3rd Aug, 2010

Kerrville Furniture Makers Show for Distinctive Texas Homes

Beginning October 21, interior decorators for and residents of Texas Hill Country homes will gather for the 11th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville.  Homeowners and buyers of distinctive Fredericksburg TX real estate and from Austin and San Antonio homes flock to find the perfect piece of furniture to accent an entryway or living area or guest suite.  The show runs through December 4, 2010.

Several furniture styles will be on display, including:

  • Contemporary:  These pieces are clean, sleek, modern, smooth with very little decoration, and functional.  Example: Scandinavian style.  Material may be wood, glass, plastic, and composite.
  • Traditional:  Interpreted reproductions, adapted reproductions of historical styles.  Examples:  Chippendale, Queen Anne, Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and anything identifiable as a past period style.
  • Texas Style:  Evokes the Texas lifestyle, may be rustic.  Made of wood, stone, iron, bone, leather, etc.
  • Whimsical Art Furniture:  May be playful, humorous.  May or may not be functional.

The purpose of the Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show is to present the work of Texas furniture makers to the public in a formal gallery atmosphere and to bring national attention to the fine one-of-a-kind works of art created by Texans.  In addition, Fine Woodworking Magazine plans to feature the Texas Furniture Makers Show in a future edition.

The handcrafted furniture show is a juried event.  The 2010 panel of judges includes Brian Boggs, founder of Brian Boggs Studio in Asheville, North Carolina.  Boggs designs and builds traditional Appalachian-style chairs and contemporary furniture for national clientele.  Also, Asa Christiana, Senior Editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine from Newton CT and Alan Car from Fredericksburg and known for heirloom rocking gliders.

In 2009, the very successful show drew 5,000 interested parties.  In the past, buyers have purchased pieces in the show and/or commissioned new works.

Sponsored by the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, Inc., the show is open seven days a week at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center.  Show hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For information about investments, residential and commercial real estate and relocation, and Hill Country estates and luxury homes in the area, click here to contact Dale Cook or call 830-997-1035.

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