What has become an annual show for the Guild members is now under way at the Vermont Artisan Designs and Gallery 2 in Brattleboro, VT. Several members of the Guild have new work on display throughout the month of August and September. The exhibit includes walnut and cherry mirrors, cherry side chairs, cherry and ash side chairs,walnut queen size bed, Shaker style clocks, walnut rocking chair and curly maple rocking chairs, cherry, walnut and maple side tables, walnut coffee tables, standing cabinets and maybe even a sideboard! All pieces are available for sale and each maker can build that special piece in your choice of wood; cherry, maple, ash, walnut, curly maple or a combination of woods.
Here are just a few of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers participating in this year’s show:
Chris Ericson of South Newfane, VT has created this original upholstered queen-size bed for this year’s show. A quick visit to the gallery is advised if interested in this custom made bed as the bed he made for the show last year sold early! Tim Clark of Waltham, VT has his signature cherry and ash side chair on display at the show. Bob Gasperetti of Mount Tabor, VT has placed a rocking chair and hall table in the show.The McGuire Family Furniture Makers of Isle La Motte, VT have included table and chairs and their signature Shaker curly maple clocks. In addition, there will be one lucky person that will walk away with a free mirror! Visitors to the gallery are asked to vote for “best in show” and a drawing from the entries will be made at the close of the show.
Plan on visiting the Guild Show on the first Friday of the month for the next Gallery Walk on September 2nd.
Please visit the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers Summer Exhibit which is open from August 5 to September 22, 2011. The Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 is located at 106 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. 802-257-7044.