On August 6, 2018, Furniture Society Executive Director Brigitte Martin announced the start of EFASO (Exhibiting Furniture and Sculptural Objects), a new Furniture Society membership benefit.

The Furniture Society’s goal is to emphasize and encourage exhibitions of quality furniture at
the national level in furtherance of the organization’s mission to “foster an understanding of the artform and its place in society.” EFASO aims to directly address one of the biggest hurdles furniture-makers and exhibition venues face, the high cost of shipping, which effectively prevents the exhibition of furniture in many, if not most cases.

In 2018-2020 EFASO will:

● Defray transportation costs for 15 individual US-based furniture artists,
● Defray transportation costs for three major US-based exhibiting organizations,
● Create an independent jurying committee to oversee the selection of artists and venues
for the EFASO program,
● Create a new paid internship position at the Furniture Society to help oversee and
manage the EFASO program under the direction of the Education Director.

Outcomes of the EFASO initiative will include: increased numbers of furniture exhibitions,
furthering The Furniture Society’s national advocacy role, growing the organization’s
membership numbers, and raising the next generation of qualified art administrators who have an understanding of furniture art and its specific exhibition needs.

The Furniture Society gratefully acknowledges the John and Robyn Horn Foundation for important financial support for the EFASO program.

If you would like more information about the EFASO program, please contact Monica Hampton, Director of Education, via education.director@furnituresociety.org.

Furniture Society seeks EFASO intern

The Furniture Society seeks to hire a paid intern to work with the Director of Education to
administer the EFASO (Exhibiting Furniture and Sculptural Objects) program initiative in
2018 and 2019. See the position posting here.