The Wharton Esherick Museum 20th Annual Woodworking Competition

The Wharton Esherick Museum holds it's 20th annual Woodworking Contest, and Opening Reception/Annual Member's Party on September 8, 2013 in Paoli, Pennsylvania near Philidelphia .  This year's theme for the contest is birdhouses.  All woodworkers--professional, hobbiest or student--were eligible for the contest. The items were to be primarilly made of wood and were selected based on artistry, function, and expression of non-traditional, imaginative new design.  The judges are Dr. Aliza Baltz, Curator of Birds, Philadelphia Zoo, Paul Eisenhauer, Executive Director and Curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum, and Albert LeCoff, Director, Center for Art in Wood.  From among the entries the panel selected items best meeting their criteria for judging and display in the Esherick Museum.  I am fortunate to have my "Pendant" style house, made of ash and walnut, on display in the museum.  All selected works will be on display through the end of 2013 and available for purchase to benefit the museum.  Please visit to see Eshrick's amazing sculptures and modernist furniture as well as his workshop and the unique dwelling he created.