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WILLIAM ALBURGER

I am a conservationist and a green artist. My functional wood art is sculpted from naturally weathered boards that I rescue and salvage from fallen trees and barn boards. My consuming passion is to create highly original works, so I weave my art education with self-taught practices. I work outdoors all year and it is respect for the processes and mysteries of Nature that informs my art. My organic designs come from the distorted boards themselves and I enjoy highlighting Nature's own way of signing each piece. Showcasing the beauty of age and the glory of endurance, my pieces result in texture-rich works of art.

GALLERIES/EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition at the Greater Reston Art Center in Reston, VA.

Blue Heron Gallery, Cape Code, MA 

SOTO Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

American Craftsman Gallery, Times Square, NYC, NY

AWARDS

Best New Artist Award- Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Award of Merit - PA Festival of the Arts

Award of Distinction - PA Festival of the Arts

Best of Show - Studio B “Get Down to Earth” Eco-Art Exhibition

1st Place - Wayne Art Center Fall Exhibition

Best of Show - Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair  

Invited Artist – executive director Ann Arbor State Street Fair

Best of Show - Ann Marie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center's “Arts Fest”

3rd Place - The Annual Juried New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

Invited Artist - executive director of CraftBoston

1st Place in Wood  - Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival  

Invited Artist  - Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

Best of Show  - The Annual Haddonfield Fine Art and Crafts Festival

Award - Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival

MEDIA

Ann Arbor TV Interview

The Detroit News article July 2015

Philaldephia Local CBS/KYW News story May 2015

ABC's WXYZ Detroit TV Interview July 2014

photos.mlive.com/ann-arbor_photos/2014/07/photo_gallery_the_state_street_

http://artvent-artventures.blogspot.com/2013/07/wood-mud-and-scraps-in-eco-art-today.html

handmadeinpa.net/2012/08/functional-wood-sculpture-by-william-alburger/

The Washington Post highlights Bill's summer solo exhibition July 2013

Feature article in the Fairfax Times June 2013

The cover story on the Northern Virginia magazine photo shoot in front of Bill's art, Reston, VA August 2013

Bill's art is featured on the admission ticket of CraftBoston Spring 2013

Bill's art is featured on the electric billboard over the MASS Turnpike Sp 2013

Bill's art featured on Ann Marie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center's advertising Sept 2012

Bill's art featured on Bruce Museum art show advertising postcard

CT Post article May 2011

Pottstown Mercury article April 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer