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2015 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Awarded to Sarah Marriage

The John D. Mineck Foundation was created in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts, which reflect John’s interests and values.  John’s skills as a fine furniture maker were a result of passion, dedication, and the guidance of a well-known furniture artist.  Without that guidance, John would not have realized his capabilities.   

In an effort to support the art that John loved and the people who make it, the Foundation has created a fellowship to encourage and support a young-in-career furniture artist with the financial assistance to help him/her succeed in his/her journey.  The fellowship has been designed to help support a talented furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop his/her own skills, and/or make the transition to independence.

It is the distinct honor of The Society of Arts and Crafts and the John D. Mineck Foundation to announce Sarah Marriage of Hoboken, New Jersey, as the 2015 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellow. Sarah will use her funding to support the creation of “A Workshop of Their Own,” a space where women furniture makers can come together in a supportive environment.

The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist and is administered by The Society of Arts and Crafts.

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Sarah Marriage, Leviathan Tambour Desk, 2013, English sycamore, Port Orford cedar, cow leather (writing surface), shellac, wax, 38 x 39.25 x 22"

Sarah Marriage, Gold Girl, 2015, Maple, myrtle, glass, brass, 14 x 22 x 78"

Sarah Marriage, October Box, 2012, Madrone, brass, silk, shellac, 14 x 10 x 2.75"

  • Click here for past John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Recipients.

  • Press Release for 2015 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Award.