program Receives Major Grant

We have some very exciting news to share! The NH Women's Prison Outreach Program has been named the recipient of the NH Women's Foundation Pathways to Prosperity grant. This is a real honor as they only select one organization per year that fulfills their mission of both philanthropy and education.
We will be using this grant to purchase hand tools and smaller items to outfit the wood shop that is being built at the new NH Correctional Facility for Women in Concord, NH. The wood shop will be completed this Fall. In the meantime, the Furniture Masters have been giving presentations and providing instruction for small carving projects.

Leah Woods and Lynn Szymanski will be overseeing the Women's Prison Outreach Program. This Wednesday, June 19 they will be presenting at the NH Women's Foundation donor tea to discuss our Prison Outreach Programs.
Another Successful Year at Experience NH
Evan Court and Owain Harris were in Washington D.C. earlier this month for Experience NH. Hosted by The New Hampshire State Society and spearheaded by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Experience NH showcases a variety of the state's businesses, organizations, products and services to members on Capitol Hill. 

Owain Harris, Evan Court and Roger Myers had their work on display at the event.

To learn more about Experience NH, click here .
20th Century Design at Skinner Auctions in Boston

Members of the Furniture Masters will have work for auction at the "20th Century Design" event at Skinner Auctions in Boston on Thursday, June 20. The "20th Century" summer auction offers furniture and decorative arts spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Furniture Masters including Richard Oedel, Jon Brooks and Greg Brown will be represented.

Owain Harris will be giving a talk at the preview party on Wednesday, June 19 about the New England studio furniture movement. This is a free event. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Cabinet on Stand by Owain Harris
Maine Prison Outreach Program

Work from the Maine Prison Outreach Program is now on display in an exhibition at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. The show opened June 4 and will run through August 30. In addition to work from inmates in the Prison Outreach Program, the exhibit also features paintings and sculptures by other inmates.

The Maine Prison Outreach Program will also be participating in the Maine Crafts Association's Portland Fine Craft Show on Saturday, August 24 from 9am - 4pm.
The Main Event
October 5, 2019 at the Currier Museum of Art
Stay tuned for more details!
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.
Photos in header shot by Bill Truslow of Maine Prison Outreach work. These pieces are on display in our Creative Release exhibition.