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2017

Wild walnut burl table

"On The Move”; Once again I was awarded 1st Place in 3-D in last year's juried art show, so I've got to begin to create three new and exciting pieces to enter into the 2017 Show!!;

August 5-6, 2017. 54th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 4. Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details.

Live-Edge Eastern Black Cherry Crotch TableHand-Cut Butterfly Keys Used to Join the Top Pieces Together

"Connected”, a pair of rare, bookmatched black cherry crotch planks joined to create a unique table. This table was featured in last year's Woodpalooza.

September 2-4, 2017 – 14th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do such amazing work - the best in the USA! Again, I will plan ahead and create at least three special pieces for the show. Plan to join us and personally experience what makes hand-made furniture so different from particle-board pieces that come in a box with an allen wrench!! Artist Reception Friday, September 1, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the 20+ woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view examples of the exhibition.

 

2016

Wild bigleaf maple burl table<

"Maple Mix”; One of my three entries, this table was awarded 1st Place in 3-D in this year's juried art show!!;

August 6-7, 2016. 53rd Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 5. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 7 of the past 12 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D too), I was very pleased to be awarded another 1st Place in 3-D. Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details.

Live-Edge Oregon Black Walnut TableLive-Edge Oregon Black Walnut Table

"Walnut Shimmer”, one of a book-matched set of tables featuring a naturally wild live-edge portion of walnut that includes a knot featuring a deep blue lake that was created for this year'sWoodpalooza.

September 3-5, 2016 – 13th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do such amazing work - the best in the USA! Once again, I have met the challenge head-on and created three special pieces, including "Walnut Shimmer" and will be exhibiting again! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Artist Reception Friday, September 2, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the 16 woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view examples of the exhibition.

November 5, 2016 – Arts Alive demonstrator at the Wood Merchant, La Conner. Come visit, see some magnificent creations by the Pacific Northwest’s finest woodworkers and watch me hand-cutting precise mortise-and-tenon joints in the manner that my Grandfather and Great-Grandfather did. Not only will I have an art table in progress, but I will bring a similar completed table for you to behold!

 

2015

Live-Edge Maple Burl TableLive-Edge Maple Burl Table

"Maple Fantastic” A rare piece of live-edge bigleaf maple burl that drove the design of this lovely table. Although I have created and sold hundreds of pieces, I have my favorites and this is one!

March 7 - 8, 2015. Participating artist in the 12th Annual Whidbey Working Artists Spring Invitational Art Show. Saturday and Sunday from 10AM - 5PM daily, Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville. Note that the exhibition runs concurrent with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville! I will be demonstrating the hand-chiseled mortise and tenon joinery that is featured in all of my functional art pieces. I will also have a number of finished pieces as well as slabs of rare timbers that will allow me to provide insight into the creative process and techniques. Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details

Wild Australian She-Oak on Walnut TableWild Australian She-Oak on Walnut Table

"The She-Oak”, an entry in the 2014 juried show was based upon an old piece of Australian She-Oak that had survived numerous bush fires and attacks by borers during its long, tough life…

August 1-2, 2015. 52th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 8. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 7 of the past 12 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D too), I've again taken up the challenge and have put on my creative hat to ensure that I will be entering 3 very special pieces in 2014! Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details. And the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to return to Coupeville too!!

Live-Edge Oregon Black Walnut TableLive-Edge Oregon Black Walnut Table

"Nature’s Sweep”, featuring a naturally wild live-edge portion of a walnut branch that was exhibited at last year’s Woodpalooza. What will I create for this year’s show??

September 5-7, 2015 – 12th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do such amazing work - the best in the USA! As a participant since the beginning, of course I have met the challenge head-on and created something special and will be exhibiting again! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Artist Reception Friday, September 4, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the 22 woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view the exhibition catalog!!

 

November 8, 2015 – Arts Alive demonstrator at the Wood Merchant, La Conner. Come visit and see some magnificent creations by the Pacific Northwest’s finest woodworkers and watch me hand-chiselling and fitting precise mortise-and-tenon joints in the manner that my Grandfather and Great-Grandfather did. I will have an art table in progress and will have a similar completed table for you to behold!

 

2014

Shaker-Style Black Cherry Sideboard

"Cherry Sideboard” A favorite piece of mine and just one of eight pieces (plus 150+ slabs awaiting inspiration) to be shown during this year’s tour.

March 7 - 9, 2014. Participating artist in the 11th Annual Spring Art Studio Tour. Friday through Sunday March 7  9 from 10AM - 5PM daily. Note that the tour runs concurrent with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville! A free, self-guided Tour featuring 25 artists at 17 working studios/venues. Most artists will be demonstrating during the tour providing rare insight into the creative process and techniques. A preview of the art work will be exhibited from February 14 to March 3, 2014 at the Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville. A reception will be held on February 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the same venue. Come mingle with the artists and celebrate the tour with us. During the Tour, you are invited to spend quality time with working artists in their studios while you experience the beauty that attracts them to magnificent Whidbey Island. Youll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artists work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you travel. Visit our woodworking shop (where I will be showing off some of my newest creative works ‘in the works’), see baby chicks, perhaps ducks too, pet some goats, feed a llama and enjoy some fresh mussels. Yes, the Penn Cove Mussel Festival is also this same weekend so you have many reasons to visit!! Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details. To view an online interactive map of the tour visit the Tour Map website. And don't forget to put the first full (3-day as in Fri/Sat/Sun) weekend of March on your calendar for next year's Tour and Musselfest!

 

Maple Table

"Tiers of Joy" salvaged big leaf maple table; last year's 1st Place winner for 3-D art. What will I create for this year's competition? You will have to visit to see...

August 9-10, 2014. 51st Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 8. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 7 of the past 12 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D too), I've again taken up the challenge and have put on my creative hat to ensure that I will be entering 3 very special pieces in 2014! Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details. And the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to return to Coupeville too!!

 

One beautiful piece of glass!!

"Spring Blossoms” - a matching set of chairs that are so beautiful and yet so comfortable. Hand-laid fused glass backs and leather seats complement the Oregon walnut frames. A petite table, "Freefall" sits between the pair of chairs. These three pieces were shown at last year's Woodpalooza.

August 30 - September 1, 2014 – 11th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I have met the challenge head-on and created something special and will be exhibiting again! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do such amazing work - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, August 29, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the 22 woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view the exhibition catalog!!

 

 

2013

Extreme Ladder-Back Chairs

"Reach for the Sky” A pair of Shaker-style Ladder-Back Chairs of Black Cherry with English Holly: two of eight pieces (plus 150+ slabs awaiting inspiration) shown during this year’s tour.

March 1 - 3, 2013. Participating artist in the 10th Annual Spring Art Studio Tour. A free self-guided tour with approximately 27 Whidbey Island artists in 21 of their working studios; tour 10 am - 5 pm. Visit our woodworking shop (where I will be showing off some of my newest creative works ‘in the works’), see baby chicks, perhaps ducks too, pet some goats, feed a llama and enjoy some fresh mussels. Yes, the Penn Cove Mussel Festival is also this same weekend so you have many reasons to visit!! Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details. To view an online interactive map of the tour visit the Tour Map website. And don't forget to put the first weekend of March on your calendar for next year's Tour and Musselfest!

 

WIWG Show

"Simplicity" sustainable black cherry; one of the three art pieces that I was thinking of entering into this year's competition - until it sold! What will I create for this year's competition? You will have to visit to see...

August 10-11, 2013. 49th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 9. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 6 of the past 11 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D too), I've taken the challenge and put on my creative hat to ensure that I've entered something very special in 2013! And I'll be collaborating with another artist on one piece. Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details. And hopefully the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will return to Coupeville too!!

 

One beautiful piece of glass!!

"Spring Blossoms” - a matching set of chairs that are so beautiful and yet so comfortable. Hand-laid fused glass backs and leather seats complement the Oregon walnut frames. A petite table, "Freefall" sits between the pair of chairs. These three pieces will be shown at this year's Woodpalooza.

August 31 - September 2, 2013 – 10th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I have met the challenge head-on and created something special and will be exhibiting again! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do such amazing work - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, August 30, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the 21 woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view the exhibition catalog!!

 

 

2012

WIWG Show

"Turning Point” Bigleaf  Maple with African Sapele Display Table: one of four pieces (plus 100+ slabs awaiting inspiration) shown during this year’s tour.

March 3/4, 2012. Participating artist in the 9th Annual Spring Art Studio Tour. A free self-guided tour with approximately 40 Whidbey Island artists in 27 of their working studios; tour 10 am - 5 pm. Reception on Friday, March 2 6 – 8 pm held at the Pacific Northwest Art School. Visit our woodworking shop (where I will be showing off some of my newest creative works ‘in the works’), see baby chicks, perhaps ducks too, pet some goats, feed a llama and enjoy some fresh mussels. Yes, the Penn Cove Mussel Festival is also this same weekend so you have many reasons to visit!! Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details. To view an online interactive map of the tour visit the Tour Map website. And don’t forget the Brackenwood Gallery’s “Sun Show” opening Saturday, March 3, 7-9PM.

 

One beautiful piece of walnut!!

"Irresistible” petite but oh so beautiful Oregon walnut table - one of two pieces that I am entering into this year’s competition.

August 11-12, 2012. 48th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 10. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 6 of the past 10 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D too), I've put on my creative hat to ensure that I've entered something very special in 2012! Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details. And the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville too!!

 

WIWG Show

"Simplicity" sustainable black cherry; one of the two wood art tables that I will show this year. What will I create for next year’s Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild Show?? Perhaps a chair…(image by Michael Stadler)

September 1 - September 3, 2012 – 9th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA’, daily Noon - 5 pm, Whidbey Island Center Arts (WICA), Langley, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I’ve be created something special and will be exhibiting again! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do amazing work at realistic prices - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, August 31, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the woodworking artisans. And be sure to visit Woodpalooza.com for more information and to view the exhibition catalog!!

 

 2011

 

March 5-6, 2011. Participating artist in the 8th Annual Spring Art Studio Tour. A free self-guided tour with approximately 38 Whidbey Island artists in 27 of their working studios; tour 10 am - 5 pm. Visit our woodworking shop (where I will be showing off some of my newest creative works ‘in the works’), see baby chicks, perhaps ducks too, pet some baby goats, feed a llama and enjoy some fresh mussels. Yes, the Penn Cove Mussel Festival is also this same weekend so you have many reasons to visit!! Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details. To view an online interactive map of the tour visit the Tour Map website.

 

 

Walnut Table

"Nature’s Way" Hall Table in Claro Walnut with American Black Walnut; one of three pieces entered for exhibition (image by Michael Stadler)

 

June 17-19, 2011 (Father's Day Weekend) – (Note: I will not be featured in this year’s show). 54rd Annual Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery. I have created three of my finest art pieces for entry in this show and I am hoping to have all accepted (“Nature’s Way” shown above, “Blue Isle” and “Blue Beginnings”) for this significant exhibition. Visit Edmonds Arts Festival for details.

 

 

Robin's nest in a cherry tree

"Blue Beginnings” Bing Cherry with Stained Glass Display Table: one of three pieces that I am considering to enter into this year’s compitition (image by Michael Stadler)

August 13-14, 2011. 47th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 13. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 7 of the past 9 years (and an Honorable Mention  and a 3rd place in 3-D on the 'other' 2 years), I'll put on my creative hat to ensure that I'll be entering something very special in 2011! Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details. And the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Coupeville too!!

 

WIWG Show

"Up Front" in bigleaf maple and American black walnut; one of the two wood art tables that I showed last year. What will I create for this year’s Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild Show?? Perhaps a chair…(image by Michael Stadler)

September 2 - September 30, 2011 – 8th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Woodpalooza’, daily 11 am - 6 pm, Taste for Wine, Bayview, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I'll be creating something special and exhibiting again! Last year I created an art table ‘Up Front’ from stunning stab of natural edged bigleaf maple and American black walnut and a smaller table too. I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists who do amazing work at realistic prices - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, September 2, 6 pm - 9 pm: a fun chance to mingle with the woodworking artists). And be sure to taste some great locally produced wines!!

 

 2010

Maple Fantasy

"Maple Fantasy” Bigleaf  Maple with American Black Walnut Hall Table: shown during the tour (image by Michael Stadler)

March 6-7, 2010. Participating artist in the 7th Annual Spring Art Studio Tour. A free self-guided tour with approximately 38 Whidbey Island artists in 27 of their working studios; tour 10 am - 5 pm. Visit our woodworking shop (where I will be showing off some of my newest creative works ‘in the works’), see baby chicks, pet some baby goats, feed a llama and enjoy some fresh mussels. Yes, the Penn Cove Mussel Festival is also this same weekend so you have many reasons to visit!! Visit Whidbey Working Artists for details. To view an online interactive map of the tour visit the Tour Map website.

 

Ikebana Display Table

“Wing” Ikebana Bigleaf Maple Display Table; a very special one-of-a-kind fiddle-back piece that will be displayed at the Wabi-Sabi Show.

May 7 – June 1, 2010 - I have created two special tables (an Ikebana display table shown above and “Adrift Wabi-Sabi”) for the Wabi-Sabi Theme Show at the Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes. Join the artists at the evening reception (6 - 9pm) on Friday, May 7th. I’ll see you there!! Visit Scott Milo Gallery for details.

 

Whidbey Wild

"Whidbey Wild" Hall Table in Salvaged American Bigleaf Maple with American Black Walnut; my entry in the 2nd exhibition of the series

May 17-25, 2010 – Pacific Northwest Art School’s Whidbey Island Preservation Art Juried Exhibition. I have exhibited special pieces in the first two of the four-exhibition series and plan to enter pieces in this (the 3rd) exhibition. Visit Pacific Northwest Art School for details.

 

Adrift Chalanga-Da

"Adrift Chalanga-Da" Display Table in Chalanga-Da with American Black Walnut; one of three pieces accepted for exhibition (image by Michael Stadler)

June 18-20, 2010 (Father's Day Weekend) – 53rd Annual Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery. I have created three of my finest art pieces for entry in this show and I am honored to have received notice that all (“Adrift Chalanga-Da” shown above, “Maple Fantasy” and “Symmetry”) have been accepted for this significant exhibition. Visit Edmonds Arts Festival for details.

 

July 3-4, 2010 – While having nothing to do with my wood art, the Coupeville Lions Garage Sale is something not to be missed!! It has to be the largest on Whidbey if not the Pacific Northwest… Visit Coupeville Lions Club website for details.

 

"Adrift Bubinga" tableAdrift Chalanga-Da

"Adrift Bubinga" Display Table with an Asian flare, significant attitude and an immediate collector-provenance in Bubinga with Walnut ... (image by Michael Stadler)

 

July 9, 2010 – I’ve been truly honored with an invitation to support the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo by donating a wood art piece to be included in this year’s 34th Annual Jungle Party live auction. Sandy and I have created a very special one-of-a kind table to be auctioned to the highest bidder at the gala 1000 attendee-event. The event sells out each year, so get those reservations in early and help this wonderful cause. Visit the Woodland Park Zoo's website for details.

 

 

Cypress Knee

"Cypress Knee" Display Table in Cypress with American Black Cherry; to be exhibited at the Anacortes Art Festival’s juried show (image by Michael Stadler)

August 6-8, 2010 – 49th Annual Anacortes Arts Festival’s Art at the Port Juried Exhibition. I am honored to have two of my pieces (“Cypress Knee” shown above and “Adrift Chalanga-Da”) accepted into this prestigious exhibition. Visit Anacortes Arts Festival for details and to view works by the 33 artists chosen to have their art exhibited. Reception: Friday, July 30, 5:30-8:00pm.

 

"Adrift" table

"Adrift" Display Table with an Asian flare in Sapele with Walnut; last year's 1st Place Award for 3D ... (image by Michael Stadler)

August 14 - 15, 2010 - 47th Annual Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival juried art show, Coupeville, WA. Reception on Friday, August 13. After winning 1st place in the 3-D category of the juried art show for 7 of the past 8 years (and an Honorable Mention on the 'other' year), I'll put on my creative hat to ensure that I'll be entering something very special in 2010! Please come join the fun, sip some wine (Friday's reception) and have a great time... Visit Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for details.

 

WIWG Show

"Chair with a Flare" in Arizona desert ironwood, Claro black walnut and African bubinga; one of the two wood art pieces that I showed last year. What will I create for this year’s Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild Show?? (image by Michael Stadler)

September 4 - September 12, 2010 - 7th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Woodpalooza’, daily 11 am - 6 pm, Bayview, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I'll be exhibiting again! Last year I created an art chair ‘Chair with a Flare’ from stunning Arizona desert ironwood, Claro black walnut and African bubinga and a long hall table from a magnificent slab of natural-edged Oregon black walnut with American black walnut and a trace of African bubinga for wedges! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, September 3, 6 pm - 9 pm by invitation only (contact me for an invitation to this free and fun chance to mingle with the artists).

 

WIWG Show

“Maple Mystique” Bigleaf Maple Hall Table; a very special one-of-a-kind piece displayed last year during the tour (image by Michael Stadler).

September 26-27, 2010 – I was planning to be an exhibiting artist in the 14th Annual Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour organized by the Island Arts Council. However, due to other commitments I will not be  participating this year. Fortunately our shop/studio is open at any time provided that you contact us to make an appointment. It may not be as clean as for the Tour, but joining the mess are many slabs of rare timbers and numerous art creations in progress. Come visit our woodworking shop, see completed wood art as well as pieces ‘under construction’, pet some goats and feed a llama!

 

WIWG Show

“All About Yew I” Hall Table – One of the pieces included in the previous exhibition (image by Michael Stadler)

November 1-10, 2010 – Pacific Northwest Art School’s Whidbey Island Preservation Art Juried Exhibition. I have exhibited special pieces in the first two of the four-exhibition series and plan to enter pieces in this (the 4th and final) exhibition. Visit Pacific Northwest Art School for details.

 

 

November 7, 2010 – Arts Alive demonstrator at the Wood Merchant, La Conner. Come visit, see some magnificent creations by the Pacific Northwest’s finest woodworkers and watch me hand-cutting precise mortise-and-tenon joints in the manner that my Grandfather and Great-Grandfather did. Not only will I have an art table in progress, but I will bring a similar completed table for you to behold!

 

2009

August 8 - 9, 2009 - 4th Annual Lavender & Wind Art Festival, Lavender Wind Farm, 2530 Darst Road, Coupeville, WA. Opening Reception on Friday, August 7th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Ever tried lavender beer? Last year’s was great!! Please come visit this lovely and fragrant lavender farm setting with spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Moun\tains. Last year I showed a tiger-maple and purpleheart hall table (see “Purple Highlights II” above). I hope to have a piece ready for this year! Please come join the fun, sip some wine and have a great time... Visit Lavender Wind Farm for details.

 

WIWG Show

"Chair with a Flare" in Arizona desert ironwood, Claro black walnut and African bubinga; one of the two wood art pieces that I plan to display at this year’s Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild Show... (image by Michael Stadler)

September 5 - September 13, 2009 - 6th Annual Whidbey Island Woodworker Guild Show ‘Woodpalooza’, daily 11 am - 6 pm, Bayview, WA. As a participant since the beginning, of course I'll be exhibiting again! I’ve created an art chair ‘Chair with a Flare’ from stunning Arizona desert ironwood, Claro black walnut and African bubinga and a long hall table from a magnificent slab of natural-edged Oregon black walnut with American black walnut and a trace of African bubinga for wedges! During the past three years 3 of the 6 pieces displayed have sold during the Show, so I have to do better this year! I hope that you come to see some of the finest wood artists' work from the Island. Whidbey Island is truly blessed to have so many creative and talented wood artists - the best in the USA! Artist Reception Friday, September 4, 6 pm - 9 pm by invitation only (contact me for an invitation to this free and fun chance to mingle with the artists).

 

WIWG Show

“Maple Mystique” Bigleaf Maple Hall Table; a very special one-of-a-kind piece that will be displayed during the tour (image by Michael Stadler).

September 26-27, 2009 - Participating artist in the 13th Annual Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour organized by the Island Arts Council, 10 am - 5 pm each day. Representative works from each participating of the 90+ Whidbey artists will be displayed at two locations 1) Historic Colonel Crockett Barn, Coupeville – September 19/20 and 25-27; and 2) Open Door Gallery+Coffee, Bayview – September 18 - 27. Over the weekend, visit our woodworking shop, see completed wood art as well as pieces ‘under construction’, pet some goats and feed a llama! Visit Whidbey Open Studio Tour for details. Artist reception details to be determined – but an event not to be missed! The 2008 receptions were a blast (both of them….)!!

 

WIWG Show

“All About Yew I” hall table – the hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery was demonstrated at last year’s Arts Alive Event. What will I demonstrate this year??... (image by Michael Stadler)

November 7 - 8, 2009 – Hopefully, I’ll be asked to return as a participating artist in the Arts Alive Event organized by the La Conner Chamber of Commerce, 10 am - 5 pm each day. Last year I had a blast demonstrating hand-cut mortise and tenon joints being chiseled into a slab, legs and spreaders to craft a live-edge Pacific yew/maple hall table (shown above – after completion). Opening Reception Friday, November 6, 6 pm - 9 pm. Visit La Conner Arts Alive for details. Note: dates are tentative.