CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Four new judges have been added to the panel that will decide the 2017 Best in Wood Awards, sponsored by Woodworking Network. The contest, which is now accepting entries, honors custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship. New judges include Will Sampson, editor in chief, FDMC magazine; Scott Grove, renowned woodworking artist; Brian Ellison, BKE Design; and Scott Wunder, WunderWoods. Also, returning as a judge is Doug Rappe, Greater West Town Training Partnership.
|Best in Wood judges (from left): Scott Wunder, Doug Rappe, Brian Ellison, Scott Grove, Will Sampson|
As a 3rd generation artist, Scott Grove designs and makes award-winning contemporary art furniture with a harmonious blend of uniquely carved woods with radiant figured grains and multi-media sculpture. For over thirty years he has developed unconventional methods in his approach to his art; his rich signature finishes and carved textures create a desire to touch each piece for a sensuous, pleasurable experience. Sophisticated and elegant with a touch of whimsy, his work raises a sense of wonder and delight.