PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
John D. Mineck was a past President of The Society of Arts and Crafts Board of Trustees and a beloved member of Boston's cultural community. The John D. Mineck Foundation was created in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts that reflected Mineck's interests and values. His skills as a fine furniture maker were a result of passion, dedication and the guidance of a well-known furniture artist. Without that guidance, Mineck would not have realized his capabilities.
In an effort to support the art that Mineck loved and the people who make it, the Foundation created a fellowship to encourage and support a "young-in-career" furniture artist with the financial assistance to help them succeed in their journey. The fellowship has been designed to help support a talented furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop their own skills, make the transition to independence and/or make a significant transition in their career.
image: Bart Niswonger (2011 Mineck Fellow), Green Cabinet, ash with cast urethane panels, paint, 42 x 17 x 35 inches, 2008