This $500 award to an exhibitor in the Sonoma County Art Museum’s annual Artistry in Wood exhibit of the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association is one of the Foundation’s ways to focus on the Krenov legacy of craftsmanship in woodworking. Judges pay serious attention to detail and sensitivity to material — wood as the driving force within the selected piece, as well as a respectful interpretation of archetypes from the past. The Sonoma County Woodworkers Krenov Foundation award also serves to educate others about the Foundation’s mission and values about the craft of fine woodworking.

Derek Taylor is the winner of the 2016 Krenov Award at the Sonoma County Woodworkers ' Artistry in Wood show for his piece 'Local Motif.'

The award of $500 was made at the Sonoma County Museum on September 14. The judges were very impressed with the impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, and the way the grain of the elm was the driving factor in the slightly asymmetrical curve of the top of the table. Derek made the table while a second year student at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program.

This year's judges were Paul Reiber and Laura Mays on behalf of The Krenov Foundation, and Greg Zall, the 2105 winner of the award.


Below is a video from the 2015 Award, explaining the criteria and why Greg Zall's piece was chosen.