Rustic Furniture Fair

The Adirondack Museum

Sep. 10, 2016, 12:00 am

9097 State Route 20
(518) 352-7311

29th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair

Saturday and Sunday, September 10 – 11
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Included in general museum admission

Visit the museum during this festival weekend and you’ll see unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings.

Are you looking for the perfect piece of furniture for your home or camp? Look no further! Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work.

As you stroll the grounds amidst spectacularly fiery fall foliage, watch demonstrations by artisans at work, enjoy live musical performances, and explore all the museum galleries, including Bull Cottage, home to some of the museum’s renowned collection of rustic furniture and furnishings.

Rustic makers, artisans, and artists (listed below) will be showing their work in tents throughout the museum grounds. Items are available for all levels, from beginning collectors to serious rustic connoisseurs. Shipping services are available from the event, thanks to our friends at the Lake Placid UPS Store.

The museum’s Lake View Café will be open during the event.


The 2016 Annual Rustic Furniture Fair featured exceptionally talented rustic makers, artisans, and artists, including:

• Adirondack Folk School (Lake Luzerne, N.Y.)
inspiring hands, heart, and mind

• Michael Barber, The Rustic Cottage (Jeffersonville, N.Y.)
Adirondack style furnishings

• Fred Beckhorn, Natural Form Furniture (Rexville, N.Y.)
unique furniture handmade with beautiful woods

• Barney and Susan Bellinger, Sampson Bog Studio (Mayfield, N.Y.)
handmade vintage, rustic, industrial, furniture design and art

• William Betrus, Adirondack Custom Twig (Saranac, N.Y.)
a family-run business specializing in ornate Adirondack style twig work

• Steve Bowers, Bald Mountain Rustics (Keene Valley, N.Y.)
traditional Adirondack style rustic furniture

• Bob Brown, Treemendous Designs (Logansport, Ind.)
unique, high-quality, hand-crafted log furniture and log home accessories

• Gary and Barb Casagrain, Casagrain Gallery (Tupper Lake, N.Y.)
furniture, oil paintings, paddles, and more

• Gary Chudzinski, Fauna on Flora (Potsdam, N.Y.)
lifelike wildlife etched onto naturally formed fungus

• Russ DeFonce, Bookman Designs (Saranac Lake, N.Y.)
woodworking and whatnot

• Chara Dow, Chara Dow Rustic Works (Rochester, N.Y.)
artistically unique rustic furniture

• Jeanne and Rich Dupre, Jeanne Dupre Art (Constantia, N.Y.)
Adirondack watercolors

• Matt Faupel, Missouri Nature Art (St. Louis, M.O.)
nature reclaiming the indoors

• Ron Fenlong, Rustic by Nature (Russell, N.Y.)
custom-designed rustic furniture

• Russ Gleaves, William Gleaves Woodworking (Northville, N.Y.)
combining natural materials with contemporary design to create one-of-a-kind refined rustic furniture

• Barry Gregson, Barry Gregson Originals (Schroon Lake, N.Y.)
Adirondack rustic furnishings

• Matthew Gregson, Stirring Creations (Schroon Lake, N.Y.)
a fresh spin on nature

• Eric Gulbrandsen, Trout Pond Rustics (Schroon Lake, N.Y.)
fine rustic furnishings

• Shawn L. Halperin, [NEW] Shawn L. Halperin (Lake Clear, N.Y.)
carved spalted birch and cedar bowls, oil paintings and mixed media wall pieces

• Randy Holden and Linda Parsons, Elegantly Twisted Rustic Furniture (Norridgewock, Maine)
one-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time, certified-organic, free-range rustic furniture

• Wayne Ignatuk, Swallowtail Studio (Jay, N.Y.)
custom furniture influenced by the subtle curves of trees

• Bob & Linda Jones, St. Lawrence River Decoys (Waddington, N.Y.)
the largest manufacturer of hand-crafted, top-quality, solid-wood fish blanks

• Michele Jurado-Rende, Peterman’s Boards and Bowls (Gill, M.A.)
hand turned wooden bowls, serving trays, and cheese boards

• Michael and Syrl Kazlo, Adirondack Mountain Rustic (Fort Ann, N.Y.)
hand-crafted, heirloom-quality, rustic mirrors, frames, shelves, and furniture using materials provided by nature

• Kenneth Kenia, Mad River Antler (Waitsfield, Vt.)
naturally shed antler artistry

• Paul Lakata, Rustic Artworks (Johnstown, N.Y.)
Adirondack rustic artworks

• Mark Leogrande, [NEW] Grande Adirondack Elegance (New Hartford, N.Y.)
custom Vermont birch bark furniture with hand-cut applique

• Eric Mattison, [NEW] Square Nail Rustics (Queensbury, N.Y.)
durable and attractive rustic furniture

• Doug Moody, Bark Eater Bamboo (Broadalbin, N.Y.)
handcrafted bamboo fly rods

• Anto Parseghian, Abiding Branches (King Ferry, N.Y.)
form follows function, naturally

• Jeannette Brandt & Mike Parwana, Chicken Coop Forge (Lake Luzerne, N.Y.)
commissioned heirloom-quality ornamental ironwork

• Gary Pierce, Chipman Woodworks (Libson, N.Y.)
specializing in hardwood turnings, such as bowls, wine stoppers, and more, as well as Mission- and Shaker-style furniture

• Larry & Joann Post, [WINNER OF THE 2015 MAKER’S CHOICE AWARD] L. Post Rustics (Au Sable Forks, N.Y.)
award-winning family of Adirondack rustic artisans whose passion is designing and building artistic furniture and cabinetry

• Rick & Denise Pratt, Around the Bend (Wooster, Ohio)
a traditional and contemporary blend of willow furnishings for the home and garden

• Michael Ringer, Michael Ringer Galleries (Alexandria Bay, N.Y.)

• Tristan Roland, [NEW] Furniture Art + Design (Nesconset, N.Y.)
home decor products inspired from natural materials and modern principals

• David Salvetti, Tug Hill Twigs (Fulton, N.Y.)
demonstration only

• Kevin Scheimreif, Steel & Grain (Lewisburg, P.A.)
unique, functional pieces that are built to last a lifetime

• Frank Snyder, [NEW] Adirondack Rustic Rose (Queensbury, N.Y.)
American made goods

• Stan Steeves / Chuck Phinney, Harvest Hardwoods Rustic Furniture (Manchester, Conn.)
one-of-a-kind quality rustic furniture that springs from elegant and innovative usage of natural hardwoods

• Robert Stump, Robert Stump Studios (Poughquag, N.Y.)
hand-painted and kiln-fired glass lamps and lighting; original watercolor and oils; custom stained-glass windows and doors

• Jonathan Swartwout, [WINNER OF THE 2015 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD] Fisher of the Berry (Johnstown, N.Y.)
furniture and sporting art inspired by the Adirondacks

• Jim Thomson, Thomson Rustic Furnishings (West Falls, N.Y.)
award-winning, hand-crafted heirlooms

• Mark Verna, Mark Verna Art (Webster, N.Y.)
artwork inspired by a love for the landscapes of the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions


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