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February 2021

Images: Kristin LeVier, Winter Nest, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Billing. Bob Stocksdale, Snake Bowl, 1984. Photo: John Carlano.


The 2020 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Kristin LeVier

Thurs, April 22, 2021 | 6:30 pm EST

Virtual Lecture Co-hosted by Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Join us to celebrate the fifth year of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award is presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work unites quality of craftsmanship and respect for material, for which renowned master woodturner Bob Stocksdale (1913–2003) is known.

The 2020 recipient for the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award is Kristin LeVier, Moscow, ID.
In commemoration of the 2020 Stocksdale Award, Jena Gilbert-Merrill, a current Lois F. McNeil Fellow in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, will present a lecture on LeVier and renowned master woodturner Bob Stocksdale (1913 – 2003). Gilbert-Merrill, whose research interest is focused on the history and experience of empathy-embedded objects and materials, will discuss LeVier’s work in the context of Stocksdale’s impact and legacy, including his quality of craftsmanship, respect for materials, commitment to human rights, and artistic innovation in the material of wood.About the Stocksdale AwardThe Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award was launched by the Center for Art in Wood in 2016 to honor Stocksdale’s legacy while linking his work with a new generation of artists and makers who work in the material of wood. It is awarded to a selected artist, emerging or established, whose work embodies reverence for materials and dedication to craftsmanship-values that resonate throughout Stocksdale’s body of work.

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