News & Views Issue 89: Enter the Esherick Exhibition!

Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) pioneered the studio furniture movement, blazing a creative trail for the likes of Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, and George Nakashima. His whimsical, free-flowing style continues to inspire makers of all kinds, especially those lucky enough to visit the Wharton Esherick Museum (see p. 44). Every year, Esherick’s legacy sees fresh expression in a juried woodworking exhibition that takes place at the museum. The theme for this year’s show is “Lighting.” The submission deadline is July 1, and the exhibition will open in early September. Cash prizes (including a student prize) are awarded for winning entries, which are then displayed at the museum. For detailed entry information, click on the “Programs & Exhibitions” tab at the museum website (

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