Chuck Engstrom began his woodworking with construction of a photographic contact printer under the guidance of his father. Now, many years and many varied projects later, he has put his focus on woodturning and has displayed his work in almost a dozen venues in Maryland. He has demonstrated at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington and for several local clubs and has received several gallery’s show awards for his turnings. He is now in his seventh year as instructor for woodturning at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.
Chuck's goal is to display the endless variations of wood in graceful and sometimes functional shapes with close attention to smooth and fluid lines and patient care in finishing.
Just a note: These images on the slideshow above are meant to give you an impression of the artist's style -- some are work on sale, others are examples of past work. Our apologies -- a technical problem occasionally causes the slideshow images to display the work oddly cropped. To see all of the work currently available for sale through River Arts, and displayed in the proper dimensions, just click the link below.
Announcing a Salon Field Trip: Bring a chair and gather around Chestertown's newest mural, El Trompo, for a conversation with the folks who made it happen. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
And, come see Dog Days, a new exhibition in the RiverArts Gallery, on show from August 6 - 29. Click here for more information.