Annual Celebration of Craft

The Annual Celebration of Craft is a series of events that promotes the appreciation of craft and supports the School’s mission to train students for careers in traditional trades. Together, we can ensure that a craft education remains an affordable path to a meaningful career.

Student & Alumni Exhibit

The centerpiece of our Annual Celebration of Craft is a Student & Alumni Exhibit, which showcases the masterful work of our community.

The 2017 Student & Alumni Exhibit featured over 100 pieces of work by our talented students and alumni and included heirloom quality furniture, designer handmade jewelry, fine bookbinding, original illustrated works, and more.

Preview Dinner & Opening Reception

Many guests enjoyed two lively and fun events at NBSS, the Preview Dinner for Sponsors and an Opening Reception. Visitors could view and purchase works from the Student & Alumni Exhibit and meet the makers and several full-time students. All proceeds from ticket sales went directly to supporting our next generation of makers.


Contact Somers Killian, Development Coordinator, at or 617-227-0155 x172.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

Presenting Sponsors ($10,000)

Bruce & Lynn Dayton
Carl & Judy Ferenbach

Underwriters ($5,000)

William T. & Louise Burgin
Bob & Bobo Devens
Jock Gifford JM '97, CF '01 & Brigid Sullivan
Gaye Hill & Jeffrey Urbina
Ann & Marc Margulies
Thomas & Catherine Piemonte
Lewis PA '80 & Toni Surdam

Benefactors ($2,500)

McKey BB '11 & Jim Berkman
Firestone & Parson Inc.
First Republic Bank
Hemenway & Barnes LLC / Brian C. Broderick
Vin CF '13 & Becky Kennedy
Lynch & Lynch Attorneys
The McConnell Family
Tish & Steve Mead
Pasek Corporation
Pomeroy & Co., Inc.
Sequoia Custom Builders, Inc.
Steven B. Soppe
Jim & Roselee Wayman

Patrons ($1,000)

Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects
Jeannie & Henry Becton, Jr.
Jackie Blombach PC ’02 & Michael Duca
Phyllis & David Bloom
Katharine Colt Boden
Steve Boucher
Ellen C. Burbank
Burns Tools
Cambridge Trust Company
Richard & Betsy Cheek
Meredith & Eugene Clapp
Nicholas & Elizabeth Deane
Janet & Chris English
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ’93 & J. Matthew Gardiner
Miguel Gómez-Ibá­ñez CF '99
Devens H. & Sandy Hamlen
Donald & Ann Hare
Nancy Hoffman
Edward & Marianna Howland
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency, Inc.
James Jovenich, MD CF ’15, in honor of Lance Patterson
Charles CF '05 & Charlotte Kline
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
MaryJane Kubler & Karl Wirka
Michael & Cynthia Malm
James M. Marsh
Walter McDonald & Carol O'Hare
F.H. Perry Builder
Adrienne & Mitchell Rabkin
Chris Rifkin
Peter Talbot
Elizabeth Thomson
Mary & Tim Williams

Sponsors ($500)

Natalie Q. Albers
Columbia Contracting Corp.
Paul Combe
William G. Creelman
Matthew Day & Catherine Stabile
Denise M. Fenoglio JM ’06
Deborah Hauser
Tim & Joanie Ingraham
Barbara R. Kapp & Paul J. Mitarachi
Joseph L. & Peggy R. Kociubes
Catherine C. Lastavica
David W. Lewis, Jr.
Mark Richey Woodworking
Paul & Carla McDonough
Caroline Mortimer & Richard Grubman
Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders
Pella Windows & Doors, LLC
S+H Construction

(as of 5/11/17)

2017 Event Committee

Marc Margulies
Louise Burgin
Brian C. Broderick
H. Nichols B. Clark
Ned Cooke
Bruce Dayton
Robert S. Devens
Janet English
Denise M. Fenoglio JM ’06
David Firestone
Devens H. Hamlen
Linda Kochman
Charlie Kline CF ’05
Walter H. McDonald
Lynn C. Osborn
Adrienne N. Rabkin
Peter H. Talbot
Edmund C. Toomey

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