The entry deadline for the “Maine Wood 2016” exhibition is Friday, Aug. 28. The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s fifth juried biennial will take place in the center’s Messler Gallery Jan. 22 through April 6, showcasing the breadth, creativity and excellence of wood craftsmanship in the state of Maine.

All Maine artists and artisans who work in wood are encouraged to apply including furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors, luthiers and others. Submitted work must have been made in Maine during the last five years. The criterion for acceptance is excellence in design and craftsmanship.

Jurors for this year’s biennial are Peter Fleming, professor at Sheridan College in Toronto; Matthew Kenney, Senior Editor at Fine Woodworking magazine; and Emily Zilber, curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Eight awards will be presented at the opening night reception.

Full submission guidelines are available online at Questions may be directed to Gallery Manager Victoria Allport at or 594-5611. The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nonprofit, year-round school. The Messler Gallery is located on the campus, at the corner of Route 90 and Mill Street.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or