Festool is one of the many fine sponsors for an initiative called Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30 in conjunction with the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. The purpose is to inspire young people to become more interested in the art of woodworking and carrying on the heritage of fine craftsmanship. The school hopes to assist those with exceptional skills to further their careers.
The Center of Furniture Craftsmanship will be accepting pieces from artisans from any location who are under the age of 30 years of age on or before September 16th, 2011. A group of distinguished judges will select approximately 22 pieces from those submitted to be on exhibition in the Messler Gallery from September 16th - November 22nd. The piece should be in one of the following categories and selections will be made based on excellence in design and craftsmanship.
- Studio Furniture
- Reproduction Furniture
- Boxes and Containers
Every entrant will receive a coupon worth $20 toward their next $100 purchase at Woodcraft stores. Entries must be received no later than April 1st, 2011.
Along with many other prizes, Festool will be providing a $1,500 tool package for the winner of the Best-in-Show as selected by the judges. Best of luck to all participants and be sure to encourage the young people in your life to continue the tradition of woodworking!