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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.

Tom Moser hosts SUNY Geneseo Alum at our DC Showroom

  
  
  

Tom ('60) & Mary Moser hosted the folks from his alma mater, SUNY Geneseo, at our DC Showroom on Nov. 4th. The event gave DC alumni and friends the chance to get together, share old stories, try out the furniture and taste wine from world-class Sommelier Joseph Carr '82.

Here are a few snapshots from the evening, with hosts Tom & Mary Moser in the center.

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Thanks to everyone at SUNY for making it such a special night!

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!

Check out our DC Showroom's neighbor, Georgetown Cupcake, in their new series on TLC!

  
  
  

Tune in to TLC on Friday, July 16th at 10 PM (ET/PT) for the premier of DC CUPCAKES, featuring our DC's Showrooms' neighbor, Georgetown Cupcake. (they are directly across the street, so we can vouch for the fact that they are a hotspot!)

Here is a little blurb from TLC on the new series: TLC's Summer slate just got sweeter with the arrival of DC CUPCAKES, the latest treat in the network's growing menu of food themed programming. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Friday, July 16 at 10 PM (ET/PT), the six-part series follows sisters and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake, a small cupcakery that they've transformed into a sweeping success.

Sophie and Katherine risked their life savings and traded high power careers in fashion and finance to pursue their passion for baking and their lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Armed with their grandmother's recipes and strong family support, the sisters opened Georgetown Cupcake on Valentine's Day 2008. To their surprise, the shop became an overnight sensation and now sells more than 5,000 cupcakes a day.

DC CUPCAKES shares the recipe to Sophie and Katherine's sweet success, following their journey as they navigate the challenges and rewards of building a booming cupcake business. Each half-hour episode goes beyond the frosting to capture the behind-the-scenes drama in their fast paced, family-owned bakery. From baking and decorating thousands of gourmet cupcakes a day, to meeting tight deadlines for discerning clientele, to securing large projects such as fundraisers, festivals and weddings, there is never a dull moment with this sister duo. Mixing in their Mother ("Mommy") -- who plays a big part in running the family business -- adds to the chaos and family drama. The other staff members are as colorful as their cupcake creations--their small workspace, sprinkled with the high volume of business, leads to family bickering and staff tension that has more icing flying through the air than on the cupcakes.

shown above: Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne.


 

 

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.

above: Late Afternoon, Midtown Manhattan by Linda Press

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. 

 



 


Take Flight with David and Pam Moser in Georgetown and New York

  
  
  

We invite you to an intimate reception featuring David Moser, his wife and Accredited Space Agent Pamela Hurley-Moser of Hurley Travel Experts and Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic, the first commercial spaceline.

Receptions will be held at our Washington, DC showroom on Thursday, January 21st and our New York Showroom on Friday, January 22nd.

Pam and Stephen just returned from the unveiling of SpaceShipTwo (shown above) in Mojave, California where history was made. They were among a heady crowd that included the visionary aerospace engineer and system designer Burt Rutan, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, the entire Scaled Composites team, about 170 future astronauts with confirmed reservations ... and of course the Accredited Space Agents who are escorting these pioneering clients into a new era in tourism.

Come learn how you can be part of this legacy and join the privileged few that have seen the Earth from space...

DATES

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at our Washington, DC Showroom

Friday, January 22, 2010 at our New York Showroom  

TIME

(both locations) 5:00pm to 8:00pm (presentation at 6:30pm)  

RSVP

Washington, DC (Thu 1/21): 202-338-4292 or DCShowroom@ThosMoser.com

New York (Fri 1/22): 212-753-7005 or NewYorkShowroom@ThosMoser.com

To learn more, CLICK HERE to visit Pam Hurley-Moser's website devoted to space travel.

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!

Photos from the field...

  
  
  

Our showrooms have been busy this season hosting everything from artist events to holiday decorating workshops.

Here are some quick snapshots from a few recent events...

Our DC Showroom hosted a Holiday Craft Event, held this past weekend, which included spreads of fine chocolates, handmade wooden bowls, beautiful pottery, textiles and more.

Our Boston showroom partnered with acclaimed photographer Eric Roth to celebrate and showcase the best of Boston's architectural landscapes...

 

Our Chicago Showroom's holiday decorating workshop this past weekend was a great success, thanks to the designers from STUDY Color & Design. The showroom looks beautiful and is decked for the holidays...

The showrooms are constantly planning new events, so if you missed any of these events and want to know when the next one is, sign up to join our email list. You'll receive exclusive online-only offers, advance notice of new design introductions, and invitations to local events via email. Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the holiday season at our DC showroom!

  
  
  

Our DC showroom is hosting a couple of upcoming events this month to help you prepare for the holidays, all while supporting worthy causes this holiday season!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th



We are pleased to welcome local artisans Phil Brown, Suzanne Crane, Ted Curtis, Kirke Martin, Paige Hathaway Thorn, Brent Rourke, and Chocolaterie Wanders for a special holiday open house/craft event on Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th during store hours.

10% of the proceeds from the goods sold during this event will benefit Georgetown Ministries and their cause to help feed the homeless in Georgetown.

For details about this event, please contact the showroom.

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Also, this month...
TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY EVENT
Friday, December 18th

Please join our Toys for Tots drive on Friday, December 18th in our Georgetown showroom for a night of holiday festivity, including a Toys for Tots drive, food, drink, and more.

Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots and be entered to win a Desk Clock (value $350).

WHEN:
Friday, Dec. 18th from 5pm-7pm
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP requested (please contact the showroom for more info).

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