Thursday, November 26, 2009

Winner!

Based on a number generated by random.org, the winner for our Thanksgiving giveaway contest is

Wild CloudBerry!

Congratulations on your win, we hope you enjoy your original art!

To be kept updated on Fine Wood Artist events, artists and future giveaways, please sign up to be on our emailing list at this link

http://www.finewoodartists.com/contact_fwa.htm

Thank you everyone who participated!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Giveaway!

In honor of Fine Wood Artist's successful launch, we are having a giveaway!


Enter to win this beautiful 10" diameter Pacific Madrone Burl Bowl by wood turner Dale Larson, AND this fabulous Bloodwood Egg by Artist Jerry Johnson.

THANK YOU ALL WHO ENTERED! This Giveaway is closed.


Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 25th.
The winner will be selected by a number generated by random.org. They will be announced on this blog on Thanksgiving day, Thursday the 26th, 2009

The Fine Print
Open to anyone, except where prohibited by local laws, and the Fine Wood Artist members and their immediate family.



More About the Artists-
Dale Larson has been turning wood for over 30 years. He is an active member of the AAW and lives in Oregon. View more about Dale and his work at this link-
http://www.finewoodartists.com/gallery/larson/dale_larson.htm

Jerry Johnsnon has been working with wood for over 12 years. He enjoys working with wood burl and lives in Washington. You can read more about Jerry and view his work at this link-
http://www.finewoodartists.com/gallery/johnson/jerry_johnson.htm

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wood Gift Giving for the Holidays

Madrone Salad Bowl by Dale Larson.

Thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts are often a challenge to find. Why not go with a functional, durable and creative gift made from sustainable materials?

Nothing beats serving a fancy salad out of a large hand turned wooden bowl, any gourmet would appreciate it! Artists Dale Larson, Roger Dunn and Dan Thoreson specialize in functional and beautiful serving and salad bowls.

Looking for something more feminine? How about mosaic jewelry made from many different colorful woods by Martha Collins.




Turned wood pens by Todd Zurik would make a great gift for dads, executives and those hard to buy for.




Hand crafted jewelry boxes by John Thomas or Paul Tokarowski would make a great useful gift for him or her.
Valet Box by John Thomas.

For the art collector, or someone looking for a true one-of-a-kind gift, why not go for a hand craved sculptures or ornamental turnings by one of the following artists-
Brenda Behrens
Jim Christiansen
Ron Gerton
Michael Hampel
Jerry Johnson
Jerry Kermode
Art Liestman
John McAbery
Milo Mirabelli
Randy Rhine
John Shrader

Sculpture by John McAbery

Contact the individual artist if you are interested in purchasing their work, they would love to hear from you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Upcoming Member Shows and Events

New Fine Wood Artists member Martha Collins will be at

Best of the Northwest Show, Seattle Center, Nov 13-15
http://www.nwartalliance.com/events.php
and
Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, Dec 4-6
http://www.bistudiotour.com/

Several Members including Tom Deady, Randy Rhine and John Shrader
will be part of Northwest Fine Woodworking's Annual Box and Container Show in Seattle
November 5th- December 31st
http://www.nwfinewoodworking.com/furniture_events.htm

Dale Larson will be showing at the Larch Mountain Country Artist show Nov 20-22 in Troutdale, OR.
http://www.lmca-artisans.com/index.htm

Roger Dunn has new works for the Holidays at Northwest Fine Woodworking and The Gift Shop of the Seattle Art Museum.