Annual Celebration of Craft


Now in its 20th year, 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. Over the course of two months, NBSS will display exquisite work from our extended community, as well as host several signature events at the School.


Exhibit Events

Opening Party
Lecture: Classical Proportions in 18th Century American Furniture Design
Up Close I: Violin Making
The Hancock Mansion Project: Preserving History & Heritage
Up Close II: Books and Furniture


The Annual Celebration of Craft: Student & Alumni Exhibit


Student & Alumni Exhibit

The centerpiece of our Annual Celebration of Craft, our Student & Alumni Exhibit showcases the masterful work of our community. On display May 1 through June 29, the exhibit showcases the talents of NBSS artisans while promoting traditional trades across a variety of craft disciplines. Heirloom-quality furniture, designer handmade jewelry, fine bookbinding, and more will all be available to view and purchase throughout the run of the exhibit.

Quick Facts

  • Exhibit takes place Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, June 29, 2019 | NBSS, 150 North Street, Boston MA
  • Closed Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Free and open to the public weekdays 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Saturdays 10:00 am–2:00 pm.

This Year's Exhibitors

Bookbinding

Jeffrey Altepeter BB ’99
Sephora Bergiste BB ’19
McKey Berkman BB ’11
Rachel Campbell BB ’19
Gabby Cooksey BB ’14
Samuel Feinstein BB ’12
Erin Fletcher BB ’12
Fionnuala Gerrity BB ’11
Lindsay Gibbons BB ’20
Samantha Griglack BB ’20
Marc Hammonds BB ’17
Barbara Hebard BB ’90
Rachel Jackson BB ’18
Yi Bin Liang BB ’19
Greta Llanes BB ’19
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ’93
Tessa McDonald BB ’19
Elizabeth McHugh BB ’19
Anne McLain BB ’10
Michael Miura BB ’20
Lisa Muccigrosso BB ’20
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
Colin Urbina BB ’11
Matthew Zimmerman BB ’19

Cabinet & Furniture Making

Jackson Fairlie CF ’20
David Frechtman CF ’95
Paula Garbarino CF CA ’80, CF ’88
Emily Goff CF ’20
Aspen Golann CF ’19
Walter Guertin CF ’20
Kelly Harris CF ’17
Niko Hawley CF ’20
William Hettinger CF ’07
Kevin Hopkins CF ’19
Matt Huffman CF ’09
Paul Koening CF ’91
Christopher Littlefield CF ’15
Nicholas Maraldo CF ’07
Derek Matias CF ’19
Rob McKeown CF ’88
Bob Miller CF ’11
Jonathan Ota CF ’20
Zala Ouyang CF ’19
Lance Patterson CF ’79
Jared Postma CF ’20
Abbie Smith CF ’19
Ronald Trapasso CF ’69
Jeremy Tritchler CF ’18
Mike Turner CF ’20
Sandy Weymouth CF ’18
Jeff Woods CF ’20

Carpentry

Robert Shefner CA ’19
Carpentry Class of ’19

Jewelry Making & Repair

Bella Bueno Nadworny JM ’98
Willow Coronella JM ’20
Evan Cyr JM ’20
Travis Dean JM ’13
Eva Martin JM ’03
Haley Filamond JM ’20
Melissa Finelli JM ’96
Mindy Fox Pritchard JM ’91
Jaime Goodhue JM ’20
Mickey McGarrity JM ’20
Luna Morales JM ’20
Elizabeth Quick JM ’19
Emily Surette JM ’07

Piano Technology

Advanced Piano Technology Class of ’19

Preservation Carpentry

Preservation Carpentry Class of ’19

Violin Making & Repair

Nathan Abbe VM ’20
Jaein Lee VM ’14

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

Mentor ($15,000+)

Expert ($10,000+)

Eaton Vance Investment Managers

Inferential Focus
Bruce & Lynn Dayton
Eaton Vance
Carl & Judy Ferenbach
Inferential Focus

Artisan ($5,000+)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BOND

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
BOND
William T. & Louise Burgin
Bob & Bobo Devens
Janet & Chris English
Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ’93 & Matthew Gardiner
Anne & Marc Margulies
Valeria D. Wolff

Craftsperson ($2,500+)

Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC
McKey BB ’11 & James Berkman
Richard & Betsy Cheek
Simon Eccles & Caroline Hitt
Firestone & Parson, Inc.
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Howland Company, Inc.
James Jovenich CF ’15
Vin CF ’13 & Becky Kennedy
Charles CF ’05 & Charlotte Kline
Lynch & Lynch, Attorneys
Tish & Steve Mead
Pasek Corporation
Tom & Kate Piemonte
Pomeroy & Co., Inc.
Peter H. Talbot
Joan & W. Nicholas Thorndike
Harriet Turner

Apprentice ($1,000+)

Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects
Anonymous (2)
Jeannie & Henry Becton, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. David L. Bloom
Ellen & Stephen Burbank
Columbia Contracting Corp.
David & Adele Conlon
William G. Creelman
Jeremiah CF ’84 & Amy de Rham
First Republic Bank
Jock Gifford JM ’97, CF ’01 & Brigid Sullivan
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99
Grayson Family Foundation
Andrew C. Haines
Richard D. Huhn MD, CF ’13
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency, Inc.
Alison & Peder C. Johnson
JW Construction, Inc.
Kochman Reidt + Haigh
Catherine C. Lastavica
Cynthia & Michael Malm
Frank & Alecia Manning
Walter McDonald & Carol O'Hare
Barbara W. Moore
Caroline Mortimer
MUECKE, INC., Patrick CF ’97 & Danielle Muecke
Suzanne Pugh & Sarah Turner
Adrienne & Mitchell Rabkin
Chris Rifkin
Lois Russell
Sea-Dar Construction
Sequoia Custom Builders, Inc.
Lewis PA ’80 & Toni Surdam
Zakiya Thomas
Elizabeth Thomson
Jim & Roselee Wayman
Mary & Tim Williams
Barbara C. Zino

Sponsor Levels & Benefits

Sponsor Levels & Benefits

Mentor
($15,000+)

  • Eight tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Private tour of NBSS followed by lunch with Sarah Turner, President
  • Opportunity to host a small, private event at NBSS
  • 15% discount on Continuing Education classes for you and your employees or family
  • Handmade gift made by our students
  • Company logo on print invitation, in exhibit program, and on nbss.edu
  • Prominent display of your company name at NBSS and thank-you signage for the two-month duration of the exhibit
  • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party gift bag

      Expert ($10,000+)

      • Six tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019
      • Private tour of NBSS followed by lunch with Sarah Turner, President
      • Opportunity to host a small, private event at NBSS
      • 10% discount on Continuing Education classes for you and your employees or family
      • Handmade gift made by our students
      • Company logo on print invitation, in exhibit program, and on nbss.edu
      • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party gift bag

        Artisan ($5,000+)

        • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019
        • Private tour of NBSS with our President, Sarah Turner
        • 5% discount on Continuing Education classes for you and you employees or family
        • Handmade gift made by our students
        • Company name on print invitation, in exhibit program, and on nbss.edu
        • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party gift bag

          Craftsperson ($2,500+)

          • Two tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019
          • Handmade gift by our students
          • Company name on print invitation, exhibit program, and on nbss.edu
          • Your company’s marketing materials in the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party gift bag

          Apprentice ($1,000+)

          • Two tickets to the Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Party on Thursday, May 9, 2019
          • Handmade gift by our students
          • Company name on printed exhibit program and on nbss.edu

          All Levels

          • Your name listed on nbss.edu, which receives over 200,000 annual visitors
          • Your name listed in our Annual Report, distributed to 1,000 donors in print and full email list of 17,000 contacts
          • Your name on exhibit signage for the two-month duration of the exhibit
          • Invitation to other events throughout the Annual Celebration of Craft
          • Social media mention to our 16,000 combined followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


          Questions?

          Please contact our Development Office at development@nbss.edu or 617-227-0155 x172.