American Craft Council Show — Saint Paul

10-12 April 2015 — Saint Paul, Minnesota

We're very excited to be a first time exhibitor at the American Craft Council Show in Saint Paul. The event spans three and a half days and we can't wait to share our work with you. Over 200 exhibitors will be on hand at this annual event!

Each piece we make tells a unique story. Each story we hear inspires our work. We’d love to share and hear from you April 10-12 at the American Craft Council show.

Fiber Fair

14 - 16 November 2014 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is holding its 40th annual sale at the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis. As always, there will be a great selection of fiber art produced by WGM members. Choose from a huge assortment of handcrafted scarves, table linens, bags, rugs, handspun yarn and much more.

Studio Tupla Exhibition — Dassel History Center

24 May 2014 - 1 September 2014 — Dassel, Minnesota

Carol's Finnish ancestry and Craig's recollections of his formative years in Dassel intersect at the Dassel History Center as their fine furniture and textiles come together under one roof in celebration of the local area's Finnish heritage. This event is one of many across the state that are connected to a much larger celebration of Finland, Finnish America and Finnish culture sponsored by FinnFest USA, a nationally based organization. The exhibit will be open through Labor Day.

Please join us for a special opening reception where Carol and Craig will be on hand to talk about their work, Saturday, May 24th, 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm.

We'll be back again for the final days of the exhibit during the local Red Rooster Day festivities on Saturday, August 30th and Monday, Labor Day, September 1st.

DIRECTIONS: Follow Google Map and then go a little further north to the intersection of 1st and Lake Streets.

ASI Julmarknad (Swedish Christmas Market)

7- 8 December 2013 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Swedish Institute hosts an annual Nordic-influenced Christmas celebration that incorporates both new and old traditions and customs. A Handcraft Fair, featuring local artisans, as well as traditional music and dancing, touring of the historic Turnblad Mansion and holiday exhibits, drop-in handcraft workshops, youth and family activities, a bake sale, Nordic cuisine, and other indoor and outdoor activities make up ASI's Julmarknad.  

Chair Making Journey at OSAC

19 April - 7 July 2013 — Sandstone, Minnesota

Opening Reception will be held at the Old School Art Center gallery on Friday, April 19, from 7 to 9 pm. "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) will be displayed as a final component in Craig's Chair Making Journey project. This project is the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant awarded to Craig by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The chairs will be on display April 19 - 21  and May 1 - July 7. Contact the Old School Art Center for further information.

2013 Northern Woods Exhibition

25 April - 28 April 2013 — Eden Prairie, Minnesota

This annual event is the biggest gathering of fine woodwork you'll find in Minnesota. You won't want to miss it. The exhibition is sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and will be held at Eden Prairie Center. Craig will be there to talk with you about his chair making journey which was the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant awarded to him by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Check out the event poster for more information about the event. Craig will be there all four days of the show as he presents two of his most recent pieces, "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled). We hope you'll stop by to say hello!

XYLOS New Work Exhibition

31 March - 18 April 2013 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

This exhibition runs from March 28th through April 28th during normal business hours. Craig will be showing two new pieces at XYLOS, including "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) from March 28th-29th and March 31 - April 18th. Plus, for one special evening, everyone is invited to meet the member artists at an Artist Reception, to be held on Friday evening, April 5th, from 6 to 9 pm. Contact XYLOS for further information.

Presentation at CMWA Wood Expo

30 March 2013 — Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Craig will be presenting the making of two chairs, "Vidar's Chair" and "Chair 2" (yet to be unveiled) at the Central Minnesota Woodworker's Association Wood Expo. Stop by Craig's booth on the floor to see his chairs and visit with him about how they were made. Also, for a more detailed presentation of the chair making process Craig will present a slide show and talk about the experience which was the result of a 2012 Artist Initiative grant he was awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. For more information visit the CMWA website.

Exploring Twills

23 & 24 March and 6 & 7 April 2013 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Explore the never-ending world of twills! Learn rosepath, gooseye, advancing, undulating twills and more. In this two-weekend class, students will learn the basic building blocks of this versatile weave structure, and apply the concepts learned by completing a sampler "gamp" towel, scarf, set of coordinating placemats, or other twill project of their choice. More information and registration can be found at the Weavers Guild of MN.

Presentation to Minnesota Woodworkers Guild

20 March 2013 — Richfield, Minnesota

Craig will be speaking to members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild as he shares his perspective on the Krenovian tradition, tells the story of his experiences at the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, and presents his two chairs resulting from an Artist Initiative grant he was awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. This a regular monthly meeting of the guild, but guests are very welcome. So, if you have an interest in woodworking, please join us and be Craig's guest. Visit the guild website for further details and location.