23rd Annual Show – Nov. 9-11, 2018 – Waterfire Arts Center – Providence, RI
LODGING: Room Block & Special Rate!
Our host hotel is the newly renovated, just opened Hampton Inn Pawtucket (formerly the Comfort Inn) Rate is $119 per night for exhibitors and attendees! Call direct 401-723-6700 or use the link below. You need to say you are coming for the “Fine Furnishings Show”!
Booking Link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/FineFurnishingsShow
FRIDAY night is “Date Night” at the show!
Dinner and a show….the Fine Furnishings Show. A quick bite before or a long leisurely dinner after, you decide. It’s Friday night – let’s celebrate. First dibs on items for sale. Help us kick off the show!
There is plenty of free parking at the Waterfire Arts Center with food & beverage concessions from Russell Morin Catering. Don’t miss:
- See “New Product Debuts”
- Buy off the show floor
- Discover new artists and craftsmen!
- Find accessories & gifts
- Experience demonstrations
- Enjoy cash bar, music & more
- Win door prizes!
- Watch for great new programs this year
We annually judge and present Best in Show awards to our exhibitors to recognize design, craftsmanship, & marketing excellence.
Many thanks to our Best in Show Awards sponsor – Rockler Woodworking & Hardware. Blue ribbons & Rockler gift cards are given to the winners.
2017 Best in Show winners!
Left to right: John Sterling, Toney Robertson, Roger Myers, B.R. Delaney, Wayne Hall, Mark Heffley
2016 Judges were:
Andrea Valentini, artist, designer, educator. Since 2001 she has been establishing brand recognition for her innovative approach to manufacturing and repurposing industrial foams and fabrics resulting in sustainable, durable bags and furnishings for everyday life. AndreaValentini.com
Philip Lowe, owner and director of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. He has been involved with woodworking since 1968. He is the author of many articles and is featured in videos with Fine Woodworking Magazine. He has been an instructor and department head at the North Bennet Street School and won numerous awards. FurnitureMakingClasses.com
- Furniture - Design
Wayne Hall - console table
Wayne Hall of Orland, ME
- Furniture - Craftsmanship
Roger Myers - "Bird's Eye View" cabinet
StrathamWood Studios of Stratham, NH
- Furniture - Innovation
Toney Robertson - "Wavy Chest of Drawers"
Fine Woodworking by Toney of Galveston, IN
B.R. Delaney - hanging wood pendant light
Fieldstone Artistry of Wurtsboro, NY
- Fine Art/Craft
Mark Heffley - Mural "#YesAllGirls"
Second Ascent Design of Concord, NH
- Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence
J.C. Sterling Fine Furniture of Millmont, PA
- Student Award-Furniture-Traditional
Kevin Hopkins - Queen Anne chair
North Bennet Street School - Boston, MA
- Student Award-Furniture-Contemporary
Hannah Bartlett - Walnut plates
Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI