The Annual Celebration of Craft promotes the appreciation of fine craftsmanship and supports the School’s mission to train students for careers in traditional trades.

As part of the Annual Celebration of Craft, our Student & Alumni Exhibit features hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, leather-bound books, handmade violins, and more. Over 60 artisans hailing from regions around the globe were represented in the 2018 show. Notably, select artisan pieces from the Trustees of Reservations’ recent Conversations in Craft exhibit were included among the masterful work.

The exhibition took place at two exceptional venues: the luxurious ground floor of Two International Place in Boston's Financial District from May 7-23, and then at the School's intimate Windgate Gallery in Boston’s North End from June 4-30. This is first time in the 19-year history of the Celebration that the Exhibit traveled between two distinct locations, offering broader access to the community.

The Annual Celebration of Craft: Student & Alumni Exhibit

2018 Student & Alumni Exhibit

The centerpiece of our Annual Celebration of Craft is our Student & Alumni Exhibit, which showcased the masterful work of our community. From May 7-23 our exhibit of student and alumni work was on display in the lobby of International Place, and will then found a home at NBSS from June 4-30. The exciting exhibit included heirloom-quality furniture, designer handmade jewelry, fine bookbinding, original illustrated works, and more.

Quick facts

  • Monday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Two International Place, Boston MA
    Monday, June 4 to Saturday, June 30, 2018 | NBSS, 150 North Street, Boston MA
    Closed Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Free and open to the public weekdays 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Saturdays 10:00 am–2:00 pm.
  • Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10 from 6:00–8:00 pm.
  • For more information, contact us at or 617-227-0155 x172.

Click here for a full press kit, including press release and images from our 2017 exhibition.

2018 Exhibitors


Jeffrey Altepeter BB ’99
Yi Bin Liang BB ’19
Lauren Calcote BB ’15
Rachel Campbell BB ’19
Todd Davis BB ’16
Erin Fletcher BB ’12
Fionnuala Gerrity BB ’11
Barbara Hebard BB ’90
Rachel Jackson BB ’18:
Sarah Kim BB ’18
Kate Levy BB ’17
Greta Llanes BB ’19
Elizabeth McHugh BB ’19
Anne McLain BB ’10
Rebecca Métois BB ’17
Jennifer Pellecchia BB ’19
James Reid-Cunningham BB ’90
Allison Rosenthal BB ’18
Jon Simeon BB ’18
Clair Emma Smith BB ’19
Rebecca Staley BB ’18
Frances Wentworth BB ’18
Matthew Zimmerman BB ’19

Furniture Makers

Mark Bokelman CF ’17
Greg Brown CF ’10
Steven Brown CF ’90
Karen Cascone CF ’18
Eli Cleveland CF ’09
Norman Collins CF ’89
Evan Court CF ’14
Dan Faia CF ’94
Paula Garbarino CF CA ’80, CF ’88
Aspen Golann CF ’19
Miguel Gomez-Ibanez CF ’99
Erin Hanley CF ’07
Tim Harrington CF ’18
Sten Havumaki CF ’09
Matthew Huffman CF ’99
Ellen Kaspern CF ’03
Charlie Kline CF ’05
Alexander Krutsky CF ’81
William Locke CF ’95
Christopher Lothrop CF ’18
Nicholas Maraldo CF ’07
Derek Matias CF ’19
Michael Mckee CF ’18
Joe Mendel CF ’02
Nick Michaud CF ’18
Bob Miller CF ’11
Lance Patterson CF ’79
Rachel Prentki CF ’18
James Rosner CF ’03
Scott Sawyer CF ’18
Robert Shefner CF ’19
Brennan Simpson CF ’18
Abbie Smith CF ’19
Danny Spatz CF ’19
Brendan Sullivan CF ’18
Jane Swanson CF ’93
Ronald Trapasso CF ’69
Jeremy Tritchler CF ’18
Ben Wainmann CF ’18


Keith Grannis CA ’18
Dennis Napier CA ’04

Jewelry Makers

Marei Dose JM ’18
Miranda Harter JM ’16
Lily Johannsen JM ’10
Sarah Phetteplace JM ’13
Emily Surette JM ’07

Preservation Carpenters

Walter Beebe-Center PC ’94
Christopher Dowd PC ’09
Christopher Laudolff PC ’19
Heather Tauck PC ’15

Violin Makers

Ryan Hammonds VM ’19

If you're interested in purchasing a piece from the Exhibit, please contact the individual maker. Contact information is included in the Exhibit program.

Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors

Lead Sponsor ($15,000)

Eaton Vance
Eaton Vance Corp

Presenting Sponsors ($10,000)

Bruce & Lynn Dayton
Carl & Judy Ferenbach

Underwriters ($5,000)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
William T. & Louise Burgin
Robert S. & Bobo Devens
Julie & Bayard Henry
Anne & Marc Margulies
Dr. Donald Morris & Dr. Suzanne Pender
Steven B. Soppe

Benefactors ($2,500)

Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC
McKey BB ’11 & James Berkman
The Chiofaro Company
Simon Eccles & Carolyn Hilt
Janet & Chris English
F.H. Perry Builder
Firestone & Parson Inc.
First Republic Bank
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ’93 & J. Matthew Gardiner
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
James Jovenich MD CF ’15
Wallace Kemp
Vin CF '13 & Becky Kennedy
Charles CF ’05 & Charlotte Kline
Lynch & Lynch, Attorneys
The McConnell Family
Tish & Steve Mead
Nick Offerman
Pasek Corporation
Pomeroy & Co., Inc.
Sequoia Custom Builders, Inc., in honor of Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez
Gaye Hill & Jeffrey Urbina

Patrons ($1,000)

Anonymous (3)
Anonymous, in recognition of Simon Eccles
Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects
David, CF '11 & Holly Ambler
Phyllis & David Bloom
Ellen C. Burbank
Richard & Betsy Cheek
Columbia Contracting Corp.
Jeremiah, CF '84 & Amy de Rham
Nicholas & Elizabeth Deane
Matthew & Marjorie Dwyer
Jock Gifford JM ’97 CF ’01 & Brigid Sullivan
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99
Donald E. & Ann F. Hare
Nancy J. Hoffman
Barbara & Amos Hostetter
Howland Company, Inc.
Inland Underwriters Insurance, Inc.
Nick Iselin
Dr. Jack & Libby Jacobs
Peder C. Johnson
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Korn Ferry
KublerWirka, Inc.
Catherine C. Lastavica
David W. Lewis, Jr.
Walter McDonald & Carol O’Hare
Barbara W. Moore
Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell T. Rabkin
Chris Rifkin
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Lewis, PA ’80 & Toni Surdam
Peter H. Talbot
Elizabeth Thomson
Jim & Roselee Wayman
Mary & Tim Williams

Sponsorship Benefits

All Levels

  • Company name listed on the NBSS website, which receives over 200,000 annual visitors
  • Company name listed in our Annual Report, distributed to 1,000 donors in print and full email list of 17,000 contacts
  • Invitation to our annual Partners in Craft breakfast in the spring
  • Social media shout out to our 8,000 combined followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Complimentary tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10, 2018, available upon request (quantities limited)

    Lead Sponsor ($15,000)

    • Prominent display of your company banner at Two International Place and NBSS
    • Company logo on print invitation, and logo and description in exhibit program and on our website
    • Article on our website about your company’s connection with NBSS
    • Private tour of NBSS and lunch with our President, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez
    • Your company logo on the Annual Celebration of Craft gift bag
    • Listing for one year on our donor wall at NBSS

      Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)

      • Company logo on print invitation, and logo and description in exhibit program and on our website
      • Article on our website about your company’s connection with NBSS
      • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft gift bag
      • Listing for one year on our donor wall at NBSS

      Underwriter ($5,000)

      • Company logo on print invitation, in exhibit program, and on our website
      • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft gift bag
      • Listing for one year on our donor wall at NBSS

      Benefactor ($2,500)

      • Company name on print invitation, exhibit program, and our website
      • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft gift bag

      Patron ($1,000)

      • Company name on our website and printed exhibit program
      Gifts and pledges must be received by Thursday, March 1 to be included in the event invitations and by Friday, April 6 to be included in the exhibit program and event materials.

      2018 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


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

      2018 Exhibit and Opening Reception

      On Thursday, May 11, 2018, we hosted a lively Opening Reception. Guests viewed Exhibit's stunning setting at Two International Place and also enjoyed demonstrations from several full-time students and alumni. All proceeds from ticket sales went directly to supporting our next generation of makers.