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Your tax deductible donation will help us to enhance our facilities and continue our mission of supporting art related programs for artists and residents of Georgia.

Click here to learn more about our Capital Campaign.



This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.

GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Southeast is home to some of the finest wood artists and craftsmen in the country.  OCAF is mounting a significant show featuring the works of over 35 of the region’s most talented woodworkers.  Furniture makers, wood turners, and fine artists will be displaying one-of-a-kind pieces made from exotic woods and veneers, reclaimed lumber, natural edge slabs, and even twigs and bark.


Exhibition Dates: January 20 - February 17, 2017 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 6 - 8 PM - Free and open to the public


Exhibition curator: Abraham Tesser

Wood Works Participating Artists: Jim Babcock - Robert Brou - Peter Bull - Don Bundrick

Phil Colson - Nick Cook - Gregory de Rocher - Scot DeWaard - Harold Dodson - Didi Dunphy

Katherine Edmonds - Evereman - Ellen Gibson - Michael Gibson - William Gohdes

Tad Gloeckler - Matthew Hatala - Ed Keegan - Lou Kudon - Cameron Lyden - Reid McCallister

Larry McDougald - Michael McDunn -  Angela Meltzer - Harvey Meyer - Larry Millard

Matt Moulthrop - Philip Moulthrop - Sabiha Mujtaba - Craig Nutt - Jorn Piel and Kathleen

Braunschweiger - Leonard Piha - Steve Pritchard - Dan Rodriguez - Alf Sharp - Richard Shrader

Sons of Sawdust - Brent Swanson - Jim Talley -  Jim Underwood - Mark Whitley - Brent Wood



To see representative works by our participating artists click here.


Exhibition Events


     Class Title: Wood Art at OCAF  

     Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 - 11:45 AM


Wood Works: The Artists' Perspective

      A gallery talk with artists Philip Moulthrop and Sabiha Mujtaba, moderated by Abraham Tesser

      Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM

      Free and open to the public


PechaKucha: The Intersection of Commercial Woodworking and Fine Art Furniture Making

     A fast- paced illustrated discussion by panelists Eric McKenna, Evereman, Michael McDunn, Tad Gloeckler, Cameron  Lyden and moderated by Matt Hobbs.

     Friday, February 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

     Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.



Flagpole Magazine: Art Notes by Barbette Houser

Boom Magazine: Romancing the Wood by Theresa Rice

The Oconee Leader: Atlanta artists to speak on transforming wood into art at OCAF gallery talk by Wayne Ford

Athens-Banner Herald: Athens furniture maker pulls in wood artists for OCAF exhibit by Wayne Ford

Oconee The Magazine: Past Traditions inspire a New Generation by Margot Ecke

WUGA radio (NPR affiliate): Listen to a short interview by Michael Cardin with Alf Sharp and Abraham Tesser



Exhibition Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor 







Silver Donors

Brooks & Elizabeth Mendell

Larry McDougald

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