Tom McFadden

P.O. Box 162 - Philo, CA 95466 - (707) 895-3606   -



1965 BA -San Francisco State University, English Lit Major, Journalism Minor


1963 to Present Self-Employment in Furniture Design and Construction
1995 to 1997 Navarro Vineyards, Philo, CA., Cabinetmaking and General Carpentry
1978 to 2002 Woodworking Instructor, Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA.
1972 to 1973 Creative Woodcraft Supply, Greenville, OH. Custom Office Furniture
1967 Leslie Stone Enterprises, Forest Knolls, CA., Foreman of Shop
1966 Fairfax Lumber Co., Fairfax, CA., Custom Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
1965 Hardwood Design, San Rafael, CA., Production of Office Furniture

Professional Exhibitions

2011 Marin Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
2010 Mill Valley Arts Festival, Mill Valley, CA
1995 American Craft Enterprises, Baltimore, MD
1995 California Contemporary Crafts, San Francisco, Pasadena, & Santa Monica.
1994 Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair, Bellevue, WA..
1992 Baulines Crafts Guild, University of California Museum at Blackhawk, CA.
1992 American Craft Enterprises, Baltimore, MD.
1992 Baulines Crafts Guild, "California Design ‘92" San Francisco, CA.
1991 American Craft Enterprises, Baltimore, MD. & San Francisco, CA.
1991 Baulines Crafts Guild, "California Design ‘91" San Francisco, CA.
1990 American Craft Enterprises, Baltimore, MD.
1990 Sonoma County Woodworkers, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA.
1989 Baulines Crafts Guild, "Design ‘89" San Francisco, CA.
1988 Baulines Craftsman’s Guild "American Crafts Design- ‘88" San Francisco, CA.
1985 Baulines Craftsman’s Guild "Design ‘85" San Francisco, CA.
1984 Baulines Craftsman’s Guild Exhibition at the CA. Crafts Museum, SF.,CA.
1976 to 1985 Annual Mendocino Woodworker’s Association Exhibitions, Mendocino, CA.
1982 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.. Gallery Show
1979 Woodworking Exhibition at The Sea Ranch, Sonoma County, CA.
1978 Mendocino Woodworker’s Guild, County Museum, Willits, CA.
1971 Richmond Art Center, "Bay Area Wood" Richmond, CA.
1969 to 1971 Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Marin County, CA.


2003 to Present Dovetail Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
1996 to 2000 delMano Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

1991 to 1998 Southern Expressions, Pisgah Forest, NC.
1991 to 1993 Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA.
1991 to 1997 City Woods, Highland Park, IL.
1990 Walter White, Carmel, CA.
1989 to 1999 The Real Mother Goose, Portland, Oregon
1988 to 1993 Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
1988 to 1989 Artisan‘s Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

1987 Northwind Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
1986 to Present The Wood Gallery, Newport, OR.
1985 to 1987 Legends Gallery, Seattle, WA.
1985 to 2000 The Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA
1985 to 1987 Los Robles Galleries, Palo Alto, CA.
1984 to 2000 Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Sausalito, CA.
1981 to 1983 The Signature Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1981 Gallery Fair, Mendocino, CA.
1979 Zosaku Gallery, Walnut Square, Berkeley, CA.
1977 to Present Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA.
1972 to 1973 Dovetail Gallery, Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA.


1998 "Woodwork" Issue # 50 "Paul Reiber" & "Inspiration and Process"
1996 "Woodwork" Issue #42 "Shipping Your Work"
1995 "Woodwork" Issue #36 "Highlight Gallery’s Annual Exhibit of Fine
Woodworking" & "Making and Installing String Inlay"
1995 "Woodwork" Issue #35 "Where Engineering, Art and Woodworking Meet:
Michael Cullen" & "Cross-Cutting Boat"
1995 "Woodwork" Issue #33 "Eijler Hjorth-Westh" & "Hjorth-Westh Making a
Scraper Plane" & "Hjorth-Westh, Yachtsman’s Ducks"
1994 "Woodwork" Issue # 29, Feature Article on Tom McFadden by Deborah Upshaw & "Sea Shell Pulls," by Tom McFadden
1982 "Fine Woodworking" Issue 32 "Oval Boxes"
1981 Goodfellow Catalog #3 - (Included in the Catalog)
1977 Goodfellow Catalog #2 - (Included in the Catalog)



Joinery Methods

Artist's Statement

Works in Progress


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