Workshop at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Summer 2016
Co-taught a workshop, "Embracing CNC Technology", with friend and colleague (and former student) Adam Rogers. 2-week intensive hands-on experience .
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Workshop 2012, 2014 and 2016
Rich taught an intensive one-week workshop this past summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. This intensive workshop explored the creative potential of the CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. Students learned through hands-on practical experience. The goal of the workshop was to demystify the CNC process and explore ways in which it can become another powerful tool in the designer/makers repertoire. It addressed the technology's range from a valuable tool used in mass production to one capable of more intimate forms of personal self-expression.
Cheongju Internationale Biennale Advisory Committee
Rich was invited to become a member of the Cheongju Internationale Biennale Advisory Committee. This honor included an invitation to attend the 2011 Biennale in September and participate in the accompanying symposium.
Rich will be exhibiting in the "Anniversary Exhibition" at Pritam and Eames Gallery in Easthampton, NY. The exhibition opens May 28, 2010 and runs through June 29.
Rich will be exhibiting in the "Six Degrees of Separation" Exhibition, a juried exhibition held in conjunction with the Furniture Society Conference in Boston, MA.
The exhibition will be June 10-30, 2010 and will be located in the Compton Gallery at MIT.
2009 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Finalist
Rich was selected as a finalist for this award. All finalists were part of a group exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition will continue on to several other national venues. Catalog available.
In 1997, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft was established. The biennial award, which is given in conjunction with a catalogue and juried exhibition at SCC, is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of SCC and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for many decades.