We competed at the Texas Furniture Makers Show for the fourth year in a row and once again had our craftsmanship recognized with a ribbon. Our completely original design, "All Hat, No Cattle", is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the cowboy heritage shared by all Texans regardless of whether they have ever worked from a saddle on the open range. The juried exhibition is a statewide competition featuring handcrafted pieces and is sponsored by the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas. Only 50 to 60 pieces are chosen for exhibition each year from numerous entries. The purpose of the show is to present the work of Texas Furniture Makers to the public in a formal gallery setting and bring national attention to their one-of-a-kind handmade works of art.
This year’s expert panel of judges included renowned furniture designer/makers Michael Fortune, Frank Strazza, and Michael Colca.