This cooperative venture between PRITAM & EAMES and The Gallery at Somes Sound began in 2015, making Mount Desert Island a destination for anyone who loves beautifully made studio furniture by craftsman who influenced the studio furniture movement dating back to the 1960's.
In 1981, Warren and Bebe Johnson opened PRITAM & EAMES in East Hampton, NY, featuring work by world class artist-craftsmen like Wendell Castle, Judy Kensley McKie, Garry Knox Bennett, among many others. They were instrumental in the founding of The Furniture Society, serving on the board of directors from 1998 to 2004 and in 2014 were the Honorees of The Furniture Society's Award of Distinction. Over the years, the Johnsons contributed to the growing body of literature around the decorative arts field which led to the publication of their book, Speaking of Furniture: Conversations with 14 American Masters [The Artist Book Foundation, 2013].
The Gallery at Somes Sound is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Maine Prison Outreach Program organized by The American Furniture Masters Institute (AFMI). Recently, through the efforts of Brian Reid and other Maine members of AFMI, they have been given the opportunity to create a fine woodworking program in the Maine State Prison.
Being an Acadia Centennial Partner, The Gallery at Somes Sound continues the long-standing tradition of educating, stimulating and encouraging the American people, through fine art and visual culture...