2008: Alfred Sharp

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Alf Sharp enrolled as student at Vanderbilt's School of Law, but quickly realized this was not what he wanted to do. Casting around for a while, he lit on woodworking and found his life's passion. Now, as a custom furniture maker, he creates one or two museum quality pieces of furniture at a time in a small shop in Woodbury, TN. His work appears in museums and historic homes throughout the South, and has been featured in numerous major periodicals and books. Sharp is the past president of The Furniture Society and vice president of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. He teaches history of furniture at O'More College of Design in Franklin, TN.
  • "Best of Tennessee, 2002" : Tenn Artist Craftsman Assoc., Chattanooga Tn
  • WilsonArt Exhibition 2003 : Philadelphia ,Pa
  • "Art of Tennessee" 2003 : Tenn. State Museum
  • Oaklands Mansion, Carnton House, and other fine public and private homes and offices from New York to California.
  • Fellow – 2004 FAIC/WAG study trip to France
  • Exhibiter – "Curvitures" sponsored by the Furniture Society, 2004 – 2005
  • The Parthenon, Nashville, 2004• Master Woodworkers Show, Knoxville, Tn., 1998 – 2011
  • President – Cumberland Furniture Guild, 2002 –• Board of directors – Cannon County Art Center
  • Exhibiter – Contemporary Classics – Selections from the Society for American Period Furniture, Savannah, Ga. – 2006
  • Board of Trust – The Furniture Society , 2006 –• Instructor – O'more College of Art and Design
  • Board of Directors – Tennessee Association of Craft Artists
  • Studio Furniture – Today ' Leading Woodworkers• Cover article, Woodshop News, Nov. 2006
  • Cover article, American Period Furniture, 2008
  • Board of Trust, Furniture Society, 2006 – President, 2011-2012• Presenter – Winterthur Antiques Forum 2012
  • Presenter – SAPFM summer '12 conference Museum of Southern Decorative Arts
  • Exhibitor – A Tradition of Craft, Connecticut Historical Society 2012

http://www.alfredsharp.com
http://www.snazzywoodties.com/