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Tom Moser sculpts more than wood furniture

  
  
  

Tom has been sculpting furniture and working with wood for as long as he can remember. It wasn't until recently that he started working with a different medium, clay, in a more substantial way. In Tom's words, "Unlike wood, fashioning clay is both additive and subtractive ― correcting mistakes and editing are more easily done."

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Tom started working on a sculpture, while spending the early winter months of 2010 in La Belle, Florida. His neighbor there inspired his first creation, Bella, named after their ideal setting.

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Bella is a life-size replication of his neighbor, perched on a granite base and cast in bronze at a local forge. The bronze statue weighs in at 140 lbs and is suitable for interior or exterior placement. The bronze will develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Tom's first prototype of Bella is located at his home in Maine, but he has since created a limited run of twenty that he is selling. Our showrooms in Los Angeles, Boston and Washington, DC are proud to each have the sculpture in their presence. For more information or pricing, please call your local showroom or our Customer Care Center at (800) 862-1973.

Overature to a New Season at our Los Angeles Showroom

  
  
  

Our LA Showroom hosted a string quartet from the Culver City Symphony Orchestra this past week in celebration of the Orchestra's upcoming season.

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Thanks to the 80+ people who attended the event and the fabulous quartet, which provided beautiful music all evening.

Be sure to visit our LA Showroom in November for two more exciting events:

November 4th - Coastal Plein Air, featuring works by Marcia Burtt and Patricia Doyle

November 10th - Camerata Pacifica, an evening of Chopin with pianist Adam Neiman

Visit our website for more information on these and other upcoming events.

 

Coming to a showroom near you!

  
  
  

It's been a busy summer of events and the fun doesn't end there as our showrooms continue to partner with some fabulous musicians, artists and artisans this fall.  We invite you to check out what's happening at your local Thos. Moser showroom!

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SHOWROOMS NATIONWIDE!
Celebrate American Craft Week
October 2nd-3rd (Saturday & Sunday during showroom hours)
Join us as we celebrate the wonders of American Craft from coast to coast. Cabinetmakers from our shop in Maine will be at each of our six showrooms to give demonstrations, answer questions, and join in a celebration of all things craft. Contact your local showroom for a list of featured local artisans and crafters.

BOSTON
Where Heaven Meets Earth/Experiences of the Sacred in Nature
October 7th (5-7:30pm)

Our Boston Showroom has partnered with Canvas Fine Arts to bring artist Carol Dearborn to the showroom for a talk and presentation.

LOS ANGELES
The Scale of Art with Bradford Stewart
October 8th (6-9pm)
We are pleased to have the former composer, professional musician and abstract painter, Bradford Stewart, at our Los Angeles Showroom.

FREEPORT
Islands and Sirens
October 14th (6-8:00pm)

Join us in Freeport as we celebrate new works from Tom Curry and Brian Mark.

NEW YORK CITY
The Best of ebo Gallery
October 16th (5-7pm)

Our New York Showroom, along with ebo Gallery, team up to bring you works from contemporary artists Paul Binnie, Keiko Hara and Takuji Kubo.

LOS ANGELES
Overture to a New Season
October 23rd (6-9pm)
Join us in Los Angeles for an evening to celebrate and support the Culver City Symphony Orchestra.

Please contact your local showroom for more information on upcoming events!

Thos. Moser presents a full slate of showroom events this month

  
  
  

Thos Moser Showroom Events Sept-10

Our showrooms nationwide have partnered with the finest artists, wineries and musicians to bring you a variety of uniquely wonderful events this month. Please visit our website or contact your local showroom to request more information or RSVP for an event. We hope you can join us!

FREEPORT
Women Artists in Maine
September 9th (6-8:30pm)

Join us in Freeport as we celebrate notable Maine artists including Michele Dangelo, Judy Taylor, Mary Ruth Hedstrom, Anne Ireland and Lynn Travis to name a few.

BOSTON
Random Moments with Artist Ilene Richard
September 9th (5-7:30pm)

Ilene Richard’s paintings depict everyday people in a wide variety of activities, relationships and settings. Her works tell stories that speak volumes without her ever having to say a word.
*Also worth noting: Our Boston Showroom will host J Ross Wines on September 22nd for a special wine tasting you won’t want to miss.

NEW YORK CITY
Changing Planes: new works from artist Linda Press
September 13th (5-7pm)

Linda Press brings her solo show to our New York Showroom and presents paintings of architectural forms seen from unusual perspectives.

SOUTHAMPTON
Open through September!
Thanks to the wonderful response we have had in Southampton, we’ve extended our summer location into the fall. Stop in today, and watch for announcements of the special events we are planning in Southampton!

WASHINGTON , DC
Art & Wine with Gary Conway and Carmody McKnight Winery
September 16th (6-8pm)

Thos. Moser and Calloway Fine Arts invite you to a wine tasting & exhibit reception in our Georgetown Showroom, celebrating the works of artist Gary Carmody Conway and fine wines from his winery, Carmody McKnight Winery.

LOS ANGELES
Camerata Pacifica: SpeakEasy II - Marimba in Good Company
September 15th (6-9pm)

A delight for the senses in our Los Angeles Showroom as percussionist Ji Hye Jung performs on her Marimba, with friends, Flautist and Artistic Director Adrian Spence and Principal Violinist Catherine Leonard.

SAN FRANCISCO
Art Event with Rita Sklar
September 23rd (4-7pm)

Join our San Francisco Showroom for a special artist opening with Rita Sklar. Rita's recent body of works builds on her ongoing exploration of urban and natural life using watercolors and mixed media.

Join us in September for some exciting events at our showrooms nationwide!

  
  
  

Looking for something fun to do in September?

Our showrooms nationwide have been busy all summer (while everyone else has been at the beach!) partnering with the finest artists, wineries and musicians to bring you a plethora of events this fall!

Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening in your neck of the woods:

FREEPORT
Women Artists in Maine- September 9th (6-8:30pm)

Join us as we celebrate notable Maine artists Michele Dangelo, Judy Taylor, Mary Ruth Hedstrom, Anne Ireland, Lynn Travis, Liz Armstrong, Missy Asen, Michele Clarke, Susan Williams and Debra Yoo.

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(above: Waiting, oil on canvas, 36" x 36", by Michele Dangelo)


BOSTON

Random Moments with Artist Ilene Richard
- September 9th (5-7:30pm)
Ilene Richard’s paintings depict everyday people in a wide variety of activities, relationships and settings. Her works tell stories that speak volumes without her ever having to say a word.
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(above: The Opening, acrylic on canvas, by Ilene Richard)


NEW YORK

Changing Planes: new works from artist Linda Press - September 13th (5-7pm)

Our New York Showroom welcomes Linda Press. Linda's solo show, Changing Planes, presents paintings of architectural forms seen from unusal perspectives. Contact our NY Showroom for more info.
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(above: NYC Blossom by Linda Press)


LOS ANGELES

Camerata Pacifica: SpeakEasy II - Marimba in Good Company

September 15th (6-9pm)

Join Camerata Pacifica percussionist Ji Hye Jung is back with her Marimba, but this time with friends, Flautist and Artistic Director Adrian Spence and Principal Violinist Catherine Leonard. This event is a delight for the senses!
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WASHINGTON, DC

Art & Wine with GaryCarmody Conway and Carmody McKnight Winery - September 16th (6-8pm)

Thos. Moser and Calloway Fine Arts invite you to a wine tasting & exhibit reception in our Georgetown Showroom celebrating the works of artist Gary Carmody Conway and fine wines from his winery, Carmody McKnight Winery, which he owns with wife Marian.
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(above: 101 by Gary Conway)


SAN FRANCISCO
Art Event with Rita Sklar - September 23rd (4-7pm)

Join our San Francisco Showroom for a special artist opening with Rita Sklar. Rita's recent body of works builds on her ongoing exploration of urban and natural life using watercolors and mixed media. Rita's work will be on display through November 16th.
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(above: Vanishing Snowy Plover by Rita Sklar)

Please contact your local showroom or visit us online to learn more about events we have coming up this fall. We look forward to seeing you!

Celebrate Summer with Thos. Moser in Los Angeles

  
  
  

 
Join us this Thurdsday, July 22nd from 5-8pm
as we continue our Twilight Thursdays series at our
Los Angeles Showroom in Culver City

Special events include:
- live music
- a film series in the courtyard
- wine tasting from select wineries 

Thos. Moser is pleased to present these complimentary wine tastings at our Los Angeles Showroom in partnership with 4Play Wine Consultants. This week features wonderful Pinot Noir from California & Oregon. The tastings are part of the Twilight Thursday series in the courtyard of the historic Helms Bakery Building. Stop by and enjoy some fabulous wines!

CLICK HERE to download a tasting notes sheet with details about this week's featured wineries and selected wines.

UPCOMING TASTING SCHEDULE:
7/22: Pinot Noir
7/29: Best of the tastings!

For more information:
Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom
8705 Washington Blvd. (Helms Building)
Culver City, CA 90232
t: 310-204-5726
e: lashowroom@thosmoser.com

Visit our showrooms for some exciting events this spring!

  
  
  

Our showrooms have been busy planning a slew of events for April and we invite you to stop in and check them out! If you'd like more info, please join our mailing list to receive advance notice of offers and events.

Here is a quick list with links to our website where you can findmore info...

Freeport
Join us for a Maine Art & Design Dinner at the Harraseeket Inn on Thursday, April 8th

Thos. Moser is pleased to present a dinner with five maine artists and designers:

  • Alex Carleton, clothing designer,
  • Tracy Davis, interior designer,
  • Eric Hopkins, artist,
  • Jill Hoy, artist,
  • david moser, furniture designer

Please join us for a private dinner with the artists and designers at the Harraseeket Inn.

Thursday, April 8th
6:30pm until 9:00pm
162 Main Street, Freeport
Dinner is $100pp- RSVP to 800.708.9041

Boston
Our Boston showroom invites you on Thursday, April 8th (from 6-8pm) to a reception with artist Fran Mackay, who is represented by Boston's Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.

This one woman show, entitled Still Life - Alive, showcases more than twenty-five of Fran's oil paintings and some small wood panels. A portion of proceeds from art sales that evening will benefit Women of Means, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Roseanne Means that sends teams of volunteer doctors and nurses into shelters to provide free medical care to women in need.

Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street
(Located between Newbury and Boylston Streets)

Also in Boston this month:
The Jackson Laboratory and Thos. Moser cordially invite you to...

Art, Science & Improving Lives

Please join us at the Boston showroom for an evening reception on Thursday, April 15th. Assistant Professor Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., from The Jackson Laboratory, will discuss her cancer stem cell research.


April 15, 2010
5pm to 8pm

To RSVP to either event or for more info, please call the showroom at 617.224.1245

Washington, DC
Please join us on Friday, April 16th for a reception with artist Linda Press, who is represented by Georgetown's Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

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Linda Press paints appealing and intriguing cityscapes from Europe and the United States. Linda's art has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., as well as other major cities in the United States, and has been selected for National Exhibitions of Contemporary American Artists.

WHEN:
Friday, April 16th from 5-8pm

WHERE:
Thos. Moser DC Showroom
3300 M Street NW
(corner of M & 33rd Streets)

To RSVP or for more info, please call the showroom at 202.338.4292.

Los Angeles

Join the Los Angeles Showroom on Tuesday, April 13th for a celebratory evening with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as we announce the winners of the first-ever Thos. Moser Student Design Challenge. A special People's Choice Award will be determined at the awards ceremony by popular vote, so join us and help determine the winner!

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 13
6pm - 8pm

WHERE:
Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom
8705 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

RSVP:
310-204-5726

Be sure to visit our website for the latest updates and showroom happenings. 

 



 


Special Showroom Events Coming in January

  
  
  

Our showrooms are busy planning events for 2010 and have partnered with some amazing people, from artists, authors, non-profits, wineries, designers, to chocolate makers and more.

To jump start the New Year, here are a few events taking place in the showrooms this January:

Boston

The busy staff at our Boston showroom will be hosting a special reception with artists Steven Silver and Greg Spitzer on Thursday, January 7th (5pm-8pm). A portion of proceeds from the sales of art that evening will benefit The Friends of the Public Garden.

The American Library Association will be holding its 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston the weekend of January 15th-18th. Our showroom will be hosting a small mixer on Sunday, January 17th for attendees in town for the show.

Contact the Boston showroom for additional info on these and other upcoming events.

 

Washington, DC

Our DC showroom is hosting a reception with painter Stephen Day  on Friday, January 8th (6pm-8pm). Stephen is a self taught painter whose works range from waterscapes, abstracts, to bird portraits and finds his subject matter from his extensive domestic and international travel.

Shown above: Chesapeake Mirage IV by Stephen Day

Contact the DC showroom for more info.

 

Freeport

Our Freeport showroom invites you to a reception with renowned artists Eric Hopkins and Jill Hoy on Thursday, January 28th (6pm-8:30pm), and an ongoing group exhibition including new work by Tom Curry, Michele Dangelo and Gifford Ewing. Also introducing the work of Portland artist, Debra Yu. This show will be on display through March 31, 2010.

Contact our Freeport showroom for more info and to RSVP for the event.

 

Los Angeles

Our LA showroom, along with Faraci Art + Design, invites you to Fluidity: a reception in our Los Angeles showroom on Saturday, January 30th (from 5-8pm), featuring works from artists Bryan Ida, Lindsey Nobel and Christopher Stokes. These three artists utilize a free-form paint medium to create flowing imagery and organic texture.

Visit the showroom page on our website for more info on upcoming events!

Set decorators gather at Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom

  
  
  

Our Los Angeles Showroom recently played host to the SDSA (Set Decorators Society of America) annual holiday party. We were excited to be able to introduce our work to those responsible for creating the environments we see on TV and in the movies.

Thank you to the SDSA for selecting our showroom for their holiday gathering, and to the wonderful partners that work with them on TV and movie sets and helped make this event special, including Eclipse-Worldwide, Aah Inspiring Balloons, Dr. Christmas Rents, Tic Tock Couture Florals, Classic Party Rentals, Skinny Dog Design Group, and Lamp Expo. The event also supported the Spark of Love toy drive.

Many of the set decorators who attended were unfamiliar with Thos. Moser, but a few had worked with us in the past.

One particular woman told a story of a Thos. Moser Pencil Post Bed she wanted to purchase for a movie set that she was decorating years ago. Given the temporary nature of movie set, the producer thought the bed was just too expensive to purchase, so she agreed to buy the bed from the producer after the shoot (at a substantial discount) if he would purchase the bed for the film. He agreed, and she has enjoyed the bed every night since then.

The night of the party she was so very excited to see the same Pencil Post Bed on our showroom floor! After talking to her about how the bed was made and showing her that each woodworker signs each piece, she was going to go home and tear her bed apart looking for the woodworker's signature.

You may be interested to know that Thos. Moser is no stranger to film and TV. In 2004, our furniture was featured extensively in "The Notebook", the movie adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks book starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. More recently, the award-winning (yet short-lived) TV drama "Commander In Chief" used our furniture in the show's version of the White House (CLICK HERE to watch the TV news story that ran about it here in Maine).

Other film credits for Moser furniture include "Bicentennial Man" with Robin Williams, "Braveheart" with Mel Gibson, "Waiting to Exhale" with Whitney Houston, "Taking Lives" with Angelina Jolie, "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and "Not So Big House" with Sarah Susanka.

In addition to "Commander in Chief", Moser furniture has been seen on TV in such shows as "This Old House", "The Price Is Right" (way back in 1984, Episode 914), "Simply Ming" with Ming Tsai, "Nash Bridges", and "Maine in Maine".

Thanks again to the SDSA, we look forward to working with your members for many years to come!

Join Tom Moser in Culver City tomorrow, Nov. 14

  
  
  
  
 
Thos. Moser invites you to our Los Angeles showroom in Culver City for an open house with host Tom Moser.
 
Help in the fight against hunger!  We will donate 5% of all sales in Culver City this weekend to support the Los Angeles Mission. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items all weekend to benefit the Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless.

Events on Saturday, 11/14:

- Open house from 12pm-5pm

- Chair-making demo from 12pm-2pm

- Design talk with Tom Moser at 3pm

- Tom will sign copies of his book, Artistry in Wood, following his talk.

- Furniture repair 101 from 4pm-5pm

- Canned food drive to benefit the Los Angeles Mission all weekend. Please bring your non-perishable food donation to benefit the Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless.

RSVP (seating is limited for the design talk):

Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom

8705 Washington Boulevard (Helms Bakery Building)

Culver City, CA 90232

p: 310-204-5726

e: lashowroom@thosmoser.com

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