BALTIMORE, MD -- KL Communications is pleased to announce the esteemed panel of judges for the 3rd Annual Baltimore Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show Best in Show Awards sponsored by Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.

Dr. Oscar P. Fitzgerald (Alexandria, VA) – Historian, author, lecturer and consultant on American and European decorative arts, fine art, architecture and maritime history.

Patrick Sutton (Baltimore, MD) – President of Patrick Sutton Associates, specializing in luxury residential and signature hospitality projects.

Holly Frye-Atcherson, ASID (Annapolis, MD) – President/Owner of Interiors By Design and President of the Maryland Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)

The Best in Show Awards recognize the achievements of the exhibitors in the following categories:
Furniture – Traditional – Piece
Furniture – Contemporary – Piece
Furniture – Traditional – Body of Work
Furniture – Contemporary – Body of Work
Accessory – Body of Work
Fine Art/Craft – Body of Work
Best New Product Debut
Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence
Fitzgerald, Sutton and Frye-Atcherson each bring a unique industry perspective to the evaluation process. Fitzgerald offers a historical eye as a recognized national specialist on American furniture from colonial times to the present. His book, Three Centuries of American Furniture, the standard textbook in the field, was first published in 1982 and went through four printings. A revised and expanded edition was released in 1995. He is a decorative arts consultant, active in historic preservation and frequently conducts survey courses and workshops at the Smithsonian Institute.

Patrick Sutton has a unique background that influences his design perspective. He was raised in New York, the son of a famed travel journalist father and fashion model mother. This upbringing combined with his architectural studies has shaped his design process. He believes in creating a complete experience, unifying the clarity and structure of architecture with the romance and details of the decorative arts.

Frye-Atcherson has been practicing residential design for over 27 years. She is currently serving as the 2010-2012 President of the Maryland Chapter of ASID and has served as the President and Owner of Interior By Design in Annapolis, Maryland for 25 years. She was featured on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge and has been called upon for her design expertise in numerous local and regional publications.

As sponsor of the Best In Show Awards, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will help the panel of judges recognize this year’s award winners. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and exceptional quality woodworking products.
Products are sold through catalogs, the company’s direct-to-consumer website and nearly 100 retail locations nationwide. The Cayce Company in Hunt Valley, Maryland is the local independent Rockler reseller for the Baltimore show.

The Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show comes to Baltimore April 15-17, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The show features approximately 50 exhibitors from throughout the Mid-Atlantic as well as from across North America who design and handcraft furniture, accessories, fine art, and craft.

SHOW DETAILS:

3rd Annual Baltimore Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show
Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore, MD
One West Pratt Street (Level 300 / 307-310)
April 15-17, 2011
Friday 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Adult one day $10, two days $15, children under 12 free


The Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show comes to the following cities this fall.

6th Annual Milwaukee Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show
The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum – Milwaukee, WI
400 West Canal Street (Crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets)
September 30 – October 2, 2011
Friday 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Adult one day $10, two days $15, children under 12 free


16th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show
Rhode Island Convention Center – Providence, RI
1 Sabin Street
October 21 - 23, 2011
Friday 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Adult one day $10, any two days $15, children under 12 free

SOURCE: Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show

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