Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Upcoming Events and Shows - Fine Wood Artists

The 1609 Artist Invitational:  A Collaborative Show Featuring Seven Local Artists
The public is invited to join proprietors Carl Johnson and Alison Swann- Ingram of Franklin Street Fine Woodwork, Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5 to 10 p.m. to celebrate the collective creativity of 7 artists combined with works by Carl Johnson and Alison Swann-Ingram at their woodworking space, 1609 N. Franklin Street in Tampa.

Participating artists for The 1609 Artist Invitational: A Collaborative Show Featuring Seven Local Artists include: Kim Radatz (mixed media), Ugo Mazzarolo (photography), Marc De Waele (metal sculpture), Lydia Rupinski (printmaking), Ernesto Piloto Marquez (mixed media), Daniel Mrgan (wood burning), Sean Fitzgerald (ceramic). Fine wood craft from Franklin Street Fine Woodwork artisans will also be on display. The presenting artists range in experience from established to emerging artists.  The result is a collegial intimate show in a fabulous, gritty, renovated, industrial space.   
The evening includes live music and performance by the Nuestra Tierra Trio, a donation Bar and hors d’oeuvres.  The event is open to the public.  The work will be on exhibit through March 20, 2011 during business hours.
For more information about the Franklin Street 1609 Artist Invitational please call Alison Swann Ingram, 813.223.3490 or  Visit Franklin Street Fine Woodwork Studios online at  
Arts Alive 2011 Artists Studio Tour

An Artist Studio Tour to raise funds for the Northumberland Public Library will be held on Saturday April 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday April 10 from 12 – 5 PM

The event will feature 19 artists using a variety of media including FWA member Andrew Pitts . the tour covers 15 studio locations throughout the lower Northern Neck. Tickets are $20 (children 12 and under free) and may be purchased at the Northumberland Public Library, The Bay Window in Irvington, Wildest Dreams in Burgess, Material Girl in Burgess, and EVB bank locations in Heathsville, Callao, Burgess, and Kilmarnock, or at any of the studios on the days of the tour.

A brochure with map will be provided, and door prizes of artist’s work, on display at the library, will be awarded. For more information, call the library at 580-5051 or visit the library website at
Or visit Andrew's website


The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show (PIFS)
March 25-27, 2011
at the Cruise Ship Terminal in the Philadelphia Navy Yard
5100 South Broad Street (South)
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Welcome to the 17th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show!

This year our show will be held March 26th and 27th, with a special preview party night March 25th. The PIFS features a great range of work reflective of the diverse creative directions present in the field of artisan-made furniture. There is shaker and arts and crafts influenced wooden furniture, historically based Grandfather clocks as well as contemporary timepieces,  modern functional-sculptural pieces in metal and wood, table top accessories, wall art and much more. The price points span from the affordable impulse purchase to works suitable for long-term investments as future heirlooms.

Exhibitors include Fine Wood Artists member Tom Lederer

For tickets, hours and all the information you need to experience PIFS 2011 please visit the ticket and prices page.

Now in its 17th year, the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show is the longest running craft show devoted to furniture and furnishings in the US. Please come and join us at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Philadelphia. We will see you there!
Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show:
The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier 1
Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC)
5100 South Broad Street (South)
Philadelphia, PA 19112
215-387-8591 fax
3605 Hamilton St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

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