PROVIDENCE, RI - KL Communications is pleased to announce a spike in attendance and sales at the 15th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show.

“I am thrilled with the 17% increase in attendance at the show,” said Show Manager Karla Little. “We worked hard to spread the word, build the brand, and bring buyers to the show for the exhibitors. I am even more pleased with the dramatic increase in sales, orders, and commissions at the show, which is a substantial increase from the past two years. Many exhibitors reported their best show in several years.”

KL Communications and Rockler Woodworking congratulate the 15th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show 2010 Best in Show Award recipients. A panel of Providence area industry professionals reviewed the 85 talented exhibitors, their work and booth layouts to select the finalists in eight exhibitor categories and two student categories.

Furniture – Traditional – Piece:
Dante Table
James Langston—Best of All Times
(Newport, RI)

Furniture – Contemporary – Piece:
“Zen Bench”
Mark Moore Design
(Victor, NY)

Furniture – Traditional – Body of Work:
Ken Mack Fine Furniture
(Malden, MA)

Furniture – Contemporary – Body of Work:
Pete Sandback – Sandback
(Harrisville, NH))

Accessory – Body of Work:
Thomas Davin and Mary Kesler
Davin & Kesler
(Exeter, RI)

Fine Art – Body of Work:
Bruce Hooke – B.G. Hooke Studio
(Providence, RI)

Fine Craft – Body of Work:
Rosalie Sherman Designs
(Gulph Mills, PA)

Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence:
Peter Scalera – Peter Lawrence Woodworkers & Jill Caprio-Scalera – a.k.a. Art by Jage
(New Fairfield, CT)

Student – Furniture Traditional Piece:
Austin Campbell - Corner Table
North Bennet Street School
(Boston, MA)

Student - Furniture Contemporary Piece:
Alexandra Snook – Stacking Candle Sticks
RISD Department of Furniture Design
(Providence, RI)

The judges included Christine Malecki West, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at KITE Architects, Paula Constantine, Décor Editor for The Providence Journal, and Jay Wayne Luiz, Interior Designer at Kyureo.

According to the judges, the selected winners received recognition due to elements such as inventive combination of materials, thoughtful design, fresh perspective, and finely detailed. In regards to the selection of Peter Scalera and Jill Caprio- Scalera as the recipient of the Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence, the judges agreed that they had a clean and professional presentation. “They were set up and ready for business.”

SOURCE: Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show

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