Resume

Shows

Curator

Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition.  Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville GA.  Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2017.


Exhibitor

  

20th Master Woodworkers Show. Juried show sponsored by The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and The Arts and Culture Alliance, Knoxville TN Nov. 1-3, 2019

 

Promise of the Porch: Fall Fete

Guest Artist.  Material Culture and Arts Foundation. Bogart Ga. Oct. 3, 2019.


19th Master Woodworkers Show.  Juried show sponsored by The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and The Arts and Culture Alliance, Knoxville TN Nov. 3-5, 2017.  People’s Choice Award.


Southworks, Juried Art Exhibition, 2016.  Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville, GA   April 1 – May 6.


Lyndon House Art Center

38th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

March 3- May 7, 2013.


Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational.  Invited exhibitor, special wood exhibit.  Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville, GA   Sept. 1-Sept 19, 2012.


Lyndon House Art Center

37th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

Feb. 19-April 21, 2012.


Southworks, Juried Art Exhibition, 2011.  Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville, GA   April 1 – May 7.


Coffee and Culture.  One person show.  University of Georgia, Gwinnett.  Lawrenceville GA.  Oct. 27, 2010.


Georgia Small Works Exhibition.  Oconee Cultural Arts foundation. (OCAF), Watkinsville, GA.  Oct.8-November 12, 2010.


Athens Sculpture Festival.  Juried show.  Classic Center Cultural Foundation.  Athens GA.  June 24-26, 2010.


Full House (invitational show), at the Lyndon House, Athens Ga, June 1-Sept. 18, 2010.


Southworks 2010 Art Exhibition 

15th Annual Juried Show, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF),Watkinsville GA.

April 2 – May 8, 2010


Southworks 2009 Art Exhibition 

14th Annual Juried Show, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF),Watkinsville GA.

April 3 – May 9.

(S-Chair, First Merit 3-D Award, $500.)


Congregation Children of Israel, May 2-3, 2009, Athens GA.


Lyndon House Art Center

34th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

Feb. 22-May 9, 2009.


Full House (invitational show), at the Lyndon House, Athens Ga, Aug 10, November 8 2008.


Memories, Juried show.  Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.  May 29-Aug. 10, 2008.


Southworks 2008 Art Exhibition , Juried show, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF),Watkinsville GA, May 2-31, 2008.



Arts and Cultural Alliance,

14th Master Woodworkers 

Show, (Juried Exhibition),

Knoxville, TN. Nov.2-

Nov.20, 2007.


Shelburne Art Center

Student/Instructor Show

Oct 3- Nov. 10, 2007

Shelburne, VT


Lyndon House Art Center

32cd Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

February 18- May 12, 2007

(S3 in a Circle, One of the award winning pieces in the show.)


Lyndon House Art Center

30th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

February 13-April 23, 2005


Congregation Children of Israel

Athens, GA

November 11-12, 2005


Lyndon House Art Center

29th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

February 15-April 17, 2004


Lyndon House Art Center

28th Juried Exhibition

Athens, GA

March 23-April 26, 2003


Congregation Children of Israel

Athens, GA

Nov. 14 – 17, 2001



In the Media

 A Stylish Stool: Quick Turn Adds Pizzazz. Abraham Tesser. American Woodturner, October, 2019. Vol 34, no. 5, 26-30.


Jewish Artists Celebrate JCC Exhibit. Atlanta Jewish Times, April 20, 2018.


Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition, Abraham Tesser, American Woodturner, August, 2017, Pp. 22-24.


Southeast “Wood Works” Show Debuts. , Fine Woodworking, July/August 2017, No. 262, p. 75.


Wood Works 2017:  A New Show Makes a Splash in the Southeast.  Elizabeth Healy.  A Fine Woodworking Magazine blog.  (click HERE). 


Local Media coverage of Wood Works:  A Regional Exhibition:

Three new shows open at OCAF.  Barbette Houser.  Flagpole.  January 18, 2017. (Click HERE.)

Romancing the Wood.  Theresa Rice.  Boom Magazine, January/February, 2017. (Click HERE.)

Atlanta artists to speak on transforming wood into art at OCAF talk.  Wayne Ford.  Online Athens/Athens Banner Herald.  January 25, 2017.  (Click HERE.)

Athens furniture maker pulls in wood artists for OCAF exhibit.  Wayne Ford.  Online Athens/Athens Banner Herald, January 18, 2017.  (Click HERE,)

Past traditions inspire a new generation.  Margot Ecke.  Oconee The Magazine, Winter 2017, p. 64.  (Click HERE.)

Interview of Alf Sharp and Abraham Tesser conducted by Michael Cardin.  WUGA radio (NPR affiliate), January 19, 2017..   (Click HERE to listen.)


An off-the-wall idea for making more space.  Woodshop News, Dec. 2016, vol. XXXI, No. 1.  Pp. 50-51. (Click HERE.)


Rachel’s Cabinet.  In Furniture Society (author), S. Dotson (Ed.), D. Congdon-Martin (Ed.) Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture.  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2015.


Nails, glue and ‘A-ha’ moments.  Andre Gallant. Athens Banner-Herald, Sunday, November 24, 2013. Pp E1, E8.  


‘A-ha’ moments: Abraham Tesser builds furniture via eureka (with video).  OnlineAthens  http://onlineathens.com/slideshow/2013-11-23/ha-moments-abraham-tesser-builds-furniture-eureka#slide-1 . Posted by Andre Gallant, November 24, 2013.


OLLIs in Lyndon House Exhibition.  The OLLI Times.  April 2013, Vol. 10, # 5.  Pp 4-7.


Lamp sheds light on wonders of veneer.  The Cutting Edge with Abraham Tesser.  Woodshop News.  March 2011, Vol. XXV, #4.  Pp 28-31.


Craige Table, Hat Tree, Three S-Chairs in Snyder, J. B. (Ed.)  Wood Art Today 2.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2010, Pp 209-211.


A Pool Cue Stand.  American Woodturner, Feb., 2010, vol. 25, # 1, Pp 52-53.


Sliding Bench Jack Holds Boards on Edge at Any Height.  Fine Woodworking, Nov./Dec 2009, #208, P. 14.  (Award for Best Tip.)


Occasional Table, Pool Cue Stand, S-Chair, Jewish Star Table in Skinner, T.  (Ed.) Studio Furniture: Today's Leading Woodworkers.  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2009.  Pp 212-215.


Nature on his side.  Melissa Link.   Athens Magazine Vol. 20, #3, Pp. 58, 59, 61.  July-August, 2008.


Sculpted Chair 2.  The Oconee Leader, vol. 3, # 21, p. 1, May 22, 2008.


Tesser cue stand.  Inside Pool Magazine. Vol. VIII, #4, p. 32, 2008.


That’s one stand-up cue stand.   Pool and Billiards Magazine.  Vol. 26 (4), p. 38.  April, 2008.


The S-Chair.  Furniture Matters: A Periodic Forum of the Furniture Society, Summer 2007, p. 8.


Sculpted Chair 1.  Flagpole, Vol 17. , #16, April 23, 2

Teaching, demos, etc

On the Road to Chagall. Artist talk. Promise of the Porch: Fall Fete.  Material Culture and Arts Foundation. Bogart Ga. Oct. 3, 2019.


A Turning Trick for a Decorative Furniture Leg.  Workshop/Demo.  Apple Country Woodcrafters.  Hendersonville, NC, April 24, 2018.


The eSsence of a Chair: Adding Curves to Your Work.  Public lecture.  Apple Country Woodcrafters.  Hendersonville, NC, April 23, 2018.


Furniture Studio Tour.  Tour of Tesser Studio.  Osher Life Long Learning (OLLI) class.  Athens GA, September 18, 2017.


Make it Move: Mechanisms and Microprocessors.  Greenville Wood Worker’s Guild, Greenville S.C. July 10, 2017.


Introduction to Studio Furniture:  An Illustrated Talk.  Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville GA.  

Presented to :

-Osher Life Long Learning Institue (OLLI), Jan. 26, 2017

Talmadge Terrace Seniors Group, Feb 7, 2017.

-University of North Georgia, Art Appreciation class.  Feb. 2, 2017.

-University of Georgia Interior Design Graduate Students, Feb. 14, 2017

-Athens Newcomers Group, Feb. 14, 2014


Wood Works:  The Artists’ Perspective.  A Gallery Talk featuring Philip Moulthrop and Sabiha Mujtaba. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), Watkinsville GA.  January 28, 2017.


Animating Furniture: A Case Study. Osher Lifelong Learning Institue (OLLI), Luncheon talk, Athens GA.  March 15, 2016.


Make it Move:  Mechanisms and Microprocessors.  Athens Area Woodworkers.  Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA.  January 3, 2015.


On the Design and Construction of Furniture:  The Rabbi’s Table.  Lecture. Athens Area Woodworkers.  Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA.  Feb. 1 2014.


On the Design and Construction of Furniture:  The Rabbi’s Table.  Workshop for Congregation Children of Israel, Athens GA.  January, 8, 2014.


The Sawdust Seduction:  A Personal Account.  Guest presentation. Torch Club, Athens GA. Oct. 24, 2013


Studio Furniture Making. Guest Lecture, Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA.   April 9, 2013.


One Piece at a Time:  The Art of Studio Furniture.  Lecture, University of Georgia Retired Employees Association (UGAREA).  Athens GA.  Sept. 13, 2012.


How I Build a Rocking Chair.  Lecture demonstration.  Athens Hadassah.  Athens, GA May 2, 2012.


Studio Furniture:  A Maker’s Perspective.  Guest Lecture, Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA. April 5, 2012.


Class.  Osher Lifelong Learning OInstitue (OLLI), University of Georgia, October 17, 2011.


Sculpted Joints II: The Joinery of Sam Maloof.  Athens 

Area Woodworkers, Athens GA September 10, 2001.


Chairs:  A woodworker’s perspective.  Lecture.  Athens Area Woodworkers.  Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA.  Feb 5, 2011.


Studio Furniture:  A maker’s perspective.  Guest Lecture, Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Oct. 19, 2010.

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The Art of Veneer:  Decorating Wood with Wood.  Class.  Osher Lifelong Learning OInstitue (OLLI), University of Georgia, Athens GA.  Oct. 11, 2010.


Studio Furniture:  A maker’s perspective.  Guest Lecture, Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA.   April 1, 2010.


Appreciating Fine Woodworking.  Class. Learning in Retirement.   University of Georgia, Athens, GA. December 1, 2009.


Turning but not unwinding: A pool cue stand.  Classic City Woodturners, Athens GA.  Oct. 26, 2009.


Studio Furniture.  Guest Lecture.  Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  April 20, 2009.


Sculpting with a Table Saw.

Athens Area Woodworking Group.  Athens, GA.  April 4, 2009.


Joining Sculpted Parts 

Athens Area Woodworking Group , Athens, GA.  September 6, 2008


Furniture Design.  Athens Area Woodworking Club.  Athens, GA.  April 12, 2008.


Studio Furniture:  A maker’s perspective.  Guest Lecture, Furniture Design (ARID 3340), University of Georgia, Athens, GA March 5, 20008


Fine Woodworking: Appreciation of Construction and Design.  Class, Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 4, 11, 18, 2008.


Furniture Making with Abe Tesser.  Class, Learning in Retirement.  Athens GA.  Feb. 17, 2008.


Wood in Furniture:  A Personal View.  Athens  Area Woodworking Club.  Athens, GA.  September 15, 2007 


The Art of Crafting Furniture: A Personal View Congregation Children of Israel, Athens GA  Feb. 11, 2007


Some Personal Notes on the Art of Crafting Furniture. Torch Club, Athens, GA .  March 23, 2006