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Blog entry by Triumph1 posted 1555 days ago 1630 reads 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two years ago I set a personal goal to get some of my work in a public exhibit…well it finally has happened. I am showing five pieces in the 2010 Spring Membership Show of the Lake County Art League. It is definitely a different feeling putting your work out in public locally than uploading pictures internationaly:-) Lumberjocks is an amazing site but I would also encourage people to get involved with local Art Leagues/clubs. From what I have seen on this site we can for sure show people that woodworking is an art!

For those who might live in my area the show is at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Waukegan, Illinois. It will be going on until May 17th. I posted some pictures of it below(thanks Joel)....which I am not sure if you can see the entire picture…

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!



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woodworm

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#1 posted 1555 days ago

Cools stuff and congratulations!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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patron

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#2 posted 1555 days ago

nice exhibit !

the best to you .

excellent work .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1555 days ago

I’m very proud for you Jeff. Your work most definitely belongs in this category and deserves a spotlight at exhibits like this. I been a fan of your work from day one. Yet again you have inspired me. I will definitely look into something similar once I get more work under my belt. Ohh and a lot more experience…lol

Congrats!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1555 days ago

Good for you. Congrats.
This is really excellent work,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 1555 days ago

Beautiful work! Your imagination and creativity shines through your skill with wood!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 1555 days ago

Very nice work. Encourages me in a similar journey that I have been on. Your work far exceeds my own however. Good job.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#7 posted 1555 days ago

Congratulations! WOW! That is great! I am attempting to make a similar box to you “My Nightmares and Dreams” box. Mine will be a little larger and some what different design, but overall quite similar.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1555 days ago

Thank you for posting this. Your exhibit looks stunning. Thank you also for encouraging the rest of us.
Great work, well done

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Toolz

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#9 posted 1555 days ago

Super!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 1555 days ago

Congrats on doing what you wanted to do. Beautiful graftsmanship..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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blockhead

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#11 posted 1555 days ago

Congratulations on on achieving your goals Jeff! I can only imagine how exciting it must be for you. Your work is exactly where it should be, out in public for everyone to see and enjoy. I suspect one day, even a museum or two. Thanks for posting Jeff and again, congratulations!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 1555 days ago

WOW! Congrats!

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rsladdwoodworks

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#13 posted 1555 days ago

love your work it is at the place being show cased

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#14 posted 1555 days ago

Way to follow that dream Jeff…good move. Your work deserves to be seen in this light.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#15 posted 1555 days ago

Very nice and well deserved show. Your work is an inspiration to us all.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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