22nd Annual Show – Nov. 3-5, 2017 in the Pawtucket Armory – Pawtucket, 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 on the streets surrounding the Armory, in the long lot on Broadway along the highway, and in the Tolman High School parking lot when school is NOT in session.
There is a variety of dining in Pawtucket, including Murphy’s Law Irish Pub (our host bar/restaurant), which is attached to the show host hotel – the Hampton Inn Pawtucket – just 1 exit south of the Armory on 95.
The Pawtucket Armory Arts Center is in the heart of Pawtucket- a thriving arts community – and approximately 3 miles North of downtown Providence, which offers additional arts and dining opportunities.
- 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.
2016 Best in Show winners!
Left to right: Robin Wessman, Joel Hokkanen, Matthew Dworman, Michael Gloor & Tom Gallenberg
2016 Judges were:
Rachel Arroyo, editor of Home Remodeling South Coast, Cape & Islands, South Shore a magazine she has been with for 10 years. In addition, she has written for many of the Lighthouse Media Solution’s print publications – a diverse set of titles ranging from regional lifestyle publications.
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.
- New Product Debut - Furniture-Traditional:
Tom Gallenberg - "Greene & Greene Barstool"
Gallenberg Studio - White Lake, WI
- New Product Debut - Furniture-Contemporary:
Matthew Dworman - "Round Dining Table"
QLine Design - Kingston, NH
- New Product Debut - Accessory:
Joel Hokkanen - "Lamp"
J.A. Hokkanen - Rockport, ME
- New Product Debut - Fine Art/Craft:
Robin Wessman - "Do It" - oil on linen still life
Wessman Art - Norfolk, MA
- Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence
Gloor Design - Exeter, RI
- Student Award-Furniture-Traditional
Mark Bokelman - "curly maple Queen Anne chair"
North Bennet Street School - Boston, MA
- Student Award-Furniture-Contemporary
Adrian Roop - "oval-shaped bench with floating top"
Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI