Works in Wood 2014

New Hope Arts hosts its annual juried exhibition celebrating the woodwork tradition of Bucks County from November 8 through December 14. Featuring fine furniture, sculptural forms and vessels more than 90 works in a wide range of styles and techniques present an exciting view of the wood medium in the hands of contemporary artists.

Read Gwen Shift's review of Works in Wood here...

Jurors,  Paul Eisenhauer, Director of the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, PA and Andy DiPietro, nationally recognized wood artist, selected this year’s exhibition from more than 300 individual works submitted. Recognition of the jurors’ top entries will take place just prior to the opening of the exhibition and awards will be announced at the opening reception on November 8. The First National Bank of Newtown generously sponsored the 2014 exhibition which marks its 15th anniversary year since the premiere in 1999. The jurors selected six pieces for best use of the medium in the following catalogories:

Sculpture/ Wall Art   Bernie Houston   Life   &  Randy Leibowitz Dean   Findasafe Place

Fine furniture/ Cabinetry   Birdie Miller  4-Drawer Cabinet with Cantiliver Base  & Janice Smith  Romeo & Juliet (chair and stand)

Vessel/Small Object     Cartio Sio   Mantis Urn    & Michael Kehs  Fossil Sea Floor

A new award was sponsored this year by DPR Custom Capentry for Exceptional Craftsmanship awarded to Ken Burton   Harlequin Cabinet

View the full catalog here...


In conjunction with Works in Wood 2014 A Robert Whitley rocker will be raffled on the final day of the  Works in Wood Exhibition

Thanks to our founding member John Larsen this wonderful work by a contemporary Bucks County wood artist is being raffled for the benefit of New Hope Arts. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available at the Exhibition and on-line.


Works in Wood 2014